ESO Magicka Sorcerer

ESO Solo Magicka Sorcerer Build

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:


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SOLO MAGICKA SORCERER BUILD – MAGSORC

  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, Dark Elf or Breton
    • 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: Lover
  • 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 Critical
      • we dont need to splurge on the expensive potions if running critical surge, we get those buffs from our skills instead


TRIAL GEAR – SOLO MAGICKA SORCERER BUILD

In this section, we will go over all the gear for those that want to, or are willing to do trials for the Solo Magicka Sorcerer DPS build. This gear is not required for the build. The other gear options perform nearly as well and can do all content!

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadStormfist / SlimecrawLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMagicka
ChestWhorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMagicka
BeltWhorl of the DepthsLight Divines Magicka
ShoesWhorl of the DepthsLight Divines Magicka
HandsWhorl of the DepthsLight DivinesMagicka
PantsWhorl of the DepthsLightDivines Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Pillar of NirnJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Ring of the Pale orderJewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Pillar of Nirn
Pillar of Nirn
Dagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Charged
Fire Enchant
Poison Enchant
Weapon 2Maelstrom StaffFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment
  • Zaan’s drops in Scalecaller Peak (dungeon)
  • Stormfist drops in Vet Tempest Island
  • Whorl of the Depths drops in Dreadsail Reef (Trial)
  • Pillar of Nirn Drops in Falkreath Hold (Dungeon)
  • Ring of the Pale Order
    **Feel Free to Mix and Match DLC / Non DLC loadouts

DUNGEON GEAR – SOLO MAGICKA SORCERER BUILD

This is the best gear you can collect from dungeons for the solo magicka sorcerer build.

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadIceheartLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderIceheart (Pillar of Nirn if Wearing ROPO)MediumDivinesMagicka
ChestAuroran’s ThunderLightDivinesMagicka
BeltAuroran’s ThunderLight Divines Magicka
ShoesAuroran’s ThunderLight Divines Magicka
HandsAuroran’s ThunderLight DivinesMagicka
PantsAuroran’s ThunderMediumDivines Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1Pillar of NirnJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Ring of the Pale Order (Or Pillar of Nirn if you don’t have ROPO)Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1Pillar of Nirn
Pillar of Nirn
Dagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Charged
Fire Enchant
Poison Enchant
Weapon 2Maelstrom StaffFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment
  • Iceheart drops in Direfrost Keep (dungeon)
  • Auroran’s Thunder drops in Depths of Malatar (dungeon)
  • Pillar of Nirn drops in Falkreath Hold (dungeon)
  • ——NON-DLC LOADOUT OPTIONS————
  • Order’s Wrath is Crafted (replaces Auroran’s Thunder)
  • Burning Spellweave Drops in City of Ash (Dungeon) (replaces Pillar of Nirn)
  • Ring of the Pale Order

NON-DLC GEAR – SOLO MAGICKA SORCERER BUILD

This is the best gear you can collect without having access to any DLC Content. Don’t worry its incredibly powerful!

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadIceheartLightDivinesMagicka
ShoulderIceheartLightDivinesMagicka
ChestOrder’s WrathLightDivinesMagicka
BeltOrder’s WrathLight Divines Magicka
ShoesOrder’s WrathLight Divines Magicka
HandsOrder’s WrathLight DivinesMagicka
PantsOrder’s WrathLightDivines Magicka
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 1BriarheartJewelry BloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Briarheart (Ring of the Pale Order if you have it)Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage
Weapon 1BriarheartDagger
Dagger
Nirnhoned
Charged
Fire Enchant
Poison
Weapon 2BriarheartFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment
  • Iceheart drops in Direfrost Keep (dungeon)
  • Julianos is Crafted (can be purchased at guild traders)
  • Order’s Wrath is Crafted (can be purchased at guild traders)
  • Briarheart drops in Wrothgar but can be purchased at guild traders
  • ***NOTE: NONE ALL OF THE GEAR IN THE STARTER GEAR SECTION CAN BE FOUND OR BOUGHT WITHOUT OWNING ANY DLC

SKILLS – SOLO MAGICKA SORCERER BUILD

Solo Magicka Sorcerer Skills

Daedric PreyCrystal FragmentsBarbed TrapDeadly CloakSummon Volatile FamiliarFlawless Dawnbreaker
Eso Skills Daedric Preyeso skills crystal fragmentsESO Skills Barbed Trapeso skills deadly cloakeso skiiills summon volatile familiarESO Skills Flawless Dawnbreaker
Unstable Wall of ElementsBoundless StormEmpowered WardCritical SurgeSummon Volatile FamiliarGreater Storm Atronach
ESO Skills Elemental Blockadeeso skills boundless stormeso skills empowered wardeso skills critical surgeeso skills volatile familiarESO Skills Greater Storm Atronach


SKILL LINEAGE – SOLO MAGICKA SORCERER BUILD

The solo magicka sorcerer skills listed above are the preferred skills. Here is where you can find those recommended skills, as well as a few honorable mentions.

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 Barbed Trap Barbed TrapESO Skills Trap Beast Trap BeastGuild > Fighters
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 deadly cloak Deadly Cloakeso blade cloak Blade CloakWeapon > Dual Wield
eso skills critical surge Critical Surgeeso skills critical surge SurgeSorcerer > Storm Calling
ESO Skills Flawless Dawnbreaker Flawless DawnbreakerESO Skills Dawnbreaker DawnbreakerGuild > Fighters

ROTATION – SOLO MAGICKA SORCERER BUILD

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


PASSIVES – SOLO MAGICKA SORCERER BUILD

  • CLASS
    • All passives
  • WEAPON
    • Staff: All Passives for the weapons used
  • ARMOR
    • Light Armor: All Passives
      Medium Armor: All Passives
  • WORLD
    • None
  • GUILDS
    • Fighters Guild: First 4 Passives
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
    • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS – SOLO MAGICKA SORCERER BUILD

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
570-720Wrathful Strikes(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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Credits

Skill descriptions are based off of ESO Skillbook, an amazing resource for all things ESO!