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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: Ascending Tide

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. Rotation
  4. Contact Info
  5. Update Log


Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Stamina Sorcerer Build PvP, Strain, for the Elder Scrolls Online!

Welcoming the new hybrid changes introduced in the game this version of the Strain build becomes more of a spellsword than ever before. With the changes to how stats are applied to skills we’re more free to play differently than before. With that said, I’d never drop Clever Alchemist after all this time lol. Adapting to these changes can be weird for some but this won’t be the only build out there moving in this direction. This build has been proven to work and the sets you use in tandem can be very interchangeable. This version of sets gives you a great amount of damage and durability. Some sets that are worth exploring as substitutes in no particular order are Balorg, Hew and Sunder or Deadlands Assassin to name a few. I think this new direction is refreshing and fun and I very much welcome everyone to try different iterations of the setup, this is just what works for me.



Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Magma Incarnate Heavy Reinforced Prismatic Vet The Dread Cellar
Shoulders Magma Incarnate Medium Impenetrable Stamina Undaunted Chest
Gloves Clever Alchemist Medium Impenetrable Stamina Crafted
Legs Clever Alchemist Medium Impenetrable Prismatic Crafted
Chest Clever Alchemist Heavy Reinforced Prismatic Crafted
Belt Rallying Cry Light Well-Fitted Stamina Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Boots Clever Alchemist Medium Well-Fitted Stamina Crafted
Necklace Rallying Cry Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Rallying Cry Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Ring Markyn Ring of Majesty Jewelry Infused Weapon Damage Antiquities
Weapon 1 Clever Alchemist 1h Mace Nirnhoned Berserker Crafted
Offhand 1 Clever Alchemist 1h Mace Sharpened Crusher Crafted
Weapon 2 Rallying Cry Restoration Staff Powered Berserker Cyrodiil or Guild Trader


All points into Stamina.


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

Back Bar – Restoration Staff: Critical Surge, Rapid Regeneration, Hurricane, Dark Deal, Haunting Curse, 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
  • Deadly Aim – 50 (Slotted)
  • Master-At-Arms – 50 (Slotted)
  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Elemental Aegis – 20
  • Hardy – 20
  • Duelist’s Rebuff – 50 (Slotted)
  • Ironclad – 50 (Slotted)
  • Precision – 20
  • Blessed – 20
  • Eldritch Insight – 20
  • Battle Mastery – 40
  • Mighty – 30
  • Preparation – 20


  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 30
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Sustained by Suffering – 50 (Slotted)
  • Relentlessness – 50 (Slotted)
  • Pain’s Refuge – 50 (Slotted)
  • Hero’s Vigor – 20
  • Defiance – 20
  • 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

  • Bewitched Sugar Skulls: Increased Maximum Health, Magicka, Stamina and Health Recovery
  • Orzoga’s Smoked Bear Haunch: Increased Maximum Health, Magicka Recovery, Stamina Recovery and Health Recovery


Serpent – Increased Stamina Recovery


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)
  • Essence of Weapon Crit (Major Savagery, Health and Stamina)
    • (Dragonthorn, Water Hyacinth, Columbine)


Class (all), Heavy Armor (all), Medium Armor (all), Light Armor (all), Restoration Staff (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)

Tips & Misc.

PvP builds are primarily about buff and debuff maintenance. For this build, your goal is to: Line up as much of your burst with Haunting Curse as you can. It can feel more like a magsorc play style but switching back to the front bar dual wield for the kill is what makes it feel different. Give yourself that window with Alchemist and you will melt through most people. Maintain your HOTs, they’re a big reason we’re running back bar resto this patch. They tick extremely high and keep your set buffs up and running. Maintain Quick Cloak for good AoE mitigation.


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
11/7/2021 – no changes for deadlands
4/11/2022 – build updated for ascending tide