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Magicka Sorcerer Solo PVE Build Elder Scrolls Online

Magicka Sorcerer Solo

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Welcome to my Magicka Sorcerer Solo PVE Build for The Elder Scrolls Online.

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 Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows.

The Build is using a combination of Sorcerer and Destruction Staff Skills to help you deal with any enemy.

For a Magicka Sorcerer Pet PVE Build take a look at Overlord.

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

You can find more Builds in the Sorcerer Builds page.

Armor Sets

Iceheart: Perfect Monster Set for the Build. Creates a shield when you deal Critical Damage, that protects you from attacks and deals damage to the enemy.

False God’s Devotion: A great Magicka sustain set. Reduces the cost of your Magicka abilities and restores Magicka whenever you kill an enemy.

Medusa: Good Magicka DPS Set that boosts Spell Critical and Critical Damage. Tzogvin’s Warband as an alternative.

Ring of the Pale Order to further boost your self healing.

Sets Location

Iceheart: Veteran Direfrost Keep, Glirion the Redbeard

(Perfect)False God’s Devotion: Elsweyr, (Veteran)Sunspire Trial

Medusa: Arx Corinium Dungeon

Tzogvin’s Warband: Frostvault Dungeon

Ring of the Pale Order: Antiquities Reward

HeadIceheartHeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersMedusa/IceheartHeavy/MediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Legs(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfect)False God's DevotionLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceMedusaJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusaJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingRing of the Pale Order/MedusaJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffMedusaFlamePreciseFlame Damage
StaffMedusaLightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

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

Ilambris: Vet. Crypt of Hearts I, Glirion the Redbeard

Law of Julianos: Wrothgar – Crafted

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

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


 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Crushing ShockElemental Drain
Skill 2Crystal FragmentsUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3Boundless StormCritical Surge
Skill 4Hardened WardDark Conversion
Skill 5Summon Volatile FamiliarSummon Volatile Familiar
Ultimate SkillShooting StarGreater Storm Atronach

Crushing Shock: Your main offensive skill. Very important thanks to its interrupt function.

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

Boundless Storm: Great boost to our resistances and good AOE damage.

Hardened Ward: Your shield ability. Very important for your and your Pets survival.

Summon Volatile Familiar: Pet that can DPS and stun enemies with its ability.

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

Elemental Drain: 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: Great AOE shock damage that sets concussed enemies off balance and explodes for more damage at the end.

Critical Surge: Essential for survival. Passive heals every time you deal Critical Damage.

Dark Conversion: Restores magicka and heals.

Greater Storm Atronach: Main Ultimate, great against single targets and group of enemies.

Passive Skills

  • 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


Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, 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, Plentiful Harvest

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


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

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


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


Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Lover for better Spell Penetration.


High Elf – Dark Elf – Breton

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.


Before you start your attack, activate Hardened Ward, buff yourself with Critical Surge, Boundless Storm and apply Elemental Drain.

Attack with Unstable Wall of Elements, Volatile Familiar switch bars and continue with Crushing Shock x 5-6, until you have to re apply Unstable Wall of Elements.

Always use Crystal Fragments when it is ready and instant. Re apply Critical Surge, Boundless Storm and Elemental Drain when necessary. Use Hardened Ward to protect yourself and your Pet. Activate Volatile Familiar for extra damage and to stun enemies and Dark Conversion to restore Magicka and Heal.

Use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before skills!

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