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Magicka Dragonknight PVE

Fireheart is a close combat Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build in ESO, relying on strong flame DOT damage. The unique nature of the Magicka Dragonknight and its many flame based attacks, make Fireheart a fun and potent class to use. Fireheart is an excellent option for players that like the idea of creating a Fire Mage and destroying enemies with strong fire based attacks in close combat! Below you can find different setups depending on the type of content you wish to complete, the difficulty and the gear you wish to wear!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Dragonknight Beginner Guide. For a Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build, you can take a look at Venomous. If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Magicka Dragonknight Solo Build. You can find more Builds in the Dragonknight Builds page.

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Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build Setup

The Build offers different setups, depending on the difficulty of the content you wish to complete but also the gear you wish to wear! Below you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using Trial gear and it aims to achieve the best damage possible. You can also wear (Perfected) Mantle of Siroria or (Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania instead of (Perfected)Whorl of the Depths.

HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsMedium/LightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
StaffPillar of NirnInfernoPreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing WallInfernoInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

No-Trial Gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content. This setup is perfect if you do not wish to farm Trials for specific Armor Sets.

HeadZaanLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersZaanLightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ChestBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceSilks of the SunJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingSilks of the SunJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingSilks of the SunJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
StaffSilks of the SunFlamePreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/Silks of the SunFlameInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a Magicka Dragonknight early in the game!

HeadIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningPreciseFlame/Shock Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build

Skills for Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but can also help you complete Solo content!

Molten WhipBurning EmbersEngulfing FlamesFlames of Oblivion/CauterizeDegenerationFlawless Dawnbreaker
EruptionUnstable Wall of ElementsBarbed TrapScalding RuneSpell SymmetryStandard of Might
  • Molten Whip(Lava Whip): Our spammable and a very important skill for the build, thanks to its Seething Fury passive.
  • Burning Embers(Searing Strike): Strong Flame DOT offensive skill that also works as our only self-heal.
  • Engulfing Flames(Fiery Breath): Another good flame DOT skill that makes enemies vulnerable to our fire damage.
  • Flames of Oblivion(Inferno): A nice support offensive skill that attacks nearby enemies. You can replace it with the Cauterize(Inferno) morph for Solo content.
  • Degeneration(Entropy): Strong offensive skill that also boosts damage.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Our secondary Ultimate. It buffs damage and deals great direct and DOT damage.
  • Eruption(Ash Cloud): Strong AOE-DOT Fire skill
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great Fire AOE damage skill.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Scalding Rune(Fire Rune): Strong Fire DOT skill that helps with our DPS.
  • Spell Symmetry(Equilibrium): Sustain ability.
  • Standard of Might(Dragonknight Standard): Our main Ultimate.

Passive Skills for Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Dragonknight Build.

  • 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 for Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.


  • Slottable Stars: Master-at-Arms, Deadly Aim, Wrathful Strikes, Fighting Finesse
  • 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, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)


  • Slottable Stars: Celerity, Fortified, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch and Essence of Weapon/Spell Power as Potions.

Info for Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build

Several important info for the Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build. What Mundus to use, the best race for the build and how to assign your attribute points.

Attribute Points

All points to Magicka

Mundus Stone

The Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is best for Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton is the best Race for a DPS focused Build. Any Race with Magicka bonuses can work well though. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation for Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build

This is a more dynamic rotation where you cast your spammable and re cast the other abilities/DoTs when necessary! Drink a potion, cast Flames of Oblivion, set your Barbed Trap, attack with Eruption, Unstable Wall of Elements, Scalding Rune and switch bars. Continue with Engulfing Flames, Degeneration, Burning Embers, Molten Whip as your spammable. Keep attacking with Molten Whip and re cast the other abilities when necessary. Use Spell Symmetry if you need to restore Magicka. Use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost your damage!

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