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ESO Magicka Necromancer Vampire DPS PVE Build – ArchLich

Magicka Necromancer Vampire PVE

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.

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

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.

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Magicka Necromancer Vampire PVE 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 (Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania or (Perfected) Mantle of Siroria instead of (Perfected)Whorl of the Depths.

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
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathInfernoPreciseFlame 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.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
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
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

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

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

Armor Sets for Magicka Necromancer Vampire PVE Build

Skills for Magicka Necromancer Vampire PVE Build

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

 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(Eviscerate): Main offensive skill/spammable.
  • Structured Entropy(Entropy): Deals good Magic Damage and heals.
  • Skeletal Arcanist(Skeletal Mage): Our undead minion that assists with shock attacks. Also creates a corpse on death.
  • Stalking Blastbones(Blastbones): Great offensive skill that also creates a corpse. We use this skill to fuel our Mystic Siphon with corpses.
  • Mystic Siphon(Shocking Siphon): Deals good shock damage but also replenishes our Magicka. When playing solo, replace this skill on your back-bar with Spirit Guardian(Spirit Mender) for extra defense and heals.
  • Glacial Colossus(Frozen Colossus): Our main and only Ultimate. Good to stun groups of enemies.
  • Avid Boneyard(Boneyard): Frost AOE damage skill that allows us to use our own synergy to deal more damage and heal ourselves.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Our great AOE damage skill.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Simmering Frenzy(Blood Frenzy): Great boost to Spell Damage at the cost of Health.

Passive Skills for Magicka Necromancer Vampire PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Necromancer 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 Necromancer Vampire PVE 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.

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 for Magicka Necromancer Vampire PVE Build

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

Info for Magicka Necromancer Vampire PVE Build

Several important info for the Magicka Necromancer 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 Necromancer 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 Necromancer Vampire PVE Build

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, Stalking Blastbones, Mystic Siphon, Arterial Burst, Stalking Blastbones, Arterial Burst x2, Stalking Blastbones, Arterial Burst x2, Stalking Blastbones, switch bars.

Continue with Avid Boneyard, Unstable Wall of Elements, Barbed Trap, Spirit Guardian(when solo) switch bars and continue. When you are on the front bar use Stalking Blastbones always after every two skills.

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

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