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High Damage Dragonknight Magicka DPS PVE Build – Markath

This is a Dragonknight Magicka DPS build for The Elder Scrolls Online. This build puts out very good melee damage, both single-target and AoE.

The build is updated for Markath. If you have any questions or suggestions about the Dragonknight Magicka DPS build, leave a comment below.

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  1. Dragonknight Magicka Build Basics
  2. Skills
  3. Passive Skills
  4. Champion Points
  5. Gear

Dragonknight Magicka Build Basics


  1. Breton or High Elf (Altmer)
  2. Dark Elf (Dunmer)
  3. Khajit


All Magicka

Mundus Stone

The Shadow (Increased Spell Critical Damage)


Essence of Spell Power (Cornflower, Lady’s Smock, Water Hyacinth)



  • Artaeum Pickled Fish Bowl
  • Witchmother’s Potent Brew


For this build, we are using Destruction Staff (Fire) on both bars.

Main Bar – Fire Staff:

  • Molten Whip
  • Burning Embers
  • Engulfing Flames
  • Mystic Orb
  • Spell Symmetry or Inner Light
  • Ultimate: Shooting Star

Alternate Bar – Fire Staff:

  • Eruption
  • Barbed Trap
  • Unstable Wall of Elements
  • Flames of Oblivion
  • Harness Magicka
  • Ultimate: Standard of Might

Passive Skills

  • Ardent Flame Passives: All
  • Draconic Power Passives: All
  • Earthen Heart Passives: All
  • Destruction Staff Passives: All
  • Light Armor Passives: All
  • Heavy Armor Passives: Resolve – Constitution – Juggernaut
  • Medium Armor Passives: Dexterity – Wind Walker – Improved Sneak – Athletics
  • Mages Guild Passives: All
  • Fighters Guild Passives: Banish the Wicked
  • Undaunted Passives: All
  • Racial Passives: All
  • Alchemy Passives: Medicinal Use

Champion Points

The first bolded number indicated below is for an 810 champion point build. The second number within the ( ) is for 300 champion point builds.

If you need to gain more champion points fast, see our ESO Leveling Guide.

  • The Mage Champion Points (Blue)
  • The Ritual: 56 (31) Thaumaturge
  • The Atronach: 56 (20) Master-At-Arms – 19 (2) Staff Expert
  • The Apprentice: 56 (27) Elemental Expert – 56 (20) Elfborn – 27 Spell Erosion
  • The Thief Champion Points (Green)
  • The Shadow: 47 Shadow Ward – 47 Tumbling
  • The Lover: 75 (49) Arcanist – 49 (49) Tenacity
  • The Tower: 52 (2) Warlord
  • The Warrior Champion Points (Red)
  • The Lady: 49 (23) Hardy – 49 (23) Elemental Defender – 48 (23) Thick Skinned
  • The Steed: 81 (31) Ironclad – 43 Spellshield


There is a lot of Magicka gear to choose from. Below is a selection of viable gear, and below that a suggested end-game setup

If you need gold to buy gear for your build, check out our ESO Gold Farming Guide, with tips on how to make tons of ESO gold.

  • Perfect False God’s Devotion – Veteran Sunspire
  • Perfect Mantle of Siroria – Cloudrest
  • Perfect Mantle of Siroria – Cloudrest
  • Zaan – Scalecaller Peak
  • Spell Strategist – Rewards of the Worthy / Guildstore
  • Law of Julianos – Crafted
  • Burning Spellweave – City of Ash 1 & 2
  • Silks of the Sun – Stonefalls
  • Mother’s Sorrow – Deshaan
  • Valkyn Skoria – City of Ash 2
  • Grothdarr – Vaults of Madness
  • The Maelstrom’s Inferno Staff – Maelstrom Arena
ChestPerfected False God’s DevotionLightDivinesMagicka
GlovesPerfected False God’s DevotionLightDivinesMagicka
LegsPerfected False God’s DevotionLightDivinesMagicka
BeltPerfected False God’s DevotionLightDivinesMagicka
BootsPerfected False God’s DevotionLightDivinesMagicka
NecklaceMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Main WeaponMother’s SorrowFire StaffPreciseFlame
Alternate WeaponPerfected Crushing WallFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage

This Dragonknight Magicka build is continuously updated, leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions!

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