ESO Solo Sorcerer Stamina Build for PvE

The ESO Solo Sorcerer Stamina Build for PvE is for players that are looking to complete solo content with flexible build options.

This build has been updated for the Update 40 patch of the Elder Scrolls Online.

Why Should You Play ESO Solo Sorcerer Stamina Build for PvE?

The ESO Solo Sorcerer Stamina Build for PvE is for players that are looking to complete solo content on a class that offers insane damage as well as great survivability – whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or seasoned player.

In ESO, the Stamina Sorcerer is perfect for everyone who is looking for a simple-rotation survival class with a complete set of tools for solo PvE gameplay. So if the shadow assassin with blood magic and following “pros” is what you are looking for, this build is for you!

Crazy speedLacks group utility
Massive self healingHas to play in melee
Massive self-healing

ESO Solo Sorcerer Stamina Build for PvE Playstyle

Use the following rotation as the starter point. After, apply your buffs and cast the DoT skills on cooldown for the best, highest DPS. In total, the Damage over Time skills (DoTs) do more damage than your main spammable. Thus, they need to be cast less often and are easier to maintain, for example, The Degeneration from Mages Guild or the Barb Trap from Fighters Guild. Maintain DoTs and use your spammable skill as filler until you need to reapply the DoTS.

At certain percentages, replace your spammable with your in-class or weapon execute if you have one in this build. Executes are the skills that deal more damage the lower the health of the opponent becomes. Ideally, these are meant to replace your main spammable skill at anywhere between 35% (Radiant Oppression) all the way to 20% (Mages’ Fury). At a high level, execute skills become so strong that the lower the enemy’s health, the fewer DoTs you maintain because it does so much damage.

Use the healing skill when your health drops below 50% or the shield skill when you anticipate damage. Also, always use the suggested food and potions as they significantly increase your damage, survivability, and resource sustain.

If you run out of resources, do a heavy attack and return to your rotation. Remember that a heavy attack on off-balance enemies will return double the resources. Additionally, if you are a beginner or struggle with sustain, you can flex in the Consuming Trap skill instead of a DoT skill. The Consuming Trap gives you a flood of both resources when a target dies.


Front Bar Dual Wield

Front Bar Weapon choice options:

  1. Dual Wield
  2. Two Handed
  3. Bow

Haunting Curse (Morph of Daedric Curse | Skill Line : Daedric Summoning) – Massive single target damage and damage over time

Bound Armaments (Morph of Bound Armor | Skill Line : Daedric Summoning) – Slotting this increases your max stamina as well as gives your light and heavy attacks to summon a bound weapon, attacking enemies for physical damage

Summon Twilight Matriarch (Morph of Summon Winged Twilight | Skill Line : Daedric Summoning) – Summon deadric pet that deals magical damage to enemies. you can activate it for a ton of healing

Silver Shards (Morph of Silver Bolts | Skill Line : Fighters Guild) – Great spammable that does AoE damage and buffs your weapon damage for merely slotting. Seems like an odd choice, but it’s great damage at a good stamina cost.

Whirling Blades (Morph of Whirlwind | Skill Line : Dual Wield) – massive AoE damage and used as an execute around 25% health.

Flawless Dawnbreaker (Morph of Dawnbreaker | Skill Line : Fighters Guild) – Powerful ultimate that deals physical damage over time, and increases your weapon damage for 20 seconds

Back Bar 2H (Greatsword)

Back Bar Weapon choice options:

  1. Two-handed
  2. Dual Wield
  3. Bow

Hurricane (Morph of Lightning Form | Skill Line : Storm Calling) – one of the best AoE damage and single target abilities we have, plus armor!

Razor Caltrops (Morph of Caltrops | Skill Line : Assault) – great AoE damage, a snare and applying major breach reducing enemies armor.

Critical Surge (Morph of Surge | Skill Line : Storm Calling) – God tier survivability and frees up gear/mythic choices.

Stampede (Morph of Critical Charge | Skill Line : Two Handed) – AoE damage and huge AoE.

Summon Twilight Matriarch (Morph of Summon Winged Twilight | Skill Line : Daedric Summoning) – Summon deadric pet that deals magical damage to enemies. you can activate it for a ton of healing

Greater Storm Atronach (Morph of Summon Storm Atronach | Skill Line : Daedric Summoning) – One of the strongest single target ultimates in the game and super long duration.

Optimal Gear

This is the best option for folks looking to solo arenas and Veteran dungeons

ShouldersmediumVicious SerpentDivinesStamina
ChestmediumPillar of NirnDivinesStamina
LegsmediumVicious SerpentDivinesStamina
GlovesmediumVicious SerpentDivinesStamina
BootsmediumVicious SerpentDivinesStamina
BeltmediumVicious SerpentDivinesStamina
Weapon OneDaggerPillar of NirnNirn > PreciseFlame
SecondaryDaggerPillar of NirnChargedPoison
Weapon Two2H SwordPerfected Merciless ChargeInfusedWeapon Damage
NecklaceSea-Serpent’s CoilInfused > BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Pillar of NirnInfused > BloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2Pillar of NirnInfused > BloodthirstyWeapon Damage

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Slimecraw: obtained in Wayrest Sewers I Veteran dungeon and Maj Undaunted Vendor.

