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Sorcerer Healer Build PvE for Elder Scrolls Online

“Surge”

Murkmire 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

Pets are now immune to damage in Dungeons and Trials. Therefore you do not have to worry anymore that your Matriarch is going to die in crucial situations.

  • Updated Champion Points and improved Passive section.
  • Changed some of the enchantments on weapons and jewelry.
  • Swapped to Infallible as set.
  • Added Blackrose Prison Arena setup

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

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

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
Head Earthgore/ NightflameHeavyInfusedTri-Stat
Shoulder Earthgore/ NightflameMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceInfallible MageJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingInfallible MageJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingInfallible MageJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1The Master's Restoration StaffResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka Enchantment
Weapon 2Infallible MageLightning StaffChargedShock Damage

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
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Torug's PactResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka Enchantment
Weapon 2Torug's PactLightning StaffChargedShock Damage

Where can I get the gear?

Vestments of Olorime: Cloudrest
Infallible Aether: Hel Ra Citadel, Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia
Nightflame: Elden Hollow 2
Earthgore: Bloodroot Forge

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.

  • Liquid Lightning: Deals good damage, try to keep it up as much as possible, can also apply Minor Vulerability.
  • 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: Liquid LightningSlot 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: Absorption FieldUltimate: Aggressive Warhorn

Championpoints

Championpoints [810 CP]

The Ritual
23 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 72 Elfborn, 26 Spell Erosion, 49 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
30 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, 43 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
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 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 (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, Health Recovery)

Clockwork Citrus Filet

Magicka sorcerer beginner guide

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)

Spell Power Potions

Passives

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

As a healer it is quite tricky in Blackrose Prison. There is a few good sets that I can recommend. I would always slot Olorime because of Major Courage in combination with Earthgore which heals for a lot when you are in a tough situation. As a second five piece set you have some options. If you are new in the Arena Kagrenac's Hope is a really good option so you can res your buddies faster. Sanctuary is also nice because it boosts the heals of everyone. A more advanced set would be the Infallible Mage where you also focus on keeping up the Minor Vulnerability debuff on big enemies to increase the overall damage.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedTri-Stat
BeltPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
ShoesPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightInfusedTri-Stat
HandsPerfect Vestment of OlorimeLightDivineMagicka
HeadEarthgoreHeavyInfusedTri-Stat
ShoulderEarthgoreMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceInfallible MageJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingInfallible MageJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingInfallible MageJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1The Master's Restoration StaffResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magic Enchant
Weapon 2Infallible MageLightning StaffChargedShock Damage Enchant

Alternative Gear Setup

Skills

In terms of skill setup there is nothing really special. I highly recommend keeping up Blockade of Shock to keep procing Minor Vulnerability and Off-Balance along with Liquid Lightning. Also make sure to use enough Orbs because they also heal a lot and provide your group memebers with sustain. Mutagen is also a nice heal in this Arena as small heal over time skills really help and in case someone drops low it gives a small burst heal.

  • Mutagen is also very nice for the arena due to its heal over time and if someone drops low it provides a burst heal in addition of removing a negative effect.

Build Video

The Build Video is from the Summerset Chapter

Magicka Sorcerer Healer Build PvE "Surge" – Summerset Chapter ESO

Update Log

02.11.2018 Added Build for Wolfhunter DLC, Sorcerer Healer Build PvE