Beginner’s Dragonknight Healer Build for The Elder Scrolls Online

Welcome to the Beginner’s Dragonknight Healer Build/Guide for Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). This guide will teach you the basics of building a Dragonknight Healer and provide you with the necessary tools to start your journey as a supportive healer in ESO.

This build is designed for players new to the healing role and focuses on healing output, resource management, and easy gear acquisition.

Race Selection:

While any race can be a Dragonknight Healer, the following races have passives that make them more suitable for the role:

  • Breton: Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, and Cost Reduction
  • High Elf: Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, and Elemental Talent
  • Argonian: Max Health, Healing Received, and Potion effectiveness

Attribute Points:

  • Allocate all 64 points into Magicka to maximize your healing output.

Mundus Stone:

  • The Atronach (Magicka Recovery) or The Ritual (Healing Effectiveness)

Food and Potions:

  • Food: Tri-stat food (Max Health, Magicka, and Stamina)
  • Potions: Tri-stat potions or basic health/magicka/stamina potions


Bar 1 – Restoration Staff:

  1. Grand Healing – Morph to Healing Springs
  2. Regeneration – Morph to Rapid Regeneration or Mutagen
  3. Combat Prayer – Morph to Blessing of Protection
  4. Cauterize – Morph to Coagulating Blood
  5. Energy Orb – Morph to Necrotic Orb
  6. Ultimate: Life Giver – Morph to Panacea

Bar 2 – Destruction Staff (Lightning):

  1. Elemental Blockade – Morph to Unstable Wall of Elements
  2. Elemental Drain – Morph to Weakness to Elements
  3. Engulfing Flames – Morph to Searing Strike
  4. Mystic Guard – Morph to Bone Shield
  5. Efficient Purge – Morph to Cleanse
  6. Ultimate: Aggressive Warhorn – Morph to Sturdy Warhorn

Champion Points

Craft (Green):

  1. Steed’s Blessing – 50 points
  2. Breakfall – 50 points
  3. Wanderer – 50 points

Warfare (Red):

  1. Boundless Vitality – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1200 CP)
  2. Fortified – 50 points
  3. Rejuvenation – 50 points
  4. Tireless Guardian – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1800 CP)

Spend remaining points in:

  • Preparation (up to 50 points)
  • Quick Recovery (up to 50 points)
  • Elemental Aegis (up to 50 points)
  • Hardy (up to 50 points)

Fitness (Blue):

  1. Tumbling – 50 points
  2. Mystic Tenacity – 50 points
  3. Hero’s Vigor – 50 points
  4. Defiance – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1200 CP)
  5. Hasty – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1800 CP)

Spend remaining points in:

  • Sprinter (up to 50 points)
  • Tireless Discipline (up to 50 points)
  • Relentless Focus (up to 50 points)
  • Fortification (up to 50 points)
  • Piercing Gaze (up to 50 points)


  • Restoration Staff: All passives
  • Destruction Staff: All passives
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaut passive
  • Light Armor: All passives
  • Medium Armor: Wind Walker and Athletics passives
  • Dragonknight: All passives in Ardent Flame, Draconic Power, and Earthen Heart
  • Undaunted: Undaunted Command and Undaunted Mettle
  • Racial: All passives for your chosen race


As a beginner, your priority should be to acquire easy-to-obtain gear that provides good bonuses. Here’s a beginner-friendly gear setup:

  • 5x Seducer (Crafted set, requires 3 traits researched)
  • 5x Sanctuary (Banished Cells dungeon)
  • 2x Monster Set: Chokethorn (Elden Hollow I) or Nightflame (Elden Hollow II)

Traits and Enchantments:


  • Divines (big pieces) and Infused (small pieces) with Magicka enchantments


  • Powered or Precise on Restoration Staff with Absorb Magicka or Restore Magicka enchantment
  • Infused on Lightning Staff with Weapon Damage enchantment


  • Arcane with Magicka Recovery or Spell Damage enchantments

This beginner’s Dragonknight Healer build is designed to help you learn the basics of healing in ESO. As you progress, you’ll be able to experiment with different sets, skills, and playstyles to find the perfect healer build for your playstyle.

Remember to communicate with your group, adapt to different situations, and always strive to improve your gameplay. Healing is a rewarding and essential role in ESO, and with practice and patience, you’ll become a reliable and effective Dragonknight Healer.

As you gain experience, explore more advanced builds and strategies to further optimize your healing capabilities. Happy healing!

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