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One Bar Magicka Necromancer DPS Build

One Bar Magicka Necromancer DPS

A flexible One Bar Magicka Necromancer DPS Build for Solo and Group PVE! The Build offers different setups for a Trial and a no Trial gear approach. It is also using the Oakensoul Ring Mythic Item to boost its damage and capabilities! Thanks to the buffs from this ring, we can focus only on offensive skills and achieve great damage with this one bar build!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Necromancer Beginner Guide.

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Magicka Necromancer Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Necromancer Builds page.

Table of Contents

Armor Sets

One piece of Slimecraw to boost Critical Chance.

(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths: Strong Frost damage based Trial Set. You can replace it with Frostbite for a no Trial gear setup. Law of Julianos is a great Beginner alternative.

Medusa: Good Magicka DPS Set that boosts Spell Critical and Critical Damage.

Oakensoul Ring: Provides several valuable Buffs.

Sets Location

Slimecraw: Veteran Wayrest Sewers I, Maj Al-Ragath

(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths: (Veteran)Dreadsail Reef Trial

Medusa: Arx Corinium Dungeon

Oakensoul Ring: Antiquities Reward

Frostbite: Blackwood, Overland

Law of Julianos: Wrothgar, Crafted

HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Legs(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceOrder's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOrder's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponOrder's WrathDaggerNirnhonedFlame Damage
One Hand WeaponOrder's WrathDaggerChargedPoison

No Trial Gear Setup

For a No Trial Gear Setup that you can use in both Solo or Group PVE, replace Whorl of the Depths with Frostbite. For a weapon use a Frost Staff with the Precise Trait and a Frost Damage enchantment, so you can have Frost Reach as your spammable and benefit from the armor Set.


 Front Bar
Skill 1Avid Boneyard
Skill 2Ricochet Skull/Frost Reach
Skill 3Skeletal Arcanist
Skill 4Stalking Blastbones
Skill 5Mystic Siphon/Spirit Guardian
Ultimate SkillGlacial Colossus

Avid Boneyard: Frost AOE damage skill that allows us to use our own synergy to deal more damage and heal ourselves.

Ricochet Skull/Frost Reach: Main skill & spammable.

Skeletal Arcanist: Undead minion that assists with shock attacks. Also creates a corpse on death.

Stalking Blastbones: Great offensive skill that also creates a corpse.

Mystic Siphon: Deals good shock damage but also restores Magicka. Essential skill for DPS and sustain that passively increases damage when slotted. Replace with Spirit Guardian for Solo gameplay.

Glacial Colossus: Powerful Frost damage Ultimate.

Passive Skills

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
  • Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points


Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Fighting Finesse, Backstabber

Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest

Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)


Slottable Stars: Siphoning Spells, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance


We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet and Essence of Magicka/Tri-Stat Potions.


Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Thief.


High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.


Summon Skeletal Arcanist, attack with Stalking Blastbones, Avid Boneyard, Ricochet Skull/Frost Reach, Stalking Blastbones, Ricochet Skull, Mystic Siphon, Stalking Blastbones. Keep attacking with Ricochet Skull/Frost Reach and re casting Avid Boneyard, Skeletal Arcanist, Mystic Siphon when necessary. Use Stalking Blastbones after every two skills!

Use Avid Boneyard’s synergy and your Ultimate when ready, always Light Attack before every skill to boost damage.

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