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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: Update 40

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!

A new patch arrives once again. With the changes introduced the build has shifted its playstyle a little. The sets have remained the same and it still aims to pack a punch while giving you great survivability. I’ve decided to go with a more turtle style back-bar setup with a 2 hand front bar this time around. 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 Bloodspawn Medium Divines Prismatic Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Bloodspawn Medium Divines Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Clever Alchemist Medium Divines Prismatic Crafted
Legs Clever Alchemist Medium Well-Fitted Prismatic Crafted
Chest Clever Alchemist Heavy Reinforced Prismatic Crafted
Belt Rallying Cry Light Well-Fitted Prismatic Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Boots Clever Alchemist Medium Well-Fitted Prismatic 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 2h Mace Nirnhoned Shock Crafted
Weapon 2 Rallying Cry 1h Weapon Defending Berserker Cyrodiil or Guild Trader
Offhand 2 Rallying Cry Shield Divines Stamina Cyrodiil or Guild Trader


All points into Stamina.


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Main Bar – 2h: Razor Caltrops, Dizzying Swing, Executioner, Streak, Haunting Curse, Flawless Dawnbreaker

Back Bar – 1h and Shield: Critical Surge, Elude, Hurricane, Dark Deal, Resolving Vigor, Spell Wall

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

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


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


Class (all), Heavy Armor (all), Medium Armor (all), Light Armor (all), 1h and Shield (all), Two Handed (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. You have hard hitting skills that are sure to cause pain if you line your buffs and sets up properly. Give yourself that window with Alchemist and you will melt through most people. Maintaining all of your back-bar buffs are a must for anyone. They give you great mitigation and mobility all while proccing your sets non-stop. You can rely on your back-bar to turtle if needed until you find the right time to engage.


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
6/26/2022- no changes for high isle
9/12/2022- skills and weapons changed
11/18/2022- no changes
3/27/2023 – no changes
6/23/2023- no changes
8/24/2023- no changes for update 39
11/6/2023- changed monster set