“Mystic”

Elsweyr Chapter

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 a traditional Magicka Sorcerer 2 Pet Build with a heavy attack rotation on my website! 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 and skill 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. You can also use an Absorb Magic Enchantment on the back bar weapon, to help with sustain. 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 Bloody Mara Food

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

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

  • Monster Set choices: Zaan, 2 Crit Monster Sets, Illambris, Iceheart, Slimecraw, Valkyn,
  • Siroria: Siroria has the highest damage output, but is difficult to keep track off. If you use it make sure you actually get to 20 stacks.
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
ChestMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
PantsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HeadZaanHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderZaanMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Burning SpellweaveFirePreciseFire 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
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

Skills

  • 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.
  • Twilight: You can also use the Matriach morph if you want, to get some insane burst heals and still good damage.
  • No Pets? You can replace the pet with Bound Aegis if you want.
  • Destruction Staff Ultimate: For maximum AoE damage you can replace Shooting Star with Elemental Rage
Daedric Prey Crystal Fragments Elemental Weapon Bound Aegis Summon Twilight Tormentor Shooting Star
Elemental Blockade Lightning Flood Hardened Ward Channeled Acceleration Summon Twilight Tormentor Greater Storm Atronach
Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Daedric PreySlot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Crystal FragmentsSlot 2: Lightning Flood
Slot 3: Elemental WeaponSlot 3: Hardened Ward
Slot 4: Bound AegisSlot 4: Channeled Acceleration
Slot 5: Twilight TormentorSlot 5: Twilight Tormentor
Ultimate: Shooting StarUltimate: Greater Storm Atronach

Championpoints

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

Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
48 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
61 Master-at-Arms, 21 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
64 Elemental Expert, 66 Elfborn, 10 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
56 Tumbling, 56 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
56 Warlord, 2 Sprinter
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
100 Arcanist, 23 Tenacity
The Tower
37 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

Buff-food

Bloody Mara (Max Health and Max Magicka)
or
Solitude Salmon Millet Soup (2nd choice)

Food buff

Food buff

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

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)
or
Thief Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Chance)

Race

Breton (Recommended, best sustain)
Altmer
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 & Target Dummy

Static Rotation

Blockade of Fire > LA > Lightning Flood > Weapon Swap >
LA > Pet > LA > Daedric Prey > LA > 5x Elemental Weapon/Crystal Fragment Proc (With LA)  > Weapon Swap >
Restart

  • Reactivate pet every second rotation till you reach 50%, then do not use the pet skill anymore, just let the pet do his thing.
  • Reactivate Channeled Acceleration once it ran out or every 4th rotation.

Dynamic Rotation

Blockade of Fire > LA > Lightning Flood > Weapon Swap >
LA > Pet > LA > 5x Elemental Weapon/Crystal Fragment Proc (With LA)  > Weapon Swap >
Restart

  • Reapply Daedric Prey on cooldown to keep the buff up.
  • Reactivate pet every second rotation till you reach 50%, then do not use the pet skill anymore, just let the pet do his thing.
  • Reactivate Channeled Acceleration once it ran out or every 4th rotation.

Target Dummy Video

This video is from LIKO’S Youtube Channel, he does a full 21 million Target Dummy Parse on the Raid Dummy. This video is a fully optimized Target Dummy Setup, so it might slightly differ from the build here!

ESO – Magicka 1-Pet Sorcerer (91k+ on Raid Dummy) – See Description – Elsweyr


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

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

Alternative Gear Setup

Skills

Daedric Prey Crystal Fragments Elemental Weapon Elemental Ring Summon Twilight Tormentor Shooting Star
Elemental Blockade Lightning Flood Hardened Ward Channeled Acceleration Summon Twilight Tormentor Greater Storm Atronach

Maelstrom Arena

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 2Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Skills

  • 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!
Daedric Prey Crystal Fragments Elemental Weapon Power Surge Summon Twilight Tormentor Shooting Star
Elemental Blockade Lightning Flood Hardened Ward Channeled Acceleration Summon Twilight Tormentor Greater Storm Atronach

Build Video & Gameplay

Build Video

Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE "Mystic" – Elsweyr Chapter ESO

Gameplay

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.
25.05.2019 Updated the build to better fit the current meta, updated skills and rotation.
14.06.2019 Updated Champion Points and added Target Dummy Parse for Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE.
24.06.2019 Updated and added static and dynamic rotation for the Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE.