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Strain – Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build

Strain – Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build

Build Written By: GandTheImpaler – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer  

Patch: Elsweyr

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 PVP Build, 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
HeadValkyn SkoriaHeavyWell-FittedPrismaticVet City of Ash 2
ShouldersValkyn SkoriaHeavyImpenetrableStaminaUndaunted Chest
GlovesRobes of the HistLightWell-FittedStaminaShadowfen or Guild Trader
LegsClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrablePrismaticCrafted
ChestClever AlchemistHeavyWell-FittedPrismaticCrafted
BeltRobes of the HistLightWell-FittedStaminaShadowfen or Guild Trader
BootsClever AlchemistHeavyImpenetrableStaminaCrafted
NecklaceRobes of the HistJewelryInfusedReduce Feat CostShadowfen or Guild Trader
RingRobes of the HistJewelryInfusedReduce Feat CostShadowfen or Guild Trader
RingRobes of the HistJewelryInfusedReduce Feat CostShadowfen or Guild Trader
Weapon 1Stinging SlashesDaggerNirnhonedDecrease HealthVet Dragonstar Arena
Off hand 2Stinging SlashesDaggerSharpenedDiseaseVet Dragonstar Arena
Weapon 2Clever Alchemist2h AxeInfusedWeapon & Spell DamageCrafted

NOTE: If you dont have the Master’s weapons, feel free to use Agility daggers on the front bar.


All points into Stamina.


Blood Craze Quick Cloak Steel Tornado Streak Resolving Vigor Dawnbreaker of Smiting
Stampede Brawler Hurricane Dark Deal Rally Temporal Guard

Main Bar – Dual Wield: Blood Craze, Quick Cloak, Steel Tornado, Streak, Resolving Vigor, Dawnbreaker of Smiting

Back Bar – Two Handed:  Stampede, 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 – 23
  • Physical Weapons Expert – 35
  • Master-at-Arms – 66
  • Thaumaturge – 40
  • Precise Strikes – 20
  • Piercing – 30
  • Mighty – 56


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


  • Ironclad – 56
  • Resistant – 33
  • Thick Skinned – 56
  • Hardy – 43
  • Elemental Defender – 43
  • Quick Recovery – 23
  • Expert Defender – 16

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 (Recommended)

Steed – Increased Health Recovery and Speed




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


Class (all), Heavy Armor (all), Light 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), Dual Wield (all), Two Handed (all), Fighter’s Guild (all except intimidation passive), Mage’s Guild (all except persuasive passive), Psijic Order (all – if Psijic skill is slotted), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Assault (all), Support (all except the first)

Tips & Misc.

This build is incredibly tanky through healing and deals decent sustained damage. You will notice we don’t run a snare removal with this setup as to take advantage of Hist Sap’s 5pc. This plays well with the grace passive of light armour since we have 2 pieces of light equipped. The healing and the inherent mobility of this class and spec more than makes up for the snares applied to you. Despite it’s tankiness, you are not a god, you can shrug off alot of sustained damage but might find yourself caught by high burst since the tankiness you have comes from HoTs that once all applied tick for ~5k/s. Outside of valkyn and clever alch uptime your damage might be lacking, so this is where I take in as much pressure so that an ally can freely damage and kill enemies.


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