“Spellbinder”

Updated: Ask FrozyESO for updates
Type: Group Cyrodiil 12-16 Players

Table of Contents


Introduction

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

This build is Support Role oriented.

As a result, we make use of a variety of different sets to complete our Group Composition.

We use a 5-1-1 light Setup with :

And one of the following sets :

I am considering switching :

As a result, Healers would benefit from stats like Max Magicka and Spell Damage to boost their Healing Potential while Supports would get Magicka Recovery bonuses to increase their Sustain and allow them to Purge more. I just need to test if it’s possible to maintain a solid uptime of Trans on a Support Setup while bringing a solid amount of Purges when needed.

Consider using Curse Eater only if you don’t want to use the Snow Treaders or if you are low on Purges that night. Otherwise, you should be allright.

With the Greymoor Chapter and the Treaders now being part of our arsenal, the need for purges has decreased drastically. As a result, our Support players can focus more on different tasks.

Just like the MagDK Support Role, The Magsorc can also cover an “Offensive” or “Defensive” role. This build will cover mainly the Offensive aspect.

You should have a Defensive Magsorc only if you already have an Offensive one.

What does this mean exactly ?

Offensive

  • Good use of Streak during an engagement to lockdown packs of enemies.
  • Good use of Mystic Orb right after streaking.

Defensive

The main difference is that the Offensive role is all over the place while the Defensive Sorc stays with the raid and acts as a backup in case the other one dies.

If one sorc dies, the other one covers all responsabilities and uptimes as best as he can.

The goal is to provide some redundancy in the raid and not fall appart simply because one player dies or disconnects.

On a different note, since the Scalebreaker update, Mutagen was changed into Radiating Regeneration which affects 3 targets for 10 seconds. Every Magicka Spec in a raid should use this actively.

With the Greymoor Chapter, we now make good use of Illustrious Healing with the Perfected Grand Rejuvenation staff which increase sustain provided to the raid even more by both Supports and Healers.

Even if the Treaders now negate a ton of Roots and Snares, Cleanse is still extremely important to get ride of Siege and hard CCs as we disengage and as we kite.

One of the reason why Magsorc has an edge on any other class is Power Surge which was also changed to affect 6 targets and triggers upon critical healing with the Scalebreaker patch.

This last skill will proc off any Healing Skill mentioned above and will maintain you on top of the healing meter.

We also apply Healing Ward with the Perfect Mender's Ward which increase healing taken by 30% for 2 seconds when one or two players are stuck behind.

We use Siege Weapon Shield anytime our group stays stationary for a few seconds and backup Cleanse for kiting and heavy siege situations.

Last and not the least, we provide even more sustain by casting Mystic Orb during the kiting phase.

This is just a quick introduction of how useful this Support role is in a group environment. We will cover the other skills in the Rotation and Combos section.

*** IMPORTANT *** : This build requires a Stam Support who provides an uptime of 90%+ on Major Expedition and Minor Expedition with Charging Maneuver.

  • Optimized for Organized Group Play of 12-16 in Cyrodiil
  • Double Resto Staves Setup
  • Light Armor
  • Amazing Synergies
  • Best Mobility
  • Best Off Healing
  • Good Sustain
  • Great Crowd Control

In case you don’t know what weaving light attacks is, make sure to check out the “Weaving Beginner Guide” which explains how to weave light attacks between abilities, aka animation canceling.


Resource Management

Artaeum Pickled Fish Bowl is the Food we use with this setup. If you don’t have the budget, you can consider using Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup instead.

If you cover the Defensive role, use Orzorga’s Red Frothgar instead to increase your sustain allowing you to Purge more.

The Combustion Synergy from Energy Orb, The Worm's Raiment buff always active, optimized uptime on Hollowfang Thirst and Symphony of Blades, between 6 to 10 layers of Illustrious Healing with the Perfected Grand Rejuvenation always active, Resto heavy attacks and potions are our major sources of sustain.

Using a Synergy Cooldown tracking addon such as RDK Group Tools helps to make good use of energy orbs.

