Magicka Dragonknight Solo PVE One Bar Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The FIRE GOD Build is a unique take on the Magicka Dragonknight, combining massive single target and AOE DoT Damage potential with strong defensive heals and buffs. This build is literally unkillable in many circumstances, with minimal button presses. This guide will cover both the ONE BAR and TWO BAR versions of the build.


Primary Sets


Our main damage set on this build is Elf Bane, which adds an extra 5 second duration to our flame-based damage over time skills. This set is perfect for the Magicka Dragonknight because we have so many abilities that fall into this category, including: Engulfing Flames, Burning Embers, Eruption and the Dragonknight Standard ultimate. The fact that this extends the duration of most of our damaging abilities makes for a very simple and easy rotation.

For our defensive set we are using Light Of Cyrodiil which reduces our damage taken by 15% while channeling. The “channel” we are using to proc this is the Psijic Order ability Meditate (for the one bar set up) or just a simple lightning staff heavy attack on the two bar build.

Finally, a great monster set for this build is Grothdar, as it gives us extra max magicka and the proc is also extended to 10 (!) seconds thanks to Elf Bane, essentially giving the proc no cooldown, which is amazing!

Elf Bane

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(5 items) Increases the duration of your Flame Damage over Time abilities by 5 seconds.

Light Of Cyrodiil

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(5 items) While you are casting or channeling an ability, your damage taken is reduced by 15%. When you are interrupted, your next Magicka Ability will cost no Magicka.

Grothdarr

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(2 items) When you deal damage, you have a 10% chance to create lava pools that swirl around you, dealing 1800 Flame Damage to all enemies within 8 meters of you every 1 second for 5 seconds. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.


Alternative Sets


I would strongly recommend Elf Bane for this build, but Light Of Cyrodiil can be replaced with more general offensive sets. For example, Mother’s Sorrow or New Moon Acolyte will increase your damage substantially. Zaan can be used for very strong single target monster set instead of Grothdar, while Valkyn Skoria is also a nice choice thanks to all the DOT damage present on this build.

Mother’s Sorrow

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(4 items) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(5 items) Adds 1937 Spell Critical

Zaan

Set bonus

(1 item) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(2 items) When you damage a nearby enemy with a Light or Heavy Attack, you have a 33% chance to create a beam of fire that will connect you to your enemy. The beam deals 2010 Flame Damage every 1 second to your enemy for 6 seconds. Every second, this damage increases by 100%. The beam is broken if the enemy moves 8 meters away from you. This effect can occur every 18 seconds.

Valkyn Skoria

Set bonus

(1 item) Adds 1487 Spell Penetration
(2 items) When you deal damage with a damage over time effect, you have a 8% chance to summon a meteor that deals 9000 Flame Damage to the target and 3535 Flame Damage to all other enemies within 5 meters. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.


Gear Set Up


Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Light Of Cyrodiil Fire or Lightning Staff Infused NA Damage Shield
Backup Any Staff Infused NA Weapon Damage
Head Grothdar Divines Light Magicka
Shoulder Grothdar Divines Light Magicka
Chest Elf Bane Divines Heavy Health
Waist Light Of Cyrodiil Divines Light Magicka
Gloves Light Of Cyrodiil Divines Light Magicka
Legs Elf Bane Divines Heavy Health
Feet Light Of Cyrodiil Divines Light Magicka
Necklace Elf Bane Infused NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 Elf Bane Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 Elf Bane Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


Race

The optimal race for this build is High Elf due to the extra damage and damage reduction while channeling. Dark Elf and Breton are decent choices as well. Nord is an interesting choice too as they provide extra damage reduction and ultimate regen.

Mundus

The Thief

Food/Drink Buff

Bewitched Sugar Skulls

Potions

Spell Power Potions


Skills - One Bar Setup


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

  1. Elemental Blockade

  2. Engulfing Flames

  3. Eruption

  4. Burning Embers

  5. Introspection

  6. ULT: Standard Of Might


Skills - Two Bar Setup


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

  1. Scalding Rune

  2. Engulfing Flames

  3. Eruption

  4. Burning Embers

  5. Inner Light

  6. ULT: Temporal Guard

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

  1. Elemental Blockade

  2. Elemental Susceptibility

  3. Cauterize

  4. Molten Armaments

  5. Volatile Armor

  6. ULT: Standard Of Might


Skills Discussion & Rotation


One Bar Rotation

Buff with your Potion, then cast all of your offensive abilities: Blockade Of Fire, Engulfing Flames, Eruption, Burning Embers,

then cast and hold Introspection.

Break Introspection to recast your DOTS once they fall off. Cast Standard Of Might as needed.

Two Bar Rotation

Buff with your potion, then cast Molten Armaments and Volatile Armor. Then cast Elemental Susceptibility and Blockade Of Fire-> Barswap

On the Frontbar, cast Scalding Rune, Engulfing Flames, Eruption, Burning Embers, then Heavy Attack x 2 -> Barswap

Use Cauterize as needed for heals. Recast buffs and Ultimate when needed.


Champion Points 2.0


- 300 Champion Points -

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- 600 Champion Points -

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- 900 Champion Points -

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- 1200 Champion Points -

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