The BITTER CHILL Magicka Warden is quite possibly the most powerful Heavy Attack, One Bar build in ESO! This insanely EASY build requires absolutely zero trials gear but still manages a metric ton of Critical Damage through Warden’s innate passives.
First, the Sergeant’s Mail set is undoubtedly the strongest Heavy Attack set in the game in terms of raw damage output. Remember that this effect has a stacking mechanic and you must maintain all 4 stacks to receive the highest damage.
Next, the Order’s Wrath set provides a ton of extra stats for our build including Critical Chance, and even more Critical Damage, helping our skills, and especially our Heavy Attacks to do much more damage.
The Oakensoul Ring is the new go-to Mythic Item that packs a punch for one bar builds, delivering many powerful Major and Minor buffs, and in this case the Heavy Attack buff “Empower.”
Finally, a one-piece Monster Set is perfect for adding some extra stats to this build. A great option is Slimecraw for the additional Critical Chance.
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Oakensoul Ring Lead Locations
Getting the Oakensoul Ring in ESO is easier than you might think! Check out our full Oakensoul Ring Guide.
Other heavy attack sets such as Noble Duelist can also be used to proc big heavy attack damage numbers. Any set that improves your Critical Chance or Critical Damage will also be a nice option for this build such as Mother’s Sorrow.
Gear Set Up
|Main Hand||Sergeant’s Mail Lightning Staff||Precise||NA||Flame Damage|
|Necklace||Seergeant’s Mail||Bloodthirsty||NA||Spell Damage|
|Ring 1||Seergeant’s Mail||Bloodthirsty||NA||Spell Damage|
|Ring 2||Oakensoul Ring||Bloodthirsty||NA||Spell Damage|
Race, Mundus, and Consumables
In order to pump out as much damage as possible on this build I recommend Khajiit. Other options that will work well include Dark Elf, Orc and High Elf. For more details on all ESO Races and passive bonuses be sure to check out our Full ESO Race Guide.
Basic Health Potions or Armor Potions (Bugloss, Mountain Flower, Mudcrab Chitin)
Skills – One Bar Setup
Main Weapon: LIGHTNING STAFF – Click on a Skill Name to learn more
Skills Discussion & Rotation
Start by casting Deep Fissure which will fire after a 3-second delay. Next, cast Screaming Cliff Race from at least 7 meters away to proc Off-Balance on the target. Move into melee range and cast Winter’s Revenge and Arctic Blast. Now Heavy attack while recasting each ability as it falls off.
You can cast the Bear Ultimate in easier encounters or when you have a tank to increase your DPS. This also does bonus execute damage when enemies are below 25% health. For more difficult content it’s recommended to keep the pet active without casting, stacking your Ultimate to 500. This will give you 1500 bonus Health Recovery for free which greatly helps with survival on this build.
The Green Craft Constellation is focused on crafting and utility-centered upgrades.
The Blue Warfare Constellation focuses primarily on increasing player damage, healing and defenses
The Red Fitness Constellation is focused on character survival and sustain.
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