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One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS

A fun and strong One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build for Solo and Group Gameplay in ESO! The build is using the Oakensoul Ring Mythic Item to boost its damage and capabilities! Thanks to the buffs from this ring, we can focus only on offensive skills and achieve great damage with this one bar build! The Build is offering a Light Attack Weaving Setup as well as a pure Heavy Attack Setup!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Sorcerer Beginner Guide. For a traditional Magicka Sorcerer PVE Build, you can take a look at Overlord. You can find more Builds in the Sorcerer Builds page.

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One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build Setup

The following setup will help you complete almost every PVE content in The Elder Scrolls Online! You can use the Law of Julianos set for a starter, more beginner approach. The Order’s Wrath Crafted Set is a great alternative. You can also replace Aegis Caller with the Pillar of Nirn Set if you wish.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersAegis CallerMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Legs(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingAegis CallerJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponAegis CallerDaggerChargedFlame Damage
One Hand WeaponAegis CallerDaggerChargedPoison

Armor Sets for One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

Skills for One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo Gameplay. This setup is meant for Light Attack Weaving.

Daedric PreyCrystal FragmentsEndless FurySummon Volatile FamiliarSummon Twilight Tormentor/Critical SurgeSummon Charged Atronach
  • Daedric Prey(Daedric Curse): Boosts the damage of Pets.
  • Crystal Fragments(Crystal Shard): Main spammable skill with insane burst damage that also helps with 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 Summon Twilight Matriarch(Summon Winged Twilight) or Critical Surge(Surge) for heals.
  • Summon Charged Atronach(Summon Storm Atronach): Deals Shock damage, sets enemies concussed and grants Major Berserk to allies.

One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build – Heavy Attack Setup

For an effective Heavy Attack Setup, you can use the following gear.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
ShouldersSergeant’s MailHeavyDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
HandsStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
LegsStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
ChestStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
WaistStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
FeetStorm MasterMediumDivinesMax. Magicka/Stamina
NecklaceSergeant’s MailJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingSergeant’s MailJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingOakensoul RingJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffSergeant’s MailLightningCharged/PreciseShock Damage

Skills for One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build – Heavy Attack Setup

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo Gameplay. This setup is meant for Heavy Attacks.

Daedric PreyUnstable Wall of ElementsHurricaneSummon Volatile FamiliarSummon Twilight Tormentor/Critical SurgeSummon Charged Atronach
  • Daedric Prey(Daedric Curse): Boosts the damage of Pets.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Strong AOE damage skill.
  • Hurricane(Lightning Form): Strong AOE damage skill.
  • 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 Summon Twilight Matriarch(Summon Winged Twilight) or Critical Surge(Surge) for heals.
  • Summon Charged Atronach(Summon Storm Atronach): Deals Shock damage, sets enemies concussed and grants Major Berserk to allies.

Passive Skills for One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your One Bar 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 One Bar 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.

Warfare

  • Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Fighting Finesse, Wrathful Strikes/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, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)

Fitness

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

Consumables for One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet and Essence of Magicka/Tri-Stat Potions.

Info for One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

Several important info for the One Bar 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 One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton is the best race for a Magicka Sorcerer DPS 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 One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build

Cast Critical Surge(when Solo) and attack with Daedric Prey, Summon Volatile Familiar, Summon Twilight Tormentor(only when enemy’s HP is above 50%), Crystal Fragments. Keep attacking with Crystal Fragments and re apply Critical Surge(when Solo), Daedric Prey, Summon Volatile Familiar, Summon Twilight Tormentor(only when enemy’s HP is above 50%) when necessary. Once the enemy’s HP drops below 20% replace Crystal Fragments with Endless Fury. Always use Crystal Fragments when it procs(even below 20% HP) and your Ultimate when it is ready. Light Attack before every skill to boost damage.

Rotation for One Bar Magicka Sorcerer DPS Build – Heavy Attacks

Cast Critical Surge(when Solo), Hurricane and attack with Daedric Prey, Summon Volatile Familiar, Summon Twilight Tormentor(only when enemy’s HP is above 50%), Unstable Wall of Elements. Assist with Heavy Attacks and re-cast the skills when necessary. Use your Ultimate when it is ready.

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