  • Why? gives us highest 1pc critical chance

FLEX OPTIONS (if you switch to monster setup, drop the neck mythic and replace it with Vicious or flex piece)

  1. Zaan – great damage from a proc set considered best damage for melee builds
  2. Stormfist – always works, easy to obtain and  AoE DPS set.
  3. Balorgh – incredible for boss burns in Veteran Maelstrom Arena saving up ultimate for 500 burn.
  4. Kra’gh – one pc is great for pen, two piece does good single target damage

Pillar of Nirn: obtained in Falkreath Hold dungeon.

  • WHY? one of the hardest hitting, easiest proc sets in the game.


  1. Briarheart = Overland can be bought from traders great option for healing and weapon damage boost
  2. Order’s Wrath = Best overall crafting damage option
  3. Spriggan’s Thorns =  Base game and decent penetration on front perfect for beginner offensive set
  4. Hexos’ Ward = Overland easy to obtain survivability set
  5. Mechanical Acuity = the highest burst combined with Balorgh for VMA boss nukes

Vicious Serpent: obtained in trials Hel Ra Citadel, Aetherian Archive, Sanctum Ophidia.

  • Why? best sustain set for stamina along with movement speed.


  1. Perfected Coral Riptide = god tier damage if you run low stamina (dodge roll a bit before pull)
  2. Perfected Sul-Xan = insane damage if you can reliably pick up the essence/soul (blue orb) left behind
  3. Order’s Wrath = Best overall crafting damage option
  4. Hunding’s Rage = Crafted base game decent all around
  5. Leviathan = easy base game dungeon set with high critical

Perfected Merciless Chargeobtained in Veteran Maelstrom Arena though you can do normal for a lesser version.

  • Why? still one of the hardest hitting back bar arena weapons.


  1. Perfected Thunderous Volley Set = great if you prefer range than melee back bar.
  2. Perfected Spectral Cloak = must change out blockade for Deadly Cloak, also niche but high damage
  3. Agility = extra 2pc set

Sea-Serpent’s Coil: Obtained through Mythic System click here for lead locations.

  • WHY? essentially two five piece damage sets in one, with nearly zero draw backs since we have crit surge.


  1. Death Dealer’s Fete = high max stats and requires no effect
  2. Sea Serpent Coil = best overall damage but could be less survivability but in combat
  3. Markyn Ring of Majesty = set and forget boost to spell damage and armor

Intermediate Gear

Meant for someone who’s familiar with the game and wants the strongest solo build without mythics or trials gear

ChestmediumHunding’s RageDivinesStamina
LegsmediumHunding’s RageDivinesStamina
GlovesmediumHunding’s RageDivinesStamina
BootsmediumHunding’s RageDivinesStamina
BeltmediumHunding’s RageDivinesStamina
Weapon OneDaggerBriarheartNirn > PrecisePoison
Weapon Two2H SwordAgilityInfusedBerserker
NecklaceBriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Ring 1BriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Ring 2BriarheartRobustWeapon Damage

Beginner Gear

This setup is for someone who just started and doesn’t have access to Monsters, Mythics, Trials gear

ChestmediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
LegsmediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
GlovesmediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
BootsmediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
BeltmediumSpriggan’s ThornsDivinesStamina
Weapon OneDaggerAgilityPreciseFlame
Weapon Two2HAgilityInfusedBerserker
NecklaceBriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Ring 1BriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Ring 2BriarheartRobustWeapon Damage


Best Choice


Great overall race and my preferred for Nightblade just be careful on 125% critical damage cap.

Secondary Choice

Dark Elf

All around great if you want to switch between magicka/stamina build though lacks resources sustain






Mundus Stone

Thief – Increases the Critical Strike rating by 1212

Champion Points



Artaeum Takeaway Broth

OVERALL: Increase Max Health by 3326 and Health Recovery by 406 and Max Stamina by 3080 and Stamina Recovery by 338 for 2 hours.

Dubious Camoran Throne

CHEAP: Increase Stamina Recovery by 319 and Max Stamina and Max Health by 3192 for 2 hours

Lava Foot Soup-And-Saltrice

INSANE GOOD AN EXPENSIVE: Restores magicka, stamina and provides Major Heroism buff for 47.6 if you have the medical use passive. Ingredients Columbine, Dragon’s Blood and Dragon Rheum.


Essence of Weapon Power

USE FOR UPTIME ON BUFFS: Grants major brutality with increases weapon damage by 20% for 47.6 seconds. Grants major savagery which grants you 2191 weapon critical rating for 47.6 seconds. Restore 7582 stamina immediately. Grants you major endurance which increases your stamina recovery by 20% for 47.6. Potions have a 45 second cool down and make sure you have three points into medicinal use passive in alchemy crafting.


  • Light Armor
  • Medium Armor
  • Fighter’s Guild
  • Undaunted
  • Alliance Assault
  • Duel Wield
  • Two Handed
  • All Class
  • Medicinal Use (Alchemy)

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