Frag-Out ESO Sorcerer PvP Build

Welcome to the updated Frag-Out ESO Sorcerer PvP Build for ESO Patch 2.0.11.  This guide will show Sorc skills, gear, passives, champion system and more.  Check out the video for game play and tutorials.


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The Sorcerer is the king of mobility, single target burst in PvP and the magic caster archetype.  I want to create a powerful, yet simple build that anyone can use to level, PvP and play Imperial City and Maelstrom Arena.  You’ll be using wards and shields as defense, movement and mobility to escape, then blast your opponent with monster burst damage.  If you love the speedy range caster, try this build.

Should you play this build?

+ Ranged damage

+ Burst damage

+ Toons of speed

–  Not easy to learn

– Large learning curve for new players

Leveling Build

Video Link

Priority Skill

Destruction Staff

  • Destruction Touch (morphed into Destructive Reach) – Our early spammable offensive ability that is used until we have a C-Frags proc.
  • Walls of Elements (morphed into Elemental Blockade) – An early magic AoE that helps leveling clearing trash mobs or grinding.
  • Force Shock (morphed into Force Pulse) – We replace Reach with Pulse for more single target damage.
  • Weakness to Elements (morphed into Elemental Drain) – A great PvE ability for maintaining max magic while leveling.
  • Impulse (morphed into Pulsar) – Our spammable AoE ability that procs disintegration with Lighting Staff.

Healing Staff

  • Grand Healing (morphed into Healing Springs) – An early AoE heal that can be helpful until you get Blood Magic passive.
  • Regeneration (morphed into Mutagen) – I switch this in for Healing Springs until I get Healing Ward to shield myself.
  • Steadfast Ward (morphed into Healing Ward) –  Our basic defense and healing ability.  Combine this with two other shields, Harness Magicka from Light Armor and Hardened Warded from Daedric Summoning for massive defense.

Daedric Summoning

  • Daedric Curse (morphed into Velocious Curse) – The first part to hits like a mac daddy dizzle truck.  Also does some great AoE while leveling which the Sorc lacks.  Get this early for something useful to use while leveling Summoning skill line.
  • Bound Armor (morphed into Bound Aegis) – This is more of a PvE skill to give max magicka, but grab it and level it so you don’t have to later.
  • Conjured Ward (morphed into Hardened Ward) – The mother of all shields, it’s worth leveling Summoning to 42 for major protection.

Dark Magic

  • Crystal Shard (morphed into Crystal Fragments) – C-Frag, what else can you say?  Combine this with Blood Magic passive for early leveling self healing.  And for Nirn sakes, don’t spam cast this.
  • Encase (morphed into Shattering Prison) – I love this for group or solo play, stunning constantly with frags and encase so they can’t close the distance with melee.
  • Rune Prison (morphed into Defensive Rune) – A highly underrated skill that can save you from being ganked.  Keep up this 2.5 minute buff and that nasty Nightblade will be stunned when they attack.
  • Daedric Mines (morphed into Daedric Minefield) – A great utility ability to immobile enemies that enter your Minefield.

Storm Calling

  • Mage’s Fury (morphed into Endless Fury while leveling, Mage’s Wrath at end game) – The finisher move that procs when enemies drop below 20% health, KABOOM batman style.  Also good for PvE execution phase.
  • Lighting Form (morphed into Boundless Storm) – Speed, resistance and you can proc Disintegration so yeah worth using until you get streak.
  • Lighting Splash (morphed into Liquid Lighting) – A decent AoE for leveling, but you’ll replace this later for Impulse.  It’s useful to level Storm Calling and PvE dungeons.
  • Surge (morphed into Power Surge) – Healing for doing crits, yeah it’s amazing and it last a very long time.  I usually use Mages Guild Entropy early and replace it with Surge when available.
  • Bolt Escape (morphed into Streak) -Probably the “coolest” ability in the game. I take Streak morph to use this offensively blasting through enemies and lowering their blocks.

Levels 1-10

Frag Out Level 10 Skills

Levels 10-25

Frag Out Level 25 skills

Levels 25-Veteran 1

Frag Out VR1 skills


Priority Passives

Daedric Summoning

  • Power Stone – Sorcs do not get an ultimate generation tool like other classes, but we have massive reduction in ultimate cost.  Only obtain this passive early on.

Dark Magic

  • Unholy Knowledge – This is very useful early on when resources management is hard and you don’t have a whole lot of light armor passives.
  • Blood Magic – Probably the best early on passive making C-Frags heal you for 8% of your max health. Usually this is enough to keep you in the fight while leveling.

Storm Calling

  • Capacitor – Increase magicka recovery by 10%, yes please.  Combine this with High Elf passive, wow resource juggernaut even early on.
  • Disintegrate – A unique and awesome passive that vaporizes low health enemies around 20% health.  Another reason to use Boundless Storms while AoE mobs up close.

Healing Staff

  • Cycle of Life – The only thing I really use early on is this passive for extra magicka off heavy attacks.

Destruction Staff

  • Elemental Force – Gives our spells more likelihood to apply stats effects which is needed for AoE.

Light Armor

  • Evocation –  Less magicka cost is a must just starting a new character, I get this priority number one.
  • Recovery – Passive priority number two, regeneration combined with Capacitor starts to give us the edge in combat.

Tips and Miscellaneous


  1. High Elf – I’ve had a VR 14 High Elf and a Vr 16 Breton and I can tell you, High Elf is much better.  More damage and sustained, take it if you’re starting out.
  2. Breton – If not, Breton will do, but it’s not as beneficial as High Elf.
  3. Dunmer – If you like playing stamina or magicka, pick this race because it does well with both. Plus fire resistance is always a plus.
  • Attributes – Go all magicka while leveling and enchant your gear with health if you feel you don’t have enough.
  • Vampire or Werewolf –  I love Vampire on my guy and took it at level 11.  The Undeath passive goes very well with Healing Ward not to mention a beastly low cost Ultimate Devouring Swarms that makes leveling a breeze. I need more testing at end game, but I love vampire while leveling.
  • Mundus Stone – I choose the Atronach right away for magicka recovery, than the Shadow later on for big time crit damage.  If you lack Champion Points, stick with Atronach (found in Cyrodiil at level 10).
  • Weapons and Gear – I go with Lighting staff and all light armor.  For set bonuses, 3 piece Torgus Pact and 5 piece Seducer (for low CP) or Magnus (for high CP).
  • Food and Consumables –  I used regeneration drinks while leveling just for more casting but will go food at end.



