“Summoner”

Wrathstone DLC, Elsweyr 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 & Arenas. I also do have a Non-Pet Sorcerer Build.

Magicka Sorcerers are both insane efficient both ranged and melee, plus they have good shields which makes survival easy. The special Destruction Staff passives make Shock Staves a powerful tool for Magicka Sorcerers. Shock Heavy Attacks have very strong 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  magicka shield
  • Trials, Dungeons & Arenas

Changes from the previous version

  • Added race options
  • Changed Mundus Stone and added options
    • Shadow Mundus: Increased the Critical Hit Damage bonus to 13% from 9%.
  • Added Mother’s Sorrow as an option on gear setup 2.
  • Implosion is now called AMPLITUDE
    • This passive is now a reverse execute mechanic, and increases your damage against targets by 1% for every 10% health they currently have.
    • The minimum bonus this passive can provide is 1% increased damage done.
  • Pets
    • All pets will now inherit your bonuses and derived stats. This means your Critical Hit Chance, Critical Hit Multipliers, Champion Points, and other % damage or healing amplifications will be applied to any pet you summon.
  • Destruction Staff
    • Ancient Knowledge: Removed the requirement of having a Destruction Staff ability slotted to gain the effect of this passive. Now, you simply need to equip the Destruction Staff type of the buff you want to gain the bonus it provides.

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 Clockwork Citrus Filet.

  • Heavy Attacks
  • Clockwork Citrus Filet (Optional)

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Gear

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
Head Zaan/ Ilambris/ Maw of the InfernalHeavyDivineMagicka
Shoulder Zaan/ Ilambris/ Maw of the InfernalMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Perfect Mantle of SiroriaShockPreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Lightning StaffShockInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Gear Setup 2

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

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

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
PantsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HandsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
Head Zaan/ Ilambris/ Maw of the InfernalHeavyDivineMagicka
Shoulder Zaan/ Ilambris/ Maw of the InfernalMediumDivineMagicka
NecklaceNecropotenceJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingNecropotenceJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingNecropotenceJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowShockPreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Lightning StaffShockInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Beginner Setup

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesSpinner's GarmentsLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
HandsSpinner's GarmentsLightDivineMagicka
HeadMonster Set of your choiceMediumDivineMagicka
ShoulderMonster Set of your choiceLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceSpinner's GarmentsJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingSpinner's GarmentsJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingSpinner's GarmentsJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Law of JulianosShockPreciseFire 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
Maw of the Infernal: Banished Cells 2
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 Rage: For max AoE damage you can also use the Shock Rage Ultimate.
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: Shooting StarUltimate: Greater Storm Atronach/ Shock Rage

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

If you need optimized defensive Champion Points for a specific trial I recommend checking out my Maximize Damage Mitigation in Trials Article.

Championpoints [810 CP]

The Ritual
81 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
18 Master-at-Arms, 29 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 56 Elfborn, 30 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
46 Tumbling, 45 Shadow Ward
The Lover
56 Arcanist, 75 Tenacity
The Tower
48 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
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)
or
Clockwork Citrus Filet (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, Health Recovery)

Solitude Salmon Millet soup

Clockwork Citrus Filet

Mundus Stone

If you have below 47% crit chance (without thief equipped), then choose the Thief Mundus, if you are above then choose the Shadow Mundus. If you want an exact calculation on what you should use check out the Shadow vs Thief Article.

Shadow Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Damage)
or
Thief Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Chance)

Race

Altmer will give you overall the best damage. However, all magicka based races are viable for this setup.

Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf
Breton
Khajiit

Potions

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

Spell Power Potions

Passives


Rotation

Make sure to drop your Ultimate ability on cooldown. The Atronach should be used as a Single Target Ultimate whereas the other Ultimate is used for AoE damage on trash packs.

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

NO ETA


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

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
BeltNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
ShoesNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
PantsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
HandsNecropotenceLightDivineMagicka
HeadGrothdarrHeavyDivineMagicka
ShoulderGrothdarrMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Perfect Mantle of SiroriaShockPreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Lightning StaffShockInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Alternative Gear Setup

Skills


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
Head Ilambris/ ZaanHeavyDivineMagicka
Shoulder Ilambris/ ZaanMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Perfect Mantle of SiroriaShockPreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Lightning StaffShockInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

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

24.02.2019 Updated Build for Wrathstone DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Magicka Sorcerer Pet Build PvE
28.02.2019 Added explanation on when to use Shadow or Thief Mundus Stone
03.03.2019 Changed the value from thief vs shadow to 47% from 60%.
03.03.2019 Changed Frontbar Staff from Infused to Precise, as it deals slightly more damage.