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Stamina Sorcerer

Updated for Waking Flame

Stamina 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, though it also serves well in group due to its good burst damage with Dawnbreaker. Critical surge and Dark Deal give it decent survivability as well. 

Stamsorc has some of the best stamina sustain in the game, and it can deal with taking damage quite well due to its mobility. This makes it harder to cover up for mistakes though, as a faulty positioning can easily lead to a lot of incoming damage that could otherwise have been avoided.

Character

  • Race: Orc, Imperial, Wood Elf, Nord
  • Attributes: 0 Magicka, 0 Health, 64 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Lady
    • Alternatives: The Lover, The Serpent
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

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

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. Only Sustained by Suffering is active.

Note: if the sustain feels too low this can be easily adjusted through the Mundus or jewelry enchants.

Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Impenetrable
Stamina
Chest
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Impenetrable
Stamina
Waist
Medium
Impenetrable
Stamina
Legs
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Impenetrable
Stamina
Necklace
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Weapon 1
1H & Shield
Defending & Impenetrable
Stamina Return & Stamina
Weapon 2
Dual Wield Maces
Nirnhoned & Sharpened
Double DoT 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.  Biting Aura
  3.  Ironclad
  4.  Duelist’s Rebuff

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.  Relentnessness
  4.  Survival Instincts

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.  Breakfall
  2.  Out of Sight
  3.  Fleet Phantom
  4.  Steadfast Enchantment
  5.  Soul Reservoir
  6.  Gilded Fingers
  7.  Fortune’s Favor
  8.  Inspiration Boost
  • Daedric Trickery helps a lot with survivability, but can be traded for an increase in damage by changing it to Clever Alchemist or Dark Convergence (the latter will be procced by Caltrops).

Stamina Sorcerer (Ganking)

Updated for Flames of Ambition

This is one of the most powerful ganking specs around, despite not being a Nightblade. The combined damage from Crystal Weapon, Dizzying Swing and an Overload boosted to Narnia oneshots almost anything in Cyrodiil.

Character

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

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Lover
    • Secondary option: The Warrior
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Dubious Camoran Throne
  • Potions: Essence of Invisibility (Invis + Major Expedition)
  • Poison: None
Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Divines
Stamina
Shoulders
Divines
Stamina
Chest
Divines
Stamina
Hands
Divines
Stamina
Waist
Divines
Stamina
Legs
Divines
Stamina
Feet
Divines
Stamina
Necklace
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Weapon 1
Bow
Defending
Stamina Return
Weapon 2
Maul
Sharpened
Shock

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.  Biting Aura
  3.  Backstabber
  4.  Fighting Finesse

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.  Bastion
  2.  Rejuvenation
  3.  Boundless Vitality 
  4.  Expert Evasion

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

Stamina Sorcerer (Battlegrounds)

This build is from Markarth, but should still work perfectly well in Battlegrounds in Flames of Ambition.

Stamsorc can bring some of the most damage of a Battleground group, though its reliance on critical surge prevents the use of Malacath. The use of anexcellent  damage set and a strong focus on weapon damage with jewelry and mundus still makes for good overall damage nonetheless, so the sacrifice of not using malacath isn’t felt.

Character

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

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Warrior
  • No vampire

Consumables

  • Food: Bewitched Sugar Skulls
  • Potions: Tristat
  • Poison: Drain Health on the backbar

Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Shoulders
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Chest
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Hands
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Waist
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Legs
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Feet
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Ring
Infused
Weapon Damage
Weapon 1
Mace&Board
Powered&Sturdy
Stamina Return&Stamina
Weapon 2
Duel Wield Mace
Nirnhoned&Sharpened
Berserker&Disease

  • A build like this is mainly for bursting down a stack of enemy players in cyrodiil or battlegrounds. When dealing with lesser numbers or better players, it’s better to slot a maul instead of dual wield and go with a dizzy swing setup.