Magicka Dragonknight Solo PVE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The INFERNO Build is a Solo Magicka Dragonknight build that is focused on MASSIVE Heavy Attack damage. In fact, the majority of your damage on this build comes from just holding down that one button! Of course we also have plenty of easy self-healing thrown in for a truly great Solo Build that can handle the most challenging content in the game.


Primary Sets


The focus of the INFERNO Magicka Dragonknight centers around Heavy Attack damage and self-healing. The sets listed below are ideal for this type of build, but keep in mind there are also many similar options available in The Elder Scrolls Online. Alternative sets are also listed below.

First, the Infallible Mage set provides a strong bonus to Heavy Attack damage while also debuffing enemies with Minor Vulnerability.

Next, the Noble Duelist set provides even more heavy attack damage and all we need to do is be in melee range of the enemy we are fighting! This will be easy enough to maintain in most situations, especially on a solo build, because most enemies will rush out to meet you anyway.

The Ring Of The Pale Order Mythic Item plays very well into this build, providing free healing to go along with our massive Heavy Attack damage.

For the monster set, we use Domihaus to provide the most stats possible for running a single piece.

Finally, this build can make use of the Crushing Wall set (Maelstrom Arena Destruction Staff) for even more Heavy Attack damage.

Infallible Mage

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(3 items) Gain Minor Slayer at all times, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
(4 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(5 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical, Your Heavy Attacks deal an additional 900 damage. Enemies you damage with fully-charged Heavy Attacks are afflicted with Minor Vulnerability for 10 seconds, increasing their damage taken by 5%.

Noble Duelist

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
(3 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(5 items) When you deal damage with a Light or Heavy attack in melee range, you cause your Light and Heavy attacks to deal an additional 1811 damage for 5 seconds. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.

Domihaus

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina, Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(2 items) When you deal damage, you create either a ring of fire or ring of molten earth around you for 10 seconds, which deals 1300 Flame Damage or 1300 Physical Damage every 1 second. Standing within the ring grants you 300 Spell Damage or 300 Weapon Damage. This effect can occur once every 15 seconds.

Crushing Wall

Set bonus
(2 items) Your Light and Heavy Attacks deal an additional 1353 damage to enemies in your Wall of Elements.


Alternative Sets


Infallible Aether can take some time to acquire as it is a Trials set. However, there are many other sets in the game that also buff heavy attack damage including Sergeant’s Mail and Undaunted Unweaver. Crafted Sets such as New Moon Acolyte can also be effective.

Sergeant’s Mail

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
(3 items) Adds 129 Health Recovery
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage
(5 items) Increases the damage of your fully-charged Heavy Attacks by 2257.

Undaunted Unweaver

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(5 items) When you use an ability that costs Stamina, you increase the damage of your Light and Heavy attacks by 1685 for 10 seconds.

New Moon Acolyte

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 657 Weapon Critical, Adds 657 Spell Critical
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage and Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 1487 Physical Penetration, Adds 1487 Spell Penetration
(5 items) Adds 401 Weapon Damage and Spell Damage. Increases the cost of your active abilities by 5%.


Gear Set Up


Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Infallible Mage Lightning Staff Precise NA Shock
Backup Maelstrom Staff Infused NA Spell Damage
Head Domihaus Divines Light Magicka
Shoulder Infallible Mage Divines Light Magicka
Chest Noble Duelist Divines Light Magicka
Waist Noble Duelist Divines Light Magicka
Gloves Noble Duelist Divines Light Magicka
Legs Noble Duelist Divines Light Magicka
Feet Noble Duelist Divines Light Magicka
Necklace Infallible Mage Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 Infallible Mage Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 Ring Of The Pale Order Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


Race

High Elf is great for this build thanks to the extra spell damage and damage reduction while channeling abilities. Dark Elf is a great option again for Spell Damage and more Max Stats. Khajiit will be a great choice to maximize Critical Damage and Healing.

Mundus

The Thief

Food/Drink Buff

Blue Food: Max Health and Max Magicka or Purple Tri-Stat Food

Potions

Basic Magicka Potions


Skills


Main Weapon: LIGHTNING STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Burning Embers

  2. Engulfing Flames

  3. Dampen Magic

  4. Inner Light

  5. Coagulating Blood or Elemental Drain

  6. ULT: Temporal Guard or Ferocious Leap

Backup Weapon: INFERNO STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Channeled Acceleration

  2. Flames Of Oblivion or Cauterize

  3. Elemental Blockade

  4. Molten Armaments

  5. Volatile Armor

  6. ULT: Standard Of Might


Skills Discussion & Rotation


Buffs

Keep up Channeled Acceleration, Molten Armaments and Volatile Armor.

Offensive

Cast Flames Of Oblivion/Cauterize then Elemental Blockade -> Bar Swap -> Burning Embers, Engulfing Flames, Heavy Attack 4x -> Bar Swap back.


Companions


This Solo Build can benefit greatly from using Companions which are releasing with the Blackwood Chapter in 2021. While any Companion set up can be helpful, a Companion that can further buff your heavy attack damage will be best for this build. I recommend Bastian Hallix for Companion on this build with the set up below.

Recommended Gear

  • All Medium Armor - Quickened Trait

  • Dual Wield

Recommended Skills


Champion Points 2.0 - Blackwood


- 300 Champion Points -

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BLUE

RED

- 600 Champion Points -

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RED

- 900 Champion Points -

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- 1200 Champion Points -

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