  1. Level all of your skill lines to 50
  2. Level Mages Guild and Fighters Guild to 10
  3. Start working on Undaunted skill line to acquire passives
  4. Gather skill points and skyshard and finish all the passives
  5. Now experiement, what works well for you?  Maybe more single target, more AoE, more healing, etc.  Start dipping your toes into PvP and grind away to VR16.  Cya there.


Maelstrom Sorcerer


Maelstrom Arena Sorcerer

Bar One – Destruction Offensive

  • Streak (morph of Bolt Escape | Storm Calling skill line) – Speed, stun and decent damage.  Do not over cast this without four seconds, but use it to create space and stun mobs briefly.
  • Crushing Shock (morph of Force Shock | Destruction Staff skill line) – My main spammable ability with a ranged interrupt.  The only round I swap this out is on stage 7, otherwise it’s great for ranged DPS.
  • Hardened Ward (morph of Conjured Ward | Daedric Summoning skill line) – I front bar this as my main source of protection though if you want you can use Velocious Curse.  If you’re not good with bar swapping and resource management, keep it on.
  • Elemental Ring (morph of Impulse | Destruction Staff skill line) – I mostly use single target throughout, but this is a good AoE ability to pair with streak.  Use this when you need to kill a boss and additional mobs at once.
  • Crystal Fragments (morph of Crystal Shards | Dark Magic skill line) – Frag Out, woot still hits hard and I’ll so a trick to increasing your DPS with it in the video.
  • Shooting Star (morph of Meteor | Mages Guild skill line) – Having this slotted gives us a boost with mages guild skill line and if we hit enough targets in one shot, we can still activate Overload for a third bar.

Bar Two – Restoration Defensive

  • Boundless Storm (morph of Lighting Form | Storm Calling skill line) – A huge boost to armor and spell resist and much need speed.  Plus, it does damage and can proc disintegration Streaking through mobs.
  • Power Surge (morph of Surge | Storm Calling skill line) – I use this over Entropy for two reasons, one the duration and two the self healing.  I love Entropy for burst in PvP but the added healing when my wards are down often saves my life.
  • Hardened Ward (morph of Conjured Ward | Daedric Summoning skill line) – I like to have this double bared so I always know, regardless of which bar I’m on, I have a panic button.  As you become comfortable with mobs and the arena, you can swap something in on the front bar.
  • Harness Magicka (morph of Annulment | Light Armor skill line) – This only procs against spell damage, but there’s ton of that in the arena.  Pair these two wards together for magic return and a defense against any attack.
  • Healing Ward (morph of Steadfast Ward | Restoration Staff skill line) – I use this skill only when my health has dropped below 40%. Once I pop healing ward to cover my health bar, I throw Hardened and Harness over it.  Trick is to not recast healing ward and let its duration continue for full heal.
  • Energy Overload (morph of Overload | Storm Calling skill line) – A third bar, the best ult we have and magic return on hits.  This is the sole reason you can get pretty aggressive with your gear and not worry about recovery.

Bar Three – Energy Overload Ultimate

  • Dark Conversion (morph of Dark Exchange | Dark Magic) – A way to sacrifice extra stamina for magicka in between rounds to get topped off.
  • Power Surge (morph of Surge | Storm Calling skill line) – I keep this on here in case my buff runs out and I need to recast for self healing.
  • Hardened Ward (morph of Conjured Ward | Daedric Summoning skill line) – Once I activate overload, I don’t want to turn it on and off in case I’m taking heavy damage so I use these buffs on this bar as well.
  • Harness Magicka (morph of Annulment | Light Armor skill line) – Same as above.
  • Mage’s Wrath (morph of Mage’s Fury | Storm Calling skill line) – I almost always have enough ult to turn Overload on and I save my execute on this bar just for that.
  • Energy Overload (morph of Overload | Storm Calling skill line) – Most have on.


maelstrom sorcerer gear

  • 2 pieces Engine Guardian – It’s skill king of resources though if you have a high regeneration build I’d go with Molag Kena.
  • 5 pieces Julianos (or Twice Born Star) – I prefer Julianos because I have flexibility with Mundus stones, though TBS did out preform Julianos barely in my test.  You can’t go wrong with either.
  • 1 Maelstrom Staff (or any other staff) – It’s beast, but until you get them, go with a Nirnhoned Fire or Lighting Staff.
  • 3 pieces Willpower Set – Found in Imperial City this jewelry still rocks.


Champion Points

Maelstrom Sorcerer Champion PointsMost important passive you can get is The Warrior, Lord, Bastion.  It makes your wards incredibly powerful.  Other than that, the normal magicka setup I use in my other Sorc Builds.

For detailed information, watch the video up top as I spend more time explaining game play.

Sorc PvP Prior to 2.0


Frag Out Skills

Bar One | Destruction Staff (Lighting)

  • Streak (morph of Bolt Escape | Storm Calling skill line)
  • Crushing Shock (morph of Force Shock | Destruction Staff skill line)
  • Velocious Curse (morph of Daedric Curse | Daedric Summoning skill line)
  • Pulsar (morph of Impulse | Destruction Staff skill line)
  • Crystal Fragments (morph of Crystal Shards | Dark Magic skill line)
  • [Ultimate] Devouring Swarm (morph of Bat Swarm | World Vampire skill line)

Bar Two | Restoration Staff

  • Streak (morph of Bolt Escape | Storm Calling skill line)
  • Daedric Minefield (morph of Daedric Mines | Dark Magic skill line)
  • Harness Magicka (morph of Annulment | Light Armor skill line)
  • Hardened Ward (morph of Conjure Ward | Daedric Summoning skill line)
  • Healing Ward (morph of Steadfast Ward | Restoration Staff skill line)
  • [Ultimate] Absorption Field (morph of Negate Magic | Dark Magic skill line)


Frag Out Gear Chart 2 Frag Out Gear Picture

Gear List

  • Cyrodiil’s Light – 248,000 Alliance Point gear found in Cyrodiil Elite Merchant Vendor.  You can also obtain via guild traders as this is trade-able.  Additionally, there are 33,000 VR 6 version of this gear for starters.  A cheaper substitute would be Healer‘s jewelry.
  • Adroitness – Only found through Crypt of Heart boss drops.  The necklace is bind on equip so you can also obtain through guild traders.  Go with healers if you can’t get any other jewelry set at end game.
  • Magnus – Four trait craft-able set in all three factions.  Found in these locations Aldmeri Dominion (Greenshade | Arananga, Daggerfall Covenant (Rivenspire | Vaewend Ede), Ebonheart Pact (Shadowfen | Xal haj-ei Shrine).  There isn’t a substitute for this set because you can use the Nirnhoned trait.
  • Engine Guardian – The helm drops in Darkshade Cavern from the final boss while the shoulders are apart of the Undaunted Pledge gold key rewards.


