The Matriarch – Sorcerer Healer PvE Build

Build Written By: Dottz Gaming & Wigglytooth – PC NA

Role: Healer

Patch: Wrathstone

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
    1. Gear
    2. Attributes
    3. Skills
    4. Champion Points
    5. Other Important Info (Food, Mundus, Race, Potions, Passives)
  3. Tips & Misc
  4. Contact Info
  5. Update Log

Introduction

Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Sorcerer Healer PvE Build, the Matriarch, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for PvE of all kinds: trials, dungeons and general PvE. It provides excellent healing and group buffing potential.  Your pet is pretty tanky with shields, and should always be kept alive for optimum healing potential.

Setup

Gear

Sorcerer Healer PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Earthgore Heavy Infused Prismatic Vet Bloodroot Forge
Shoulders Earthgore Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Legs Perfect Vestment of Olorime Light Infused Prismatic Cloudrest
Chest Perfect Vestment of Olorime Light Infused Prismatic Cloudrest
Belt Perfect Vestment of Olorime Light Divines Magicka Cloudrest
Boots Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Necklace Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Ring Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Ring Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Perfect Timeless Blessing Restoration Powered Weapon and Spell Damage Asylum Sanctorium
Weapon 2 Perfect Vestment of Olorime Lightning Charged Absorb Magicka Cloudrest
Sorcerer Healer PvE Build – Alternate
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Nightflame Heavy Infused Prismatic Vet Elden Hollow 2
Shoulders Nightflame Medium Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Legs Spell Power Cure Light Infused Prismatic White-Gold Tower
Chest Spell Power Cure Light Infused Prismatic White-Gold Tower
Belt Spell Power Cure Light Divines Magicka White-Gold Tower
Boots Necropotence Light Divines Magicka Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Necklace Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Ring Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Ring Necropotence Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Rivenspire or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Spell Power Cure Restoration Powered Weapon and Spell Damage White-Gold Tower
Weapon 2 Spell Power Cure Lightning Charged Absorb Magicka White-Gold Tower

Gear Notes

Vestment of Olorime: Olorime has quickly become a favorite among healers and for good reason. The set is like Spell Power Cure but much easier to proc, which gives it the spot as the main set within healer builds.  If you don’t have Summerset Isles though, Spell Power Cure will still be your best option.

Necropotence: Amazing set for sorcerer healers because of the matriarch pet. This gives us a massive boost to our healing by adding a ton of maximum magicka to the build. If you need a more utility based set for the group, you can look at Jorvuld’s Guidance to increase your buff durations, or The Worm's Raiment for better group sustain in magicka-heavy groups.

Earthgore: Now that we can run a monster set on healers, Earthgore is perfect for that spot.  Adds a lot of healing when healing severely injured party members, making it much easier for you to heal back up a group of players who are low on HP. If you dont have access to Earthgore, Nightflame is a viable replacement.

Attributes

Put points into health until you are around the 18k threshold, then the rest into magicka.

Skills

Front bar – Restoration Staff:

  1. Healing Springs – This is your main spammable heal.  Make sure to hit as many people as you can so it will lower the mana cost of the spell.
  2. Combat Prayer – This is an excellent buff to players. Hit it once every 8 seconds on your group to have them ripping through stuff with a little bit of protection to boot.
  3. Energy Orbs – Hit this to regenerate group resources. It’s expensive and the synergy can only be used about every 10 seconds by any one player.
  4. Twilight Matriarch – This is the most important skill for sorc healers.  Be aware of your pet at all times.  If your pet dies you will be at a disadvantage.  Using it’s skill will deliver a massive heal to itself and 2 other group members.  It also provides the extra magicka from Necropotence.
  5. Bound Aegis – The extra resists and 8% Magicka is nice.
  6. ULT – Light’s Champion – The sorcerer’s 15% lowered Ultimate cost from the Powered Stone passive will make this skill almost always available.  Use this then the Matriarch skill when things go badly.

Back bar – Lightning Staff:

  1. Empowered Ward – A shield for you, your pet and a nice 10% Magicka regen buff for the group.  Try to keep this up.
  2. Elemental Blockade – Use this when everyone is at full health and you need to get some damage done. Good for the Off Balance proc giving group members more damage.
  3. Elemental Drain – Makes the enemy defenses weaker and gives a nice Magicka regen for the group.
  4. Twilight Matriarch – You need to double bar this skill or the pet would despawn on weapon switch.  It’s so good you want to do it anyway.
  5. Bound Aegis – Keeping the extra resists and 8% Magicka
  6. Ultimate – Aggressive Horn – Buffing your group, use on boss fights.

NOTE: For fights requiring instantaneous purges, you can swap in Efficient Purge into your loadout. For Veteran Trials, fitting Overflowing Altar into your loadout will also be very important since it offers a LOT of healing inside of a trials environment, and the synergy can be the difference between a group-mate living or dying.

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 810 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Blessed – 100
  • Elfborn – 72
  • Spell Erosion – 27
  • Elemental Expert – 43
  • Thaumaturge – 28

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Warlord – 56
  • Arcanist – 75
  • Tenacity – 75
  • Tumbling – 44
  • Shadow Ward – 20

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Ironclad – 66
  • Hardy – 49
  • Elemental Defender – 49
  • Thick Skinned – 56
  • Spell Shield – 39
  • Bastion – 11

CHAMPION POINT 300 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Blessed – 56
  • Elfborn – 40
  • Elemental Expert – 4

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Arcanist –  49
  • Tenacity – 49
  • Warlord – 2

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Ironclad –  23
  • Hardy – 23
  • Elemental Defender – 23
  • Thick Skinned – 23
  • Spell Shield – 8

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Witchmother’s Potent Brew – Max Health, Max Magicka and Magicka Recovery

Mundus

Atronach – Magicka Recovery

Race

Argonian
Breton
Khajiit

Potions

Any Magicka restoration potions or spell power potions.

Passives

Daedric Summoning (all), Unholy Knowledge, Capacitor, Expert Mage, Restoration Staff (all), Destruction Staff (all), Undaunted (all), Light Armor (all), Heavy Armor (all except those requiring 5 pieces worn), Medium Armor (all except those requiring 5 pieces worn), Racial (all), Medicinal Use (alchemy), Vampire (all, optional)

Tips & Misc.

  1. Be aware of your pet at all times.  Keep him shielded with Empowered Ward and healed by using its healing skill.
  2. Keep your group buffed with Combat Prayer every 8 seconds.
  3. Use Healing Springs liberally.
  4. Watch group resources to know when to throw out orbs.

Contact

If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @Dottz or @Wiggly about the build!

Update Log

1/15/2018 – Build created
2/22/2018 – CP updated
6/7/2018 – Build updated for Summerset (Gear / CP Updated)
9/6/2018 – CP Updated for wolfhunter
11/7/2018 – CP updated for murkmire
2/28/2019 – Build writer added, front bar staff changed, back bar enchant changed