SHOCK SCION

Magicka Sorcerer PVE VAMPIRE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The SHOCK SCION is the ULTIMATE Magicka Sorcerer Build for The Elder Scrolls Online with a special focus on Vampire abilities. With the Sorcerer’s impressive healing skills, the health cost of being a Vampire is easily negated making for a Powerful Damage Dealer!


Primary Sets


Overwhelming Surge on this build offers a great mix of both damage and magicka sustain, helping to deal with the increased cost of abilities on this Vampire set up.

New Moon Acolyte is another great damage set that gives us a ton of stats, while only increasing the cost of a few active abilities on our front bar.

Finally, Ilambris is another great damage source that easily procs from our many sources of shock and fire damage.

New Moon Acolyte

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 833 Weapon Critical, Adds 833 Spell Critical
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage, Adds 129 Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 1487 Physical Penetration, Adds 1487 Spell Penetration
(5 items) Adds 481 Weapon Damage and Spell Damage. Increases the cost of your active abilities by 5%.

Overwhelming Surge

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(5 items) When you deal damage with a Class ability, you have a 33% chance to surround yourself with a torrent that deals 1040 Shock Damage to enemies within 8 meters of you every 1 second for 6 seconds. 15% of the damage you deal this way is restored to you as Magicka. This effect can occur every 6 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 of that damage type that deals 2015 Damage to all enemies within 4 meters every 1 second for 5 seconds. This effect can occur once every 8 seconds.


Alternative Sets


You can run other damage focused sets as alternatives, including Law Of Julianos or Mother’s Sorrow. If you’d like a more defensive oriented set you can use the Iceheart monster set.

Mother’s Sorrow

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(4 items) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(5 items) Adds 1937 Spell Critical

Law Of Julianos

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(5 items) Adds 300 Spell Damage

Iceheart

Set bonus

(1 item) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(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 New Moon Acolyte Flame Staff Infused NA Damage Shield
Backup Any Lightning Staff Infused NA Spell Damage
Head Ilambris Divines Heavy Health
Shoulder Ilambris Divines Medium Stamina
Chest Overwhelming Surge Divines Light Magicka
Waist Overwhelming Surge Divines Light Magicka
Gloves Overwhelming Surge Divines Light Magicka
Legs Overwhelming Surge Divines Light Magicka
Feet Overwhelming Surge Divines Light Magicka
Necklace New Moon Acolyte Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 New Moon Acolyte Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 New Moon Acolyte Arcane NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


Race

High Elf is a strong choice for this build due to the increased spell damage, max magicka and stamina sustain (Spell Recharge). Breton also is a great choice for Vampire builds overall because of the magicka cost reduction.

Mundus

The Thief

Food/Drink Buff

Blue Food - Max Magicka & Max Health

Potions

Tri-Stat Potions


Skills


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

  1. Sated Fury

  2. Summon Volatile Familiar

  3. Crystal Fragments

  4. Arterial Burst or Force Pulse

  5. Inner Light or Hardened Ward

  6. ULT: Temporal Guard

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

  1. Summon Volatile Familiar

  2. Elemental Blockade

  3. Elemental Drain

  4. Critical Surge

  5. Boundless Storm

  6. ULT: Swarming Scion or Elemental Rage


Skills Discussion & Rotation


Buffs

Keep up Critical Surge and Boundless Storm. Make sure to apply Elemental Drain to any Boss.

Rotation

Start with Backbar DOTs: Blockade Of Storms and Volatile Familiar -> Bar Swap -> Arterial Burst x5

Notes

Replace Arterial Burst with Crystal Fragments when it procs. Make sure to light attack weave on the front bar.


Champion Points 2.0


- 300 Champion Points -

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- 600 Champion Points -

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- 900 Champion Points -

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- 1200 Champion Points -

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