Solo 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 New Moon Acolyte to maximize our Weapon and Spell Damage, Critical Chance, and Offensive Penetration.

To push our damage even higher, Heartland Conqueror can add more Critical Chance and Weapon/Spell Damage when paired with the right Weapon traits.

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.

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%.

Heartland Conqueror

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(5 items) Increase the effectiveness of your Weapon Traits by 100%. This does not effect Ornate or Intricate traits.

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 297 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 with that provides both Stamina and Magicka based stats will be a decent option for the Battlemage Build. For example, Shacklebreaker has a nice mix of Max Stats and Recoveries. Ancient Dragonguard is another nice crafted set that gives you bonus damage or bonus armor depending on the status of your Health.

For alternative Monster Sets, Balorgh will be a nice option for increasing the overall damage of this build while Grundwulf is a great option for sustain.


Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
(3 items) Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(5 items) Adds 2065 Maximum Stamina, Adds 2065 Maximum Magicka

Ancient Dragonguard

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(5 items) Adds 300 Weapon and Spell Damage while your Health is above 50%. Adds 3460 Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance while your Health is 50% or less.


Set bonus

(1 item) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(2 items) When you use an Ultimate ability, you gain Weapon Damage and Spell Damage equal to the amount of total Ultimate consumed, and Physical and Spell Penetration equal to 23 times the amount for 12 seconds.


Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(2 items) Whenever you deal critical damage, restore 700 Magicka or Stamina, whichever maximum is higher. You also gain 350 of the other resource. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.

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Gear Set Up

Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand New Moon Acolyte Greatsword Precise NA Absorb Stamina
Backup Any Lightning Staff Infused NA Weapon/Spell Damage
Head Prior Thierric Divines Medium Tri-Stat
Shoulder Prior Thierric Divines Medium Tri-Stat
Chest Heartland Conqueror Divines Heavy Tri-Stat
Waist Heartland Conqueror Divines Light Tri-Stat
Gloves Heartland Conqueror Divines Light Tri-Stat
Legs Heartland Conqueror Divines Medium Tri-Stat
Feet Heartland Conqueror Divines Light Tri-Stat
Necklace New Moon Acolyte Bloodthirsty NA Reduce Stamina Cost
Ring 1 New Moon Acolyte Infused NA Weapon Damage
Ring 2 New Moon Acolyte Infused NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


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 or Lava Foot Soup and Saltrice


Tri-Stat Potions


46 Magicka

0 Health

18 Stamina


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

  1. Reverse Slice

  2. Brawler or Inner Light

  3. Hardened Ward

  4. Wrecking Blow or 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. Lightning Flood

  2. Unstable Wall Of Elements

  3. Elemental Drain

  4. Hurricane

  5. Critical Surge

  6. ULT: Greater Storm Atronach

Skills Discussion & Rotation


Maintain Critical Surge and Hurricane.


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

Brawler -> Wrecking Blow x 4 -> Hardened Ward -> Bar Swap Back


Remember to light attack between every ability. Substitute Reverse Slice in place of Wrecking Blow when an enemy is within execute range.


This Solo Build can benefit greatly from using Companions which are releasing with the Blackwood Chapter in 2021. This Solo build will benefit the most from 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.

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.

Champion Points 2.0

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