Ignition Sorcerer Build for Elder Scrolls Online

Ignition, by definition is the action of setting something on fire or starting to burn.  No this not a cheap R Kelly video, this build literally vaporizes everything with a bath of fire and lighting.  I have literally flown back on the Sorc DPS bandwagon in Elder Scrolls Online 2.0 and I’m about to show you why.  If you love caster magicka builds, high damage, nukem and jukem, this is the one: Ignition Sorcerer Build for Elder Scrolls Online.


Table of Contents

Ignition (ESO 2.2)



Ignition 2.2 Skill Bar



Ignition 2.2 Gear Chart


Champion Points

Ignition 2.2 Champion Points



Ignition (Pre ESO 2.2)

Sorcerer Build Video here


Ignition Updated 2.0.12

When I started off my play testing with the Sorcerer, I tried to go the stamina route like my previous 1.6 builds.  I wasn’t finding a lot of success and said screw it, I’m going back to magicka roots along with my High Elf heritage.  I’m so glad I did because it finally feels like a perfect class and race for a massive damage.  I wanted to use some of Parfax’s build thoughts, but create something of my own focused on simplistic game-play but fun and powerful.  Again, this this is strictly for DPS and mainly for end-game PvE content.  This might not be the worlds highest damage dealer, but you can blow through nearly all the content in the game and never feel underpowered.

This build uses a blend of gear, skills, passives, and racial bonuses to accomplish devastating sustained damage.  You have two toggled abilities on giving you a massive boost in max magicka which determines how hard you abilities hit.  My current build has over 32,000 magicka and 20,000 health.  You are a magicka user and thus rock double destruction staffs preferably fire.  You can swap out a restoration staff for backup healing or utility, but double destro works best.  Here’s a quick run down of positives and negatives of the build.

+ Ridiculous DPS

+ Simple

+ You truly feel like an electric warlock badass

– Squishy

– Lacks utility for straight damage

Skills Ignition Skills

Bar One Destruction Staff (Fire)

  • Inner Light (morph of Mage Light | Mages Guild skill line) – Whether on bar one or two, you’re keeping Inner Light on at all times to gain the extra 10% spell critical and 5% max magicka.
  • Force Pulse (morph of Force Shock | Destruction Staff skill line) – Yes the other morph of Crushing Shock got a damage boost and now adds some ranged AoE.  Consider this your main range attack and use Crystal Fragments as a knockdown or interrupt.
  • Bound Aegis (morph of Bound Armor | Daedric Summoning skill line) – A small boost to armor and spell resistance, but a massive increase in max magicka.  Leave it on at all times for a DPS increase.
  • Crystal Fragments (morph of Crystal Shards | Dark Magic skill line) – The original “hits like a truck” skill is back and once again viable for high end DPS.  The animation has been cleaned up and this sucker hits for 15,000 damage when proc’d.  Wait for your hands to glow purple and send off a frag for massive damage.  Avoid casting this otherwise as the instant and reduced cost are important to maintain high DPS.
  • Liquid Lighting (morph of Lighting Splash | Storm Calling skill line) – An interesting choice, but a massive single target DPS skill.  Only place this once a group or a boss has been parked.  This is tick constantly for a massive amount of damage and is like our Sorc DoT if you will.
  • [Ultimate] Shooting Star (morph of Meteor | Mages Guild skill line) – Holy meteors, this thing is absolutely a DPS rockstar.  In a group or single target, meteor hits like a truck than returns ultimate back.  With a 170 cost on this ability due to Sorc passives, I’m casting Meteors much faster than a Dragonknight and doing just as much damage.  Trick is, make sure the mob is parked because the ground damage does a lot over time AND that it’s not about to die.

Bar Two Destruction Staff (Fire)

  • Inner Light (morph of Mage Light | Mages Guild skill line) -Same as above.
  • Power Surge (morph of Surge | Storm Calling skill line) – This is where we get our spell power buff from.  I also like this for decent self healing and its 23 second up time.  Really, this is the only buff you need to recast during fights.  And if you don’t want to, just use a spell power potions though you’ll be missing out on self heals.
  • Bound Aegis (morph of Bound Armor | Daedric Summoning skill line) – Same as above.
  • Elemental Ring (morph of Impulse | Destruction Staff skill line) – Mainly our flex spot considering we have decent AoE on bar one.  You can even use a Restoration Staff if you like and heal here.  Heck even sword and board.  But the most damage will come from a Destruction Staff master weapon with high magicka.  Spam Elemental Ring after casting a liquid lighting on a crowd and watch them burn.
  • Mages’ Wrath (morph of Mages’ Fury | Storm Calling skill line) – Your back bar finisher that I don’t use unless fighting a boss. Swap back here and smash down that Wrath!
  • [Ultimate] Energy Overload (morph of Overload | Storm Calling skill line) – Not only does this give us access to a third bar (yep), but returns magicka back as well.  The nice thing here is, you can pop this on, use the ultimate for magicka or place Dark Conversion on your third bar for some resources.  Make sure your third bar the two toggled abilities slotted.  This is out trick to never running out of resources.

Basic idea here is buff with Inner Light and Bound Aegis, fire up Power Surge for 23 seconds, swap to bar one, Liquid Lighting target if it’s stationary than Force Pulse.  You keep this rotation going (23 sec on surge, 10 on lighting than casting force whenever free) until a Crystal Fragment proc happens (I’ll show in video).  BOOM, launch that sucker and go back into priority mode.  You might get 3 procs back to back to back and you might not get one for a minute.  Random is random, just be prepared to take advantage of the frag.

The rest is simple, swap to bar two if you need resources, AoE damage, or finisher for a boss with a lot of health.  Always always use potions.  Luckily this build doesn’t rely on expensive Spell Power/crit ones so the cheap VR 1 or 5 will sustain you well into a two minute fight.  And always drop Shooting Star when it’s up BUT make sure the boss is stationary.  It’s better to wait two seconds for the tank to move the boss into position so you can get the full 11 second ground burning effect.  That with liquid lighting will skyrocket your DPS, and wipe an army of mobs.


Ignition Attributes and Stats

Ignition Gear Chart


Shirt of Martial Knowledge  Martial Knowledge – I started seeing this at around VR 11 though you can pick it up at VR 14 in Cyrodiil delves chest or dolmens.  A good replacement if you’re low level would be anything that added spell power.

2 items – Adds max magicka

3 items – Adds spell power

4 items – Adds spell power


Valkyn Skoria's SetSkoria – The City of Ash monster two piece set.  More info on monster helms here.

1 item – Adds health

2 items – chance to proc meteor doing magicka damage and DoT flame damage



Adroitness SashAdroitness – A strong two piece set for high spell damage found in Crypt of Hearts.

2 items – Adds spell power




Band of Cyrodiil's LightCyrodiil’s Light -Only found in PvP Light of Cyrodiil is one of the highest two piece damage dealing sets for magicka users.

2 items – Adds spell damage




Inferno Master StaffMaster Weapon – Only through completing Dragonstar Arena (normal or VR 14 versions on Vet) can you obtain this. I’d only go with this IF you have the precise trait maybe sharpened.  The added 900+ magicka at update 2.0 can get you to the 33k magic mark.  A good substitute is Nirnhoned staff (set doesn’t matter).




Mundus Stone – I go with the Mage for even more magicka.  Our total pool is hard to run out of with constant potions and Overloads.  Great sustained so I switched away from Atronach.

Food – I now go with double stat food Lillandril Summer Sausage.

Attributes and Race Choice – It’s very hard to say choose X race and do Y with your attributes.  I’d highly recommend reading both guides because without asking you 30 questions I honestly can’t say.  I now aim for 18,000 health and the rest in magicka.  This also greatly varies depending on your faction and Cyrodiil bonuses which will be going away.

Higher Magicka – If you wanted even more damage, you can run 5 light 1 medium and 1 heavy (shoulders/helm) for the Undaunted 6% bonus.  I do swap to this setup with 300+ champion points and Undaunted skill line level 9.

Champion Points

 For the full guide go here

  The Tower Champion Points The Apprentice Champion Points The Lady Champion Points

Thief Tree

  • Arcanist – for magicka regeneration
  • Magician – for decreased magicka cost (I go about 50/50% with my champion points here)

The Mage

  • Get 30 points into Apprentice for the 30 point so you get the 12% spell critical
  • Than move to the Ritual and dump everything into the Thaumaturge for more damage (yes it’s in the physical tree)

The Warrior

  • The Bastion for healing ward/hardened ward

Another thing I will spend time on in the video considering it’s very complex to write all the information out when I can explain very easily.


As you can see, this build isn’t really made for players starting out at level 3.  If you want to play this style, use a Resto staff until level 15.  Grab a Destro staff and use Resto for off healing.  Work up both skill lines along with your main skill line.  Only unlock abilities that are useful and focus on unlocking skill points and passives.  Spend attributes on health, keep it simple.  Don’t craft elaborate gear, you’ll be flying through content left and right and it’ll waste your time.  Once you reach VR 1-5 then things start to settle in.  Your number one priority is to get light armor to 50 and max out all the passives.  This will allow you to cast many more spells.

Regarding gear, there’s really no substitute for monster heads.  You can do a good craft-able setup for 4 piece willows and 4 piece twlights or even Torugs Pact.   That’ll get you through most of the content until you can start trying for those VR dungeons.  Once you reach VR 10, now you’re just about there.  All your skills should be good to go and you’ll just need to track down some stellar gear.

This is suppose to be fun, and ultimately if you’re not try something else.  Anything else!  If you love it, let me know.  I feel like an electric volcano doing damage like I’ve never done before.  It’s simple, easy and fun.  Plus I feel powerful and I hope you will too.  I hope you enjoyed the latest build many more to come (healer than tank…then pvp).

Ignition Sorcerer Build for Elder Scrolls Online


  1. Jon aka hulk hogunn on March 18, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Great build, just noticed a small typo I wanted to bring to your attention, I know you throw these on fast just wanted to let you know. You say liquid lightning is a morph of lightning form, most of us will know this but might confuse some new players. Thanks for the great build.

    • Deltia on March 18, 2015 at 11:24 pm

      Thanks got it changed.

      • Sandy on August 7, 2015 at 7:25 pm

        Deltia, I like your build if I am in a group. However, I am V7 and solo a lot. What changes would you make to your guild for PvE and around V5-9? Also, I noticed your build didn’t take the newly buffed up pets into account ,which is being further buffed in the new imperial city upcoming patch. Would you use recommend pets when either soloing or grouping?
        A good discussion of what you would do while leveling alone would be a great help. Thanks

        • Sandy on August 7, 2015 at 7:26 pm

          I meant to say , “what changes would you make to your build for PVE solo play for V5-V9? Sorry for previous typo.

          • CaptGeech on August 28, 2015 at 4:36 am

            The best thing Ive found for solo play as a sorc believe it or not is vampire. The devouring swarm ultimate is amazing for keeping yourself alive and refilling all your health when you are overwhelmed. That mixed with power surge, hardened ward, and elemental ring make taking down mobs solo a breeze

          • Xavier on October 6, 2015 at 2:26 pm

            I am a console player and I love the build I hope you find another like this delta and yes elemental ring is good I haven’t played in a while so I must say the other morph is impulse I do believe and with the magic build it is dropping armour like a beast and it hits hard it’s an excellent aoe

      • alejandro on October 12, 2015 at 9:17 pm

        What are the skills in the tertiary bar

        • Deltia on October 13, 2015 at 4:25 pm

          It’s listed in the link.

    • TallTexan on April 18, 2015 at 3:30 am

      Deltia love the site man!! Hey my sorc is only v10 but I have all the same things with exception of some vamp on 3rd bar. Wanted to share that I switched the lighting splash and mages wraith in my splash is on 2nd bar with elemental and surge. I hit surge, fire up lightning slash then run into my splash and unload with elemental, nothing survives!!! Besides that everything is the same and works do great!! Hate being a squishy though.. Just wanted to share!! Thanks
      For a great site!!

  2. Spencer Tolleson on March 18, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    This is a really solid build. I’ve loved using the builds you come up with Deltia because they always have cool niche bits about them that make them both effective and fun to play. Keep up the good work man and I’ll see you in Cyrodil.

  3. Kahimbra on March 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Sounds like a nice build, thx for posting.
    Another thing to think about now is Mages tree, Entropy – both morphs give 20% increase in Spell dmg for 12+ seconds.

    • Deltia on March 18, 2015 at 11:25 pm

      Yes but Power Surge does the same thing and has a 23 second duration rather than 14 making it better.

