Race: Altmer (High Elf)
Main Role: Damage
Health, Magicka, Stamina
Weapon 1: Destruction Staff
Warden SkillCrystallized Slab
Destruction Staff SkillForce Pulse
Destruction Staff SkillDestructive Clench
Warden SkillBlue Betty
Mages Guild SkillInner Light
Warden SkillNorthern Storm
|Light Armor||Medium Armor||Heavy Armor|
Gear and Item Set Info
5 Winterborn (Divines, body pieces)
3 Infallible Aether/Moondancer (jewelry - gold if you can get it)
2 Iceheart (Heavy Divines Helm, Medium Divines Shoulders)
Perfected Asylum Ice Staff - Nirnhoned, Frost Enchant, Front
Maelstrom Ice Staff - Nirnhoned, Frost Enchant, Back
A Master's Ice Staff will work on the back if you can't get a Maelstrom one - move Destructive Clench to the back bar, Blockade to the front)
If you can't get the 1 piece staves, carry Infallible Aether/Moondancer Frost Staves.
If you don't/can't/haven't run Trials, so no IA/Moondancer, wear these set-ups:
5 Ysgramor's Birthright
5 Ice Furnace (jewelry, Frost Staves, Helm)
Angalayond means "Winter" in Ayliedoon.
People will automatically discount this build because of the Ice Staves, and I understand that and expect that. Carrying Ice Staves is a Giant dps loss. You're losing out on the 8% damage increase the Destruction Staff passive "Ancient Knowledge" gives Flame & Lightning Staves. Also, in order to make Ice Staves work in PvE, you need to NOT purchase the "Tri-Focus" passive - it's the passive that makes your Ice Staff heavy attacks taunt the enemy. (Which is also a dps loss - Flame/Lightning heavy attacks get a damage buff from this passive.)
Also, ZOS seems determined to make Frost damage subpar - 2 of your dps skills aren't exactly dps - "Arctic Blast" is a heal that does AoE Frost damage. Crystallized Slab is a damage mitigation skill that returns frost damage to the attacker. (You could replace these with more standard DoTs, like "Fetcher Infection," etc.)
Don't try to make a huge impression with a dps parse. You probably won'the with these skills.
You can try to mitigate the dps loss by being an Altmer (4% buff to Frost Damage) and carrying Nirnhoned Maelstrom & Asylum Frost Staves, but you probably will have a hard time pushing 30k in front of a test dummy.
Champion Point Tips
Typical Mag DPS set up. (You may want some in "Blessed" for "Arctic Blast" to be meaningful enough to be worth slotting.)