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Stamina Sorcerer PvE Build ESO – The Storm Ballista

Stamina Sorcerer PvE Build ESO – The Storm Ballista

Build Written By: D_Ho & Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Stonethorn

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. Resource Management & Rotation
  4. Veteran Maelstrom Arena
  5. Tips & Misc.
  6. Contact
  7. Update Log

Introduction

Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Stamina Sorcerer Build PvE, the Storm Ballista, for the Elder Scrolls Online!  This guild will be bringing you my most updated version of my stamsorc PvE dps build.  The biggest change in this variation of the build is the swap to 2H weapons opposed to the standard Duel Wield /Bow set up.

NOTE: Not Claiming this build as 100% my own, PvE dps follows a pretty strict meta so just about every other creator will have this build or a very similar one.

Setup

Gear

Stamina Sorcerer PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Selene Medium Divines Stamina Vet Selene’s Web
Shoulders Selene Medium Divines Stamina Undaunted Chest
Gloves Perfect Arms of Relequen Medium Divines Stamina Vet Cloudrest
Legs Perfect Arms of Relequen Medium Divines Stamina Vet Cloudrest
Chest Perfect Arms of Relequen Medium Divines Stamina Vet Cloudrest
Belt Perfect Arms of Relequen Medium Divines Stamina Vet Cloudrest
Boots Perfect Arms of Relequen Medium Divines Stamina Vet Cloudrest
Necklace Berserking Warrior Jewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage Hel Ra Citadel
Ring Berserking Warrior Jewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage Hel Ra Citadel
Ring Berserking Warrior Jewelry Bloodthirsty Weapon Damage Hel Ra Citadel
Weapon 1 Berserking Warrior 2h Axe Sharpened Double DoT Poisons Hel Ra Citadel
Weapon 2 Perfected Thunderous Volley Bow Infused Berserker Veteran Maelstrom Arena
Stamina Sorcerer PvE Build – Beginner
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Night Mother's Gaze Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Shoulders Night Mother's Gaze Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Gloves Hunding's Rage Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Legs Hunding's Rage Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Chest Hunding's Rage Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Belt Hunding's Rage Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Boots Hunding's Rage Medium Divines Stamina Crafted
Necklace Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage Imperial City or Guild Trader
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage Imperial City or Guild Trader
Ring Agility Jewelry Robust Stamina Recovery Imperial City or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Night Mother's Gaze 2h Axe Sharpened Poison Crafted
Weapon 2 Night Mother's Gaze Bow Infused Weapon Damage Crafted

Alternate Gear

Below is a list of alternate sets you can craft farm or buy until you can get your hands on that juicy meta gear.

  • Vicious ophidian (Craglorn Trials)
  • Briarheart (Wrothgar)
  • Deadly strike (PvP)
  • Ravager (PvP)
  • Lokkestiiz (Sunspire)
  • Hundings Rage (crafted)
  • New Moon Acolyte (crafted)

Attributes

All points into Stamina.

Skills

Wrecking Blow Executioner Summon Unstable Clannfear Bound Armaments Barbed Trap Flawless Dawnbreaker
Endless Hail Critical Surge Hurricane Bound Armaments Summon Unstable Clannfear Greater Storm Atronach

Main Bar – 2h: Wrecking Blow, Executioner, Summon Unstable Clannfear, Bound Armaments, Barbed Trap, Flawless Dawnbreaker

Back Bar – Bow: Endless Hail, Critical Surge, Hurricane, Bound Armaments, Summon Unstable Clannfear, Greater Storm Atronach

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 810 SETUP

Feel free to move points around as needed. No CP set ups are ever “end all be all” – this is just a guideline.

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Mighty – 64
  • Thaumaturge – 37
  • Precise Strikes – 61
  • Piercing – 36
  • Master-at-Arms – 72

THE THIEF (GREEN)

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

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Hardy – 64
  • Elemental Defender – 64
  • Spell Shield – 27
  • Thick Skinned – 40
  • Ironclad – 56
  • Quick Recovery – 19

CHAMPION POINT 300 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Thaumaturge – 31
  • Precise Strikes – 28
  • Mighty – 27
  • Piercing – 14

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Mooncalf – 43
  • Tenacity – 43
  • Warlord – 12

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Hardy – 23
  • Elemental Defender – 23
  • Thick Skinned – 23
  • Ironclad – 31

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Artaeum Takeaway Broth or Dubious Camoran Throne – Increased Health, Stamina and Stamina Recovery

Mundus

Shadow – Increased Critical Damage

NOTE: If your gear isn’t fully gold it’s better to run the thief instead of shadow.

