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Solo Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build ESO – Electromancer

Solo Magicka Sorcerer PvE Build ESO – Electromancer

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Update 40

Table of Contents

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


Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Solo Magicka Sorcerer Build PvE, Electromancer, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for playing solo PvE content, such as questing, public dungeons, Maelstrom Arena, etc.! This build is themed based on the lightning aspects of the sorcerer class.  We are able to deal a ton of AoE damage with our lightning abilities, strong single target damage with skills like Force Pulse and Crystal Fragments, all while keeping ourselves alive easily with Critical Surge, the Twilight Matriarch and our strong damage shields! My goal with this magsorc build was to create a magicka sorcerer build that could play solo effectively, but had strong thematic ties, so you will be a true electromancer in the Elder Scrolls Online with this themed solo PvE build!



Magicka Sorcerer Solo PvE Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Law of Julianos Medium Divines Magicka Crafted
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 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 Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Infused Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Infused Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Ring of the Pale Order Jewelry Infused Spell Damage Antiquities
Weapon 1 Law of Julianos Lightning Staff Precise Absorb Magicka Crafted
Weapon 2 Crushing Wall Lightning Staff Infused Berserker Vet Maelstrom Arena

Gear Set Explanation

Ring of the Pale Order: This set is the strongest mythic for solo PvE. We get passively healed as we deal damage, and none of the drawbacks of this set apply to use since this is a solo PvE build!

Valkyn Skoria: Since we are wearing a mythic, we have 1 open gear slot. Valkyn Skoria fits this well by giving us extra penetration, allowing us to get through more of our enemies’ defenses.

Law of Julianos: One of the most solid sets in the game, Julianos is incredibly strong for how easy it is to acquire. This crafted set is a staple for magicka damage dealers, and there is a reason you always see it recommended for newer players! The bonuses to magicka, critical, and the big boost to spell damage on the 5 piece just make it a very well rounded set to use for PvE!

Mother’s Sorrow: Staple magicka damage dealing set, this set offers us a ton of critical hit chance which allows us to deal a ton of additional damage!

Crushing Wall: The Maelstrom staff is the best staff to have on your back bar, giving us a big boost to our light and heavy attack damage to enemies in our Elemental Blockade. If you do not have this set, just use another Julianos staff on the back bar!

Note: Lightning staves are used primarily for thematic effect (the build is called “Electromancer” after all). If you want maximum damage, swap them to Flame staves.


All points into Magicka.


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Front Bar – Destruction Staff: Force Pulse, Crystal Fragments, Elemental Drain, Hardened Ward, Twilight Matriarch, Elemental Rage

Back Bar – Destruction Staff: Elemental Blockade, Liquid Lightning, Critical Surge, Boundless Storm, Twilight Matriarch, Greater Storm Atronach

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

For this build we are playing as a Mortal. This build doesn’t need anything that the vampire or werewolf skill lines give us.

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.


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


  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Rejuvenation – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 30
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Hero’s Vigor – 20
  • Siphoning Spells – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortified – 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


  • 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 – Maximum Health, Magicka and Magicka Recovery


The Thief – Increased Critical Damage


  1. High Elf
  2. Dark Elf
  3. Khajiit
  4. Breton (use Mistral Banana-Bunny Hash food instead of Witchmother’s)


Essence of Spell Crit (Restore Health, Magicka and Major Prophecy)
(Bugloss, Lady’s Smock, Water Hyacinth)

NOTE: If your budget is tight, you can just use regular restore magicka potions!


Class (all), Light Armor (all), Medium Armor (all), Medium Armor (all), Destruction Staff (all), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Mages Guild (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use)

Resource Management & Rotation

  • Maintain Elemental Blockade, Liquid Lightning, Critical Surge and Boundless Storm at all times to maintain the build’s maximum offensive/defensive potential.
  • Maintain Elemental Drain on your primary target to ensure you’re dealing maximum damage and getting the benefits of minor magickasteal for sustain!
  • In between DoT/buff applications, use Light Attack > Force Pulse. When Crystal Fragements procs, use that instead of Force Pulse!
  • If you are in a big AoE situation, Elemental Rage is going to be your ultimate of choice. In single target fights, use the Atronach instead!
  • If you know a boss/mob is going to deal a big amount of damage, use your Hardened Ward to defend yourself. Also, if you take a huge spike of damage, use your Matriarch’s ability to give yourself a nice burst heal!


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

Update Log

4/27/2020 – Build created.
5/26/2020 – no updates for greymoor
8/24/2020 – no changes for stonethorn
11/2/2020 – no changes for markarth
3/8/2021 – updated CP for flames of ambition
3/19/2021 – changed slimecraw to iceheart
6/2/2021 – cp and mundus updated
8/23/2021 – no changes for waking flame
11/1/2021 – change to jewelry traits
3/14/2022- added ring of the pale order to the build
6/6/2022- changed gear
8/22/2022- no changes for lost depths
11/9/2022 – no changes for firesong
3/14/2023- no changes for Scribes of Fate
6/5/2023- no changes for necrom
8/24/2023- no changes for update 39
11/6/2023- no changes for update 40