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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: Markarth

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 Slimecraw Heavy Divines Health Vet Wayrest Sewers 1
Shoulders Slimecraw 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 Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Boots Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Necklace Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Ring Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Ring Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Law of Julianos Lightning Staff Precise Absorb Magicka Crafted
Weapon 2 Crushing Wall Lightning Staff Infused Berserker Maelstrom Arena

Gear Set Explanation

Slimecraw: This set is incredibly powerful for adding damage to a build, giving us a flat 8% damage increase via minor berserk. On top of that, the 1 piece giving us critical plays perfectly into our crit stack, which gives us more heals via Critical Surge!

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!

Necropotence: The best set for any build that uses a pet, this gives us a massive boost to our maximum magicka pool while we have our Matriarch pet up (which will be all the time). This huge boost to our maximum magicka not only gives us a big damage boost, but it makes our shield size significantly larger, greatly increasing our survivability.

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!


All points into Magicka.

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.


Force Pulse Crystal Fragments Elemental Drain Hardened Ward Summon Twilight Matriarch Elemental Rage
Elemental Blockade Liquid Lightning Critical Surge Boundless Storm Summon Twilight Matriarch Greater Storm Atronach

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

Champion Points


  • Thaumaturge – 37
  • Master-at-Arms – 72
  • Elemental Expert – 56
  • Spell Erosion – 44
  • Elfborn – 61


  • Arcanist – 75
  • Tenacity – 49
  • Warlord – 56
  • Sprinter – 2
  • Tumbling – 44
  • Shadow Ward – 44


  • Bastion – 32
  • Hardy – 49
  • Elemental Defender – 49
  • Thick Skinned – 44
  • Spell Shield – 15
  • Ironclad – 81


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


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


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

Other Important Info

Buff Food

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


The Shadow – 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), Heavy Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Medium Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Destruction Staff (all), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Mages Guild (all), Fighter’s Guild (Banish the Wicked), 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