Apothis – Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build

Build Written By:  Donwozi – PS4 EU – YouTube

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Clockwork City

Table of Contents

  1. Video
  2. Introduction
  3. Setup
    1. Gear
    2. Attributes
    3. Skills
    4. Champion Points
    5. Other Important Info (Food, Mundus, Race, Potions, Passives)
  4. Resource Management & Rotation
  5. Tips & Misc
  6. Contact Info
  7. Update Log

Video

Introduction

Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Magicka Sorcerer PvE DPS Build, Apothis, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for veteran dungeons, trials (vet and normal) and general end-game PvE.  With this build, you will truly embrace the storm of the magic sorcerer.

Setup

Gear

Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Final (BiS)
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Illambris Heavy Divines Magicka Vet Crypt of Hearts 1
Shoulders Illambris Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Legs Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Chest Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Belt Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Boots Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Necklace Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Maw of Lorkhaj
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Maw of Lorkhaj
Ring Moondancer Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Maw of Lorkhaj
Weapon 1 Moondancer Fire Infused Shock Maw of Lorkhaj
Weapon 2 vMA Shock Nirnhoned Spell Damage Veteran Maelstrom Arena
Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Crafted/BoE Setup
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Shoulders Slimecraw Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Legs Julianos Medium Divines Magicka Crafted
Chest Julianos Heavy Divines Magicka Crafted
Belt Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Boots Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Necklace Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Ring Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Ring Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Julianos Fire Infused Shock Crafted
Weapon 2 Julianos Shock Nirnhoned Spell Damage Crafted
Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Beginner
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Magnus Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Shoulders Magnus Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Gloves Seducer Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Legs Seducer Medium Divines Magicka Crafted
Chest Seducer Heavy Divines Magicka Crafted
Belt Seducer Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Boots Seducer Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Necklace Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Imperial City or Guild Trader
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Imperial City or Guild Trader
Ring Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Imperial City or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Magnus Shock Infused Fire Crafted
Weapon 2 Magnus Shock Nirnhoned Spell Damage Crafted

Attributes

All points into Magicka.

Skills

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Main Bar – Fire Staff

1: Crystal Frag (Dark Magic skill line morph of Crystal Shard)
2: Force Pulce (Destruction staff skill line morph of force shock)
3: Summon Volatile Familiar (Daedric Summoning skill line morph of Summon Unstable Familiar)
4: Deadric Prey (Daedric Summoning skill line morph of Deadric Curse)
5: Inner Light (Mages guild skill line skill morph of Magelight) – 5% more max magic and major prophecy
Ultimate: Shooting star (Mages guild skill line morph of Meteor) – AoE flame damage and a dot to enemies, generates ultimate per enemy hit

Back Bar – Lightning Staff

1: Liquid Lightning (Storm Calling skill line morph of Lightning Splash)
2: Elemental Blockade (Destruction Staff skill line morph of Wall of Elements)
3: Summon volatile familiar (needed on both bars)
4: Endless Fury (Storm Calling skill line morph of Mages Fury) – execute
5: Hardened ward (Daedric Summoning skill line morph of Conjured Ward) – Main damage shield
Ultimate: Elemental rage (Destruction Staff skill line morph of Elemental Storm)

Beginner Setup

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Main Bar – Lightning Staff

1: Destructive Reach (Destruction Staff skill line morph of Destructive Touch)
2: Daedric Prey (Daedric Summoning skill line morph of Daedric Curse)
3: Summon Volatile Familiar (Daedric Summoning skill line morph of Summon Unstable Familiar)
4: Empowered ward (Daedric Summoning skill line morph of Conjured Ward) – Main damage shield
5: Inner Light (Mages guild skill line Morph of Mage Light) 5% more max magic and a source of Major Prophecy
Ultimate: Elemental rage (Destruction Staff skill line morph of Elemental Storm)

Back Bar – Lightning Staff

1: Liquid Lightning (Storm Calling skill line morph of Lightning Splash)
2: Elemental Blockade (Destruction Staff skill line morph of Wall of Elements)
3: Summon volatile familiar (needed on all 3 bars)
4: Endless Fury (Storm Calling skill line morph of Mages Fury) – execute
5: Power surge (Storm Calling skill line morph of Surge) – main source of Major Sorcery
Ultimate: Energy Overload/3rd bar

