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Necromancer Magicka DPS PVE Build – Mag Necro – ESO Elsweyr

Necromancer magicka pve build for Eso

This is a Necromancer Magicka DPS build for ESO, intended for most players. The build is updated for Elsweyr. If you have any questions about the Necromancer Magicka DPS build, leave a comment below.

The Necromancer is a new class in ESO introduced in the Elsweyr chapter. They have high single target damage and AoE both from ranged and melee damage, as well as good survivability.

See our ESO Builds section for more builds.

Necromancer Magicka DPS Build Index

Necromancer Magicka DPS Build Basics

Best Necromancer Magicka DPS Race: High Elf (Altmer) > Breton > Dark Elf (Dunmer) > Khajit

Necromancer Magicka DPS Attributes: All Magicka

Should I play as a Vampire as a Necromancer Magicka DPS: Yes (optional).

Best Mundus Stone for Necromancer Magicka DPS: The Shadow (Increased Critical Damage)

Best Potion for Necromancer Magicka DPS: Essence of Spell Power (Cornflower, Lady’s Smock, Water Hyacinth )

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Best Food for Necromancer Magicka DPS:
Clockwork Citrus Filet or Witchmother’s Potent Brew.

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Necromancer Magicka DPS Build Skills

What are the best weapons to use as a Necromancer Magicka DPS? It is recommended that you Destruction Staff (Fire) on both bars.

eso necromancer magicka dps build skills

Necromancer Magicka DPS Main Bar – Fire Staff:

Slot 1: Mystic Siphon

Slot 2: Skeletal Arcanist

Slot 3: Richochet Skull

Slot 4: Stalking Blastbones

Slot 5: Inner Light

Ultimate: Shooting Star

Necromancer Magicka DPS Alternate Bar – Fire Staff:

Slot 1: Elemental Blockade

Slot 2: Unnerving Boneyard

Slot 3: Harness Magicka

Slot 4: Channeled Acceleration

Slot 5: Inner Light

Ultimate: Glacial Colossus

Necromancer Magicka DPS Build Passive Skills

Grave Lord Passives: All

Bone Tyrant Passives: All

Living Death Passives: All

Destruction Staff Passives: All

Light Armor Passives: All

Racial Passives: All

Heavy Armor Passives: Resolve – Constitution – Juggernaut

Medium Armor Passives: Dexterity – Wind Walker – Athletics

Vampire Passives: Supernatural Recovery – Undeath – Dark Stalker

Psijic Order Passives: All

Mages Guild Passives: All

Fighters Guild Passives: Banish the Wicked – Skilled Tracker

Undaunted Passives: Undaunted Command – Undaunted Mettle

Alchemy Passives: Medicinal Use

Necromancer Magicka DPS Build Champion Points

The first bolded number indicated below is for a 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: 75 (31) Thaumaturge

The Atronach: 48 (20) Master-At-Arms – 6 Staff Expert

The Apprentice: 56 (27) Elemental Expert – 56 (20) Elfborn – 29 (2) Spell Erosion

The Thief Champion Points (Green)

The Shadow: 52 Shadow Ward – 52 Tumbling

The Lover: 100 (49) Arcanist – 23 (49) Tenacity

The Tower: 43 (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

Necromancer Magicka DPS Build Gear

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

  • Asylum Perfected Inferno Staff – Asylum Sanctorium
  • Law of Julianos – Crafted
  • Maelstrom Inferno Staff – Maelstrom Arena
  • Magnus’ Gift – Crafted
  • Mantle of Siroria – Cloudrest
  • Mother’s Sorrow – Deshaan
  • Perfect False God’s Devotion – Sunspire veteran
  • Perfect Mantle of Siroria – Cloudrest
  • Spell Strategist – Rewards of the Worthy / Guildstore
  • Valkyn Skoria – City of Ash 2
  • Willpower – Imperial City Vaults/ Guildstore
  • Zaan – Scalecaller Peak

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.

Head: Zaan Weight: Heavy Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Shoulders: Zaan Weight: Medium Trait: Divines Enchantment: Magicka

Chest: Perfect False God’s Devotion – Burning Spellweave – Spell Strategist – Mother’s Sorrow Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Gloves: Perfect False God’s Devotion – Burning Spellweave – Spell Strategist – Mother’s Sorrow Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant:Magicka

Legs: Perfect False God’s Devotion – Burning Spellweave – Spell Strategist – Mother’s Sorrow Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Belt: Perfect False God’s Devotion – Burning Spellweave – Spell Strategist – Mother’s Sorrow Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Boots: Perfect False God’s Devotion – Burning Spellweave – Spell Strategist – Mother’s Sorrow Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Necklace: Perfect False God’s Devotion – Burning Spellweave – Spell Strategist – Mother’s Sorrow Trait: Bloodthirsty Enchant: Spell Damage

Rings: Perfect False God’s Devotion – Burning Spellweave – Spell Strategist – Mother’s Sorrow Trait: Bloodthirsty Enchant: Spell Damage

Fire Staff One: Perfect False God’s Devotion – Burning Spellweave – Spell Strategist – Mother’s Sorrow Trait: Precise Enchant: Fire Enchant

Fire Staff Two: The Maelstrom’s Inferno Staff Trait: Infused Enchant: Weapon Damage Enchant

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

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