Sorcerer Tank PVE Build – Sorc Tank – ESO Elsweyr

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

Sorcerer tanks have good self healing and good survivability.

See our ESO Builds section for more builds.

Sorcerer Tank Build Index

Sorcerer Tank Build Basics

Best Sorcerer Tank Race: Nord > Argonian > Imperial > Orc

Sorcerer Tank Attributes: Change this to suit your needs. If you need more health, put more into health. Keep your stamina higher than your Magicka. 20 Magicka, 0 Health, 44 Stamina

Should I play as a Vampire as a Sorcerer Tank: Yes (optional).

Best Mundus Stone for a Sorcerer Tank: The Lord or The Lady

Best Potion for Sorcerer Tanks: Tri-Stat (Bugloss, Columbine and Mountain Flower)

Essence of health tri stat

Best Food for Sorcerer Tanks: Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce

Longfin pasty with melon sauce

Sorcerer Tank Build Skills

What are the best weapons to use as a Sorcerer Tank? It is recommended that you have one bar for one handed and shield, and one bar for either lightning or frost staves.

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Sorcerer Tank Main Bar – One Handed and Shield Skills:

Slot 1: Pierce Armor

Slot 2: Heroic Slash

Slot 3: Bone Surge

Slot 4: Spell Symmetry

Slot 5: Summon Unstable Clannfear

Ultimate: Shield Discipline

Sorcerer Tank Alternate Bar – Lightning / Frost Staff:

Slot 1: Boundless Storm

Slot 2: Elemental Blockade

Slot 3: Inner Rage

Slot 4: Dark Deal

Slot 5: Summon Unstable Clannfear

Ultimate: Aggresive Horn

Sorcerer Tank Build Passive Skills

Dark Magic Passives: All

Daedric Summoning Passives: All

Storm Calling Passives: All

One Hand and Shield Passives: All

Destruction Staff Passives: All

Heavy Armor Passives: All

Medium Armor Passives: Dexterity – Wind Walker – Athletics

Light Armor Passives: Evocation – Spell Warding – Grace

Vampire Passives: Supernatural Recovery – Undeath – Dark Stalker

Fighters Guild Passives: Banish the Wicked

Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept – Everlasting Will – Magicka Controller

Psijic Order Passives: Concentrated Barrier – Deliberation

Undaunted Passives: All

Racial Passives: All

Sorcerer Tank 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 Apprentice: 100 (100) Blessed

The Ritual: 40 Precise Strikes – 10 Piercing

The Atronach: 47 Physical Weapons Expert – 73 Master-At-Arms

The Thief Champion Points (Green)

The Shadow: 71 (44) Shadow Ward – 60 Tumbling

The Lover: 43 (43) Tenacity

The Tower: 66 (13) Warlord – 21 Bashing Focus – 9 Sprinter

The Warrior Champion Points (Red)

The Lady: 56 (27) Hardy – 56 (27) Elemental Defender – 56 (2) Thick Skinned

The Steed: 72 (44) Ironclad

The Lord: 18 Bastion – 12 Heavy Armor Focus

Sorcerer Tank Build Gear

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

  • Bloodspawn – Spindleclutch
  • Ebon Armory – Crypts of Hearts
  • Fortified Brass – Crafted
  • Lord Warden – Imperial City Prison
  • Night’s Silence – Crafted
  • Plague Doctor – Deshaan
  • Plague Doctor – Deshaan / Guildstore
  • Roar of Alkosh – Maw of Lorkhaj
  • Sentinel of Rkugamz – Darkshade Cavern 1
  • Swarm Mother – Spindleclutch 1
  • Torug’s Pact – Crafted

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: Lord Warden – Night’s Silence – Blood Spawn Weight: Heavy Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic

Shoulders: Lord Warden – Night’s Silence – Blood Spawn Weight: Heavy Trait: Sturdy Enchantment: Health

Chest: Plague Doctor – Torug’s Pact – Ebon Armory – Fortified Brass Weight: Heavy Trait: Reinforced Enchant: Prismatic

Gloves: Plague Doctor – Torug’s Pact – Ebon Armory – Fortified Brass Weight: Medium Trait: Sturdy Enchant: Health

Legs: Plague Doctor – Torug’s Pact – Ebon Armory – Fortified Brass Weight: Heavy Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic

Belt: Plague Doctor – Torug’s Pact – Ebon Armory – Fortified Brass Weight: Light Trait: Sturdy Enchant: Health

Boots: Plague Doctor – Torug’s Pact – Ebon Armory – Fortified Brass Weight: Heavy Trait: Sturdy Enchant: Health

Necklace: Akaviri Dragonguard – Ebon Armory – Torug’s Pact Type: Jewelry Trait: Healthy Enchant: Reduced Block Cost

Rings: Akaviri Dragonguard – Ebon Armory – Torug’s Pact Trait: Healthy Enchant: Reduced Block Cost

One Hand Weapon: Plague Doctor – Fortified Brass – Akaviri Dragonguard – Torug’s Pact Trait: Decisive Enchant: Weakening

Shield: Plague Doctor – Fortified Brass – Akaviri Dragonguard – Torug’s PactTrait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic

Two Hand Weapon: Plague Doctor – Fortified Brass – Akaviri Dragonguard – Torug’s Pact Trait: Crusher Enchant: Prismatic

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

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