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Magicka Sorcerer PVP

Nemesis is a lethal burst damage Magicka Sorcerer PVP Build in ESO, designed for Battlegrounds and open world PVP. The build offers insane burst damage that can destroy your targets in a moment and great survivability. Our Armor Sets and skills strengthen our damage potential and offer options to replenish our Magicka so we can keep fighting. Nemesis is a No Pet Magsorc PVP Build!

The goal of Nemesis is to kill enemies as fast as possible but also to survive attacks from multiple enemies. If things start going south you can always escape and reset the fight. If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Sorcerer Beginner Guide. For a Pet Magicka Sorcerer PVP Build you can take a look at Legion. You can find more Builds in the Sorcerer Builds page.

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Magicka Sorcerer PVP Build Setup

The Build is designed to deal massive burst damage but can also help you survive against multiple enemies. Thanks to the Weapons and Skills we are using, Nemesis can be an asset for your group as a damage dealer but also by providing heals. Spinner’s Garments is another great set you can use!

HeadGaze of Sithis/BalorghHeavyImpenetrable/InfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ShouldersBalorghLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
HandsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
LegsShacklebreakerLightImpenetrable/InfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
ChestShacklebreakerHeavyImpenetrable/InfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
WaistShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
FeetShacklebreakerLightImpenetrableMax. Magicka
NecklaceHeartland ConquerorJewelInfusedSpell Damage
RingHeartland ConquerorJewelInfusedSpell Damage
RingHeartland ConquerorJewelInfusedSpell Damage
StaffHeartland ConquerorFlameSharpenedEscapist's Poison IX
Staff(Perfected)Precise Regeneration/Heartland ConquerorRestorationDefendingDrain Health Poison IX

Armor Sets for Magicka Sorcerer PVP Build

Skills for Magicka Sorcerer PVP Build

The following skills will help you deal massive damage and kill your targets! Lots of utility skills will help you heal yourself and your group as well as make it easier to escape and reset fights.

Destructive ClenchEndless FuryCrystal FragmentsHardened WardElemental Susceptibility/Elemental DrainPower Overload
StreakRadiating RegenerationBoundless StormCritical Surge/Power SurgeDark ConversionLight's Champion
  • Destructive Clench(Destructive Touch): Our “opener” skill. We use it to knock back enemies.
  • Endless Fury(Mages’ Fury): Our most lethal skill. Most of our kills will come by using Endless Fury.
  • Crystal Fragments(Crystal Shard): A skill with insane burst damage that also helps with our sustain. Basically our “finisher” when combined with Endless Fury.
  • Hardened Ward(Conjured Ward): Our shield ability. Very important for our survival.
  • Elemental Susceptibility(Weakness to Elements): Powerful Debuff. Can also use Elemental Drain(Weakness to Elements) for better sustain.
  • Power Overload(Overload): Powerful offensive Ultimate!
  • Streak(Bolt Escape): Our escape method. We can use this skill offensively as well, to stun enemies. Try not to spam it too much.
  • Radiating Regeneration(Regeneration): Heal ability.
  • Boundless Storm(Lightning Form): Great boost to our resistances and good AOE damage.
  • Critical Surge(Surge): Boosts Spell Damage and provides passive heals. Power Surge as an alternative for group heals.
  • Dark Conversion(Dark Exchange): We use Dark Conversion to replenish our magicka but also as a heal ability.
  • Light’s Champion(Panacea): Our defensive Ultimate. Massive heal and a boost to Critical Damage.

Passive Skills for Magicka Sorcerer PVP Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Sorcerer PVP 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
  • 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 PVP 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: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Ironclad
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


  • Slottable: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Out of Sight, Fleet Phantom, Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment


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

Consumables for Magicka Sorcerer PVP Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet as food and Essence of Immovability as Potions.

Escapist’s Poison IX and Drain Health Poison IX as Poisons.

For Potions and Poisons Recipes you can take a look at my Alchemy Guide!

Info for Magicka Sorcerer PVP Build

Several important info for the Magsorc PVP 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 Apprentice for better Spell Damage or the Atronach for better Magicka Recovery.

What Race is Best for Magicka Sorcerer PVP Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Breton is the best Race for a Magicka Sorcerer PVP 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 PVP Build

Buff yourself with Boundless Storm and Critical Surge. Make sure to keep those two skills always active. Activate Power Overload and start your attack with Elemental Susceptibility/Drain, Endless Fury, continue with Destructive Clench and finish your target with Crystal Fragments(when active). Most enemies will die from one only combo.

Do not forget to use Dark Conversion to replenish your Magicka and heal yourself. Use your Shield and Radiating Regeneration when in need, to survive and heal your team. Escape with Streak if you have to. Finally use your Ultimates appropriately to finish enemies or save yourself and allies. Always Light Attack before skills to boost damage and take advantage of Power Overload!

FAQ – Magicka Sorcerer PVP Build

Is Magicka Sorcerer good for PVP?

The Magicka Sorcerer is a super strong Class for PVP in ESO. You can use a Magsorc PVP Build with Pets or without, depending on your preferred play style. For a No Pet Magsorc PVP Build you can take a look at this Build. For a Pet Magsorc PVP Build you can take a look at this Build.

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