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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: Flames of Ambition

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

Introduction

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!

Setup

Gear

Magicka Sorcerer Solo PvE Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Iceheart Heavy Divines Magicka Vet Direfrost Keep
Shoulders Iceheart 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

Iceheart: This set is incredibly powerful for adding damage and defense to the build, giving us a frost AoE and a nice damage shield when we critically strike!

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!

Attributes

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.

Skills

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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

Champion Points

Champion points were updated in the recent Flames of Ambition patch. The list below showcases the order in which the 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 new 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 – 40
  • Fighting Finesse – 50 (Slotted)
  • Piercing – 40
  • Deadly Aim – 50 (Slotted)
  • Thaumaturge – 50 (Slotted)
  • Biting Aura – 50 (Slotted)
  • Eldritch Insight – 40
  • Flawless Ritual – 20
  • War Mage – 30
  • Flawless Ritual – 20
  • Quick Recovery – 10
  • Preparation – 40
  • Elemental Aegis – 40
  • Hardy – 40
  • Quick Recovery – 30
  • Blessed – 40
  • Tireless Discipline – 40

FITNESS (RED)

  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Rejuvenation – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 15
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Hero’s Vigor – 40
  • Siphoning Spells – 50 (Slotted)
  • Ironclad – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 30
  • Defiance – 40
  • Tireless Guardian – 40
  • Fortification – 45
  • Hasty – 32
  • Sprinter – 40
  • Nimble Protector – 15
  • Savage Defense – 45
  • Bashing Brutality – 40
  • Survival Instincts – 10

CRAFT (GREEN)

  • Steed’s Blessing – 50 (Slotted)
  • Breakfall – 10
  • Wanderer – 15
  • Steadfast Enchantment – 10
  • Rationer – 30 (Slotted)
  • Liquid Efficiency – 75 (Slotted)
  • Breakfall – 40
  • Wanderer – 60
  • Steadfast Enchantment – 40
  • Treasure Hunter – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortune’s Favor – 50
  • Gilded Fingers – 50
  • Out of Sight – 30
  • Fleet Phantom – 40
  • Soul Reservoir – 33
  • Inspiration Boost – 45

Other Important Info

Buff Food

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

Mundus

The Shadow – Increased Critical Damage

Race

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

Potions

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!

Passives

Class (all), Light Armor (all), Heavy 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!

Contact

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