• Magicka Pet Sorcerer Build PvE

Magicka Sorcerer Pet Build PvE for Elder Scrolls Online

“Summoner”

Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Magicka Sorcerer Pet Build PvE “Summoner” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The “Summoner” build is made for PvE Trials, Dungeons & Maelstrom Arena. I also do have a Non-Pet Sorcerer Build.

Magicka Sorcerers are both insane efficient both ranged and melee, plus they have strong shields (Almost 30K with this build) which makes survival easy. The special Destruction Staff passives make Shock Staves a powerful tool for Magicka Sorcerers. Shock Heavy Attacks have 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 trash fights. Same thing on boss fights, if you drop low, simply heavy attack and you are good to go! The most difficult thing with this build, is that you need to be able to command your pets correctly! Remember, when you do a Heavy Attack on a enemy the Pet will directly attack it.

  • High Single Target (ST) damage
  • Insane ranged & melee damage
  • High Area of Effect (AoE) Damage
  • Pet Build
  • Heavy Attack weaving
  • Easy survivability due to huge magicka shield
  • Trials, Dungeons & Maelstrom Arena

Magicka Pet Sorcerer Build PvE "Summoner" – Summerset Chapter ESO

The Video is from the Summerset Chapter, so there might be small changes to the build, as you can see on this page here.

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.
  • Enchantments now work slightly different. Enchantments now activate from abilities on the bar they were casted on. So in some situations it might be better to have Flame Enchant frontbar because you can control better on who it procs, in some situations it might be better to have it on backbar so Blockade of Shock/Fire will proc it more often. If you are pure single target you want Shock front and Fire backbar.
  • Gear will now follow the rule of 1,2,3.
    • Setup 1 is with Trial gear
    • Setup 2 is without Trial gear
    • Setup 3 is for Beginners with easy accessible gear

Resource Management

This build uses one Heavy Attack per rotation and thus should not really need any other means to be able to sustain. In case you still have issues you could use the Witchmothers Brew Drink.

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Gear

There are various good sets for a Pet Sorcerer. I do always recommend using Necropotence & Ilambris and then combining those with some of the sets that I will list here:

Gear Setup 1

  • Maelstrom Staff: I highly recommend getting Maelstrom staff, as this boosts the heavy attack damage by a fair bit. If you do not have access to one, you could either run a Moondancer Staff or another Random Staff there.
  • Why Ilambris if we only have Shock abilities? it is still the best option to go for as long as you are ranged. And you can adjust the build, if you already have enough shock damage or shock enchants in your group, go for a fire glyph to also get the fire Ilambris proc.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
BeltNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
ShoesNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
PantsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
HandsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
HeadIlambris/ ZaanHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderIlambris/ ZaanMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Perfect Mantle of SiroriaShockInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Lightning StaffShockInfusedFire Enchant

Gear Setup 2

Instead of Siroria, you can also use Destructive Mastery or Julianos instead, like shown in this gear setup here.

You can either use Robes of Destruction Mastery or Law of Julianos as a second set.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestRobes of Destruction MasteryHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltRobes of Destruction MasteryLightDivineMagicka
ShoesNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
PantsRobes of Destruction MasteryMediumDivineMagicka
HandsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
HeadIlambris/ ZaanLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderIlambris/ ZaanLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceNecropotenceJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingNecropotenceJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingNecropotenceJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Robes of Destruction MasteryShockInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Lightning StaffShockInfusedFire Enchant

Beginner Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesSpinner's GarmentsLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
HandsSpinner's GarmentsLightDivineMagicka
HeadMonster SetMediumDivineMagicka
ShoulderMonster SetLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceSpinner's GarmentsJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingSpinner's GarmentsJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingSpinner's GarmentsJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Law of JulianosShockInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant
Weapon 2Law of JulianosShockInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant


Where can I get the gear?

Necropotence: Rivenspire
Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Perfect Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Ilambris: Crypts of Hearts 1
Maelstrom Shock Staff: Maelstrom Arena
Destruction Mastery: Dragonstar Arena
Moondancer: Maw of Lorkhaj
Law of Julianos: Craftable
Spinner's Garments: Malabal Tor
Zaan: Scalecaller Peak
Willpower: Guildstore

Skills

  • Storm Atronach: For Single Target fights make sure to use the Atronach as it will give you more dps, group members can also activate a powerful synergy that gives them Major Berserk, applying a 25% damage boost for 8 seconds to themselves and the Atronach.
  • One Pet: If you prefer one Pet only you can always change one of the pets so you can have Innerlight or Bound Armaments on both bars.
Shock Staff MainbarShock Staff bar
Slot 1: Inner LightSlot 1: Blockade of Shock
Slot 2: Daedric PreySlot 2: Liquid Lightning
Slot 3: Bound AegisSlot 3: Empowered Ward
Slot 4: Volatile FamiliarSlot 4: Volatile Familiar
Slot 5: Twilight TormentorSlot 5: Twilight Tormentor
Ultimate: Shock RageUltimate: Greater Storm Atronach

Skills explanation:

  • Inner Light: This ability increases our max Magicka by 7%. You do not really actively use the skill in combat. 5% from the ability and another 2% from the passive from the Mages Guild Skill line.
  • Deadric Prey: This ability deals damage on its own and it boosts our summoned monsters damage by 55%, that is actually crazy.
  • Bound Aegis: Gives us 8% more Maximum Magicka.
  • Volatile Familiar: This pet can tank enemies and if you active its ability it activates a strong AoE damage pulse that hits everything in a 5 meter range. And because those pets scale of max magicka, it will deal an insane amount of damage.
  • Elemental Rage: This ultimate can also be used on trashpacks, it is the strongest ultimate in the game and deals the most damage in a short period of time.
  • Blockade of Shock: This ability is an AoE damage effect that has covers a huge area in a shockfield. It also procs off balance which gives us an additional 10% damage due to our Championpoints.
  • Liquid Lightning: Small shock AoE damage effect that deals an insane amount of damage. Friendly group members also can active a synergie that deals good damge.
  • Empowered Ward: This ability is one of the most important ones. It gives you an insanely huge shield that protects you from any incoming damage. That is the reason why Sorcerers usually survive longer then other classes, because they have a huge shield available. Also gives Minor Intellect to you and group members, increasing Magicka Recovery by 10%.
  • Storm Atronach: Strongest Single Target Ultimate for the Sorc, make sure to keep Daedric Prey on the enemy to benefit from the damage boost.

What about:

  • Power Surge: Instead of Inner Light you can also use Power Surge, which is especially helpful if you play alone. Keep up your shields and keep Power Surge up and you can never really die.

As you see, we have a lot of Damage over Time effects that we need to keep up. That also makes the build so strong, because we have so many Damage over Time effects that hit the enemies, most of them are even AoE Damage over Time effects so it can hit multiple enemies. Because we have a lot of shock abilities we can also proc Concussion a lot, which increases our damage by 8%. Concussion can proc Off Balance from the Blockade of Shock which increases our damage by another 10% due to our Championpoints (81 Points in Thaumaturge, that way we unlock the “Exploiter” CP Perk).

Championpoints

Championpoints [780 CP]

The Ritual
81 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
18 Master-at-Arms, 29 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 56 Elfborn, 20 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
36 Tumbling, 45 Shadow Ward
The Lover
56 Arcanist, 75 Tenacity
The Tower
48 Warlord
The Lord
56 Bastion
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
44 Ironclad, 14 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
81 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
11 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
49 Elemental Expert, 37 Elfborn, 23 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
20 Tumbling, 20 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 75 Tenacity
The Tower
36 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
42 Hardy, 42 Elemental Defender, 40 Thick Skinned
The Steed
52 Ironclad, 24 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn, 22 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 Magicka Sorcerer Pet Build PvE

Buff-food

Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka) (Recommended)
or
Witchmothers Brew (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

Mundus Stone

The Mage (Increased Maximum Magicka)

Race

Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf
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

Rotation

Drop Ultimate on cooldown. If you are facing several enemies use Destruction Ultimate. If you are facing a solo enemy, use Atronach. Also make sure to check if the Atronach is actually able to hit the target for the full duration, otherwise use Destro Ultimate.

With One Pet

Liquid Lightning > Light Attack > Blockade of Storms > Weapon Swap
Light Attack > Pet > Light Attack > Daedric Prey > Heavy Attack > Heavy Attack > Weapon Swap
Restart

With Two Pets

Only use the Twilight Tormentor Matriach Ability when the enemy is above 50%, otherwise just let the mob Light Attack by itself so you can focus on other stuff, it will still do a lot of damage.

Liquid Lightning > Light Attack > Blockade of Storms > Weapon Swap
Light Attack > Pet1 > Light Attack > Pet2 > Light Attack > Daedric Prey > Heavy Attack > Weapon Swap
Restart

Skeleton Parse

Keep in mind, I changed a few things for this parse, I used Lover Mundus instead of Thief as it results in more damage on a Target Skeleton solo parse. The parse here has a dynamic rotation to provide a very high Daedric Pray uptime.

  • I use a dynamic rotation in this video, the rotations listed here are static.

Magicka Pet Sorcerer 6m Dummy DPS Test & analyze Parse – Dragon Bones

Maelstrom Arena

If you want you can go check out my Beginner Maelstrom Setup for Magicka Sorcerer.

Gear

You can both run Gear Setup 1 or 2 for Maelstrom Arena. More Max Magicka makes your shields bigger, so that is why I recommend going with Necropotence.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
BeltNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
ShoesNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
PantsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
HandsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
HeadIlambris/ ZaanHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderIlambris/ ZaanMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Perfect Mantle of SiroriaShockInfusedFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Lightning StaffShockInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Skills

  • If you have sustain issues in Maelstrom Arena, I recommend running Witchmothers Brew Drink.
  • if you want you can run Crushing Shock instead of a Bound Armor on the front or backbar.

Update Log

09.08.2018 Updated Build for Wolfhunter DLC, Summerset Chapter, Magicka Sorcerer Pet Build PvE
15.08.2018 Added Destruction Mastery to the 2nd gearsetup, Magicka Sorcerer Pet Build PvE
21.08.2018 Removed Char Screenshot due to inaccuracy of a buff food bug that was present during the Summerset Chapter.
12.09.2018 added 600 CP Setup.