“Ride the Lightning”

Type: Non Champion Points Cyrodiil & Battlegrounds

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Welcome to the Stamina Sorcerer PvP build “Ride the Lightning” by Fengrush for PVP Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as we will keep updating the build.

This build is a damage dealing PvP build intended for Battlegrounds (nonChampPoints) and open world (nonChampPoints) containing high speed, sustain, and superior mobility with high pressure dots. It could work in Champion Points as well but scales better in design to nonChampPoints. It was designed for being able to que into battlegrounds solo and either fight more alone or with a team by having high mobility and very high sustain. It handles very well in 1v1 but requires a lot of practice as dodging is important since it is in medium. This can dodge and avoid more attacks than the average build and its survival depends upon it. Find targets from a range, decide when to strike and move in fast and relocate if you get targeted. It has a lot of damage over time difficult to mitigate and can outlast most other builds when all else is even. This build uses Shadow of the Red Mountain, Trappings of Invigoration, Valkyn Skoria, and Stinging Slashes/ Set not found.

  • Battleground Damage Dealing Build
  • Medium Armor Build
  • Built for nonChampPoints/Battlegrounds PvP
  • Has little room to divert into other sets. Recommendations are made through the video of options.
  • Highly efficient cost and recovery for the DPS/pressure applied on targets.

Focused on solo or group design. Enough damage to win any 1v1 but high sustain to kite and fight multiple targets. Can choose to reposition and kite targets easily.

Stam Sorc Build Murkmire - [Ride the Lightning]

Resource Management

This build has a huge amount of stamina sustain allowing you to have a more effective movespeed over others why still having the tools to kill them while they chase. It can knock out lighter targets almost instantly when combos go off correctly and the target doesn’t block or avoid incoming damage. Even if this fails -- it is largely focused on rotating dots at very low cost using cost reduction and cheap stam skills. Trappings of Invigoration gives you an extra emergency burst of stam which between pots serves as a way to surge your offensive pressure or give you an extra wind in kiting situations. I’d recommend watching the gameplay portions of the video to better understand how to use this dual weild/bow combo.

  • Trappings of Invigoration and pots offer spikes of stam recovery between fights. This allows you to do extra light attack/skill/bash combos that give you a good burst on targets that don’t have their defense up or are in range of executing. This weaving combo allows you to effectively kill targets out for a good cost with Amplitude opportunities to execute easily when Valkyn Skoria/Shadow of the Red Mountain also pair in with dots.
  • Stam cost reduction is effectively lowering the cost of skills that are already low. This build still has stam regen as well and just adds up to an overwhelming stam recovery without rotating heavy attacks.

Battlegrounds Setup

Fengrush Stam Sorc Ride the Lightning

  • Screenshot: Those are unbuffed stats in the Non-Champion Points Campaign.


Gear Setup

ChestShadow of the Red MountainMediumImpenetrableMax Stam
BeltTrappings of InvigorationMediumWell-FittedTri-Stat
ShoesTrappings of InvigorationMediumImpenetrableMax Stam
PantsShadow of the Red MountainMediumImpenetrableMax Stam
HandsTrappings of InvigorationMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadValkyn SkoriaHeavyImpenetrableMax Health
ShoulderValkyn SkoriaMediumImpenetrableMax Stam
NecklaceShadow of the Red MountainJewelryInfusedReduced Stamina Cost
RingShadow of the Red MountainJewelryInfusedReduced Stamina Cost
RingShadow of the Red MountainJewelryInfusedReduced Stamina Cost
Weapon 1 DWStinging SlashesAxeInfusedAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 1 DWStinging SlashesDaggerInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2Trappings of InvigorationBowNirnhonedDamage Health Poison IX

Where can I get the gear?

Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2
Master Dual Wield: vet Dragonstar Arena
Trappings of Invigoration: Fang Lair
Red Mountain: Stonefalls, Guildstore

Skills for PvP

Rending Slashes Streak Steel Tornado Critical Surge Crushing Weapon Dawnbreaker of Smiting
Poison Injection Draining Shot Hurricane Resolving Vigor Dark Deal Temporal Guard
Dual Wield MainbarBow bar
Slot 1: Rending SlashesSlot 1: Poison Injection
Slot 2: StreakSlot 2: Draining Shot
Slot 3: Steel TornadoSlot 3: Hurricane
Slot 4: Critical SurgeSlot 4: Resolving Vigor
Slot 5: Crushing WeaponSlot 5: Dark Deal
Ultimate: Dawnbreaker of SmitingUltimate: Temporal Guard

Important Info


Artaeum Takeaway Broth is a sure bet for stamina damage dealers. It gives max health and stamina, along with health regen and stam regen. The health regen pairs up well on orc for extra regen along with the potions used.

Artaeum Takeaway Broth

Mundus Stone

The Steed (Movespeed increase & Health Recovery)

This pairs well with more health recovery and movespeed to outrun any engagement as long as your resources are there.



The master race Orc shines in this build with movespeed being dominant and health regen on a light target fast paced build.


Immovability Potion

Immoveable / Stamina / Healing. These potions allow you to pick a time to stop a CC and enter the fight applying dots and possibly ulting and getting back out. They assist with regen and both are absolutely needed from health and stam. Tri-pots can be used as well with this build for better nonstop recovery.

Essence of Immovability
(Health,Stamina, CC Immunity)
(Water Hyacinth, Mountain Flower, Namira’s Rot)

Immovable Potion


Damage Health Posion
(Damage Poison, Damage Poison)
(Fleshfly Larva, Nightshade, Nirnroot)

double health poisons



0 Magicka, 0 Health, 64 Stamina