Consider slotting Dark Conversion for additional Magicka sustain.

  • Energy Orbs
  • Resto Heavy attacks
  • Master Resto Staff
  • Wormcult
  • Hollowfang
  • Symphony
  • Potions

PvP Setup

This screenshot was taken with Sanctuary and our food buff.


Gear Setups

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestSanctuaryLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltSanctuaryLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsSanctuaryLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsSanctuaryLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingSanctuaryJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfect Mender's WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestGossamerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltGossamerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsGossamerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsGossamerLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingGossamerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfect Mender's WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestHiti's HearthLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltHiti's HearthLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsHiti's HearthLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsHiti's HearthLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingHiti's HearthJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfect Mender's WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestHollowfang ThirstLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltHollowfang ThirstLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsHollowfang ThirstLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsHollowfang ThirstLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingHollowfang ThirstJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfect Mender's WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestMeritorious ServiceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltMeritorious ServiceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsMeritorious ServiceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsMeritorious ServiceLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingMeritorious ServiceJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfect Mender's WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestThe Worm's RaimentLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltThe Worm's RaimentLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsThe Worm's RaimentLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsThe Worm's RaimentLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingThe Worm's RaimentJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfect Mender's WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

GearSetTypeTraitEnchantment
ChestCurse EaterLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
BeltCurse EaterLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoesSnow TreadersMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
PantsCurse EaterLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HandsCurse EaterLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
HeadSymphony of BladesHeavyImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderSymphony of BladesLightImpenetrableTri-Stat
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingCurse EaterJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
Weapon 1Perfected Grand RejuvenationResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Magicka
Weapon 2Perfect Mender's WardResto StaffPoweredAbsorb Stamina

 

Where can I get the gear?

Sanctuary: The Banished Cells I, The Banished Cells II
Gossamer: Cradle of Shadows
Hiti's Heart: Icereach
Hollowfang Thirst: Moongrave Fane
Meritorious Service: Imperial City
Wormcult: Vault of Madness
Curse-Eater: Cyrodiil
Snow Treaders: Mythic Item, Antiquities, Scrying, Excavation
Willpower: Imperial City
Symphone of Blades: Depths of Malatar
Perfected Grand Rejuvenation: Veteran Dragonstar Arena
Perfected Mender's Ward: Veteran Blackrose Prison


Skills

Power Surge Siege Weapon Shield Cleanse Radiating Regeneration Illustrious Healing Absorption Field

Streak Mystic Orb Lightning Flood Hardened Ward Ward Ally Absorption Field
Resto Staff MainbarResto Staff Off Bar
Slot 1: Power SurgeSlot 1: Streak
Slot 2: Siege Weapon ShieldSlot 2: Mystic Orb
Slot 3: CleanseSlot 3: Lightning Flood
Slot 4: Radiating RegenerationSlot 4: Hardened Ward
Slot 5: Illustrous HealingSlot 5: Ward Ally
Ultimate: Absorbtion FieldUltimate: Absorbtion Field

Skills Explanation

  • Power Surge: One of the best source of Healing.
  • Cleanse: Debuffs removal and Burst Heal.
  • Radiating Regeneration: Healing Over Time per Target.
  • Illustrous Healing: Healing Over Time Ground Effect.
  • Streak: Gap Closer, Lockdown, Escape Tool.
  • Mystic Orb: Damage and Sustain Synergy.
  • Lightning Flood: Damage Synergy.
  • Ward Ally: Source of Major Vitality.
  • Absorbtion Field:  Negate Spells, Remove Ground Effects, Heals the raid.

Rotation and Combos

Prebuffing Phase

With a Warden casting Expansive Frost Cloak, you don’t need to run Boundless Storm.

Before any engagement, you want to make sure to maintain the following buffs and abilities :

Offensive window

In a magicka group focus, the leader will usually start an engagement by doing a countdown of Proximity Detonation. As you hear the countdown, cast Power Surge.

