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PVE Magicka DK

Author: Kawall

Class: DRAGONKNIGHT

Race: Dunmer (Dark Elf)

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
18,000 - 20,000 35,000 - 42,500 10,000

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: Destruction Staff

Molten Whip

Dragonknight Skill

Molten Whip

Lava Whip

 

Pulsar

Destruction Staff Skill

Pulsar

Impulse

 

Burning Embers

Dragonknight Skill

Burning Embers

Searing Strike

 

Engulfing Flames

Dragonknight Skill

Engulfing Flames

Fiery Breath

 

Inner Light

Mages Guild Skill

Inner Light

Magelight

 

Shooting Star

Mages Guild Skill

Shooting Star

Meteor

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Destruction Staff

Elemental Blockade

Destruction Staff Skill

Elemental Blockade

Wall of Elements

 

Eruption

Dragonknight Skill

Eruption

Ash Cloud

 

Harness Magicka

Light Armor Skill

Harness Magicka

Annulment

 

Molten Armaments

Dragonknight Skill

Molten Armaments

Molten Weapons

 

Flames of Oblivion

Dragonknight Skill

Flames of Oblivion

Inferno

 

Standard of Might

Dragonknight Skill

Standard of Might

Dragonknight Standard

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
7 0 0

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

5 piece Burning Spellwave - 5 max magicka glyphs

3 willpower - 3 spell power glyphs

2 valkyn skoria -or- 2 grothdar -or- 2 ilambris - 2 max magicka glyphs

All divines is good, but if you want more magicka you can use infused on big pieces.

Maelstrom Inferno Sharpened Staff

I suggest inferno staff in both slot. 

If you don't  want to deal with RNG you can swap burning spellwave to julianos.

You can go 5-1-1 for undaunted passive, It will give some resources. It's up to you.

 

General Info

 

With upcoming patch 13, magicka dks get some love that needed. It's a high damage build, you can pull easily 25 - 30 k damage. Unless you are not looking for top competitive trial guilds, this build give you everything you need, you can do vma, solo most vet dungeons. 

 

And DK's have so many useful abilities. So you MUST get following abilities to max;

Coaglation Blood

Draw Essence

*UPDATE: after neat change on volatile armor, you can use it aswell. It does 12,000k damage in 10 second and have very good radius, also gives major resolve and major ward. Swap with harness magicka on trash pulls and aoe grind.

And Proximity Denotation. It's not MUST, but very useful.

 

It's little hard though, you must manage so many dots and weapon swap, so it requaries little practice.

 

Champion Point Tips

 

With upcoming 13 patch increases champion points to 600

RED

Elemental Defender - 75

Hardy - 75

Quick Recovery - 25

Thick Skinned - 25

 

BLUE

Elemental Expert - 100

Thaumaturge - 44

Elfborn - 40

Spell Erosion - 15

Staff Expert - 1

 

GREEN

Arcanist - 100

Magician - 100

 

 

 

Build Rating

Rating: 4.4. From 11 votes.
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23 Comments

  • MGDK
    Feb 2, 2017

    Hey nice build. Im looking to swap from stam dk to mag dk and this look like a solid build. hut for what do you swap out Coaglation Blood, Draw Essence And Proximity Denotation?

    Reply
    • Kawall
      Feb 2, 2017

      Draw essence and proximity for pure aoe. You can drop searing strike for aoe and even whip for takimg denotation. I generally don’t pick searing strike unless bosses. Proximity deal monster damage on trash pulls and grinding. And you wantto solo vet dungeon or vma I suggest picking Draw essence. For Coaglation blood, with upcoming patch 13 it will restore health your %30 of missing magicka. As dk I’m %90 of times below half magicka because dk’s don’t have much resource management. Eith huge magicka pool you can heal heal to full health.

      Reply
  • Dr Potassium
    Feb 10, 2017

    Hey, I’m new to builds and I got the game a coupe of months ago. See I tend to always play with heavy armour, so is it possible to change the light armour over for heavy armour.

    Reply
    • Kawall
      Feb 11, 2017

      For pve heavy armors useless. You can wear 5 light 1 medium 1 heavy wrmor for undaunted passive. Or full 7 light armor. 5-1-1 better than all 7 light. Not just extra %4 ho and resources but mitigation + another %2 hp from heavy oassives and some stamina recovery and cost reduction from medium. IF you want to dps pve, you must vear atleast 5 piece light armor. You’ll get crazy amount penetration and spell critical from 5 piece passives.

