EASY Magicka Sorcerer ONE BAR Solo PVE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The ARCHMAGE Build is an insanely strong one bar build for The Elder Scrolls Online, focused on explosive AOE damage, stuns, roots and other means of crowd control. This build literally blows enemies sky high and is a blast to play!

Primary Sets

The recommended items sets for the ARCHMAGE Magicka Sorcerer build focus on increasing our overall damage as well as our Critical Chance to make our abilities hit as hard as possible.

First, the New Moon Acolyte set provides a ton of extra stats for our build including Critical Chance, Penetration and lots of Spell Damage, pushing the fully buffed Spell Damage of this build well over 5000 in the right situations. This helps our abilities hit super hard right off the bat.

Next, the Mother’s Sorrow set amplifies our Critical Chance very high, especially as Sorcerers can also access Minor Prophecy for even more Critical Chance. This, combined with the Thief Mundus is an amazing combination.

Finally, the Slimecraw Monster Set just amplifies the damage this build can produce even more without worrying about buffs or direction of attacks.

Click on a Set Name below to learn more.

New Moon Acolyte

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration
(5 items) Adds 401 Weapon and Spell Damage. Increases the cost of your active abilities by 5%.

Mother’s Sorrow

(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(5 items) Adds 1528 Critical Chance

Slimecraw

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 771 Critical Chance
(2 items) Gain Minor Berserk at all times, increasing your damage done by 5%.

Alternate Sets

Mother’s Sorrow can be replaced with another strong Critical Chance focused set such as Law Of Julianos or Medusa. The Slimecraw set can also be replaced with mismatched monster set pieces such as Molag Kena or Zaan.

Law Of Julianos

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(5 items) Adds 300 Weapon and Spell Damage

Medusa

(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(5 items) Adds 892 Critical Chance, Gain Minor Force at all times, increasing your Critical Damage by 10%.

Gear Set Up

Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand New Moon Lightning Staff Precise NA Spell Damage/Absorb Magic
Backup Any Lightning Staff Infused NA Spell Damage
Head Slimecraw Divines Light Magicka
Shoulder Slimecraw Divines Light Magicka
Chest Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Waist Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Gloves Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Legs Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Feet Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Necklace New Moon Acolyte Infused NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 New Moon Acolyte Infused NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 New Moon Acolyte Infused NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus

Race

In order to pump out as much damage as possible on this build I recommend High Elf, Dark Elf or Khajiit. For more details on all ESO Races and passive bonuses be sure to check out our Full ESO Race Guide.

Mundus

The Thief

Food/Drink Buff

Witchmother’s Potent Brew

Potions

Basic Magicka Potions

Skills - One Bar Setup

Main Weapon: LIGHTNING STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Daedric Tomb

  2. Volcanic Rune

  3. Elemental Ring

  4. Inner Light

  5. Critical Surge

  6. ULT: Suppression Field

Skills - Two Bar Setup

Main Weapon: LIGHTNING STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Daedric Tomb

  2. Volcanic Rune

  3. Elemental Ring

  4. Inner Light

  5. Bound Aegis

  6. ULT: Suppression Field



Backup Weapon: LIGHTNING STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Elemental Blockade

  2. Inner Light

  3. Bound Aegis

  4. Boundless Storm

  5. Critical Surge

  6. ULT: Greater Storm Atronach

Skills Discussion & Rotation

Combat Tips

Since Volcanic Rune has a short delay before it explodes you’ll want to cast this first, then follow up with Daedric Mines and finally Elemental Ring. You can spam Elemental Ring a few times if the enemies survive your first wave of damage.

Passive Skills

Class Passives



Weapon Passives



Armor Passives



Guild Passives



Racial



Other

Champion Points 2.0

Below you will find the recommended Active and Passive Champion Point Stars for this build, broken down into 300, 600, 900, and 1200 CP ranges.

For more information on Champion Points click on a Star name below or browse our detailed Champion Points Guides.

Constellation Descriptions:

  • GREEN: The Green Craft Constellation is focused on crafting and utility-centered upgrades.

  • BLUE: The Blue Warfare Constellation focuses primarily on increasing player damage, healing and defenses.

  • RED: The Red Fitness Constellation is focused on character survival and sustain.

-300 Champion Points-

GREEN

BLUE

RED



-600 Champion Points-

GREEN

BLUE

RED



-900 Champion Points-

GREEN

BLUE

RED

-1200 Champion Points-

GREEN

BLUE

RED

 

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