“Mystic”

Updated: Greymoor Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland

Introduction

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 other Magicka Sorcerer content on the website such as:

The Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE “Mystic” is made for Trials, Dungeons & Arenas. In this guide I will show you a full setup with three different gear options, a trial setup where we combine the best possible gear, an gear setup 2 where we combine sets that are obtained outside of trials and a beginner setup, so you can build your way up.

  • 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 & Arenas

Changes to the previous Version

  • Updated the Gear Setup 2, removed Burning Spellweave and replaced it with Julianos to make the setup easier to get.
  • Added note about Vampire in the skill section.
  • Updated the character screenshots.

Resource Management

Dark Conversion is an optional skill that you can use to increase your sustain.

Energy Orb will always be present in a good group. When you get close to the Orb you can activate its synergy to regain resources.

Potions should always be used on cooldown to gain the maximum benefit from them.

Heavy Attacks help you restore Magicka, if you drop low on resources do a few Heavy Attacks between skills to refill your Magicka.

  • Undead Confederate
  • Mystic Siphon
  • Orb Synergy
  • Potions
  • Heavy Attack

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Gear used: 5x Perfect False God’s Devotion, 5x Mother’s Sorrow, 2x Zaan on a High Elf with Artaeum Picked Fish Bowl

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: All raidbuffs from the Target dummy, Spell Power Potion, Pets and Weapon Damage Enchantment were active

Gear

You will find 3 different setups here. Setup 1 is the preferred setup. For people that do not have all the gear yet can use the Setup 2 which is easier to obtain and beginners can use Setup 3.

  • Setup 1 is with Trial Gear
  • Setup 2 is without Trial Gear
  • Setup 3 is for Beginners

There are plenty of good Magicka DPS sets in the game, you can check out the “Endgame Magicka DPS Sets Article” with an explanation for each set.

Gear Setup 1

Arcane vs Bloodthirsty: Both traits are viable on a pet build.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HeadZaanHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderZaanMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
PantsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HeadValkyn SkoriaMediumDivineMagicka
ShoulderValkyn SkoriaLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMother's SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Law of JulianosFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

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

Where can I get the gear?

False God's Devotion: Sunpsire vet
Mother's Sorrow: Deshaan, Guildtrader
Maelstrom Inferno Staff: Maelstrom Arena
Zaan: Scalecaller Peak
Law of Julianos: Craftable
Ilambris: Crypts of Hearts 1
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2
Willpower: Guildstore
Magnus' Gift: Craftable

Skills

One or two Pets: You can choose to run one or two pets, both setups are good. If you choose run 1 pet only I recommend removing the Summon Volatile Familiar  and slotting Degeneration on bar 1 and Mystic Orb on bar 2.

Crystal Fragments Daedric Prey Elemental Weapon Summon Volatile Familiar Summon Twilight Tormentor Shooting Star
Unstable Wall of Elements Channeled Acceleration Hardened Ward Summon Volatile Familiar Summon Twilight Tormentor Greater Storm Atronach
Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Crystal FragmentsSlot 1: Unstable Wall of Elements
Slot 2: Daedric PreySlot 2: Channeled Acceleration
Slot 3: Elemental WeaponSlot 3: Hardened Ward
Slot 4: Volatile FamiliarSlot 4: Volatile Familiar
Slot 5: Twilight TormentorSlot 5: Twilight Tormentor
Ultimate: Shooting StarUltimate: Greater Storm Atronach

 

Vampire

Should you be using Vampire with this setup? Most Magicka builds use Blood for Blood as a spammable because it outpeforms pretty much every other spammable. With Sorcerer that is a bit a problem, because when you use Blood for Blood it won’t proc Crystal Fragments anymore. Because Blood for Blood cots Health and Crystal Fragments requires a Magicka ability as a proc condition.

Therefore using Vampire with the Blood for Blood spammable is not really going to give you more damage in a dungeon/trial. It is still a viable option though.

Optional NON PET Setup

Gear used: 5x Perfect False God’s Devotion, 5x Mother’s Sorrow, 2x Zaan on a High Elf with Artaeum Picked Fish Bowl

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: All raidbuffs from the Target dummy, Spell Power Potion and Weapon Damage Enchantment were active
Crystal Fragments Haunting Curse Elemental Weapon Inner Light Bound Aegis Shooting Star
Unstable Wall of Elements Channeled Acceleration Hardened Ward Mystic Orb Bound Aegis Greater Storm Atronach
Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Crystal FragmentsSlot 1: Unstable Wall of Elements
Slot 2: Haunting CurseSlot 2: Channeled Acceleration
Slot 3: Elemental WeaponSlot 3: Hardened Ward
Slot 4: Inner LightSlot 4: Mystic Orb
Slot 5: Bound AegisSlot 5: Bound Aegis
Ultimate: Shooting StarUltimate: Greater Storm Atronach

 

Champion Points

If you need optimized defensive Champion Points for a specific trial I recommend checking out my Maximize Damage Mitigation in Trials Article.

Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
34 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
73 Master-at-Arms, 23 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
64 Elemental Expert, 66 Elfborn, 10 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
61 Tumbling, 61 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
37 Warlord, 11 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
34 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
34 Master at Arms, 23 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
64 Elemental Expert, 37 Elfborn, 8 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
29 Tumbling, 29 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
31 Warlord, 11 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 37 Thick Skinned
The Steed
37 Ironclad, 28 Spell Shield

Champion Points [300]

The Ritual
18 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
16 Master at Arms, 11 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
32 Elemental Expert, 16 Elfborn, 7 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
17 Tumbling, 17 Shadow Ward
The Lover
37 Arcanist
The Tower
18 Warlord, 11 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
27 Hardy, 27 Elemental Defender, 18 Thick Skinned
The Steed
16 Ironclad, 12 Spell Shield

Important Info for Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE

Buff-food

Artaeum Pickled Fish Bowl
(Max Health, Max Magicka)
(Fish, Rice, Clam Gall, Honey)

Artaeum Pickeled Fish Bowl food

In case you still have sustain issues or you don’t have access to False God’s Devotion or you are not a Breton, I recommend using the Witchmother’s Potent Brew Drink (or Clockwork Citrus Filet)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

Shadow Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Damage)

Race

Altmer (Best Damage)
Breton (Best Sustain)
Darkelf
Khajiit

Potions

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

Spell Power Potions

Passives

Attributes

All into Magicka


Rotation

In this section we are going to take a look at both the pet and non pet rotation of this build. The rotations are static and therefore simplified. Once you get the hang of the rotation including how to weave light attacks you can swap to a dynamic rotation to increase your damage numbers further.

Pet Rotation

The rotation lasts for 10 second if you weave it perfectly. On the front bar it is important to activate Crystal Fragments once you get the proc condition on it. As long as you don’t have the proc condition you want to keep using Elemental Weapon.

MagsorC Pet Rotation_final2

Crystal Fragments Daedric Prey Elemental Weapon Summon Volatile Familiar Summon Twilight Tormentor Shooting Star
Unstable Wall of Elements Channeled Acceleration Hardened Ward Summon Volatile Familiar Summon Twilight Tormentor Greater Storm Atronach

Non Pet Rotation

The non pet setup has two changes, instead of Daedric Prey we are using Haunting Curse. And instead of the Summon Volatile Familiar we are using Mystic Orb. The rotation is based around 10 seconds, we only activate Haunting Curse every second rotation to benefit from both the damage ticks, if you don’t have to activate Haunting Curse, just use another Elemental Weapon ability.

MagsorC NONPet Rotation_final2

Crystal Fragments Haunting Curse Elemental Weapon Inner Light Bound Aegis Shooting Star
Unstable Wall of Elements Channeled Acceleration Hardened Ward Mystic Orb Bound Aegis Greater Storm Atronach

Area of Effect Setup

Here you can find an optimized AoE setup for your build. This will help increase your damage on trash packs during dungeons & trials. You can choose any magicka based Monster Set, I prefer Iceheart because it provides so much damage mitigation.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HeadIceheartHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderIceheartMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfected False God's DevotionJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Perfect False God's Devotion: Sunspire
Mother's Sorrow: Deshaan Overland
Iceheart: Direfrost Keep, Glirion Chest

Skills

Crystal Fragments Soul Splitting Trap Elemental Weapon Summon Volatile Familiar Mystic Orb Shooting Star
Unstable Wall of Elements Channeled Acceleration Hardened Ward Summon Volatile Familiar Lightning Flood Greater Storm Atronach

Maelstrom Arena

I highly recommend reading the full in depth Maelstrom Arena Guide.

Gear

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HeadZaanHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderZaanMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Mother's SorrowFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Skills

Daedric Prey Crystal Fragments Crushing Shock Critical Surge Summon Volatile Familiar Shooting Star
Unstable Wall of Elements Lightning Flood Hardened Ward Channeled Acceleration Summon Volatile Familiar Greater Storm Atronach

Build Video

Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build - Dragonhold DLC ESO

Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
20.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
24.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.

Tags: Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build, Magicka Sorc PvE Build, Mag Sorc Build PvE.