      • Kheigen on March 19, 2015 at 5:18 am

        It is true that Power Surge lasts longer, however the cost is exponentially more expensive. Look again at the costs between the two, and you’ll see what Kahimbra was conveying. I used to use Critical Surge pre 1.6, now I use Entropy for that very reason. even if I spam Entropy 3 or 4 times the ding to my magicka cost, is minor.

        • Archamus on March 23, 2015 at 6:50 am

          You also have to think about what recasting entropy is going to cost you in DPS though too. Not casting your buff as often means you’re putting down damage more often. That’s why the stamina templars keep finding that using backlash on their DPS builds is actually a DPS loss.

          • Kheigen on March 24, 2015 at 1:07 am

            I don’t know if you have looked at the numbers. But as a VR14 Sorc, Surge costs me 3822 Magicka, Entropy costs me 958.
            Here is the math.
            At a cost of 3822 Magicka Surge lasts 20 secs. Entropy at a cost of 958 lasts 14.4. Surge wins for duration, but loses on Magicka cost and is gets worse. Casting Surge 3 times will cost 11,466 Magicka for a 60 sec duration. Not bad. Now Entropy’s turn. Casting Entropy only costs 958 Magicka, but for a shorter duration. For a little bit more that the cost of Surge, I can cast Entropy 12 times at a cost of 11,496. That’s 30 more Magicka that Surge, now the good part. That near same cost to cast Surge lets me do so 12 times versus 3 for about the same cost, but for a total duration of 172.8 secs or 2.88 minutes. Bam! The benefits of Power Surge are undeniable. But the cost is unacceptable at least for me.
            I need as much mana as I can keep while using it to do dmg. 3822 Magicka cost is more than the cost of a Crystal Frag at 2867 for me. Entropy helps me Crit and Proc my spells for less cost. The cost of Entropy is only 29% the cost of Surge.


        • Archamus on March 24, 2015 at 8:12 am

          Hmmm, I can’t respond to your latest comment so I’ll put it here.

          You didn’t really have to do the math on the magicka. It is obviously cheaper to cast entropy. The question is how does that affects your DPS. I was just pointing out that having to take that extra time out of casting damaging spells is going to lower your dps in the long run, which I’m guessing was a part of Deltia’s reason for using power surge. Maybe it isn’t that big a difference, I haven’t tested it, but needing to rebuff more often is going to adversely affect damage output. However, Entropy seems like it is definitely a valid option if the magicka is too much of a problem. But watching the video it looks like it does ok on magicka.

          There are also the passives to consider, you gain a 1% bonus to spell damage with the sorc skill slotted vs a 1% max magicka and magicka regen with entropy. I personally don’t know which would be better dps wise there.

          It all comes down to personal preferences and playstyle though. I know I’d try really hard to fit in a medium and heavy piece for the skoria set in order to get the extra health and magicka from the undaunted line.

        • Xavier on October 6, 2015 at 2:31 pm

          Yes and it is a health booster to its like a nightshade in a sorcs body it’s a good damage dealer to and force pulse is good to proc the crystal crag in your 1st bar

      • Fasrielyn on May 31, 2015 at 4:19 pm

        I wonder if taking out Bound Aegis and putting in Elemental Susceptibility is worth it. That is 8000 Spell Resistance gone for 24 seconds and then its refreshed. You don’t have to worry about any real upkeep other then your rotation.

        • Deltia on May 31, 2015 at 6:27 pm

          Well most tanks run spell resistance taunt but if you like it try it.

          • Fasrielyn on June 1, 2015 at 7:33 pm

            No my question was more along the lines of reducing the targets spell resistance if that would be more beneficial then taking the armor and magika increase.

      • Jonas on June 25, 2015 at 9:58 am

        This might be a stupid question but when your a sorcerer why use light over heavy armor sorry I’m new to the game

        • Deltia on June 25, 2015 at 7:13 pm

          Look at the passives.

      • YoungJacques on August 30, 2015 at 11:15 pm

        What do you think about running impulse instead of force shock?

        My current setup is

        Skillbar 1:
        C frag, impulse, light splash, bound aegis, velocious curse

        2: mages wrath, power surge, hardened ward, bounded aegis, frost clench.

        Lightning staff

        Frost staff

        Whats should i change for more dps. And i saw in your video your run hardened ward on 3rd bar, but i find i use often for aoe groups because im still vr10. Other than then do your prefer force shock? Thanks big fan of your work.

  4. Albert on March 18, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Just a small correction. Liquid Lightning is a morph of Lightning Splash not Lightning Form.

  5. Nolo on March 18, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    This seems like a pretty dope build. I’d love to see it in action!

  6. SteveD on March 18, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Hey Deltia,
    Once again you have put in a lot of time and energy to come up with a new build…thx again.
    Wanted to ask about your requirement for a “gap closer” on your list of must haves.
    I see you don’t have one.
    Any thoughts?

    • Jackkkkkkkllll on March 23, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      I don’t think sorcerors need a gap closer because it’s better for them to have space. After all, all their weapons and abilities are ranged and many other classes want no space in between them and the target to do good damage. It’s best to stay far away from your targets and nuke them.

  7. Koderius on March 18, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Insane build, but so far lvling with I find it easy since 1.6 they are very good for solo pve

    • Koderius on March 18, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      with pet

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  11. tier1op on March 19, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Great build. I run similar but I swapped Valkyn and decided to run torugs with the martial for spell damage and health. I also run 4 healer for the magic , spell damage and recovery. I decide to run 1 med helm and a heavy chest for the undaunted 6% stats passive. My damage seems to work best with this balance. Try it out and see what you think. keep up the great work.

  12. mparakon on March 19, 2015 at 4:00 am

    hi, i just recently started eso and rolled an imperial sorc, was wondering if anyone has an idea about the dps difference to an altmer sorc by endgame?

    • Deltia on March 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Imperial would be great for stamina Sorc DPS.

      • mparakon on March 19, 2015 at 4:40 pm

        sry i didnt phrase my question well enough, i meant running this build – magica dps with imperial

  13. yappy on March 19, 2015 at 8:59 am

    is it possible to include vampirism in this build? if so, what modifications are needed? or will damage be worse?

    • Deltia on March 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      I tried and felt ultra squishy but you could, you just have to be better than me 🙂

      • Lee Louviere on March 24, 2015 at 5:19 am

        It’s great for stamina builds, as you already have more defenses, the drain gives you stamina, and becomes a primary form of healing and defense.

        Of course that fails against a boss, because even if a boss can be drained (and can only be drained once), if the target is immune to stuns, the ability doesn’t activate at all.

        I’ve had to rely on rally or entropy for healing when that fails, but I’m also a sorc with over 50% crit, plus crit rush, and hunter on my bar.

        It’s funny really, I’m a sorc that only uses surge. Kinda sad.

    • Splitscreen on March 1, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      I am a heavy armor soc..im also a vampire..if you go vampire make sure your a dark elf so you dont have to worry about the fire weakness

  14. Blackóut on March 19, 2015 at 9:18 am

    both entropy and power surge gives 20% spell dmg, but do they stack?

    • Deltia on March 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      The buff doesn’t stack, however the 20% power from a Mages Guild ability does.

      • Lee Louviere on March 24, 2015 at 5:16 am

        On next attack, which can also be said as on next applied damage.
        Which means that it is either ignored by a dot, or consumed by the first tick of a dot.

        Empowered is laughably broken, as it affects sun fire’s burst damage portion, but doesn’t affect fire rune’s burst damage portion, whether you have the dot morph or not.

        I’ve complained about this on multiple occasions, but there seems to be no desire to make the buff consistent.

        However, now solar flare affects itself, so that’s a plus.

  15. Septimus Mezar on March 19, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Great build, hopefully I get the Valkyn Skoria head anytime soon because I would like to test it with Razor Caltrops, Liquid Lightning and Wall of Elements for more meteor procs. If my calculations are right that setup should proc the meteor every 5 seconds. If you take a Lightning staff as second weapon you can use Wall of Elements to proc bot meteor and disintegration.

  16. Bronlo on March 19, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    How’s this build in PvP?

    • Septimus Mezar on March 19, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      It will be terrible, you mainly need defense and sustain in pvp. This is build to do high damage to stationary targets. In pvp you should use at least hardened ward and ball of lightning, two of the best defensive sorc skills.

      • Ethan on December 6, 2015 at 9:22 am

        I ran it just the other day as a VR9 (Vr12 now) and it worked out pretty damn well. All I did was just switch liquid lightning onto my back bar and put hardend ward on my main.

  17. Alexander on March 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Awesome build my friend, super fun. What about a all round balance DD for PvP with the Socc ? I will lov to see a build like that. Thanks for you time and effort. See you around.

    • Deltia on March 20, 2015 at 12:43 am

      What is DD?

      • SteveD on March 20, 2015 at 10:44 am

        DD – Damage Dealer is equivalent to saying DPS I think

  18. Davina on March 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    4 awesome builds, just wondering as a bit of a Lone Wolf, which would be best for soloing as much High Level Content as possible (pve). I’ve a v10 Sorc with other classes coming along nicely and not sure where best to spend my limited time next

    Thanks in anticipation

  19. necrologik on March 19, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    i have this build since pts 1.6.0 hits xD !! just 1 spell is different is liquid lightning for structured entropy ^^

  20. Altha on March 19, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Looks great! As a user of your earlier sorc.magic.dps build, I was looking forward to your take on the post-1.6 age. Thank you!

  21. Jason Posh on March 20, 2015 at 3:12 am

    How did you get the crit chance to be roughly 50 percent? I run a build very similar to this and I struggle getting my crit percent over 35 percent?

    Thanks for any help!

    • Deltia on March 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Cyrodiil bonuses? Armor passives?

      • Lee Louviere on March 24, 2015 at 5:13 am

        You also have a little champion point buffing.

  22. Daevin Stormfire on March 20, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Deltia, I am looking into a Healing staff variant for bar 2. I am considering the AOE heal in place of impulse to keep with the AOE “slot” mentally, but would Healing Ward, or any other Resto abilty be a better option?

    • Deltia on March 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Healing Springs is still good to use.

  23. Owen on March 20, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Hey love the build, been playing around with it a bit and finding that if I mod it and use a two handed weapon, my spell damage (at least in my info) is quite alot higher. wondering what your thoughts on this are?

    • Deltia on March 20, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      That seems very bizarre. Do you have a different trait on your weapons?

      • Archamus on March 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm

        It is bizarre, but it’s the way it works with 1.6, and nothing to do with the weapon traits. I never would have even thought of checking something like this, but came across the info while looking at the templar healer 103 thread on tamriel foundry. I think it’s a 100+ gain in spell damage.

        • Lee Louviere on March 24, 2015 at 5:12 am

          That’s because every weapon offers it’s value in weapon and spell damage equally.

          The only difference is that you won’t be able to light weave, either choosing between losing that damage, or losing range (deadly).
          The next problem is that you don’t get any of the destro passives. Not as much of a problem because we aren’t using destro attacks, but I think there’s a few passives that affect everything, right?

  24. Stevey on March 20, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I’ve been using this build and enjoying it alot! I was just wondering if there are any alternatives to lightning splash? I don’t know why but I’ve never liked that ability.

    • Deltia on March 20, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      Tons of alternatives, even defensive ones. Structured Entropy is a great option as well or even Hardened Ward for protection.

      • BlackLungz 3000 on August 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm

        move is trash I tried it didn’t like it. Was trying to find a replacement for my mage light but no
        thanks it sucks.

        • BlackLungz 3000 on August 2, 2015 at 6:24 pm

          I just want to thank you for all the info on how to build a sorcerer. I started out following Ur builds to the letter. Then I tweaked it now im a beast but still feel like I can always improve. Anyways thanks u helped alot

      • Kellavega09 on October 13, 2015 at 2:59 pm

        I’m level 12 with my high elve mage, but I am finding the attitude and skill point a problem any help would be much appreciated.

  25. Tyr Brutus on March 20, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Does this build work for lvling till vr14?

    • Deltia on March 20, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      Yes and no. This build is designed for high damage with a pocket healer. If you’re leveling, you need more stuns and self heals. Basically replacing Liquid Lighting with Hardened Ward would help your survive a lot better.

  26. Gully on March 20, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Is High Elf the best race for this build or a Breton could work too?

    • Deltia on March 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Breton would give you better sustained for sure but less damage. So yes, anything really can work. My Nord DK is pulling 13k DPS with a magicka build so yeah.

  27. Daniel on March 21, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Other than spells and stuff to allocate points into, what are some passive skills to allocate points into? Like Light Armor and what not.

  28. Clint on March 21, 2015 at 6:22 am

    What proc tracking add on do you use?

  29. Michael on March 21, 2015 at 7:14 am

    This is a really good build I think. I did use some of the skills before, already, but this guide made it smooth and it explained some things to me, so I understand it better. Thnaks a lot.

