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Magicka Sorcerer Solo

Welcome to my Magicka Sorcerer Solo PVE Build for ESO! The Build is designed for players that prefer to play Solo, challenging themselves in any type of PVE content. You can use it to defeat Overworld Bosses, farm Public Dungeons, complete 4-man Dungeons in Normal or Veteran Difficulty and Solo Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena, Vateshran Hollows and Infinite Archive. The Build is using a combination of Sorcerer and Destruction Staff Skills to help you deal with any enemy. If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Sorcerer Beginner Guide. For a Magicka Sorcerer Pet PVE Build take a look at Overlord. You can find more Builds in the Sorcerer Builds page.

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Magicka Sorcerer Solo Build Setup

The following Build will help you complete almost every Solo activity in The Elder Scrolls Online! From the easiest Overland content to Solo Arenas and 4-man Dungeons alone! You can use the Law of Julianos set for a starter, more beginner approach, or the (Perfect)False God’s Devotion for better sustain. The Ring of the Pale Order is a great Mythic Item you can use for better healing.

HeadIceheart/SlimecrawLight/MediumDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingRing of the Pale OrderJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffPillar of NirnLightningPrecise/ChargedShock Damage
StaffPillar of Nirn/(Perfected)Crushing WallLightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective setup that will help you play as a Magicka Sorcerer Solo 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/LightningPrecise/ChargedFlame/Shock Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Magicka Sorcerer Solo

Skills for Magicka Sorcerer Solo

The following Skills will help you complete every Solo activity with success!

Crushing ShockCrystal FragmentsBoundless StormHardened WardSummon Volatile FamiliarFlawless Dawnbreaker
Elemental DrainUnstable Wall of ElementsCritical SurgeBarbed TrapSummon Volatile FamiliarSummon Charged Atronach
  • Crushing Shock(Force Shock): Your main offensive skill. Very important thanks to its interrupt function.
  • Crystal Fragments(Crystal Shard): A skill with insane burst damage that also helps with sustain.
  • Boundless Storm(Lightning Form): Great boost to our resistances and good AOE damage.
  • Hardened Ward(Conjured Ward): Your shield ability. Very important for your and your Pets survival.
  • Summon Volatile Familiar(Summon Unstable Familiar): Pet that can DPS and stun enemies with its ability.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): It buffs weapon damage and deals great direct and DOT damage.
  • Elemental Drain(Weakness to Elements): Very important sustain skill. Debuffs the enemies with Major Breach and returns magicka to you thanks to its minor magickasteal effect.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great AOE shock damage that sets concussed enemies off balance and explodes for more damage at the end.
  • Critical Surge(Surge): Essential for survival. Passive heals every time you deal Critical Damage.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Summon Charged Atronach(Summon Storm Atronach): One of our Ultimates. Deals Shock damage, sets enemies concussed and grants Major Berserk to allies.

Passive Skills for Magicka Sorcerer Solo

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

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • All 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 Solo

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, Reaving Blows
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Precision, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, 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: Siphoning Spells/Celerity, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality, Fortified
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Magicka Sorcerer Solo

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet/Witchmother’s Potent Brew and Essence of Spell Power/Magicka as Potions.

Info for Magicka Sorcerer Solo

Several important info for the Magicka Sorcerer Solo 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 Lover for better Spell Penetration.

What Race is Best for Magicka Sorcerer Solo Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Breton is the Best Race for a Sorcerer Solo 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 Solo

Before you start your attack, activate Hardened Ward, buff yourself with Critical Surge, Boundless Storm, set Barbed Trap and apply Elemental Drain. Attack with Unstable Wall of Elements, Volatile Familiar switch bars and continue with Crushing Shock as your spammable. Keep attacking with Crushing Shock and re cast the other skills when necessary. Always use Crystal Fragments when it is ready and instant. Use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before skills to boost damage!

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