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Magicka Necromancer PvP Build ESO – Horror

Magicka Necromancer PvP Build ESO – Horror

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Firesong

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
    1. Gear
    2. Attributes
    3. Skills
    4. Vampire vs. Mortal
    5. Champion Points
    6. Other Important Info (Food, Mundus, Race, Potions, Passives)
  3. Tips & Misc
  4. Contact Info
  5. Update Log


Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Magicka Necromancer DPS PvP Build, Horror, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for PvP of all kinds: battlegrounds, Cyrodiil, and Imperial City. This build can be played in both CP and no-CP pvp without any changes to the build!

The magicka necromancer has improved a lot over time in PvP and is an extremely solid class in ESO’s PvP meta! With strong burst damage and amazing survivability, the class is extremely fun to play! I went for the bomb style of MagCro with this patch’s PvP build, and it works extremely well in both Cyrodiil and battlegrounds. You are able to basically one shot massive groups of enemies with this build’s main combo, and it is extremely satisfying when it all lines up!

Keep in mind that PvP builds are very personal. This is what worked for ME. If you don’t like something about it, change it to fit your playstyle.



Magicka Necromancer PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Balorgh Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Vet March of Sacrifices
Shoulders Balorgh Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Vicious Death Light Impenetrable Prismatic Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Legs Vicious Death Light Impenetrable Prismatic Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Chest Armor of the Trainee Heavy Reinforced Prismatic Any Starter Zone
Belt Vicious Death Light Impenetrable Prismatic Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Boots Dark Convergence Light Impenetrable Prismatic Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Necklace Dark Convergence Jewelry Harmony Spell Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Dark Convergence Jewelry Harmony Spell Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Markyn Ring of Majesty Jewelry Harmony Spell Cost Reduction Antiquities
Weapon 1 Vicious Death Lightning Staff Sharpened Berserker Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Dark Convergence Restoration Staff Defending Absorb Magicka Cyrodiil or Guild Trader

Gear Explanation

  • Dark Convergence: This set is what helps us line up our bomb with the build. When we lay down our Colossus, it pulls everyone into the middle, forcing them to take all of damage from the ultimate (which will also give them major vulnerability) and lining them up for an easy hit from your graveyard synergy!
  • Vicious Death: This set is what finishes the bomb. Once we hit our graveyard synergy, if just a single person dies, they’ll explode and cause massive damage to the group, allowing for a chain reaction of damage to wipe out the entire group!
  • Balorgh: Since this build is based around a bomb with our ultimate, Balorgh is the perfect set to give us extra damage and penetration during that burst window!
  • Trainee: With the way we have our gear setup, we have an extra gear slot which Trainee fits perfectly, giving us a big boost to our health!
  • Markyn Ring of Majesty: This is a new mythic that came out in the Deadlands patch and has quickly become one of my favorite mythics in the game! It gives a very well-balanced stat profile of damage and resistance, making this a great way to help pad our stats!


All points into Magicka.


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Main Bar – Destruction Staff: Force Pulse, Stalking Blastbones, Necrotic Potency, Avid Boneyard, Mortal Coil, Dawnbreaker of Smiting

Back Bar – Restoration Staff: Rapid Regeneration, Resistant Flesh, Spirit Guardian, Summoner’s Armor, Race Against Time, Pestilent Colossus

NOTE: If you feel your stamina sustain is good enough, you can replace the Restoration Staff and Rapid Regeneration with an Ice Staff (dont use Tri-Focus passive) and Resolving Vigor.

Vampire vs. Mortal

For this build I am playing as a stage 3 vampire. This gives us access to the undeath passive, greatly increasing our tankiness!

Champion Points

The list below showcases the order in which champion 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 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, or you can follow the list below.


  • Eldritch Insight – 20
  • Piercing – 20
  • Master-at-Arms – 50 (Slotted)
  • Biting Aura – 50 (Slotted)
  • Precision – 20
  • Fighting Finesse – 50 (Slotted)
  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Elemental Aegis – 20
  • Hardy – 20
  • Ironclad – 50 (Slotted)
  • Blessed – 20
  • Tireless Discipline – 20
  • Flawless Ritual – 40
  • War Mage – 30
  • Preparation – 20


  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 30
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Sustained by Suffering – 50 (Slotted)
  • Pain’s Refuge – 50 (Slotted)
  • Relentlessness – 50 (Slotted)
  • Hero’s Vigor – 20
  • Defiance – 20
  • Tireless Guardian – 20
  • Fortification – 30
  • Nimble Protector – 6
  • Savage Defense – 30
  • Mystic Tenacity – 40
  • Bashing Brutality – 20
  • Hasty – 16
  • Sprinter – 20
  • Piercing Gaze – 30


  • 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

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Bewitched Sugar Skulls: Maximum Health, Magicka and Stamina


Atronach – Increased Magicka Recovery


Breton – Definitely the best race for magicka necromancer in PvP. Magicka Necromancer does not have the best sustain, and playing as a Breton prevents us from needing to run a sustain set on our build due to the 7% cost reduction and extra magicka recovery. Besides the great regen, we also get a big boost to our magicka and a ton of extra resistances.


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


Class (all), Light Armor (all), Heavy Armor (all), Medium Armor (all), Destruction Staff (all), Restoration Staff (all), Fighter’s Guild (all), Psijic Order (Clairvoyance and Concentrated Barrier), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Assault (all), Support (all except the first)

Tips & Misc.

This build has one primary combo that it attempts to do to burst the big groups: Blastbones > Swap > Pestilent Colossus > Swap > Avid Boneyard > Grave Robber Synergy. Outside of that, you siphon corpses with Necrotic Potency to build ultimate, and keep yourself alive with your Mortal Coil, Rapid Regeneration and Resistant Flesh. Be sure to also maintain your Spirit Guardian and Summoner’s Armor for maximum defensive capability.


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

Update Log

10/21/2019 – Build created
10/30/2019 – Added alternative skills/gear to the build based on preferences.
2/24/2020 – build overhauled for harrowstorm
9/13/2021 – build brought out of archive and overhauled for waking flame
11/1/2021 – no changes for deadlands
1/8/2022 – changed gear and food
3/15/2022- totally overhauled build
6/7/2022- no changes for high isle
8/22/2022 – no changes for lost depths
11/9/2022 – no changes for firesong