ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build

The guide gives gear, skills, champion points, and consumables for an ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build!

One Bar Sorcerer PvP Build

This build has been updated for the Updated 42, the Gold Road Chapter of the Elder Scrolls Online (ESO).

Why Should You Play ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build?

The ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build is for players that are looking to play battleground content with high mobility, burst, and survivability. The learning curve using a Magicka Sorcerer comes from understanding how and when to apply shields for survival but has a high ceiling for domination. Once you begin to learn the skills and timing, you can burst down individual players or groups while being able to survive. We also included flexible gear options for those with or without Oakensoul Ring mythic.

Players who enjoy playing in melee range will not want to play the One Bar Magicka Sorcerer. This class and Magicka focus uses range weapons like flame or lightning staff. We give load-outs for multiple playstyles and content in ESO PvP. If you enjoy being at range with high mobility and quick movement, than this is the build for you.

ESO Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build Features and Mechanics

Below are some of the features found using the ESO Magicka Sorcerer PvP Build in the Elder Scrolls Online:

  • Class – Sorcerer
  • Weapon One – Flame Staff
  • Armor Types: 3 Heavy, 1 Medium, 3 Light
  • Race: Dark Elf
  • Monster Helm: Magma Incarnate
  • Mythic: Oakensoul ring
  • Attributes: 32 Magikca, 32 Health
  • Mundus Stone: Attronach
  • Best Grimoires:

Skills

Skill Set 1 Front Bar

Streak (Morph of Bolt Escape | Skill Line : Storm Calling) – Mobility tool and stun.

Endless Fury (Morph of Mages’ Fury | Skill Line : Storm Calling) – Ranged execute that helps with sustain.

Crystal Weapon (Morph of Crystal Shard | Skill Line : Dark Magic) – Use the stamina morph for good damage and frees up your magicka resource pool.

Hardened Ward (Morph of Conjured Ward | Skill Line : Daedric Summoning) – Shield for protection, can be swapped for Resolving Vigor if needed.

Summon Twilight Matriarch (Morph of Summon Winged Twilight | Skill Line : Daedric Summoning) – Burst healing skill.

Shooting Star (Morph of Meteor | Skill Line : Mages Guild) – Meteor is great for AoE nukes especially when you streak through groups. Single target nukes go with Energy overload and duels or open world go with Greater Storm Atro.

Scribing Skills & Grimoires – ESO the One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build

Soul Burst PvP Scripts for ESO
Traveling Knife PvP Scripts for ESO

Traveling Knife and Soul Burst are the two best Grimoires (skills) for a xxx PvP build.  Traveling Knife gives you a ranged bleed attack that acts like Rending Slashes but doesn’t require Master Dual Wield to be effective. Moreover, Traveling Knife can be given a stun in the focus script for classes lacking a ranged stun.  Soul Burst is a helpful crowd control and buff skill.  You can immobilize, pull, or snare targets and get your favorite minor buffs.  Below are the suggested combination of Grimoires, focus, signature, and affix scripts:

  • Traveling Knife (dual wield) – Bleed or Stun (focus script), Lingering Torment or Assassin’s Misery (signature script), Berserk or Vulnerability (Affix Script)
  • Soul Burst (soul magic) – Immobilize or Pull (focus script), Class Mastery or Hunter’s Snare (signature script), Courage or Expedition (Affix Script)

The Scribing System utilizes one of 11 new skills from the Gold Road Chapter called Grimoires.  With Grimoires, you can customize spells via Scripts.  The scribing feature requires the purchase of the Gold Road Chapter (sponsored link).  To learn more about scribing, check out our full guide here.