Frag Out Passives

The Skill lines that I max are: light armor, medium armor, heavy armor, restoration staff, destruction staff, alliance war support, assault, mages guild, fighters guild, storm calling, daedric summoning, dark magic, vampire, racial and alchemy medical use.

Priority Passives

Champion System

Frag Out Build Screen

Champion Points

The Warrior (red)

Bastion from the Lord (boost your shields)

The Mage (blue)

Elfborn and Spell Erosion until you reach 30 points for 12% more critical than 100 points into Thaumaturge in The Ritual

The Thief (green)

Mooncalf (small amount of stamina recovery since I’m not a Werewolf)

Arcanist and Magician (split 50/50)


  • Mundus – Atronach though Mage would produce more damage. If you can’t cast spells, you’re dead so balance the two.
  • Vampire v Werewolf – I like Vampire since I play with a group and Bat Swarm is very powerful charging into a group. If you’re more of a solo player, Werewolf might be a better choice.
  • Attributes – Honestly these aren’t too important, but I go 50 magicka and 12 health.  I want 20,000 health and 30,000 magicka if possible though some people go full magicka for higher power shields.
  • Race – Anything can work, but I stick with something strong in magicka like Breton, High Elf or Dunmer.

“When in doubt, FRAG OUT”

Check video for game play


  1. Matias Miller on June 29, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Could the vampire ultimate be replaced with a storm atronach?

    • Deltia on June 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      For solo play and dueling yes.

      • Eduardo on July 31, 2015 at 2:16 am

        How do i get the magnus lightining staff ?

        • martin on August 14, 2015 at 1:45 am

          you craft it?

        • Matthew on August 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

          if you need someone to craft it for you im on the euro server @matt.colqhoun

          • Joel on September 23, 2015 at 9:33 pm

            ? Still available to do so?

      • heath on December 18, 2015 at 2:07 am

        Hi dude generally speaking of pvp duelling and taking into consideration the prismatic onslaught glphs is being a vampire in not a good option? A dude hit me for 14k heavy attack and messaged me to say ditch the vampire.

        • Deltia on December 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

          I’m no dueler, but you def do not want vampire in small group PvP or solo. You get one-shot camo huntered and it’s the major downside to vampire.

  2. Brogan on June 29, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    How do you feel it does in PvE?

    • Deltia on June 30, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Bad, it’s not meant for that, Ignition is.

    • Eduardo on July 31, 2015 at 2:16 am


  3. Thorgrum on June 29, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Nice build, For a lot of us 4 pieces of Nirn gear is prohibitive. Simply dont have the time to grind it out or the in game cash. Its pretty much a necessity for a light armor class though the damage is off the charts in cyrodiil. particularly for this build with a 16K max health, you better have a pocket healer because a NB sees that health pool and your eating wrecking blows.

    • Somethingbeginingwith.A on January 20, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Lol I’m here with 35k health and I’m getting wrecking blows til death….. Or crystal frags

  4. Razz956 on June 29, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    How much of a disadvantage would it be to use this build with a redguard. Would using the morph of dark exchange balance it out?

    • Deltia on June 30, 2015 at 1:42 am

      You can make it work, plus stamina is important to any build now. But yes, it wouldn’t be optimal.

      • Razz956 on June 30, 2015 at 4:52 am

        Ok thanks, I will try this build out and see if I can make it work for me.

        • KorDaS on July 3, 2015 at 2:06 am

          I have a redguard sorcerer also. They do have a disadvantage in that they do not have any racial passives for magicka. However you can adjust things via the armor sets, jewlery, enchantments and Champ points to make it work. For pvp the go to Redguard Sorcerer is King Richard, he’s got a few youtube videos about his mage build in PVP. He also recently started experimenting with a Stamina Build for his Redguard Sorcerer, waiting to hear more about that. So it’s worth it to see what he’s been doing too.

          • Deltia on July 3, 2015 at 9:09 pm

            There are many other fantastic character builders and PvPers. By all means if what he does sounds and looks fun, play it. I personally align my race and class together.

  5. Bronlo on June 30, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Deltia, I would love to see PvE Umbra build!

    • Deltia on July 1, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Working on it, hit VR14 with an underwhelming build so it might take a lot longer.

      • Twitchy on July 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm

        Fastest way to level your vet from 1 to 14

  6. Matt on June 30, 2015 at 1:41 am

    How mandatory is Crushing Shock and Pulsar? Because I use Force Pulse and Elemental Ring for PvE and I’d rather not switch morphs.

    • Deltia on July 1, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      In the video I point out Pulsar can be changed out for Mages Fury but yeah the other morphs are good as well.

      • Austin Boehlke on February 16, 2016 at 8:11 pm

        Hey Was Wondering if there’s a build I can run with as a high elf DPs sorc with dual wield swords and destro staff

        • Deltia on February 16, 2016 at 11:08 pm

          My Ignition Build uses that.

  7. Matias Miller on June 30, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Why are you not using the third hotbar?

    • Deltia on July 1, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      I do in the video and show you a trick with it.

  8. Gruenja on June 30, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    There is a third hotbar… learn sth new everyday

    • Swish on June 30, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Overload gives you a third bar

    • Razz956 on July 1, 2015 at 4:46 am

      Activating the ultimate overload gives you access to a 3rd bar.

  9. Kyle Predmore on June 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Not shure if i should go with this or the umbra. What do you think

    • Deltia on July 1, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Depends on your style and what you want to do at end game.

      • Kyle Predmore on July 3, 2015 at 7:32 pm

        Id like to be abele to take and dish out alot of damage really

  10. TimeDawn on June 30, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Just wondering why do you pick Velocious Curse over Inevitable detonation?

    • Deltia on July 1, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      I don’t have access to detonation.

  11. Eric on June 30, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Deltia – which add-on are you using that shows the gear and CP layout in that last screenshot?

    Also, nice work on this, looks like an effective build!

  12. TallTexan on June 30, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Question, why not have inner light on both bars, energy overload on bar 2 and have bolt escape on the 3rd bar to use when needed. I am curious as I have a close build to yours just I love the extra 10% spell crit you get with the inner light, thanks

  13. Mr Newbee on June 30, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Where do you get the robot pet that shoots rays at you?
    I see it in PVP but don’t know it’s name or how to get it.

