ESO PVP Builds

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Sorcerer

Sorcerer is one of the fastest specs available, regardless of the way it’s built. This is a good trait to have for solo PvP, and it can have good damage through some of its own skills, weapon skills and proc sets. Its healing toolkit is weak though, so proper movement and kiting is important for this class. The class skills themselves are not particularly strong, which means that many of these builds will rely on offensive or healing proc sets, and a more stamina or hybrid oriented setup is preferred.

Build 1: Ranged Hybrid

Applicable for: CP Cyrodiil, CP Imperial City & Battlegrounds
Updated for Firesong

Character

  • Race: Orc
  • Attributes: 0 Magicka, 0 Health, 64 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Warrior
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch
  • Potions: Tristat
  • Poison: Escapist’s Poison

Stats (Unbuffed)

Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Chest
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Waist
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Legs
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Weapon 1
Bow
Powered
Escapist’s Poison
Weapon 2
Inferno Staff
Sharpened
Berserker

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.  Deadly Aim
  2.  Master-at-Arms
  3.  Focused Mending
  4.  Weapons Expert

Passive Stars

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

Active Stars

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

Passive Stars

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

Active Stars

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

Passive Stars

  1.  Out of Sight
  2.  Fleet Phantom
  3.  Breakfall
  4.  Steadfast Enchantment
  5.  Soul Reservoir
  6.  Gilded Fingers
  7.  Fortune’s Favor
  8.  Inspiration Boost
  • Crystal Fragments is a skill used for preference. It’s good as a burst ability, but is outperformed by Bound Armaments when it comes to stat density and pressure. This means that optimally it’s better to slot Armaments for damage, but if you want to feel more like a classic ranged magsorc on this build Crystal Fragments will work too.

Build 2: Melee Hybrid

Applicable for: CP Cyrodiil, CP Imperial City, Duels & Battlegrounds
Updated for Firesong

Character

  • Race: Orc
    • Alternatives: Imperial, Wood Elf, Nord, High Elf
  • Attributes: 0 Magicka, 14 Health, 50 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Warrior
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch
  • Potions: Immovability+Magicka+Spell Crit

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
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Chest
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Waist
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Legs
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Weapon 1
Dual Wield Maces
Nirnhoned & Charged
Poison & Absorb Stamina
Weapon 2
Ice 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.  Master-at-Arms
  2.  Deadly Aim
  3.  Focused Mending
  4.  Fighting Finesse

Passive Stars

  1.  Tireless Discipline
  2.  Piercing
  3.  Battle Mastery
  4.  Mighty
  5.  Quick Recovery
  6.  Elemental Aegis
  7.  Blessed
  8.  Hardy
  9.  Eidritch Insight
  10.  Precision
Fitness

Active Stars

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

Passive Stars

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

Active Stars

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

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
  • There are no specific notes for this build.

Build 3: Ranged Magsorc

Applicable for: CP Cyrodiil, CP Imperial City & Battlegrounds
Updated for Firesong

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
Prismatic Recovery
Ring
Arcane
Prismatic Recovery
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.  Arcane Supremacy

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.  Survival Instincts
  4.  Pain’s Refuge

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
 
  • The Asylum Staff is currently bugged because its status effects can proc on top of the status effects from normal skill casts. In practice this means that e.g. a single crushing shock can proc Chilled or Concussed twice, offering more damage instances to combine with Draugrkin. Note that the debuffs from those status effects (minor maim and minor vulnerability respectively) do not stack.
  • 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.