Magicka Sorcerer Build for PvE Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Sorcerer Build

Magicka Sorcerer Build “Mystic”


Welcome to the Magicka Sorcerer Build “Mystic” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO.

The “Mystic” build is made for PvE Trials & Dungeons. However, it also works great for Solo-content with some minor adjustments! I also do have a Magicka Sorcerer Build with Pets.

General Information

Magicka Sorcerers are currently one of the strongest setups in Elder Scrolls Online. They are both insane efficient both ranged and melee, plus they have strong shields which makes survival easy. The special Destruction staff passives make Shock staves a powerful tool for Magicka Sorcerers. Shock heavy attacks are one of the strongest Area of Effect (AoE) attacks. On top of that, they are for free and restore Magicka! You will never have any problems with resource management during trashfights. Same thing on bossfights, if you drop low, simplay heavyattack one or two times and you are good to go!

High single target (ST) damage
Insane ranged & melee damage
High area of effect (AoE) Damage
Crazy sustain
Easy survivability due to magicka shield
Trials, Dungeons, Solo & Open World, it works everywhere!

Gear [Best in Slot]

No Moondancer Staff? In case you do not have a Moondancer Staff, use a random sharpened staff. It is the next best solution and you barely loose any damage.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Burning Spellweave Light Divine Magicka
Belt Burning Spellweave Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Burning Spellweave Light Divine Magicka
Pants Burning Spellweave Light Divine Magicka
Hands Burning Spellweave Light Divine Magicka
Head Illambris Heavy Divine Magicka
Shoulder Illambris Medium Divine Magicka
Necklace Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Moondancer Shock Sharpened Spell Dmg
Weapon 2 Maelstrom Fire Sharpened Maelstrom Enchant

Gear [Beginner]

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the maximum damage potential for this Magicka Sorcerer build. All the gear here is either craftable or cheap to get in a guildstore. Make sure to ask a friend to craft Twice Born Star and Julianos gear for you. I do recommend that you are aiming for 17k health. To achieve this you can buy one or two Willpower rings with a healthy trait.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Twice Born Star Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Twice Born Star Medium Divine Magicka
Shoes Twice Born Star Light Divine Magicka
Pants Twice Born Star Light Divine Magicka
Hands Twice Born Star Light Divine Magicka
Head Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane/Healthy Spell Dmg
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane/Healthy Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Julianos Shock Sharpened Spell Dmg
Weapon 2 Julianos Fire Sharpened Fire Dmg

Where can I get the gear?

Burning Spellweave: City of Ash
Moondancer: Maw of Lorkhaj
Ilambris: Crypt of Hearts
Twice Born Star: Craftable
Julianos: Craftable
Kena: White Gold Tower
Maelstrom Staff: vMaelstrom Arena
Willpower: Imperial City Vaults, Guildstore


Magicka Sorcerer Build Mystic

Shock Staff Mainbar Fire Staff bar
Slot 1: Crystal Fragments Slot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Haunting Curse Slot 2: Liquid Lightning
Slot 3 Force Pulse Slot 3: Mage’s Wrath
Slot 4: Inner Light Slot 4: Hardened Ward
Slot 5: Bound Aegis Slot 5: Bound Aegis
Ultimate: Shooting Star Ultimate: Fiery Rage

Hardened Ward vs Harness Magicka: If you do have sustain issues, use Harness Magicka instead of Hardened Ward. Harness Magicka returns magicka if you do get hit by spells. In case your sustain is fine, I recommend using Hardened Ward because the shield is bigger then the one from Harness Magicka.

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
75 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
95 Elemental Expert, 30 Elfborn
The Shadow
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
100 Hardy, 100 Elemental Defender
The Steed

Championpoints for Magicka Sorcerer Build [300 CP]

The Ritual
20 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
80 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
The Lover
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
50 Hardy, 50 Elemental Defender
The Steed

Important Info for Magicka Sorcerer Build “Mystic”

Here you can find information about what race, buff-food, potions & poisons you want to use. I also do list all the passives that you need for this setup.

Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)

Mundus Stone
The Thief ( Increased Spell Critical)

Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf (Recommended)

Spell-Crit Potions
(Spell-crit, Spell Damage, Magicka)
(Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth)

In case you are still unsure on how to mix the ingredients together, you can check out a alchemy simulator here: Alchemy Simulator 

You will need the following passives:
Dark Magic, Daedric Summoning, Storm Calling, Light Armor, Heavy Armor (Juggernaunt Passive), Destruction Staff, Vampire (optional), Mages Guild, Racial, Undaunted, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Update Log

25.03.2017 Updated the CP setup (had 210 points instead of 200 points invested in the blue tree)
28.03.2017 Updated CP to make it viable for Off Balance perk proc in the Ritual (75 Thaumaturge)

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