Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build for Horns of the Reach, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build

Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build – Horns of the Reach

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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 also focusing to get as much max Magicka as possible, this works best with the combination of Shacklebreaker and Destruction Mastery. 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.

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

Magicka Sorcerer Build PvP


Gear Setup 1

We are Running Shacklebreaker and Destruction Mastery set with this build and one piece Monster Set that gives us a Magicka Bonus. This way we will have an insane Magicka Pool which also means our Shields are going to be bigger and protect us more. All the sets are pretty easy to get, you can use whatever Monster Set you want as long as it gives you a Magicka Bonus.

  • Why no Healing Staff? If you want you can use a Healing Staff. However, I do not think it is necessary as we already have 2 huge shields which are more then enough to protect us together with power surge.
PantsDestruction MasteryLightInfusedMagicka
HeadDestruction MasteryLightInfusedMagicka
NecklaceDestruction MasteryJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingDestruction MasteryJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingDestruction MasteryJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1ShacklebreakerFireNirnhonedOblivion Damage
Weapon 2ShacklebreakerShockInfusedDamage Undead

Where can I get the gear?

Domihaus: Falkreath
Shacklebreaker: Craftable
Destruction Mastery: Dragon Star Arena or Guildstores


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 MainbarShock Staff bar
Slot 1: Hardened WardSlot 1: Boundless Storm
Slot 2: Crystal FragmentsSlot 2: Mages Wrath
Slot 3: Crushing ShockSlot 3: Harness Magicka
Slot 4: Dark ConversionSlot 4: Haunting Curse
Slot 5: StreakSlot 5: Power Surge
Ultimate: Fiery RageUltimate: Suppression Field


Championpoints [660 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
20 Shattering Blows, 40 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
49 Elemental Expert, 40 Elfborn, 71 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
31 Tumbling, 28 Shadow Ward
The Lover
64 Arcanist, 43 Mooncalf
The Tower
48 Warlord, 6 Sprinter
The Lord
66 Bastion
The Lady
37 Hardy, 37 Elemental Defender, 21 Thick Skinned
The Steed
28 Ironclad, 31 Resistant

Important Info


Witchmothers Brew (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

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

30.07.2017 Added Build
04.08.2017 Fixed typo in gearsetup, had all divines instead of Infused and Impenetrable
05.08.2017 Changed Ilambris Set for Domihaus (1 Magbonus vs 1 Magicka bonus AND 1 Stamina bonus)
10.08.2017 Fixed Gearsetup, to have as much Impenetrable and Infused pieces as possible

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