  30. silentninja on March 21, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Hey! I used to play ESO when it was first launched. Didn’t really enjoy it. I am now getting back into it. So I am noob again 😛
    Seems to look much better then before.

    Is Breton a worthy race for Sorcerer, especially with this Build? I want to look more… Human and its traits interest me. Especially that spell resist.

  31. QxDaddy on March 21, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Deltia, would you mind posting the list of add-ons you use for 2.0.

  32. Khazai on March 21, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I tried this build and I like it. However in boss fights I seem to run out of magicka real fast. I am only VR5, and my equip is not the best, so I am only at 20k magicka (w/o food) and 1182 magicka regen.

    I tried equilibrium, but it requires a bar switch and consumes time to execute, and also only restores mana for like 1 spell (I have it still at lvl1 w/o morph though).

    Should I focus on using enegery overload to restore magicka in fight? So far I saved ultimate for meteors.

    Any tips?

    • Deltia on March 21, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      That or Dark Conversion on the third bar is great for restoring magicka.

  33. heewit on March 21, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Great build man! Would you change anything for v14 Dunmer?

    • Deltia on March 21, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Dunmer would be great as well for fire damage.

  34. Darkenedflame on March 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I really like the look of Ignition for endgame, however I was wondering why you use mages fury over endless fury as the explosion of mages fury only does more splash damage (in a small radius) and the kill proc of endless fury restores far more magica than the cost of several casts of the spell.

    • Jared on March 23, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      I’m no expert but I think mages wrath does more damage when u use it as an execute. The explosion deals a bigger splash damgage, true, but it also deals more damage to the target when it explodes. This would be stronger bc this is a damaged based build and magicka doesn’t seem like much of a problem

    • Deltia on March 24, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      For endgame PvE, you use this on bosses that won’t give you back magicka so more damage is better.

  35. Grogree on March 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Deltia!
    I like your build “Lightning Tornado” for Sorc. And I dicide to go with this build for my just created Khajiit. How do you think is it still actual in ESO 2.0?

    • Deltia on March 23, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      Haven’t worked on it yet, still going through builds.

  36. Keeks on March 23, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    This is a great build!! So powerful thanks for the help :). I was wondering if having both power surge and structured entropy on the build would be effective for more damage. Would it just be the same or double the effects of major sorcery?

    • keeks on March 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Nevermind saw the answer above XD

    • Deltia on March 24, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      They do not stack so use only one.

      • Anthony on January 13, 2016 at 8:57 pm

        Hey I have been following this build for my first play through of the game. I know it is not meant for low levels but I am doing it and love it. I just wanted to know your thoughts on velocious curse skill because I am not a high enough level to get bound aegis or conjured ward yet so I have this set in one of those slots until i get those skills and respec. My problem is that once I can get bound aegis and conjured ward they take up two slots on my bars but I would still like to use velocious curse because it does a lot of damage and helps to proc crystal frag. Is there any place for this skill in this build? The way I currently play at level 28 is i hit my first enemy with curse, liquid lightning the ground, and spam with force pulse until crystal frag procs and repeat. Thanks in advance!

        • Deltia on January 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm

          Curse is a great ability and it blows up targets in PvP. You can not use bound aegis and have more skills available which a lot of people do outside of specific PvE encounters.

          Yes if you like Curse, throw it into your rotation for massive burst.

  37. Swagmuffin on March 23, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I love this build! It’s amazing but I find myself not using impulse on the second bar so do you know about any other damage buffs (Besides Entropy) I could replace it with? Any helps great

    • Deltia on March 24, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      Elemental Blockade is good AoE damage.

    • Glen on March 30, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      if you find you are not using destruction staff at all on second bar..switch to 2h or dw – for some reason they give a spell dmg increase ( a pretty big one too). Then you can rely on your lightning spells (I use lightning form and liquid lightning – then just do light attacks with the 2h – the first passive unlocked in 2h allows your light and heavy attacks to hit more than one target and it rapid builds your ultimate. with power surge up you are ticking crit heals and since that boosts weapon and spell dmg all your attacks benefit.

      • Glen on March 30, 2015 at 2:35 pm

        p.s. and as you level up the 2h you open up more passives that basically increase your dmg on 2h sword ( my weapon of choice since I seem to get a 2h every time I do a trial and never get aethers….) you can enchant it for shock dmg as well..

  38. CrimsonMyst on March 24, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Could you tell me what addon you’re using for your health/mana/stamina bars in this video?

    • Deltia on March 24, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Wykkd’s Enhanced HUD

  39. Ecmdrw5 on March 24, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for the build. I’m running VR11 and got 10753 DPS

  40. Bullet66 on March 26, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Tried this build great DPS but too squishy for my stile of play had a hard time with Bosses and large mops

  41. Septimus Mezar on March 26, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Ive tried this build (with some adjustments) in trails and got between 11-13k single target dps without Valkyn Skoria.

    I do have a suggestion for boss fights with long execution phases and I would like to know what you think about this. You can use Elemental Blockade with a Lightning Staff instead of Fire Ring on your second bar. Liquid Lightning, Lighting Blockade and Mages Wrath will tick lightning damage about 6x per second. This will increase the chance to proc the 8k Disintegration damage to 36%, increasing execution dps by 2.9k theoretically.

  42. Harri on March 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Hey Deltia, I love your builds! I was wondering could you make a “Templar Tank” because I was thinking about making one I have a brief idea of what skills to pick but I wanted to see what you would take? 🙂

    • Deltia on March 26, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Similar to my updated T3 build with some more focus on magicka bubbles.

  43. Lawton on March 26, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Cool build but I have a couple questions:
    1. Seems too squishy, I’ve ran vdsa with this build and with 7/7 light and no ward fire ring spamming (requiring you to be in the middle of the pack) just leads to a quick death.
    2. I question the Valkyn choice as there seems to be a lack of DOTs. (Seems like force pulse and liquid lightning are the only DOTs in single target) Wouldn’t possibly 2 piece torugs be beneficial instead for the extra spell damage?
    3. I ran this build and was having problems with mana sustain in a long fight. Sure I can swap to the 3rd bar and channel dark conversion but it takes a heavy toll on DPS. Unless somebody is running elemental drain/siphon spirit in the group my magicka just doesn’t keep up.
    4. Cyrodiil’s Light Rings are 75-90k each; any jewelry alternatives?

    • Deltia on March 26, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      1) switch out something for Hardened Ward of Boundless Storm.

      2) You can but Impulse and your fire staff enchant are DoTs too

      3) Usually in a longterm fight there’s always someone running Siphon. You can use your backbar for that and ely drain on number one in a none AoE fight. You’ll never run out unless you’re a nord.

      4) Ring of the healer isn’t bad

    • Glen on March 30, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      what ever faction you are there are smaller ring sets +staff that give spell damage (in df they are called covenant rings) that plus the ice staff gives spell dmg and crits and you can re-enchant the rings to give more spell dmg…cheaper until you can get the cyrodil’s ight rings.

  44. Vaerah on March 27, 2015 at 12:47 am


    Cold you please post your max magicka without PvP buffs and food?
    I have your same gear but I come nowhere close to 31k magicka pool.
    This is very funny, considering you have two pieces with +health so in theory I should have more magicka than you.

    • Deltia on March 29, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Well I can’t rehome my cyrodiil campaign but the food gives me 3500.

  45. Olaf Grundvig on March 30, 2015 at 4:23 am

    I like the video alot and I change all my skills to 0.
    I’d just like to see some pvp builds as I would rather level up in pvp…which the game doesn’t support that much….exp and rewards are just not their like in raids and dungeons….shame on you Bethesda.

  46. Johnnyb.22 on March 30, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Hey there Deltia and fellow Sorcerers

    You mention some crafted 4/4 sets for low pre-VR14 levels..
    More accurate you said about Torug’s Pact with a combo of Twilight’s Embrace for more Health + Spell Power (and a bit of Spell crit.)

    Wouldn’t a 5/5 Seducer would be better with a 4/4 one of the previous?
    Especially when you combine the Vampirism what trully “sads” is that is nowhere to be seen!

    • Johnnyb.22 on March 30, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Correction: “”Wouldn’t a 5/5 Seducer would be better with a 3/3 set one of the previous?””

    • Deltia on March 31, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Well you can cast more but have way less spell power.

  47. glen on March 31, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    man I just run out of magicka with this – even tried to put siphon spirit on the first boss in HRC and ran out of gas…

    • Septimus Mezar on April 1, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      You can try 3x magicka reduction glyphs on jewelry to gain more magicka sustain. Usually its the healers job to apply siphon spirit, you could add elemental drain and avoid any magicka problems.

  48. necrologik on April 3, 2015 at 12:12 am

    deltia i find a way to proc more and more skoria who brings the build to the nest level but very difficult to play it cause of timing http://eso-skills.com/skill/index.html?m1=012191123131010190413100&m2=014032109231924190419200&i=32

  49. Marley on April 3, 2015 at 4:39 am

    How would you put the skill points for a lvl 20 Altmer?

    • Deltia on April 3, 2015 at 11:45 am

      All magicka while leveling.

  50. Ryan on April 4, 2015 at 5:34 am

    I’m having trouble getting the same stats as you on this build. I’m a high elf sorc, I have the same armor minus the Skoria set, however I cannot get the same health and magicka as you. Also the rings, did you add a spell damage glyph to them?

    • Deltia on April 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      There’s so much that goes into stats like champion points, cyrodiil bonuses etc. Yes I do have spell damage on two of my jewelry.

  51. Mike on April 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Question: since we want spell damage up I assume as high as we can get it, any thoughts about the champion points being used in the ability that ups poison, something, and magic damage? Sorry don’t have access right now but it’s under the thief tree I believe in the far right. Thanks

    • Deltia on April 5, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      Yeah I might make a video about this quick.

  52. Ginter on April 4, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    What race for a PVP magicka Sorc shall i take?
    Would it be good to take maybe imperial for more life?
    Or is Altmer/Breton better?

    I mean more damage is nice but if i dont survive long enough to deal it …

    • Deltia on April 5, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      High Elf hands down is THE best DPS in game…

      Who needs health when you can use Wards to protect yourself indefinitely.

      • Ginter on April 6, 2015 at 9:50 am

        Thanks for the answer, i am not used to sorcerer skills yet but now i can start my PVP sorc without bad feelings 🙂

        Looking forward to explore the power of a sorc in Cyrodil 🙂

        Thanks for all the time you invest on you vids and builds and for answering all the noob questions 😀

        SOmetimes i soend more time in watching your vids then playing ESO 😉

  53. zach on April 6, 2015 at 5:44 am

    might be a noob question. but why do you put inner light and bound aegis on both bars?

    • Deltia on April 6, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      13% max magicka.

    • Mike on April 7, 2015 at 1:28 am

      If you switch bars and they are not in that bar, the abilities turn off. Some abilities persist through bar changes and others do not. Any ability that doesn’t need a constant recast will deactivate

      • zach on April 7, 2015 at 2:35 am

        ohhh okay. thank you

  54. Matt on April 8, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Hey Deltia, I have a question
    When I first started, I chose a Dunmer because I wanted to be a vampire. Is that a valid choice for this build? Just how much am I losing by not being a High Elf?

    • Deltia on April 9, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Yes it’s the only choice that can mitigate the damn passively.

  55. Jon on April 13, 2015 at 4:09 am

    Hey Deltia, Thanks for the great guide. Do you have an estimate of DPS for different levels? I’m getting around 3.6k at v1. Is that good or bad?

    • Deltia on April 13, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      I don’t as I never used this during the leveling process.

  56. None on April 14, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Is there certain passive I should be using, and should I use this build for leveling?

    • Deltia on April 14, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      I take them all in skill line, armor and weapon.

  57. None on April 16, 2015 at 1:44 am

    would yo recommend becoming a vampire using this build?

    • Deltia on April 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      I do not use vampire no and don’t like the squishness.

  58. Luka on April 16, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Which skills would you swap out for PvP?

    • Deltia on April 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      A lot it would have to be an entirely different thing.

  59. Valok on April 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I understand that for PvP (close encounters) you need sustain in order to fight but wouldn’t this “fighting style” work if you were a nuker firing from behind? Or the same skill rotation in PvP does not cause enough burst damage?

    Nonetheless if you have the time, would you mind posting to us a build guide on PvP for this type of character?

    At any rate, this build is indeed extremely fun! Got my new Sorc to level 30 and he already melts everything. Thank you for the help!

    • Deltia on April 18, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Yeah it could but eventually you need to get up close to destroy Dragonknights. They will reflect nearly everything otherwise. I’m working on a PvP Sorc build at the moment.

      • TallTexan on April 18, 2015 at 8:50 pm

        I can’t wait for your pvp to get some insight, I am clueless on that!!!

