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Warden Magicka DPS PVE Build – MagDen – ESO Elsweyr

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

Magicka Wardens have both high AoE and single target damage.

See our ESO Builds section for more builds.

Warden Magicka DPS Build Index

Warden Magicka DPS Build Basics

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

Warden Magicka DPS Attributes: All Magicka

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

Best Mundus Stone for a Warden Magicka DPS: The Shadow

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


Best Food for Warden Magicka DPS:
Solitude Salmon Millet or Double Bloody Mara

double bloody mara

Warden Magicka DPS Build Skills

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


Warden Magicka DPS Main Bar – Fire Staff:

Slot 1: Force Pulse

Slot 2: Blue Betty

Slot 3: Fetcher Infection

Slot 4: Bird of Prey

Slot 5: Inner Light

Ultimate: Eternal Guardian

Warden Magicka DPS Alternate Bar – Fire Staff:

Slot 1: Elemental Blockade

Slot 2: Winter’s Revenge

Slot 3: Harness Magicka

Slot 4: Channeled Acceleration

Slot 5: Inner Light

Ultimate: Eternal Guardian

Warden Magicka DPS Build Passive Skills

Animal Companion Passives: All

Green Balance Passives: All

Winter’s Embrace Passives: All

Destruction Staff Passives: All

Light Armor Passives: All

Heavy Armor Passives: Resolve – Constitution – Juggernaut

Vampire Passives: Supernatural Recovery – Undeath – Dark Stalker

Psijic Order Passives: All

Mages Guild Passives: All

Fighters Guild Passives: Banish the Wicked

Undaunted Passives: All

Racial Passives: All

Alchemy Passives: Medicinal Use

Warden Magicka DPS Build 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: 44 (31) Thaumaturge

The Atronach: 61 (20) Master-At-Arms – 19 (2) Staff Expert

The Apprentice: 64 (27) Elemental Expert – 56 (20) Elfborn – 26 Spell Erosion

The Thief Champion Points (Green)

The Shadow: 52 Shadow Ward – 52 Tumbling

The Lover: 75(49) Arcanist – 49 (49) Tenacity

The Tower: 42 (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

Warden Magicka DPS Build Gear

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

  • Burning Spellweave – City of Ash 1 & 2
  • Ilambris – Crypts of Hearts 1
  • Maelstrom Fire Staff – Maelstrom Arena
  • Mantle of Siroria – Cloudrest
  • Master Architect – Halls of Fabrication
  • Necropotence – Rivenspire
  • Perfect Asylum Inferno Staff – Asylum Sanctorium
  • Perfect False God’s Devotion – Sunspire Vet
  • Perfect Mantle of Siroria – Cloudrest
  • Slimecraw – Wayrest Sewers 1
  • Spinner’s Garments – Malabal Tor
  • 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: Valkyn Skoria – Zaan Weight: Heavy Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Shoulders: Valkyn Skoria – Zaan Weight: Medium Trait: Divines Enchantment: Magicka

Chest: Necropotence Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Gloves: Necropotence Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant:Magicka

Legs:Necropotence Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Belt: Necropotence Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Boots: Necropotence Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Necklace: Master Architect – Burning Spellweave Type: Jewelry Trait: Bloodthirsty Enchant: Spell Damage

Rings: Master Architect – Burning Spellweave Trait:Bloodthirsty Enchant: Spell Damage

Fire Staff One: Master Architect – Burning Spellweave Trait: Infused Enchant: Fire

Fire Staff Two: The Maelstrom’s Inferno Staff Trait: Infused Enchant: Abosorb Magicka

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