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Magicka Sorcerer PVE Build – Stormborn

Magicka Sorcerer PVE

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Description

Stormborn is a Magicka Sorcerer PVE Build that relies on shock AOE-DOT damage but is also utilizing fire-based spells and Sets to achieve the best results. The build is balanced around solo and group gameplay, allowing you to experience every PVE content ESO has to offer.

The idea behind Stormborn is to weaken your targets with your debuffs, DOT and constant AOE shock damage before you can finish them with your strong burst skills. Stormborn is a perfect Magicka Sorcerer PVE Build for new players but also ESO veterans.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Sorcerer Beginner Guide.

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Magicka Sorcerer Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Sorcerer Builds page.

Armor Sets

One piece of Slimecraw for Group content to boost Critical Chance. Kjalnar’s Nightmare if you prefer a full Monster Set.

(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths: Strong Frost damage based Trial Set. (Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania or (Perfected) Mantle of Siroria as an alternative.

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: Powerful Ability Altering Set that boosts overall damage.

Kinras’s Wrath: Great DPS Set.

Mother’s Sorrow: Boosts Spell Critical and overall damage.

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Boosts Critical Chance and Critical Damage when dealing Direct Damage.

Auroran’s Thunder: Shock damage based DPS Set. Storm-Cursed’s Revenge as an alternative.

Sets Location

Slimecraw: Veteran Wayrest Sewers I, Maj Al-Ragath

(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths: (Veteran)Dreadsail Reef Trial

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Antiquities Reward

(Perfected)Crushing Wall: (Veteran) Maelstrom Arena

(Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania: (Veteran) Rockgrove Trial

(Perfected) Mantle of Siroria: (Veteran) Cloudrest Trial

Mother’s Sorrow: Deshaan, Overland

Kjalnar’s Nightmare: Vet. Unhallowed Grave, Urgarlag Chief-Bane

Auroran’s Thunder: Depths of Malatar Dungeon

Storm-Cused’s Revenge: Shipwright’s Regret Dungeon

Group Gameplay

Dedicated group focused build to achieve the best damage possible.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
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
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathInfernoPreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing WallInfernoInfusedWeapon Damage

Solo/Group Gameplay

No-Trial gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersMother's Sorrow/Kjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/Mother's SorrowLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetMother's SorrowLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceAuroran's ThunderJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingAuroran's ThunderJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingAuroran's ThunderJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffAuroran's ThunderLightningPreciseShock
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/Auroran's ThunderLightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

A beginner but effective setup to use until you can farm better gear.

Ilambris: Veteran Crypt of Hearts I, Glirion the Redbeard

Law of Julianos: Wrothgar – Crafted

Armor of the Seducer: Grahtwood, Stormhaven, Deshaan – Crafted

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
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 SeducerFlamePreciseFlame Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Skills

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Elemental Weapon/Force PulseMystic Orb/Lightning Flood
Skill 2Crystal FragmentsUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3Endless FuryBarbed Trap
Skill 4DegenerationCritical Surge
Skill 5Bound AegisDark Conversion
Ultimate SkillGreater Storm AtronachShooting Star

Force Pulse/Elemental Weapon: Our main skill & spammable. Use Force Pulse for Solo gameplay and Elemental Weapon when in a group.

Crystal Fragments: A skill with insane burst damage that also helps with sustain.

Endless Fury: Execute Ability. Use it when enemy is below 20% Health.

Degeneration: Strong Damage over Time skill that also boosts Damage.

Bound Aegis: We use this skill to get the Max. Magicka bonus. No need to activate it when fighting.

Greater Storm Atronach: Our primary Ultimate. Summons another strong Pet that stuns enemies and deals shock damage.

Mystic Orb: Strong AOE damage skill. Lightning Flood for a Shock based AOE.

Unstable Wall of Elements: Great AOE shock/fire damage.

Barbed Trap: Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.

Critical Surge: Strong passive heal.

Dark Conversion: Use it to restore magicka when low but also as a heal ability.

Shooting Star: Our secondary Ultimate. Good to use if you want to build up your Ultimate fast.

Passive Skills

  • 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

Warfare

Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Fighting Finesse, Backstabber

Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline

Craft

Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest

Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)

Fitness

Slottable Stars: Siphoning Spells, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet and Essence of Spell Power as Potions.

Info

Attribute Points

All points to Magicka

Mundus Stone

The Thief

Race

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation

Drink a potion, cast Critical Surge and set your Barbed Trap. Attack with Mystic Orb, Unstable Wall of Elements and switch bars.

Continue with Degeneration, Elemental Weapon(Force Pulse) x5-6 or until you have to reapply Unstable Wall of Elements. Switch bars, Mystic Orb, Unstable Wall of Elements, Barbed Trap, switch bars and continue. When Crystal Fragments procs and is instant use it immediately.

When the enemy’s Health drops below 20% start using Endless Fury as spammable/execute. Re apply Critical Surge when necessary. Use Dark Conversion to restore Magicka and Heal.

Activate Greater Storm Atronach when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action!

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