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Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build ESO – Strain

Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build ESO – Strain

Build Written By: GandTheImpaler – PC NA 

Role: Damage Dealer   

Patch: Waking Flame

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 newest iteration of the Strain build is what I’ve found to enjoy the most and what fits best for me. With the return of proc sets I had to instantly put back my beloved Clever Alchemist playstyle into effect. Despite the nerfs to health regen I am opting to still run Eternal vigor as it’s still a great all around sustain set for this class and I don’t dip too often below 50% health. If I do, it’d still give us 500 health regen so it’s not completely useless even at that point. If the nerfs make you feel like it’s too weak for you, then try running this build in all medium and swap out the Eternal Vigor for Fortified Brass. I am double dipping in the CC immunity this time around to run with the Juggernaut CP for tankiness and generally being a pest. Clever and Balorg together make for a huge spike in damage that isn’t expected, especially when it’s paired with Flawless Dawnbreaker. I always CC with streak so that morph was a no brainer for my playstyle.

Anyway, enough outta me and I hope you enjoy the build!



Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Balorgh Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic Vet March of Sacrifices
Shoulders Balorgh Heavy Impenetrable Stamina Undaunted Chest
Gloves Clever Alchemist Heavy Impenetrable Stamina Crafted
Legs Clever Alchemist Heavy Well-Fitted Prismatic Crafted
Chest Eternal Vigor Heavy Well-Fitted Prismatic Western Skyrim or Guild Trader
Belt Clever Alchemist Medium Well-Fitted Stamina Crafted
Boots Eternal Vigor Heavy Well-Fitted Stamina Western Skyrim or Guild Trader
Necklace Eternal Vigor Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Western Skyrim or Guild Trader
Ring Eternal Vigor Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage Western Skyrim or Guild Trader
Ring Eternal Vigor Jewelry Robust Stamina Recovery Western Skyrim or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Spectral Cloak 1h Sword Nirnhoned Poisons Blackrose Prison
Offhand 1 Spectral Cloak 1h Mace Sharpened Poisons Blackrose Prison
Weapon 2 Clever Alchemist 2h Sword Infused Berserker Crafted


All points into Stamina.


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Main Bar – Dual Wield: Blood Craze, Quick Cloak, Whirling Blades, Streak, Resolving Vigor, Flawless Dawnbreaker

Back Bar – Two Handed: 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 or as a werewolf do not out-weigh the drawbacks for this build.

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.


  • Tireless Discipline – 20
  • Piercing – 20
  • Biting Aura – 50 (Slotted)
  • Endless Endurance – 50 (Slotted)
  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Elemental Aegis – 20
  • Hardy – 20
  • Duelist’s Rebuff – 50 (Slotted)
  • Precision – 20
  • Blessed – 20
  • Hope Infusion – 50 (Slotted)
  • Eldritch Insight – 20
  • Battle Mastery – 40
  • Mighty – 30
  • Preparation – 20


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

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).


Lover – Increased Penetration


Orc – Gives the build a ton of damage and mobility; definitely the best race for the build.


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

Poisons: Escapist Poisons (Columbine, Namira’s Rot, Wormwood)


Class (all), Heavy Armor (all), Medium Armor (all), Two Handed (all), Dual Wield (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
6/11/2020 – backbar changed to bow, skills changed, CP changed, gloves changed to well-fitted
9/18/2020 – Build overhauled for stonethorn
11/16/2020 – ransack changed to pierce armor
4/12/2021- build overhauled for Flames of Ambition
6/14/2021 – gear and cp updated
9/16/2021 – no changes for waking flame