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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: Scalebreaker

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 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 Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Legs Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Chest Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Belt Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Boots Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
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 – 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 Willpower Flame Infused Absorb Magicka Imperial City or Guild Trader

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)
  • Elemental Succession (Maelstrom Arena).

Other good monster sets are:

  • Grothdarr (vVoM/Gilirion the Redbeard’s Chest)
  • Maw of the Infernal (vBC2/Maj-al Ragath’s Chest)
  • Valkyn Skoria (vCoA2/ Gilirion the Redbeard’s Chest)

Attributes

All points into Magicka.

Skills

Mystic Siphon Inner Light Degeneration Stalking Blastbones Ricochet Skull Shooting Star
Skeletal Arcanist Inner Light Channeled Acceleration Unstable Wall of Elements Harness Magicka Glacial Colossus

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

Back Bar – Inferno Staff: Skeletal Arcanist, Inner Light, Channeled Acceleration, Unstable Wall of Elements, Dampen/Harness Magicka, and Glacial Colossus

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 810 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Elfborn – 56
  • Spell Erosion – 24
  • Elemental Expert – 56
  • Master-at-Arms – 56
  • Staff Expert – 22
  • Thaumaturge – 56

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Warlord – 44
  • Bashing Focus – 34
  • 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’ve found vampire to be worth playing, the extra recovery is very helpful, especially if you’re using just max health and max magicka food. If you don’t like the downsides and can sustain without it though, you obviously don’t need it.

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Artaeum Pickled Fish Bowl/Double Bloody Mara magicka and health food, or Witchmother’s Potent Brew/Clockwork Citrus Filet if you need more sustain

Mundus

Shadow – Increased Critical Damage

Race

  1. Dunmer
  2. Breton
  3. High Elf

Potions/Poisons

Restore Health, Magicka, and Stamina (Bugloss, Columbine, and Mountain Flower)

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 pre fight.

Summon Skeletal Arcanist-LA-Degeneration-LA-Bar Swap-LA-Unstable Wall of Elements-LA-Bar Swap-Stalking Blastbones-LA-2 Skulls and LA’s- Mystic Siphon-LA-Ricochet Skull-LA-Degeneration-LA-Bar Swap-Unstable Wall of Elements-LA-Bar Swap- Stalking Blastbones-LA-2 Skulls and LA’s-Mystic Siphon-LA-Ricochet Skull-LA-Degeneration-LA-repeat.

Drink potions on cooldown, and 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 Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Legs Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Chest Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Belt Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Boots Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Necklace Robes of the Withered Hand Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Alik’r Desert or Guild Trader
Ring Robes of the Withered Hand Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Alik’r Desert or Guild Trader
Ring Robes of the Withered Hand Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Alik’r Desert or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Robes of the Withered Hand Flame Infused Flame Alik’r Desert or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Robes of the Withered Hand Flame Infused Absorb Magicka Alik’r Desert or Guild Trader

NOTE: If you have the vMA Inferno Staff, use that on the back bar instead.

Skills

Mystic Siphon Inner Light Spirit Guardian Summoner's Armor Ricochet Skull Shooting Star
Skeletal Arcanist Inner Light Degeneration Unstable Wall of Elements 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, Degeneration, 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 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
6/24/2019 – buff food and vamp changed
8/15/2019 – Overhauled for scalebreaker
10/6/2019 – vma gear setup changed