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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: 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. Tips & Misc.
  4. Contact Info
  5. Update Log


Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Stamina Sorcerer Build PvP, Strain, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is mostly meant for CP pvp areas of the game. This is a highly single target build that aims for flavour more than anything. After playing countless DW/Bow and 2h/DW it felt right to bring something different. It capitalizes on the new stam morph of crystal frag stam sorcs recently received and it’s unique armor debuff. This build has great survivability through consistent and spammable healing. It also has respectable damage if you know your windows of opportunity and have your ravager stacks optimized through puncture, backbar enchant and crystal weapon. I hope you enjoy this little taste of flavor in your ESO experience!



Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Knight-Errant's Mail Heavy Impenetrable Prismatic Blackheart Haven
Shoulders Knight-Errant's Mail Heavy Impenetrable Stamina Blackheart Haven
Gloves Ravager Heavy Divines Stamina Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Legs Ravager Heavy Divines Prismatic Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Chest Ravager Heavy Divines Prismatic Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Belt Ravager Heavy Well-Fitted Stamina Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Boots Ravager Heavy Well-Fitted Stamina Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Necklace Knight-Errant's Mail Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Blackheart Haven
Ring Knight-Errant's Mail Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Blackheart Haven
Ring Knight-Errant's Mail Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage Blackheart Haven
Weapon 1 Perfected Puncturing Remedy 1h Weapon Nirnhoned Weapon/Spell Damage Vet Dragonstar Arena
Offhand 1 Perfected Puncturing Remedy Shield Sturdy Prismatic Vet Dragonstar Arena 
Weapon 2 Perfected Merciless Charge 2h Axe Infused Crusher Vet Maelstrom Arena


All points into Stamina.


Pierce Armor Reverberating Bash Crystal Weapon Streak Resolving Vigor Dawnbreaker of Smiting
Critical Rush Executioner Hurricane Dark Deal Rally Temporal Guard

Main Bar – 1h & Shield: Pierce Armor, Reverberating Bash, Crystal Weapon, Streak, Resolving Vigor, Dawnbreaker of Smiting

Back Bar – Two Handed: Critical Rush, Executioner, 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



  • Thaumaturge – 28
  • Mighty – 56
  • Piercing – 30
  • Precise Strikes – 26
  • Master-at-Arms – 72
  • Physical Weapons Expert – 31
  • Blessed – 27


  • Shadow Ward – 23
  • Tumbling – 40
  • Tenacity – 43
  • Mooncalf – 56
  • Warlord – 37
  • Sprinter – 39
  • Siphoner – 32


  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Expert Defender – 39
  • Elemental Defender – 43
  • Hardy – 43
  • Thick Skinned – 61
  • Resistant – 30
  • Ironclad – 34

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).


Warrior – Increased Weapon Damage


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


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


Class (all), Heavy Armor (all), Two Handed (all), 1h & Shield (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)

Tips & Misc.

  • Maintain Rally and Hurricane on yourself to maximize your damage and tankiness.
  • Use a combination of Ransack and Crystal Weapon as your spammable. This combination will deal a burst of instant damage between the light attack weave and Ransack, lower your opponents armor and give yourself additional weapon damage thanks to Ravager. As your opponent gets low on HP, swap your spammable attack to Executioner.
  • Try to use Critical Rush on your main target every 5 seconds to make sure you’re maintaining the DoT from the Maelstrom 2h.
  • When you’re ready to burst, hit your opponent with Reverberating Bash into your Dawnbreaker of Smiting.
  • If you feel you’re low on stamina, either use Dark Deal or weave in a heavy attack!


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