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Magicka Dragonknight Vampire DPS PVE

Bloodfire is a Dragonknight Vampire PVE Build for Solo and Group gameplay. This Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build is utilizing the Vampire skill-line and is optimized for Vampire Stage 3. Bloodfire combines Fire Damage with Vampire active and passive abilities to allow you to complete almost every PVE content.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Dragonknight Beginner Guide. For a non Vampire Magicka Dragonknight PVE Build you can take a look at Fireheart. 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 Vampire PVE DPS 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 Bahsei’s Mania or Mantle of Siroria instead of 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 NirnInfernoPrecise/ChargedFlame 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. You can use Cinders of Anthelmir or Runecarver’s Blaze as alternative sets.

HeadKjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ChestOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceElf BaneJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingElf BaneJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
RingElf BaneJewelBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Damage
StaffElf BaneFlamePrecise/ChargedFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/Elf BaneFlameInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a Magicka Dragonknight Vampire 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 Vampire PVE DPS Build

Skills for Magicka Dragonknight Vampire PVE DPS Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo gameplay.

Arterial BurstBurning EmbersEngulfing FlamesStructured EntropyBarbed TrapFlawless Dawnbreaker
EruptionUnstable Wall of ElementsScalding RuneSimmering FrenzySpell SymmetryStandard of Might
  • Arterial Burst(Eviscerate): Main offensive skill/spammable.
  • Burning Embers(Searing Strike): Strong Flame DOT offensive skill that also works as a self-heal.
  • Engulfing Flames(Fiery Breath): Another good flame DOT skill that makes enemies vulnerable to our fire damage.
  • Structured Entropy(Entropy): Deals good Magic Damage and heals.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Our secondary Ultimate. It buffs our weapon 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.
  • Scalding Rune(Fire Rune): Strong Fire DOT skill that helps with DPS.
  • Simmering Frenzy(Blood Frenzy): Great boost to Spell Damage at the cost of Health.
  • Spell Symmetry(Equilibrium): Support skill that restores Magicka. You can replace with Elemental Drain(Weakness to Elements) for Solo Gameplay.
  • Standard of Might(Dragonknight Standard): Main Ultimate.

Passive Skills for Magicka Dragonknight Vampire PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Dragonknight Vampire PVE 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
  • Vampire Passives: Feed, Dark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows, Undeath
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Magicka Dragonknight Vampire PVE DPS 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, Backstabber/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: Celerity, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality, Fortified
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Magicka Dragonknight Vampire PVE Build

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

Info for Magicka Dragonknight Vampire PVE DPS Build

Several important info for the Magicka Dragonknight Vampire DPS PVE 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 Vampire 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

Vampire Stage 3 at least.

Rotation for Magicka Dragonknight Vampire PVE DPS Build

Drink a potion, apply Elemental Drain(when solo), set your Barbed Trap, activate Simmering Frenzy, attack with Eruption, Unstable Wall of Elements, Scalding Rune and switch bars. Continue with Structured Entropy, Engulfing Flames, Burning Embers, Arterial Burst as your Spammable. Continue attacking with Arterial Burst and re cast the other skills when necessary.Use Spell Symmetry to restore Magicka, your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action to your damage!

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