Wrathstone DLC, 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 full in depth Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Guide and also check out the CP 160 Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Guide.

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

Added some more race options. Added explanation when to use Shadow or the Thief Mundus Stone. Shadow got a buff:

  • Shadow Mundus: Increased the Critical Hit Damage bonus to 13% from 9%. Note that this still will not affect critical healing.

Destruction Staff

  • Ancient Knowledge: Removed the requirement of having a Destruction Staff ability slotted to gain the effect of this passive. Now, you simply need to equip the Destruction Staff type of the buff you want to gain the bonus it provides.

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


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.
ChestPerfect Mantle of SiroriaLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfect Mantle of SiroriaLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
Head Zaan/ IlambrisHeavyDivineMagicka
Shoulder Zaan/ IlambrisMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryBloodthirsty/ ArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffFireInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Gear Setup 2

ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineHealth
BeltBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosMediumDivineMagicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingBurning SpellweaveJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Law of JulianosFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Law of JulianosFireInfusedAbsorb Magic 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' GiftFireInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

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: Liquid LightningSlot 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 AegisSlot 5: Bound Aegis
Ultimate: Shooting StarUltimate: Fiery Rage


Championpoints [810 CP]

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 CP]

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 CP]

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)

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)




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.

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

The Full Parse of this screenshot can be found here on this timestamp of the Build Video. Keep in mind this parse is from the Murkmire DLC.

Magsorc mystic PvE Build

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

Build Video will be created with the Elsweyr Chapter release.


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

24.02.2019 Updated Build for Wrathstone DLC, Elsweyr Chapter. Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE
28.02.2019 Added explanation on when to use Shadow or Thief Mundus Stone
03.03.2019 Changed the value from thief vs shadow to 47% from 60%.
03.03.2019 Changed Frontbar Staff from Infused to Precise, as it deals slightly more damage.