Elsweyr 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! If you are new to Magicka Sorcerers, then I recommend reading my in depth Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Guide and also check out the CP 160 Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Guide first.

The Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE “Mystic” is made for Trials, Dungeons & Arenas. You can also play this for all the Solo content with some minor adjustments. 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 wait 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 from the previous version

Changed the gear setup to a more common setup combination. Also changed to Lightning Flood to fit the rotation better and get more damage out of it.

  • Daedric Prey
    • Added a pet taunt functionality to this ability that is similar to the one built into Heavy Attacks. Your active pets will now prioritize targets with Daedric Prey on them.
    • Reduced the damage bonus for pets from this ability to 40% from 55%.
  • Lightning Splash: Increased the duration of this ability and its morphs to 8 seconds from 6 seconds.
    • Liquid Lightning (morph): This morph now lasts 12 seconds to retain the extra 4 seconds of duration increase.

Resource Management

Sorcerers have a tough life with sustain. Make sure to use Clockwork Citrus Filet to gain a lot of overall resources and recovery, this Food is used by most endgame PvE setups to help with sustain. We are also using an Absorb Magic Enchantment on the back bar weapon, to help with returning magicka. Also always make sure to use potions on cooldown, this will give you back magicka and also apply the Major Sorcerery and Prophecy buff to increase overall damage. If you still fall low on magicka, you can always use one two heavy attacks to regain resources. Healers also have to constantly use Energy Orb so you can activate the synergy and regain resources, this has a cooldown of 20 seconds.

  • Clockwork Citrus Filet
  • Absorb Magicka Enchantment
  • Potions
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Energy Orb Synergy

Trials & Dungeons Setup

5x Perfect False God’s Devotion, 5x Mother’s Sorrow, 2x Zaan, Breton with Clockwork food

  • Unbuffed: Out of Combat
  • Buffed: Raid Dummy buffs, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Potions were active


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

Single Target vs AoE

  • Single Target Fight: Use the new Spell Strategist set that can be obtained in Rewards of the Worthy or bought via Guildstore.
  • AoE Fight: Keep using Mother's Sorrow. Spell Strategist is purely Single Target so it is not of much use in AoE fights.

Gear Setup 1

  • Spell Strategist: This is a very strong single target set. However, in AoE fights you better run Mother’s Sorrow for more AoE damage. Also, the Spell Strategist extra spell damage does not show on the character screenshot.
ChestPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineHealth
BeltBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosMediumDivineMagicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Law of JulianosFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Law of JulianosFireInfusedWeapon Damage 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 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
Perfect Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Spell Strategist: Rewards of the Worthy, Guildstore
Maelstrom Inferno Staff: Maelstrom Arena
Zaan: Scalecaller Peak
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


  • No Psijic Abilities? Replace Elemental Weapon with Force Pulse and Channeled Acceleration with Rearming Trap
  • Hardened Ward vs Empowered Ward: You can run either, if you want a bit bigger shield then go for Hardened Ward, if you want more Magicka Recovery, go for Empowered Ward.
Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Lightning FloodSlot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Crystal FragmentsSlot 2: Haunting Curse
Slot 3: Elemental WeaponSlot 3: Hardened Ward
Slot 4: Inner LightSlot 4: Channeled Acceleration
Slot 5: Bound Aegis/ PetSlot 5: Bound Aegis/ Pet
Ultimate: Shooting StarUltimate: Fiery Rage


Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
40 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
66 Master-at-Arms, 13 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 66 Elfborn, 29 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
52 Tumbling, 52 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist, 23 Tenacity
The Tower
43 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
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]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
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


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

Food buff

Food buff

Mundus Stone

If you have below 47% crit chance (without thief equipped), then choose the Thief Mundus, if you are above then choose the Shadow Mundus. If you want an exact calculation on what you should use check out the Shadow vs Thief Article.

Shadow Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Damage)
Thief Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Chance)


Breton (Recommended, best sustain)


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

Spell Power Potions



All into Magicka

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 Elemental Weapon.

Lightning Flood > Weapon Swap >
LA > Blockade of Fire > LA > Haunting Curse > Weapon Swap >
LA > 5x Elemental Weapon (With LA) > Lightning Flood > Weapon Swap >

  • You need to reapply Haunting Curse every 2nd rotation, if you do not have to reapply Haunting Curse, you can use 1 more Elemental Weapon.
  • Activate Crystal Fragments whenever the instant proc happens. Use The Frag instead of the Elemental Weapon.

If you choose to run the Sorcerer Execute Mage’s Wrath (or Endless Fury), start using it at 20% of enemies health and use it instead of the Elemental Weapon.

Skeleton Parse


Blackrose Prison Arena

This section of the build is dedicated to the Blackrose Prison Arena, it is a bit different compared to the usual Trial and Dungeon setup due to how the Arena works and because you fight such a huge amount of enemies each wave.

  • Gear Setup
  • Alternative Gear Setups
  • Skill Setup

Gear Setup

ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFire StaffPreciseFire Damage
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffFire StaffInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Alternative Gear Setup


Maelstrom Arena


ChestMechanical AcuityHeavyDivineHealth
BeltMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
PantsMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
HandsMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Concentrated Force (Perfected)FirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffShock/ FireInfusedAbsorb Magic 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!

Build Video & Gameplay

Build Video

The build video is from the Summerset Chapter, it is here to give you a general idea about the setup. The website is always more up to date, keep that in mind.

Magicka Sorcerer Build [57k DPS] – Murkmire DLC


This run was my first time in the Blackrose Arena, the build is not exactly the same but you should get an idea of how the build plays with this video.

So how is Blackrose Prison Arena? Full Blind Run – Murkmire PTS

Update Log

18.05.2019 Updated Build for the Elsweyr Chapter, Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE.