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Magicka Arcanist PvP Build ESO – Grimoire

Magicka Arcanist PvP Build ESO – Grimoire

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Update 39

Table of Contents

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


Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Magicka Arcanist DPS PvP Build, Grimoire, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for PvP of all kinds: Cyrodiil, Dueling, Imperial City and Battlegrounds. This build can be played in both CP and no-CP pvp as well!

This build focuses on utilizing the power of the Arcanist kit to debuff your opponent and then hit them with a big burst inside this build’s primary burst window using Clever Alchemist. This class has fantastic offense and defense, and is a really well rounded class to PvP on!

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 Arcanist PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Balorgh Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Vet March of Sacrifices
Shoulders Balorgh Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic White-Gold Tower
Gloves Clever Alchemist Light Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Legs Clever Alchemist Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Chest Armor of the Trainee Heavy Reinforced Prismatic Any starting zone or Guild Trader
Belt Rallying Cry Light Impenetrable Prismatic Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Boots Clever Alchemist Light Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Necklace Rallying Cry Jewelry Infused Spell Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Rallying Cry Jewelry Infused Spell Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Markyn Ring of Majesty Jewelry Infused Spell Damage Antiquities
Weapon 1 Clever Alchemist 1h Mace Nirnhoned Flame Crafted
Weapon 2 Clever Alchemist 1h Mace Charged Poison Crafted
Weapon 2 Rallying Cry Ice Precise Weapon Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader


  • Health: 10
  • Magicka: 54


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Front Bar – Dual Wield: Camouflaged Hunter, Recuperative Treatise, Rune of Uncanny Adoration, Tentacular Dread, Escalating Runeblades, The Tide King’s Gaze

Back Bar – Destruction Staff: Elemental Drain, Resolving Vigor, Impervious Runeward, Race Against Time, Cruxweaver Armor, Sanctum of the Abyssal Sea

Vampire vs. WW vs. Mortal

For this build you play as stage 3 vampire to gain access to the undeath passive. This passive is needed to achieve a level of tankiness that the build needs to brawl it out and stay in combat as long as possible.

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.


  • Tireless Discipline – 20
  • Piercing – 20
  • Deadly Aim – 50 (Slotted)
  • Biting Aura – 50 (Slotted)
  • Precision – 20
  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Elemental Aegis – 20
  • Hardy – 20
  • Duelist’s Rebuff – 50 (Slotted)
  • Ironclad – 50 (Slotted)
  • Blessed – 20
  • Eldritch Insight – 20
  • Battle Mastery – 40
  • Mighty – 30
  • Preparation – 20


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

Orzorga’s Bear Haunch: Maximum Health, Magicka Recovery and Stamina Recovery


Atronach – Increased Stamina Recovery


Dark Elf: This gives us a good boost to our weapon damage, as well as our magicka and stamina pools! The fire resistance also helps a ton given how much flame damage is present in the game.


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


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


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

Update Log

6/29/2023 – Build created
8/24/2023 – no changes for update 39