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Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build ESO – Apothis

Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build ESO – Apothis

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming & Saligia907 – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Firesong

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 Build PvE, Apothis, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for veteran dungeons, trials and general PvE.

Magicka Sorcerer is one of the best Magicka class for beginners with a fairly easy rotation. Sustain might be a bit tough though. The new champion point system has brought up Dual Wield setups, which is slightly better on average assuming melee range is possible. Inferno staff is still good with 1~2k DPS loss, but having the flexibility to play at range. Use whichever weapons you prefer for the front bar (if you go Dual Wield, you’ll want to use 2 daggers with Nirnhoned/Charged traits).

Setup

Gears and skills listed in the table are not the best in every situation. Make sure to check out the gear and skills explanation to know how they work or why I used certain combinations.

Gear

Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Kjalnar’s Nightmare Light Divines Magicka Vet Unhallowed Grave
Shoulders Kjalnar’s Nightmare Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Whorl of the Depths Light Divines Magicka Dreadsail Reef
Legs Harpooner’s Wading Kilt Medium Divines Magicka Antiquities
Chest Whorl of the Depths Light Divines Magicka Dreadsail Reef
Belt Whorl of the Depths Light Divines Magicka Dreadsail Reef
Boots Whorl of the Depths Light Divines Magicka Dreadsail Reef
Necklace Pillar of Nirn Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Falkreath Hold
Ring Pillar of Nirn Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Falkreath Hold
Ring Pillar of Nirn Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Falkreath Hold
Weapon 1 Whorl of the Depths Fire Precise Flame Dreadsail Reef
Weapon 2 Pillar of Nirn Fire Infused Berserker Falkreath Hold
Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Beginner
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Valkyn Skoria Light Divines Magicka Vet City of Ash 2
Shoulders Valkyn Skoria Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Legs Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Chest Law of Julianos Heavy Divines Magicka Crafted
Belt Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Boots Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Necklace Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Mother’s Sorrow Fire Precise Fire Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Mother’s Sorrow Fire Infused Berserker Deshaan or Guild Trader

Attributes

All points into Magicka.

Skills

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Main Bar – Fire Staff – Daedric Prey, Crystal Fragments, Elemental Weapon, Summon Twilight Tormentor, Barbed Trap, Flawless Dawnbreaker

Back Bar – Fire Staff – Unstable Wall of Elements, Mystic Orb, Hardened Ward, Summon Twilight Tormentor, Boundless Storm, Greater Storm Atronach

Champion Points

The list below showcases the order in which champion points should be acquired, the number of points you need to place into that perk and whether or not it needs to be slotted in the CP bar. The Warfare CP perks increase your damage and mitigation and are the most important, the Fitness tree has some miscellaneous sustain and defensive perks and the Craft tree has crafting and non-combat bonuses. The Craft CP points are entirely customizable to however you want, or you can follow the list below.

CHAMPION POINT SETUP
WARFARE (BLUE)

  • Precision – 20
  • Fighting Finesse – 50 (slottable)
  • Piercing – 20
  • Deadly Aim – 50 (slottable)
  • Master-at-Arms – 50 (slottable)
  • Backstabber – 50 (slottable)
  • Eldritch Insight – 20
  • Flawless Ritual – 40
  • War Mage – 30
  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Preparation – 20
  • Elemental Aegis – 20
  • Hardy – 20
  • Blessed – 20
  • Tireless Discipline – 20

FITNESS (RED)

  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Rejuvenation – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortified – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 30
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Hero’s Vigor – 20
  • Siphoning Spells – 50 (Slotted)
  • Defiance – 20
  • Tireless Guardian – 20
  • Fortification – 30
  • Hasty – 16
  • Sprinter – 20
  • Nimble Protector – 6
  • Savage Defense – 30
  • Bashing Brutality – 20
  • Piercing Gaze – 30

CRAFT (GREEN)

  • Steed’s Blessing – 50 (Slotted)
  • Breakfall – 50
  • Wanderer – 15
  • Steadfast Enchantment – 50
  • Rationer – 30 (Slotted)
  • Liquid Efficiency – 75 (Slotted)
  • Treasure Hunter – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortune’s Favor – 50
  • Gilded Fingers – 50
  • Soul Reservoir – 33

Other Important Info

Buff Food

  • Witchmother’s Potent Brew Increased Health, Magicka and Magicka Recovery
  • Melon-Baked Parmesan Pork / any increase Health and Magicka food if you have no sustain issues
  • Artaeum Pickled fishbowl Increased Health, Magicka (slightly better but cost more)
  • Ghastly Eyebowl Magicka and Magicka Recovery (for parse practice / situations where you don’t need extra health, not recommended for beginners)

Mundus

Thief – Increased Critical Chance

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 Armor passives, All Fighter’s 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

Suggestions to improve sustain (not a must if you feel satisfied with your sustain):

  • 1 magicka recovery glyph on jewelry if you are using High Elf / Dark Elf or any other races without any sustain passives, but make sure they are not on infused jewelries

ROTATION

We are using a dynamic rotation to maximize our DPS, so there’s no static rotation. It might take a bit of time to get used to it, but I highly recommend practicing a dynamic rotation so that you won’t mess up your rotation even if you have to do mechanics.

Use Barbed Trap to start the fight, and then:

Light Attack > Daedric Prey > Weapon Swap > Light Attack > (Twilight Tormentor when enemy has more than 50% health) > Light Attack > Blockade of Fire > Light Attack > Boundless Storm > Light Attack > Mystic Orb > Weapon Swap > Light Attack > Spam Elemental Weapon with Light Attack and reapply DOTs or Buffs once they fall off

  • Reapply DOTs and Buffs just before they end. The only DOT you should NEVER reapply earlier is Daedric Prey. For the other DOTs or Buffs, you may reapply slightly earlier
  • Crystal Fragments take priority over elemental weapon, replace one elemental weapon when it procs
  • Greater Storm Atronach is our primary ultimate due to the synergy (Major Berserk) it provides the group. Make sure you place it at a place where the other DDs could use the synergy!

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
5/22/2019 – Build writer changed and overhauled for Elsweyr
8/15/2019 – Gear and skills/rotation changed for scalebreaker.
10/21/2019 – Skills, CP and Rotation changed
5/29/2020 – build overhauled for greymoor
8/24/2020 – no updates for stonethorn required
11/9/2020 – CP updated
3/23/2021 – build overhauled
6/10/2021 – cp updated
9/10/2021 – updated skills and final gear setup
11/11/2021 – no changes for deadlands
2/5/2022 – fixed error in skills/rotation
3/18/2022- changed 5 piece and 1 skill for AT
6/20/2022- no changes for high isle
9/2/2022- build writer changed and gear overhauled
11/9/2022 – no changes for firesong