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Sorcerer Magicka DPS PVE Build – Mag Sorc – ESO Elsweyr

This is a Sorcerer Magicka DPS build for ESO, intended for most players. The build is updated for Elsweyr. If you have any questions about the Sorcerer Magicka DPS build, leave a comment below.

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Sorcerer Magicka DPS Build Index

Sorcerer Magicka DPS Build Basics

Best Sorcerer Magicka DPS Race: High Elf (Altmer) > Breton > Dark Elf (Dunmer) > Khajit

Sorcerer Magicka DPS Attributes: All Magicka

Should I play as a Vampire as a Sorcerer Magicka DPS: Yes.

Best Mundus Stone for a Sorcerer Magicka DPS: The Shadow

Best Potion for Sorcerer Magicka DPS: Essence of Spell Power (Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth )

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Best Food for Sorcerer Magicka DPS:
Double Bloody Mara or Solitude Salmon Millet or Witchmother’s Potent Brew.

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Sorcerer Magicka DPS Build Skills

What are the best weapons to use as a Sorcerer Magicka DPS? It is recommended that you Destruction Staff (Fire) on both bars.

sorcerer magicka dps pve build skills in ESO

Sorcerer Magicka DPS Main Bar – Fire Staff:

Slot 1: Deadric Prey

Slot 2: Crystal Fragments

Slot 3: Elemental Weapon

Slot 4: Bound Aegis

Slot 5: Summon Twilight Tormentor

Ultimate: Shooting Star

Sorcerer Magicka DPS Alternate Bar – Fire Staff:

Slot 1: Elemental Blockade

Slot 2: Lightning Flood

Slot 3: Hardened Ward

Slot 4: Channeled Acceleration

Slot 5: Summon Twilight Tormentor

Ultimate: Greater Storm Atronach

Sorcerer Magicka DPS Build Passive Skills

Dark Magic: All

Daedric Summoning: All

Siphoning Passives: All

Storm Calling: All

Light Armor Passives: All

Heavy Armor Passives: Resolve – Constitution – Juggernaut

Medium Armor Passives: Dexterity – Wind Walker – Improved Sneak – Athletics

Vampire Passives: Supernatural Recovery – Undeath – Dark Stalker

Psijic Order Passives: All

Mages Guild Passives: All

Fighters Guild Passives: Banish the Wicked

Undaunted Passives: All

Racial Passives: All

Alchemy Passives: Medicinal Use

Sorcerer Magicka DPS Build Champion Points

The first bolded number indicated below is for an 810 champion point build. The second number within the ( ) is for 300 champion point builds.

If you need to gain more champion points fast, see our ESO Leveling Guide.

The Mage Champion Points (Blue)

The Ritual: 40 (31) Thaumaturge

The Atronach: 66 (20) Master-At-Arms – 13 (2) Staff Expert

The Apprentice: 56 (27) Elemental Expert – 66 (20) Elfborn – 29 Spell Erosion

The Thief Champion Points (Green)

The Shadow: 52 Shadow Ward – 52 Tumbling

The Lover: 100 (49) Arcanist – 23 Tenacity

The Tower: 43 (2) Warlord

The Warrior Champion Points (Red)

The Lady: 49 (23) Hardy – 49 (23) Elemental Defender – 48 (23) Thick Skinned

The Steed: 81 (31) Ironclad – 43 Spellshield

Sorcerer Magicka DPS Build Gear

There is a lot of Sorcerer Stamina gear to choose from. Below is a selection of viable gear, and below that a suggested end-game setup.

  • Burning Spellweave – City of Ash 1 & 2
  • Perfect False God’s Devotion – Veteran Sunspire
  • Ilambris – Crypts of Hearts 1
  • Law of Julianos – Crafted
  • The Maelstrom’s Inferno Staff – Maelstrom Arena
  • Magnus’ Gift – Crafted
  • Mantle of Siroria – Cloudrest
  • Mother’s Sorrow: – Deshaan / Guildtrader
  • Perfect Mantle of Siroria – Cloudrest
  • Spell Strategist – Rewards of the Worthy / Guildstore
  • Valkyn Skoria – City of Ash 2
  • Willpower – Guildstore
  • Zaan – Scalecaller Peak

If you need gold to buy gear for your build, check out our ESO Gold Farming Guide, with tips on how to make tons of ESO gold.

Head: Zaan Weight: Heavy Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Shoulders: Zaan Weight: Medium Trait: Divines Enchantment: Magicka

Chest:Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect False God’s Devotion – Mother’s Sorrow Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Gloves: Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect False God’s Devotion – Mother’s Sorrow Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant:Magicka

Legs: Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect False God’s Devotion – Mother’s Sorrow Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Belt: Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect False God’s Devotion – Mother’s Sorrow Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Boots: Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect False God’s Devotion – Mother’s Sorrow Weight: Light Trait: Divines Enchant: Magicka

Necklace: Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect False God’s Devotion – Mother’s Sorrow Type: Jewelry Trait: Arcane Enchant: Spell Damage

Rings: Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect False God’s Devotion – Mother’s Sorrow Trait: Arcane Enchant: Spell Damage

Fire Staff One: Burning Spellweave – Law of Julianos – Perfect False God’s Devotion – Mother’s Sorrow Trait: Infused Enchant: Fire

Fire Staff Two: The Maelstrom’s Inferno Staff Trait: Infused Enchant: Abosorb Magicka

This Sorcerer Magicka build is continuously updated, leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions!

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James Betts

Thursday 25th of June 2020

Is there anything from Greymoore worth adding to this build?