  60. TallTexan on April 18, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    And a quick question, I have a v10 sorc same setup as stated as you, when going into an undead dungeon, would you switch evil hunter with inner light or does it not make a difference at this stage? Thanks again for a great site

    • Deltia on April 18, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      I’d probably switch for the execute honestly.

  61. Kevan klemm on April 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I am entirely new to this series and just started playing eso. If I wanted to make a great pvp champ, is it harmful to level up in attributes that I’m not spending points in? In other words does every skill level up reflect your total level in pvp?

  62. Grogin on April 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    You specifically saw this build was not a leveling build. Do you plan to do a leveling build similar to the Laceration DK leveling build?? Because that level of detail is what I’m looking for and I’m currently using that DK build on my DK. It was very well done by the way.

  63. DiabloMuerto on April 23, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Sort of off topic but can anyone tell me how you use the damage meter printout for Factory Tactical Combat (FTC) mod can’t seem to find it.

    • Lsmjudoka on April 24, 2015 at 1:26 am

      Go to Controls and scroll down until you find Foundry Tactical Combat controls, then bind Show Damage Meter to something

  64. G6000 on April 24, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Great build!! I normally dont comment but ive been having trouble in the vet pledges and used this build with a few minor tweaks but still focusing on Magika and spell damage. Im extremely squishy (13k) health so i used the hardend ward instead of surge and put the dark exchange on my 2nd bar instead of elemental ring with my devouring swarm ult on the 2nd as well and it seems to work out pretty nice also. Fantastic and simple build probalby my favorite yet. im a vr4 with 28.2k magika on this build and 1400 spell damage. “he hits like a mack truck” now thanks for the ignition.

  65. Incantomagnus on April 25, 2015 at 4:51 am

    This builds sounds exactly what I want. Thanks for the info bro. Been following you on twitch. Getting ESO for ps4. I can’t wait. Keep up the great work.

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  67. Daniel on May 3, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Hey ,) Great Build. Made it up to VR11 with it and its really fun to play and does tons of damage. I can really recommend this Build. Just one question:
    What potion do you use? Could you maybe add this and what ingredients you need to make it to the guide?

    • Daniel on May 3, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Today i leveled up my alchemy skill and found it out i think. dont know the correct english word for the sip cause i have the german client, but it gives you:
      -1964 magical crit.
      -20% additional magical damage
      -mana restoration

      It’s made out of:
      -Water Hyacinth
      -Lady’s Smock (im not sure about that one, how i said i have the german client and the name there is “Wiesenschaumkraut” but the traits should be the same)

      Do you agree? Or do you use an other potion? ^^

  68. Kronis on May 5, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Really cool guide.

    I have a series of noobish questions:
    1) the famous war between Structured Enrtopy and Power Surge; except the duration of surge, what are the reasons you chose it? According to the spell expanation, crit strikes heal of the same amount of the damage. The crystal proc is considered a crit? If so, i’d choose PS, otherise I’d rather chose SE even because the more times i cast spell, the higher is the crystal proc chance (I’d rather to put enrtopy on main bar)
    2) From your experience is good to have one piece of heavy and medium armor to get the Undaunted Mettle passive? I’ll get a 6% of Magicka, Health and Stamina losing 28% of magicka recovery. Does it wirth or not?
    3) Noobest question… :pcould you provide an chart to be sure i understand everything you chosen?

    • Kronis on May 5, 2015 at 11:06 am

      lìthe recovery loss with 5 light armor pieces is 8%. I mistyped

    • Deltia on May 6, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      I like Power Surge because the amount of self healing it provides me makes me tanky. However, pure max damage, you can’t beat Structured Entropy for more heal.

      It can be worth it, if you do short fights or run elemental drain. During a 120 second serpent fight, no, but a 40 second spindleclutch boss, yes.

      I don’t know which chart you want me to make?

      • Kronis on May 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm

        I don’t know which chart you want me to make?
        Something like this one. I tried to mix this build with the pvp one.

        I switched power surge with entropy :p
        The 2 handed sword as second weapon is because you have e better damage output

        I like Power Surge because the amount of self healing it provides me makes me tanky. However, pure max damage, you can’t beat Structured Entropy for more heal.
        I have a very good tank mate, so, if you say that entropy is for max dps, i’ll go entropy ^^


  69. Ptanim on May 11, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Great build… Thx Deltia!!! Would love to see your PvP version of sorcerer… 🙂

  70. SynxS1N on May 12, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Hi Deltia,

    This is a great guide and the build is working out really well for me so far. The only thing is that there isn’t an in depth description of passives. I enjoy and rely on all your sources of information. I think they’re the best of anyone else’s on the internet but that’s the one area you seem to fall short in so many of your videos/guides. Maybe passives are more obvious to veteran players but to newer ones, who are many of the people that will be looking for this info, it would be helpful to include deeper passive description. Such as which ones we should choose, how they work, and how soon we should get them.

    Not trying to troll and maybe I missed something along the way but I appreciate the guides. Thanks in advance.

  71. graham on May 13, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Hi there.
    I love the look of this build for endgame, but I would like to lvl initially as a stam sorc as that also looks a lot of fun 🙂 I having an issue as to which race I choose. Do I pick all magika (altmer or Breton), but then if I decide to stick with the stam build it might be an issue, or do I start with an Imperial or redguard but then I lose the magika benefits. Or dumner as that has a bonus to both?? Sorry for the silly question but any advice for the best race to have a go at both of these types before I settle would be much appreciated. Thanks

    • Deltia on May 13, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      High Elf for pure damage, Dunmer for PvP and Breton for balance.

  72. Daniel on May 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Would 7 light be good a sorcerer for PvP or would it be better to do 5 light and 2 heavy or 5 light and 2 medium?

    • Daniel on May 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Sorry I meant PvE

    • Deltia on May 13, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      PvE yes all light.

  73. anon on May 17, 2015 at 4:02 am

    I don’t see anything on what passives are suggested.

    • Deltia on May 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      I need to redo them with eso-skills passives.

  74. rogueweapon on May 18, 2015 at 8:11 am

    New player here and lvl 46 on this first ever build for ESO . Confused about which passives i should be taking as the build does not have those listed , also not too sure on how to load up my third bar or where i can see that bar as i only have 2 weapon slots with staff in
    thanks for build

    • Deltia on May 18, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Hey Rogue, have you checked out the video? Passives take all the armor, undaunted, skill line and weapons for starters 🙂

  75. Aiham on May 19, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    In pvp is the other morph of Magelight better I mean because you can see hidden enemies

  76. Lumine Faust on May 23, 2015 at 12:38 am

    im using this build the best i can but i am having some mana starvation issues of when i run out of magicka is can’t for the life of me keep it maintained even using heavy attacks and pots in between and end up resource starved at the worst times possible. champion point magicka recovery doesnt seem to help to hard either

    • Sugarcookiie on June 2, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Reduce magicka is way better than the regen magicka when it comes to champion points. Try reduction and see if you notice a big difference! 🙂

  77. An Evil Puppy on May 25, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Thanks for time spent to make a easy guide to follow. You might curse me for this but haven’t played yet due to lack of pc. I will be playing on the xb1. I was wondering if you know that this build would be viable on that platform? I hope it does because it looks like a ton of FUN. Thanks in advance.

    • Deltia on May 25, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      Yes there’s no reason the console would be any different.

  78. rogueweapon on May 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    hey , thanks for reply earlier . Was wondering if you could maybe explain what a crafted 4 and 4 piece torugs set is and maybe how to craft that ,

    Im currently VR 5 with the build , dont really use power surge a whole lot cause switching bars is a hassle , unless i know im going into a boss or hard fight and can prep .

    Also i only have about 12.5k health but around 22k magic without the pvp buffs , spent 22 points into health and hoping to maybe use to armour with health on and the rest magicka .

    But yeah , need some advice on crafting the torugs set or at least what material it uses so i can start saving for it please

    Thanks in advance

    • Deltia on May 26, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      You cannot craft Morag only from PvP do you get it. I honestly wouldn’t worry much about min/maxing your character at VR5 just level it.

    • Sugarcookiie on June 2, 2015 at 9:24 pm


      Requires learning 3 traits in each of the light armor slots for crafting clothing items. Attached is a link as to where you can crafte them.

  79. Ptanim on May 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Great build Deltia!!!
    Is there by any chance a PvP build for sorcs coming?

  80. OptiXonline on May 26, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    i have a question about passives. i dont know which i should choose and theres nothing about in this guide.

  81. Michiel on May 28, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I have looked at this build and notice that those abilities are toggle and reduce your max magika not increase is this still viable ?

  82. rogueweapon on May 31, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Made it to VR 7 with this build and dont see any reason why i cant go to VR12 , so yes this build is viable

    Pretty average gear atm but can still do dungeons and quest solo

  83. Sugarcookiie on June 2, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Hey Deltia,
    I am currently running your exact build and gear minus the master staff, no luck getting it to drop. Only difference is I am a dunmer. I also have spent more points into elemental expert.. I am medium weaving and running entropy instead of Surge. I am running around 17k health 28k magicka give or take pvp buffs not including food buffage… Suffering on dps.
    Any idea why?

  84. Sugarcookiie on June 3, 2015 at 7:07 am

    You also mentioned wanting a lightning mast staff over a fire. Can you explain why and would you run that on both bars? Why wouldn’t fire ring be better? Thanks and sorry for all the questions!

    • Sugarcookiie on June 3, 2015 at 7:33 am

      NM you cleared up the confusion later in the video specifying that you prefer fire staff.. Me too.

  85. Bepidemic on June 11, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Hey the guides great but could u add a section about passives there’s a lot in those trees I don’t seem to need

    • Deltia on June 22, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      I’ll be adding soon.

  86. littleoz2 on June 11, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Very nice build!, What passives did you use for it? or are the best to use?
    thank you

    • Deltia on June 22, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      I’ll post those when I update it.

  87. Frank on June 23, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I am also around level 10..so what do I allocate first? Is there a step by step guide? Don’t have hundreds of points yet so wonder where to start with this awesome build..thanks!

    • Frank on June 23, 2015 at 12:03 am

      By the way..excellent site!

    • Deltia on June 23, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      Go all into magicka to start.

  88. Mat Puckett on June 25, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    would you be able to make a Vamp/sorc build?

    • Deltia on June 25, 2015 at 7:16 pm


      • Mat Puckett on June 25, 2015 at 8:46 pm

        please do lol i have been looking for one with light armor and staffs and cant find one..

  89. Mesut on June 26, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Hi Deltia! I made your build. But i need your passive skills, can you add this? I’m vr3, running for all skyshards and trying to find grind zone… Do you Know new grind zones? (Except cracked wood Cave)

    Waiting for your reply, thank you. (Thx for the site-YouTube&twitch channels)

  90. rogueweapon on June 26, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Currently VR12 with the build and finding martial knowledge gear , 3 pieces for 149 spell damage
    also running 3 piece set , 2 rings and syrabane grip set robe for 130 spell damage

    30k magicka
    23k life
    37% crit
    1747 spell power

    Not sure if will be able to find a VR14 group to city of ash

    still enjoying the build , thanks

  91. Mesut on June 26, 2015 at 7:04 am

    My questions deleted?

    • Mesut on June 26, 2015 at 7:06 am

      My bad, little fault in my browser:

      “Hi Deltia! I made your build. But i need your passive skills, can you add this? I’m vr3, running for all skyshards and trying to find grind zone… Do you Know new grind zones? (Except cracked wood Cave)

      Waiting for your reply, thank you. (Thx for the site-YouTube&twitch channels)”

      • Deltia on June 28, 2015 at 3:57 am

        I will add those eventually when I update all the builds.

    • Deltia on June 28, 2015 at 3:56 am


  92. Kai on June 26, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Can you post the Passives?

  93. Nymfi on June 29, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Hello Deltia.. I wanna ask you.. what do you think about the mage guild skill “Entropy” ? and do you find it wrong to use instead of bound aeigs?

    • Deltia on June 29, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Love it, but doesn’t increase max magicka the same way bound armor does. It’s a great replacement for power surge.

  94. keto3000 on June 29, 2015 at 3:20 am

    Hey Deltia!

    As always, I’m a loyal fan of your site, however, I am really hoping that par to your cleanup and consolidation efforts on the site will include ARCHIVING all the older 1.5 builds and leaving only the 2.0 builds linked to tags. It’s frustrating to have to sift through links that keep taking me back to the older builds, although they are great, they no longer apply, so if ARCHIVES were set up, you could actually keep them on a completely separate site to save data space and simply provide a LINK from your active website. Just a thought to help! Cheers, keto

    • Deltia on June 29, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks for the feedback. I definitely plan to clean up the site now that it’s moved over. I just finished my 8th VR14 so no more grinding.

