Last updated: Murkmire DLC, Summerset Chapter
Reason: Shield Changes in Murkmire did impact the build, new build here: Magicka Sorc "Storm"

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Welcome to the Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build “Wrath” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The “Wrath” build is made for PvP, you can use the build both in the Non-Champion Points and Champion Points campaign.

The Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build Wrath is relying heavily on its shields and uses burst damage to kill enemies. We are using Shacklebreaker and Shroud of the Lich in combination with the Destructive Impact. We are using Hardened Ward which is a very powerful shield and should be kept up at all times. Most Sorcerers die because they let their shield fall off. We have really good damage abilities such as Haunting Curse and Crystal Frags. Sorcerers need to learn to combo their abilities, your goal is to let most skills go off at the same time. Because many skills have some sort of delay on them so you can plan ahead when you want to hit the enemy with certain things.

  • Battlegrounds optimized
  • Battlegrounds & Cyrodiil
  • Light Armor
  • Big Shields
  • Huge Burst damage
  • Fast Movement
  • Good sustain

Changes from the previous version

I might further adjust this build this patch, but for now I mostly changed the skill setup layout a bit for Battlegrounds. Crystal Fragments got a damage boost this patch. Bright’s Throat Set is also a new very good option that you have instead of the Lich set.

  • Shields now also scale with your resistances, but they also can be critically hit. So it is worth keeping up Boundless Storms to mitigate as much damage on your shields as possible.
  • Adjusted Skill setup
  • Updated Champion Points to 810 CP and added a 600 & 300 CP Setup.

Resource Management

Resource management is the most important part for any build in PvP. It is very important that you know when to pressure an enemy and when to go on recovery mode. There is a few ways to make sure that you have enough sustain on a Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build. We are using the Witchmothers Brew (or Clockwork Citrus Filet) which helps a lot with sustain. On top of that we are also running 1 Spell Cost Reduction on our jewelry. We are using the Shroud of the Lich set on the backbar which once we drop low on Magicka, boosts our Recovery like crazy and thus we can sustain fine. Harness Magicka also returns Magicka if you are being hit by a spell while the shield is up. You can also use Heavy Attacks to restore Magicka.

  • Clockwork Citrus Filet (Witchmothers Brew)
  • Shroud of the Lich
  • Spell Cost Reduction
  • Dark Conversion (Optional)
  • Harness Magicka
  • Heavy Attacks

PvP Setup

Cyrodiil with Champion Points

Magicka Sorcerer Build PvP

Shroud of the Lich, Power Surge, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Tri Stat Potion were active, with Willpower Staff. Champion Points Campaign.

Battlegrounds without Champion Points

Magicka Sorcerer Build PvP

Shroud of the Lich, Power Surge, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Tri Stat Potion were active, with Willpower Staff. Non Champion Points Campaign.


With Shacklebreaker, Domihaus and Ilambris we get really good overall stats and Lich is here to help with sustain. If you want you could also use Wizard’s Riposte instead of Shroud of the Lich but you might want to up your Magicka Recovery a bit then.

Gear Setup

ChestShacklebreakerHeavyInfusedTri Stat
PantsShacklebreakerMediumInfusedTri Stat
HeadIlambrisLightInfusedTri Stat
NecklaceShroud of the LichJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingShroud of the LichJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingShroud of the LichJewelryArcaneReduced Spell Cost
Weapon 1Destructive ImpactWillpowerFireInfusedShock Enchant
Weapon 2Shroud of the LichRestoInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Domihaus: Falkreath Hold
Ilambris: Crypts of Hearts 1
Shacklebreaker: Craftable
Shroud of the Lich: Crypts of Hearts 1 & 2
Master's Inferno Staff: vet Dragonstar Arena
Willpower: Guildtrader
Wizard's Riposte: Battlegrounds, Guildtrader



  • Boundless Storm: This is your flex spot, you can swap this out with whatever skill you like. You can also shot Harness Magicka here if you want.
  • Ultimate: You can slot Shooting Star instead of Temporal Guard if you like a more powerful Ultimate.
  • Why Dawmbreaker of Smiting? This Ultimate offers a very high burst damage and stun, usually not predictable by enemies in close range, followed up by a Crystal Fragments can be very deadly.
Hardened Ward Crystal Fragments Destructive Reach Endless Fury Deep Thoughts Dawnbreaker of Smiting
Streak Haunting Curse Healing Ward Boundless Storm Power Surge Temporal Guard
Fire Staff MainbarResto Staff bar
Slot 1: Hardened WardSlot 1: Streak
Slot 2: Crystal FragmentsSlot 2: Haunting Curse
Slot 3: Destructive ReachSlot 3: Healing Ward
Slot 4: Endless FurySlot 4: Boundless Storm
Slot 5: Deep Thoughts/ Dark ConversionSlot 5: Power Surge
Ultimate: Dawnbreaker of SmithingUltimate: Temporal Guard/ Shooting Star


Championpoints [810 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
19 Staff Expert, 56 Shattering Blows, 40 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
49 Elemental Expert, 40 Elfborn, 66 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
44 Tumbling, 36 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Mooncalf
The Tower
49 Warlord, 16 Sprinter, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
23 Quick Recovery
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 28 Thick Skinned
The Steed
48 Ironclad, 54 Resistant, 21 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
40 Master at Arms, 9 Staff Expert, 31 Shattering Blows
The Apprentice
37 Elemental Expert, 40 Elfborn, 43 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
32 Tumbling, 32 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 23 Mooncalf
The Tower
38 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
42 Hardy, 42 Elemental Defender, 28 Thick Skinned
The Steed
34 Ironclad, 45 Resistant, 9 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
18 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn, 35 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
The Lover
64 Arcanist, 32 Tenacity
The Tower
4 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender
The Steed
31 Ironclad,  23 Resistant

Important Info for Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build


Clockwork Citrus Filet (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, Health Recovery)
Witchmothers Brew (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

Clockwork Citrus Filet

Mundus Stone

The Mage – Increased Max Magicka
The Attronach – Increased Magicka Recovery


Altmer (Recommended)


We use special potions, which are an important part of the build. As we do already have the Major Sorcery Buff from Power Surge we have really good options in terms of potions. You can use either of those three. I recommend using the Tristat Potions as they give us back a lot of resources.
Magicka Sorcerer Build PvP
Essence of Immovability
(Immovability, Major Expedititon, Stamina)
(Columbine, Blessed Thistle, Namiras Rot)

Essence of Immovability
(Immovability, Spell-Crit, Magicka)
(Columbine, Ladys Smock, Namiras Rot)

Essence of Health
(Health, Magicka, Stamina)
(Columbine, Bugloss, Dragonthorn)



All into Magicka

Build Video & Gameplay

Build Video

Magicka Sorcerer Build PVP "Wrath" - Summerset Chapter ESO


Magicka Sorcerer Deathmatch Battlegrounds - Summerset Chapter ESO

Magicka Sorcerer Crazy King Battlegrounds - Summerset Chapter ESO

Update Log

05.11.2018 Updated Build for Murkmire DLC, Summerset Chapter, Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build.