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Magicka Necromancer Solo

Welcome to my Magicka Necromancer 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 Necromancer is a potent Solo Class that relies on its minions and Elemental Damage to clear content!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Necromancer Beginner Guide. For a more balanced Magicka Necromancer PVE Build you can take a look at Hades.

You can find more Builds in the Necromancer Builds page.

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Magicka Necromancer 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 (Perfect)False God’s Devotion for better sustain. The Ring of the Pale Order is a great Mythic Item you can use for better healing.

HeadIceheartLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIceheart/MedusaLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceMedusaJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusaJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusa/Ring of the Pale OrderJewelInfusedMagicka Recovery
StaffMedusaFlamePreciseFlame Damage
StaffMedusa/(Perfected)Crushing WallFrost/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

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

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

Armor Sets for Magicka Necromancer Solo Build

Skills for Magicka Necromancer Solo Build

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

Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Crushing ShockUnnerving Boneyard
Skill 2Stalking BlastbonesUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3Deaden PainSummoner's Armor
Skill 4Harness MagickaSpirit Guardian
Skill 5Mystic SiphonEmpowering Grasp
Ultimate SkillGlacial ColossusElemental Rage
  • Crushing Shock(Force Shock): Main spammable that can also disrupt enemies.
  • Stalking Blastbones(Blastbones): Great offensive skill that also creates a corpse.
  • Deaden Pain(Bitter Harvest): Powerful defensive skill.
  • Harness Magicka(Annulment): Shield/survival skill that can also help you restore magicka.
  • Mystic Siphon(Shocking Siphon): Deals good shock damage but also replenishes your Magicka.
  • Glacial Colossus(Frozen Colossus): Main Ultimate. Great against groups of enemies that can also stun targets.
  • Unnerving Boneyard(Boneyard): Frost AOE damage skill that debuffs enemies.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great AOE damage skill.
  • Summoner’s Armor(Bone Armor): Defensive ability that boosts resistances and reduces the cost of undead minions.
  • Spirit Guardian(Spirit Mender): Heals and absorbs some part of incoming damage.
  • Empowering Grasp(Grave Grasp): Strong Crowd Control ability that debuffs enemies.
  • Elemental Rage(Elemental Storm): Secondary Ultimate. Very strong AOE damage, able to melt most enemies.

Passive Skills for Magicka Necromancer Solo Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Necromancer 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 Necromancer 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, Plentiful Harvest/Steed’s Blessing

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

Consumables for Magicka Necromancer Solo Build

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

Info for Magicka Necromancer Solo Build

Several important info for the Magicka Necromancer 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 Spell Penetration.

What Race is Best for Magicka Necromancer Solo Build

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

Buff yourself with Summoner’s Armor, summon Spirit Guardian, drink a potion and attack with Unnerving Boneyard, Unstable Wall of Elements, Empowering Grasp, switch bars. Continue with Stalking Blastbones, Crushing Shock x2, Stalking Blastbones, Crushing Shock x2, Stalking Blastbones, Crushing Shock x2, Stalking Blastbones, switch bars. Unnerving Boneyard, Unstable Wall of Elements, Empowering Grasp. Switch bars and continue. When in font bar use Stalking Blastbones after every two skills.

Re apply Summoner’s Armor, Spirit Guardian when necessary, use Mystic Siphon and Deaden Pain on corpses to deal damage, boost your defense/Ultimate. Harness Magicka to protect yourself. Use your Ultimates when ready, Glacial Colossus and Elemental Rage.

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