      Reply
  • PVG
    Feb 12, 2017

    Can u maybe explain how u use the skills. Like what order. I’m new to this mag dk thing. Like just explain what order u use the skills when your attacking a monster or boss or maybe a mob. Please just explain what order you use the skills in, I need help! Thank you

    Reply
    • Kawall
      Feb 12, 2017

      For non bosses just pop up molten armaments and do heavy attack + molten whip. This will normally do +40k damage. For bosses, first pop your buffs then;
      Heavy attack -> Elemental Blockade -> Engulfing Breath -> Burning Embers -> Standard of Might -> molten whip with weaving until your dots run-off. Then repeat.

      Reply
      • Kawall
        Feb 12, 2017

        I forgot to add Eruption before Elemental Blockade. Because Elemental blockade have very long animation. After casting Blockade, immediately switch weapon. This will ignore it’s animation.

        Reply
  • Echoslammin
    Feb 14, 2017

    Could you swap the race for a dark elf?

    Reply
    • Kawall
      Feb 14, 2017

      Dark elf would be best choice for magicka dk. +%7 more fire damage is unrivaled.

      Reply
      • Echoslammin
        Feb 14, 2017

        Hey looks like I’m gonna be using your build. Now I have a few questions. What are the best 3 ways to level in ESO, how can I level my mages guild skill line, and can I use a vampire for this build? Thanks ahead of time.

        Reply
        • Kawall
          Feb 15, 2017

          If you move your mouse cursor over XP bar in skill screen, you can see how to level that particular skill line. For mage guilds you have to collect lore book that scatter all over Tamriel. If you play on PC, there’s a addon called “Lorebooks” that shows all lorebooks on your map. And you can use Vampire asswell, but wouldn’t recommend. Unless you want to PvP. For best to power level, you can search good grind spot on google or Join an Dolmen group in any map, Best map for dolmen grin is Alik’r desert. Just go Alik’r desert and type “dolmen+” in zone chat, if there’s any grind group they will add to their group.

          Reply
  • Defl3kt
    Feb 15, 2017

    Does is possible if i make 3 Julianus light divine, 1 heavy and 1 med Julianus foe undaunded. Because i have 2 light grothar. And go 3 willpower jew and 2 staffs inferno any of them sharpened will be good for pve?

    Reply
    • Kawall
      Feb 15, 2017

      It doesn’t matter which part of your armor Heavy or medium. But I would recommend using chest plate heavy and legs medium. They give more armor than other pieces. 3 willpower and grothdarr very good, If you feel ready for trials you can change willpower jewelry for 3 piece moondancer or infallible aether later.

      Reply
      • Defl3kt
        Feb 15, 2017

        Must try mate. Thnx for good advice. I never build good pve builds 😀

        Reply
  • Thalmor
    Feb 18, 2017

    So i see you swap the race to dark elf for a request of one guy, i can still play this build with a High elf? (i don’t care for the extra shit flame damage of the dark elf or high end game leaderboards)

    Reply
    • Kawall
      Feb 18, 2017

      As long as you benefit magicka from racial passives, you’re good to go. And altmers get %4 elemental damage from their racial passives. So there’s only %3 different. So yes, you can play as altmer.

      Reply
  • James st. Patrick
    Feb 20, 2017

    How should I distribute my attribute and what boon should I use

    Reply
    • Kawall
      Feb 22, 2017

      All in magicka. For pve thief, for pvp atronach

      Reply
  • Chronicles7
    Feb 25, 2017

    Would the build work with DW/Destro Staff? DW really looks nice with stat sticks like a good spellsword or something of that nature. Im new to the game and figuring things out. ;P

    Reply
  • Silver
    Mar 1, 2017

    Hi,
    I really like the build. I am not Level 50 yet, so could you please recommend gear and weapons which work with your build up to Level 50, and without Maelstrom weapons, later too? Might be quite some time to get them, if ever 😉
    Thank you.

    Reply
  • Not yet ohgotit
    Apr 24, 2017

    Did you actually put points into health? I have the same hear you’re running but my health is slacking…do you only use bi stat food??

    Reply
  • ElderBane
    May 1, 2017

    This is an awesome build! I have been experimenting with all the classes and this Magika DK is by far the most fun to play. Tons and tons of damage!!! Can”t go wrong here!

    Reply
  • Ray
    Aug 8, 2017

    Dk dark e..cp156 here..
    Like idea you got going on..I got some fine tuning needed for respec..but..
    Gear isssue..I’m running all light atm.. I need a full set 5 or 7 piece that I can farm myself
    I see lists of light armor sets but I’m not worried bout best in slot..not yet..
    I just need a full set I can find..
    Typically on my own..I’m in 4 guilds and they not much help to me..they got there core group and to get in I need to test at 30k dps…I’m still in green n blue armour at 156cp..weapon too..it’s blue inferno flame but still no good buff with it..I need to consider trial gear..so plz help with gear I can farm or one friend in delve..ty..

    Reply

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