Passives Skills

Consider taking all of the passives in the below skill trees to increase your builds performance without slotting any skills:

  • Dark Magic (class skill line)
  • Daedric Summoning (class skill line)
  • Storm Calling (class skill line)
  • Destruction Staff (weapon skill line)
  • Light Armor
  • Medium Armor
  • Heavy Armor
  • Undaunted
  • Mage’s Guild
  • Alchemy Medicinal
  • Race
  • Assault Alliance
  • Alliance Support
  • Vampire (optional stage 3)

Gear 1: With Mythic

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadheavyMagma IncarnateWell-fittedPrismatic
ShoulderslightOrder’s WrathWell-fittedMagicka
ChestheavyDaedric TrickeryReinforcedPrismatic
LegsheavyOrder’s WrathWell-fittedPrismatic
GloveslightOrder’s WrathWell-fittedMagicka
BootslightOrder’s WrathWell-fittedMagicka
BeltmediumOrder’s WrathWell-fittedMagicka
Weapon OneFire StaffDaedric TrickerySharpenedSpell Damage
NecklaceDaedric TrickeryArcaneSpell Damage
Ring 1Oakensoul ringInfusedMagicka Recovery
Ring 2Daedric TrickeryArcaneSpell Damage
Strongest Gear Setup for ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build
Monster Helms and Mythic

Magma Incarnate: obtained from Vet Dread Cellar; requires Waking Flame DLC

  • Why? Best all-around 1pc monster helm for sustain.

FLEX OPTIONS

Oakensoul: obtained through ESO Mythics/antiquities system.  You need 5 items to be able to create the Mythic item. CLICK HERE FOR LEADS:

  • Igneous Inlays Volcanic Vents in the High Isle and Amenos zone (High Isle)
  • Larimar Gems Titanclaw boss at Mudcrab Beach (south-west) (Stormhaven)
  • Petrified Oak Loop Murkmire Strongboxes (Murkmire zone)
  • Sacred Resin Any Mob (Malabal Tor)
  • Stone Shank Frame Blacksmithing nodes in Glenumbra (High Isle)

Why? the best one-bar build for DPS and the entire premise behind the build requiring High Isle chapter.

Gear Sets

Order’s Wrath = 3 traits craftable set in High Isle Zone, High Isle DLC or bought from traders.

  • Why? high damage, healing, and big crits

FLEX OPTIONS

  • Rallying Cry = great group utility setup
  • War Maiden = for magicka damage
  • Crafty Alfiq = for bigger shields

Daedric Trickery: craftable, Vanderfell zone

  • Why? generates incredible buffs that stack on top of each other best one-bar defensive set.

FLEX OPTIONS DEFENSIVE

Gear 2: Without Mythic

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadheavyRoksa the WarpedInfusedPrismatic
ShouldersmediumRoksa the WarpedWell-fittedMagicka
ChestlightCrafty AlfiqInfusedPrismatic
LegslightCrafty AlfiqInfusedPrismatic
GloveslightNecropotenceWell-fittedMagicka
BootslightNecropotenceWell-fittedMagicka
BeltlightNecropotenceWell-fittedMagicka
Weapon OneFire StaffNecropotenceSharpenedDrain Health Poison
NecklaceCrafty AlfiqArcaneMagicka Recovery
Ring 1Crafty AlfiqArcaneMagicka Recovery
Ring 2Crafty AlfiqArcaneMagicka Recovery
Strongest Gear Setup for ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build Without Mythic
Monster Helms and Mythic

Roksa the Warped: obtained from Vet Bal Sunnar; Scribes of Fate DLC

  • Why? carries your survivability and resource sustain in a two piece set, without Engine Guardian droid.

FLEX OPTIONS

Gear Sets

Necropotence: an overland set obtained in Rivenspire

  • Why? Provides you with a much deeper magicka pool

FLEX OPTIONS

Crafty Alfiq: obtained in Elsweyr overland

  • WHY? gives us the most max stats for a five piece.

FLEX OPTIONS

Gear 3: No Proc PvP

This setup is made for Cyrodiil Campaigns or IC that doesn’t allow proc sets.

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadheavyOrder’s WrathWell-fittedPrismatic
ShouldersmediumMagma IncarnateWell-fittedMagicka
ChestheavyOrder’s WrathReinforcedPrismatic
LegsheavyOrder’s WrathWell-fittedPrismatic
GloveslightOrder’s WrathWell-fittedMagicka
BootslightOrder’s WrathWell-fittedMagicka
BeltlightWillow’s PathWell-fittedMagicka
Weapon OneFire StaffWillow’s PathSharpenedSpell Damage
NecklaceWillow’s PathInfusedSpell Damage
Ring 1Oakensoul ringInfusedMagicka Recovery
Ring 2Willow’s PathInfusedSpell Damage
Strongest Gear Setup for ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build for No Proc PvP
Monster Helms and Mythic

Magma Incarnate: obtained from Vet Dread Cellar; requires Waking Flame DLC

  • Why? Best all-around 1pc monster helm for sustain.

