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Hybrid Sorcerer DPS Build

Thunder is a Magicka based Hybrid Sorcerer DPS PVE Build, relying on Shock damage, Pets and Melee abilities to clear content! The goal of the build is to provide a fun, mixed gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content with success. Below you can find different setups depending on the type of content you wish to complete, the difficulty and the gear you wish to wear!

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 Magicka Sorcerer Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Sorcerer Builds page.

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Hybrid Sorcerer DPS 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 use Berserking Warrior, Kinras’s Wrath or (Perfected)Coral Riptide as alternative sets.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecrawLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading KiltMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Arms of RelequenMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless ChargeGreatswordInfusedWeapon 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. Order’s Wrath is another great Set you can use.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadKjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetKinras's WrathMediumDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerNirnhonedFire Damage
One Hand WeaponPillar of NirnDaggerChargedPoison
Two Handed Weapon(Perfected)Merciless Charge/Pillar of NirnGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

There are various sets you can use as a beginner. Armor Sets that can help you understand the play-style while boosting your Stamina and Magicka offensive capabilities. Some of these sets are:

Stormfist, Selene, Ilambris as full Monster Sets. A combination of Hunding’s Rage, Law of Julianos, Night mother’s Gaze, Morkuldin or Armor of the Seducer can work well.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadIlambris/StormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIlambris/StormfistHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceHunding's RageJewelArcane/RobustMagicka Recovery/Spell Damage
RingHunding's RageJewelArcane/RobustMagicka Recovery/Spell Damage
RingHunding's RageJewelArcane/RobustMagicka Recovery/Spell Damage
One Hand WeaponHunding's RageDaggerNirnhoned/PreciseFire Damage
One Hand WeaponHunding's RageDaggerInfused/ChargedAbsorb Magicka or Stamina/Poison
Two Handed WeaponHunding's RageGreatsword/Battle AxeInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Hybrid Sorcerer DPS Build

Skills for Hybrid Sorcerer DPS 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 1Elemental WeaponStampede
Skill 2Crystal FragmentsCarve
Skill 3Endless FuryBarbed Trap
Skill 4Summon Volatile FamiliarSummon Volatile Familiar
Skill 5Daedric PreyDark Conversion/Critical Surge
Ultimate SkillGreater Storm AtronachShooting Star
  • Elemental Weapon(Imbue Weapon): Our main skill & spammable.
  • Crystal Fragments(Crystal Shard): A skill with insane burst damage that also helps with our sustain.
  • Endless Fury(Mages’ Fury): Execute Ability. Use it when enemy is below 20% Health.
  • Summon Volatile Familiar(Summon Unstable Familiar): Can DPS and assist in fight.
  • Daedric Prey(Daedric Curse): Boosts the damage of our Pets.
  • Greater Storm Atronach(Summon Storm Atronach): Our primary Ultimate. Summons another strong Pet that stuns enemies and deals shock damage.
  • Stampede(Critical Charge): Powerful AOE damage skill.
  • Carve(Cleave): Great Bleed damage skill that applies a shield.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Very good DOT damage and a boost to our Critical Damage.
  • Dark Conversion(Dark Exchange): Heals and restores Magicka. Can replace it with Critical Surge(Surge) for passive heals.
  • Shooting Star(Meteor): Our secondary Ultimate. Good to use if you want to build up your Ultimate fast.

Passive Skills for Hybrid Sorcerer DPS Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Hybrid Sorcerer 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
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Hybrid Sorcerer DPS 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: Biting Aura, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes/Fighting Finesse, Weapons Expert/Backstabber

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

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 Hybrid Sorcerer DPS Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet or Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch and Essence of Spell Power as Potions.

Info for Hybrid Sorcerer DPS Build

Several important info for the Hybrid Sorcerer 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 Hybrid Sorcerer DPS Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton is the best Race for a Hybrid Sorcerer 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

Neither is necessary.

Rotation for Hybrid Sorcerer DPS Build

Drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap and attack with Stampede, Carve x2. Switch bars and continue with Daedric Prey, Summon Volatile Familiar, Elemental Weapon until you have to re apply Stampede. Make sure to re cast Daedric Prey when necessary and attack with Crystal Fragments when it procs and is instant!

Switch bars, Stampede, Carve, Barbed Trap, switch bars and continue. Heal yourself and restore Magicka with Dark Conversion. When the enemy’s Health drops below 20% start using Endless Fury as spammable/execute. Use your Ultimates when ready and always Light Attack before every skill to boost your damage!

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