    • Deltia on July 1, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      It’s hyperlinked in the guide (Engine Guardian).

  14. Outlandish on July 1, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Is an Imperial an OK race to play this on? I know it’s not optimal, but I rolled an Imperial because I like them as a race but I’m not sure if I will be okay in PvP because of the passives. I’m currently V7 so should I reroll an Altmer before I hit V14?
    Also, is there any way to swap in endless fury? It seems to be too good a finisher to pass up, so why leave it out. Finally, is there any way to use liquid lightning in this build?

    • Deltia on July 1, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      Imperial is great but maybe not the best on this guild. It will work. If you’re VR7 stick with it. Take out Pulsar for Fury if you want.

      • Outlandish on July 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

        I think I’ll stick to pulsar then, it’s a nice ability and its fun to use. I’ll just stick with my Imperial too.

      • Outlandish on July 6, 2015 at 2:55 am

        I was just wondering if I will be able to PvP well at endgame even with an Imperial. It feels like the health and stamina boost for Imperial is helpful in any class, but I just feel like it’s a bit of a setback. I originally rolled Imperial since I feel like they’re quite similar to me, and at launch I was really into the “play as you want” thing. But yeah is it going to set me back way too much at endgame?

        • Laith on October 30, 2015 at 1:14 pm

          No you can make any race work you just need a good amount of champion points

  15. flamuerte on July 1, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Awesome work as usal but let me quote Bronlo “June 30, 2015 at 1:40 am Deltia, I would love to see PvE Umbra build!” we all would… many many ppl would 🙂 and possibily magicka-melee oriented but anything with a dps higher than other magicka nb’s pve builds will work 😉 our pve dps needs a lot of help

    • skullcrush120 on July 1, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      What is an “Umbra build” ?

    • Deltia on July 1, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      Yeah I have an underwhelming version right now. Trying to fix it.

  16. skullcrush120 on July 1, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    On your other builds you had a section where you outlined what to cast and in what rotation to get the max benefits. What is best for this build for both Solo and Group encounters? Cheers

    • Deltia on July 1, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      That is done in the video saying me massive time written it all down. Written is more of a reference while the videos show you examples.

  17. Robet on July 3, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Would you still recommend vampire for a high elf

    • Deltia on July 3, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Yes Breton close second.

  18. Nick on July 3, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Can I make this work with a high elf? I’m a noob when it comes to any mmo and don’t trust myself to make build decisions. I thank creators like yourself for acting as a crutch for people like me.

    • Nick on July 3, 2015 at 5:37 am

      I should learn to read better. “Race – Anything can work, but I stick with something strong in magicka like Breton, High Elf or Dunmer.” So sorry…

  19. unlord on July 3, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Cant watch the vid atm but wondering how come you picked shock staff with shock glyph? And since the spam spell is elemental based how come you skipped the elem damage CP? I understand you want to stack the dmg on frag but wouldn’t the points be better spent if you put a little bit in elem damage, maybe every 4 points of thamurage? Due to diminishing returns. Thanks great build!

  20. Kevin on July 3, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Deltia, big fan, I was wondering if you can tell me any reemplace for the ultimate because I don’t want to be a vampire

    • Kevin on July 3, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      I meant replacement

    • Deltia on July 3, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      I suggest alternatives in the video.

  21. Michael on July 5, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Hi, in the gear list the magnus set is in light, but the screen of the set bonus show a heavy armor set. Can you clarify which is right?

  22. Michael on July 5, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Oh, and I forgot, I been going with martial knowledge so far and already have all the set parts in the bank for V14. But I guess martial knowledge was supposed to be more for Ingnition, right?

    • Deltia on July 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Yes, one is for PvP, one for PvE.

  23. James on July 6, 2015 at 4:06 am

    I have checked many different sites in order to find some info on stamina sorcerer builds and viability. You have provided a lot of useful information and was wondering what your thoughts are on bow/one hand shield stamina builds for a sorc? Can they be viable, what race options would you suggest, etc? Any help would be appreciated.

    • Deltia on July 6, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Is it viable? Sure, but they’re hard to play due to lack of healing and shields.

    • TimeDawn on July 8, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      If you are planning on making a dps, I’d suggest not using a shield. 2h is so much better on sorc because of critical rush will always heal you when you have surge active and will deal much more damage.

  24. James on July 6, 2015 at 4:08 am

    Oh yes and there viability in PvP?

  25. Twizted on July 6, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Hey Deltia,

    I’ve seen you mention doing either 5/2 or 5/1/1 for gear. What does maxing each armor skill do to make it worth doing? The 1st passive for each would seem like a small gain, and then after that, you’d be required to have more armor of whatever type to get x increase. Can you please explain this a bit more on its benefits?


    • Deltia on July 8, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Maxing the armor passives aren’t that important but it’s worth taking if you have tons of skill points.

  26. Twizted on July 6, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Hmm… My apologize. My posts seem to disappear after posting them. Happened a few other times I posted. And now that I posted a negative comment my other post appear now… Not sure why this is happening. Once again, my apologize.

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

      It’s because I have to approve them, I’m not removing them.

  27. Daniel on July 6, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    What consumables do you use?

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

      I show in the video.

  28. K0mbuncha on July 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Maybe I missed it in a comment or in the build explanation above, if so, I apologize. How do you counter the increase fire damage with vampire of on this build?

    • Deltia on July 8, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Massive champion points and spell resistance with Nirnhoned.

      • K0mbuncha on July 9, 2015 at 10:28 am

        Thanks! Appreciate the response.

  29. Dray on July 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I noticed you mentioned how important it is to keep your wards up and had a question about using Overload.

    I just tried swapping bars while Overload is active and no dice. This means that every time I need to reapply a ward, I have to first exit my ult, then swap, cast, swap back, and activate ult again. Overload lasts a pretty long time if other spells are mixed in too.

    Do you think this is too much for small group PvP? If so, do you think having the wards in my Overload bar with Streak and shards would be decent?

    • Deltia on July 8, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      You can put two shields on your overlord bar if you’re having trouble. And yes 🙂

  30. Dray on July 7, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I just tried swapping bars while Overload is active and no dice. This means that every time I need to reapply a ward, I have to exit my ult, swap, cast, swap back, and activate the ult again. Overload lasts a pretty long time when using other spells as well.

    Do you think this is too much for small group PvP? If so, do you think having the wards in my Overload bar with Streak and shards would be decent?

