Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build for Clockwork City, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build

Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build – Clockwork City

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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-Championpoints and Championpoints 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 Wizards Riposte in combination with the Master Destruction Staff. We are using Hardened Ward and Harness Magicka which are both very powerful shields and they must 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 their combos, 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.

Changes from the previous version

There are a few changes to the build because ZOS changed a few abilities and Weapons around. I am going to list two different Gear combos. One with a Master Weapon and one without. The Master Destruction Staff has become quite strong. Another reason, Crystal Fragments does not stun anymore, so we had to find another CC Ability, which is Destructive Clench, it basically deals same damage as Force Pulse if you have a Master Staff and its cheaper. We also swapped Destruction Mastery out for Wizards Riposte. We are using a Master Staff so we can not use Shacklebreaker Staff anymore. Which means we have Master Staff on the frontbar and Wizards Riposte set is only active on the backbar, which is more then fine as this gives us a lot of reduced incoming damage, it also works even if you have your shields up. I also placed a Resto Staff on the backbar now as quite a few players did not like the double destro 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 which helps insanely with sustain. On top of that we are also running 2 Magicka Recovery Glyphs on our jewelry to ensure we hit 2500 to 2700 Magicka Recovery. We also have Dark Conversion which trades Stamina into Magicka & Health. So in case you drop low you can still convert Stamina into Magicka. You will see in the Character Sheet below that we have quite a bit of Stamina and Magicka. 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.

  • Witchmothers Brew
  • Magicka Recovery Glyphs
  • Dark Conversion
  • Harness Magicka
  • Heavy Attacks

PvP Setup

Spellpower Potion was active, CP Campaign.


Gear Setup

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Shacklebreaker Heavy Infused Magicka
Belt Shacklebreaker Light Impenetrable Magicka
Shoes Shacklebreaker Light Impenetrable Magicka
Pants Shacklebreaker Light Infused Magicka
Hands Shacklebreaker Light Impenetrable Magicka
Head Wizards Riposte Light Infused Magicka
Shoulder Domihaus Medium Impenetrable Magicka
Necklace Wizards Riposte Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Wizards Riposte Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery
Ring Wizards Riposte Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery
Weapon 1 Master Destro Fire Nirnhoned/ Infused Oblivion Damage
Weapon 2 Wizards Riposte Resto Infused Damage Undead

Where can I get the gear?

Domihaus: Falkreath
Shacklebreaker: Craftable
Master Destro: vet Dragonstar Arena
Wizards Riposte: Battlegrounds, Guildtrader



  • Dark Conversion: This skill is used to be able to sustain, if you think you already have enough sustain you could swap it out for Daedric Mines or another skill of your liking. Dark Conversion is also nice because it also gives you Health back.
  • Power Surge: This is the most important skill for you, it is more or less the only ability that can heal you.
Fire Staff Mainbar Shock Staff bar
Slot 1: Hardened Ward Slot 1: BHealing Ward
Slot 2: Crystal Fragments Slot 2: Mages Wrath
Slot 3: Destructive Reach Slot 3: Harness Magicka
Slot 4: Dark Conversion Slot 4: Haunting Curse
Slot 5: Streak Slot 5: Power Surge
Ultimate: Fiery Rage Ultimate: Lights Champion


Championpoints [690 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
20 Shattering Blows, 40 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
49 Elemental Expert, 40 Elfborn, 81 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
41 Tumbling, 28 Shadow Ward
The Lover
64 Arcanist, 43 Tenacity
The Tower
48 Warlord, 6 Sprinter
The Lord
66 Bastion
The Lady
37 Hardy, 37 Elemental Defender, 21 Thick Skinned
The Steed
28 Ironclad, 28 Resistant

Important Info


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

Mundus Stone

The Attronarch – Magicka Recovery Mundus Stone


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. If recommend using the Immovability potion which gives the CC Immunity, Spellcritical and restores Magicka. You could also use the Tristat Potions or the Stamina Potion combined with Dark Conversion.

Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build

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)

In case you are still unsure on how to mix the ingredients together, you can check out a alchemy simulator here: Alchemy Simulator 


You will need the following passives:
Dark Magic, Daedric Summoning, Storm Calling, Light Armor, Heavy Armor (Juggernaunt Passive), Destruction Staff, Vampire , Racial, Undaunted, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

I highly recommend being a Vampire for the extra 10% Magicka and Stamina recovery!

Update Log

16.10.2017 Added Build For Clockwork City
06.12.2017 Fixed typos in the skill section

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