Apothis – Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build

Build Written By:  Donwozi – PS4 EU – YouTube

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Wolfhunter

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 and EndGame PvE.

Embrace the storm of the magic sorcerer.

The sorcerer has changed in this patch and has become and aoe monster/support build to keep consistent uptime of concussion.

Setup

Gear

Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Final (BiS)
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Ilambris Heavy Infused Magicka Vet Crypt of Hearts 1
Shoulders Ilambris Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Legs Necropotence Light Infused Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Chest Necropotence Light Infused Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Belt Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Boots Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Necklace Perfect Mantle of Siroria Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Cloudrest
Ring Perfect Mantle of Siroria Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Cloudrest
Ring Perfect Mantle of Siroria Jewelry Arcane/Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Cloudrest
Weapon 1 Perfect Mantle of Siroria Fire/Shock Infused Shock/Fire Cloudrest
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Lightning Staff Shock Infused Spell Damage Vet Maelstrom Arena
Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Crafted/BoE Setup
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Ilambris Heavy Infused Magicka Vet Crypt of Hearts 1
Shoulders Ilambris Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Legs Necropotence Light Infused Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Chest Necropotence Light Infused Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Belt Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Boots Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Necklace Queen's Elegance Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Auridon or Guild Trader
Ring Queen's Elegance Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Auridon or Guild Trader
Ring Queen's Elegance Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Auridon or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Queen's Elegance Fire Infused Shock Auridon or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Queen's Elegance Shock Infused Spell Damage Auridon or Guild Trader
Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Beginner
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Magnus' Gift Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Shoulders Magnus' Gift Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Gloves Armor of the Seducer Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Legs Armor of the Seducer Medium Divines Magicka Crafted
Chest Armor of the Seducer Heavy Divines Magicka Crafted
Belt Armor of the Seducer Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Boots Armor of the 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' Gift Shock Infused Fire Crafted
Weapon 2 Magnus' Gift Shock Nirnhoned Absorb Magicka Crafted

Attributes

All points into Magicka.

Skills

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Main Bar – Fire/Lightning Staff

1: Crystal Fragments (Dark magic skill line morph of crystal shard)
2: Elemental Weapon (Psijic order skill line morph of imbue weapon)
3: Summon Volatile Familiar (Daedric Summoning skill line morph of Summon Unstable Familiar)
4: Liquid Lightning (Storm Calling skill line morph of Lightning Splash)
5: Bound Aegis (Daedric Summoning skill line morph of Bound Armour)
Ultimate: Elemental rage (Destruction Staff skill line morph of Elemental Storm)

Back Bar – Lightning Staff

1: Deadric Prey (Daedric Summoning skill line morph of Deadric Curse)
2: Elemental Blockade (Destruction Staff skill line morph of Wall of Elements)
3: Summon volatile familiar (needed on all 3 bars)
4: Hardened ward (Daedric Summoning skill line morph of Conjured Ward) – Main damage shield
5: Bound Aegis (Daedric Summoning skill line morph of Bound Armour)
Ultimate: Shooting star (Mages guild skill line morph of Meteor) – AoE flame damage and a dot to enemies, generates ultimate per enemy hit

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 780 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • 75 Thaumaturge
  • 31 Spell Erosion
  • 56 Elemental Expert
  • 51 Elfborn
  • 37 Master At Arms
  • 10 Staff Expert

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • 34 Tumbling
  • 75 Arcanist
  • 64 Tenacity
  • 56 Warlord
  • 31 Shadow Ward

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • 56 Hardy
  • 56 Elemental Defender
  • 40 Thick Skinned
  • 61 Ironclad
  • 36 Spell Shield
  • 11 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

Clockwork Citus Filet (Reccomended)

Melon Baked Parmesan Pork (Bi-Stat Blue Food) If using a Heavy attack rotation

Witch Mothers Brew (cheaper version of clockwork citrus filet)

Double Bloody Mara(To reduce vampire stage when needed)

Mundus

The Lover (recommended for beginner setup) – Increased Spell/Physical Penetration: 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 Thief (Recommended for experienced setup for highest DPS capabilities) – Increased Crit Chance

The Apprentice – Increased Spell Damage

The Mage – Increased Magicka

Race

High Elf (Recommended)
Dark Elf (If using double fire staves)
Breton (Best sustain)

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 Psijic Order 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. Absorb Magic Enchant
  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 Lightning-LA-Volatile Familiar-BS-LA-Daedric Prey-LA-Wall of storms-BS-

LA-Elemental Weapon x5/Crystal frag (Only do 5 elemental weapon attacks while destro ult is up)

LA-Liquid Lightning-LA-Volatile Familiar-BS-LA-Daedric Prey-LA-Wall of storms-BS-

LA-Elemental Weapon x4/Crystal Frag

Execute phase:

Keep the rotation going untill around 200k then make sure all DOTS are recently cast and spam elemental weapon. if the target doest die fast enough then re-apply wall of storms.

Tips & Misc.

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.

Also crystal frag takes priority over elemental weapon so use them when they proc just make sure that you stick to 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.
2/28/2018 – Build updated for dragon bones. Gear, abilities, rotation and cp updated
6/7/2018 – Build updated from Summerset.
8/29/2018 – CP Updated for Wolfhunter.