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The Blizzard – Magicka Warden PvP Build

The Blizzard – Magicka Warden PvP Build

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Harrowstorm

Table of Contents

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

Video

Introduction

Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Magicka Warden build PvP, The Blizzard, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build can be used in all types of PvP: CP/No-CP, Cyrodiil, Battlegrounds, Imperial City and duels.

The Dragonhold patch brought a ton of great buffs to the magicka warden. Between said changes and the removal of the stun on Dizzying Swing (RIP), I decided to change my Warden from stamina back to magicka. Magden now sports much more respectable damage than it used to, giving us tons of single target as well as AoE pressure. One of my favorite things about wardens too is that they bring a ton of utility to a team: great offheals, AoE major breach, AoE slows and major protection.  Overall, the class is just a (arctic) blast to play and I definitely recommend giving one a try! This build saw a big overhaul with this patch, and in my opinion, this version of the Blizzard is the strongest it’s ever been!

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.

Setup

Gear

Magicka Warden PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Bloodspawn Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Bloodspawn Medium Impenetrable Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Necropotence Light Impenetrable Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Legs Necropotence Light Impenetrable Prismatic Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Chest Necropotence Light Impenetrable Prismatic Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Belt Necropotence Light Impenetrable Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Boots Necropotence Light Impenetrable Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Necklace Bright-Throat's Boast Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Murkmire or Guild Trader
Ring Bright-Throat's Boast Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Murkmire or Guild Trader
Ring Bright-Throat's Boast Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Murkmire or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Bright-Throat's Boast Inferno Charged Frost Murkmire or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Bright-Throat's Boast 1h Weapon Defending Weapon & Spell Damage Murkmire or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Bright-Throat's Boast Shield Nirnhoned Magicka Murkmire or Guild Trader

Gear Explanation

Bloodspawn: This set is just the swiss army knife of monster sets for PvP; it just provides so much to any build you put it on. You get stamina recovery which is always welcomed for a magicka build, extra ultimate to help you get to your burst faster, and extra resistances to help keep you tanky!

Necropotence: One of the best magicka damage sets for any build that runs pets. This set gives us an absolutely massive boost to our maximum magicka as long as we have a pet active, and we always will with Blue Betty.

Bright-Throat’s Boast: This set is the magicka version of Bone Pirate, and is perfect for the magicka warden. Not only does it give us a big boost to our magicka which gives us a nice damage boost, but it also gives us a much needed boost to our sustain as long as we are using a buff drink.

Attributes

All points into Magicka.

Skills

Force Pulse Deep Fissure Destructive Clench Bird of Prey Inner Light Northern Storm
Living Trellis Arctic Blast Blue Betty Ice Fortress Elusive Mist Enchanted Forest

Main Bar – Destruction Staff: Force Pulse, Deep Fissure, Destructive Clench, Bird of Prey, Inner Light, Northern Storm

Back Bar – 1h/Shield:  Living Trellis, Arctic Blast, Blue Betty, Ice Fortress, Elusive Mist, Enchanted Forest

Vampire vs. Mortal

For this patch, I’ve gone back to being a vampire. With the lowering of damage overall going into dragonhold, I think that it’s worth picking back up for certain builds. Having mist form for Cyrodiil is a great tool and allows us to stay mobile without having to drain our stamina for movement.

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 810 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Blessed – 32
  • Elfborn – 56
  • Spell Erosion – 37
  • Elemental Expert – 64
  • Master-at-Arms – 81

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Sprinter – 16
  • Siphoner – 1
  • Warlord – 56
  • Arcanist – 75
  • Tenacity – 19
  • Shadow Ward – 66
  • Tumbling – 37

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Ironclad – 66
  • Resistant – 49
  • Thick Skinned – 37
  • Hardy – 49
  • Elemental Defender – 37
  • Quick Recovery – 32

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Spring-Loaded Infusion (Max Health, Magicka and Stamina)

Mundus Stones

For more damage, use The Mage: Increased Maximum Magicka.

For better survivability, use The LadyIncreased Physical and Spell Resistance.

Race

Breton: Great race for sustain. You get maximum magicka, spell cost reduction, magicka recovery and a nice boost to your spell resistance, which just makes you that much tankier and harder to kill. In my opinion, this is by far the best race for this build.

Potions

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

Passives

  • Animal Companions: All
  • Winters Embrace: All
  • Green balance: All
  • Light Armor: All
  • Heavy Armor: All that don’t require 5 pieces worn.
  • Medium Armor: All that don’t require 5 pieces worn.
  • Destruction Staff: All
  • 1h and Shield: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Mages Guild: All
  • Assault: All
  • Support: Combat Medic, Battle Resurrection
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use
  • Racial: All

Resource Management & Rotation

  • Maintain your buffs and debuffs to maximize the amount of damage and tankiness this build has to offer.
  • When you need to kite, mist form into LOS. Then, use Living Trellis and Arctic Blast to heal yourself back up!
  • If you desperately need a heal, use your back bar ultimate. But, if you’re not low and are about to fight a large group, you’d be better off using Northern Storm for the Major Protection.
  • Northern Storm into Deep Fissure is your primary burst on the build. Northern Storm spikes your magicka up by an absolute ton, so using it right before your Fissure goes off will help maximize it’s damage.
  • Heal allies with Living Trellis. It will not only obviously help keep them alive, but it helps your sustain via class passives.

Contact

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

Update Log

3/5/2018 – Build created
7/9/2018 – Build overhauled for summerset
7/17/2018 – SCR changed to Force Pulse
9/21/2018 – CP Updated for Wolfhunter
11/16/2018 – Build overhauled for Murkmire
1/10/2019 – Old Blizzard moved to Nature’s Fury writeup. New build writer overhauled this setup.
10/21/2019 – Build brought out of archives and overhauled for Dragonhold
2/24/2020 – build overhauled for harrowstorm
3/16/2020 – Tweaked my skills, CP, and front bar staff trait

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