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Magicka Dragonknight Solo

Welcome to my Ultimate Magicka Dragonknight Solo PVE Build for ESO! The Build is designed for players that prefer to play Solo, challenging themselves in any type of PVE content. You can use it to defeat Overworld Bosses, farm Public Dungeons, complete 4-man Dungeons in Normal or Veteran Difficulty and Solo Arenas like Maelstrom Arena, Vateshran Hollows and Infinite Archive.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Dragonknight Beginner Guide. For a more balanced Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build you can take a look at Fireheart. You can find more Builds in the Dragonknight Builds page.

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Magicka Dragonknight Solo Build Setup

The following Build will help you complete almost every Solo activity in The Elder Scrolls Online! From the easiest Overland content to Solo Arenas and 4-man Dungeons alone! You can use the Law of Julianos set for a starter, more beginner approach, or the False God’s Devotion for better sustain. The Ring of the Pale Order is a great Mythic Item you can use for better healing.

HeadZaan/SlimecrawLight/MediumDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingRing of the Pale OrderJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
StaffPillar of NirnFlamePrecise/ChargedFlame Damage
StaffPillar of Nirn/(Perfected)Crushing WallFlameInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

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

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

Armor Sets for Magicka Dragonknight Solo Build

Skills for Magicka Dragonknight Solo Build

The following Skills will help you complete every Solo activity with success!

Flame LashBurning EmbersEngulfing FlamesBarbed TrapCauterizeFerocious Leap
EruptionUnstable Wall of ElementsHardened ArmorCoagulating BloodElemental DrainStandard of Might
  • Flame Lash(Lava Whip): Our main offensive skill that sets the enemy off balance and can heal us.
  • Burning Embers(Searing Strike): Strong Flame DOT offensive skill that can also heal.
  • Engulfing Flames(Fiery Breath): Another good flame DOT skill that makes enemies vulnerable to our fire damage.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Cauterize(Inferno): Increases Critical and heals us.
  • Ferocious Leap(Dragon Leap): One of our Ultimates. Use it to deal damage, gain a shield and restore resources.
  • Eruption(Ash Cloud): Strong AOE damage skill.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great AOE damage skill.
  • Hardened Armor(Spiked Armor): Boosts defense and provides us with a shield.
  • Coagulating Blood(Dragon Blood): Our main self-heal ability.
  • Elemental Drain(Weakness to Elements): A very important skill for our sustain. Debuffs the enemies and returns magicka thanks to its minor magickasteal effect.
  • Standard of Might(Dragonknight Standard): Our other strong Ultimate.

Passive Skills for Magicka Dragonknight Solo Build

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

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • All Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • 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 Solo 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: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Fighting Finesse, Reaving Blows
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Precision, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, 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: Siphoning Spells/Celerity, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality, Fortified
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Magicka Dragonknight Solo Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet/Witchmother’s Potent Brew and Essence of Weapon/Spell Power or Essence of Magicka as Potions.

Info for Magicka Dragonknight Solo Build

Several important info for the Magicka Dragonknight Solo 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 Lover for better Penetration.

What Race is Best for Magicka Dragonknight Solo Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Breton is the Best Race for a Dragonknight Solo 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 Solo Build

Activate Cauterize, Hardened Armor, drink a potion, apply Elemental Drain, set Barbed Trap and attack with Eruption, Unstable Wall of Elements. Continue with Engulfing Flames, Burning Embers, Flame Lash. Keep attacking with Flame Lash and re cast the other skills when necessary. Coagulating Blood to heal yourself. Ferocious Leap and Standard of Might to deal damage and restore resources.

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