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Help me Maximize my DPS Please!!!

ok so I'm level 50 cp 380 or so, I have both a mag sorc & mag DK at 50 that I am trying to decide between who is my main and gets the most of my time. The dk I enjoy playing a lil more than the sorc but I feel the sorc hits a little harder sustains a lil better plus theres the class shield, the reason for this post is I am trying to find help to make my dk better so I can see what his dmg is compared to my sorc an if its viable my dk can even be my main for endgame stuff. Since I have more than a few questions regarding this subject I am just going to list them, feel free to answer one of them, two of them or even all any information would be greatly appreciated especially because I am still a new player in my first few months of the game.on my sorc I'm running both Necropotence and Necth's, with complete Necth's on back n Nero on front. I've been told this is one of better builds while running a pet or pets and like I was saying this post is for my dk since I enjoy playing him more.


When it comes to gear I currently have tbsw, and silks of the sun combined on the dk. with the 5pc bonus going to burning spell weave for no other reason than I like the way it makes my arms glow red lol. Other sets I have at least 4-5pcs in are shroud of Lich, embershield, queens elegance, worms ruminant, [or however u spell it] and since I just started doing random bg's I now how the knight slayer set and almost a 5pc of wizards Riposte Set. I also have a willpower flame staff, resto staff, necklace, n both rings,  almost all the gear I have in general is purple quality , nothing gold yet, the only blue stuff I have is from the two newest sets from battlegrounds some is purple the rest of it is blue but before spending to up grade it I wanna make sure it even useful.monster sets I use are mainly Skoria, and grothdarr but sometimes Ilambris or lord wardens, I was thinking about trying Slimecraw but wasn't sure get. I also have julianos as well,

sorry for the lengthy post to read guys now ill get to the questions I have-

1| From the gear I listed what would be the best mixes for mag dps? in both pve and pvp?

2| is the neck & 2 rings willpower set worth t to run over using those 3 spots to work on a second 5pc set, tho at most only reaching 4pcs?

3| is it true I should have all gear Divines?

4| what mundus would be best at helping me bump up dmg as well as maybe add lil more survivability to build?

5| When its comes to skills which are my must haves with a build like this? currently I only keep flames of oblivion, lash, an burning embers, along with light armor shield* destroy wall of elements permanently the rest of the slots are switched quite often for whatever reason?


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  1. #1

    Latin

    Member1308 Posts

    1. Purely from your listed gear, BSW x5, Willpower x3, Grothdarr x2, with a random inferno staff for front bar and lightning staff for back bar. You should use the lightning heavy attacks for AoE. In a single target fight with minimal adds, you could replace lightning staff with another inferno staff. This is for PvE. Magicka enchant, spell damage glyphs, fiery weapon enchant front bar, berserker enchant backbar.

    No idea for PvP, as I don't use DK there.

    2. The set bonus from Willpower set is 1.5 times the normal value. At your CP level and given you gear, it is the best option.

    3. Yes.

    4. Lover until you max CP; then you can swap your mundus to Apprentice after readjusting your CP.

    If possible, you could either optimise using Combat Metrics and Constellation addons in-game, or the following planner by recording and entering the relevant in-game stats.

    http://asayre.mygamesonline.org/HoTRoptimisation/CPOptimisation.html#

    5. Sadly, the options for magicka DK are quite narrow, especially given your gear. Other than Inner Light and ultimates (Elemental Rage/Standard of Might - placement depends on whether Blockade is on front or back bar), you only have Molten Whip, Burning Embers, Engulfing Flames, Blockade of Elements, Eruption, Flames of Oblivion, Rearming Trap and Harness Magicka. Destructive Clench is too expensive, Force Pulse is not an option unless you have a Perfected Asylum Inferno staff and Molten Armaments won't do as much because your weapon attacks won't be as strong anyway, without a Maelstrom staff.

    While in combat, keep an eye out for the average uptime for BSW, if it's less than 57%, you will be better off using Julianos x5 instead. In my experience, the uptime tends to be lower/under-utilised when you are required to move around a lot during a combat event.

    You don't need gold armour, purple would suffice. But gold weapons should be used, because the stat difference between purple and gold at c160 tier is significantly bigger than for every other tiers and pieces.

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    You will need a solid rotation with consistent weapon attack weaving and cancelling to do higher dps. I would recommend watching some videos of magicka DK in combat and noting the typical rotation. You could also consult various build guides here on Tamriel Foundry or on another site, to see the order of usage to optimise damage/resource used/time.

    e pluribus unum

  2. #2

    MaccB55

    Member11 Posts

    awesome, thank you very much for the help. I'm going to give it a try in a lil when I get in game. I wish I could use add-ons of anu kind but sadly I'm playing on xbox1 and to my knowledge we do not have any add-one. Aside from the 3pc willpower set can you think of any other 3pc set that would work well for me? I also recently got a willpower flame & resto staff, I was thinking maybe when I need to run destroy/resto I could use the two rings with both willpower staves on each bar to make the full 3pc & then use the empty neck slot for something else or stick to neck, two rings willpower with two random staves better? I have embersield, bsw, knight slayer, wizards Riposte, btw, & silks of the sun necklace I could swap in build if needed. 

    MBF


  3. #3

    Latin

    Member1308 Posts
    MaccB55 wrote on April 17, 2018

    Aside from the 3pc willpower set can you think of any other 3pc set that would work well for me? I also recently got a willpower flame & resto staff, I was thinking maybe when I need to run destroy/resto I could use the two rings with both willpower staves on each bar to make the full 3pc & then use the empty neck slot for something else or stick to neck, two rings willpower with two random staves better? I have embersield, bsw, knight slayer, wizards Riposte, btw, & silks of the sun necklace I could swap in build if needed. 

    Since you are seeking to maximise dps, a restoration staff will not help in any way.

    It won't make a difference which pieces you use, long as you fulfil the requirement of having 3 set pieces for the set. You don't exactly gain anything by using a necklace of any other set on its own, because they don't have set bonus for a single piece.

    If you really want to make use of the random slot, you could use BSW x5 (with jewellery), Julianos x4 and Grothdarr x2. As with my previous remark, if your BSW uptime isn't high enough, you would swap to Julianos x5, BSW x4 instead. 

    But if you are serious about maximising dps, you should aim to start joining trial groups for the relevant trial sets (i.e. Infallible Aether, Moondancer and Master Architect) and to complete the veteran Maelstrom Arena for the Maelstrom destruction staff.

    e pluribus unum

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