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ESO Magicka Sorcerer Vampire DPS PVE Build – Baelnorn

Magicka Sorcerer Vampire PVE

Baelnorn is a Sorcerer Vampire PVE Build for Solo and Group gameplay. This Magicka Sorcerer PVE Build is utilizing the Vampire skill-line and is optimized for Vampire Stage 3. Baelnorn combines the Sorcerer’s Pets and Skills with Vampire active and passive abilities to allow you to complete almost every PVE content.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Sorcerer Beginner Guide. For a non Vampire Magicka Sorcerer PVE Build you can take a look at Stormborn or Overlord.

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Magicka Sorcerer Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Sorcerer Builds page.

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Magicka Sorcerer Vampire PVE Build Setup

The Build offers different setups, depending on the difficulty of the content you wish to complete but also the gear you wish to wear! Below you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using Trial gear and it aims to achieve the best damage possible. You can also wear (Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania or (Perfected) Mantle of Siroria instead of (Perfected)Whorl of the Depths.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsMedium/LightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathInfernoPreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing WallInfernoInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

No-Trial Gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content. This setup is perfect if you do not wish to farm Trials for specific Armor Sets.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadKjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ChestOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathFlamePreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/Kinras's WrathFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a Magicka Sorcerer Vampire early in the game!

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
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

Armor Sets for Magicka Sorcerer Vampire PVE Build

Skills for Magicka Sorcerer Vampire PVE Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo gameplay.

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Arterial BurstUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 2Crystal FragmentsBarbed Trap
Skill 3Endless FurySimmering Frenzy
Skill 4Summon Twilight Tormentor/Summon Twilight MatriarchSummon Twilight Tormentor/Summon Twilight Matriarch
Skill 5Bound AegisStructured Entropy/Critical Surge
Ultimate SkillGreater Storm AtronachShooting Star
  • Arterial Burst(Eviscerate): Main offensive skill/spammable.
  • Crystal Fragments(Crystal Shard): A 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 Twilight Tormentor(Summon Winged Twilight): Our Pet. When playing solo you can replace it with the Summon Twilight Matriarch(Summon Winged Twilight) morph for heals.
  • Bound Aegis(Bound Armor): Slotted the Max. Magicka bonus. No need to activate it when fighting.
  • Greater Storm Atronach(Summon Storm Atronach): Our primary Ultimate. Summons another strong Pet that stuns enemies and deals shock damage.
  • 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.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage but we are mainly using it for the boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Simmering Frenzy(Blood Frenzy): Great boost to Spell Damage at the cost of Health.
  • Structured Entropy(Entropy): Deals good Magic Damage and heals. Replace with Critical Surge(Surge) for Solo gameplay.
  • Shooting Star(Meteor): Secondary Ultimate. Good to use if you want to build up your Ultimate fast.

Passive Skills for Magicka Sorcerer Vampire PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Sorcerer Vampire PVE 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
  • Vampire Passives: Feed, Dark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows, Undeath
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Magicka Sorcerer Vampire PVE 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, Backstabber/Reaving Blows

Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Precision, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Blessed, Tireless Discipline

Craft

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

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

Fitness

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

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

Consumables for Magicka Sorcerer Vampire PVE Build

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

Info for Magicka Sorcerer Vampire PVE Build

Several important info for the Magicka Sorcerer Vampire DPS PVE 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 Magicka Sorcerer Vampire PVE Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton are the best options for a DPS focused 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

Vampire Stage 3 at least.

Rotation for Magicka Sorcerer Vampire PVE Build

Drink a potion, cast Critical Surge(when solo), Barbed Trap, Simmering Frenzy, attack with Unstable Wall of Elements, Summon Twilight Tormentor(while the enemy’s HP is above 50%), Structured Entropy, switch bars and continue with Arterial Burst x5-6.

Switch bars, Unstable Wall of Elements, Barbed Trap, Summon Twilight Tormentor(while the enemy’s HP is above 50%), Structured Entropy, switch bars and continue.

Always use Crystal Fragments when it procs. When the enemy’s Health drops below 20% replace Arterial Burst with Endless Fury. Activate Greater Storm Atronach when ready and always Light Attack before every skill to boost your damage.

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