The SpellSword- Extreme Ultimate gain and Self Heals

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    AsweetRoll

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    Ebonheart Dragonknight

    The spellswoRD

    A Self healing melee Vampire 

    Facts that make this build rock

    • You gain crazy heals with critical surge up for both AoE and single target. Blood Craze and Critical Surge will give you more then enough needed. 2H still gives you crazy heals from having devouring swarm up non stop and your crits still heal you, pop invigorating drain for heals and stamina back.
    • You have more stamina then you need both your weapon skills cost 25% less as a sorc and when you need stamina pop invigorating drain
    • On top of the crazy ultimate gain.. you have crazy cost reduction, akaviri dragon guard set -15% ultimate, power stone sorc passive -15% and stage four vampire -21% which is what makes you have devouring swarm up so often.
    • Here’s some number crunching after the cost reduction; Carve gives you 3% of your ultimate per target hit, (AoE cap=6 targets) so when you use it you gain 18% of your ultimate and 22% of it when it crits. When you block a attack you gain 1% of your ultimate, due to the current state of ESO you can hit active abilities and block at the same time so this will give you even more ultimate. Since you use so much stamina spamming those abilites you need to use Invigorating drain which gives you 25% of your ultimate back so you can carve/block more. With all your DoTs running (bleed from carve and burning status) each time they tick they give you 2% of your ultimate back (but since you reapply them this doesn’t matter as you just gain a extra 2% of your ultimate when using carve)over the 10 second duration you gain 20% of your ultimate back from DoTs alone. *these mechanics haven’t been tested on bosses yet, but boss mechanics are different*
    • With boundless storm running + the vampire passive that makes you take less damage when under 50% health you will have crazy self sustain which helps in boss fights if you get hit hard by a boss you are pretty much safe and are free to restore your health right back up from crit heals and blood craze.
    • You hit like a truck! In PvP with the numerous weapon buffs and high crit you will DPS anyone down in seconds who you cross paths with. Same case for PvE.

    Attributes and mundus stone

    • 49 health/0 magika/ 0 stamina – you deal 0 DPS when you’re dead. Being able to survive is our top priority and we can reach our other stats through armor enchants, racials, and mundus stone.
    • For mundus stone we use the thief for critical strike rating increase.

    Races

    • Khajiit: My personal choice for the extra crit and the damage buff from stealth is always nice. Since we are a stage four vampire the health recovery is a big buff.
    • Imperial: Extra heals if always nice, and the health+stamina buff is awesome.
    • Dark Elf: You get raw buffs in magika and stamina and the fire resist makes it so you don’t even need a fire resist ring.

    The Skills, Build Goals, and notes

    Most of these setups are the same or very similar, but we will be focusing on having these things

    • One hot bar dedicated to Single Target DPS and one hot bar dedicated to AoE DPS
    • Maintain a good uptime on ultimate as long as there is something to fight.
    • Have as much self heals coming toward you as you can manage.

    NOTE *I recommend you have magika buff food slotted at all times and a magika pot at your disposal so you can chug it when needed, the build has great sustain in magika/stamina but needs to have a lot of magika through gear/food/potions to help with magika*

     Solo PvE [1.1 patch]

    • For Solo PvE our basic single target rotation consists of using critical surge then flying blade from stealth, after we pop boundless storm for mobility and chance to use crystal fragments. We then keep a uptime on critical surge and boundless storm (drink magika pots as needed!) and weave light attacks and blood craze together while moving around the target. When needed pop storm atronach because it will tank for you and deal single target damage. For AoE we pop critical surge, place volcanic rune on the mobs, run in and cast shattering prison (reapply critical surge and shattering prison as needed for heals and increased critical strike chance as well as a root- chug those magika pots!) then once they’re in your explosive prison just spam the hell out of carve as explained in “Facts that make this build rock” why we use this rotation. Use invigorating drain for stamina back when you can’t carve anymore for ultimate, stamina, and health, your devouring swarm will be up every trash pull of 2+ mobs if you follow the build correctly. You’ll have the ultimate at your disposal when needed or when it’s not needed.

    PvP [1.1 patch]

    • For this setup we use Rally and Critical Surge for the damage buff before the fight + self heals during the fight, the damage buffs are great because it makes your dual wield hit very hard when mixed with flawless dawnbreaker, the better your weapon damage the more heals you get on critical hits. Now that you are all ready for the fight use flying blade and hit boundless storm and go into the fight, if crystal fragments procs from using boundless storm use it right away, if not it will proc later in the fight. (Keep a 100% uptime on critical surge on both hot bars and boundless storm on the dual wield hot bar, drink magika pots if you have to) Now that you’re in the fight keep boundless storm up and weave light attacks in with blood craze for more heals and crit. If you feel overwhelmed in a 1v2 or 1v3 use shattering prison and pop devouring swarm to let nothing out of it. While bats is up and running use critical rush from target to target for instant heals and use invigorating drain on them as needed. If a zerg comes just ball of lightning/streak away.

