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Magicka Necromancer PvE Build ESO – Death’s Grasp

Magicka Necromancer PvE Build ESO – Death’s Grasp

Build Written By: RealWaywardGaming – XB1 NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Blackwood

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
    1. Gear
    2. Attributes
    3. Skills
    4. Champion Points
    5. Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal
    6. Other Important Info (Food, Mundus, Race, Potions, Passives)
  3. Rotation
  4. Veteran Maelstrom Arena
  5. Contact Info
  6. Update Log

Introduction

Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Magicka Necromancer Build PvE, Death’s Grasp, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is made for all kinds of end game content: trials, dungeons and solo/general PvE! This guide has a beginner setup to help you get started, as well as an endgame setup to strive for to really increase your DPS!

Setup

Gear

Magicka Necromancer DPS PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Ilambris Light Divines Magicka Vet Crypt of Hearts 1
Shoulders Ilambris Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Elemental Catalyst Light Divines Magicka Stone Garden
Legs Elemental Catalyst Light Divines Magicka Stone Garden
Chest Elemental Catalyst Light Divines Magicka Stone Garden
Belt Elemental Catalyst Light Divines Magicka Stone Garden
Boots Elemental Catalyst Light Divines Magicka Stone Garden
Necklace Medusa Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Arx Corinium
Ring Medusa Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Arx Corinium
Ring Medusa Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Arx Corinium
Weapon 1 Medusa Flame Infused Berserker Arx Corinium
Weapon 2 Crushing Wall Flame Infused Flame Vet Maelstrom Arena
Magicka Necromancer DPS PvE Build – Beginner
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Slimecraw Heavy Divines Magicka Vet Wayrest Sewers 1
Shoulders Slimecraw Heavy Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Legs Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Chest Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Belt Mother’s Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Boots Mother’s Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Necklace Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Law of Julianos Flame Infused Berserker Crafted
Weapon 2 Willpower Flame Infused Flame Imperial City or Guild Trader

NOTE: This is just what I use and what works for me. There are many other viable sets that you can use. If you’d like to change anything, you’re more than welcome to!

Other optional sets

Necromancer has a lot of options. If you don’t personally like these choices, some other good sets are:

  • Necropotence (Rivenspire/Guild Traders)
  • False God’s Devotion (nSS, or vSS for perfected)

Other good monster sets are:

  • Grothdarr (vVoM/Gilirion the Redbeard’s Chest)
  • Valkyn Skoria (vCoA2/ Gilirion the Redbeard’s Chest)

Attributes

All points into Magicka.

Skills

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Main Bar – Inferno Staff: Mystic Siphon, Inner Light, Necrotic Potency, Stalking Blastbones, Ricochet Skull, Shooting Star/Ice Comet

Back Bar – Inferno Staff: Skeletal Arcanist, Mystic Orb, Unnerving Boneyard, Unstable Wall of Elements, Dampen/Harness Magicka, Glacial Colossus

NOTE: Necrotic Potency is a flex slot! You could use Deaden Pain (the other morph), a heal, Empowering Grasp, put Inner Light on your backbar and move a skill to the front, or something else entirely! Just keep in mind that it may affect your rotation.

Champion Points

Champion points were updated in the recent Flames of Ambition patch. The list below showcases the order in which the points should be acquired, the number of points you need to place into that perk and whether or not it needs to be slotted in the new CP bar. The Warfare CP perks increase your damage and mitigation and are the most important, the Fitness tree has some miscellaneous sustain and defensive perks and the Craft tree has crafting and non-combat bonuses. The Craft CP points are entirely customizable to however you want.

CHAMPION POINT SETUP

Warfare (BLUE)

  • Precision-10
  • Fighting Finesse-50 (slotted)
  • Piercing-10
  • Deadly Aim-50 (slotted)
  • Biting Aura-50 (slotted)
  • Thaumaturge-50 (slotted)
  • Eldritch Insight-20
  • Piercing-10
  • Precision-10
  • Flawless Ritual-20
  • War Mage-30
  • Flawless Ritual-20
  • Quick Recovery-10
  • Preparation-20
  • Hardy-20
  • Elemental Aegis-20
  • Quick Recovery-10
  • Blessed-20
  • Tireless Discipline-20

Fitness (RED)