  31. Jag on July 10, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Hello, I am a VR14 Imperial Templar on PS4 and I am thinking about making a Sorcerer as my second character, which race would you think that would shine at an end game PvP? Altmer vs Breton? Thank you!

    • Deltia on July 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      I answer that question in this post/video.

  32. Kenneth Dizon on July 11, 2015 at 6:34 am

    what are some alternative ultimates that you could use if you don’t have the vampirism skill line?

    • Deltia on July 13, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      I go over them in video.

  33. Notmyname on July 11, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Hello Deltia! I am new to ESO and started with a Sorcerer. I am currently following your Ignition build and was wondering will I be able to follow Ignition and this build aswell? Like am I able to have every skill possible so I can have a PvE and PvP build? Or do I need to stick with 1 build?

    • Deltia on July 13, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      I stick with one depending on morphs, but its easy to change them out for PvE/PvP.

  34. Aaron Zarox on July 14, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks for the extremely helpful guide on this build.

  35. June on July 15, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Really good for PvP. However, isn’t it better to have another cc skill? How do you start your skill combo when you are engaged in 1 vs 1 combat? Casting frag without proc takes 1 sec to cc enemies.

    • Deltia on July 15, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      You have streak, instant stun.

  36. Shiv on July 16, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Does it matter when leveling a specific skill line that having more then one ability on active bar from that tree make it level faster? My storm calling is low so if I use 3-4 abilities from there will it level faster when I turn in quests etc…

    • Deltia on July 17, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Yes, adding more than one ability does increase the xp earn for each skill line.

  37. shiv on July 16, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    does having more than one ability from same skill tree line on active bar wil it level up that tree faster? like if i have 4 abilities from storm calling tree and i switch to that bar when turning in quests does it matter weather i have 1 or 4 abilities from storm calling in order to level it?

  38. DrBagz on July 17, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I don’t suppose there is a way to do this build without Vampirism? I’d like to be able to swap between Ignition (PVE) and Frag-Out (PVP) on the same character.

    • DrBagz on July 17, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      either that or have vampirism with Ignition as well? I know you noted that it was too squishy for Ignition though…

  39. Shiv on July 18, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Do you think replacing force shock with destructive clench would be just as effective? Still disrupts enemies.

    • Deltia on July 18, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Try it, if it works for you.

  40. Swish on July 20, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Just a note to say thanks for all the build work that you do buddy, our guild constantly come to your pages for a starting block build when we head into PVE or PVP content. We do adapt in some places to fit our style more, but your builds are our blueprints without doubt.

    Also, I see a lot of people asking questions explained in the video. You need to watch the video guys to get a much better understanding as to why Deltia selected those abilities and when to use them. It’s of no help sticking them on your character and expecting to understand it without Deltia’s explanations.

    It’s the only way to begin mastering your character and their abilities.

    Once again, fine work Deltia for the builds and thank you.

  41. Jay on July 22, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Hey Deltia love the build man. I’ve got a level 44 high elf sorc with the skills unlocked and I’m gonna try doing some lowbie PVP to get some practice. Since I don’t have Engine Guardian or Cyrodil’s light available to me yet do you have any recommendations for alternatives? I’ve got a few adroitness pieces, a full warlock set, a two pieces of healers at the ready. (have the funds for more if needed)

    • Deltia on July 22, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      Warlock though this isn’t intended for lowbie PvP.

  42. Tschoot on July 23, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Is healing ward a must? It seams it would only buff allies. Why not bound aegis?

  43. NapoleonMp on July 24, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Thanks for all your videos and website…. you have me eager to try pretty much all of the classes. But a fan of ranged this time i know you answered this somewhere, but as far as pure ranged burst damage is sorc or bow nightblade king. ESOhead doesnt show good damage values per ability so hard to judge.

  44. Outlandish on July 26, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Awesome to see a build that works without having to use a fire staff. I’ve been waiting for a reason to use a lightning staff in PvP for so long and now I have one! I don’t like fire very much (too aggressive and, well, fiery, for me) so it’s nice to not have to use one.

  45. Jaguar on July 27, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Hello Deltia, I have to say this build is turley remarkable. I was wondering if I can use Shoes of Adroitness instead of the waist, and do you think VR12 or14 sets are valuable after the Imperial city patch with VR16 coming up? I heard you saying that the non craftable sets will become useless because of the new level cap in the last eposide of Time out from Tamerial.

    Thank you for your time and I would really appreciate your opionion.

    • Deltia on July 27, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      They are still valuable and you can use shoes if it fits your build.

  46. Narnizzle on July 27, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Is there an advantage to using a lightning staff over an inferno staff? I’ve always thought inferno to be more useful because of medium weaving.

    • Deltia on July 28, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Yes due to back bar Lighting for disintegration.

  47. Me on July 28, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Can I use this build in pvp

  48. Narnizzle on July 29, 2015 at 12:03 am

    For me it says “video coming soon” people are commenting like there was a video at one point. Are there changes being made to the video right now and it will be reposted later?

  49. Butcher on July 31, 2015 at 12:51 am

    Is streak still a go to ability now that its been nerfed slightly??

  50. Spell power on August 5, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Great build, following it to a T with metor rather than swarm. Do you have any suggestions on how to boost spell damage around vr7. Mines currently at 1216

    • Deltia on August 5, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Buy VR6 Cyrodiil’s light rings, but probably wait until end game.

  51. Anon on August 9, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Isn’t Rapid Maneuver important to have on bar for getting around in PvP?

  52. labbatt24 on August 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you for the many hours you spend helping the community. I would like to know your rotation with this build. You normally post a video, but I don’t see one this time.

  53. Katanka on August 11, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Love the build!
    I do have one question, how to you get your spell resist so high? its 27k if im not mistaken?
    Atm, mine is barely 10k, and i am running 3 piece of Nirn. I am a Highelf, contra your Breton, but is that all that makes the difference? The extra nirn and bret passive? 🙂

    • cyberlocc on August 20, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      I am also curious of this. I have the same exact gear as him and my spell Resistance is almost 15k

  54. RedPhantasm on August 12, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Love the build, but just curious about some of the armor. As I was scrolling down the page I noticed almost every spot showed you wearing a different form of armor in terms of class. Under your gear section it shows a heavy head, med shoulders, and light chest. Under that with the picture of some of the gear it shows a med head piece, and a heavy chest. Then under the champion point section it shows you with a medium head, heavy shoulders, and a light chest piece. Just wondering if you could help me figure out which class of armor you actually use in each slot? Thanks 🙂

  55. Stevie on August 15, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Any chance of a vid for this build please Mr D? 😀

  56. Dantro on August 17, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Does “increase spell dmg potion” stack with entropy?

