Magicka Sorcerer Healer Build PvE for Wolfhunter DLC, Elder Scrolls Online

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Magicka Sorcerer Healer Build “Surge”

Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Magicka Sorcerer Healer Build PvE “Surge” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Surge Healer Build is made for Dungeons.

Magicka Sorcerers have very strong burst heals thanks to the Twilight Matriarch pet. You can also support your group with Minor Intellect, increases everyones Magicka Recovery by 10% when you use Empowered Ward, this also shields your pet and yourself at the same time. Running Boundless Storm makes us fast as it applies Speedbuff for us and also gives u Major Ward and Major Resolve, increasing our Resistances by 5280. At the same time Boundless Storm also has a chance to apply Concussion, which means monsters will take 8% more damage for a short duration.

  • Dungeon Build
  • Insane Resource Mangement
  • Insane Healing Output
  • Group Support
  • Buff/Debuff Setup
  • Light Armor

Changes from the previous version

Reminder: The Build video is from the Summerset Chapter patch. Small changes have been made in the Wolfhunter DLC update, as you can see here in the written guide.

  • Updated Champion Points and improved the Passive section.

Resource Management

We have more than enough Magicka Recovery to be able to sustain without any issues. Now on this build we are using 2x Spellcost reduction Glyphs in combination with Witchmothers Brew Drink to give us enough sustain. Also do not forget to Heavy Attack as Resto Staves give you 30% more resources back! In case you still have sustain issues, which I doubt, you could use Dark Conversion to transfer Stamina into Magicka.

Dungeon & Trial Setup

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Spellpower Potion, Boundless Storm and Major Courage buff were active when I took the screenshot.



Gear

In addition to the setups below, here is a list with other very good Healer sets that you can use:

Gear Setup 1

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedTri-Stat
BeltPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
ShoesPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedTri-Stat
HandsPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
HeadNightflameHeavyInfusedTri-Stat
ShoulderNightflameMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceGossamerJewelryArcaneSpellcost Reduction
RingGossamerJewelryArcaneSpellcost Reduction
RingGossamerJewelryArcaneSpelldamage
Weapon 1GossamerResto StaffPoweredDamage Magicka Enchantment
Weapon 2GossamerLightning StaffChargedShock dmg

Gear Setup 2 Beginner

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestKagrenac's HopeHeavyInfusedTri-Stat
BeltKagrenac's HopeLightDivineMagicka
ShoesKagrenac's HopeLightDivineMagicka
PantsKagrenac's HopeLightInfusedTri-Stat
HandsKagrenac's HopeLightDivineMagicka
HeadMolag KenaLightInfusedTri-Stat
ShoulderTorug's PactLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpellcost Reduction
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpellcost Reduction
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpelldamage
Weapon 1Torug's PactResto StaffPoweredDamage Magicka Enchantment
Weapon 2Torug's PactLightning StaffChargedShock dmg

Where can I get the gear?

Vestments of Olorime: Cloudrest
Gossamer: Cradle of Shadows
Nightflame: Elden Hollow 2

Other useful sets:

Spell Power Cure: White Gold Tower
The Worm's Raiment: Vaults of Madness
Healing Mage (Mending): Aetherian Archive
Sanctuary: Banished Cells
Jorvuld's Guidance: Scalecaller Peak
Kagrenac's Hope: Craftable In the Earth Forge (You must have completed the Fighters Guild quest line to have access to craft this Set. Requires 8 Traits to craft pieces of this Set)
Willpower: Imperial City Vaults, Guildstore
Master's Restoration Staff Veteran Dragonstar Arena
The Maelstrom's Lightning Staff: Maelstrom Arena
Torug's Pact: Craftable (Requires 3 Traits)
Molag Kena: White Gold Tower

Skills

Remember, Healers often need to change a few skills out during runs. So this setup is not maced into stone, adjust it to your needs.

  • Healing Ward: This ability only needs to be used if an member takes a lot of damage and drops low on health.
  • Combat Prayer: This needs to be on the group members all the time to heal them and increase their damage by 8%.
  • Healing Springs: This is your main healing tool, its pretty cheap and heals a lot over time.
  • Empowered Ward: If you think your pet and you need shielding, you could use Empowered Ward instead of Healing Ward. Also gives your group members Minor Intellect, increasing Magicka Recovery by 10%.
  • Twilight Matriarch: The pet has an insanely strong heal, in case your group members are spread too far, just activate this, as long as they stand in a 28m range they will get healed.
  • Absorption Field: When your group members stand in the Negate, they will get healed and the enemies will get stunned for a short duration.
  • Boundless Storm: Keep this ability up all the time, it gives you Major Ward and Resolve to increase Physical and Spell Resistance by 5280, plus you actually can concuss enemies. And you get Major Expedititon Speed buff.
  • Elemental Blockade: Keep this on the ground as much as possible, when that Elemental Shock Blockade is on the ground with your charged trait, concussion and off balance will almost proc on cooldown, increasing group DPS by a lot.
  • Elemental Drain: This ability needs to be on the enemy as much as possible, it debuffs their Spell Resistance and gives Magicka Steal to your whole group, increasing sustain by a lot.
  • Energy Orb: Use this as much as possible, when group members activate the Synergy, they restore a lot of resources.
  • Aggressive Warhorn: This is your main Ultimate, it buffs the groups resources and increases the critical damage modifier for 10 seconds.
Restoration Staff MainbarShock Staff bar
Slot 1: Healing Ward/ Empowered WardSlot 1: Boundless Storm
Slot 2: Combat PrayerSlot 2: Elemental Blockade
Slot 3: Healing SpringsSlot 3: Elemental Drain
Slot 4: Empowered WardSlot 4: Energy Orb
Slot 5: Twilight MatriarchSlot 5: Twilight Matriarch
Ultimate: Lights ChampionUltimate: Aggressive Warhorn

Championpoints

Championpoints [780 CP]

The Ritual
23 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
18 Master-at-Arms, 9 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
75 Blessed, 73 Elfborn, 25 Spell Erosion, 37 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
20 Tumbling, 46 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 75 Tenacity
The Tower
44 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 33 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
61 Blessed, 40 Elfborn, 1 Spell Erosion
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 Sorcerer Healer Build PvE

Buff-food

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

Mundus Stone

The Atronach ( Increased Magicka Recovery)

Race

Altmer
Argonian
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 

Passives

  • Dark Magic: Unholy Knowledge, Blood Magic, Persistence, Exploitation
  • Daedric Summoning: Rebate, Power Stone, Daedric Protection, Expert Summoner
  • Storm Calling: Capacitor, Energized, Implosion, Expert Mage
  • Restoration Staff: Essence Drain, Restoration Expert, Cycle of Life, Absorb, Restoration Master
  • Destruction Staff: Tri Focus, Penetrating Magic, Elemental Force, Ancient Knowledge, Destruction Expert
  • Light Armor: Recovery, Evocation, Spell Warding, Prodigy, Concentration
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaut
  • Fighters Guild: Banish the Wicked
  • Mages Guild (Optional): Mage Adept, Everlasting Magick, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
  • Undaunted: Undaunted Command, Undaunted Mettle
  • Racial: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use
  • Psijic Order: optional

Update Log

31.07.2018 Added Build for Wolfhunter DLC, Sorcerer Healer Build PvE

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