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Nos's "Molten Core" DK Build (Summerset ready)

EDITS:

06/03/2018 - Updated for Summerset

Race:

Dunmer 

Attributes:

All in Magicka

Food:

Health and Magicka

Mundus:

Thief

Champion Point Distribution:

Blue tree:

Master at Arms 44, Elemental Expert 64, Elfborn 48, Spell Erosion 28, Thaumaturge 61, Staff Expert 5

Gear:

5 light/1 Medium/ 1 Heavy

3  Burning Spellweave Jewelry - Arcane with Spell Damage Enchants

5  Perfected Siroria Armor Divines with Magicka Enchants

2 Zaan Divines Armor with Magicka Enchants

1  Burning Spellweave Infused Fire staff (Fire/Prismatic Enchant) (Front Bar)

1  Infused vMA Inferno staff (Spell Damage enchant) (Back Bar)

Bar Setup:

Main Bar (BSW Staff): Inner Light, Burning Embers, Engulfing Flame, Spell Symmetry, Molten Whip (Flame Lash). Ultimate - Destro Ult

Offbar (vMA Staff): Inner Light (Replace with Shield when needed), Eruption, Elemental Blockade, Rearming Trap, Flames of Oblivion. Ultimate - Standard of Might.

https://imgur.com/a/A37zKU8

Rotation:

Pre Rotation: Spell Symmetry

Step 1: FHA>Eruption>LA>Flames of Oblivion>LA>Rearming trap>LA>Standard of Might>Bar Swap

Step 2: LA>Engulfing Flame>LA>Burning Embers>Bar Swap>LA>Elemental Blockade>Barswap

Step 3: (LA>Molten Whip) x 5>LA>Engulfing Flame>LA>Burning Embers>Bar Swap>LA>Elemental Blockade

Step 4: LA>Eruption>LA>Flames of Oblivion>LA>Rearming trap>Bar Swap>LA>Spell Symmetry>LA>Molten Whip

Repeat from Step 2.

Rotation Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XqY_M3QAls&feature=youtu.be

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356 Replies
  1. Nosferatuzod

    Member2010 Posts
    stephie664 wrote on September 7, 2017

    Nos, can you explain how to make sure your blockade procs off balance in a rotation? I don’t have VMA or Moondancer staves, so in my setup I’m trying to use BSW staves (+4 pc moondancer). I have an inferno BSW infused on the front and sharpened lightening BSW on the back. If I apply the shock glyph to the inferno, could I apply a spell dmg to the sharpened lightening and still proc? Or would it be worth it to go farm for a charged bsw lightening staff?

    You should not be using lightning blockade on a mag dk. If youre running shovk stafg back bar youll need to keep blockade on front bar. With your gear I would keep shock enchant front bar and run spell damage on back bar.

  2. stephie664

    Member7 Posts
    Nosferatuzod wrote on September 7, 2017

    stephie664 said on September 7, 2017 :

    Nos, can you explain how to make sure your blockade procs off balance in a rotation? I don’t have VMA or Moondancer staves, so in my setup I’m trying to use BSW staves (+4 pc moondancer). I have an inferno BSW infused on the front and sharpened lightening BSW on the back. If I apply the shock glyph to the inferno, could I apply a spell dmg to the sharpened lightening and still proc? Or would it be worth it to go farm for a charged bsw lightening staff?

    You should not be using lightning blockade on a mag dk. If youre running shovk stafg back bar youll need to keep blockade on front bar. With your gear I would keep shock enchant front bar and run spell damage on back bar.

    Is there any specific reason not to do this? I know as DK your fire damage will always win out, but I've seen a few self-buffed parses post HOTR with people using lightening wall that seem to be hitting 38-40k.

  3. Nosferatuzod

    Member2010 Posts
    stephie664 wrote on September 7, 2017

    Nosferatuzod said on September 7, 2017 :

    You should not be using lightning blockade on a mag dk. If youre running shovk stafg back bar youll need to keep blockade on front bar. With your gear I would keep shock enchant front bar and run spell damage on back bar.