    Group PvE [1.1 patch]

    • For this setup it’s probably self explanitory if you’ve read all of this and have prior experience of DPS with group dungeons/trials. Clear the trash by having critical surge rolling for heals and rooting everything with shattering prison. Make things fly in the air with volcanic rune and put lightning flood wherever your tank is, hit bats as needed. For single target use blood craze/light/heavy attacks up close and flying blade/ crystal fragments far away. Use boundless storm for mobility which helps you stay out of “The Red Zones of Death”

     

    Gear

    • Helm: Akaviri Helm for cost reduction to ultimates!
    • Chest: Akakviri Chest for cost reduction to ultimates!
    • Necklace: Akaviri Necklace for Cost reduction to ultimates!
    • Ring: With VR 1 purple fire resist enchant to make you take less fire damage
    • Ring: i’m using the ring of Mara for leveling and haven’t decided on other ring yet
    • Legs: Magika enchant W/ divines trait
    • Boots: Magika enchant W/ divines trait
    • Gloves: Magika enchant W/ divines trait
    • Shoulders: Magika enchant W/ divines trait
    • Belt: Magika enchant W/ divines trait
    • Daggers: With precise trait for crit and enchanted with fire
    • 2h sword: With precise trait for crit and enchanted with fire for more ultimate gain from the 100% chance to apply elemental status effects.

     

     

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    Arcaneful

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    Breton Sorcerer

    This might be just me, but is this build abit…. weak in ranged damage? Forgive me if I’m wrong.


     

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    Breton Nightblade

    Looks awesome but I’m almost to Vet 4 like 200k away which is only a few bosses away in Craglorn.

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    iRageGGB said on May 30, 2014 :

    Looks awesome but I’m almost to Vet 4 like 200k away which is only a few bosses away in Craglorn.

    Slow down, wait for me to catch up on my DK!! Tonight till like 2:30 okay?

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    Arcaneful said on May 30, 2014 :

    This might be just me, but is this build abit…. weak in ranged damage? Forgive me if I’m wrong.

    Not at all! Just keep hitting flying blade and when it crits it crits hard, it snares and cast crystal fragments to knock them on there ass! Also the storm atronach uses ranged DPS

    • This reply was modified 6 months ago by Profile photo of AsweetRoll AsweetRoll.

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    Arcaneful said on May 30, 2014 :

    This might be just me, but is this build abit…. weak in ranged damage? Forgive me if I’m wrong.

    You have Flying Blade, Crystal Frag, and you good possibly put in Stampede or Critical Rush

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    iRageGGB

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    AsweetRoll said on May 30, 2014 :

    iRageGGB said on May 30, 2014 :

    Looks awesome but I’m almost to Vet 4 like 200k away which is only a few bosses away in Craglorn.

    Slow down, wait for me to catch up on my DK!! Tonight till like 2:30 okay?

    Well alright I still need to go through the vet content but I just want to out level everything.

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    AsweetRoll

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    Ebonheart Dragonknight

    iRageGGB said on May 30, 2014 :

    AsweetRoll said on May 30, 2014 :

    iRageGGB said on May 30, 2014 :

    Looks awesome but I’m almost to Vet 4 like 200k away which is only a few bosses away in Craglorn.

    Slow down, wait for me to catch up on my DK!! Tonight till like 2:30 okay?

    Well alright I still need to go through the vet content but I just want to out level everything.

    Lol you fucker better wait for me, i’m getting on right now

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    iRageGGB

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    AsweetRoll said on May 30, 2014 :

    iRageGGB said on May 30, 2014 :

    AsweetRoll said on May 30, 2014 :

    iRageGGB said on May 30, 2014 :

    Looks awesome but I’m almost to Vet 4 like 200k away which is only a few bosses away in Craglorn.

    Slow down, wait for me to catch up on my DK!! Tonight till like 2:30 okay?

    Well alright I still need to go through the vet content but I just want to out level everything.

    Lol you fucker better wait for me, i’m getting on right now

    I’ve been having issues the last 2 hours or so getting disconnected by lagging out. I think it’s because it’s prime time, but I’m going to hit V4 then just PvP or I might get a group going to grind.

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    AsweetRoll

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    Ebonheart Dragonknight

    Might add volcanic rune for the 2h set up

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    Zeffi

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    Wow very impressive mage build.

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    AsweetRoll said on May 30, 2014 :

    Arcaneful said on May 30, 2014 :

    This might be just me, but is this build abit…. weak in ranged damage? Forgive me if I’m wrong.

