ESO PVP Builds

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Magicka Sorcerer

Updated for Lost Depths

Magsorc is slowly becoming a weaker class in PvP, only offering good mobility as a strong trait for solo PvP. Despite this, magsorc builds can still perform well by focusing on raw shield strength and relying heavily on Overload for damage output. The classic way to play magsorc is by stacking shields. While no-shield builds have been strong recently as well, they have received significant nerfs to both damage and healing, which means that going with a regular shield build returns to become the more viable option.

Character

  • Race: High Elf, Breton, Dark Elf
  • Attributes: 64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Bewitched Sugar Skulls
  • Potions: Spell Power

Stats (Unbuffed)

Note: this gives an estimate of what kind of stats this build ends up with. Small differences can occur due to a different item quality, missing traits etc.

 
Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Medium
Impenetrable
Magicka
Shoulders
Light
Impenetrable
Magicka
Chest
Heavy
Reinforced
Magicka
Hands
Light
Impenetrable
Magicka
Waist
Light
Impenetrable
Magicka
Legs
Light
Impenetrable
Magicka
Feet
Light
Impenetrable
Magicka
Necklace
Arcane
Magicka Recovery
Ring
Arcane
Magicka Recovery
Ring
Arcane
Tri-stat
Weapon 1
Inferno Staff
Charged
Poison
Weapon 2
Restoration Staff
Defending
Escapist’s Poison
 
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The CP stars for this build are listed from most important (1) to least important (2,3,…). This is in case you don’t have enough CP to get all stars yet.

Warfare

Active Stars

  1.  Ironclad
  2.  Master-At-Arms
  3.  Deadly Aim
  4.  Force of Nature

Passive Stars

  1.  Eldritch Insight
  2.  Piercing
  3.  Flawless Ritual
  4.  War Mage
  5.  Hardy
  6.  Elemental Aegis
  7.  Tireless Discipline
  8.  Quick Recovery
  9.  Precision
  10.  Blessed
Fitness

Active Stars

  1.  Bastion
  2.  Sustained by Suffering 
  3.  Pain’s Refuge
  4.  Survival Instincts

Passive Stars

  1.  Tumbling
  2.  Defiance
  3.  Mystic Tenacity
  4.  Hero’s Vigor
  5.  Hasty
  6.  Sprinter
  7.  Tireless Guardian
  8.  Fortification
  9.  Nimble Protector
  10.  Piercing Gaze
  11.  Tempered Soul
  12.  Savage Defense
  13.  Bashing Brutality
Craft

Active Stars

  1.  Steed’s Blessing
  2.  Gifted Rider
  3.  War Mount
  4.  Rationer

Passive Stars

  1.  Breakfall
  2.  Out of Sight
  3.  Fleet Phantom
  4.  Steadfast Enchantment
  5.  Soul Reservoir
  6.  Gilded Fingers
  7.  Fortune’s Favor
  8.  Inspiration Boost
 
  • It is possible to run a sword and board with Critical Surge instead of the Restoration Staff with Healing Ward for more resistances and bigger shields, but reduced healing.