Magicka Sorcerer Build for PvE Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE

Magicka Sorcerer Build “Mystic” Morrowind

Table of Contents

Introduction

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. You can also find a Magicka Sorcerer Pet Build on my website if you prefer pets!

The Magicka Sorcerer Build “Mystic” is made for Trials, Dungeons & Maelstrom Arena. It is a Shock Themed build. You can also play this for all the Solo content with some minor adjustments.

Magicka Sorcerers are one of the strongest setups currently, as they have powerful shock abilities and a huge magicka pool. Shock abilities give you a huge advantage in terms of damage output due to concussion, as all enemies will take 8% more damage once concussion is applied, this build gives you a lot of uptime on concussion so you will help your group out a lot with extra damage. Once an enemy is concussed our Blockade of Shock will apply Off-Balance on the enemy, giving us another 10% more damage! On top of that you can get a huge amount of magicka, which makes your shields stronger and makes survivability pretty easy. And with Heavy Attacks from Shock staves you will have an easy time sustaining in trashfights and deal a ton of damage at the same time!

    • High single target (ST) damage
    • Insane ranged & melee damage
    • High area of effect (AoE) Damage
    • Shock Themed Build
    • Crazy sustain
    • Easy survivability due to magicka shield
    • Trials, Dungeons & Maelstrom Arena

Resource Management

Make sure that you have “Drain Magicka Poisons”, they help tremendously with sustain. In the Important Info section you will see how to craft them. They give you about 240 Magicka per second over 5,5 seconds, thats insane!. If you feel like that you need more sustain, you can always use a Cost Reduction Glyph/Recovery Glyph if you want. If you want you can also run Witchmothers Brew which will give you a lot of recovery, your health will drop a bit but because you have Pets you still should be good to go, otherwise invest some points into Health attribute!

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE

Spell Power Potion was active when I took the screenshot.




Gear

Gear Best in Slot

No Maelstrom/Master staff? If you dont have one of those then you could use a Moondancer staff. Or use a Netches Touch staff and use 1 more piece of Moondancer armor as a tradeoff.
Why Netch’s Touch? We are focusing on a full Shock Damage setup which makes Netch’s Touch a crazy powerful set! You can also use Scathing, Julianos or Twice Born Star.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Belt Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Pants Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Hands Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Head Ilambris Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Ilambris Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Maelstrom/Master Shock Sharpened Drain Magicka Poisons
Weapon 2 Maelstrom Shock Sharpened Maelstrom Enchant

Gear alt

Here a Setup without a Monster set. This setup will result in about 2-3k less dps than the Best in Slot one, so not a huge loss! You also could use Julianos instead of Netches Touch for example.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Belt Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Pants Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Hands Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Head Scathing Mage Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Scathing Mage Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Scathing Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Scathing Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Scathing Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Maelstrom/Master Shock Sharpened Drain Magicka Poisons
Weapon 2 Maelstrom Shock 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 Seducer 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 Seducer Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Pants Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Hands Seducer 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?

Scathing Mage: Imperial City Prison
Netch’s Touch: Darkshade Cavern
Seducer: Craftable
Moondancer: Maw of Lorkhaj
Ilambris: Crypts of Hearts 1
Grothdarr: Vaults of Madness
Julianos: Craftable
Willpower: Imperial City Vaults, Guildstore
Maelstrom Staff: vMaelstrom Arena

Skills

  • Why Boundless Storm? This ability does not a lot of damage but it gives you about 10% damage mitigation as you gain a ton of Spell and Armor resistance. If you do not want it you can replace it with Inner Light or Crystal Fragments.
  • Why Destructive Clench and no Crystal Frags? With Netches Touch, Destructive Clench will do about the same dps as Crystal Frags. Plus the rotation is easier this way as we do not have to look out for a Crystal Frag proc.

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Shock Staff Mainbar Shock Staff bar
Slot 1: Hardened Ward Slot 1: Blockade of Shock
Slot 2: Destructive Clench Slot 2: Liquid Lightning
Slot 3 Force Pulse Slot 3: Haunting Curse
Slot 4: Inner Light/ Boundless Storm Slot 4: Mage’s Wrath
Slot 5: Bound Aegis Slot 5: Bound Aegis
Ultimate: Shooting Star Ultimate: Thunderous Rage

Championpoints

Championpoints [630 CP]

The Ritual
75 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
23 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 56 Elfborn
The Shadow
The Lover
100 Arcanist, 64 Tenacity
The Tower
46 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 3 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
20 Master at Arms, 2 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
2 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

 

Important Info

Buff-food

Witchmothers Brew (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)
or
Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)

Mundus Stone

The Thief ( Increased Spell Critical)

Race

Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf
Breton

Potions

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 

Poisons

Drain Magicka Poison
(Lady Smock & Columbine) or (Cornflower & Columbine) or (Bugloss & Cornflower)

Drain Magicka Poison

Passives

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

I highly recommend being a Vampire for the extra 10% Magicka and Stamina recovery!

Maelstrom Arena

If you are new to Maelstrom Arena I highly recommend checking out my Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Guide for Maelstrom Arena.
Gear

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Belt Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Pants Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Hands Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Head Ilambris Heavy Divine Magicka
Shoulder Ilambris Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Maelstrom/Master Shock Sharpened Drain Magicka Poisons
Weapon 2 Maelstrom Shock Sharpened Maelstrom Enchant

Skills

The only change needed here is that you have to slot Power Surge to get healing. Remember, make sure to keep Hardened Ward up at all times!

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Update Log

24.05.2017 Added Build
26.05.2017 Added Video & Character Stats Picture
29.05.2017 Fixed a typo in the Skills section

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