Solo And Group Sorcerer HYBRID PVE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The BATTLEMAGE Build is a Unique HYBRID Solo build for The Elder Scrolls Online, mixing Two-Handed and Lightning Staff Skills with powerful Sorcerer Class Abilities and Elemental Magic for an extremely fun and potent build!

Primary Sets

This build utilizes Mother’s Sorrow to maximize our Critical Chance which is an extremely important stat for the Sorcerer class.

To push our damage even higher, Tzogvin’s Warband can add more Critical Chance and Offensive Penetration as well as free Minor Force, increasing our Critical Damage done while also saving us a bar slot.

Next, the Prior Thierric monster set is a great option for Hybrids, especially those with an AOE focus like the Sorcerer class.

Finally, though not required, the Wrath Of Elements Staff from Vateshran Hollows provides a nice bonus for using Elemental Drain on the backbar to increase the overall damage output of this build substantially.

Mother’s Sorrow

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

Tzogvin’s Warband

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration
(5 items) When you deal Critical Damage, you gain a stack of Precision, increasing your Critical Chance by 177 for 5 seconds, up to 10 stacks max. At max stacks, you also gain Minor Force, increasing your Critical Damage done by 10%. This effect can occur once every half second.

Prior Thierric

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(2 items) Dealing direct damage with an area of effect ability creates a 6 meter shadowy whirlwind below your enemy for 7 seconds. Enemies within the whirlwind take 1297 Physical Damage each second and increase their damage taken from your area of effect abilities by 5%. This effect can occur once every 15 seconds.

Wrath Of Elements

Set bonus

(2 items) Casting Weakness to Elements on a target within 15 meters of you causes a surge of elemental energy to tether between you for 10 seconds. While the tether persists and you remain in range, enemies touching the tether take 2371 Flame Damage, 2371 Shock Damage, or 2371 Frost Damage every 1 second, which increases by 1% each time it deals damage, up to 20%. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.


Alternative Sets

For alternatives, any set that provides high critical chance stats will be a decent option for the Battlemage Build. For example, Leviathan is essentially the Stamina version of Mother’s Sorrow and can be run along side that set for a big Crit Chance bonus. You may also consider using the Medusa set for another easy source of the Minor Force buff.

For alternative Monster Sets, Stormfist or Valkyn Skoria also perform very nicely on this build.


Set bonus

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


Set bonus

(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%.


Set bonus

(1 item) Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
(2 items) When you deal damage, you have a 10% chance to create a thunderfist to crush the enemy, dealing 1650 Shock Damage every 1 second for 3 seconds to all enemies within 4 meters and a final 8470 Physical Damage when the fist closes. This effect can occur once every 8 seconds. The Shock Damage dealt from this set bypasses Spell Resistance.

Valkyn Skoria

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 1487 Offensive Penetration
(2 items) When you deal damage with a damage over time effect, you have a 8% chance to summon a meteor that deals 9000 Flame Damage to the target and 3535 Flame Damage to all other enemies within 5 meters. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.

Gear Set Up

Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Mother's Sorrow Maul Precise NA Absorb Magicka
Backup Vateshran Lightning Staff Infused NA Weapon/Spell Damage
Head Prior Thierric Divines Heavy Stamina
Shoulder Prior Thierric Divines Light Stamina
Chest Tzogvin's Warband Divines Medium Stamina
Waist Tzogvin's Warband Divines Medium Stamina
Gloves Tzogvin's Warband Divines Medium Stamina
Legs Tzogvin's Warband Divines Medium Stamina
Feet Tzogvin's Warband Divines Medium Stamina
Necklace Mother's Sorrow Bloodthirsty NA Weapon Damage
Ring 1 Mother's Sorrow Bloodthirsty NA Weapon Damage
Ring 2 Mother's Sorrow Bloodthirsty NA Weapon Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


For the best all around sustain for this build I recommend using the Imperial race. To increase the damage of this build, Orc, High Elf or Dark Elf will be your best option. Khajiit is also a nice option due to their critical damage passive. For more details on all ESO Races and passive bonuses be sure to check out our Full ESO Race Guide.


The Thief

Food/Drink Buff

Bewitched Sugar Skulls


Tri-Stat Potions


  • 0 Magicka

  • 0 Health

  • 64 Stamina


Main Weapon: TWO HANDED - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Haunting Curse

  2. Brawler or Carve

  3. Bound Armaments

  4. Crystal Weapon

  5. Camouflaged Hunter

  6. ULT: Temporal Guard or Flawless Dawnbreaker

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

  1. Elemental Blockade

  2. Lightning Flood

  3. Elemental Drain

  4. Boundless Storm

  5. Critical Surge

  6. ULT: Greater Storm Atronach

Skills Discussion & Rotation


Maintain Critical Surge, Boundless Storm and Bound Armaments.


After buffing, start with Backbar skills: Elemental Drain, Elemental Wall and Lightning Flood -> Bar Swap

Carve -> Haunting Curse -> Crystal Weapon x4 -> Bar Swap Back


Remember to light attack between every ability. Use the Spectral Daggers from Bound Armaments when ready.

Passive Skills

Class Passives

Weapon Passives

Armor Passives

Guild Passives




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. Drake’s Blood

3. Kindle

4. On Guard

5. Ritual Of Salvation

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 -




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