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Strain – Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build

Strain – Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build

Build Written By: GandTheImpaler – PC NA 

Role: Damage Dealer  

Patch: Scalebreaker

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
HeadThe Troll KingMediumImpenetrable PrismaticVet Blessed Crucible
ShouldersThe Troll KingMediumImpenetrableStaminaUndaunted Chest
GlovesClever AlchemistMediumImpenetrable StaminaCrafted
LegsSeventh Legion BruteHeavyImpenetrablePrismaticBangkorai or Guild Trader 
ChestSeventh Legion BruteHeavyImpenetrable PrismaticBangkorai or Guild Trader
BeltClever AlchemistMediumWell-FittedStaminaCrafted
BootsClever AlchemistMediumWell-Fitted StaminaCrafted
NecklaceSeventh Legion BruteJewelryProtectiveReduce Feat CostBangkorai or Guild Trader 
RingSeventh Legion BruteJewelryProtectiveWeapon DamageBangkorai or Guild Trader 
RingSeventh Legion BruteJewelryProtectiveWeapon Damage Bangkorai or Guild Trader 
Weapon 1Disciplined Slash2h MaulNirnhonedDiseaseAsylum Sanctorium
Weapon 2Clever AlchemistBowInfusedWeapon/Spell DamageCrafted


All points into Stamina.


Critical Rush Dizzying Swing Reverse Slice Streak Rally Onslaught
Poison Injection Shuffle Hurricane Dark Deal Resolving Vigor Temporal Guard

Main Bar – Two Handed: Critical Rush, Dizzy Swing, Reverse Slice, Streak, Rally, Onslaught

Back Bar – Bow:  Poison Injection, Shuffle, Hurricane, Dark Deal, Resolving Vigor, 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 – 35
  • Master-at-Arms – 66
  • Thaumaturge – 28
  • Precise Strikes – 28
  • Piercing – 30
  • Mighty – 64


  • 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), Medium Armor (all), Heavy Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Bow (all), Two Handed (all), Psijic Order (Clairvoyance and Concentrated Barrier), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Assault (all), Support (all except the first)

Tips & Misc.

This build goes back to a squishier root even in this patch, this is why it is recommended to have an ally with you. You will have great backline single target pressure, use that on prime targets and you will find success. With that said this build is very decently sustainable through heavy attacking and dark deal. Your health recovery with troll king should help shrug off damage sources that you are not used to yet. Alternatively this build can be run in heavy as well for more defensive options.


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