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MAGICKA DPS CP GUIDE

Writer: xGamx
Designer: xGamx
Patch: Waking Flame

Welcome to the Magicka DPS CP Guide for ESO! This guide aims to teach you the basic path of progression for the Champion Point system for Magicka DPS. This includes all three of the constellations: Craft, Warfare, and Fitness. Within these constellations, some perks are passive while others need to be slotted. Take note that some perks require you to unlock other perks before investing any points in them. The Warfare and Fitness constellations even have three subtrees with their own focus. Proper progression with this system is very important as some perks are more valuable than others.

The guide will be broken down into three tiers: CP600, CP1200, and a maximum tier for each constellation detailing a “comfortable” CP level. The Craft constellation will only feature a CP450 setup, as everything else is up to preference. Under each tier, you will also find a recommended path of progression to follow, beginning at CP10. The path to CP600 will focus on gaining access to the most useful perks. While you will not be at your strongest, this is a great start. At CP1200 you will have fully upgraded slotted perks and other important passives. The maximum CP tier for each constellation will include all important perks unlocked and fully upgraded. Any Champion Points gained beyond this tier should be considered extra or flex CP, allowing you to invest in other slotted perks for situational use. Be sure to read this guide in its entirety and bookmark the page as it will be updated to future patches.

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Craft Constellation

The Craft constellation largely focuses on loot gains from a variety of sources and does not offer many combat benefits. Despite this, there are two slotted perks to keep in mind when you enter Dungeon, Trial, and Arena content. These perks are called Rationer and Liquid Efficiency, which can be unlocked and fully upgraded rather early. In this section of the Magicka DPS CP Guide, you will find an optimal setup for CP450 only. Beyond CP450, you may spend any additional Champion Points in the Craft constellation to utilize any passives or slotted perks that interest you.

Craft CP450 Configuration

Recommended Progression Path:

  • Beginning at CP10, upgrade Gilded Fingers to 10/50.
  • Upgrade Fortune’s Favor to 10/50.
  • Upgrade Wanderer to 15/75.
  • Upgrade Steadfast Enchantment to 10/50.
  • Upgrade Rationer to 10/30. (Slot Perk)
  • Upgrade Liquid Efficiency to 75/75. (Slot Perk)
  • Upgrade Rationer to 30/30.
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Warfare Constellation

The Warfare constellation focuses on healing, resistance, and damage. There are three subtrees that you can access by clicking on the large pink stars called Mastered Curation, Staving Death, and Extended Might. Mastered Curation focuses on healing perks, Staving Death focuses on defensive combat, and Extended Might focuses on offensive combat. In this section of the Magicka DPS CP Guide, you will find optimal setups for CP600, CP1200, and CP1560. Beyond CP1560, you may spend any additional Champion Points in the Warfare constellation to utilize any passives or slotted perks that interest you.

Warfare CP600 Configuration

Mastered Curation
Staving Death
Extended Might

Recommended Progression Path:

  • Beginning at CP10, upgrade Precision to 20/20.
  • Upgrade Fighting Finesse to 50/50. (Slot Perk)
  • In the Extended Might subtree, upgrade Piercing to 10/20.
  • Upgrade Master-at-Arms to 50/50. (Slot Perk)
  • Upgrade Deadly Aim to 50/50. (Slot Perk)
  • Upgrade Backstabber to 20/50. (Slot Perk)

Warfare CP1200 Configuration

Mastered Curation
Staving Death
Extended Might

Recommended Progression Path:

  • Upgrade Backstabber to 50/50.
  • In the Extended Might subtree, upgrade Flawless Ritual to 20/40.
  • In the Extended Might subtree, upgrade War Mage to 30/30.
  • In the Extended Might subtree, upgrade Flawless Ritual to 40/40.
  • Upgrade Eldritch Insight to 20/20.
  • In the Staving Death subtree, upgrade Quick Recovery to 10/20.
  • In the Staving Death subtree, upgrade Preparation to 20/20.
  • In the Staving Death subtree, upgrade Elemental Aegis to 20/20.
  • In the Staving Death subtree, upgrade Hardy to 20/20.
  • In the Extended Might subtree, upgrade Piercing to 20/20.