    Is there any specific reason not to do this? I know as DK your fire damage will always win out, but I’ve seen a few self-buffed parses post HOTR with people using lightening wall that seem to be hitting 38-40k.

    It severely drops your damage in a raid...you are capable of hitting 50k+ in fully optimized raids if you run fire blockade...with lighting you wont..

  4. Alcoriliz

    Member4 Posts

    I got 80% uptime of burning without charged trait(infused fire enchant),will It still worth to use charged on front bar?

  5. Nosferatuzod

    Member2010 Posts
    Alcoriliz wrote on September 20, 2017

    I got 80% uptime of burning without charged trait(infused fire enchant),will It still worth to use charged on front bar?

    If you are getting 80% then no...run infused

  6. Alcoriliz

    Member4 Posts

    Hey Nos!what about trap for mag DDs know?As we not using Thief stone our crit chance are really low

  7. Nosferatuzod

    Member2010 Posts
    Alcoriliz wrote on October 13, 2017

    Hey Nos!what about trap for mag DDs know?As we not using Thief stone our crit chance are really low

    Trap is still beneficial imho

  8. Nosferatuzod

    Member2010 Posts

    Updated....still won't compete with stam, but fun to play

  9. Eso94

    Member1 Posts

    Hello! Have been reading your guides for years now and it has improved my game tremendously. I just wonder if you have looked into the new rotation for the dk on the summerset patch. With the ability to change traits on jewlery pieces the elf bane set is will make mag dk insane but i have a hard time to figure out the rotation

  10. Nosferatuzod

    Member2010 Posts
    Eso94 wrote on April 8, 2018

    Hello! Have been reading your guides for years now and it has improved my game tremendously. I just wonder if you have looked into the new rotation for the dk on the summerset patch. With the ability to change traits on jewlery pieces the elf bane set is will make mag dk insane but i have a hard time to figure out the rotation

     Until it drops on live it will be hard to predict the changes...Im not convinced on elfbane either sinc eit doesnt affect ALL skills...im leaning towards BSW/Acuity...but again we shall see what actually happens:)

  11. Puzzle666

    Member10 Posts

    Hey Nosferatuzod,

    Question on Summerset what are your thoughts on 5 BSW, 5 Julianos/Other, and 2 Zaan/Grothgarr?. This is with the changes to 2 handed weapons using 2 traits, or are 1 traited items still better? Lastly why is Nirn being used now?

    Best,

    Puzzle

  12. Nosferatuzod

    Member2010 Posts

    I would run 5 BSW/5Acuity (front bar)/ zaan/vMA back bar....this is what my guildie got with that setup: https://imgur.com/a/W43Pl

  13. USMCSTARLORD

    Member52 Posts

    What's your thoughts on infused big divines small on body pieces??

    USMC_STARLORD

    NA PS4

  14. LegendarySkillz

    Member53 Posts

    I'm getting great results with 5xbsw 5xsos then zaan or grothdarr . I'm experimenting with 1xmolag kena and a crit or magic shoulder as well. If you don't have the new trial sets this set up is very very strong.  Alcast has it the second best set up for magdk . I'm not a fan of acuity bsw over  bsw sos you give up way to much spell damage. Your crit rate can be increased without sacrificing a good damage set.  

  15. LegendarySkillz

    Member53 Posts
    USMCSTARLORD wrote on July 20, 2018

    What's your thoughts on infused big divines small on body pieces??

     With the changes to light attack scaling running  some infused is a good idea,provided your spell damage isn't horrible.  Your best bet if you don't have efl bane and sioria is  Silks of the Sun and Burning Spellweave  .

  16. Nosferatuzod

    Member2010 Posts
    USMCSTARLORD wrote on July 20, 2018

    What's your thoughts on infused big divines small on body pieces??

     Wont really make a big difference...

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