Overpowered Magicka Warden ONE BAR Solo PVE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The ICE STORM Build is a Powerful One Bar set up for the Magicka Warden with impressive Damage, Speed and nearly infinite Sustain. This build will be great for leveling up or Grinding Champion Points and is extremely easy and FUN to play!


Primary Sets


The recommended item sets for the ICE STORM Magicka Warden Build are focused on Critical Chance as well as increasing our Frost Damage.

First, the Mother’s Sorrow set is a great all-around set for any Magicka build in The Elder Scrolls Online, providing some max Magicka as well as tons of Spell Critical.

Next, Ysgramor’s Birthright is the only set in ESO that boosts our Frost Damage specifically, which is a perfect match for the Magicka Warden, especially with this build.

Finally, most Monster Sets will not be a great option for this build because enemies die too quickly for them to be useful. Instead, choosing two separate Monster Set pieces to max out our Spell Critical will be a very good option. For this build, Slimecraw and Iceheart work great.

Click on a Set Name below to learn more.

Mother’s Sorrow

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(4 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(5 items) Adds 1528 Spell Critical

Ysgramor’s Birthright

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(5 items) Adds 400 Spell Damage to your Frost Damage abilities.

Iceheart 1 Piece

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 657 Spell Critical

Slimecraw 1 Piece

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 771 Critical Chance


Alternate Sets


Any offense focused set can be used on this build including New Moon Acolyte or Law Of Julianos. For a full Monster Set, Iceheart will provide some decent protection plus fit in well with the Ice Mage theme of this build.

New Moon Acolyte

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(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%.

Law Of Julianos

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(5 items) Adds 300 Spell Damage

Iceheart

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(2 items) When you deal Critical Damage, you have a 20% chance to gain a damage shield that absorbs 5000 damage for 6 seconds. While the damage shield holds, you deal 500 Frost Damage to all enemies within 5 meters of you every 1 second. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.


Basic Gear Set Up


Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Mother's Sorrow Ice Staff Precise NA Spell Damage
Backup Any Staff Infused NA Absorb Magic
Head Slimecraw Training Light Magicka
Shoulder Iceheart Training Light Magicka
Chest Ysgramor's Birthright Training Light Magicka
Waist Ysgramor's Birthright Training Light Magicka
Gloves Ysgramor's Birthright Training Light Magicka
Legs Ysgramor's Birthright Training Light Magicka
Feet Ysgramor's Birthright Training Light Magicka
Necklace Mother's Sorrow Arcane NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 Mother's Sorrow Arcane NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 Mother's Sorrow Arcane NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


Race

The optimal races for this build will include High Elf, Dark Elf and Khajiit.

Mundus

The Shadow

Food/Drink Buff

Blue Food - Max Magicka and Max Health

Potions

Basic Magicka Potions or Tri-Stat Potions


Skills - One Bar Setup - Frost Staff


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

  1. Unstable Wall Of Elements

  2. Bird Of Prey

  3. Arctic Blast

  4. Blue Betty

  5. Inner Light

  6. ULT: Eternal Guardian


Skills - Two Bar Setup - Frost Staff


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

  1. Unstable Wall Of Elements

  2. Bird Of Prey

  3. Deep Fissure

  4. Screaming Cliff Racer

  5. Inner Light

  6. ULT: Eternal Guardian

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

  1. Leeching Vines

  2. Bird Of Prey

  3. Arctic Blast

  4. Ice Fortress

  5. Blue Betty

  6. ULT: Eternal Guardian


Skills Discussion & Rotation


Combat Tips

The one bar set up is extremely easy to blow things up with! Simply cast any buffs you have first including Blue Betty and Arctic Blast, then approach a group of enemies and spam Unstable Wall Of Elements. That’s it!


Champion Points 2.0


 

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