  57. Realrick28 on August 19, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    How did you get the ring of cyridiils light that has a spell damage enchantment? I can only find the ones with magic regen enchantments. Thanks.

  58. jseigle91 on August 21, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Do you feel that the Engine Guardian piece de are vital for this build? I was thinking 5 Archmage, 4 Magnus, and 2 Cyrodiil Light. Also how do you think this build will play with the 200% health in 1.7

    • jseigle91 on August 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Sorry for he typo. “Do you think the Engine Guardian pieces are vital.”

    • cyberlocc on August 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      If you wacth the video he answers this question. Usually if he thinks something else could work he will tell you in the build. Anyway to answer no, the entire play style is built around the mage triangle with the engine guardian and the mana he gives back. Your idea may work only trying would tell however I think you would find your self out of mana alot. As for 1.7 from what I have read ect I think it will be okay but the engine guardian set will be needed even more with more health and reduced damage your going to need to cast more spells.

  59. Tom on August 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

    can i use my high elf or would i need a more stam based race?

  60. Todd on September 7, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Exactly how many points do you put into mooncalf? I am working on my sorcerer now and for some reason i am only coming up to about 19k magicka before my glyphs:( LOVE YOUR VIDEOS BTW!

    • Deltia on September 8, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      I have 600 CP now so 100….but yeah I go more for reduced cost than regeneration.

  61. Elijah on September 8, 2015 at 5:20 pm


    I’m working out a build. Using 5 pieces of light amor and 2 pieces of heavy armor.

    I am a breton sorc, I have all the mage passives, all the breton passives, all the light armor passives, most of the heavy armor passives. I use resto staff for my defensive bar, and for my offensive I’m using dual wielding swords.

    My offensive bar is: Endless Fury, Crystal Frag, Structured Entropy, Liquid Lightning, Inner Light, and Energy Overload for my ultimate

    My Defensive bar Resto staff: Streak, Velocious Curse, Hardened Ward, Daedric Minefield, Inner Light, and Meteor for my ultimate.

    I rely more on my sorc skills and mages guild skills combined with my armor passives.

    My question is, for pvp, using this build, what champion points will I gain the most benefit out of?

    Also when I hit vet 14 my armor is going to look like this:

    Head: Torg’s Pact Light Armor Nirnhoned Health
    Chest: Storm Knight Health
    Arms: Martial Knowledge: Magicka
    Hands: Martial Knowledge Magicka
    Belt: Martial Knowledge Magicka
    Legs: Storm Knight Health
    Feet: Martial Knowledge Magicka
    Rings: Cyrodil’s Light
    Ring: Cyrodil’s Light
    Pendant: Storm Knight
    Dual Wield Weap 1: Torg’s Pact Nirnhoned Irresistable Damage
    Dual Wield Weap 2: Torg’s Pact Spell Pen Disease Damage
    Resto Staff: Torg’s Pact Spell Pen Magicka Regen Damage

    Are there any flaws with my build that will not allow me to regen magicka at a desirable rate? What would be a suggestion to fix this if so?

    Any input would be appreciated. I’ve already acquired the gear for when I hit vet 14, just grinding out to level up. Sorry if my post was really long winded. I just really want to put out some sick damage.

    Thanks again.

    • Elijah on September 8, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Also I was thinking of dropping the second dual wielded weapon and picking up the shield of the Storm Knight just so I can get that extra bit of spell damage, would this be advised against or do you think it may be beneficial?

  62. alobaba on September 8, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    alert(“lel lel el”)

  63. Chase on September 15, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    With nirnhoned nerfed any updates for gear in this build?

  64. Chase on September 16, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Deltia will you be sharing that with us. I was thinking 1 nirn and 4 impenetrable but I am new and do not know. Any help is appreciated.

  65. Preston on September 28, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Deltia, question regarding my Dunmer Sorc and passives. In this build you mention using a lighting staff to proc disintegrate, however since I have a dunmer, do you think its better to use a flame staff to take advantage of my flame talent passive. Also, if I put a lighting enchant on my staff, can that proc disintegrate? Lastly, if I use a fire enchant on my flame staff will it stack with my flame talent passive? Thanks so much, I’ve been trying to find an answer to these questions everywhere, but the information is iffy at best.

  66. Joey on October 4, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Delta i have one quistion tomorrow i wil buy the game on xbox one but i dont know what class i want to use i like to deal alot damage what should i chose then

  67. xrist04 on October 10, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    VIDEO is HERE:

    For those of you who are looking for video for Deltia’s Frag-Out! PVP Sorceror build.

  68. dalton on October 14, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Deltia, anyway you could post an updated magicka build for sorcerer high elf soon? Almost at vr16 and these look a little outdated. Thank you.

  69. TrueBlue69 on October 23, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Hi Deltia. Do medium destro staff weaves still count as full heavy attacks?

    • Deltia on October 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm


      • TrueBlue69 on October 25, 2015 at 12:21 pm

        Thanks. So, dps wise, are fully charged heavy attacks (with passives) worth using over light/medium weaves? I can see them being good for an opening attack, but easily interrupted in close quarters. Which kinda makes all those heavy attack passives somewhat wasted (until you have points to burn anyway).

  70. Brandon Ragan on October 27, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Hey Deltia,
    Any advice on what I can use temporarily in substitute of the nirnhoned trait. Still trying to get a hold of some for research.

    • Deltia on October 27, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      I’ll update this soon and it won’t use Nirn. I’m level 49 as I write this.

      • Brandon on October 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

        Ok man thx for the tip.

  71. TJF on October 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    deltia, do you think there is a viable bow-sorc build?? or what do you think the best Bow Build is?

    • Deltia on October 31, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      yes but I do not have one.

  72. Lun-A-Tic- on October 29, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks for the update Deltia!
    I found a little flaw: In the video you use Force Pulse for lvl 25-VR1, but in the skill calculator it says Destructive Reach.

    I got one question about this build. In earlier builds, Ignition I think, you said Magelight/Inner Light is a must-have-ability, but it’s not in this build. Is that only because of the one ability per skill line filosophy?

    • Deltia on October 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      It is a must have, but not while leveling.

  73. Th3Rush22 on October 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I noticed your using a lightning staff. Is it more effective to light attack with a lightning staff of medium weave with a fire staff?

    • Deltia on October 31, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      I like it for the passives and Disintegration procs.

