“Surge”

Updated: Scalebreaker DLC, Elsweyr Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trials & Overland

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.

If you are new to the game I recommend reading the New Player Beginners Guide and the Sorcerer Beginners Guide first.

Magicka Sorcerers have very strong burst heals thanks to the Summon 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.

  • Magicka Sorcerer Healer
  • Insane Resource Management
  • Insane Healing Output
  • Group Support
  • Buff/Debuff Setup
  • Light Armor

Changes from the previous version

Updated the skill and set layout for the Scalebreaker DLC.

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.

  • Dark Conversion
  • Magicka Recovery Glyph
  • Cost Reduction Glyph
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Witchmothers Brew Drink

Dungeon & Trial Setup

Gear

Gear Setup 1

Infallible Aether: We only use the full set on the backbar, you can do a medium or a heavy attack to proc the effect.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedTri-Stat
BeltPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
ShoesPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedTri-Stat
HandsPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
HeadSentinel of RkugamzHeavyInfusedTri-Stat
ShoulderSentinel of RkugamzMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceInfallible MageJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingInfallible MageJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingInfallible MageJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka Enchantment
Weapon 2Infallible MageLightning StaffChargedShock Damage

Gear Setup 2 Beginner

For the beginner setup, any trait of the sets works, if you want the perfect traits follow the main gear setup. Most important is that you get the sets complete to benefit from the bonus of each set.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestKagrenac's HopeHeavyAny TraitHealth
BeltSanctuaryLightAny TraitMagicka
ShoesSanctuaryLightAny TraitMagicka
PantsKagrenac's HopeMediumAny TraitMagicka
HandsKagrenac's HopeLightAny TraitMagicka
HeadMonster Set or RandomLightAny TraitMagicka
ShoulderMonster Set or RandomLightAny TraitMagicka
NecklaceSanctuaryJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingSanctuaryJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingSanctuaryJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Kagrenac's HopeResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magic Enchant
Weapon 2Kagrenac's HopeLightning StaffAny TraitShock Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Vestments of Olorime: Cloudrest
Infallible Aether: Hel Ra Citadel, Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia
Sentinel of Rkugamz: Darkshade Caverns I, Maj Undaunted Chest

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)
Master's Restoration Staff Veteran Dragonstar Arena
Torug's Pact: Craftable (Requires 3 Traits)

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.

  • Radiating Regeneration: Very strong heal over time that you have to keep up all the time.
  • Combat Prayer: This is your main spammable as a healer, it needs to be on the group members all the time to heal them and increase their damage by 8%.
  • Healing Springs: Very strong heal over time, always keep it up.
  • 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.
  • Liquid Lightning: Deals good damage, try to keep it up as much as possible, can also apply Minor Vulnerability and tank can use the synergy.
  • 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: Always make sure that an Orb is present so your group members can activate the synergy for resources.
  • Aggressive Warhorn: This is your main Ultimate, it buffs the groups resources and increases the critical damage modifier for 10 seconds.
Radiating Regeneration Combat Prayer Healing Springs Empowered Ward Summon Twilight Matriarch Absorption Field
Liquid Lightning Elemental Blockade Elemental Drain Energy Orb Summon Twilight Matriarch Aggressive Horn
Restoration Staff MainbarDestro Staff bar
Slot 1: Radiating RegenerationSlot 1: Liquid Lightning
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: Absorption FieldUltimate: Aggressive Warhorn

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
23 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 72 Elfborn, 26 Spell Erosion, 49 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
28 Tumbling, 44 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 75 Tenacity
The Tower
40 Warlord, 8 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
The Atronach
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 72 Elfborn, 27 Elemental Expert, 1 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
10 Tumbling, 39 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
27 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 18 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
The Atronach
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

Clockwork is your first choice, if you do not have the money for it use the Witchmother’s Food.

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

Food buff

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Atronach ( Increased Magicka Recovery)

Race

Breton (Recommended, best sustain)
Altmer
Argonian
Dark Elf

Potions

Spell-Crit Potions
(Spell-crit, Spell Damage, Magicka)
(Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth)

Spell Power Potions

Passives

Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Sorcerer Healer Build PvE.