    Not at all! Just keep hitting flying blade and when it crits it crits hard, it snares and cast crystal fragments to knock them on there ass! Also the storm atronach uses ranged DPS

    K sorry for asking. I’m gonna use this build or at least something very similar. It looks really good! :)

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    Zeffi said on May 30, 2014 :

    Wow very impressive mage build.

    Thanks!

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    Looks very interesting. I’m actually leveling a sorc right now, and went for dual wield and 2h (basically, single target bar and aoe bar), so it’s nice to see I’m not the only one with this setup. Plus, you gave me some directions, as I was pondering becoming a vampire for the Bat Swarm and its extra healing :)

    Quick question : For low levels, considering the low magicka pool, I went with Thundering Presence instead of Boundless Storm, so I don’t have to cast it so often. Once I hit veteran ranks, do you recommand a respec so I can have more Crystal procs ?

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    AsweetRoll

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    Aedh said on May 31, 2014 :

    Looks very interesting. I’m actually leveling a sorc right now, and went for dual wield and 2h (basically, single target bar and aoe bar), so it’s nice to see I’m not the only one with this setup. Plus, you gave me some directions, as I was pondering becoming a vampire for the Bat Swarm and its extra healing

    Quick question : For low levels, considering the low magicka pool, I went with Thundering Presence instead of Boundless Storm, so I don’t have to cast it so often. Once I hit veteran ranks, do you recommand a respec so I can have more Crystal procs ?

    Glad you’re doing somethinf similar and I hope you try this out :D

    Magika isn’t a big deal since I enchant my gear with it but boundless storm is really good since I move around bosses so I stay out of the “stupid” (or the AoE that hits hard) and it saves me stamina since I don’t have to roll out of it. For PvP I don’t have a gap closer so I like to use flying blade from stealth then rush in with boundless storm and keep it up. So it’s up to you

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    Ebonheart Dragonknight

    Arcaneful said on May 31, 2014 :

    AsweetRoll said on May 30, 2014 :

    Arcaneful said on May 30, 2014 :

    This might be just me, but is this build abit…. weak in ranged damage? Forgive me if I’m wrong.

    Not at all! Just keep hitting flying blade and when it crits it crits hard, it snares and cast crystal fragments to knock them on there ass! Also the storm atronach uses ranged DPS

    K sorry for asking. I’m gonna use this build or at least something very similar. It looks really good!

    No probelm, and tell me how it goes- if you have any more questions just ask

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    Aedh

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    I forgot to take into account that the speed bonus makes it easier for leaving “red zones of death”.

    For PvP, I was thinking of using a Streak/Stampede combo. Just to drive people crazy :D

    Guess I’ll decide what fits my playstyle better while leveling. Thanks for the advice, and have fun :)

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    Ebonheart Dragonknight

    Arcaneful said on May 31, 2014 :

    AsweetRoll said on May 30, 2014 :

    Arcaneful said on May 30, 2014 :

    This might be just me, but is this build abit…. weak in ranged damage? Forgive me if I’m wrong.

    Not at all! Just keep hitting flying blade and when it crits it crits hard, it snares and cast crystal fragments to knock them on there ass! Also the storm atronach uses ranged DPS

    K sorry for asking. I’m gonna use this build or at least something very similar. It looks really good!

    Let me know how it works out!

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    Arcaneful

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    AsweetRoll said on May 31, 2014 :

    Arcaneful said on May 31, 2014 :

    AsweetRoll said on May 30, 2014 :

    Arcaneful said on May 30, 2014 :

    This might be just me, but is this build abit…. weak in ranged damage? Forgive me if I’m wrong.

    Not at all! Just keep hitting flying blade and when it crits it crits hard, it snares and cast crystal fragments to knock them on there ass! Also the storm atronach uses ranged DPS

    K sorry for asking. I’m gonna use this build or at least something very similar. It looks really good!

    No probelm, and tell me how it goes- if you have any more questions just ask

    What do you think is more important in this build, DW or 2H?


     

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    AsweetRoll

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    Ebonheart Dragonknight

    Arcaneful said on May 31, 2014 :

    AsweetRoll said on May 31, 2014 :

    Arcaneful said on May 31, 2014 :

    AsweetRoll said on May 30, 2014 :

    Arcaneful said on May 30, 2014 :

    This might be just me, but is this build abit…. weak in ranged damage? Forgive me if I’m wrong.

    Not at all! Just keep hitting flying blade and when it crits it crits hard, it snares and cast crystal fragments to knock them on there ass! Also the storm atronach uses ranged DPS

    K sorry for asking. I’m gonna use this build or at least something very similar. It looks really good!

    No probelm, and tell me how it goes- if you have any more questions just ask

    What do you think is more important in this build, DW or 2H?

    I’m confused what your asking? You need both for the build to work correctly.

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