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Magicka Sorcerer Pet DPS PVE Build ESO

Overlord is a powerful Magicka Sorcerer Pet DPS Build for every type of PVE Gameplay in ESO! Summon an army of Pets to deal damage, draw aggro and heal you while clearing Solo and Group content in The Elder Scrolls Online. The build offers various setups that can help you clear both solo and group content, which makes it a flexible but strong option for PVE gameplay. The idea of Overlord is to summon as a many Pets as possible to deal damage and defeat enemies while you assist them with Strong Sorcerer Skills!

Overlord is an easy Magsorc PVE Build that offers several useful abilities and the closest you can get to a Summoner Build in ESO. For a No Pet Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build you can take a look at Stormborn. To learn more about the Sorcerer Class you can read my Sorcerer Beginner Guide. To challenge yourself in harder Solo Content, take a look at my Magicka Sorcerer Solo Build.

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Magicka Sorcerer DPS Pet PVE Build Setup ESO

Overlord is a powerful Staff Magicka Sorcerer PVE Build that can summon several Pets with its skills and Armor Sets! The Build also offers various setups for different levels of difficulty. Depending on the content you wish to complete you should change your gear based on the recommendations below! In this Magicka Sorcerer Build Guide you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial DPS Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using harder to find Trial gear and aims to help you achieve the best damage possible! If you wish to use the Build in harder group content, you should focus on getting the gear below. You can use this setup with a Mythic Set or a full Monster Set. Good alternative Sets include:

  • Bahsei’s Mania
  • Mantle of Siroria
  • Ansuul’s Torment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar’s NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths/Kjalnar’s NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner’s Wading Kilt/(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsMedium/LightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffPillar of NirnLightningPrecise/ChargedShock Damage
Staff(Perfected)Crushing WallLightningInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

The No-Trial Gear setup is meant for easier Solo but also easier Group PVE Gameplay. You can wear this setup if you are planning to play Overland content(Public Dungeons, World Bosses) or clear normal Dungeons. This setup is not strong enough to survive Solo Arenas like the Maelstrom ArenaVateshran Hollows and Infinite Archive. For this purpose you should use a dedicated Solo PVE Sorcerer Build.

HeadMaw of the InfernalLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersMaw of the InfernalLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceUnleashed RitualistJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingUnleashed RitualistJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingUnleashed RitualistJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffUnleashed RitualistLightningPrecise/ChargedShock Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/Unleashed RitualistLightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

This Magicka Pet Sorcerer Beginner Build Setup will help you play as a Magicka Sorcerer early in the game! The goal of this setup is to help you become familiar and more efficient with the Magicka Pet Sorcerer!

HeadIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivines Max. Magicka
ShouldersIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningPrecise/ChargedFlame/Shock Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build ESO

These are the Best Armor Sets you can use with the Magicka Sorcerer PVE Build for Solo or Group Gameplay and a few good alternative options.

Skills for Magicka Sorcerer DPS PVE Build ESO

The Skills of the Build summon strong Permanent and Temporary(Ultimate) Pets that can help you defeat enemies and clear content faster. You can also buff their Damage while assisting with your own AOE and Single Target Shock Damage. The Sorcerer Class is the Class of Lightning Damage in ESO!

Force PulseCrystal FragmentsEndless FurySummon Volatile FamiliarSummon Twilight Tormentor/Summon Twilight MatriarchFlawless Dawnbreaker
Unstable Wall of ElementsBarbed TrapDaedric Prey/Elemental DrainSummon Volatile FamiliarSummon Twilight Tormentor/Summon Twilight MatriarchSummon Charged Atronach
  • Force Pulse(Force Shock): Powerful spammable.
  • Crystal Fragments(Crystal Shard): A skill with insane burst damage that also helps with sustain.
  • Endless Fury(Mages’ Fury): Execute Ability. Use it when the enemy is below 20% Health.
  • Summon Volatile Familiar(Summon Unstable Familiar): Strong Pet. Volatile Familiar can DPS and stun enemies with its special ability.
  • Summon Twilight Tormentor(Summon Winged Twilight): DPS Pet. When playing solo replace it with the Summon Twilight Matriarch morph as your only self-heal ability.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): Buffs weapon damage and deals great direct and DOT damage.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great AOE damage skill.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage that also provides a boost to Critical Damage.
  • Daedric Prey(Daedric Curse): Boosts the damage of Pets. Replace it with Elemental Drain(Weakness to Elements) for Solo gameplay.
  • Summon Charged Atronach(Summon Storm Atronach): Primary Ultimate. Deals Shock damage, sets enemies concussed and grants Major Berserk to allies.