  • Rejuvenation-50 (slotted)
  • Ironclad-50 (slotted)
  • Boundless Vitality-50 (slotted)
  • Sprinter-10
  • Hasty-8
  • Hero’s Vigor-10
  • Siphoning Spells-50 (slotted)
  • Hero’s Vigor-10
  • Tumbling-30
  • Defiance-20
  • Mystic Tenacity-50
  • Tireless Guardian-10
  • Fortification-30
  • Tireless Guardian-10
  • Savage Defense-30
  • Sprinter-10
  • Hasty-8
  • Piercing Gaze-10
  • Tempered Soul-50
  • Nimble Protector-6
  • Bashing Brutality-20
  • Piercing Gaze-20

Craft (GREEN)

  • Breakfall-10
  • Wanderer-15
  • Steadfast Enchantment-50
  • Treasure Hunter-50 (slotted)
  • Rationer-30 (slotted)
  • Liquid Efficiency-75 (slotted)
  • Professional Upkeep-50 (slotted)
  • Soul Reservoir-33
  • Breakfall-40
  • Wanderer-60
  • Fortune’s Favor-50
  • Gilded Fingers-50
  • Out of Sight-30
  • Fleet Phantom-40
  • Inspiration Boost-45

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

For this build we play as a mortal. We arent using the vampire spammable, so it serves no purpose for this build.

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Ghastly Eye Bowl – Increased Max Magicka and Magicka Recovery

Mundus

Thief – Increased Critical Chance

Race

  1. Dunmer
  2. Breton
  3. High Elf
  4. Khajiit

Potions/Poisons

Spell Power Potions (Spell Crit, Spell Damage, Magicka Restoration)
Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth

Passives

All class passives, light armor passives, destruction staff passives, undaunted passives, Everlasting Magic and Magicka controller from Mages Guild, Medicinal Use from Alchemy, and race passives.

Rotation

LA = Light Attack

BB = Blastbones

Buff with your potion and summon your Skeletal Arcanist, then:

Blastbones > Swap > LA > Orb >LA > Wall > LA > Boneyard > Swap > LA > BB > LA > Skull > LA-Skull > LA > Siphon > LA > BB > LA > Skull > LA > Skull > Swap > LA > Orb > LA > Wall > LA > Boneyard > LA > Arcanist > Swap > LA > BB > LA > Skull > LA > Skull > LA > Siphon > LA > BB > LA > Skull > LA > Skull > Swap > Orb > LA > Wall > LA > Boneyard > Swap > repeat.

Drink your potion on cooldown and use Glacial Colossus whenever it’s available, but make sure you have your AOE DoTs running first. Shooting Star/Ice Comet is mostly just there for passives

Veteran Maelstrom Arena

Gear

Same as normal, but swap monster helmet set out for Iceheart.

Skills

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Main Bar – Inferno Staff: Necrotic Potency, Inner Light, Spirit Guardian, Summoner’s Armor, Crushing Shock, and Shooting Star

Back Bar – Inferno Staff: Skeletal Arcanist, Mystic Orb, Unnerving Boneyard, Unstable Wall of Elements, Dampen/Harness Magicka, and Glacial Colossus

Rotation

Pretty much the same as your normal rotation, minus the blastbones and CA. In place of those, try and keep your Summoner’s Armor and Spirit Guardian up at all times. The Guardian is infinitely useful, and Summoner’s Armor helps sustain by reducing summon costs, and helps survivability by granting us Major Resolve.

Contact

If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @RealWaywardGaming about the build!

Update Log

5/22/2019 – Build Created
6/24/2019 – buff food and vamp changed
8/15/2019 – Overhauled for scalebreaker
10/6/2019 – vma gear setup changed
10/22/2019 – updated buff food and rotation for dragonhold
11/2/2019 – Updated jewelry traits on final build
12/4/2019 – changed monster helm
1/9/2020 – Rotation updated after errors were noticed
3/3/2020 – Build overhauled for Harrowstorm
4/10/2020 – vma gear updated
5/29/2020 – dropped vampire, updated rotation
6/19/2020 – Changed 1 vMA set, removed vMA specific food, and 1 skill. Added a note for a flex slot
8/24/2020 – Updated and overhauled for Stonethorn
11/16/2020 – no changes needed for markarth
12/22/2020 – build overhauled after more testing
3/19/2021 – Overhauled and updated for Flames of Ambition
6/4/2021- updated CP and final gear loadout