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Magicka Necromancer Vampire PVE Build – ArchLich

Magicka Necromancer Vampire PVE

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Description

ArchLich is a Necromancer Vampire PVE Build for Solo and Group gameplay. This Magicka Necromancer PVE Build is utilizing the Vampire skill-line and is optimized for Vampire Stage 3.

ArchLich combines the Necromancer’s Minions with Vampire active and passive abilities to allow you to complete almost every PVE content.

For a non Vampire Magicka Necromancer PVE Build you can take a look at Hades.

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

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Magicka Necromancer Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Necromancer Builds page.

Armor Sets

One piece of Slimecraw for Group content to boost Critical Chance. Kjalnar’s Nightmare if you prefer a full Monster Set.

(Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania: Strong Magicka DPS Set that boosts damage when low on Magicka. (Perfected) Mantle of Siroria as an alternative.

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: Powerful Ability Altering Set that boosts overall damage.

Kinras’s Wrath: Great DPS Set.

Mother’s Sorrow: Boosts Spell Critical and overall damage.

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Boosts Critical Chance and Critical Damage when dealing Direct Damage.

You can also use Ring of the Pale Order Mythic Item for Solo Gameplay to further boost your self-healing.

Sets Location

Slimecraw: Veteran Wayrest Sewers I, Maj Al-Ragath

(Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania: (Veteran) Rockgrove Trial

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Antiquities Reward

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: (Veteran) Maelstrom Arena

(Perfected) Mantle of Siroria: (Veteran) Cloudrest Trial

Mother’s Sorrow: Deshaan, Overland

Kjalnar’s Nightmare: Vet. Unhallowed Grave, Urgarlag Chief-Bane

Ring of the Pale Order: Antiquities Reward

Group Gameplay

Dedicated group focused build to achieve the best damage possible.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Bahsei's Mania/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaMediumDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Bahsei's ManiaLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathInfernoPreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected)Crushing WallInfernoInfusedWeapon Damage

Solo/Group Gameplay

No-Trial gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersMother's Sorrow/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/Mother's SorrowMedium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
ChestMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathFlamePreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/Kinras's WrathFlame/Lightning/FrostInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

A beginner but effective setup to use until you can farm better gear.

Ilambris as Monster Set.

Law of Julianos: Wrothgar – Crafted

Armor of the Seducer: Grahtwood, Stormhaven, Deshaan – Crafted

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
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

Skills

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Arterial BurstAvid Boneyard
Skill 2Structured EntropyUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3Skeletal ArcanistBarbed Trap
Skill 4Stalking BlastbonesSimmering Frenzy
Skill 5Mystic SiphonMystic Siphon/Spirit Guardian
Ultimate SkillGlacial ColossusGlacial Colossus

Arterial Burst: Main offensive skill/spammable.

Structured Entropy: Deals good Magic Damage and heals.

Skeletal Arcanist: Our undead minion that assists with shock attacks. Also creates a corpse on death.

Stalking Blastbones: Great offensive skill that also creates a corpse. We use this skill to fuel our Mystic Siphon with corpses.

Mystic Siphon: Deals good shock damage but also replenishes our Magicka. Essential skill for our DPS and sustain that passively increases our damage when slotted. When playing solo, replace this skill on your back-bar with Spirit Guardian for extra defense and heals.

Glacial Colossus: Our main and only Ultimate. Good to stun groups of enemies.

Avid Boneyard: Frost AOE damage skill that allows us to use our own synergy to deal more damage and heal ourselves.

Unstable Wall of Elements: Our great AOE damage skill.

Barbed Trap: Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.

Simmering Frenzy: Great boost to Spell Damage at the cost of Health.

Passive Skills

  • 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

Warfare

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

Craft

Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest

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

Fitness

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

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

Consumables

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

Info

Attribute Points

All points to Magicka

Mundus Stone

The Thief

Race

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton

Vampire or Werewolf

Vampire Stage 3 at least.

Build Difficulty Rating – 4

ArchLich is a fun Magicka Necromancer Vampire PVE Build with different setups for different PVE content. The build combines the Necromancer’s Minions with Vampire’s Active and Passive skills to allow you to complete any type of content.

The minions’ management and the Health cost of Simmering Frenzy make it slightly harder to manage.

Rotation

Drink a potion, summon Spirit Guardian(when solo), set your Barbed Trap, activate Simmering Frenzy, attack with Avid Boneyard, Unstable Wall of Elements, switch bars, Stalking Blastbones, Skeletal Arcanist, Structured Entropy, Mystic Siphon, Stalking Blastbones, Arterial Burst x2-3, Stalking Blastbones, Arterial Burst x2-3, Stalking Blastbones, switch bars.

Continue with Avid Boneyard, Unstable Wall of Elements, Barbed Trap, Spirit Guardian(when solo) switch bars and continue.

Always use Avid Boneyard‘s synergy when it procs. Use Glacial Colossus when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action.

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