  95. ADKarpes on June 29, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Is this build still a viable damage load out for (PS4) June 29th 2015?

  96. Tony on June 29, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Deltia, sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, but could you list the passives you use for this build.

    • Deltia on June 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Will be updating with that soon.

  97. ADKarpes on June 30, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Should I still be using Mage light as the buff for this build? It says it increases spell critical rating but decreases magicka. Is that because it’s not morphed or is that a nerf? And is there a difference between spell critical rating and spell critical %?

    • Sn0wed0ut on July 1, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      It will increase magicka instead of decrease upon morphing into inner light

    • Deltia on July 1, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Yes and yes.

  98. RussellSmash913 on June 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Quick question still trying to figure everything out, I’m on Xbox one and noticed if you toggle a buff then swap bars and you don’t have that buff slotted in the bar you swap to you lose the buff. So my question is about power surge. You say inner light, bound aegis, power surge then swap to bar one but bar one doesn’t have it. My apologies if the answer is obvious.

    • Crunchyy on July 5, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Power Surge is actually a “cast this once every 23 seconds and you’re good to go ability.

      Unlike Inner Light and Bound Aegis it is not a toggle ability and therefore lasts 23 seconds from when you cast it.

      • Mike on July 10, 2015 at 9:55 pm

        I think hes saying use bound armor bc of the buff to total magika, not actual tesistance.

  99. ReflectedTen8 on July 5, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    This looks like a really amazing build but could you please list the passive

  100. Matt on July 5, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Great vids man,would love to try this late game, but was wondering if your ever going to show a sorc leveling guild that uses magic (such as a build like this) but in the early stages

  101. Bruno on July 6, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Sorry if this sounds like a too noob question but I started playing only recently and I`m still learning about the game mechanics so, these equipments you wear, all of them come from loot/reward or you can craft them? If the former, what if by any reason one cannot find them? Are there viable, and maybe craftable, alternatives?

    • Deltia on July 8, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      I tell you exactly how to obtain them in the gear section of the guide.

  102. AUTUMNcore on July 6, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    About the gear, what piece should be heavy and what should be medium in your opinion? Also what is with the 3th skill bar? thought there were only 2? or am I missing something?

    • Deltia on July 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Chest for more armor, legs for more armor. The third bar is activated by Overload.

  103. f0kuz on July 7, 2015 at 6:03 am

    hey deltia, I play on the Xbox and I noticed that when you have an ability on bar2 that isn’t on bar1, when you switch back to bar1 the buff is no longer present. I’m only a level 32 but I have all of the abilities shown here unlocked and morphed besides the mages guild ultimate.

    on bar1 I currently have Unstable Clannfear (for tanking), Force Pulse, Inner Light, Bound Armor, Crystal Fragments, and Overload as my ult. If I remove Unstable Clannfear, Inner Light, and Bound Armor from bar1 and put them on bar2, use them on bar2, then switch back to bar 1, I no longer have a Clannfear, Inner Light, or Bound Armor buff.

    the only way I can keep the buffs up when switching bars is if I have the buff on both bars. therefore, having Power Surge on Bar2 only is sort of pointless since when I switch back to Bar1, I no longer have the Power Surge buff.

    Is this an issue because of my level, or is this intended behavior with bar switching? If it’s intended, what would you recommend in place of Power Surge on bar2 since I’ll have to use spell power potions in place of Power Surge.


    • f0kuz on July 7, 2015 at 6:05 am

      Sorry, I didn’t read through all of the comments and noticed RussellSmash913 brought up the same issue of switching bars and losing buffs. I’ll watch both of our comments for a reply.

  104. f0kuz on July 8, 2015 at 4:30 am

    What is the reasoning for putting points in to the Daedric Summoning passives Rebate and Expert Summoner when you don’t have a summoned creature? Only Daedric Summoning ability you’re using is Bound Aegis. Is Bound Aegis considered a summoned creature?

    • Deltia on July 8, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      None, other than if I use a pet in the future I don’t have to reapply points.

      • f0kuz on July 8, 2015 at 11:29 pm

        awesome, thanks for replying. just wanted to see if i was overlooking something with the build.

        thank you.

  105. Jackjb on July 10, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Hey buddy. Awesome guide! Just wondering is all the relevant details the same for PS4 as they are for PC?

  106. Mike on July 10, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Hey you might have posted it, but im wondering what youre skill ratio for magika/health is for all sorc? Like 30 magika/20 health +\- for VR levels. Im having trouble in VR dungeons with my scorc, im VR3. Went Breton, wish i went high elf. Do you reccomend a vampire/werewolf at all? Thanks for your pages, ive viewed a bunch a few times and all good stuff!

  107. Mike on July 10, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Hey you might have posted it, but im wondering what youre skill ratio for magika/health is for all sorc? Like 30 magika/20 health +\- for VR levels. Im having trouble in VR dungeons with my scorc, im VR3. Went Breton, wish i went high elf. Do you reccomend a vampire/werewolf at all? Thanks for your pages, ive viewed a bunch a few times and all good stuff!

    **reposted so i could see your reply, forgot to click that!

  108. Allen on July 12, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I play on the ps4 and I see the pictures of your passive a but unfortunately not sure what they are. Do you have them listed somewhere and I am overlooking them? Just reset skills and trying to figure out best passive a for this build. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for the great site!

    • Deltia on July 13, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      I just updated it click on passive image.

  109. DoomPenguin on July 15, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Hey Deltia awesome guide ! I was wondering if putting more points into Thaumaturge and Elemental Expert in the Mage Champion trees would be better overall?

    • DoomPenguin on July 15, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Nevermind lol I’m an idiot. I see what you meant now. But, I have another question. What do you mean by more max magika is more spell damage?

    • Deltia on July 15, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      Thum hands down.

  110. Zanthrin on July 15, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Hey deltia what would u say is better magicka dps this or the omega templar for pve and pvp?

    • Deltia on July 17, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      Omega because it’s much easier.

  111. Ray on July 16, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Thanks a lot for the video bro! Im new to the game since xbox and Ive been following along steadily with this build since lvl 1. Im finally hitting the veteran ranks now and loving it. Loved it so much I actually took time out to comment haha

  112. Zeroknight2001 on July 16, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Hey Deltia. Love your site. Love your enthusiasm for the game and towards your fans. Just wanted to comment on your build here. Currently I’m a v6 altmer rubbing a build as close to this as i can manage, i do feel slightly squishy, BUT everything melts. I may get hit a couple of times but i can survive that. My highest dps to date is roughly 11k. Granted its not in a boss or anything, just some mammoths. However mutt dad was running this build and told me his highest was upwards of 30k. Can’t wait to get to v14 and start seeing those numbers. Ps. I use ftc as well, that’s where i got my dps numbers from.

    • Zeroknight2001 on July 16, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Damn auto correct. My phone hates me sometimes. Lol

  113. DrBagz on July 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Deltia! I am currently VR4 and running this build. Great job! Love it even while leveling. For those leveling, I have found running Hardened Ward on bar 2 helps a ton and at times dark exchange as well .

    I have been crafting gear sets and am unsure where my priority should be with set bonuses. Specifically, would spell damage or spell critical bonuses be more advantageous? Thanks!

    • Deltia on July 17, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      Magnus use that.

  114. DrBagz on July 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Repost (my comment disappeared for some reason?)

    Deltia! I am currently VR4 and running this build. Great job! Love it even while leveling. For those leveling, I have found running Hardened Ward on bar 2 helps a ton and at times dark exchange as well .

    I have been crafting gear sets and am unsure where my priority should be with set bonuses. Specifically, would spell damage or spell critical bonuses be more advantageous? Thanks!

  115. death2rate on July 16, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Does this build have more single target dps than the omega templar. For bosses

  116. EarthQuake_Rlz on July 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Hello Deltia.
    I’m a new player, i play ESO in PS4. I’m a VR 4 high elf sorcerer… I don’t have the gears that you have, but i can do item sets with 3 traits. I was watching your video, you suggested the sets of Twilight’s and Torug’s. So What do you suggest? all of them light, medium or heavy? or mix?

  117. Wizaaard on July 18, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    So should I use entropy now or surge? (Currently level 35)

  118. EarthQuake_Rlz on July 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Dude… I’m using surge, but i’m dying really easy when i fight against 3 or more trash… What should i do?

    • DrBagz on July 19, 2015 at 2:41 am

      hardened ward in place of elemental ring is what I did. Buff it along with surge

  119. RagedScorpion on July 20, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Great work man! I love your work. Ive been following it since I first started playing a few weeks ago (newbie here). I do have a question- on your first screenshot you show 52 point pnts to Magic and 10 to health, but on a few screenshots lower you show 40 magic and 22 health. Which is the best point allocation for this build?

  120. xzArcheRzx on July 22, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Hey delta,
    What abilities are in the tertiary bar?

  121. MrDerrikk on July 23, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Hey Deltia, what’s your opinion on the Necropotence set for PvE? I can see it being immensely useful for a DD sorc that uses pets to get that extra boost in damage

  122. Justin on July 23, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    So I really like this build but I see you said it’s not good at low levels. I am level 15 and I want to work towards this build while still dealing good damage. I realized doing the undaunted dungeon that my dps isn’t very good currently. I am using crystal shard (unmorphed but can morph) mage’s light, and lightning form. I also use summon familiar just to get that skill up and having another target helps when soloing. Should I get liquid lightning? My first 2 race (altmer) perks and light armor perks are maxed for my level. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    • Sugarcookiie on July 25, 2015 at 10:26 am

      At 15 don’t worry too much about your dps. Focus on unlocking key spells you’ll need down the road. I highly recommend putting a point in the destro staff tree and start leveling up to get force pulse and elemental ring* (aoe god). Liquid lighting would be good to level up. Try force pulse, frags, liquid lightning, mage wrath, and mage light to level skills and still do decent dps :)! (IMHO) good luck!!

  123. Jflow_79 on July 26, 2015 at 2:52 am

    I started a new Sorc and started out at lvl 3, going off this build and at lvl 29 I am a power house. The content my level I can 2 to 3 shot and stuff a level or 2 above mine is still easy. Not to mention using the Rest staff until 15 worked great as I started doing the group delves then wanting to mainly see the DPS in action there but our healer ended up bailing and I healed through the first 6 dungeons with 4 points in Resto Staff. I can’t wait to see how it works at Vet ranks…this is a monster damage build and I want to thank you for your hard work.
    Though I am on PS4 I can’t see a DPS meter:(

  124. ALert on July 26, 2015 at 7:56 am

    picture Link to your passive and champion points for this build is broken !! please fix thank you

  125. Slayercurve on July 26, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Love the build, lvl 27, can’t wait to get to that point, that aoe and dps is beautiful.

  126. C.P on July 27, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    What abilities would you recommend for early levels? Also, is this build still good for the new patch? Thanks

    • Justin on July 27, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      I am level 15 and I am finding that you should get crystal shards and morph it to crystal frags as soon as possible. I just spam a low cost destruction staff ability until it procs. Even at low level still hits pretty hard lol

  127. jason on July 29, 2015 at 7:26 am

    i love this build and use it on my ps4 as you mentioned bar swapping is a pain on the ps4 so what i did instead is replaced bound aegis on your main attack bar with power surge because once bound aegis is active it stays active power surge dont, this way i dont have to worry about keeping buff up by trying to bar swap on the ps4 so much easier 🙂

  128. frenchgoat on July 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Great build! I love using this! I switched one thing around in the power overload bar while in ultimate I removed the harness magicka with power surge so I can deal even more damage while in ultimate. I rarely find it necessary to even use my main bubble while in vet city of ash and I’m a vampire with this build. Going to get rid of vampire soon to make it easier on my healer

  129. unwoman on July 31, 2015 at 5:34 am

    This build has been incredible for leveling, however I reached a point where I’d like some advice.

    I hit 33 and finally had enough points to get the majority of the right spells on both bars and replace my summoned pet, which obviously makes solo questing a bit more challenging at times but by no way impossible. I saw Deltias previous suggestion about replacing Liquid Lightning with Hardened Ward for survivability, but my question is should I be using my summoned pet while leveling or no?

    • Deltia on August 1, 2015 at 12:16 am

      I don’t find it valuable but if you like it go ahead.

  130. Stevie on July 31, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Deltia, greets from the UK! Absolutely my favourite build at the moment. Soooooo much fun to play and the damage is crazy – even at low levels!
    By the way, you need to sell t-shirts with “HITS LIKE A TRUCK!” on it 😀 😀 😀

  131. Alex on July 31, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Love the build.. Very useful. I just got to v4 right now and a quick question about gear.. Should i stick with an updated of magnus and seducer or go to night mother and willow path? Thanks!

