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Death’s Grasp – Magicka Necromancer PvE Build

Death’s Grasp – Magicka Necromancer PvE Build

Build Written By: Wayward – XB1 NA – Twitch

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Elsweyr

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 PvE Magicka Necromancer DPS build; Death’s Grasp! This build has a beginner, intermediate, and endgame setup, with an alternate gear set for those mobile fights, as well as a vMA setup! With practice, this setup can complete any content in the game.

Setup

Gear

Magicka Necromancer DPS PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Zaan Heavy Divines Magicka Vet Scalecaller Peak
Shoulders Zaan Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Perfect Mantle of Siroria Light Divines Magicka Cloudrest
Legs Perfect Mantle of Siroria Light Divines Magicka Cloudrest
Chest Perfect Mantle of Siroria Light Divines Magicka Cloudrest
Belt Perfect Mantle of Siroria Light Divines Magicka Cloudrest
Boots Perfect Mantle of Siroria Light Divines Magicka Cloudrest
Necklace Spell Strategist Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Rewards of the Worthy or Guild Trader
Ring Spell Strategist Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Rewards of the Worthy or Guild Trader
Ring Spell Strategist Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Rewards of the Worthy or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Spell Strategist Flame Infused Flame Rewards of the Worthy or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Crushing Wall Flame Infused Absorb Magicka Vet Maelstrom Arena
Magicka Necromancer DPS PvE Build – Intermediate
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Valkyn Skoria Heavy Divines Magicka Vet City of Ash 2
Shoulders Valkyn Skoria Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Legs Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Chest Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Belt Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Boots Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Necklace Mother's Sorrow Jewelry Bloodthirsty 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 Flame Infused Flame Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Willpower Flame Infused Absorb Magicka Imperial City, Dungeon Rewards or Guild Trader
Magicka Necromancer DPS PvE Build – Beginner
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Slimecraw Heavy Divines Magicka Vet Wayrest Sewers 1
Shoulders Slimecraw Medium 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 Flame Crafted
Weapon 2 Law of Julianos Flame Infused Absorb Magicka Crafted

Attributes

All points into Magicka.

Skills

Mystic Siphon Inner Light Channeled Acceleration Stalking Blastbones Ricochet Skull Shooting Star
Skeletal Arcanist Inner Light Avid Boneyard Elemental Blockade Harness Magicka Glacial Colossus

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

Back Bar – Inferno Staff: Skeletal Arcanist, Inner Light, Avid Boneyard, Elemental Blockade, Dampen/Harness Magicka, and Glacial Colossus

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 810 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Elfborn – 51
  • Spell Erosion – 24
  • Elemental Expert – 56
  • Master-at-Arms – 56
  • Staff Expert – 8
  • Thaumaturge – 75

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Warlord – 34
  • Bashing Focus – 44
  • Arcanist – 75
  • Tenacity – 49
  • Tumbling – 34
  • Shadow Ward – 34

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Ironclad – 75
  • Hardy – 49
  • Elemental Defender – 49
  • Thick Skinned – 56
  • Light Armor Focus – 22
  • Quick Recovery – 19

CHAMPION POINT 300 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Elfborn – 23
  • Spell Erosion – 24
  • Elemental Expert – 19
  • Master-at-Arms – 16
  • Thaumaturge – 18

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Warlord – 13
  • Bashing Focus – 11
  • Arcanist – 39
  • Tenacity – 11
  • Tumbling – 13
  • Shadow Ward – 13

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Ironclad – 23
  • Hardy – 23
  • Elemental Defender – 23
  • Thick Skinned – 23
  • Light Armor Focus – 8

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

I personally play mortal without many sustain issues, but if you have a hard time with that, definitely vampire

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Mistral Banana-Bunny Hash or Witchmother’s Potent Brew/Clockwork Citrus Filet for easier sustain

Mundus

Shadow – Increased Critical Damage

Race

  1. Dunmer
  2. Breton
  3. High Elf

Potions/Poisons

Increase Spell Damage, Restore Magicka (Cornflower and Lady’s Smock)

Passives

All class passives, light armor passives, destruction staff passives, undaunted passives, first 3 heavy armor passives, Mages Guild passives except persuasive will, Banish the Wicked from Fighter’s Guild, 2nd, 3rd, and last medium armor, Psijic Order passives except Spell Orb, Medicinal Use from Alchemy, and race passives.

Rotation

Buff with your potion and Channeled Acceleration, then Summon Skeletal Arcanist-LA-Avid Boneyard-LA-Blockade of Elements-LA-Bar Swap-Stalking Blastbones-LA-2 Skulls and LA’s- Mystic Siphon-LA-Ricochet Skull-Bar Swap-Avid Boneyard-LA, Blockade of Elements-LA-Bar Swap- Stalking Blastbones-LA-2 Skulls and LA’s-Mystic Siphon-LA-Ricochet Skull-LA-repeat.

Drink potions and activate your Synergy on cooldown (preferably on your front bar where it will hit harder). Rebuff Channeled Acceleration whenever it has about 2 seconds left, usually about every 1.5 rotations. When you refresh it, use 1 less Skull that time. Drop your Colossus Ult whenever it’s available, starting with it when possible. Only use Shooting Star if the boss is almost dead and you need a quick burst to finish it, and Colossus isn’t available yet.

Veteran Maelstrom Arena

 

Magicka Necromancer DPS PvE Build – vMA
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Iceheart Heavy Divines Magicka Vet Direfrost Keep
Shoulders Iceheart Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves False God's Devotion Light Divines Magicka Sunspire
Legs False God's Devotion Light Divines Magicka Sunspire
Chest False God's Devotion Light Divines Magicka Sunspire
Belt False God's Devotion Light Divines Magicka Sunspire
Boots False God's Devotion Light Divines Magicka Sunspire
Necklace Vampire Cloak Jewelry Healthy Spell Damage Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Ring Vampire Cloak Jewelry Healthy Spell Damage Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Ring Vampire Cloak Jewelry Healthy Spell Damage Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Vampire Cloak Flame Infused Flame Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Vampire Cloak Flame Infused Weapon/Spell Damage Rivenspire or Guild Trader

Skills

Mystic Siphon Inner Light Spirit Guardian Summoner's Armor Ricochet Skull Shooting Star
Skeletal Arcanist Inner Light Avid Boneyard Elemental Blockade Harness Magicka Glacial Colossus

Main Bar – Inferno Staff: Mystic Siphon, Inner Light, Spirit Guardian, Summoner’s Armor, Ricochet Skull, and Shooting Star

Back Bar – Inferno Staff: Skeletal Arcanist, Inner Light, Avid Boneyard, Elemental Blockade, 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 and Ward.

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