  74. Mcgill-Acutty on November 6, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Have you done more testing on vamp in the end game? I am currently running the build right now and the vampire fire damage is making it hard for lvling. Any suggestions?

    • Deltia on November 7, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      For PvP I have and I still like it just not for PvE. I don’t really have room to slot abilities on my bar for added gain and most damage is fire based.

  75. Mcgill-Acutty on November 6, 2015 at 6:19 am

    Have you experimented with vamp in the end game content? Im running this build with vamp and lvling with the flame damage makes it hard at some points or soloing certain delves. Any suggestions?

    • Deltia on November 7, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      I use vampire devouring swarm to making leveling easy mode.

  76. Xaark on November 16, 2015 at 5:34 am

    ETA on the pvp build? Before or after new DLC?

    • Deltia on November 17, 2015 at 2:23 am

      Well most of my builds are group PvP vs. running around solo. I don’t know how many people like those types.

  77. blackmamba on November 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    hey deltia was wondering what type of armour style is that?

    • Deltia on November 22, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Daedric Xvykin.

  78. Heaten on November 28, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Hi deltia why Thaumaturge and not Elemental Expert in Vmsa

    • Deltia on November 28, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Because your damage is scaled off of Thum.

  79. Lafer on December 3, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    The only damage that would be scaling of thaumaturge is crystal frag.
    Everything else , overload = shock , mage wrath = shock ,streak = shock ,crushing shock all elements,Shooting star = fire , elemental ring = elemental. Why going 100 Thaumaturge over elemental expert? The only spell that would get a benifit from it would be crystal frag unless they changed something or there is something i don’t know.

    • Deltia on December 4, 2015 at 2:26 am

      Wow I didn’t know that. I may have to switch awesome tip thanks!

    • Tufelhunden on December 29, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      not necessarily Lafer. Velocious Curse, Daedric Minefield, and most of the Dark magic skills, also magica detonation and degeneration would all do magica damage. so maybe a good mix would be good?

  80. Lafer on December 3, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Why did you delete my comment i just want to understand why thum over elemental expert ?

    • Lafer on December 3, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      ops nm y reapeared my bad.

    • Deltia on December 4, 2015 at 2:26 am

      Didn’t delete just took a minute to approve. Thanks for the info.

  81. Lafer on December 3, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Why does it keep disapearing ?

  82. Neon on December 14, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Hey Deltia, i have a sorc v16 dps and i got dual wield on him on my main bar for badass spell dmg, i got both swords legendary and that shit has me on 4k spell dmg, my main attack its shadow silk from undaunted which i beleive replaces force pulse well and got a lot of points in the tower plus my light armor to reduce spell cost. My question is tho, what do you think of dual wield for a sorc? and could you please give me tips for spell dmg while wearing a staff. Thank you a lot Deltia.

    • Deltia on December 14, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      I used Dual Wield in my PvP Ignition build and enjoy it. I still like resto for PvP however.

  83. Clint on December 14, 2015 at 11:29 am

    It is not exspecially, it is especially… Please

  84. Tufelhunden on December 29, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Deltia great builds btw ive used the ignition/frag out and my own little tweaks to get my build. My question is: I was under the impression that using more than 2-3 pieces of Divines is less effective than using Infused. I see though that you use Divines on all your stuff and was wondering if I was wrong. Id like to know before I make my V16 gear since those matts are harder to come by and take longer to acquire

  85. TC387 on January 2, 2016 at 7:04 am

    I have used this build since day 1 of PS4 drop. Although I am a Nord. Sorc.. I still do very well for my self in Pvp. I am kinda tanky , Inevitable detonation will be worked into the skills once I have access. W/ 306 CP I have built a tough sorc. Now that stamina is king. I have changed things on this build.
    Bar 1.
    Velicious curse
    Structured entropy
    Crystal frag.
    Harded ward
    Mages. Rath ( 20% executioner)
    Soul assult
    Bar 2.
    Rune cage
    Healing ward
    Hard ward
    Thunder form
    Bar 3
    Hard ward
    Mages Rath
    Crystal frag

    Works very well for me.
    But I’m always looking to improve damage burst.
    Dueling is a resource game. Now that stamina is a huge factor. I normally probe, and wait out on my dps. Casting rune cage to get a feel for their stamina. If the cc is effective. Then I burst dps. Recovery is my problem atm. Fights over an avg 3 min. And I’m dead. Something I have been playing with is my spell crit. And damage. Taking all points out . I haven’t made my mind up. If I want 30 in elfborn or not. Anyways keep up the good work

  86. Leopardess on January 7, 2016 at 3:42 am

    This looks like a very interesting, fun build! I just recently got the game due to a steam sale and I’ve been struggling to find an up-to-date sorcerer’s guide. Is all of this still viable?

    Also, do you happen to know of any builds centered around the dark magic tree? My friend will be playing with me and I figured it’d be best if I could focus on some crowd control while also being able to deal damage and maybe even heal with the restoration staff. Although, I hardly know what I’m talking about so this could be a terrible idea.

    If you could get back to me, that would be wonderful!

    – Jennifer

    • Deltia on January 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Yes it still works in current meta

      I do not, this build has a lot of crowd control with frags and you could always swap in shattering prison for more control.

      Healing Ward from resto staff will save you and your friend and that’s all the healing you really need.

      • Leopardess on January 8, 2016 at 6:33 pm

        Thank you very much for getting back to me, Deltia! I’m new to ESO, but I’m definitely wiling to master the Mage as it’s probably my favorite. I’ll try to make little tweaks with what will help us, but I’ll mostly stick with what you have in Maelstrom – as I’m assuming that’s the one most up to date since it’s below the higher patch number?

        Thanks again!

  87. GIJhen on January 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Is there a way to see what the different point you have in the champion point system?when you click on the champion point picture it takes you to a jpeg.

  88. Ruud on January 16, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I can’t work out what the best pvp build is for sorc from all this. What skills should I have on my bars?

    • Deltia on January 18, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Well I don’t know if my build is the best, but I list the skills in this post below.

  89. Davo31 on January 18, 2016 at 6:23 am

    I know the updated pvp is still a work in progress but do you have “unofficial” armor sets you’re leaning toward? I’ll be able to make twice born star in two days and didn’t know if that was a viable option or not. Or if I should be looking elsewhere.


  90. PrinceYandere on January 19, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Im levelling right now ( I have got a 13lvl sorcerer now ) . when should I build my clothes?

    • Deltia on January 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Worry about it later in the game and just pick up cloths at or around your level, especially the warlock set.

