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Strain – Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build

Strain – Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build

Build Written By: GandTheImpaler – PC NA 

Role: Damage Dealer  

Patch: Dragonhold

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. Contact Info
  4. Update Log


Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Stamina Sorcerer Build PvP, Strain, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is mostly meant for open world, small group play, as well as battlegrounds. This build highlights sustained pressure and an aggressive “in your face” playstyle that is best suited to be played with an ally. Be prepared to strain both your enemy and yourself with this unique playstyle.



Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build
Gear SlotSetWeightTraitEnchantAcquisition
HeadThe Troll KingHeavyImpenetrablePrismaticVet Blessed Crucible
ShouldersThe Troll KingHeavyImpenetrableStaminaUndaunted Chest
GlovesClever AlchemistMediumImpenetrableStaminaCrafted
LegsNew Moon AcolyteHeavyImpenetrablePrismaticCrafted
ChestNew Moon AcolyteHeavyImpenetrablePrismaticCrafted
BeltClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStaminaCrafted
BootsClever AlchemistHeavyWell-FittedStaminaCrafted
NecklaceNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon DamageCrafted
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon DamageCrafted
RingNew Moon AcolyteJewelryInfusedWeapon DamageCrafted
Weapon 1Perfect Spectral Cloak1h SwordNirnhonedOblivionVet Blackrose Prison
Offhand 1Perfect Spectral Cloak1h AxeSharpenedDiseaseVet Blackrose Prison
Weapon 2Clever Alchemist2h SwordInfusedWeapon/Spell DamageCrafted


All points into Stamina.


Rending Slashes Quick Cloak Whirling Blades Streak Resolving Vigor Dawnbreaker of Smiting
Razor Caltrops Brawler Hurricane Dark Deal Rally Temporal Guard

Main Bar – Dual Wield: Rending Slashes, Quick Cloak, Whirling Blades, Streak, Resolving Vigor, Dawnbreaker of Smiting

Back Bar – 2h: Razor Caltrops, Brawler, Hurricane, Dark Deal, Rally, Temporal Guard

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

For this build I play as a mortal.  The benefits or playing as a vampire as a werewolf do not out-weigh the drawbacks for this build.

Champion Points



  • Blessed – 19
  • Physical Weapons Expert – 50
  • Master-at-Arms – 72
  • Thaumaturge – 34
  • Precise Strikes – 13
  • Piercing – 26
  • Mighty – 56


  • Warlord – 56
  • Sprinter – 37
  • Mooncalf – 64
  • Tenacity – 56
  • Tumbling – 37
  • Shadow Ward – 20


  • Ironclad – 61
  • Resistant – 30
  • Thick Skinned – 61
  • Hardy – 43
  • Elemental Defender – 43
  • Quick Recovery – 19
  • Expert Defender – 13

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Artaeum Takeaway Broth:  Increase Max Health, Health Recovery, Max Stamina & Stamina Recovery (Artaeum for the stats and recovery it gives. By far the best for this setup).


Steed – Increased Health Recovery and Speed




Immovable + Health + Stam (Mountain Flower, Columbine, Namira’s Rot)


Class (all), Heavy Armor (all), Medium Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Dual Wield (all), Two Handed (all), Psijic Order (Clairvoyance and Concentrated Barrier), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Assault (all), Support (all except the first), Fighter’s Guild (all except Intimidation and Bounty Hunter)


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

Update Log

2/25/2018 – Build created.
6/8/2018 – Build overhauled for Summerset Isles
9/24/2018 – Gear overhauled for Wolfhunter and CP updated
11/24/2018 – Gear, skills and cp updated for Murkmire
3/24/2019 – Build overhauled for Wrathstone
5/23/2019 – No changes from wrathstone to elsweyr
8/15/2019 – Build overhauled for scalebreaker
11/5/2019 – gear, skills and cp changed for dragonhold
3/10/2020 – Truth changed to NMA, weapons changed and skills changed

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