1 Bar Pet Sorcerer Build – Easieast way to clear MSA

This build is specifically made for people that are new or have issues with weapon swapping. With this setup you will have good damage, huge shields, a huge health pool, a huge magicka pool and a huge stamina pool as you can see in the character stats screenshot below.

  • 1 Bar Pet Sorc Build
  • Huge Shields
  • Huge Health, Magicka and Stamina Pool
  • Good Damage
  • Good Healing
  • Easy veteran Maelstrom Arena clear


Two handed weapons count as two pieces for those that have not played in a while, that way we can get the 5x Necro, 5x Plague, 2x Valkyn setup.

ChestPlague DoctorHeavyInfusedMagicka
HeadValkyn SkoriaMediumInfusedMagicka
ShoulderValkyn SkoriaLightDivineMagicka
NecklacePlague DoctorJewelryHealthySpell Damage
RingPlague DoctorJewelryHealthySpell Damage
RingNecropotenceJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Plague DoctorShockInfusedShock Enchant

1 Bar Setup Skills

Hardened Ward Elemental Blockade Summon Volatile Familiar Summon Twilight Matriarch Bound Aegis Elemental Rage
1 Bar Shock Staff Setup
Slot 1: Hardened Ward
Slot 2: Blockade of Storms
Slot 3: Volatile Familiar
Slot 4: Twilight Matriarch
Slot 5: Bound Aegis
Ultimate: Shock Rage
  • Hardened Ward: This is your shield, always keep it up.
  • Blockade of Storms: One of your main damage abilties, keep it up all the times on the enemies.
  • Volatime Familiar: One of your main damage abilties, keep it up all the times on the enemies.
  • Twilight Matriarch: When you drop low on health, use the shield first and then use this ability, will give you a big burst heal.
  • Bound Aegis: Does not have to be used, passively gives more max magicka.
  • Shock Rage: Save this for big monsters or when you have trouble.

Championpoints [510 CP]

If you have more or less CP, try to distribute them evenly as CP are very frontloaded.

The Ritual
40 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
18 Staff Expert, 9 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
43 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn, 40 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
30 Tumbling, 30 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Tenacity, 49 Arcanist
The Tower
12 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
43 Hardy, 43 Elemental Defender, 20 Thick Skinned
The Steed
40 ironclad, 24 Spell Shield

Buff Food, Potions, Mundus Stone

Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce
(Max Health, Max Magicka, Max Stamina)

Longfin pasty with melon sauce

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

Spell Power Potions

Mundus Stone

The Mage (Increased Maximum Magicka)

Full Maelstrom Aren Veteran Walkthrough with Explanation

1 Bar Pet Sorc Build for vMA + Full Walkthrough + Guide

Advanced Builds

If you want a more advanced build, you can check out the Summoner Magicka Sorcerer Pet Build or the Mystic Magicka Sorcerer Build.

Maelstrom Arena Videos

Here are some example runs that I did a while ago, you can also find more videos in the Maelstrom Gameplay section of the website.

Magicka Pet Sorcerer No Death Run

Veteran Maelstrom Arena – Pet Sorcerer No Death run