FLEX OPTIONS

Oakensoul: obtained through ESO Mythics/antiquities system.  You need 5 items to be able to create the Mythic item. CLICK HERE FOR LEADS:

  • Igneous Inlays Volcanic Vents in the High Isle and Amenos zone (High Isle)
  • Larimar Gems Titanclaw boss at Mudcrab Beach (south-west) (Stormhaven)
  • Petrified Oak Loop Murkmire Strongboxes (Murkmire zone)
  • Sacred Resin Any Mob (Malabal Tor)
  • Stone Shank Frame Blacksmithing nodes in Glenumbra (High Isle)

Why? the best one-bar build for DPS and the entire premise behind the build requiring High Isle chapter.

Gear Sets

Willow’s Path: 6 trait craftable set (Bangkorai, Reaper’s March, The Rift Zones) or bought from traders.

  • Why? Provides great recovery/sustain and insane with Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch food

FLEX OPTIONS

Order’s Wrath = 3 trait craftable set in High Isle Zone, High Isle DLC or bought from traders.

  • Why? has the most burst potential with Stamplar jabs.

FLEX OPTIONS

Race

The best race choices for the One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer:

  1. Dark Elf: Best overall damage and max stats, but weaker resource sustain.
  2. Nord: Gives ultimate back when taking damage feeding your sustain.
  3. Breton: Great for pure resource sustain.

Attributes

Consider splitting your attributes into 32 health and 32 magicka. You want to reach at least 32,000 health inside your PvP context. Adjust if not reaching those numbers.

Mundus Stone

The Atronach is the best Mundus Stone for the One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer because it increases Magicka recovery.

Champion Points – ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build

Warfare

ESO Warfare Champion Tree

Below is a step-by-step method for slotting your champion points in the Warfare tree (blue) for the ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build.  We have used the minimum possible to reach 4 slottable selections all maxed out.  If you have more CP, consider taking more in the passives for optimal performance.

  1. Precision 10
  2. Fighting Finesse (slottable) 50
  3. Extended might – sub constellation – piercing 10
  4. Master-at-Arms (slottable) 50
  5. Mastered Curation – sub constellation – Blessed 10
  6. Focused Mending (slottable) 50
  7. Eldritch Insight – 10
  8. Staving Death sub-constellation – Quick Recovery 10
  9. Staving Death sub-constellation – Ironclad (slottable) 50

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 250 CP (750 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance. 

  1. Precision 10
  2. Tireless Discipline 20
  3. Eldritch Insight 10
  4. Blessed 10
  5. Quick Recovery 10
  6. Piercing 20
  7. Battle Mastery 40
  8. Mighty 30
  9. Flawless Ritual 40
  10. War Mage 30
  11. Hardy 20
  12. Elemental Aegis 20
  13. Preparation 20

This would max out the Warfare tree with all active and passive champion points at 470 spent 1,410 total spent.

Fitness

ESO Fitness Champion Tree

Below are recommended Fitness Tree Champion Point selections for the ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build:

  1. Fortified (slottable) 50
  2. Sprinter 10
  3. Wind Chase sub-constellation – Hasty  8
  4. Wind Chaser sub-constellation – Celerity 50 (slottable)
  5. Hero’s Vigor 10
  6. Shield Master – 10
  7. Bastion- 50 (slottable)
  8. Survivor’s Spite sub-constellation – Mystic Tenacity 10
  9. Survivor’s Spite sub-constellation – Pain’s Refuge 50 (slottable)

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 238 CP (714 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance. 

