Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build for Summerset, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build – Summerset Chapter

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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 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

Updated and added new Champion Points. Optimized setup for Battlegrounds. This build works both in No Champion Points and the Champion Points Campaigns. Using Shackle+Lich as main setup now. Rune Cage got changed, in addition to the undodgeable and unblockable CC stun you also deal damage with it now.

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
  • Harness Magicka
  • Heavy Attacks

PvP Setup

Cyrodiil with Champion Points

wrath magicka sorcerer build pvp1

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

Battlegrounds without Champion Points

Shroud of the Lich, Power Surge, Weapon Damage Enchantment and Tri Stat Potion were active. 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 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 1WillpowerFireInfusedShock 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
Willpower: Guildtrader
Master's Inferno Staff: vet Dragonstar Arena
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.
  • Rune Cage: One of the most powerful skills in the game, unblockable undodgeable CC that also deals damage.
  • Haunting Curse: You can slot this instead of Deep Thoughts, I do like like the sustain that Deep Thoughts gives me in Battlegrounds.
  • Ultimate: You can slot Shooting Star instead of Temporal Guard if you like a more powerful Ultimate.
Fire Staff MainbarResto Staff bar
Slot 1: Hardened WardSlot 1: Streak
Slot 2: Crystal FragmentsSlot 2: Deep Thoughts/ Haunting Curse
Slot 3: Crushing ShockSlot 3: Healing Ward
Slot 4: Mages’ WrathSlot 4: Boundless Storm
Slot 5: Rune CageSlot 5: Power Surge
Ultimate: Dawnbreaker of SmithingUltimate: Temporal Guard/ Shooting Star


Championpoints [750 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
19 Staff Expert, 56 Shattering Blows, 40 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
49 Elemental Expert, 40 Elfborn, 46 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
44 Tumbling, 26 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Mooncalf
The Tower
49 Warlord, 6 Sprinter, 1 Siphoner
The Lord
66 Bastion
The Lady
37 Hardy, 37 Elemental Defender, 20 Thick Skinned
The Steed
48 Ironclad, 42 Resistant

Important Info for Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build


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

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 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 


  • Dark Magic: All passives
  • Daedric Summoning: All passives
  • Storm Calling: All passives
  • Destruction Staff: All passives
  • Light Armor: All
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaunt Passive
  • Vampire (optional): Supernatural Recovery, Undeath, Dark Stalker
  • Fighters Guild: All
  • Mages Guild: All
  • Undaunted: All
  • Assault: All
  • Support: All
  • Racial: All
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use
  • Psijic Order: All


Update Log

14.04.2018 Updated Build for Summerset Chapter, Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build.
01.06.2018 Updated Build for Summerset Chapter, Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build.
02.06.2018 Updated CP, Added build for Championpoints, Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build.
02.06.2018 Added new banner picture and added Non Champion Points Stats picture and updated Champion Points stats picture. Changed Enchantment on Fire staff to shock.
04.06.2018 Fixed wrong enchants on the gear.
16.06.2018 Added Build Video for Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build

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