Apothis – Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build

Build Written By:  Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Wrathstone

Table of Contents

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

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 general PvE.  The sorcerer’s role in a trials group has been changing as the patches come and go. This build brings great single target, amazing AoE, good surviability & supports the group by keeping a consistent up-time of concussion and conduit synergy.

Setup

Gear

Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Ilambris Heavy Divines Magicka Vet Crypt of Hearts 1
Shoulders Ilambris Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Burning Spellweave Light Divines Magicka City of Ash
Legs Burning Spellweave Light Divines Magicka City of Ash
Chest Burning Spellweave Light Divines Magicka City of Ash
Belt Burning Spellweave Light Divines Magicka City of Ash
Boots Burning Spellweave Light Divines Magicka City of Ash
Necklace Spell Strategist Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Spell Strategist Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Spell Strategist Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Spell Strategist Fire Infused Fire Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 The Maelstrom's Inferno Staff Fire Infused Absorb Magicka Vet Maelstrom Arena
Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Beginner Setup
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Ilambris Heavy Divines Magicka Vet Crypt of Hearts 1
Shoulders Ilambris Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Legs Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Chest Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Belt Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Boots Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
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 Fire Auridon or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Queen's Elegance Fire Infused Absorb Magicka Auridon or Guild Trader

Gear Set Explanation

Ilambris: Amazing monster set for magicka sorcerers; because the class deals a ton of both fire damage (with staves) and lightning damage (class skills) we can take advantage of both procs on this gear set at the same time!

Burning Spellweave: A staple magicka DPS set, this offers us a ton of additional spell damage and keeps the burning status effect active on our target! I tend to like gear sets that allow me to have good movement if required, but, if you play your sorcerer more stationary, Mantle of Siroria will be your best option and net you a bit higher damage than BSW (at the cost of mobility).

Spell Strategist: This set has become a staple among magicka DPS users for dungeons and trials because of the insane spell damage it offers to use on a singular target. This suffers a bit in trash pack fights though since it’s a primarily single target set, but for me, it’s still worth running because of how much damage it enables on important targets and boss fights.

Attributes

All points into Magicka.

Skills

Main Bar – Fire Staff – Elemental Weapon, Crystal Fragments, Channeled Acceleration, Inner Light, Bound Aegis, Shooting Star

Back Bar – Fire Staff – Haunting Curse, Liquid Lightning, Elemental Blockade, Hardened Ward, Bound Aegis, Greater Storm Atronach

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 810 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Elfborn – 56
  • Elemental Expert – 56
  • Spell Erosion – 20
  • Staff Expert – 16
  • Master-at-Arms – 66
  • Thaumaturge – 56

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Warlord – 66
  • Arcanist – 75
  • Tenacity – 56
  • Tumbling – 44
  • Shadow Ward – 29

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Ironclad –  66
  • Hardy – 43
  • Elemental Defender – 43
  • Thick Skinned – 56
  • Spell Shield – 39
  • Bastion – 23

CHAMPION POINT 300 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Elfborn – 23
  • Elemental Expert – 27
  • Spell Erosion – 8
  • Thaumaturge – 11
  • Master-at-Arms – 31

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Arcanist –  49
  • Tenacity – 49
  • Warlord – 2

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Ironclad –  23
  • Hardy – 23
  • Elemental Defender -23
  • Thick Skinned – 23
  • Bastion – 8

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Witchmother’s Potent Brew – Increased Health, Magicka and Magicka Recovery

If you’re a Breton, use Solitude Salmon Millet (increased Health and Magicka)

Mundus

Shadow – Increased Critical Damage

Race

  • High Elf
  • Dark Elf
  • Breton
  • Khajiit

Potions

Spell Power Potions (Spell Crit, Spell Damage, Magicka Restoration)
Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth

Passives

All class passives, All Destruction Staff passives, All Light Armour passives, All Mages Guild passives, All Heavy/Medium armor passives that don’t require 5 pieces worn, 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

Haunting Curse > Light Attack > Liquid Lightning > Light Attack > Blockade of Fire > Weapon Swap > Light Attack > (Elemental Weapon > LA) x 5 > Weapon Swap > Restart

  • Crystal Frags take priority over elemental weapon, so it when it procs in place of an elemental weapon.
  • Greater Storm Atronach is your primary ultimate due to the synergy it provides your group!

Contact

If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @Dottz 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.
11/15/2018 – Build writer added to the build. CP updated for Murkmire.
3/1/2019 – Build overhauled for wrathstone