  1. Sprinter 10
  2. Hero’s Vigor 10
  3. Tumbling 20
  4. Defiance 20
  5. Hasty 8
  6. Tireless Guardian 20
  7. Fortification 30
  8. Nimble Protector 6
  9. Tempered Soul 50
  10. Rousing Speed 50
  11. Savage Defense 30
  12. Bashing Brutality 20

This would max out the fitness tree with all active passive champion points at 512 cp spent 1,536 total spent

Craft

ESO Craft Champion Tree

Below are recommended Craft Tree selections for the ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build:

  1. Steed’s Blessing (slottable) – 50
  2. Breakfall 10
  3. Wanderer 15
  4. Steadfast 10
  5. Rationer 10
  6. Liquid Efficiency (slottable) 75
  7. Treasure hunter 50
  8. Master gatherer 15
  9. Gifted rider (slottable) 100
  10. War mount (slottable) 120

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 455CP (1365 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not requires a slottable but increase performance.

  1. Steadfast enchantment 40cp
  2. Breakfall 40 cp
  3. Wanderer 60
  4. Fortunes favor 10
  5. Friends in low places 25
  6. Out of sight 30
  7. Fleet of Phatom 40
  8. Soul’s Reservoir 33
  9. Gilded fingers 50
  10. Fortunes favor 40
  11. Inspiration boost 45
  12. Infamous 30

This would max out the crafting tree with all active passive champion points at 898 cp spent 2,694 total spent

Consumables PvP – ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build

Bewitched Sugar Skulls - ESO Food Consumable
Essence of Health (tri-stat) - Crafting ESO Consumable Potion

The best consumables for the ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Buildbuild are Bewitched Sugar Skulls food and Essence of Health tri-stat potions. Bewitched Sugar Skulls give a massive boost to overall stats but sacrifices recovery. If you struggle with recovery, use Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch or cheaper Jewels of Misrule. The essence of health or Tri-static potions is the best to passively give you a flood of resources and tri-recovery with alchemy medicinal use. Immovability potions are also helpful. Below are our recommended food and potion choices:

  • Bewitched Sugar Skulls: Increase Max Health by 4620, Max Stamina and Max Magicka by 4250, and Health Recovery by 462 for 2 hours. Ingredients: Scrib Jelly, Flour, Columbine, Bervez Juice, and Honey.
    • Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch (recovery): Increase Max Health, Health Recovery, and Stamina and Magicka Recovery (effects are scaled based on your level). Ingredients: Red Meat, Tomato, White Cap, Frost Mirriam, and Perfect Roe.
    • Jewels of Misrule (cheap): Increase Stamina and Magicka Recovery and Max Health for 2 hours. Ingredients: Rose, Mint, Lotus, Columbine, and Bervez Juice.
  • Essence of Health (tri-stat): Restore 7329 Health, 6618 Magicka, and 6618 Stamina immediately. Grants Major Fortitude, Major Intellect, and Major Endurance, which increase your Health Recovery, Magicka Recovery, and Stamina Recovery by 20% for 31.7 seconds. (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Bugloss, Columbine, Mountain Flower.
    • Essecene of Immovability: Restores health and stamina and is immune to knockback effects. Ingredients Namria’s Rot, Columbine, and Mountain Flower.
  • Escapist’s Poison IX: Immobilizes your target and grants you unstoppable, rendering you immune to control effects for 1.6 seconds. Ingredients: Columbine, Namira’s Rot, Wormwood.

Build Summary – ESO One Bar PvP Magicka Sorcerer Build

Class: Sorcerer

Race: Dark Elf

Attributes: 32 Magicka, 32 Health

Mundus Stone: Atronach

Weapon One: Destruction Staff

Armor Set 1: Order’s Wrath

Armor Set 2: Daedric Trickery

Monster Helm: Magma Incarnate

Mythic: Oakensoul Ring

Armor Weight: 3 Light, 1 Medium, 3 Heavy

Potion: Essence of Health (tri-stat)

Food: Bewitch Sugar Skulls

Skill Bar 1

  • Streak
  • Endless Fury
  • Crystal Weapon
  • Hardened Ward
  • Summon Twilight Matriarch
  • Shooting Star (Ultimate)

Scribing Grimoires and Scrips

  • Traveling Knife
    • Bleed Lingering (focus script)
    • Torment (signature script)
    • Berserk (affix Script)
  • Soul Burst
    • Pull (focus script)
    • Class Mastery (signature script)
    • Courage (Affix Script)

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