Powerful Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build for ESO – Fireheart

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Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build ESO

Fireheart is a powerful Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build, for Solo and Group PVE in ESO! The Build relies on strong Flame damage and Burning Status Effect. The unique nature of the Magicka Dragonknight and its fire based attacks, make Fireheart a fun and potent class to use. Fireheart is an excellent Build for players that want to create a Fire Mage and fire based attacks in close combat to destroy their enemies!

This Magdk PVE Build offers various setups that can help you clear both solo and group gameplay. To learn more about the Dragonknight Class, you can take a look at my Dragonknight Beginner Guide. For a Stamina Dragonknight DPS Build, you can take a look at Venomous. To challenge yourself in harder Solo Content, take a look at my Magicka Dragonknight Solo Build.

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Best Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build Setup ESO

Fireheart is a Fire Mage Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build, that deals massive damage in melee range! Depending on the content you wish to complete you should change your gear based on the recommendations below! In this Magicka Dragonknight Build Guide you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial DPS Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using harder to find Trial gear and aims to help you achieve the best damage possible! If you wish to use the Build in harder group content, you should focus on getting the gear below. You can use this setup with a Mythic Set or a full Monster Set. Good alternative Sets include:

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
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 NirnInfernoPrecise/ChargedFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing WallInfernoInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

The No-Trial Gear setup is meant for easier Solo but also easier Group PVE Gameplay. You can wear this setup if you are planning to play Overland content(Public Dungeons, World Bosses) or clear normal Dungeons. This setup is not strong enough to survive Solo Arenas like the Maelstrom ArenaVateshran Hollows and Infinite Archive. For this purpose you should use a dedicated Solo PVE Dragonknight Build. Some good alternative Sets are:

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadZaanLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersZaanLightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsCinders of AnthelmirLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsCinders of AnthelmirLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ChestCinders of AnthelmirLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistCinders of AnthelmirLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetCinders of AnthelmirLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceSilks of the SunJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingSilks of the SunJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingSilks of the SunJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
StaffSilks of the SunFlamePrecise/ChargedFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/Silks of the SunFlameInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

This Magicka Dragonknight Beginner Build Setup will help you play as a Magicka Dragonknight early in the game! The goal of this setup is to help you become familiar and more efficient with the Magicka Dragonknight!

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivines Max. 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/LightningPrecise/ChargedFlame/Shock Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Best Armor Sets for Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build ESO

These are the Best Armor Sets you can use with the Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build for Solo or Group Gameplay and a few good alternative options.

Best Skills for Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build ESO

The Build deals massive fire damage in melee range thanks to its Molten Whip spammable and its numerous Damage over Time abilities! Cast your fire skills and apply the Burning Status Effect for massive damage. With the powerful Standard of Might Ultimate you can deal even more damage to enemies, reduce your damage taken but also restore your resources.

Molten WhipBurning EmbersEngulfing FlamesBarbed TrapFlames of Oblivion/CauterizeFlawless Dawnbreaker
EruptionUnstable Wall of ElementsDegenerationScalding RuneSpell SymmetryStandard of Might

Best Passive Skills for Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build ESO

Passive skills are always important for every character and can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Dragonknight Build. Try to unlock them as fast as possible, so you can become stronger and tackle harder content faster. These are the Passive Skills you should unlock for the Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build.

Best Champion Points for Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build ESO

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. When allocating Champion points to Slottable and Passive Stars your primary goal is to create paths! Allocate the minimum required points to stars along your path in order to reach your desired Slottable Stars faster. Once you have unlocked all Stars, start allocating more Champion Points to them to fill them out. Focus on Slottable Stars first, then Passive Stars. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.

Warfare

  • 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

Craft

  • 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)

Fitness

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

Best Food and Potions for Magdk PVE Build ESO

Clockwork Citrus Filet or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch is the Best Food for the Build while Essence of Weapon is the best option as Potions.

Info for Magicka Dragonknight DPS 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

The Best Race for the Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build in ESO is High Elf. Dark Elf, Khajiit and Breton are nice alternative Races you can use 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.

Best Rotation for Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build

This is a more dynamic rotation where you cast your spammable and re cast the other abilities and DoTs when necessary! Drink a potion, cast Flames of Oblivion, set your Barbed Trap, attack with Eruption, Unstable Wall of Elements, Degeneration, Scalding Rune and switch bars. Continue with Engulfing Flames, 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!

Best Companion for Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build ESO

If you wish to play Solo with the Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build, you can bring along a mighty Companion! Companions in ESO are helpful allies that can assist you in combat. Every Companion can fulfill every role in the game and help you enjoy ESO more by clearing content faster or by simply interacting with them and their charming personality! There are various Builds you can use for every available ESO Companion!

As a DPS focused character my recommendation is to bring along a Tank or Healer Companion! To find out which ESO Companion is the Best in every role you can take a look at my ESO Best Companion Guide! To further maximize the potential of your chosen Companion, you can wear the Telvanni Efficiency Set! A Crafted Set that reduces the cooldown of your Companions abilities, improving their damage and overall effects and assisting you further in combat.

ESO Magicka Dragonknight DPS PVE Build Summary

Fireheart is a powerful Magicka Dragonknight DPS Build for every type of PVE in ESO! The Build is using a Staff as its main weapon and relies on strong Fire damage in melee range to defeat enemies. The Magicka Dragonknight is the Fire Damage based Class of ESO and the closer to a Fire Mage you can get in the game. Fireheart is a great Magdk DPS Build for players that enjoy playing with fire in melee range in ESO!

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