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One Bar Magicka Warden DPS Build

One Bar Magicka Warden DPS

A flexible One Bar Magicka Warden DPS Build for Solo and Group PVE! The Build offers different setups for a Trial and a no Trial gear approach. It is also using the Oakensoul Ring Mythic Item to boost its damage and capabilities! Thanks to the buffs from this ring, we can focus only on offensive skills and achieve great damage with this one bar build!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Warden 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 Warden Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Warden Builds page.

Table of Contents

Armor Sets

One piece of Slimecraw to boost Critical Chance.

(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths: Strong Frost damage based Trial Set. You can replace it with Frostbite for a no Trial gear setup. Law of Julianos is a great Beginner alternative.

Medusa: Good Magicka DPS Set that boosts Spell Critical and Critical Damage.

Oakensoul Ring: Provides several valuable Buffs.

Sets Location

Slimecraw: Veteran Wayrest Sewers I, Maj Al-Ragath

(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths: (Veteran)Dreadsail Reef Trial

Medusa: Arx Corinium Dungeon

Oakensoul Ring: Antiquities Reward

Frostbite: Blackwood, Overland

Law of Julianos: Wrothgar, Crafted

HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersMedusaHeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Legs(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceMedusaJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusaJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponMedusaDaggerNirnhonedPoison
One Hand WeaponMedusaDaggerChargedFlame Damage

No Trial Gear Setup

For a No Trial Gear Setup that you can use in both Solo or Group PVE, replace Whorl of the Depths with Frostbite. For a weapon use a Frost Staff with the Precise Trait and a Frost Damage enchantment, so you can have Frost Reach as your spammable and benefit from the armor Set. This setup also turns the build into an One Bar Frost DPS PVE Build!


 Front Bar
Skill 1Winter's Revenge
Skill 2Elemental Weapon/Frost Reach
Skill 3Fetcher Infection
Skill 4Subterranean Assault
Skill 5Bird of Prey/Lotus Blossom
Ultimate SkillWild Guardian

Winter’s Revenge: Strong Frost AOE-DOT skill.

Frost Reach/Elemental Weapon: Main skill & spammable. Use Frost Reach with Frostbite and Elemental Weapon with Trial Setup.

Fetcher Infection: Great damage DOT skill for our Warden.

Subterranean Assault: Strong Area skill that deals great AOE damage. You can use Deep Fissure in Solo gameplay for its debuff.

Bird of Prey: Slotted for its passive boost to damage. When playing solo replace it with Lotus Blossom to get passive heals.

Wild Guardian: Our strong trusty Bear and only Ultimate.

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
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points


Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Fighting Finesse, Backstabber

Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


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

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


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

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


We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet and Essence of Magicka/Tri-Stat Potions.


Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Thief.


High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.


Buff yourself with Lotus Blossom(Solo) and attack with Subterranean Assault, Fetcher Infection, Winter’s Revenge, Elemental Weapon/Frost Reach. Keep attacking with Elemental Weapon/Frost Reach and re cast Lotus Blossom(Solo), Subterranean Assault, Fetcher Infection, Winter’s Revenge when necessary.

Always Light Attack before every skill to boost damage and use your Ultimate when ready!

More Warden Builds

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Force of Nature – Stamina Warden PVE Build

Claymore – 2H Stamina Warden PVE Build

Magicka Warden Solo PVE Build

Stamina Warden Solo PVE Build

Frozen – Magicka Warden PVP Build

Destroyer – Stamina Warden PVP Build

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