Cast Illustrious Healing once and Radiating Regeneration a few times, then Streak toward the biggest pack of enemies before the leader even calls for it.

You have to anticipate the direction ahead of time so I recommend this role to be covered by somebody with experience who has played with the leader for quite some time and is used to his calls.

The goal is to land shortly before the Proximity Detonation of Damage Dealers explodes.

Finally, cast Mystic Orb or reposition yourself if your direction was wrong.

Ultimate

The way you use your ultimate depends of the amount of Negates available in the raid.

3 Negates

  • One Stamsorc Support
  • One Magsorc Support Offensive
  • One Magsorc Support Defensive

The Magsorc Support Offensive has to be in the rotation for Offensive Negate with another Sorc, doesn’t matter which one. Then the remaining one is not part of the rotation and save for Counter.

2 Negates

  • One Stamsorc Support
  • One Magsorc Offensive

The Stamsorc Support saves for counter and the Magsorc Support Offensive uses Negate offensively.

The main reasoning behind this is that the Magsorc Support covering an offensive role will often streak right where the action is and put himself in a situation where an enemy Negate could be dropped right on top of him.

As a result, we assign the role of Counter-Negate to a Sorc who has less chances to be Negated.

No matter the amount of Negates in your raid, make sure that if only one Negate is up, that Sorc has to save for Counter until somebody else is back up. This includes Magsorc Damage Dealer with Negate backbar.

I highly recommend downloading and installing RDK Group Tools to track ultimates in your group.

You can also join my Discord server and read the RDK Group Tools configuration guide in the #rdk lobby.

Kiting Phase

When the leader calls to move away in a direction after an engagement, move back toward your group as fast as possible while spamming Cleanse.

During the kiting phase, when not under heavy pressure, cast Illustrious Healing ahead of your group, then use Radiating Regeneration a few times.

Also cast Siege Weapon Shield when stationnary for a few seconds, especially inside a keep or an outpost.

Finally, when people call for help or when you see them in danger, cast Ward Ally to proc Major Vitality and increase their healing taken, combined with the burst healing from Healers. If more than two are stuck, spam Cleanse instead.

Defensive Role

As pointed out earlier in the build, you can also play a Magsorc Support defensively. The skills on your bars remain the same but some of them are used as a back up only. In case the Offensive Sorc dies or disconnects.

Skills like Mystic Orb and Streak are used offensively only as backup.

Your main focus should be Cleanse, Siege Weapon Shield, Lightning Flood, Ward Ally (different morphs of this skill stack together) and Mystic Orb for the sustain during the kiting phase.

If the other Magsorc becomes unavailable, you take over his role on everything described above.


Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
31Thaumaturge
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 100 Elfborn, 2 Spell Erosion, 37 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
39 Befoul, 51 Tumbling, 28 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 23 Tenacity
The Tower
51 Warlord, 1 Siphoner, 2 Sprinter
The Lord
11 Quick Recovery
The Lady
56 Hardy, 56 Elemental Defender, 56 Thick Skinned
The Steed
66 Ironclad, 25 Resistant

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Apprentice
64 Blessed, 61 Elfborn, 12 Spell Erosion, 32 Elemental Expert
The Shadow
37 Befoul, 31 Tumbling, 31 Shadow Ward
The Lover
64 Arcanist
The Tower
31 Warlord, 6 Sprinter
The Lord
11 Quick Recovery
The Lady
43 Hardy, 43 Elemental Defender, 43 Thick Skinned
The Steed
40 Ironclad, 20 Resistant


Important Info

Buff-food

Artaeum Pickled Fish Bowl

Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup

Orzorga’s Red Frothgar

Mundus Stone

The Atronach.

Consider using The Steed (Increased Movement Speed by 10%) if you struggle to keep up with your group.

Race

Breton

Potions

Immovability Potions 
(CC Immunity, Health, Magicka)
(Bugloss, Namira’s Rot, Columbine)
Essence of Immovability Health and Mag

Passives

06.17.2020 Updated Magicka Sorcerer Support Build for Cyrodiil Group Play.