    • Deltia on August 1, 2015 at 12:40 am

      I use magnus

  132. Stevie on August 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Can anyone suggest what you would do to convert this build to PvP? Would it need any tweaking?

  133. Stevie on August 4, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Can anyone suggest what you would do to convert this build to a pure PvP build? Would it need major (or any!) tweaking?

    • Daniel on August 5, 2015 at 2:25 am

      Read the frag out build for 1.6

  134. Mighty Memnon on August 5, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Hi Deltia

    Currently levelling an altmer sort, level 25, using crushing shock as main dps, crystal frags proc, just got impulse for are. Using bound agis and have been using double pets. Is it more efficient dps without pets and adding in inner light and, something else until I get power surge or will the pets be worth keeping around for damage and utility?


  135. Shaman on August 6, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Power surge increases weapon damage not spell damage … At least looking at the numbers and description… Am I missing something?

    • Deltia on August 6, 2015 at 2:59 am

      Crit surge is weapon, power surge is spell.

    • Stevie on August 6, 2015 at 8:18 am

      Power Surge description: “Invoke Meridia’s name to get a rush of power, granting you Major Brutality and Major Sorcery, which increase Weapon and Spell Damage by 20% for 20 seconds.
      While active, critical strikes heal you for of the damage done. “

  136. Sandymorte on August 7, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Deltia, I like your build if I am in a group. However, I am V7 and solo a lot. What changes would you make to your build for PvE around V5-9? Also, I noticed your build didn’t take the newly buffed up pets into account ,which is being further buffed in the new imperial city upcoming patch. Would you use recommend pets when either soloing or grouping? If so, what new build would you use?
    Finally, you recommend to use potions. Do you use them on trash mobs too or just on boss fights?
    A good discussion of what you would do while leveling solo would be a great help. Thanks

    • Deltia on August 8, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      That’s tough. I haven’t played this build in awhile and might go to Necromancer type thing in Update 7. It’s not my favorite build though the most popular. I’ll give it a thorough review once patch is released.

  137. Sandymorte on August 8, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Deltia, I like your build if I am in a group. However, I am V7 and solo a lot. What changes would you make to your build for PvE and around V5-9? Also, I noticed your build didn’t take the newly buffed up pets into account ,which is being further buffed in the new imperial city upcoming patch. Would you use recommend pets when either soloing or grouping?
    A good discussion of what you would do while leveling alone would be a great help. Thanks

    • Deltia on August 8, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      I honestly can’t say haven’t tested the Sorc much.

  138. Prospect on August 9, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Hey, just wondering why you dont use structured entropy as well since it increases spell dmg? What i tested i used power surge and checked damage on ability then used structured entropy and damage still went up. Playing on ps4. Thanks 🙂

  139. Helldir on August 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Deltia, how do you get that Breton heavy armour look even though you’re not wearing it? I don’t see anything in your costume slot.

  140. Samuel on August 17, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Hey Deltia,
    Nice build man.
    I have one question about the passives. I see that you take all passives from the sorc skill lines, even the ones related to summoned creatures, isn’t that a waste of skill point? Or is there a reason for getting those passives?

    • Niocron on August 24, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      I’ve asked me the same question…also im a little confused about gear and passives….are they really worth it if you only have one item (medium/heavy gear)?

  141. Nrzneil on August 21, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Hey dude thanks for this. Starting ESO this weekend will definitely be aiming for a similar build. Not played an MMORPG for 8 years!!!

  142. Brian on August 21, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I’m running a camp high elf sorc. How would you modify this adding vamp into the equation. I’m considering the Imperial City changes. (Fire damage won’t be quite the nightmare it currently is).

  143. Ninjas990 on August 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Like you update Ignition soccer to imperial city as coming out soon know bussing other build

  144. Sensei206 on August 23, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Hi Deltia, love this build and it works for me, the article is a little confusing tho you state 52 mag 10 health then further down you state 42 mag 20 Health then 40 mag 22 Health… Please confirm which is correct, also is this build upto date?

    • Deltia on August 23, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      All magicka.

      • Sensei206 on August 23, 2015 at 9:31 pm

        Realy 0 health? Wont i die quickly?

        • Deltia on August 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm

          You can have 30k worth of wards up at all times, health doesn’t matter if you recast wards.

        • keto on August 25, 2015 at 9:18 pm

          Hey Deltia, do you still recommend using health enchants on your 3 large armor pieces: chest, head, legs?

  145. Tuan on August 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    how come your regen is only 800? isn’t that too low?

  146. Elliot on August 24, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I’m V13 with pretty much the same skills and spell damage gear like martial knowledge and adroitness but I don’t seem to cast any where near as many spells as you do, it runs out incredibly quickly so I have to wear at least full seducer to even start to sustain my magicka with only 1400 spell damage which effects my performance negatively. I’m confused, I need help.

    • Deltia on August 25, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Do you have Cyrodiil’s light rings?

  147. HatoreeHanzo on August 27, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I’ve been running this build for awhile and love it, with a few alterations until I can get the Skoria/Adroitness pieces & Light rings. I run this in both PVE and PVP. PVE I’ve done the Trials and can solo 50% of Upper CL without issue. PVP I feel like a god, especially in Overload where I hit for about 12k per light attack.

    – 4 Martial Knowledge
    – 2x Magnus Destro Staff (Nirnhoned)
    – 3 Magnus (Light)
    – 2 Healer (Neck/Ring)
    – 1 Spell Dmg Ring

    Bar One (PVE)/(**PVP**)
    Inner Light
    Bound Aegis
    Liquid Lightning (**PVP Swap Daedric Minefield**)
    Crystal Fragments
    Force Pulse
    Shooting Star (Only use this on big pulls grouped up)

    Bar Two (PVE)/(**PVP**):
    Inner Light
    Bound Aegis
    Power Surge
    Hardened Ward
    Elemental Ring (**PVP Swap Ball of Lightning**)

    Bar Three (Overload):
    Inner Light
    Bound Aegis
    Power Surge
    Hardened Ward
    Mage’s Wrath
    ^ This bar pretty much melts everything in both PVE and PVP, including myself if DKs reflect.

    Without food I’m sitting around 36k Magicka, 2k spell power, and only 9k health; but who needs health when you have Hardened Ward amiright?!

    I have a few thoughts/questions.
    1. With the new monster head dropping in Imperial City. Can you imagine what that spell power will do for Overload light attacks?! I wonder if the 50% skill cost increase also applies to diminishing Ultimate?

    2. My Overload Bar in PVP might need an adjustment. I am considering taking out Mage’s Wrath to use something with a knock down or some kind of CC. I find myself wishing for a Frag proc that isn’t there in some instances when I’m on this bar in Cyrodil. If I started the fight with CC there isn’t many that would survive 3 quick light attacks.

    3. I am considering running DW on my second bar for the increase in spell power. That way when I switch into Overload it’s basing off of my DW spell power and not my Bar One Destro. In this event I would swap Elemental Ring for Velocious Curse.

    4. Is the Skoria 2 piece really worth it? I was considering running Torug’s for the consistency of the spell power. Possibly in (Medium/Heavy) for the 6% Undaunted Passive.

    Thanks for all the work you put into this and what you’ve done for the community.

    • HatoreeHanzo on August 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      3. I am considering running DW on my second bar for the increase in spell power. That way when I switch into Overload it’s basing off of my DW spell power and not my Bar TWO Destro. In this event I would swap Elemental Ring for Velocious Curse.

  148. HatoreeHanzo on August 27, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Why was my comment removed?

  149. John on August 27, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Hey Deltia – Using the build and loving it, thanks so much! I have some questions about the passives and it looks like others did as well (tried to read through so as not to duplicate Q&A). You have points allocated to Medium & Heavy armor – why is this when the build wears all light? Also, there are other passive points allocated to skills & abilities that aren’t active, was this because of build testing or is there some intent / some unseen benefit that comes with these? It’s been throwing me off and I have about 50 skill points not used at the moment and want to know how to allocate them. Maybe a “pimp my build” would be in order? 🙂

  150. MFFM on August 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    thx deltia,

    I’m only level 34, but this build is giving me so much fun, need meteor and the gear sets to have more fun. This build truly made me feel like a boss, especially with energy overload on, damn I hit like a boss frag-on!

  151. Tuan on August 28, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    is this still viable in update 7?

  152. Jared on August 29, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Just tried your build at vr2 after doing a hybrid for the past 30 levels. I’ve killed 4 mobs so far with 4 twilights embrace and 3 torugs. Holy crap this is way way better. Hits a a truck is freaking right.

  153. Caestrina on September 1, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Hey Deltia! I got just two general Questions about Abilities for Sorc Magicka DPS:
    Dark Exchange or Equilibrium? And:
    Entropy or Power Surge?
    Im talking about Group Content and just wanted to know your opinion because i dont have that much time for testing and Stuff.

    • Deltia on September 3, 2015 at 1:50 am

      Depends, do you want quick or slow?

      Depends, do you want self healing or burst?

      Define group, like PvP/PvE?

  154. Preston on September 3, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Hey Deltia, I know this is more of an endgame build, but I am trying to base my current build off of it, I am V3. I’m running the 5 pc Seducers, and 3 pc Magnus sets. This puts me at around 20k magic and 12k health without food, 940 spell crit at 52% w/ magelight active. I think I should probably respec my attributes to get around 15k health since I don’t really want to change my armor for awhile. I just want to make sure that I should be trying to hit that 3/2 magic/health ratio as I am leveling. Thanks, love your builds!

  155. Davide on September 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Hey dealtia thanks for this greating build! have you any sudjest to improve it with the new update?

    • Deltia on September 5, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      It’ll take time to test with new update, no plans or timeline when that will be accomplished.

  156. Davey on September 8, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Would there ever be use for a build that was half this and half healer? I’m wondering about a pvp build that’s healing their group in one slot, then when things are safe they slot over to deal some damage like this guy.

    • Deltia on September 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      I don’t sorc heal, but possibly.

    • Preston on September 9, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      You might consider the PvP “Frag Out” build. It has a resto staff on the back bar. You could possibly change a few things up to get healing springs on there. I am pretty sure that this build is for PvE though.

  157. Zilly on September 16, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Sorry if I missed it, but what is the point of vampire in the updated build? I haven’t really had much experience with vampire just yet.

    • Preston on September 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      I’m not sure what ‘updated build’ you are referring to, however becoming a vampire has both advantages and disadvantages. The passives for the Vampire skill line include Increase Magic and Stam recovery by 10%, take 33% less damage when below 50% health. These two passives only work when a vampire skill is slotted on your bar. The update that came out yesterday (Xbox) / today (PS) reduced the disadvantages of Vampirism so you now only take 25% more fire damage (rather than 40%), and I believe your health regens slower, but I’m not sure how much. Before the update Deltia said that he isn’t a vampire in this build because the cons outweigh the pros, however the update may have changed this.

      • Zilly on September 16, 2015 at 9:45 pm

        I meant the 52 Magic/10 Health build, because it has the vampire passives.

      • Zilly on September 16, 2015 at 11:36 pm

        I meant the build with 52 Health/10 Magic. One set of passives listed there are vampire passives. I do remember him saying that about vampire too, which is why I’m confused as to why he has it in that one.

  158. Megaira on September 17, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Hi there Deltia,
    I am planning und starting a magicka sorc.
    Do you think an Imperial could rock on this build, too?

  159. Schizoguard on September 17, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Hi there, I’ve been using your build for quite some time now and i’m quite happy using it so far 🙂
    Now that the DLC hit on the consoles (i’m on PS4) I was wondering if you’d recommend any of the new gear sets or do the skoria, martial knowledge and adroitness still suffice?

  160. Lewis on September 26, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Hi dude, sorry if this has already been asked, but would you replace the Valkyn Skoria set with the Molag Kena set now? Is spell damage still the way to go?

    • Lewis on September 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

      If spell damage is still the way to go would you also swap Martial Knowledge for Overwhelming Surge and Cyrodiil’s Light for Willpower?

      • Xavier on October 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm

        Hey why didn’t you use threatened ward in either of the h? Three bars is it to op or is it just to much magical absorption

  161. Josh on October 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Is there any alternative and craftable setup that could be used to get close to this so I could use the Nirnhoned trait?

    • Deltia on October 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Yes, I’ll be updating it soon, Julionous or Twice Born Star.

      • Josh on October 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm

        Really? Even it giving Spell Critical instead of Spell Damage like in this setup? Now I’m curious…

        • Sensei206 on October 23, 2015 at 3:31 pm

          Deltia i love your builds but please can we get an update on this build…. Been waiting a while now.

