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Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build ESO

Magicka Dragonknight PVE

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Fireheart is a close combat Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build, 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.

The build is balanced around both solo and group gameplay. Fireheart is an excellent option for players that like the idea of creating a Fire Mage and destroying enemies with strong fire based attacks.

For a Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build, you can take a look at Venomous.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Dragonknight 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 Dragonknight Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Dragonknight Builds page.

Armor Sets

One piece of Slimecraw for Group content to boost Critical Chance. Kjalnar’s Nightmare if you prefer a full Monster Set.

(Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania: Strong Magicka DPS Set that boosts damage when low on Magicka. (Perfected)Whorl of the Depths and (Perfected)Mantle of Siroria are good alternatives.

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: Powerful Ability Altering Set that boosts overall damage.

Kinras’s Wrath: Great DPS Set.

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Boosts Critical Chance and Critical Damage when dealing Direct Damage.

Encratis’s Behemoth: Boosts Fire Damage and Fire Damage protection.

Burning Spellweave: Great Fire based Magicka DPS Set that fits well with the Build. Great for Solo and easier Group content.

Elf Bane: Another strong Magicka DPS Set that increases the duration of your Flame Damage Over Time Abilities. Great for Solo and easier Group content.

Sets Location

Slimecraw: Veteran Wayrest Sewers I, Maj Al-Ragath

(Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania: (Veteran) Rockgrove Trial

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Antiquities Reward

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: (Veteran) Maelstrom Arena

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

(Perfected) Mantle of Siroria: (Veteran) Cloudrest Trial

Kjalnar’s Nightmare: Vet. Unhallowed Grave, Urgarlag Chief-Bane

Encratis’s Behemoth: Veteran Black Drake Villa, Urgarlarg Chief-Bane

Burning Spellweave: City of Ash I & II

Elf Bane: Cyrodiil, Vlastarus Vendor

Group Gameplay

Dedicated group focused build to achieve the best damage possible.

HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Bahsei's Mania/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaMedium/LightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathInfernoPreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing WallInfernoInfusedWeapon Damage

Solo/Group Gameplay

No-Trial gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content.

HeadSlimecraw/Encratis's BehemothLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersBurning Spellweave/Encratis's BehemothLightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/Burning SpellweaveLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ChestBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceElf BaneJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingElf BaneJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingElf BaneJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffElf BaneFlamePreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/Elf BaneFlameInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

A beginner but effective setup to use until you can farm better gear.

Ilambris: Veteran Crypts of Hearts I, Glirion the Redbeard

Law of Julianos: Wrothgar – Crafted

Armor of the Seducer: Grahtwood, Stormhaven, Deshaan – Crafted

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 SeducerFlamePreciseFlame Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage


 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Molten WhipEruption
Skill 2Burning EmbersUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3Engulfing FlamesBarbed Trap
Skill 4Flames of OblivionScalding Rune
Skill 5DegenerationSpell Symmetry
Ultimate SkillShooting StarStandard of Might

Molten Whip: Our spammable and a very important skill for the build, thanks to its Seething Fury passive.

Burning Embers: Strong Flame DOT offensive skill that also works as our only self-heal.

Engulfing Flames: Another good flame DOT skill that makes enemies vulnerable to our fire damage.

Flames of Oblivion: A nice support offensive skill that attacks nearby enemies.

Degeneration: Strong offensive skill that also boosts damage.

Shooting Star: Our secondary Ultimate that deals great direct and DOT flame damage.

Eruption: Strong AOE-DOT Fire skill

Unstable Wall of Elements: Great Fire AOE damage skill.

Barbed Trap: Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.

Scalding Rune: Strong Fire DOT skill that helps with our DPS.

Spell Symmetry: Sustain ability.

Standard of Might: Our main 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: Master-at-Arms, Deadly Aim, 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 Spell Power as Potions.


Attribute Points

All points to Magicka

Mundus Stone

The Thief


High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is 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, Flames of Oblivion, Burning Embers, Molten Whip x3-5, switch bars, Eruption(every second visit), Unstable Wall of Elements, Barbed Trap, Scalding Rune, switch bars and continue.

Use Spell Symmetry to restore Magicka when low.

Use your Ultimate when ready, Standard of Might first, Shooting Star second and always Light Attack before every skill/action!

More Dragonknight Builds

Venomous – Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build

Baneful – 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build

Swordflame – Magicka Dragonknight Solo PVE Build

Stamina Dragonknight Solo PVE Build

Infernum – Magicka Dragonknight PVP Build

Unbroken – Stamina Dragonknight PVP Build

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