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Nos's "Firestarter" MagBlade Build (HotR DLC ready)

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EDIT:

08/24/2017 - Updated for Horns of the Reach DLC

08/25/2017 - Fixed an oversight pointed out by Shiro and Wizzo

09/08/2017 - Updated with a lightning wall setup. All credit for the rotation and video goes to @Ascatraz.

Race:

Dunmer for straight damage
Altmer for Support setup

Attributes:

All in Magicka

Food:

Health and Magicka for Support

or

Health, Magicka and Magicka Regen for Straight Damage

Mundus:

Lover/Apprentice

Champion Point Distribution:

Blue tree Straight Damage:(With lover)

48 Elfborn, 64 Elemental Expert, 66 Master at Arms, 14 Staff Expert, 28 Thaumaturge

Blue tree Support:(With Apprentice)

40 Elfborn, 37 Elemental Expert, 37 Master at Arms, 75 Thaumaturge, 31 Spell Eroison

Red tree:

Quick Recovery 7, Bastion 18, Elemental Defender 49, Hardy 49, Thick Skinned 31, Iron Clad 44, Spell Shield 22

Green tree:

Warlord 51, Basing Focus 16, Sprinter 6, Arcanist 56, Tenacity 49, Tumbling 11, Shadow Ward 31

Gear Setup (Full Damage):

5 Light/1 Medium/1 Heavy

5 Burning Spellweave Armor full divines with Magicka enchants

3 Piece Moondancer Jewelry Arcane with full Spell Damage enchants

2 Skoria Divines with Magicka enchants

1 Infused Moondancer Fire Destro Staff (Shock Enchant)

1 Infused Fire vMA Maelstrom Staff (Back bar)

Bar setup

Main Bar Staff: Inner Light , Merciless Resolve, Impale, Flame Clench, Swallow Soul. Ultimate - Shooting Star

Back bar (vMA Staff): Inner Light, Cripple, Twisting Path, Siphoning Attacks, Elemental Blockade. Ultimate - Soul Harvest

http://imgur.com/a/eabGG

Rotation:


Siphoning Attacks>Bar Swap>Merciless Resolve>Shooting Star>Bar Swap>Potion>Fully Charged Heavy Attack (skip the LA before blockade in Step 1)

Step 1: LA>Elemental Blockade>LA>Cripple>LA>Twisting Path>Bar Swap Cancel
Step 2: LA>Flame Clench>LA>Assasin's Will>(LA+Swallow Soul) x 3>Bar Swap Cancel (Add in a Fully Charged Heavy into a Swallow Soul if low on magicka)
Step 3: LA>Elemental Blockade>LA>Cripple>LA>Twisting Path>Bar Swap Cancel (Add in an LA>Siphoning Attacks before Twisting Path, when necessary)
Step 4: LA>Flame Clench>LA>Assasin's Will>LA>Mercilles Resolve>(LA+Swallow Soul) x 2>Bar Swap Cancel

Restart Step 1

When the target reaches 25% do:

Step 1: LA>Elemental Blockade>LA>Cripple>LA>Twisting Path>Bar Swap Cancel
Step 2: LA>Assasin's Will>(LA+Impale) x 4>Bar Swap Cancel
Step 3: LA>Elemental Blockade>LA>Cripple>LA>Twisting Path>Bar Swap Cancel (Add in an LA>Siphoning Attacks before Twisting Path, when necessary)
Step 4: LA>Assasin's Will>LA>Mercilles Resolve>(LA+Impale) x 3>Bar Swap Cancel

Rotation Video




Gear Setup (Support):


5 Light/1 Medium/1 Heavy

5 Scathing Mage Armor full divines with Magicka enchants

3 Piece Moondancer Jewelry Arcane with full Spell Damage enchants

2 Ilambris Divines with Magicka enchants

1 Infused Moondancer Fire Destro Staff (Fire Enchant)

1 Infused Lightning vMA Maelstrom Staff (Back bar)

Bar setup

Main Bar Staff: Inner Light , Merciless Resolve, Impale, Siphoning Attacks, Force Pulse. Ultimate - Destro ult

Back bar (vMA Staff): Inner Light, Cripple, Twisting Path, Harness Magicka, Elemental Blockade. Ultimate - Soul Harvest

http://imgur.com/a/x6mJr

Rotation:

Initial Rotation:

1. Siphoning Attacks>Merciless Resolve>Inner Light>Destro Ult>Potion>Bar Swap>

2. LA>Elemental Blockade>LA>Cripple>LA>Twisting Path>Bar Swap Cancel
3. LA>Force Pulse>LA>Force Pulse>LA>Assasin's Will>Bar Swap Cancel

Repeating Rotation:
Step 1: LA>Elemental Blockade>LA>Cripple>HA>LA (Animation cancel into)Twisting Path>Bar Swap Cancel
Step 2: LA>Assasin's Will>LA>Mercilles Resolve>LA+Force Pulse>Bar Swap Cancel

Step 3: LA>Elemental Blockade>LA>Cripple>HA>LA (Animation cancel into)Twisting Path>Bar Swap Cancel
Step 4: LA>Assasin's Will>LA>Force Pulse>LA>Force Pulse>Bar Swap Cancel

Restart Step 1

When the target reaches 25% do: (Drop Heavy attacks if magicka is high)

Step 1: LA>Elemental Blockade>LA>Cripple>HA>LA (Animation cancel into)Twisting Path>Bar Swap Cancel
Step 2: LA>Assasin's Will>LA>Mercilles Resolve>LA>Impale>Bar Swap Cancel

Step 3: LA>Elemental Blockade>LA>Cripple>HA>LA (Animation cancel into)Twisting Path>Bar Swap Cancel
Step 4: LA>Assasin's Will>LA>Impale>LA>Impale>Bar Swap Cancel



Rotation Video



Reasoning:


1. Why Skoria? Why ilambris?

Both Sets deal great damage, however Skoria is BiS for fire/fire and Ilambris does best on a support setup.

2. Why Swallow Soul?

For sustain. To sustain Force Pulse we need to run the support setup.

3. Why not 75 in thaum on the fire/fire?

Magblade is the only magicka class (not sure about wardens) that should not have 75 points into Thaumaturge. Why not you ask? Because it is a giant dps loss. When you run a no CP analysis on your rotation your dots deal only around 33% of your dps (+/- 5), so the CP calculator suggests a 28 point value into Thaumaturge and a whole lot more into Master at Arms. By taking nearly 50 points out of other trees to accommodate off balance CP you are severely lowering your dps, since most of it cones from direct damage attacks.

4. Why Infused trait mainbar and not vMA?

The enchant and the trait are simply too good to pass up and average 5-6% of your overall DPS. By running vMA back bar you can still buff your staff damage AND take advantage of the front bar enchant/trait to the fullest.

5. Why Burning Spellweave on the fire/fire setup?

When testing Julianos, Scathing, Mother's Sorrow and Burning Spellweave, I found Julianos and Burning Spellweave gave me the best results. While the two are definitely close, Burning Spellweave edges it out due to increased burning effect and spell damage.

6. Why moondancer for the 4 set?

You can use either moondancer OR Infal...I just happen to have Moondancer in infused.

7. Why Scathing Mage on the support setup?

Because we are using Force Pulse, which yields a high Scathing uptime.
Edited by hedna123b14_ESO on September 9, 2017 6:51AM
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