          • Jdejean55 on October 23, 2015 at 4:44 pm

            Dont get your hopes up Deltia deleted this sorc build 4 months ago and replaced with a stamina sorc… he had to delete it because he already had characters so he deleted the one he least cared about…. dont believe me? Go watch his lightning tornado video… thats character he replaced it with….. “Why wouldnt deltia tell us?” You ask? Because he still wants the web traffic to his website… he doesnt care that you are wasting your time trying to attain a dps rate that is no longer possible with this build…. look at the top this was from a few updates ago and almost every ability has changed. SO IF YOUR LOOKING FOR AN UPDATE DONT GET YOUR HOPES UP BECAUSE DELTIA ISNT ADDING ONE ANYTIME SOON. Think about it he had 8 different characters and chose the build you and I like to delete. He think magicka sorc sucks so bad that it wasnt worth keeping a VR14 sorc.


          • Deltia on October 24, 2015 at 2:02 pm

            Well I’m actually leveling skills on my stamina sorc converting to magicka but of course I want website traffic. Thanks for your comment…..

          • Sensei206 on October 24, 2015 at 5:39 pm

            Deltia comon then dude listen to your fans….. Or advis me of a better DPS build someone else has made……

          • Kfro on October 26, 2015 at 6:36 am

            lol, read the abilities and try to build a high dps build. Plus he is leveling a sorc.

  162. Mike on October 22, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Would this be your favorite build for long range dps? I’m looking for a build that stays in the back and shoots for high damage in high level PVE group content. I’m not coordinated enough for playing the tank or healer role.

    • Deltia on October 22, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      No, but it’s great for burst and fun.

      • Mike on October 23, 2015 at 12:53 am

        I see. Well which build would you recommended for ranged dps PVE?

  163. Ron on October 25, 2015 at 7:04 am

    The trouble with this build or any magic Sroc build is power surge. Sroc’s just don’t have any good self heals. Take Crit surge over power surge and the heals are better but you hit like a wet noodle! The new DLC killed my Crit build. With this build I found that in Sole PVE that without hardened ward on my back bar you just die a lot. Nobody wants to play a toggle master! If Deltia did get rid of his magic Sroc I don’t blame him as I’v given up on mine for now! My hope is that in the new DLC coming in Nov. we get some much needed love but I have not seen anything in the patch notes to make me think so!

  164. matthew on October 26, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Been playing this build for a while now and im Vr16 with 21k heath and 30k magicka

    Yes i run hardend ward on my back bar , sometimes run a restro with healing springs , sometimes run harness magicka also

    Running 7 light with 2 adroitness and 2 cyrodiils light , its pretty awesome farming and questing

    If your not having fun you should probly just choose another build

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  166. Luke on November 20, 2015 at 1:42 am

    I’m ready for this build to make a reappearance. This was my first Sorc build and I love it.

  167. Ethan on December 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

    I absolutely love this build. I switched some things around. Put Hardened ward on my main bar, switching it with liquid lightning. Making survivability a little bit better. I’ve been combining Shooting Star with Liquid Lightning, plus Force pulse and procs when they happen To help max my DPS while shooting star is up. I ALWAYS keep hardened ward up. Rarely does anything get through and if it does, I just throw up a potion and pop the ward up again. Also have been using this build for PvP. Gotta say it seems like it does the job well enough. Nice build Deltia. Keep it up man!

  168. Lionnel on December 9, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Thx. Ignition 2.2 looks amazing.

  169. ninja on December 11, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    thank you update

  170. Ethan on December 12, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Hey Deltia. Okay, so from what I have been hearing is that Divines is more effective on 3-4 armor pieces than on all 7. That the buff is small from divines overall so it’s better to put infused on the big pieces like chest , legs, and head to really max out the enchantments instead. Was just curious as to your thoughts on it?

    • Deltia on December 13, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      I’ve heard both arguments and honestly I don’t know the math behind it. I’ve switched to all divines and like it for PvE.

    • keto3000 on December 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

      since mounds stones got buffed in 1.7, the benefit from all 7 in divines is greater than the small benefit you would get from infused vs divines on the 3 large pieces, imo. For the math on this, you can visit:

      look at: page 1, post #1 FUNDAMENTAL EQUATIONS, then the section entitled ‘Divines vs Infused’

      Cheers, keto

      • Ethan on December 14, 2015 at 5:02 am

        Thanks kind sir

      • Deltia on December 14, 2015 at 4:53 pm

        Wow that’s some math, thanks for the link.

  171. S7ewie on December 15, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Hey Deltia, love your builds and guides.

    I’m still levelling my sorc. Is this build at least “usable” at lower levels or does it really not work without the champion points?


    • Deltia on December 15, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      No, I wouldn’t use this because you need more self healing and sustained at low levels/CP. Try Frag Out.

      • S7ewie on December 15, 2015 at 6:14 pm

        Thanks, Is Frag Out still good for PvE?

        • Deltia on December 17, 2015 at 4:42 pm


          • S7ewie on December 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm

            Would you recommend anything for PvE levelling and dungeons etc?


          • Deltia on December 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm

            Frag Out for leveling, this for end game PvE.

  172. Cameron on December 15, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Just wondering what are the benefits of using two sword rather than a staff.

    • Deltia on December 17, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Spell Power

  173. JCold on December 16, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    What is the style of the breeches on this character?

  174. Rullof on December 18, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Why do you enchant the swords? The enchantment only applies on basic attacks and weapon skills (which you won’t be doing).

    Proof: Did u ever had to recharge those swords?

    • Deltia on December 19, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      Why not? Just in case I light attack not a big deal either way.

  175. Hexipox on December 23, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Deltia, or anyone else here, who can explain why you have poison on offhand weapon enchant? What is the beneficial properties of poison? I believe there is something i do not know =)

    • Deltia on December 23, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      It does the most damage in PvE.

  176. Rivitir on December 24, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Hey Deltia,
    I was wondering if you would weigh in on the benefit of two swords, over one hand (sword) and shield? I feel like it would be beneficial, if you were going with precise over nirnhoned for the sword(s).

  177. Brandia on December 29, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Is that build still good or do you have better PVE builds for the sorcerer?
    Since today I’m an vampire. Should I be or not be an vampire?

  178. Last chance on January 10, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I know you probably pretty busy but I’m currently working on a character like this and would love it if you did a skill break down like you usually do for the new update thanks the bar thing confuses me

  179. Patriarchalex on January 18, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Hey, Deltia. Great work as always! I’m using the Frag-out guide just for leveling purposes, which uses Resto staff on bar 2. When do you recommend I switch over to DW.

    On that note, do you think I should consider using DW in the Frag-out end-game PvP?

    • Deltia on January 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      I don’t like it for PvP because it’s hard not to weave in and out attacks. For PvE I do the swap at end game.

      • Patriarch on January 21, 2016 at 9:07 pm

        Thanks for the insight. One more quick question: I noticed that the pre-2.2 build had Mage’s Fury, but not the updated build. Do you think an execute is not necessary?

  180. Rochambeaux on January 24, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Why are you using Dual Wield when you have no DW skills on your bars?

    • Deltia on January 24, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Spell Damage bonus which I talk about in the video.

  181. Hamiltonmath on January 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I’m curious as to why you put 100 points into Bastion and then don’t slot any wards, according to that build. My build is similar but replace Mages’ Fury and Elemental Ring with Magicka Harness and Hardened Ward.

    • Deltia on January 27, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      I use wards in my build.

  182. dy on January 29, 2016 at 1:43 am

    do you have a magicka sorc build for pvp?

  183. ben on February 4, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    What was your buffed spell damage in the no death run of vMA?

    • Deltia on February 5, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Roughly 2300 but I have 45k magic.

  184. Ron on February 8, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I stopped playing my Sroc for some time as I just couldn’t make it work well enough for vet pledges. I have to say now with the VMA build I’m playing her a lot now. I’m being asked to bring the Sroc along or invited if I’m playing her! I still don’t have the monster set or the VMA weapons and I’m still being called a DPS monster (lol) I just cant get my mind around what It will be like when I get those. So many thanks Deltia for making my Sroc playable and fun again!

  185. TJ on February 8, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Like the build but noticed on your malesrom arena guide you mentioned several times to streak through mobs to stun them, but on your build you dont recommend slotting streak?????

    • Deltia on February 9, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Yeah because I can do so much damage I just don’t even use it anymore.

  186. David St. Michael on February 9, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Sorry if this has been asked already. Why do you have almost all light armor (which I understand because of passives), but only one of medium and heavy each? Thanks. Great build and I’m having a lot of fun using it.

    • Deltia on February 10, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Because I didn’t have the skill points to spend.

  187. Breakdown13 on February 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Can you please list the skill rotation for those of us that aren’t experienced enough yet to know when to do what and when to switch bars etc.


    • Deltia on February 10, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Mainly buff with Power Surge, apply your Liquid Lighting, Force Shock and Cfrag when up. For boss rounds, overload a lot 🙂

      • Breakdown13 on February 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

        Thanks for the reply! Will I be using swords or the staff as my main weapons? Do I just switch to buff?

        • Hamiltonmath on February 10, 2016 at 4:38 pm

          I just use swords to buff. I use main weapon of fire staff.

        • Deltia on February 11, 2016 at 2:42 pm

          Just switch for whatever is needed.

  188. Acsvf on February 22, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Do you think you’ll be doing a sorcerer tank or updating the dragonknight healer anytime soon?

  189. Rm on February 22, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I’ve watched a number of your videos of eso but they all seem to be for/with a pc… I have a Console (xbox one) so it’s difficult to make use of all your good advice. Any suggestions?

  190. Splitscreen on March 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I have done a sorc tank..well mini tank..it was cool but you lose alot of dps but your stats of stsying alive is insane..5 parts whitestrikes and 4 parts twilight embrace..30 points in health..34 points in magic…reinforced on everything..destruction staff on one bar..main bar 2 swords..it works very well i didnt even need to use harden ward or any of that..just boundless storm for the buff speed and damage..but agin doing that you lose out on dealing damage..i still wear heavy armor but i changed a few things around to deal more damage..overall that build isnt easy to do i ran it from lvl 1 to v16..didnt get great until about v11 on the damage end..call it the battle mage build

  191. Tom on March 6, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I have a v16 high elf sorc and would like to run maelstrom for the achievements obviously. What apart from engine guardian and molag Kena would you use. Also the weapons I don’t have the maelstrom weapons so what would you use otherwise.

    I thought

    5 julianous/ twice born star
    2 torug pact
    And normal fire staff and resto staff

    All light divines.

    I have 370 champion points to spend also if that helps with the build.

    I would mainly only use this build for pve also so skill wouldn’t need to be single target, just need good execution skills.

  192. luchador48 on March 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    hi master deltia, lot of question her haha,
    trying to run maelstrom and just want a simple tips,,,, easiest way to do it for the first time : sorc ? magblade? or magplar tnx. in the patch with the save gonna have more time to try it

    • Deltia on March 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Did you check the Maelstrom guide? My Sorc no death video?

      • RedRoomGaming on March 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm

        Do you have any replacements for the maelstrom weapons and armour sets?

        • Deltia on March 10, 2016 at 1:59 pm

          Two piece armor set Torugs Pact.

  193. Vescreo Tenderpaw on March 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    With the changes to Thaumaturge I assume we should be moving the hell away from that now?

    • Deltia on March 10, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      I’m going to make a video on this this morning stay tuned.

  194. Lisa on March 14, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Hi, I was wondering if you had come across the Twice-Born (allows two mundus stone boosts) and what your thoughts were on it? I’m using a mish mash of martial knowledge, but would the twice born be better as it goes up to VR16?

  195. yungdip on March 15, 2016 at 8:12 am

    On your video, what add ons do you have for the UI?

  196. Patriarch on March 17, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    What changes would you make to the CP distribution if you were running this build with a group with a competent tank and healer? Would you redistribute the Bastion points into something else for greater DPS?

    • Patriarch on March 17, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      Sorry, quick follow-up question: in the same scenario as I described above, would you recommed dropping Hardened Ward for Boundless Storm?

  197. Spudscorner on March 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Would it make a huge difference if the Molag Kena Shoulders were Infused instead of Divine?

  198. Qcx2987 on April 11, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    What is the purpose of the third weapons bar in the 2.2 build, and when would it be use, and with dual swords or fire destruction staff?

    • Deltia on April 12, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Purpose for extra skills, use when overloading ultimate.

  199. t j albers on April 13, 2016 at 3:11 am


    I have recently started playing this game. My first toon is vet 11 now. I tried the frag out build but switched to the ignition build. Only pve so far but I plan to go pvp soon.
    I use the volatile familiar instead of bound aegis. And usually destructive reach instead of force pulse for more cc.
    I am trying to think of a way to make the ignition build useful for pvp. I thought maybe use a movement speed and spellcrit potion so you can ditch inner light for streak. And destructive reach instead of force pulse for more cc. And restraining prison and defensive rune on the third bar. But I have no idea wether that will work.
    Anyway thx for a site that really covers a lot in a comprehensive way.


