Powerful Magicka Necromancer DPS PVE Build for ESO – Hades

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Magicka Necromancer DPS PVE Build ESO

Hades is a powerful Magicka Necromancer DPS Build for every type of PVE Gameplay in ESO! The Build is using a Staff as its main weapon and relies on its minions and Elemental damage to defeat enemies and clear content! The idea behind Hades is to use your Undead minions to deal damage but also as a source of corpses for you to exploit. Many Necromancer Class skills use corpses as fuel to boost DPS and create specific effects. The ability of the Magicka Necromancer to also use elemental damage makes this build strong and easy to use.

To learn more about the Necromancer Class, you can take a look at my Necromancer Beginner Guide. For a Stamina Necromancer DPS Build, you can take a look at Harbinger. To challenge yourself in harder Solo Content, take a look at my Magicka Necromancer Solo Build.

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Best Magicka Necromancer DPS PVE Build Setup ESO

Hades is a powerful Staff Magcro DPS Build, that relies on its minions to deal damage and heal! Depending on the content you wish to complete you should change your gear based on the recommendations below! In this Magicka Necromancer 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 NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell 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 Necromancer Build.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadIceheartLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIceheartLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsFrostbiteLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetFrostbiteLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffPillar of NirnFrostPrecise/ChargedFrost Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/Pillar of NirnFrostInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

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

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 Necromancer DPS PVE Build ESO

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

Best Skills for Magicka Necromancer DPS PVE Build ESO

The Build relies on powerful Minions to deal damage and heal yourself. To complement the minions and maximize your potential you can also use strong elemental based damage abilities. The Necromancer is a unique Class in ESO, that is using corpses to fuel some of its skills and deal more damage or provide additional effects.

Avid BoneyardRicochet Skull/Frost ReachSkeletal ArcanistBlighted BlastbonesMystic SiphonGlacial Colossus
Mystic OrbUnstable Wall of ElementsBarbed TrapSpirit GuardianSpell SymmetryGlacial Colossus
  • Avid Boneyard(Boneyard): Frost AOE damage skill that allows you to use your own synergy to deal more damage and heal.
  • Ricochet Skull(Flame Skull)/Frost Reach(Destructive Touch): Main skill & spammable. Use Frost Reach for Frost DPS and Ricochet Skull with Dedicated group Build.
  • Skeletal Arcanist(Skeletal Mage): Undead minion that assists with shock attacks.
  • Blighted Blastbones(Blastbones): Great source of damage for Necromancer.
  • Mystic Siphon(Shocking Siphon): Deals good shock damage but also restores Magicka.
  • Glacial Colossus(Frozen Colossus): Powerful Ultimate.
  • Mystic Orb(Necrotic Orb): Good damage skill.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Strong AOE-DOT damage skill.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage that also boosts Critical Damage.
  • Spirit Guardian(Spirit Mender): Healing ability that also boosts defense.
  • Spell Symmetry(Equilibrium): Restores Magicka at the cost of Health.

Best Passive Skills for Magicka Necromancer DPS PVE Build ESO

Passive skills are always important for every character and can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Necromancer 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 Necromancer DPS PVE Build.

Best Champion Points for Magicka Necromancer 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: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes or Fighting Finesse, Backstabber
  • 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 Magcro DPS Build

Clockwork Citrus Filet is the Best Food for the Build while Essence of Spell Power is the best option as Potions.

Info for Magicka Necromancer DPS Build

Several important info for the Magicka Necromancer 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 Necromancer PVE Build

The Best Race for the Magicka Necromancer 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 Necromancer DPS PVE Build ESO

Drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap, summon Spirit Guardian(solo), attack with Mystic Orb, Unstable Wall of Elements and switch bars. Continue with Blighted Blastbones, Skeletal Arcanist, Avid Boneyard, Blighted Blastbones, Mystic Siphon, Ricochet Skull or Frost Reach, Blighted Blastbones, Ricochet Skull or Frost Reach x2, Blighted Blastbones, Ricochet Skull or Frost Reach x2, Blighted Blastbones, switch bars.

Mystic Orb, Unstable Wall of Elements, Barbed Trap, switch bars and continue. When you are in front bar, use Blighted Blastbones after every two skills. Use Glacial Colossus when ready and reapply Spirit Guardian when necessary. Always use Avid Boneyard‘s synergy when it appears and Light Attack before every skill/action to boost damage.

Best Companion for Magicka Necromancer DPS PVE Build ESO

If you wish to play Solo with the Magicka Necromancer PVE 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 Necromancer DPS PVE Build Summary

Hades is a powerful Magicka Necromancer DPS Build for every type of PVE in ESO! The Build is using its minions to deal damage, heal but also as fuel for its unique abilities in order to deal more damage or provide additional effects. Blastbones is the core skill of the Build that deals massive damage to enemies and you need to cast it often. A powerful Magcro DPS Build for ESO, that uses a Staff as its main weapon and relies on minions to deal massive damage in PVE!

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