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Beginner’s Necromancer Healer Build for The Elder Scrolls Online

Welcome to the Beginner’s Necromancer Healer Build/Guide for Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). This guide will teach you the basics of building a Necromancer 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, resource management, and easy gear acquisition.

Race Selection:

While any race can be a Necromancer 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 Damage
  • Argonian: Max Health, Healing Received, and Potion effectiveness

Attribute Points:

Allocate all 64 points into Magicka to maximize healing and damage output. This can be changed later as you adapt and get better gear and stats.

Mundus Stone:

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

Food and Potions:

  • Food: Bi-stat food (Max Health and Magicka) or Tri-stat food (Max Health, Magicka, and Stamina)
  • Potions: Essence of Magicka or Spell Power potions


The skill setup for a beginner Necromancer Healer is as follows:

Bar 1 – Restoration Staff:

  1. Grand Healing (Heal) – Morph to Healing Springs
  2. Regeneration (HoT) – Morph to Rapid Regeneration
  3. Life Amid Death (Heal) – Morph to Renewing Undeath
  4. Combat Prayer (Buff) – Morph to Blessing of Restoration
  5. Expunge (Resource Management) – Morph to Expunge and Modify
  6. Ultimate: Reanimate – Morph to Renewing Animation

Bar 2 – Restoration Staff:

  1. Unnerving Boneyard (Damage/Debuff) – Morph to Boneyard or Avid Boneyard
  2. Summon Skeletal Arcanist (Pet/Damage) – Morph to Skeletal Mage or Spirit Mender
  3. Necrotic Potency (Resource Management) – Morph to Necrotic Potency or Degeneration
  4. Skeletal Wall (Crowd Control) – Morph to Beckoning Armor
  5. Overflowing Altar (Heal/Buff) – Morph to Overflowing Altar or Sanguine Altar
  6. Ultimate: Aggressive Warhorn – Morph to Sturdy Warhorn

Champion Points:

Assuming you have 1800 CP available, focus on the following CP allocation to improve your healing abilities. Note that the CP cap is 3600.

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)

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)

Remember that the Champion Points system is flexible, and you can redistribute your points as you gain more experience and adapt to different situations. The allocation provided here is a starting point for a beginner Necromancer Healer, and you should feel free to experiment with other allocations as you progress through the game.


  • Restoration Staff: All passives
  • Light Armor: All passives
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaut passive
  • Medium Armor: Wind Walker and Athletics passives
  • Necromancer: All passives in Grave Lord, Bone Tyrant, and Living Death
  • 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)
  • 5x Sanctuary (Banished Cells dungeon)
  • 2x Monster Set: Bogdan the Nightflame (Elden Hollow II) or Chokethorn (Elden Hollow I)

Traits and Enchantments:

  • Armor: Divines (all pieces) with Magicka enchantments
  • Weapons: Powered or Precise on both Restoration Staffs with Absorb Magicka and Spell Damage enchantments
  • Jewelry: Arcane with Magicka Recovery or Spell Damage enchantments

This beginner’s Necromancer 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 healing 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 Necromancer Healer.

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

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