  91. Tonysgotbass on January 25, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    fix your interactive champion points for this build. thanks

  92. Anthony on January 26, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Hey Deltia, I use all of your builds and am a huge fan. Currently, which sorc build would you choose? I’m pretty much right in the middle of pvp/pve. Ignition or Frag out for my breton?

    • Deltia on January 26, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Well one is for PvE one is for PvP so swap them depending on your content.

  93. Matthew on February 5, 2016 at 1:19 am

    I’m fairly new to the game still and been using this to level a sorc. I’ve been trying to follow the build and your suggestions as closely as I can. I understand there’s a learning curve to the build. That being said: I was needing some advice. My sorc is level 22 with level 20 green gear that you suggested above. Maybe I should try the Ignition build or another?

    • Deltia on February 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      At low levels it can be hard without Power Surge, Make sure you take the healing passvies for using crystal frags.

  94. Braine on February 5, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Deltia, just started my second sorc with the frag build in mind out to gear up for some PVP action. Only lvl 10 but so far very fun hits like a mack truck with the velicous course and c frags combo and the mage’s fury for a finisher if the first two don’t take them out. For solo grinding Have been using the resto staff instead of the desto to help me stay up fighting as many mobs as possible and using mutagen as really worked well for me. This is a great build cant wait to test him out in cyrodill. I have a question about the ignition my first sorc I am in the middle of a re spec and what him for PVE and will switch from a stamina to magika with the ignition build. I have a hard time understanding why duel wield is the best off hand choice is there certain passives the duel wields gets?

  95. Thornz on February 6, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    On pvp would you replace any of the skills for alliance war skills?

    • Deltia on February 7, 2016 at 12:17 am

      Proxy det sometimes

  96. Matthew on February 11, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Just a quick question. Why mutagen over rapid regeneration?

    • Thornz on February 11, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Not sure what deltia will say but imo if your a primary healer rapid regen is better since this build you won’t be a primary healer it mutagen has the emergency heal

  97. Shailesh on February 13, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I’m new to ESO (but not new to MMORPG – WoW & FFXIV). Following your build as-is for myself. High-elf Sorc v12. I came across an article and then a video by you as to how DW is higher spell damage compared to staff. But I still see you favor staff for your bar one and not DW even though the damage is higher with DW? Is it purely for passives as your bar 1 is practically no destro staff spells.

    • Deltia on February 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      This is for PvP, and you need some way to heal yourself which Duel Wield doesn’t have. So that’s why I use Resto for healing ward.

      • Shailesh on February 13, 2016 at 4:43 pm

        So why not Dual wield and restoration staff?

  98. goat90 on February 15, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Love this build first toon in ESO. Been using it primarily PvE right now with some light PVP. only level 29 right now. Just have a few more skills to unlock, streak and Pulsar. I am using 5 Seduc and 3 Magnus and random Jewlery I picked up. Wanting to start doing a bit more PVP while still leveling what armor would you suggest?

    • Deltia on February 15, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      I go in PvP whenever I get Blot Escape and Surge. Without those things, I just die a billion times.

  99. Thornz on February 19, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Do you put any champion points in health reign as a vampire to counter act the effects of stage 4 vampirism?

    • Deltia on February 19, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      No need I heal to full with ward.

  100. iarao on March 4, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    you say above you are still working on the 2.2 pvp build. do you have an updated build for the frag out?


    • goat90 on March 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      would be interested to see gear for PvP and what is used

  101. Jamie on April 2, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Hi Deltia, just wanted your thoughts on my current Sorc build.
    High Elf 480 CP
    Running 5 pc Julianos
    4 pc Vicious death
    2 Kena
    All divs with thief.
    Crit at 83% with 80 in elfborn.
    Lower so dmg but massive crit.

    • Deltia on April 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      You would absolutely blow peoples faces off.

      • Jamie on April 7, 2016 at 2:32 pm

        Too much crit though?

  102. Dave on April 18, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    My High Elf sorcerer just made V16 should I use impenetrable on my armor? People in PVP keep telling me to use it in place of Divines on at least 1-5 pieces of armor?

    • Deltia on April 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      Sorc is very unique in this aspect because of their shields. Remember shields cannot be critically hit thus making them so powerful. Additionally you probably want Divines or Infused, since more magicka equals a stronger shield. That’s why most Sorcs run around with as little health as possible and a massive magicka pool.

      • Dave on April 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm

        I truly appreciate it. One more question do you recommend going all light or 5 light with heavy helmet and medium shoulders?

  103. Samara on April 21, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Your Champ points link is pointing to an image and not the calculator 🙂

  104. Shea on May 8, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Would you still recommend wearing 1 heavy 1 medium engine guardian or 2 light; for the full 7 light armor. With the 5-1-1 you get the undaunted max mag/sta/hea but with full 7 light you get additional bonus from the light armor passives. What do you suggest?

    • Deltia on May 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

      I’d go 5 1/1 for higher magicka pool with bigger shields.

  105. Kahsa on May 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    OK, Deltia. Last night I was in a 4 hour battle for Cyrodiil, and the OpFor was owning us. It all came down to the same 2 or 3 people on their side who would pop into battles and take constant hits from 10-15 people and NEVER take visible damage, never be stopped, and insta-Slay 3 and 4 people in a row, then bail to the next. HOW in the heck do these people do this, and how can we possibly counter it (and how can I do it too! LOL!). It seems like they were mostly DK and NB, but there was the occasional Sorc, and their ProxiDet was devastating–don’t have mine yet, which is why I’m there grinding. I joined the PvP guild who seemed to be running the show, but they were as shocked as I was at how resilient these people were. Any thoughts? All help appreciated. Thanks!

    • Deltia on May 12, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      Might be exploits, or most likely a lot of shields. Barrier, igenous, harness, hardened ward etc.

  106. Vince on June 4, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Two questions
    Does frag out build still work with dark brotherhood update?

    Are you plan on making a updated video on frag out?

  107. Shaun on June 14, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Any updates on the pvp build?

  108. Dave on June 30, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Please update for DB update. I am struggling with pvp. Good dps but can not sustain attacks at all. Hardened ward nerf killed my build. Help please. Recommendations on cp points etc. Crit resist vers light armor resistance etc. 5-1-1 or all light? Impenetrable vs all divines.

  109. Mrlab on July 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Would a destro ult replace the meteor?

  110. Andrea on December 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    When you click the link for updated content for this build it says page doesnt exist…. anyone care to update where the updated pvp sorc build is???

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