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Magicka Necromancer PvE Build ESO – Death’s Grasp

Magicka Necromancer PvE Build ESO – Death’s Grasp

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Ascending Tide

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. Contact Info
  5. 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 PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Kjalnar’s Nightmare Light Divines Magicka Vet Unhallowed Grave
Shoulders Kjalnar’s Nightmare Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Bahsei’s Mania Light Divines Magicka Vet Rockgrove
Legs Bahsei’s Mania Light Divines Magicka Vet Rockgrove
Chest Bahsei’s Mania Light Divines Magicka Vet Rockgrove
Belt Bahsei’s Mania Light Divines Magicka Vet Rockgrove
Boots Bahsei’s Mania Light Divines Magicka Vet Rockgrove
Necklace Kinra’s Wrath Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Black Drake Villa
Ring Kinra’s Wrath Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Black Drake Villa
Ring Kinra’s Wrath Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Black Drake Villa
Weapon 1 Kinra’s Wrath Fire Precise Flame Black Drake Villa
Weapon 2 Perfected Crushing Wall Fire Infused Berserker Vet Maelstrom Arena
Magicka Necromancer PvE Build – Beginner
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Maw of the Infernal Light Divines Magicka Vet Banished Cells 2
Shoulders Maw of the Infernal Light 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 Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Boots Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
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 Mother’s Sorrow Fire Precise Fire Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Mother’s Sorrow Fire Infused Berserker Deshaan or Guild Trader

Attributes

All points into Magicka.

Skills

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Main Bar – Inferno Staff: Mystic Siphon, Inner Light, Mystic Orb, Stalking Blastbones, Ricochet Skull, Shooting Star

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

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 – 20
  • Wrathful Strikes – 50 (Slotted)
  • Piercing – 20
  • Deadly Aim – 50 (Slotted)
  • Master-at-Arms – 50 (Slotted)
  • Backstabber – 50 (Slotted)
  • Eldritch Insight – 20
  • Flawless Ritual – 40
  • War Mage – 30
  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Preparation – 20
  • Elemental Aegis – 20
  • Hardy – 20
  • Blessed – 20
  • Tireless Discipline – 20

Fitness (RED)

  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Rejuvenation – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 30
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Hero’s Vigor – 20
  • Siphoning Spells – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortified – 50 (Slotted)
  • Defiance – 20
  • Tireless Guardian – 20
  • Fortification – 30
  • Hasty – 16
  • Sprinter – 20
  • Nimble Protector – 6
  • Savage Defense – 30
  • Bashing Brutality – 20
  • Piercing Gaze – 30

Craft (GREEN)

  • Steed’s Blessing – 50 (Slotted)
  • Breakfall – 50
  • Wanderer – 15
  • Steadfast Enchantment – 50
  • Rationer – 30 (Slotted)
  • Liquid Efficiency – 75 (Slotted)
  • Treasure Hunter – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortune’s Favor – 50
  • Gilded Fingers – 50
  • Soul Reservoir – 33

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

Clockwork Citrus Filet (Health+Magicka+Health Recovery+Magicka Recovery Gold Food) or Witchmother’s Potent Brew (Health+Magicka+Magicka Recovery Purple Drink).

Mundus

Thief – Increased Critical Chance

Race

  • Dunmer
  • High Elf
  • Breton
    • Note: If using a breton you can utilize bi-stat buff food like Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup.

Potions/Poisons

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

Passives

All class passives, light armor passives, heavy armor passives (if running 1 piece of heavy armor), destruction staff passives, undaunted passives, mage’s guild passives, Medicinal Use from Alchemy, and race passives.

Rotation

LA = Light Attack

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

Blastbones > Swap > LA > Wall of Elements > LA > Unnerving Boneyard > LA > Mystic Siphon > Swap > LA > Blastbones > LA > Mystic Orb > LA > Skull > LA > Blastbones > LA > Skull > LA > Skull > LA > Blastbones > Swap > LA > Arcanist > repeat rotation from Wall of Elements.

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

Contact

If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @Dottz 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
9/92021 – build overhauled and writer changed.
11/1/2021 – gear overhauled for deadlands
3/14/2022 – no changes for ascending tide