Warfare CP1560 Configuration

Mastered Curation
Staving Death
Extended Might

Recommended Progression Path:

  • Upgrade Tireless Discipline to 20/20.
  • In the Staving Death subtree, upgrade Quick Recovery to 20/20.
  • In the Extended Might subtree, upgrade Battle Mastery to 20/40.
  • In the Extended Might subtree, upgrade Mighty to 30/30.
  • In the Extended Might subtree, upgrade Battle Mastery to 40/40.
  • In the Mastered Curation subtree, upgrade Blessed to 20/20.

Additional Notes

  • Battle Mastery and Mighty are great if you are using Barbed Trap. However, these points can be used to unlock another slottable perk instead.
  • Backstabber can not be used against Lokkestiiz, Yolnahkriin, or Nahviintaas in Veteran Sunspire. Use Biting Aura instead.
  • Templars should slot Biting Aura instead of Deadly Aim due to Biting Jabs and Puncturing Sweep. Slot Thaumaturge instead of Backstabber while fighting Lokkestiiz, Yolnahkriin, and Naviintaas.
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Fitness Constellation

The Fitness constellation focuses on a variety of gameplay mechanics including recovery stats, damage shields, movement speed, and several perks that are based around Crowd Control (CC) immunity. There are three subtrees that you can access by clicking on the large pink stars called Survivor’s Spite, Wind Chaser, and Walking Fortress. Survivor’s Spite focuses on benefiting from negative effects, Wind Chaser focuses on movement speed, and Walking Fortress focuses on block mitigation and damage shields. In this section of the Magicka DPS CP Guide, you will find optimal setups for CP600, CP1200, and CP1566. Beyond CP1566, you may spend any additional Champion Points in the Fitness constellation to utilize any passives or slotted perks that interest you.

Fitness CP600 Configuration

Survivor's Spite
Wind Chaser
Walking Fortress

Recommended Progression Path:

  • Beginning at CP10, upgrade Tireless Guardian to 10/20.
  • Upgrade Fortification to 30/30.
  • Upgrade Tumbling to 15/30.
  • In the Survivor’s Spite subtree, upgrade Mystic Tenacity to 10/50.
  • Upgrade Hero’s Vigor to 20/20.
  • Upgrade Rejuvenation to 50/50. (Slot Perk)
  • Upgrade Fortified to 30/50. (Slot Perk)
  • Upgrade Boundless Vitality to 20/50. (Slot Perk)
  • Upgrade Tumbling to 30/30.

Fitness CP1200 Configuration

Survivor's Spite
Wind Chaser
Walking Fortress

Recommended Progression Path:

  • Upgrade Boundless Vitality to 50/50.
  • Upgrade Fortified to 50/50.
  • Upgrade Siphoning Spells to 50/50. (Slot Perk)
  • Upgrade Tireless Guardian to 20/20.
  • Upgrade Defiance to 20/20.
  • Upgrade Savage Defense to 30/30.
  • Upgrade Mystic Tenacity to 50/50.

Fitness CP1566 Configuration

Survivor's Spite
Wind Chaser
Walking Fortress

Recommended Progression Path:

  • In the Walking Fortress subtree, upgrade Nimble Protector to 6/6.
  • Upgrade Piercing Gaze to 10/30.
  • Upgrade Tempered Soul to 50/50.
  • In the Wind Chaser subtree, upgrade Hasty to 16/16.
  • Upgrade Sprinter to 20/20.
  • Upgrade Bashing Brutality to 20/20.

Additional Notes

  • Spirit Mastery is great to have in cases where your group dies a lot.
  • Shield Master is useful when you struggle to sustain your damage shields. Best used in solo content.
  • Bastion is best used when facing enemies with a damage shield, such as Xalvakka’s split phase in Veteran Rockgrove.
  • Slippery is great to have during Trial bosses that have a lot of CC mechanics. However, it should be removed for content such as Veteran Scalecaller Peak where you need to remain in a Crowd Control effect for a boss mechanic.
  • Ward Master can be used while having a damage shield active and blocking to reduce damage taken.
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