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. This ESO solo magicka sorcerer build will cover the following:

  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
    • Khajiit, Dark Elf, High Elf are great for burst 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: Thief
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 64
    • Health: 0
    • Stamina: 0
  • Consumables
    • Food:
      • Ghastly Eye Bowl (preferred if you have enough health)
      • 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 if running critical surge, we get those buffs from our skills instead. However if you are running the two pet setup it may be worth it to use the Essence of Spell Power potions when tackling difficult content

GEAR

In this section, we will go over all the gear for the Solo Magicka Sorcerer DPS build.

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSlimecrawMediumDivinesMagicka
ShoulderBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMagicka
ChestMedusaHeavyDivinesMagicka
BeltBurning SpellweaveLight Divines Magicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLight Divines Magicka
HandsBurning SpellweaveLight DivinesMagicka
PantsBurning SpellweaveLight Divines Magicka
NecklaceMedusaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1MedusaJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Ring of the Pale orderJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1MedusaInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2MaelstromInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Wayrest I (dungeon)
  • Burning Spellweave drops in City of Ash (dungeon)
  • Medusa drops in Arx Corinium (dungeon)
  • Honorable Mention: False God’s Drops in Sunspire (trial)
  • Maelstrom drops in the Maelstrom Arena (wrothgar arena)
  • Ring of the Pale Order

STARTER GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadSlimecrawMediumDivinesMagicka
ShoulderBurning SpellweaveLightDivinesMagicka
ChestJulianosLightDivinesMagicka
BeltBurning SpellweaveLight Divines Magicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLight Divines Magicka
HandsBurning SpellweaveLight DivinesMagicka
PantsBurning SpellweaveLightDivines Magicka
NecklaceJulianosJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1JulianosJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Ring of the Pale OrderJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1JulianosInferno
Staff
PreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2JulianosInferno StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

  • Slimecraw drops in Wayrest I(dungeon)
  • Julianos is Crafted (can be purchased at guild traders)
  • Burning Spellweave drops in City of Ash (dungeon)
  • Ring of the Pale Order <—-Guide on how to find!

SKILL LINEAGE

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
eso skills empowered ward Empowered Wardeso skills conjured ward Conjured WardSorcerer > Daedric Summoning
Crystal Fragments Crystal Shard Sorcerer > Dark Magic
Eso Skills Daedric Prey Daedric Preyeso skills daedric curse Daedric CurseSorcerer > Daedric Summoning
eso skiiills summon volatile familiar Summon Volatile FamiliarESO Skills Summon Unstable Clannfear Summon Unstable FamiliarSorcerer > Daedric Summoning
eso skills summon twilight tormentor Summon Twilight Tormentoreso skills winged twilight Summon Winged TwilightSorcerer > Daedric Summoning
ESO Skills Greater Storm Atronach Greater Storm Atronacheso skiills storm atronach Summon Storm AtronachSorcerer > Daedric Summoning
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 consuming trap Consuming Trapeso skills soul trap Soul TrapWorld > Soul Magic
eso skills critical surge Critical Surgeeso skills critical surge SurgeSorcerer > Storm Calling
eso skills elemental rage Elemental Rageelemental storm Elemental StormWeapon > Destruction Staff
ESO Skils Inner Light Inner LightESO Skill Mageelight MagelightGuild > Mage’s Guild

ROTATION

Rotation is dynamic. Keep all dots up but prioritize Boundless Storm and Critical Surge. Cast Crystal Fragments when your dots are up.

  • Stop activating your Twilight Tormentor at 50%
    eso skills summon twilight tormentor


PASSIVES

  • CLASS
    • All passives
  • WEAPON
    • Staff: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Light Armor: All Passives
  • WORLD
    • None
  • GUILDS
    • Mages Guild: 4th Passive
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
    • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

In this section, we will go over the Solo Magicka Sorcerer champion point setup.

Warfare Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-60Precision20
60-210Fighting Finesse (slot)50
210-270Piercing20
270-420Deadly Aim (slot)50
420-570Master at Arms(slot)50
570-720Thaumaturge(slot)50
720-780Eldritch Insight20
780-810Quick Recovery10
810-870Preparation20
870-930Flawless Ritual20
930-1020War Mage30
1020-1080Flawless Ritual20
1080-1140Elemental Aegis20
1140-1200Hardy20
1200-1230Quick Recovery10
1230-1290Blessed20
1290-1350Tireless Discipline20
1350-1410Battle Mastery20
1410-1500Mighty30
1500-1560Battle Mastery20

Fitness Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Boundless Vitality (slot)50
150-300Rejuvenation (slot)50
300-345Tumbling15
345-375Mystic Tenacity10
375-435Heros Vigor20
435-585Siphoning Spells (slot)50
585-735Fortified (slot) 50
735-780Tumbling15
780-840Defiance20
840-864Hasty8
864-924Tireless Guardian20
924-1014Fortification30
1014-1038Hasty8
1038-1098Sprinter20
1098-1188Savage Defense30-
1188-1206Nimble Protector6
1206-1266Bashing Brutality20
1266-1386Mystic Tenacity40
1386-1406Piercing Gaze10
1406-1556Tempered Soul50
1556-1616Piercing Gaze20

Craft Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Steed’s Blessing (slot)50
150-300Breakfall50
300-345Wanderer15
345-375Steadfast Enchantment10
375-465Rationer (slot)30
465-690Liquid Efficiency (slot)75
690-870Wanderer60
870-990Steadfast Enchantment40
990-1140Fortune’s Favor50
1140-1290Gilded Fingers50
1290-1380Out of Sight30
1380-1500Fleet phantom40
1500-1599Soul Reservoir33
1599-1749Treasure Hunter (slot)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45
1884-2034Meticulous Disassembly50
2034-2259Master Gatherer75

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