COLD BLOODED

Magicka Warden PVE VAMPIRE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The COLD BLOODED Build is a Magicka Warden set up for Solo or Group content in The Elder Scrolls Online, with a special focus on Vampire abilities. Combine the powers of Ice magic with ESO’s new Vampire skill line using this powerful new build!


Primary Sets


Winter’s Respite provides an amazing healing effect that is always active as long as our ground-based DOTS are active - this also let’s us get greater benefit from our Vampire abilities which cost health to cast.

Necropotence is another very powerful set which gives this build LOTS of max magicka while our Betty Netch is active.

Finally, Iceheart rounds out the Cold Blooded theme for this build while also giving us extra critical chance and a free damage shield.

Winter’s Respite

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(5 items) Casting abilities that leave an effect on the ground will create a circle of healing frost for 10 seconds. You and your allies restore 2358 Health every 1 second while inside the circle. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.

Necropotence

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(5 items) While you have a pet active, your Maximum Magicka is increased by 3150.

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.


Alternate Sets


Some good alternative sets to use on this build include Bahahra’s Curse, which has a healing effect similar to Winter’s Respite as well as Spinner’s Garments or Law Of Julianos for the extra damage. For Monster sets, Mother Ciannait also provides a free damage shield with increased magicka recovery.

Bahraha’s Curse

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina, Reduces your damage taken from environmental traps by 40%.
(5 items) When you deal damage, you have a 25% chance to create desecrated ground for 5 seconds, which reduces the Movement Speed of enemies within 3.5 meters by 60%, damages them for 960 Magic Damage every 1 second, and heals you for 100% of the damage done. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.

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

Mother Ciannait

Set bonus

(1 item) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(2 items) While in combat, casting an ability with a cast time or channeling an ability grants you a damage shield that absorbs 5000 damage for 6 seconds. If the damage shield is broken, you restore 822 Magicka. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.


Gear Set Up


Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Lightning Staff Of Necropotence Precise NA Absorb Magic
Backup Ice Staff Of Necropotence Infused NA Spell Damage
Head Iceheart Divines Heavy Health
Shoulder Iceheart Divines Medium Stamina
Chest Winter's Respite Divines Light Magicka
Waist Winter's Respite Divines Light Magicka
Gloves Winter's Respite Divines Light Magicka
Legs Winter's Respite Divines Light Magicka
Feet Winter's Respite Divines Light Magicka
Necklace Necropotence Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 Necropotence Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 Necropotence Infused NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


Race

High Elf is a strong choice for this build due to the increased spell damage, max magicka and stamina sustain (Spell Recharge). Breton also is a great choice for Vampire builds overall because of the magicka cost reduction.

Mundus

The Lover

Food/Drink Buff

Blue Food - Max Magicka & Max Health

Potions

Tri-Stat Potions


Skills


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

  1. Sated Fury

  2. Deep Fissure

  3. Inner Light or Leeching Vines

  4. Fetcher Infection or Blood For Blood

  5. Bird Of Prey

  6. ULT: Shooting Star

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

  1. Elemental Blockade

  2. Winter’s Revenge

  3. Elemental Drain

  4. Blue Betty

  5. Ice Fortress

  6. ULT: Northern Storm or Swarming Scion


Skills Discussion & Rotation


Buffs

Keep up Blue Betty, Ice Fortress and Lotus Flower. Be sure to apply Elemental Drain to any boss.

Rotation

Start with Backbar DOTs: Blockade Of Frost and Winter’s Revenge. Bar Swap:

Then: Sated Fury -> Deep Fissure -> Fetcher Infection -> Heavy Attack -> Deep Fissure -> Heavy Attack -> Bar Swap

Then: Recast Blockade and Winter’s Revenge -> Bar Swap -> Deep Fissure -> Fetcher Infection -> Heavy Attack -> Deep Fissure -> Heavy Attack -> Bar Swap

Notes

Rebuff after the above rotation. Turn off Sated Fury as needed once the health loss is too strong to heal. For example, you may want to turn off Sated before you rebuff.


Champion Points 2.0


- 300 Champion Points -

GREEN

BLUE

RED

- 600 Champion Points -

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BLUE

RED

- 900 Champion Points -

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BLUE

RED

- 1200 Champion Points -

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