Wrathstorm – A Magicka Sorcerer Build

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Magicka Sorcerers are the archetypical magic-based toon. They bring excellent damage at range.

  1. Overview
    • Race
    • Mundus
    • Attributes
    • Consumables
    • Vampire
  2. Gear
  3. Skills
  4. Rotation
  5. Passives
  6. Champion Points
  7. Parse Time

OVERVIEW

  • Race: High Elf
    • I choose High Elf for its high damage, Magicka sustain was just improved so there really isn’t a need to go Breton. For other great alternatives visit our race guide here!
  • Mundus: Shadow
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 64
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 0
  • Consumables
    • Food: Artaeum Pickled Fish Bowl
      • Less Expensive alternative: Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup
    • Potion: Essence of Spell Power
  • Vampire
    • Not this patch

GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadMaw of the InfernalHeavyDivinesMagicka
ShoulderMaw of the InfernalMediumDivinesMagicka
ChestSiroriaLightDivinesMagicka
BeltSiroriaLight Divines Magicka
ShoesSiroriaLight Divines Magicka
HandsSiroriaLight DivinesMagicka
PantsSiroriaLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Mother’s SorrowJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Mother’s SorrowJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Mother’s SorrowInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant/ Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2MaelstromInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Maw of the Infernal drops in Banished Cells II
  • Siroria drops in Cloudrest (Trial)
  • Mother’s Sorrow is dropped in Deshan (dolmen, chests, delves, public dungeons, world bosses)
    • Mother’s Sorrow Chest Farm Guide here.

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadIlambrisHeavyDivinesMagicka
ShoulderIlambrisMediumDivinesMagicka
ChestBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMagicka
BeltBurning SpellweaveLight Divines Magicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLight Divines Magicka
HandsBurning SpellweaveLight DivinesMagicka
PantsBurning SpellweaveLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Mother’s SorrowJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Mother’s SorrowJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Mother’s SorrowInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant/ Damage Health Poison IX
Weapon 2Mother’s SorrowInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Ilambris is dropped in Crypt of Hearts I
  • Burning Spell Weave is dropped in City of Ash I and II
  • Mother’s Sorrow is dropped in Deshan (dolmen, chests, delves, public dungeons, world bosses)
    • Mother’s Sorrow Chest Farm Guide here.

SKILLS

Daedric PreyElemental Weapon / Blood For Blood*Crystal FragmentsMages’ WrathSummon Twilight TormentorIce Comet
Elemental BlockadeBoundless StormChanneled AccelerationMystic OrbSummon Twilight TormentorGreater Storm Atronach
ESO Skills Elemental BlockadeESO Skills Channeled AccelerationESO Skills Mystic Orb


Honorable Mentions:

*Blood For Blood can be a great substitute for Elemental Weapon if you would like to go the Vampire route! It does cost health, so be ready to manage that when you are not with a healer!

eso skills vampire blood for blood greymoor


Barbed Trap can be a great substitute for Channeled Acceleration
ESO Skills Barbed Trap
Empowered Ward can be slotted when you need more survivability


SKILL LINEAGE

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
Daedric Prey Daedric CurseSorcerer > Daedric Summoning
Elemental Weapon Imbue WeaponGuild > Psijic Order
Crystal Fragments Crystal Shard Sorcerer > Dark Magic
Mages’ Wrath Mages’ FurySorcerer > Storm Calling
Summon Twilight Tormentor Summon Winged TwilightSorcerer > Daedric Summoning
Ice CometESO Skills Meteor MeteorGuild > Mages Guild
ESO Skills Elemental Blockade Elemental BlockadeESO Skills Wall of Elements Wall of ElementsWeapon > Destruction staff
Boundless Storm Lightning FormSorcerer > Storm Calling
ESO Skills Channeled Acceleration Channeled Acceleration Accelerate Guild > Psijic Order
ESO Skills Mystic Orb Mystic OrbESO Skills Necrotic Orb Necrotic OrbGuild > Undaunted
ESO Skills Greater Storm Atronach Greater Storm Atronach Summon Storm AtronachSorcerer > Daedric Summoning
eso skills vampire blood for blood greymoor Blood for Bloodeso skills vampire eviscerate EviscerateWorld > Vampire

ROTATION

Rotation is dynamic. Keep all dots up but prioritize Blockade of Elements, Daedric Prey, Channeled Acceleration and Boundless

Execute: At 20%
Spammable is now Mages Wrath instead of Elemental Weapon


Stop casting Daedric Prey


PASSIVES

  • CLASS
    • All passives
  • WEAPON
    • Staff: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Light Armor: All Passives
    • Medium Armor: First 3 Passives
    • Heavy Armor: First 3 Passives
  • WORLD
    • None
  • GUILDS
    • Mages Guild: All Passives
    • Fighters Guild: First Four Passives
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
    • Psijic Guild: All
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

  • THE RITUAL
    • Thaumaturge: 31
  • THE ATRONACH
    • Master-at-Arms: 66
    • Staff Expert: 33
  • THE APPRENTICE
    • Elf Born: 66
    • Elemental Expert: 64
    • Spell Erosion: 10 (adjust as necessary)
  • THE SHADOW
    • Shadow Ward: 31
    • Tumbling: 56
  • THE LOVER
    • Arcanist: 64
    • Tenacity: 45
  • THE TOWER
    • Bashing Focus: 18
    • Warlord: 56
  • THE LORD
    • Quick Recovery: 32
  • THE STEED
    • Ironclad: 56
    • Spell Shield:62
  • THE LADY
    • Thick Skinned: 56
    • Elemental Defender: 64

PARSE TIME

  • Replace Channeled Acceleration with Barbed Trap
    ESO Skills Barbed Trap

  • Replace Mystic Orb with Dark Conversion

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