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Magicka Dragonknight Solo PVE Build Swordflame Elder Scrolls Online

Magicka Dragonknight Solo

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Welcome to my Ultimate Magicka Dragonknight Solo PVE Build for The Elder Scrolls Online.

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 and Vateshran Hollows.

The Build is using Dual Wield as its main weapon to make the gameplay feel more melee focused and personal.

For a more balanced Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build you can take a look at Fireheart.

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

You can find more Builds in the Dragonknight Builds page.

Armor Sets

Encratis’s Behemoth: Boosts Flame Damage done and reduces Flame Damage taken.

(Perfect) False God’s Devotion: A great Magicka sustain set. Reduces the cost of your Magicka abilities and restores Magicka whenever you kill an enemy.

Medusa: Good Magicka DPS Set that boosts Spell Critical and Critical Damage. Tzogvin’s Warband as an alternative.

Ring of the Pale Order to further boost your self healing.

Sets Location

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

(Perfect)False God’s Devotion: Elsweyr, (Veteran) Sunspire Trial

Medusa: Arx Corinium Dungeon

Tzogvin’s Warband: Frostvault Dungeon

Ring of the Pale Order: Antiquities Reward

HeadEncratis's BehemothHeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersEncratis's Behemoth/MedusaMedium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Legs(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceMedusaJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusaJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusa/Ring of the Pale OrderJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponMedusaAxe/DaggerSharpenedPoison
One Hand WeaponMedusaDaggerChargedFlame Damage
StaffMedusaFlameInfusedWeapon Damage


 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Flame LashStructured Entropy
Skill 2Burning EmbersUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3Engulfing FlamesCoagulating Blood
Skill 4Hardened ArmorCauterize
Skill 5Burning TalonsElemental Drain
Ultimate SkillFerocious LeapStandard of Might

Flame Lash: Our main offensive skill that sets the enemy off balance and can heal us.

Burning Embers: Strong Flame DOT offensive skill that can also heal.

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

Hardened Armor: Boosts defense and provides us a shield.

Burning Talons: Immobilizes enemies and helps to proc Power Lash.

Ferocious Leap: One of our Ultimates. Use it to deal damage, gain a shield and restore resources.

Structured Entropy: Deals good Magic Damage and heals.

Unstable Wall of Elements: Great AOE damage skill.

Coagulating Blood: Our main self-heal ability.

Cauterize: Increases Spell Critical and heals us.

Elemental Drain: A very important skill for our sustain. Debuffs the enemies with Major Breach and returns magicka to us thanks to its minor magickasteal effect.

Standard of Might: Our other strong Ultimate.

Passive Skills

  • 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


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, Plentiful Harvest

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


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

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


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


Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Lover for better Spell Penetration.


High Elf -Dark Elf – Breton

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.


Activate Cauterize, Hardened Armor, drink a potion, apply Elemental Drain and attack with Structured Entropy, Unstable Wall of Elements.

Continue with Engulfing Flames, Burning Embers, Flame Lash. Use Burning Talons to immobilize enemies and proc Power Lash.

Coagulating Blood to heal yourself. Ferocious Leap and Standard of Might to deal damage and restore resources.

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Baneful – 2H Stamina Dragonknight PVE Build

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Infernum – Magicka Dragonknight PVP Build

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