Race

There is a few races that this build would shine on. The best would be between Orc, Bosmer and Redguard

  • Orc gets a speed advantage along with health and damage making him a bit more tanky.
  • Redguard is probably the best choice for newer players due to the bonus to stam recovery.
  • Bosmer would also be a good choice due to their great sustain, plus reduced fall damage!

In case you were wondering, I play a Orc because I like the tankiness, speed and damage! Plus I play him in PvP as well.

Potions

  • Weapon Power Potions (Weapon Damage, Weapon Critical and Stamina.)
    • Requires Blessed Thistle, Dragonthorn and Wormwood to create.
  • Double DoT Poisons (2 damage over time effects)
    • Requires Fleshfly larvae, Nightshade and Emetic Russula to create.

Passives

All sorc passives except for rebate and expert summoner under the daedric summoning skill line, All Racial passives, All dual wield and Bow passives, Heavy armor- Resolve/ Constitution/ Juggernaut, Light armor- Recovery/ Evocation/ Spell warding, All medium armor passives, Fighters guild- Slayer/ Banish the wicked/ Skilled tracker, All unduanted passives, Alchemy – medicinal use

Resource Management & Rotation

LA = Light Attack

ROTATION

Have clannfear up, lay trap, and drop atro

Endless Hail > LA > Bar Swap

Wrecking Blow > LA 4X, then activate BA

The rotation is relatively dynamic Reapply Hail, Hurricane, Trap and Armaments as needed.

Be sure to activate Bound Armaments proc every 4 light attacks.

Use Storm Atronach on cooldown.

EXECUTE

During Execute phase ( 30% health and below) use same rotation but cast Executioner instead of Wrecking Blow.

FOR A BEGINNER FRIENDLY STATIC ROTATION

Endless Hail > LA > Hurricane > Bar Swap

(Wrecking Blow > LA) 4X > Bound Armaments > (Wrecking Blow > LA) 4X> Bound Armaments > LA> Barbed Trap > Bar Swap

TRASH FIGHTS

Use same rotation but swap Wrecking Blow for Carve.

Veteran Maelstrom Arena

Gear: I use 5 VO (Vicious Ophidian), 5 TFS (two fanged snake) and 2 Storm Fist.

Shrouded Daggers Rending Slashes Resolving Vigor Deadly Cloak Hurricane Flawless Dawnbreaker
Poison Injection Arrow Barrage Barbed Trap Dark Deal Critical Surge Ballista

Main Bar – Dual Wield: Shrouded Daggers, Rending slashes, Resolving vigor, Deadly cloak, Hurricane, Dawnbreaker of Smiting or Flawless Dawnbreaker
Back Bar – Bow: Poison injection, Arrow Barrage, Barbed trap, Dark Deal, Crit Surge, Ballista

Now proceed to beat face against keyboard and learn VMA, you can gather alot of info on it but you just need to get in there and learn it. Bring lots of soul gems!

Tips & Misc.

  • Be sure not to re-apply hurricane too early, it does most damage near the end of its effect.
  • If you are still struggling with sustain you can change one of your jewelry enchants to Stam Recovery.

Contact

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

Update Log

9/7/2017 – Build created.
11/22/2017 – Updated for CWC. VMA setup added, CP updated, abilities changed, rotation changed, Stormfist added in place of Velidreth for 2 piece monster set.
2/25/2018 – CP updated, final gear setup added, beginner setup is old final setup
7/9/2018 – Build overhauled for Summerset
9/10/2018 – CP Updated for Wolfhunter
11/7/2018 – CP updated for Murkmire
3/1/2019 – Mundus changed to Lover
5/22/2019 – Mundus, CP, and ravager changed to tooth of lok, gear weapon traits changed
5/30/2019 – updated beginner setup and added video for it
8/15/2019 – Skills/rotation updated for scalebreaker
10/27/2019 – Rotation updated for dragonhold
1/27/2020 – Big overhaul to give the build a pre-update for Harrowstorm
2/26/2020 – Rotation, CP and skills changed for harrowstorm
6/4/2020 – no changes for greymoor
8/24/2020 – gear changed for stonethorn