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Solo Magicka Dragonknight PvE Build ESO – The Wyvern

Solo Magicka Dragonknight PvE Build ESO – The Wyvern

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Waking Flame

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. Resource Management & Rotation
  4. Contact Info
  5. Update Log


Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Solo Magicka Dragonknight Build PvE, The Wyvern, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for playing solo PvE content, such as questing, public dungeons, Maelstrom Arena, etc.! This build has extremely strong Single Target and AoE pressure with the abilities we have at our disposal, as well as plenty of sustain and healing to keep ourselves alive reliably. My goal with this build was to create a magicka dragonknight build that could play solo effectively, but had strong thematic ties to the class’s identity!



Magicka Dragon Knight Solo PvE Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Iceheart Light Divines Magicka Vet Direfrost Keep
Shoulders Iceheart Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Spell Parasite Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Legs Spell Parasite Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Chest Spell Parasite Heavy Divines Magicka Crafted
Belt Spell Parasite Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Boots Spell Parasite Light Divines Magicka Crafted
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 Mother’s Sorrow Fire Precise Flame Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Crushing Wall Fire Infused Berserker Vet Maelstrom Arena

Gear Set Explanation

Iceheart: This set is one of the strongest sets for solo PvE. We get a strong damage shield every time we deal critical damage (which adds a ton of survivability) and a solid frost damage AoE while that shield holds.

Mother’s Sorrow: Staple magicka damage dealing set, this set offers us a ton of critical hit chance which allows us to not only deal a ton of additional damage, but keep great uptime on our Iceheart set too!

Spell Parasite: An amazing damage set for sustain. Magicka Dragonknights do not have the best sustain, so wearing a set like Spell Parasite helps a lot by regenerating extra magicka, allowing us to sustain our magicka pool more easily while soloing.


All points into Magicka.


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Main Bar – Fire Staff: Molten Whip, Burning Embers, Engulfing Flames, Harness Magicka, Elemental Drain, Ferocious Leap

Back Bar – Fire Staff: Igneous Weapons, Mystic Orb, Elemental Blockade, Coagulating Blood, Volatile Armor, Standard of Might

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

You are playing a mortal for this build. Since we are not using the vampire spammable on this setup, we have no use for the skill line.

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.


  • Precision – 20
  • Fighting Finesse – 50 (Slotted)
  • Piercing – 20
  • Deadly Aim – 50 (Slotted)
  • Master-at-Arms – 50 (Slotted)
  • Reaving Blows – 50 (Slotted)
  • Eldritch Insight – 20
  • Battle Mastery – 40
  • Mighty – 30
  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Preparation – 20
  • Elemental Aegis – 20
  • Hardy – 20
  • Blessed – 20
  • Tireless Discipline – 20


  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Rejuvenation – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 30
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Hero’s Vigor – 20
  • Siphoning Spells – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortified – 50 (Slotted)
  • Defiance – 20
  • Tireless Guardian – 20
  • Fortification – 30
  • Hasty – 16
  • 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

Mistral Banana-Bunny Hash (Maximum Health and Magicka)


The Thief – Increased Critical Damage


  1. Breton
  2. Khajiit
  3. Dark Elf
  4. High Elf

NOTE: If you’re not playing as a Breton, change one of your jewelry glyphs to a Reduce Spell Cost glyph or use Witchmother’s Potent Brew for your buff food.


Essence of Spell Crit (Restore Health, Magicka and Major Prophecy)
(Bugloss, Lady’s Smock, Water Hyacinth)

NOTE: If your budget is tight, you can just use regular restore magicka potions!


Class (all), Light Armor (all), Heavy Armor (all), Destruction Staff (all), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use)

Resource Management & Rotation

  • Maintain Elemental Drain, Mystic Orb, Elemental Blockade, Engulfing Flames, and Burning Embers on your target.
  • Maintain Volatile Armor & Igneous Weapons at all times to help keep you tanky and keep  your damage high.
  • If none of your DoTs need to be refreshed, you want to light attack weave with Molten Whip.
  • If you know a boss/mob is going to deal a big amount of damage, use your Harness Magicka to defend yourself. If you need to heal yourself in a pinch, reapply burning embers. If you still need more healing, Coagulating Blood is there for emergencies!
  • When you’re low on magicka, use a heavy attack to restore resources!


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

Update Log

1/16/2020 – Build created.
2/24/2020 – Build overhauled to be closer to Dottz’s MagDK’s vMA build.
5/26/2020 – removed vampirism from the build
8/24/2020 – no changes for stonethorn
11/2/2020 – no changes for markarth
3/8/2021 – updated CP for flames of ambition
3/19/2021- changed monster set and skills
6/2/2021 – changed gear, cp, and mundus
8/23/2021 – no changes for waking flame