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Stamina Sorcerer PVE Build – Tempest

Stamina Sorcerer PVE Build

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Tempest is a strong Stamina Sorcerer PVE Build with different setups for Solo and Group gameplay. The idea behind Tempest is to apply constant pressure to your targets with your DOTs-AOE skills so you can finish them faster with your burst damage.

Tempest is an excellent Build for “farming” areas with many groups of enemies but can be very effective against single targets as well.

For a Two Handed Stamina Sorcerer PVE Build take a look at Wrecker. 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 Stamina 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)Arms of Relequen: Best in Slot Stamina DPS set in ESO at the moment.

Kinras’s Wrath: Great DPS Set. Berserking Warrior is a nice alternative set.

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

(Perfected)Merciless Charge: Powerful Ability Altering Set that can boost damage.

Grisly Gourmet: Great offensive set that boosts Critical damage and grants Empower. Aegis Caller as an alternative.

Sets Location

Slimecraw: Veteran Wayrest Sewers I, Maj Al-Ragath

(Perfected)Arms of Relequen: (Veteran) Cloudrest Trial, Summerset

Kinras’s Wrath: Black Drake Villa Dungeon

(Perfected)Merciless Charge: (Veteran) Maelstrom Arena

Harpooner’s Wading Kilt: Antiquities Reward

Berserking Warrior: Hel Ra Citadel Trial

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

Grisly Gourmet: Red Petal Bastion Dungeon

Aegis Caller: Unhallowed Grave Dungeon

Group Gameplay

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, to achieve the best damage possible.

HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Stamina
Shoulders(Perfected) Arms of Relequen/Kjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Hands(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Chest(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Waist(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
Feet(Perfected) Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Handed WeaponKinras's WrathDaggerNirnhoned/PrecisePoison
One Handed WeaponKinras's WrathDaggerChargedFire Damage
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless ChargeGreatswordInfusedWeapon Damage

Solo/Group Gameplay

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

HeadKjalnar's NightmareMedium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceGrisly GourmetJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingGrisly GourmetJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
RingGrisly GourmetJewelBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
One Handed WeaponGrisly GourmetDaggerNirnhoned/PrecisePoison
One Handed WeaponGrisly GourmetDaggerChargedFire Damage
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless ChargeGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

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

Stormfist: Veteran Tempest Island, Glirion the Redbeard

Hunding’s Rage: Reaper’s March, Bangkorai, The Rift – Crafted

Night mother’s Gaze: Reaper’s March, Bangkorai, The Rift – Crafted

Morkuldin: Wrothgar – Crafted

HeadStormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
ShouldersStormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Stamina
HandsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
LegsHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
ChestHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
WaistHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
FeetHunding's RageMediumDivinesMax. Stamina
NecklaceNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
RingNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinJewelRobustStamina Recovery/Weapon Damage
One Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinDaggerPrecise/NirnhonedPoison
One Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinDaggerPrecise/ChargedAbsorb Stamina/Fire Damage
Two Handed WeaponNight Mother's Gaze/MorkuldinGreatsword/Battle Axe/BowInfusedWeapon Damage


 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Daedric Prey/DegenerationStampede
Skill 2Crystal WeaponCarve
Skill 3Barbed TrapHurricane
Skill 4Summon Volatile FamiliarSummon Volatile Familiar
Skill 5Bound Armaments/Razor CaltropsBound Armaments/Critical Surge
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerGreater Storm Atronach

Daedric Prey: Deals damage and boosts Pets’ damage. Degeneration as an alternative.

Crystal Weapon: Our powerful spammable.

Barbed Trap: Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.

Summon Volatile Familiar: Pet that deals damage and assists with DPS.

Bound Armaments: Activate to summon Daggers and use them to boost our DPS. It also gives a bonus to our Max. Stamina and light attack damage. When playing solo you can replace this skill on your front bar with Razor Caltrops and on your back bar with with Resolving Vigor or Critical Surge for heals.

Flawless Dawnbreaker: It buffs our weapon damage and deals great direct and DOT damage.

Stampede: Powerful AOE damage skill.

Carve: Great Bleed damage skill that applies a shield.

Hurricane: Increases our defenses and is constantly hurting our targets with its AOE-DOT damage.

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

Bow Back-Bar

If you wish to play with Bow as your Back-Bar Weapon, just replace Stampede and Carve with Endless Hail and Poison Injection.

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


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

Passive: Tireless Discipline, Piercing, Battle Mastery, Mighty, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Eldritch Insight


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

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


Slottable Stars: Bloody Renewal, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

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


We are using Artaeum Takeaway Broth as Food and Essence of Weapon Power as Potions.


Attribute Points

All points to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Thief


Dark Elf – Orc – Khajiit

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.


Drink a potion, activate Bound Armaments, Critical Surge(when solo), set your Barbed Trap, cast Razor Caltrops(when solo).

Use Stampede, Carve, Hurricane and switch bars.

Continue with Summon Volatile Familiar, Bound Armaments, Daedric Prey, Rapid Strikes x3, Bound Armaments, Rapid Strikes x3, Barbed Trap, Bound Armaments or Razor Caltrops(when solo), switch bars. Stampede, Carve, Hurricane, Critical Surge(when solo), switch bars and continue.

Reapply Bound Armaments when necessary and use your Ultimates when ready, Greater Storm Atronach first, then Flawless Dawnbreaker.

Always Light Attack before every skill/action!

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