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Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE for Elder Scrolls Online


Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter


Welcome to the Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE “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 PvE “Mystic” is made for Trials, Dungeons & Maelstrom Arena. You can also play this for all the Solo content with some minor adjustments. This build is made for people that do not like to run pets, if you want a pet build I recommend running the Summoner Magicka Sorcerer Pet Build.

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 because we are using the Asylum Staff which applies this very often. The second set that we use is Acuity which will give us a huge overall spellcrit boost. Because we use Force Pulse and the Asylum Weapon, Acuity will proc on cooldown as each Force Pulse hit (3 Hits) counts as a direct damage hit and when the status effects go off we get even more direct damage hits. The last set is Siroria, this is a very powerful set, it provides more bonus stats than most other sets and if you learn how to keep up the Siroria buff you can almost permanently get 600 Spell Damage from the five piece bonus.

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

Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE "Mystic" – Summerset Chapter

The Video is from the Summerset Chapter, so there might be small changes in this version of the build, remember that.

Changes from the previous version

Reminder: The Build video is from the Summerset Chapter patch. Small changes have been made in the Wolfhunter DLC update, as you can see here in the written guide.

  • Updated Champion Points and improved the passive section.
  • Changed Enchantments, ZOS changed how they proc, so now we run a fire enchant on the backbar.
  • We also now use 2 Arcane and 1 Bloodthirsty for the first two Gear setups.
  • Optimized Gear Setups, it now follows the rule of 1,2,3
    • Setup 1 is with Trial Gear
    • Setup 2 is without Trial Gear
    • Setup 3 is for Beginners
  • Optimized Maelstrom Setup

Resource Management

If you feel like that you need more sustain, you can always use a Cost Reduction Glyph/Recovery Glyph if you want. We run Witchmothers Brew which will give you a lot of magicka recovery. That combined with CP and other stuff puts you at quite a high Recovery rate which is enough to sustain a Light attack rotation.

Trials & Dungeons Setup


Here are several other good Sets that you can use:

  • Perfect vs Imperfect Asylum: I highly recommend getting a Perfect version of the Asylum staff, as you will apply the status effects way more than with the Imperfect one. Make sure to do the Weekly Trial, if it is Asylum, with as much Characters as possible to get a chance for that perfect staff.

Gear Setup 1

ChestMechanical AcuityHeavyDivineHealth
BeltMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
ShoesPerfect Mantle of SiroriaLightDivineMagicka
PantsMechanical AcuityMediumDivineMagicka
HandsPerfect Mantle of SiroriaLightDivineMagicka
HeadMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Dmg
Weapon 1The Asylum's Perfected Inferno StaffFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffFireInfusedFire Enchant

Gear Setup 2

ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineHealth
BeltBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosMediumDivineMagicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryBloodthirstySpell Dmg
Weapon 1Law of JulianosFireInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant
Weapon 2Law of JulianosFireInfusedFire Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosMediumDivineMagicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
HeadMagnus' GiftLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderMagnus' GiftLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingWillpowerJewelryHealthySpell Dmg
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Magnus' GiftFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2Magnus' GiftFireInfusedFire Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Perfect Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Mechanical Acuity: Craftable
Asylum's Perfect Inferno Staff: Asylum Sanctorium
Maelstrom Inferno Staff: Maelstrom Arena
Burning Spellweave: City of Ash 1 & 2
Law of Julianos: Craftable
Ilambris: Crypts of Hearts 1
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2
Willpower: Guildstore
Magnus' Gift: Craftable


Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Liquid LightningSlot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Crystal FragmentsSlot 2: Haunting Curse
Slot 3 Force PulseSlot 3: Empowered Ward
Slot 4: Inner LightSlot 4: Inner Light
Slot 5: Bound AegisSlot 5: Bound Aegis
Ultimate: Shooting StarUltimate: Fiery Rage


Championpoints [780 CP]

The Ritual
40 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
66 Master-at-Arms, 16 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 61 Elfborn, 21 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
47 Tumbling, 47 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
42 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 33 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
40 Master at Arms, 11 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
49 Elemental Expert, 37 Elfborn, 19 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
20 Tumbling, 20 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
36 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
42 Hardy, 42 Elemental Defender, 40 Thick Skinned
The Steed
52 Ironclad, 24 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 for Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE


Witchmothers Brew (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)
Clockwork Citrus Filet

Mundus Stone

Thief Mundus (Increased Spell Critical)


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 


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

Rotation & Skeleton Parse

Before the fight starts drink a potion and then wait a few seconds, drop Ultimate whenever it is ready. If you drop low on Magicka you can always do a Heavy Attack instead of a Force Pulse.

Liquid Lightning > Weapon Swap
> Light Attack > Blockade of Fire >Haunting Curse > Weapon Swap
> Light Attack > Force Pulse >  Light Attack > Force Pulse  > Light Attack > Force Pulse > Light Attack >Liquid Lightning > Weapon Swap
> Light Attack > Blockade of Fire > Light Attack > Haunting Curse >Weapon Swap > Light Attack > Force Pulse >  Light Attack > Force Pulse  > Light Attack > Force Pulse > Light Attack > Liquid Lightning > Weapon Swap
Activate Crystal Fragments whenever the instant proc happens. Use The Frag instead of a Force Pulse.

Skeleton Parse

Keep in mind, I changed to Lover Mundus for this test, in raids I still do recommend running Thief Mundus.

Magicka Sorcerer Nonpet 3m Target Dummy Test – Dragon Bones DLC

Video is from the Dragon Bones Update.

Maelstrom Arena


ChestMechanical AcuityHeavyDivineHealth
BeltMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
PantsMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
HandsMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1The Asylum's Inferno StaffFireInfusedShock Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffShock/ FireInfusedFire Enchant


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

Update Log

09.08.2018 Updated Build for Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter, Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE
13.08.2018 Fixed some missing CPs for the 780 CP setup, Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE
14.08.2018 Added Thief Mundus as an option, Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE
21.08.2018 Removed Apprentice Mundus as it performed slightly worse than Thief. Removed Char Screenshot due to inaccuracy.
04.09.2018 Fixed a typo in the Target Dummy section
12.09.2018 Added 600 CP Setup.