SHOCK MASTER

Magicka Sorcerer Solo / Group PVE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The SHOCK MASTER Build is an extremely easy AND powerful Magicka Sorcerer Build for The Elder Scrolls Online! Massive Heavy Attack damage as well as great survivability and self-healing make this set up great for solo and group PVE content.

Primary Sets

This build is all about easy, Heavy Attack damage. Because of this, every set we use buffs our Heavy Attack damage through the roof!

First, Undaunted Unweaver buffs our heavy attacks by a whopping 1685 damage for 10 seconds every time we use an ability that costs Stamina. This can be maintained fairly easily by using Barbed Trap or Razor Caltrops.

Next, the Noble Duelist set provides even more heavy attack damage and all we need to do is be in melee range of the enemy we are fighting! This will be easy enough to maintain in most situations, especially on this solo build, because most enemies will rush out to meet you anyway.

The Crushing Wall Destruction Staff from Maelstrom Arena is another strong way to buff our heavy attacks just by using Wall Of Elements.

Finally, the Ilambris Monster Set adds some great bonus Max Magicka and additional damage over time effects!

Undaunted Unweaver

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(5 items) When you use an ability that costs Stamina, you increase the damage of your Light and Heavy attacks by 1685 for 10 seconds.

Noble Duelist

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(5 items) When you deal damage with a Light or Heavy attack in melee range, you cause your Light and Heavy attacks to deal an additional 1811 damage for 5 seconds. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.

Ilambris

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(2 items) When you deal Flame or Shock Damage, you have a 33% chance to summon a meteor shower that deals 451 Flame Damage and 451 Shock Damage to all enemies within 4 meters every 1 second for 5 seconds. This effect can occur once every 8 seconds.

Crushing Wall (Maestrom Destruction Staff)

Set bonus
(2 items) Your Light and Heavy Attacks deal an additional 1353 damage to enemies in your Wall of Elements.

Alternate Sets

For alternatives, sets with raw Spell Damage like New Moon Acolyte will work. You can also replace the monster helm with a proc set like Zaan for situations where you’d like more damage or Iceheart if you’d like more survivability.

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%.

Zaan

Set bonus

(1 item) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(2 items) When you damage a nearby enemy with a Light or Heavy Attack, you have a 33% chance to create a beam of fire that will connect you to your enemy. The beam deals 2010 Flame Damage every 1 second to your enemy for 6 seconds. Every second, this damage increases by 100%. The beam is broken if the enemy moves 8 meters away from you. This effect can occur every 18 seconds.

Iceheart

Set bonus

(1 item) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(2 items) When you deal Critical Damage, you have a 20% chance to gain a damage shield that absorbs 5000 damage for 6 seconds. While the damage shield holds, you deal 500 Frost Damage to all enemies within 5 meters of you every 1 second. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.

Gear Set Up

Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Noble Duelist's Lightning Staff Precise NA Shock Enchant
Backup Maelstrom Lightning Staff Infused NA Spell Damage
Head Ilambris Divines Light Magicka
Shoulder Ilambris Divines Light Magicka
Chest Undaunted Unweaver Divines Light Health
Waist Undaunted Unweaver Divines Light Magicka
Gloves Undaunted Unweaver Divines Light Magicka
Legs Undaunted Unweaver Divines Light Magicka
Feet Undaunted Unweaver Divines Light Magicka
Necklace Noble Duelist Infused NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 Noble Duelist Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 Noble Duelist Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus

Race

My favorite race for this build is High Elf thanks to the extra spell damage, max magicka and Spell Recharge passive. Khajiit and Dark Elf are also strong choices. Breton is fine, though the extra cost reduction is often wasted on a Heavy Attack build like this one. 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

Blue Bi-Stat Food: Health & Magicka

Potions

Tri Potions

Skills

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

  1. Inner Light

  2. Bound Aegis

  3. Hardened Ward

  4. Camouflaged Hunter

  5. Boundless Storm

  6. ULT: Temporal Guard




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

  1. Unstable Wall Of Elements

  2. Liquid Lightning

  3. Barbed Trap or Razor Caltrops

  4. Daedric Tomb

  5. Critical Surge

  6. ULT: Greater Storm Atronach

Skills Discussion & Rotation

Buffs

Maintain Boundless Storm and Critical Surge at all times.




Rotation

Start on the back bar with Unstable Wall Of Elements, then Liquid Lightning -> Daedric Tomb -> Barbed Trap -> Bar Swap.

Then Heavy Attack 3 times of the front bar -> Bar Swap




Notes

Replace the first Heavy Attack with Hardened Ward if taking damage. Every other rotation maintain your buffs: either Boundless or Surge.

Passive Skills

Class Passives




Weapon Passives




Armor Passives




Guild Passives




Racial




Other

Companions

If you like playing Solo, this build can benefit greatly from using Companions! This Solo build will benefit the most from the additional healing and defensive options a tank focused Companion can offer, so if you are going to use a Companion I would suggest a full tank build for them. I recommend Bastian Hallix for Companion on this build with the set up below. More information on Companions Builds and Skills can be found in our detailed Companion Guides section.


Recommended Gear

  • All Heavy Armor - Mixed Vigorous and Quickened Traits

  • One Handed Weapon and Shield


Recommended Skills

1. Provoke

2. Searing Weapons

3. Drake’s Blood

4. Kindle

5. On Guard

6 ULT. Unleashed Rage


Additional Skills

The skills below may also be helpful in other situations such as trash pulls.


Full Companion Build

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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