3rd bar setup

1: Boundless storm (Storm Calling skill line morph of Lightning Form)
2: Dark conversion (Dark Magic skill line morph of Dark Exchange)
3: Summon volatile Familiar (triple bar this because pet will despawn if it’s not on all 3 bars)
4: Empowered ward (Again simply for safety)
5: Streak (Storm Calling skill line morph of Bolt Escape)

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 690 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • 75 Thaumaturge
  • 38 Spell Erosion
  • 43 Elemental Expert
  • 40 Elfborn
  • 34 Master At Arms

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • 28 Tumbling
  • 15 Shadow Ward
  • 75 Arcanist
  • 75 Tenacity
  • 37 Warlord

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • 49 Hardy
  • 49 Elemental Defender
  • 48 Thick Skinned
  • 51 Ironclad
  • 2 Spell Shield
  • 31 Bastion

CHAMPION POINT 300 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • 31 Thaumaturge
  • 20 Master at Arms
  • 2 Staff Expert
  • 27 Elemental Expert
  • 20 Elfborn

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • 49 Arcanist
  • 49 Tenacity
  • 2 Warlord

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • 31 Ironclad
  • 23 Hardy
  • 23 Thick Skinned
  • 23 Elemental Defender

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Melon Baked Parmesan Pork (Bi-Stat Blue Food)

Witch Mothers Brew (If you struggle with sustain)

Double Bloody Mara(To reduce vampire stage when needed)

Mundus

The Lover (recommended for beginner setup ): lower cp players will have less points to use in spell erosion that makes the lover the best mundus for low cp players.

Note. Always pay attaention to your penetration so you dont run the risk of being over the cap and loose dps,

The Apprentice (Recommended for experienced setup for highest DPS capabilities)

Race

High Elf
NOTE: I didn’t list any others because no other race even compares to high elf especially with the magic sorcerer

Potions

If you want a cheap potion choice: Essence of magic

If you want the best potion for the build: Essence of spell power

Passives

All class passives, Destruction Staff passives, All Light Armour passives, All Mages Guild passives, All Undaunted passives, All Racial passives, Medicinal use in alchemy skill line (one of the most important passives in crafting for this build)

Resource Management & Rotation

Can’t sustain? Try some of these suggestions:

  1. Witch Mother’s potent brew
  2. 1 magic recovery glyph on jewelry
  3. Drain magic poisons on back bar

ROTATION ACRONYMS

Be sure to check out the Acronym Dictionary

BS=bar swap
LA=light attack
HA=heavy attack

(Beginer Rotation)

Your starting ultimate will be Elemental Rage then Shooting Star always after that when it’s ready

Initial Attack-
Spell power potion-Volatile Familiar-Inner Light-BS-Elemental Rage

Repeated Attack-
LA-Liquid Lightning-LA-Blockade of storms-LA-Daedric Prey-BS-LA-Volatile Familiar-HA-Shock Clench-LA-BS

Execute Attack-
Ensure that Wall of Storms and Liquid Lightning are recently cast.
LA-Mages Wrath spam until dead- from around 400k health.

(Advanced Rotation)

You start the fight with using a potion, then activating the pet pulse for more initial burst, then use elemental rage ultimate and start the rotation.

Rotation:

LA-Liquid Lightening-LA-Blockade-LA-Pet pulse-BS-LA-Deadric prey-LA-force pulse-LA-force pulse-BS-HA

(If crystal frag proc comes up then that takes priority over any skill on the front bar)

Execute phase:

Make sure all dots are recently casted around 400-450k then spam mages fury till target dies, if execute is long then recast blockade and spam mages fury again.

Tips & Misc.

– Remember that other than deadric pray that has to be casted before or after a frag, there are only 2 actions on you’re front bar either force pulse or crystal in witch frag always takes priority over force pulse.

– Potions have 100% uptime with the Medicinal Use passive and crafted potions. Use this and Shooting Star ultimate as soon as they are available after initial attack of the rotation.

Contact

If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @Donwozi about the build!

Update Log

12/18/2017 – Build created.

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