Solo Magicka Sorcerer Build
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CritStorm – A Solo Magicka Sorcerer Build / MagSorc

ESO Magicka Sorcerers are the archetypical magic-based toon. They bring excellent damage at range. With access to boundless storm and critical surge they also have unrivaled self healing in combat.

  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 or Breton
    • I choose High Elf for its high damage. Breton is a fantastic alternative for solo content however as it brings some nice spell resistance and improved sustain. For other great alternatives visit our race guide here!
  • Mundus: Shadow
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 64
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 0
  • Consumables
    • Food: Witchmother’s Potent Brew (or Clockwork Citrus Filet if you are struggling with something)
    • Potion: Essence of Magicka
      • we dont need to splurge on the expensive potions because we get those buffs from our skills instead
  • Vampire
    • Not this patch

GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadIceheartHeavyDivinesMagicka
ShoulderMother’s SorrowLightDivinesMagicka
ChestFalse GodsLightDivinesMagicka
BeltFalse GodsLight Divines Magicka
ShoesFalse GodsLight Divines Magicka
HandsFalse GodsLight DivinesMagicka
PantsFalse GodsLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage (or mag recovery)
Ring 1Mother’s SorrowJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage (or mag recovery)
Ring 2Mother’s SorrowJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage (or mag recovery)
Weapon 1Mother’s SorrowInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant/ Absorb Magicka
Weapon 2MaelstromInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Domihaus drops in Falkreath Hold
  • 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
HeadIceheartHeavyDivinesMagicka
ShoulderIceheartMediumDivinesMagicka
ChestNecropotenceLightDivinesMagicka
BeltNecropotenceLight Divines Magicka
ShoesNecropotenceLight Divines Magicka
HandsNecropotenceLight DivinesMagicka
PantsNecropotenceLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Mother’s SorrowJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage / Mag Recovery
Ring 2Mother’s SorrowJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage / Mag Recovery
Weapon 1Mother’s SorrowInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant/ Absorb Magicka
Weapon 2Mother’s SorrowInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Iceheart is dropped in Direfrost Keep
  • Necropotence is dropped in Rivenspire (domen, chests, delves, public dungeons, world bosses)
  • Mother’s Sorrow is dropped in Deshan (dolmen, chests, delves, public dungeons, world bosses)
    • Mother’s Sorrow Chest Farm Guide here.

SKILL LINEAGE

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
eso skills haunting curse Haunting Curse Daedric CurseSorcerer > Daedric Summoning
eso skills force pulse Forse Pulseeso skills force shock Force ShockWeapon > Destruction Staff
Crystal Fragments Crystal Shard Sorcerer > Dark Magic
ESO Skils Inner Light Inner LightESO Skill Mageelight MagelightGuild > Mage’s Guild
eso skills summon twilight matriarch Summon Twilight Matriarch Summon Winged TwilightSorcerer > Daedric Summoning
Ice CometESO Skills Meteor MeteorGuild > Mages Guild
ESO Skills Elemental Blockade Unstable Wall of ElementsESO Skills Wall of Elements Wall of ElementsWeapon > Destruction staff
Boundless Storm Lightning FormSorcerer > Storm Calling
eso skills critical surge Critical Surgeeso skills critical surge Surge Sorcerer > Storm Calling
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

ROTATION

Rotation is dynamic. Keep all dots up but prioritize Boundless Storm and Critical Surge. Cast Forse Pulse when your dots are up, and only use crystal shards after it procs.


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: 4th Passive
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
    • 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: 27
  • THE STEED
    • Ironclad: 81
    • Spell Shield:16
  • THE LADY
    • Thick Skinned: 48
    • Elemental Defender: 49
    • Hardy: 49

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