Magicka Sorcerer Frost Build for PvE Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Sorcerer Frost Build pve

Magicka Sorcerer Frost Build “Frostmage”


Welcome to the Magicka Sorcerer Frost Build “Frostmage” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO.

The “Frostmage” build is made for PvE Solo, Dungeon and Trials content. This build is made for those that want a frost themed buildsetup, it does achieve good damage. If you want a build that reaches the maxium damage potential I do recommend check out my Magicka Sorcerer Build “Mystic” or my Magicka Sorcerer Pet Build “Summoner”.

General Information

Magicka Sorcerers are currently one of the strongest setups in Elder Scrolls Online. They are both insane efficient both ranged and melee, plus they have strong shields which makes survival easy. The special Destruction staff passives make Shock staves a powerful tool for Magicka Sorcerers. Shock heavy attacks are one of the strongest Area of Effect (AoE) attacks. On top of that, they are for free and restore Magicka! You will never have any problems with resource management during trashfights. Same thing on bossfights, if you drop low, simplay heavyattack one or two times and you are good to go!

On top of that, we are using Volatile Familiar pet combined with the Necropotence set which gives us a huge magicka resource pool.

Frost themed build
Good single target (ST) damage
Ranged build
Good area of effect (AoE) Damage
Easy survivability due to magicka shield
Trials, Dungeons, Solo & Open World, it works everywhere!


Gear [Best in Slot]

This setup will give you good damage output. If you do play in dungeons & trials you could also use Moondancer instead of Spinner’s Garment’s to get the minor slayer buff.

NecklaceSpinner’s Garment’sJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingSpinner’s Garment’sSpinner’s Garment’sJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingSpinner’s Garment’sJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Spinner’s Garment’sShockSharpenedSpell Dmg
Weapon 2Spinner’s Garment’sFrostSharpenedCrusher

Gear [Beginner]

This setup is dedicated to people that have not had the chance to farm the necessary gear for the Best in Slot stuff for the Magicka Sorcerer Frost Build. All the gear here is either craftable or cheap to get in a guildstore. Make sure to ask a friend to craft Seducer and Julianos gear for you. I do recommend that you are aiming for 17k health. To achieve this you can buy one or two Willpower rings with a healthy trait.

Why Seducer? you can use another set if you want, I do think it is a good set to start as it offers good cost reduction and magicka recovery. You will still have good Spell Damage through your Spell Damage Glyphs.

NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingWillpowerJewelryArcane/HealthySpell Dmg
RingWillpowerJewelryArcane/HealthySpell Dmg
Weapon 1JulianosShockSharpenedSpell Dmg
Weapon 2JulianosFireSharpenedFire Dmg

Where can I get the gear?

Iceheart: Direfrost Keep
Seducer: Craftable (3 Traits)
Spinners Garments: Malabal Tor
Shadow Dancer Raiment: Greenshade
Willpower: Imperial City Vaults/ Guildstore
Winterborn: Maelstrom Arena (Normal/Vet)
Master Staff: Dragonstar Arena (Vet)


Magicka Sorcerer Frost Build

Shock Staff MainbarIce Staff bar
Slot 1: Crystal FragmentsSlot 1: Liquid Lightning
Slot 2: Haunting CurseSlot 2: Dark Conversion
Slot 3 Force PulseSlot 3: Bloackade of Frost
Slot 4: Harness MagickaSlot 4: Power Surge
Slot 5: Inner LightSlot 5: Elemental Drain
Ultimate: Shooting StarUltimate: Frost Rage

Why Dark Conversion? For those that have sustain issues or play solo, this is a nice and easy way to regain magicka. If you do not need it you can replace it with another skill
Why Power Surge? If you do not want to use expensive magicka potions, then this is an easy way to get the Major Sorcery buff.
Why Elemental Drain? If you play solo, this helps tremendously with sustain and it debuffs the enemy with Major Breach reducing their spell resistance by a huge amount.

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
40 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
95 Elemental Expert, 65 Elfborn
The Shadow
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
100 Hardy, 100 Elemental Defender
The Steed

Championpoints for Magicka Sorcerer Frost Build [300 CP]

The Ritual
20 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
80 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
The Lover
The Tower
100 Magician
The Lord
The Lady
50 Hardy, 50 Elemental Defender
The Steed


Important Info for Magicka Sorcerer Frost Build “Frostmage”

Here you can find information about what race, buff-food, potions & poisons you want to use. I also do list all the passives that you need for this setup.

Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)

Mundus Stone
The Thief ( Increased Spell Critical)

Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf (Recommended)

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 

You will need the following passives:
Dark Magic, Daedric Summoning, Storm Calling, Light Armor, Heavy Armor (Juggernaunt Passive), Destruction Staff, Vampire (optional), Mages Guild, Racial, Undaunted, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

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