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Apothis – Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build

Apothis – Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build

Build Written By: Saligia907 – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Scalebreaker

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.

Although pets got a nerf in Scalebreaker, the burst heal from the matriarch is still handy in many situations. Due to several skill changes and the AOE nerf, some skills like degeneration become very useful.

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 1
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Slimecraw Heavy Divines Magicka Vet Wayrest Sewers 1
Shoulders Slimecraw Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Spell Strategist Light Divines Magicka Rewards of the Worthy or Guild Trader
Legs Spell Strategist Light Divines Magicka Rewards of the Worthy or Guild Trader
Chest Spell Strategist Light Divines Magicka Rewards of the Worthy or Guild Trader
Belt Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Boots Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Necklace Mother's Sorrow Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother's Sorrow Jewelry Infused Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother's Sorrow Jewelry Infused Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Spell Strategist Fire Infused Fire Rewards of the Worthy or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Crushing Wall Fire Infused Absorb Magicka Vet Maelstrom Arena
Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Final 2
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Slimecraw Heavy Divines Magicka Vet Wayrest Sewers 1
Shoulders Slimecraw Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Legs Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Chest Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Belt Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Boots Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Necklace Burning Spellweave Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage City of Ash
Ring Burning Spellweave Jewelry Infused Spell Damage City of Ash
Ring Burning Spellweave Jewelry Infused Spell Damage City of Ash
Weapon 1 Burning Spellweave Fire Infused Fire City of Ash
Weapon 2 Crushing Wall Fire Infused Absorb Magicka Vet Maelstrom Arena

NOTE: If you do not have the Burning Spellweave Inferno Staff, use Mother’s Sorrow Inferno and 5 pieces of Burning Spellweave body.

Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build – Final 3
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Slimecraw Heavy Divines Magicka Vet Wayrest Sewers 1
Shoulders Slimecraw Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Perfected False God's Devotion Light Divines Magicka Veteran Sunspire
Legs Perfected False God's Devotion Light Divines Magicka Veteran Sunspire
Chest Perfected False God's Devotion Light Divines Magicka Veteran Sunspire
Belt Perfected False God's Devotion Light Divines Magicka Veteran Sunspire
Boots Perfected False God's Devotion Light Divines Magicka Veteran Sunspire
Necklace Mother's Sorrow Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother's Sorrow Jewelry Infused Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother's Sorrow Jewelry Infused Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Mother's Sorrow Fire Infused Fire Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Crushing Wall Fire Infused Absorb Magicka Vet Maelstrom Arena

NOTE: If you are using this setup, make sure you are using bi-stat food and I do not recommend using this setup if you haven’t acquire the perfected version of False God’s Devotion.

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 Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Boots Mother's Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
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 Law of Julianos Fire Infused Fire Crafted
Weapon 2 Law of Julianos Fire Infused Absorb Magicka Crafted

Gear Set Explanation and Alternatives

Beginner Setup: Law of Julianos and Mother’s Sorrow are the easiest and cheapest combination to obtain once you reach CP160. For Mother’s Sorrow you can purchase blue jewelries if you cannot afford purple or gold yet. The ‘beginner’ setup already allows you to clear veteran maelstrom arena or meet most vet trials’ DPS requirement, make sure you don’t underestimate them! Once you get vMA inferno staff, swap out Julianos inferno staff on the back bar for an ‘intermediate’ setup.

Valkyn Skoria: A ranged monster set providing a burst with an additional AOE damage. The one line of health also allows us to meet the 16-17k health requirement without any health enchants.

Slimecraw: The monster helm set I use most of the time when I do not have a healer with good combat prayer uptime, providing minor berserk all the time. The higher your dps, the stronger is this monster set

Iceheart: A defensive monster helm which is very useful when you are doing progression trials or dungeons. For those who enter vMA the first time, it might be a good choice.

Mother’s Sorrow: A staple magicka set for magicka DPS due the shadow mundus being buffed in Wrathstone patch, providing a lot of crit.

Law of Julianos: A crafted set that requires 6 traits researched. Best beginner set for all magicka classes, also good enough for all end-game PVE contents in case you do not have any other gear sets mentioned below

Spell Strategist:A very strong front bar set for magicka DPS, providing high spell damage against single 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.

Burning Spellweave: A strong magicka DPS set that can be used in any situation, proc by any flame damage, useful in fights requiring more AOE damage.

Perfected False God’s Devotion: Another set that can be used in any situation, providing an 8% cost reduction in magicka abilities and restore magicka when you kill an enemy. The major expedition is also useful in certain situations.

Mantle of Siroria: Personally, I am not a big fan of Siroria because of how it limits my movement to maintain the stack. However, in situations that allows you to stay at certain position it might be a good set providing 600 spell damage when you get the full stack.

Attributes

All points into Magicka.

Skills

Daedric Prey Crystal Fragments Elemental Weapon Summon Twilight Matriarch Degeneration Shooting Star
Liquid Lightning Elemental Blockade Hardened Ward Summon Twilight Matriarch Channeled Acceleration Greater Storm Atronach

Main Bar – Fire Staff – Daedric Prey, Crystal Fragments, Elemental Weapon, Summon Twilight Matriarch, Bound Aegis, Shooting Star

Back Bar – Fire Staff – Liquid Lightning, Elemental Blockade, Hardened Ward, Summon Twilight Matriarch, Channeled Acceleration, Greater Storm Atronach

Alternative Skills:

Elemental Rage: Use this when you need a burst AOE ultimate

Flame Reach: Use this is you want another single target DoT in the build.

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 810 SETUP
THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Elfborn – 66
  • Elemental Expert – 56
  • Spell Erosion – 29
  • Staff Expert – 13
  • Master-at-Arms – 66
  • Thaumaturge – 40

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Warlord – 45
  • Arcanist – 100
  • Tenacity – 23
  • Tumbling – 51
  • Shadow Ward – 51

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Ironclad – 81
  • Hardy – 49
  • Elemental Defender – 49
  • Thick Skinned – 48
  • Spell Shield – 43

CHAMPION POINT 300 SETUP
THE MAGE (BLUE)

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

THE THIEF (GREEN)

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

THE WARRIOR (RED)

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

Other Important Info

Buff Food

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

If you’re a Breton, use Double Bloody Mara (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 Armor passives, All Mages Guild passives, Banished the Wicked in Fighters Guild skill line, 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

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. When you solo parse, replace your shield with elemental drain.

Channeled Acceleration > Weapon Swap > Light Attack > Daedric Prey > Weapon Swap > Light Attack > Liquid Lightning > Light Attack > Blockade of Fire > Weapon Swap > Light Attack > Degeneration > Light Attack > Spam Elemental Weapon with Light Attack and reapply DOTs or Buffs once they fall off

  • Cast Summon Twilight Matriarch only when your target is ABOVE 50% health
  • 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! (Bad Example: Pads of vMOL last boss)

Contact

If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @Saligia907 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.