Magicka Sorcerer Build for PvE Horns of the Reach, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE

Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE “Mystic” – Horns of the Reach

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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 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.

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!

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

Resource Management

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

*Spell Power Potion was active. Also remember, we are using Netchs Touch so you can add another 450 Spelldamage to our Shock abilities that it does not show here on the sheet.

Gear

Gear Setup 1

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Julianos Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Pants Julianos Medium Divine Magicka
Hands Netch’s Touch Light Divine Magicka
Head Iceaheart Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Netch’s Touch Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Netch’s Touch Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Netch’s Touch Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Julianos Shock Infused Shock Enchantmnt
Weapon 2 Julianos Shock Nirnhoned Spell Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Netch’s Touch: Darkshade Cavern
Julianos: Craftable
Iceaheart: Direfrost Keep

Skills

  • 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.
  • Crystal Fragments: Depending on your Group Support, you can actually sustain a Light Attack Rotation with this build. So if you have enough Bubbles from healers then you can Crystal Fragments there. If you use a heavy attack rotation then i recommend slotting Destructive Clench.
  • More Abilities? If you want more skills, you could remove both Bound Aegis skills, you will loose 8% Magicka, but it opens up two new slots.
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: Mage’s Wrath
Slot 4: Inner Light/ Boundless Storm Slot 4: Haunting Curse
Slot 5: Bound Aegis Slot 5: Bound Aegis
Ultimate: Shooting Star Ultimate: Thunderous Rage

Championpoints

Championpoints [660 CP]

The Ritual
75 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
58 Elemental Expert, 44 Elfborn, 43 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
50 Tumbling, 22 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
50 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
48 Ironclad, 26 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 Apprentice (Increased Spell Damage)

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 (Not mandatory)
(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!

Rotation

Before the fight starts drink a potion and then wait a few seconds, drop Ultimate whenever it is ready. As we are using Netch’s Touch I prefer using Shock Clench over Crystal Fragments. If you drop low on Magicka you can always do a Heavy Attack instead of a Force Pulse.

Liquid Lightning > Light Attack > Blockade of Storms >Haunting Curse > Weapon Swap
> Light Attack > Force Pulse >  Light Attack > Force Pulse  > Light Attack > Force Pulse > Light Attack > Shock Clench > Weapon Swap
> Liquid Lightning > Light Attack > Blockade of Storms > Weapon Swap
Restart

 


Maelstrom Arena

The only thing that really changes is, that we are using a Sharpened Staff on the frontbar, to get as close to the penetration cap as possible. With Sharpened Staff and our setup, we should get about 16979 Penetration.

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Julianos Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Mother’s Sorrow Light Divine Magicka
Pants Julianos Medium Divine Magicka
Hands Mother’s Sorrow Light Divine Magicka
Head Iceaheart Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Julianos Shock Sharpened Absorb Magicka
Weapon 2 Julianos Shock Infused Shock 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!

Update Log

16.08.2017 Added Build for Horns of the Reach
17.08.2017 Changed Skillsetup slightly. Moved Mages Wrath to Frontbar and Clench to backbar.

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