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Welcome to the ‘Magicka Sorcerer PvP Group Build “Elementalist” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Elementalist Build is optimized for Organized Group Play of 12-16 in Cyrodiil.

This build is a 5-1-1 light setup with Spinner's GarmentsVicious Death and Balorgh. With the upcoming changes to Magicka Nightblade and the removal of minor berserk from Grim Focus, I believe that Magicka Sorcerer will become the best damage role in a raid environment.

Your gap closer gives you more mobility and also stuns enemies as you streak in. Your Hardened Ward is cheaper than Dampen Magic and gives you more shield strength. Your sustain is much better with the recovery buff from Dark Conversion compared to Balance. Since you use a fire staff off bar with a lightning staff main bar, you deal more damage with Eye of Flame to vampires while benefiting from the Ancient Knowledge passive which increase AOE damage done on your front bar. All of that while applying Minor Mangle with your Storm Pulsar. Last and not the least, you benefit from a strong class execute (Mage Wrath) which is getting its damage buffed by 20% next Chapter.

  • Optimized for Organized Group Play of 12-16 in Cyrodiil
  • Lightning Staff and Fire Staff setup
  • Light Armor
  • High Shield Strength
  • Good Sustain
  • Amazing Burst

Resource Management

Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup is the Food we use with this setup. Dark Conversion combined with the Combustion synergy from Energy Orbs, Wormcult buff always active and the Breton race passives provide us with plenty of sustain for prolonged fights.

Using buff tracking addons such as Circonians BuffTracker or BuffTimers to keep the recovery buff from Dark Conversion rolling and other useful buffs for this setup such as Minor Force and Major Sorcery makes it much easier to sustain.

  • Energy Orbs with Harmony
  • Dark Conversion
  • Repentance
  • Breton Passives
  • Wormcult
  • Potions

PvP Setup

Elementalist ESO

Buffs: Major Resolve, Major Ward, Major Socery, Immovability Potion and Weapon Damage Enchantment were active when I took the screenshot.


We are running a 5-1-1 Light Armor setup Spinner's GarmentsVicious Death with Balorgh. For Group Play, I found that 5 Impenetrable and 2 Divine traits work best. You want to make sure to keep your shield up.

ChestSpinner's GarmentsLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltSpinner's GarmentsLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSpinner's GarmentsLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsSpinner's GarmentsLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsSpinner's GarmentsLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceVicious DeathJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingVicious DeathJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingVicious DeathJewelryHarmonySpell Damage
Weapon 1Vicious DeathLightning StaffNirnhonedCrusher Enchant
Weapon 2Vicious DeathFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?
Spinner's Garments: Malabal Tor
Vicious Death: Cyrodiil
Balorgh: March of Sacrifices


  • Streak: Use this offensively to stun a pack of enemies as the group engages in or to interrupt players trying to resurrect.
  • Mage’s Wrath: You can precast this before streaking in. High chances enemies will get low during the next 4 seconds and the execute will proc.
  • Hardened Ward: Keep this up almost 100% of the time. Especially when engaging an enemy organized group.
  • Channeled Acceleration: If you are struggling with roots and snares, use the other morph. Keep this up full time.
  • Boundless Storm: Keep this up full time. Consider slotting Blockade of Fire instead.
  • Dark Deal: Avoid letting your magicka drop bellow 50%. Keep the recovery buff and Minor Prophecy on the group up at all time by recasting this ability.
  • Power Surge: If the DK in the group is great at keeping the uptime on Major Sorcery, you may consider slotting something else.
  • Eye of the Storm: Precast this ultimate before streaking in a few seconds before your Proximity Detonation is about to explode.
  • Temporal Guard: Permanent Minor Protection during an offensive window.
Streak Mages' Wrath Hardened Ward Pulsar Inner Light Temporal Guard
Channeled Acceleration Boundless Storm Dark Conversion Power Surge Proximity Detonation Eye of the Storm
Lightning Staff MainbarFire Staff off bar
Slot 1: StreakSlot 1: Channeled Acceleration
Slot 2: Mage’s WrathSlot 2: Boundless Storm
Slot 3: Hardened WardSlot 3: Dark Conversion
Slot 4: Storm PulsarSlot 4: Power Surge
Slot 5: Inner LightSlot 5: Proximity Detonation
Ultimate: Temporal GuardUltimate : Eye of Flame

Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
51 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
66 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
51 Elfborn, 38 Spell Erosion, 65 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
44 Tumbling, 40 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist, 37 Tenacity
The Tower
44 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 4 Sprinter
The Lord
11 Quick Recovery, 16 Bastion
The Lady
56 Hardy, 56 Elemental Defender, 56 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 14 Resistant

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
40 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
 51 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
40 Elfborn, 20 Spell Erosion, 49 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
44 Tumbling
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 37 Tenacity
The Tower
44 Warlord, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
16 Bastion, 11 Quick Recovery
The Lady
37 Hardy, 37 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
40 Ironclad, 11 Resistant

Important Info for Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build


Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Lover (Increased Penetration)


High Elf
Dark Elf


Immovability Potions 
(CC Immunity, Health, Magicka)
(Bugloss, Namira’s Rot, Columbine)

Essence of Immovability Health and Mag



Update Log

14.05.2019 Updated Build for the Elsweyr Chapter. Magicka Sorcerer Cyrodiil PvP Group Build.