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Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

Overlord is an easy but powerful Magicka Sorcerer DPS PVE Build. The Build is using its Pets to deal damage, draw aggro and heal itself. Below you can find different setups depending on the type of content you wish to complete, the difficulty and the gear you wish to wear!

The Sorcerer is a strong Shock damage based Class in ESO with several useful Pets and utility skills at its arsenal. Overlord is the closest you can get to a Summoner Build in ESO. If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Sorcerer Beginner Guide. For a non-Pet Magicka Sorcerer PVE Build, take a look at Stormborn. You can find more Builds in the Sorcerer Builds page.

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Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build Setup

The Build offers different setups, depending on the difficulty of the content you wish to complete but also the gear you wish to wear! Below you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using Trial gear and it aims to achieve the best damage possible. You can also wear (Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania or (Perfected) Mantle of Siroria instead of (Perfected)Whorl of the Depths.

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 NirnLightningPreciseShock Damage
Staff(Perfected)Crushing WallLightningInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

No-Trial Gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content. This setup is perfect if you do not wish to farm Trials for specific Armor Sets.

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 RitualistLightningPreciseShock Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/Unleashed RitualistLightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a Magicka Sorcerer early in the game!

HeadIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. 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/LightningPreciseFlame/Shock Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

Skills for Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content. There are also alternative skills for Solo Gameplay.

Elemental Weapon/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 MatriarchGreater Storm Atronach
  • Force Pulse(Force Shock)/Elemental Weapon(Imbue Weapon): Our main skill & spammable. Use Force Pulse for Solo gameplay and Elemental Weapon when in a group.
  • Crystal Fragments(Crystal Shard): A skill with insane burst damage that also helps with our sustain.
  • Endless Fury(Mages’ Fury): Execute Ability. Use it when enemy is below 20% Health.
  • Summon Volatile Familiar(Summon Unstable Familiar): One of our two Pets. Volatile Familiar can DPS and stun enemies with its ability.
  • Summon Twilight Tormentor(Summon Winged Twilight): Our other Pet. When playing solo replace it with the Summon Twilight Matriarch morph as your only self-heal ability.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): It buffs weapon damage and deals great direct and DOT damage.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Our great AOE shock damage that sets concussed enemies off balance and explodes for more damage at the end.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Daedric Prey(Daedric Curse): Boosts the damage of our Pets. Replace it with Elemental Drain(Weakness to Elements) for Solo gameplay.
  • Greater Storm Atronach(Summon Storm Atronach): Our primary Ultimate. Summons another strong Pet that stuns enemies and deals shock damage.

Passive Skills for Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Sorcerer 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

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup 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.


  • Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Fighting Finesse/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

Consumables for Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet and Essence of Spell Power 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 DPS Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton is the best Race 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

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/Elemental Weapon as your spammable. When Crystal Fragments procs and is instant use it immediately.

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

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