ABRA CADAVER

Magicka Necromancer Solo & Group PVE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The ABRA CADAVER Build is an incredibly strong Solo or Group set up for the Magicka Necromancer class in The Elder Scrolls Online. Summon your Skeletal Minions to do their worst!


Primary Sets


The Elemental Catalyst set is amazingly strong set that works well on the necromancer class, boosting our critical damage by a total of 9% when used correctly.

Mother’s Sorrow is another great set for maxing out our Critical Strike Chance, helping us do as much damage and healing as possible while also synergizing well with Elemental Catalyst.

Finally, Iceheart is an excellent monster set for this build, giving us a free damage shield, more critical chance and extra AOE ice damage (which also helps to proc Elemental Catalyst).

Elemental Catalyst

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(5 items) Whenever you deal Flame, Shock, or Frost Damage, you apply a stack of Flame, Shock, or Frost Weakness to the enemy for 3 seconds. Each stack of an Elemental Weakness increases their Critical Damage taken by 3%. An enemy can only have one stack of each Elemental Weakness at a time.

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 1924 Spell Critical

Iceheart

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 833 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.


Alternative Sets


Elemental Catalyst can be replaced with other damage oriented sets such as New Moon Acolyte or Spinner’s Garments. Iceheart can be replaced with a damaging monster set such as Valkyn Skoria or more group focused sets like Lord Warden.

New Moon Acolyte

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 833 Weapon Critical, Adds 833 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%.

Spinner’s Garments

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(5 items) Adds 3460 Spell Penetration

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 Mother's Sorrow Lightning Staff Precise NA Absorb Magic
Backup Any Lightning Staff Infused NA Spell Damage
Head Iceheart Divines Heavy Magicka
Shoulder Iceheart Divines Medium Magicka
Chest Elemental Catalyst Divines Light Magicka
Waist Elemental Catalyst Divines Light Magicka
Gloves Elemental Catalyst Divines Light Magicka
Legs Elemental Catalyst Divines Light Magicka
Feet Elemental Catalystn Divines Light Magicka
Necklace Mother's Sorrow Necklace Arcane NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 Mother's Sorrow Ring Arcane NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 Mother's Sorrow Ring Arcane NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


Race

In order to maximize the critical damage component of this build, Khajiit will be the best option. Other magicka-based races such as High Elf, Breton and Dark Elf will work well also.

Mundus

The Shadow

Food/Drink Buff

Blue Food: Max Health & Max Magicka

Potions

Spell Power Potions


Skills


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

  1. Mystic Siphon

  2. Stalking Blastbones

  3. Inner Light or Dampen Magic

  4. Scalding Rune

  5. Skeletal Arcanist

  6. ULT: Temporal Guard or Shooting Star

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

  1. Elemental Blockade

  2. Unnerving Boneyard

  3. Mortal Coil or Necrotic Potency

  4. Beckoning Armor

  5. Spirit Guardian

  6. ULT: Glacial Colossus


Skills Discussion & Rotation


Buffs

Pop your potion and buff with Beckoning Armor and Spirit Guardian.

Damage

Start with Blastbones to create a corpse next to your target, then cast Mystic Siphon, Skeletal Arcanist, Scalding Rune, then Blastbones again. Bar Swap:

Then cast Unnerving Boneyard -> Unstable Wall -> Bar Swap back

Healing

Use Mortal Coil as 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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