Magicka Sorcerer Beginner
Welcome to my Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Build for ESO! The Build is designed for c160 and beyond and will help you level up but also farm better Armor Sets. You can use it to clear PVE content Solo or with a group! Thanks to its great sustain, you will never have to worry about resources. As you level up and unlock better gear you can upgrade to a stronger DPS or Solo Magicka Sorcerer Build. The Magicka Sorcerer relies a lot on shock damage based skills!
The Build is focusing on c160 and above simply because that is when having a proper build matters! Before you reach c160 all you have to worry about is leveling up and unlocking as many skill lines and skills as possible. c160 is also the gear cap in ESO, so after you hit that level every Set piece you drop is good to use forever! Here is a list of a few beginner guides that will help you level up faster and more efficiently as a Magicka Sorcerer:
- New Player Beginner Guide
- Sorcerer Beginner Guide
- Sorcerer Class Skills
- ESO Race Guide
- ESO Leveling Guide
- Best XP Grind Spots
- Best Beginner Sets
- Undaunted Pledges Guide
- Champion Points Guide
Table of Contents
Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Build Setup
The core of the Build is two Crafted 5-piece Sets that you can get easily from other players or even craft yourself! You can have the Sets ready and use them as soon as you reach c160! To complement the Build we are using Jewelry from the Willpower Set. Order’s Wrath is a great upgrade to Law of Julianos!
|Head||Armor of the Seducer/Ilambris||Light/Heavy||Divines||Max. Magicka|
|Shoulders||Armor of the Seducer/Ilambris||Light/Medium||Divines||Max. Magicka|
|Hands||Law of Julianos||Light||Divines||Max. Magicka|
|Legs||Law of Julianos||Light||Divines||Max.Magicka|
|Chest||Law of Julianos||Light||Divines||Max. Magicka|
|Waist||Law of Julianos||Light||Divines||Max. Magicka|
|Feet||Law of Julianos||Light||Divines||Max. Magicka|
|Necklace||Willpower/Armor of the Seducer||Jewel||Arcane||Magicka Recovery|
|Ring||Willpower/Armor of the Seducer||Jewel||Arcane||Magicka Recovery|
|Ring||Armor of the Seducer||Jewel||Arcane||Magicka Recovery|
|Staff||Armor of the Seducer||Flame||Precise||Absorb Magicka|
|Staff||Armor of the Seducer||Lightning||Infused||Weapon Damage|
Epic(purple) quality is more than enough for the Build. Your first goal is to farm a Monster Set to wear and replace Willpower Jewelry with Armor of the Seducer! Ilambris is a great option.
Armor Sets for Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Build
- Law of Julianos: Wrothgar – Crafted(Orsinium DLC required)
- Armor of the Seducer: Grahtwood, Stormhaven, Deshaan – Crafted
- Willpower: Random Daily Dungeon Reward, Imperial City(Imperial City DLC required)
- Ilambris: Veteran Crypt of Hearts 1, Glirion the Redbeard
- Order’s Wrath: High Isle, Crafted
Skills for Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Build
The following skills are strong against single targets and groups of enemies in PVE! They will also help you practice your Light Attack Weaving!
|Front Bar||Back Bar|
|Skill 1||Force Pulse||Lightning Flood|
|Skill 2||Crystal Fragments||Unstable Wall of Elements|
|Skill 3||Hardened Ward||Barbed Trap|
|Skill 4||Summon Volatile Familiar||Summon Volatile Familiar|
|Skill 5||Elemental Drain||Critical Surge|
|Ultimate Skill||Greater Storm Atronach||Elemental Rage|
- Force Pulse(Force Shock): Main skill & spammable.
- Crystal Fragments(Crystal Shard): A skill with insane burst damage that also helps with sustain.
- Hardened Ward(Conjured Ward): Shield ability that protects.
- Summon Volatile Familiar(Summon Unstable Familiar): Pet that can DPS and stun enemies with its ability.
- Elemental Drain(Weakness to Elements): Debuffs enemies and helps with sustain.
- Greater Storm Atronach(Summon Storm Atronach): Our primary Ultimate. Summons another strong Pet that stuns enemies and deals shock damage.
- Lightning Flood(Lightning Splash): Shock AOE damage skill.
- Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great AOE damage skill.
- Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to Critical Damage.
- Critical Surge(Surge): Passive healing and boost to damage.
- Elemental Rage(Elemental Storm): Secondary Ultimate.
A few more skills you can use include Summon Twilight Matriarch for an active healing ability, Daedric Prey, Bound Aegis, Endless Fury as an execute ability, Boundless Storm for better defense.
Passive Skills for Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Build
Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Build.
- All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
- All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
- Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
- Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
- Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
- Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
- Undaunted Passives
- Your Racial Passives
- Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions
Champion Points for Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Build
Below you will find the best Champion Points setup(c160) for the Build. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.
- Eldritch Insight: 10
- Quick Recovery: 10
- Tireless Discipline: 10
- Piercing: 10
- Presicion: 14
- Gilded Fingers: 18
- Fortune’s Favor: 10
- Wanderer: 15
- Steadfast Enchantment: 10
- Sprinter: 10
- Hasty: 8
- Hero’s Vigor: 10
- Siphoning Spells(Slottable): 10
- Rejuvenation(Slottable): 15
Consumables for Magsorc Beginner Build
We are using Witchmother’s Potent Brew and Essence of Magicka as Potions.
Info for Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Build
Several important info for the Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Build. What Mundus to use, the best race for the build and how to assign your attribute points.
All points to Magicka.
The Lover to boost Penetration or the Thief to boost Critical Chance.
What Race is best for Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Build
High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton is the best Race for a Magicka Build. Any Race with Magicka bonuses can work well though. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!
Vampire or Werewolf
Neither is necessary.
Rotation for Magicka Sorcerer Beginner Build
Buff yourself with Critical Surge, apply Elemental Drain and set your Barbed Trap. Attack with Lightning Flood, Unstable Wall of Elements, Volatile Familiar’s ability, Force Pulse. Keep attacking with Force Pulse as your spammable and re cast the other abilities when necessary. Always use Crystal Fragments when it procs and is instant! Protect yourself with Hardened Ward, use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before skills to boost damage!
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