  200. john on April 13, 2016 at 3:16 am

    is this up to date from thieves guild update? also i am only a level 27. do you have anything that shows what to use while i am still leveling up?

    • Deltia on April 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Yes, just added Proxy Det and Wall of Elements.

  201. Kahsa on April 18, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Hey, I’m using a this and another build (http://tamrielfoundry.com/topic/2-1-8-the-yolo-wizard-magicka-sorcerer-insane-burst-dps-pve-build/) as targets to work toward. I’m new to ESO and V3 right now, so I’m kinda fillin in the blanks as I gain skill points and gear. Both your 2.2 build here, and the Yolo 2.3 build have swords as the offset (he suggests Moondancer, you have Torug which he recommends if you don’t have the Moondancer yet.

    QUESTION 1: Why are you both suggesting swords? Do you actually use them in the rotation?

    Q2: What would be the rotation for this build? For single? For AoE?

    Q3: Why is there Poison enchant on one of the swords?

    Any chance for a Sorc update on this website for 2.3? I’ve seen your video suggestions, but it doesn’t show everything–easier on paper. Also, could you make recommendations for those of us V1-15? What morphs to take, what skills to push xp into first? Priorities? What gear are best substitutes for the top stuff at the end while we work towards it?

    Any help on this would be great. Know ur super busy with the new one (grats!), but whenever convenient would be awesome! Thanks for all you do!!!


    • Justin on April 18, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      As far as replacement armor I would suggest always having 5 Julianos. One set I sued from vet 5-10 was the soulshine set. It was 2 heavy armor and 3 jewelry pieces you can find pretty cheap. Put that with 5 Julianos was very very effective and might be end game worthy if it dropped at higher levels. I also wore a random light monster helm I had drop at V2.

  202. Kahsa on April 18, 2016 at 2:47 am

    OK, just read above that you have been updating this, so disregard that part lol. BTW, why are you suggesting Lightning staff instead of FIre? Don’t you need fire for Blockade of Fire, and isn’t fire staff better DPS (burn stacks?) in general? Seems I read that recently somewhere…

    • Kahsa on April 18, 2016 at 2:49 am

      Ugg, reading further up I see you answer the sword questions too. Guess it pays to read the whole thing and watch the video lol. The other questions still stand 😉

  203. Kahsa on April 18, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Hmm, I had posted some questions and they’ve gone missing. Deleted?

    • Deltia on April 18, 2016 at 8:38 am

      Nope takes a minute to approve them.

  204. Megan on April 28, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Regarding attribute points. I am currently a level 24 High Elf Sorcerer, trying to work my way up to this build. I have put all my attribute points into Magicka so far. You said to keep it simple and do all health, why is that? What do you recommend me to do.

    Great build though!

    • Deltia on April 29, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Just keep it in magicka if it’s working. Once you get shields, health really doesn’t matter.

  205. Justin on May 2, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    With the huge nerf to shield stacks, will this build even be viable still?

  206. Hamiltonmath on May 2, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I don’t think its a nerf to shield stack; it definitely changes how OFTEN you apply, but it isn’t a nerf. If anything, won’t one of the shields from before that was only blocking magicka now blocking physical attacks as well?

    • Justin on May 2, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      But this build is based on no regen and the cost of reapplying this every six seconds so I don’t get killed seems prohibitive. I will be spending over 3 times the magika and time casting these which means my potential DPS is cut too.

    • Justin on May 2, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      I also think the change to Harness Magika could be bad because it will absorb both but only return Magika for Spell damage so unless the game is smart enough o prioritize physical damage to my hardened ward, I may lose potential magika

      • Kahsa on May 2, 2016 at 8:06 pm

        It will be a DPS loss, It’s instant cast, but has a slow animation. Even if you cut the animation, thats 1-2 seconds–seconds you could have been casting a nuke. You might considering running Boundless Storm instead. At Vet 13 it wards 5k AND 5k spell resist for 23 secs AND does passive shock dmg to nearby enemies AND gives 30%+ movement speed. All in one slot?? Yes Please! In comparison, Hardened Ward gives me 8k phys for shorter time at about the same mana cost, plus still have to use another slot for Harness, and spend that added mana, and use that cast time. Boundless Storm is instant cast too, with an instant animation. Adding the DPS increase from time saved, more mana-on-hand, and passive shock dmg balances out any recast you have to do to make up for the smaller shields. Boundless lasts longer, and stuff falls faster. It’s also great for AoE. On the down side, if you’re a pet guy, the shields do not extend to your pet, the way Hardened did. Still, is worth considering. I’m using only it in group and solo dungeon runs, and it works nicely.

  207. riot on May 2, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Is there a leveling guide to this build I can follow?


  208. Hamiltonmath on May 3, 2016 at 11:59 am

    As for a leveling guide: Just go to Maelstrom and grind. You won’t have to fight for space and the leveling is awesome.

    I like the idea of switching shield for Boundless Storm and it would also allow switching Champion Points to Hardy instead of Bastion.

    I’m almost exclusively PVE, so I don’t think the effect will be that much on me because of group play. However, it will affect PVP a lot.

  209. Ussat on May 3, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Heya, I am trying to set up my “Third Bar” . So I hit overload, the bar switches, then I hit “K” to go to skills, and place the ones I want on the “Third Bar” but soon as I exit K, the bart reverts to what it was before ?

    Ideas ?

    • Deltia on May 4, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Hm, it should work just keep trying to play with it.

  210. Boylaska on May 4, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Is this build still up to date with recent game updates? I’m a very new player (lvl 30’s) so I know next to nothing about all this, but this character looks fun to play with. Someone also suggested me to follow “yolo wizard”.

    Any idea what I should do regarding a good sorcerer Breton dps build?

    • Boylaska on May 4, 2016 at 5:05 am

      Also it’s just for pve for now though eventually I’ll be doing pvp once I get to the higher veteran ranks (if those still exist by then… Heared they’re gonna go?)

    • Deltia on May 4, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Yolo Wizard (if I’m corect) does extremely high DPS and plays for one of the best guilds in the world. It’d def be worth checking out, and yes the build is up to date minus elemental blockade. For leveling, do your best to get crit surge right away then it’s easy mode.

  211. Boylaska on May 4, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Is it just me or does it look like the comment I posted about 2 hours ago is gone?

    • Deltia on May 4, 2016 at 10:43 am

      No I have to approve them.

      • Boylaska on May 4, 2016 at 11:17 am

        Oh right sorry. Thanks btw.

  212. Justin Hawke on May 17, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I really don’t understand the thought behind 6 second wards. Also why does Empowered Ward get 10 seconds? I feel like I’m being pushed into either a Stam sorc or a pet build. I’ve been Magika sorc as my only character and feel that if dark brotherhood releases as is, I will be cancelling my eso plus account. I am only vet 13 but have tons of time into the game. I don’t have time to make another character just because eso decided mine should no longer be viable.

  213. Jonathan on May 19, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Why did you use fire staffs over lightening staffs?

    • Hamiltonmath on May 20, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Fire staves are much easier to weave and (I think) the only staff that has a medium weave.

  214. Hamiltonmath on May 20, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Justin – You might be surprised that you do have time to level up another character – once DB drops, you only need to hit level 50 to be completely on par with your VR13 (and actually, possibly higher than the VR13 now, but equal to the VR13 then, depending on Champion points). It should only take 8-10 hours to level someone up to max level at that point.

  215. Kyle on May 31, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Deltia, I have never played a sorcerer or ESO before and im really starting to enjoy mine. I love that its electricity based as Im not a fan of the fire based stuff. Just a query though, is there tips on how to start off this build when say you are around level 5? Thats currently where I am, should I start investing in Magicka first or do both health and magicka alternating every level?

    Also is it better to run with full light gear in the lower levels or perhaps to mix and match?

  216. Riley on June 2, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    What skills have you removed and added since thieves guild. I know the build still works just wondering what changed since inner light is no longer needed on both bars.

    • Deltia on June 4, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Updating right now, will be posted later today or tomorrow.

      • Riley on June 4, 2016 at 3:20 pm

        Awesome. Thanks Deltia big fan of your work keep it up 🙂

  217. Vaeadr on June 3, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Hey Deltia,
    Big Fan, keep up the good work.
    It seems now with DB release Hardened Ward and Harvest Magicka has the duration halved. I’ve been finding now the pure magicka drain this is causing is making the build less sustainable. I’ve had to move Hardened Ward to the main bar just to ease up on having to swap so often.
    What do you think?

    • Kfro on June 3, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Harness Magicka now absorbs all damage as well returns magicka when hit with any spell like effects. So use harness magicka if you are trying for more sustain.

  218. Kahsa on June 4, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Can I also suggest that on this and all other builds on the site that when you make changes to make current, that the page be marked at the top with a notation: Last Updated MM/DD/YYYY? This would be so helpful and save a lot of the confusions. Thanks!

  219. ruaphonecompany on June 7, 2016 at 8:33 am

    hi, i am glad u updated this build just when i started to play a magic sorc 🙂 i have 3 questions though, i play on ps4: 1st) i wonder how i can see how much ulti “units” i have cause u say u save up 1k and then u spend all until u have 170 “units” and then u cast meteor. i wonder wether u can only see it because u use an addon? is there a way for console players to see it? 2nd) at the end of the video u just spammed ur spells (i am especially curious about the dots and the mage wrath) but in a previous video u said that one should always animation cancel a light attack and then use a spell, is that information outdated? (cause that video is from a year ago) 3rd) in ur “dmg report” addon, CFRAG and mage wrath have lower dps (especially mage rage 1k? :O or will it be combined with mage rage explosions 4k to add up at roughly 5k?) then force pulse, even though CFRAG had a whoping 80% crit rate, is it realy worth to use the spells over force pulse? do i read the addon in a wrong way? or r there “hidden” benefits to those 2 spells, like desintegrate proc chance with mage wrath and life reg with CFRAG? and an unrelated question, does force pulse proc desintegrate? cause it is a weapon skill but also a spell.

    • Deltia on June 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      On ps4? I have no idea. It greatly depends on the situation, but generally weaving is best unless you have already proc’d your weapon enchants. I don’t understand your last question.

  220. Hyde on June 28, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Hey there! While I really love this build, and I would like to give it a shot, I do have a question… What is the viability of using it in PVP? I know you have the Frag-Out pvp build for magic sorcs, but I was not sure which build was more viable in the current meta. If I wanted a magic sorc for pvp, which would you recommend?

    • Deltia on June 28, 2016 at 10:32 am

      I really haven’t PvP’d on a mag sorc in quiet some time. I honestly couldn’t tell you.

      • Hyde on June 28, 2016 at 10:56 am

        Ah, that’s cool. I’ve been out of the game since a week after Orsinium, so I’m catching up. Any idea what the better pvp dps builds are now? So much from when I played has been changed or nerfed, I’m so lost now, lol.

  221. Plato Marx on July 3, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Hi, question. I have and love your Ignition build. I’m headed to Vet with this character, and chasing down the Shooting Star. With that said, is there anything you would change given the recent updates? For instance have the Aegis armor on both bars? would love to hear your input thank you.

  222. hawk 2k4 on July 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I am running this build right now but just picked up some elegant set I want to try. Should it replace keena and willpower or Julianos? Or maybe some other variation.

    • Deltia on July 21, 2016 at 1:20 am

      The best thing is Elegant and Infallible Aether, but it’s super boring. I’d get rid of Kena/Willpower.

  223. Rumple4Skynn on July 28, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Is there any way to get a in depth build guide for this build?

  224. hamiltonmath on July 29, 2016 at 2:07 am

    I do 5 body Julianos/Head and Shoulders Kena/Jewelry Elegant with a Elegant Fire Staff (sharpened). Back bar is dual wield Elegant sharpened daggers so that Julianos/Kena/Elegant are all proc’ing from overloads. I end up with 50k+ on every light attack when SPC/Combat Prayer/Ele Drain/Warhorn all going.

  225. Cydney on August 24, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I just took to changing my character around after an all around respec and so far, things seem to be working amazing. I do not know what else I can do, but even with the primary skill bar and no secondary so far, things are going good. I guess my only thing would be health– but that can be remedied super easy with a provision.

  226. Ihaveaquestion on September 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Deltia,
    i want to craft a Fire Staff with Sharpened and spell dmg enchant. I play only 4er. Is this current?
    And what is best craft Staff for vma ?
    Thank you

    • Deltia on September 10, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      No, it’s a bit outdated.

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