Passive Skills for Magicka Sorcerer DPS PVE Build ESO

Passive skills are always important for every character and can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Sorcerer Build. Try to unlock them as fast as possible, so you can become stronger and tackle harder content faster. These are the Passive Skills you should unlock for the Magicka Sorcerer Pet DPS PVE 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 DPS Build ESO

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. When allocating Champion points to Slottable and Passive Stars your primary goal is to create paths! Allocate the minimum required points to stars along your path in order to reach your desired Slottable Stars faster. Once you have unlocked all Stars, start allocating more Champion Points to them to fill them out. Focus on Slottable Stars first, then Passive Stars. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.


  • Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Fighting Finesse or Backstabber
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


  • Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)


  • Slottable Stars: Celerity, Fortified, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Food and Potions for Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

Clockwork Citrus Filet is the Best Food for the Build while Essence of Spell Power is the best option as Potions.

Info for Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

Several important info for the Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build. What Mundus to use, the best race for the build and how to assign your attribute points.

Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is best for Magicka Sorcerer Pet PVE Build ESO

The Best Race for the Magicka Sorcerer Pet DPS Build in ESO is High Elf. Dark Elf, Khajiit and Breton are nice alternative Races you can use for a DPS focused 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 DPS Build ESO

Drink a potion, apply Elemental Drain(when solo) and set your Barbed Trap. Attack with Unstable Wall of Elements, Daedric Prey(in group gameplay), switch bars, Summon Volatile Familiar, Summon Twilight Tormentor(in group gameplay and while the enemy’s HP is above 50%), Force Pulse as your spammable. When Crystal Fragments procs and is instant use it immediately.

Keep attacking with Force Pulse and reapply the other skills when necessary. When the enemy’s Health drops below 20% start using Endless Fury as your spammable and execute. Use your Ultimate when ready. Heal yourself with Summon Twilight Matriarch when solo. Always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost your damage.

Best Companion for Magicka Sorcerer Pet PVE Build ESO

If you wish to play Solo with the Magicka Sorcerer Pet DPS Build, you can bring along a mighty Companion! Companions in ESO are helpful allies that can assist you in combat. Every Companion can fulfill every role in the game and help you enjoy ESO more by clearing content faster or by simply interacting with them and their charming personality! There are various Builds you can use for every available ESO Companion!

As a DPS focused character my recommendation is to bring along a Tank or Healer Companion! To find out which ESO Companion is the Best in every role you can take a look at my ESO Best Companion Guide! To further maximize the potential of your chosen Companion, you can wear the Telvanni Efficiency Set! A Crafted Set that reduces the cooldown of your Companions abilities, improving their damage and overall effects and assisting you further in combat.

ESO Magicka Sorcerer Pet DPS PVE Build Summary

Overlord is a powerful Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build that will allow you to summon a small Pet Army in ESO! With the use of proper Skills and Armor Sets, you can summon up to four Pets in combat. Half of those Pets are permanent and the core of your Build, while the other two can offer valuable assistance in the form of an Ultimate Skill and a Set proc. Overlord relies on Pets to draw aggro, deal damage and even heal you and your group but can also deliver strong Shock damage and assist with DPS! A powerful and fun Magicka Sorcerer Pet DPS Build for ESO, perfect for players that enjoy commanding several Pets in PVE Gameplay!

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