ESO Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build

This guide explains how to use the best Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build, skills, gear, champion points, and more!

Stamina 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 Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build?

The ESO Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build is unique amongst PvP builds in the Elder Scrolls Online due to its speed and killing potential.  This Stam Sorc build guide will give you a bow loadout and traditional dual wield for massive AoE. Realize with a Stam Sorc, your primary survivability comes from mobility, not sheer burst healing. Moreover, your killing potential comes from very quick and sudden strikes. 

If you’re playing this class right, you will appear like a blur.  Charging in suddenly and violently and destroying 2-3 players, and retreating to reset the fight as any good Stam Sorc would do.  This build will require constant situational awareness, but the upside is the best mobility ESO PvP offers and some of the greatest damage in a single target or area!

Below is a general PvP Guide that can help anyone understand and develop their PvP knowledge and skill. This video is applicable for every build and should be viewed if you want general ESO PvP knowledge that applies to all aspects, Battlegrounds, Cyrodiil, and Imperial City.


ESO Stamina Sorcerer PvP Features and Mechanics

Stamina Sorc PvP Build

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

  • Class – Sorcerer
  • Weapon One – Bow
  • Weapon Two – Bow
  • Armor Types: 1 Light, 3 Medium, 3 Heavy
  • Race: Orc
  • Attributes: 32 health, 32 Stamina
  • Mundus Stone: Warrior
  • Infection: None
  • Best Grimoires: Traveling Knife, Soul Burst

Skills – Bow Build

Skill Set 1 Front Bar

Streak (Morph of Bolt Escape | Skill Line : Storm Calling) – stun that cannot be avoided and mobility tool.

Bound Armaments (Morph of Bound Armor | Skill Line : Daedric Summoning) – boost our max stats, damage and after 4 stacks you have a burst damage tool paired very well with a heavy attack and Crystal Weapon combo. GROUP: Swap this out for bombard-in-group play from Bow to lock in and immobilize targets.

Crystal Weapon (Morph of Crystal Shard | Skill Line : Dark Magic) – bursting tool single target, pre-cast into fully charged heavy attack.

Haunting Curse (Morph of Daedric Curse | Skill Line : Daedric Summoning) – Great delayed damage skill.

Camouflaged Hunter (Morph of Expert Hunter | Skill Line : Fighters Guild) – Flex skill used for more damage and counter gank.

Toxic Barrage (Morph of Rapid Fire | Skill Line : Bow) – Huge burst tool AoE, but swap to Toxic Barrage if you want more single target. GROUP: swap in Negate for group play.


Back Bar

Hurricane (Morph of Lightning Form | Skill Line : Storm Calling) – armor buff that does AoE damage and gives minor expedition.

Critical Surge (Morph of Surge | Skill Line : Storm Calling) – Weapon damage buff and really good healing over time.

Hardened Ward (Morph of Conjured Ward | Skill Line : Daedric Summoning) – Decent damage shield if playing with 30k health or higher. Consider this flex spot. Poison Injection works great in this position.

Dark Deal (Morph of Dark Exchange | Skill Line : Dark Magic) – resource sustaining tool and reason we spec food for massive stat pool. You should be using this constantly when full magicka.

Resolving Vigor (Morph of Vigor | Skill Line : Assault) – burst heal over time.

Temporal Guard (Morph of Undo | Skill Line : Psijic Order) – I use this for a back bar damage reduction and pop if I’m close to being in trouble. GROUP: swap to shooting star from mages guild.

Scribing Skills & Grimoires – ESO Stamina Sorcerer PvP 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 Stamina Sorcerer 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)
  • Vault (bow) – Immobilize (focus script), Thief’s Swiftness (signature scripts), and Evasion (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.

Gear – Bow

Best in-slot ESO PvP Gear for the Bow Sorcerer:

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadmediumRoksa the WarpedWell-fittedPrismatic
ShouldersmediumRoksa the WarpedWell-fittedStamina
ChestheavyWay of FireReinforcedPrismatic
LegsheavyWay of FireWell-fittedPrismatic
GlovesmediumArmor of the TraineeWell-fittedStamina
BootslightRallying CryWell-fittedStamina
BeltheavyWay of FireWell-fittedStamina
Weapon OneBowWay of FireSharpenedFlame
Weapon TwoBowRallying CryPoweredWeapon Damage
NecklaceSea-Serpent’s CoilSwiftWeapon Damage
Ring 1Rallying CryInfusedStamina Recovery
Ring 2Rallying CrySwiftWeapon Damage
ESO Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build Bow
Monster & Mythic

Roksa the Warped: obtained from Vet Bal Sunnar; Scribes of Fate DLC.  This set carries your resource sustain. Use Engine Guardian if you don’t have this set.

Sea-Serpent’s Coil: Obtained through Mythic System click here for lead locations.  This mythic provides two five-piece damage sets in one, with nearly zero drawbacks.

FLEX OPTIONS

Gear Set

Rallying Cry = Update 35 Rewards of the Worth set that can bought from traders.  This five-piece set provides a great blend of survivability and increased damage.

Way of Fire: obtained in the Craglorn Overland zone or from traders.  Used because it’s one of the strongest proc sets in the game, especially single target.

Armor of the Trainee: obtained in overland starter areas or guild trader.  Added stats with a one-piece item set.

FLEX OPTIONS

  • Mara’s Balm = is still the best defensive set, though it doesn’t give any spell damage.
  • Powerful Assault = great set to add damage to you and your group and the buff stacks with Rallying Cry.
  • Robes of the Hist = great back bar healing set alternate to Mara’s Balm.
  • Clever Alchemist = insane burst potential when using potion and combined with Balorgh.
  • Plaguebreak = good for massive AoE bombs, you’ll need to swap a skill for more AoE with Acid Spray
  • Syvarra’s Scales = Alternative proc set for Plaguebreak.
  • Gryphon’s Ferocity = great counter to Sea-Serpent’s snare
  • Order’s Wrath = good craftable option.

Gear Setup: Bow Bomber

Use this playing in small sweaty group.

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadlightGaze of SithisDivinesPrismatic
ShoulderslightMagma IncarnateDivinesStamina
ChestlightUnleashed TerrorDivinesPrismatic
LegslightUnleashed TerrorDivinesPrismatic
GloveslightUnleashed TerrorDivinesStamina
BootslightUnleashed TerrorDivinesStamina
BeltlightUnleashed TerrorDivinesStamina
Weapon OneBowPlaguebreakNirnhonedWeapon Damage
Weapon TwoBowBlessing of PotentatesPoweredWeapon Damage
NecklacePlaguebreakInfusedWeapon Damage
Ring 1PlaguebreakInfusedWeapon Damage
Ring 2PlaguebreakInfusedStamina Recovery

Skills – Melee Build

Front Bar Melee

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

Rending Slashes (Morph of Twin Slashes | Skill Line : Dual Wield) – Hard hitting dot that procs our Master’s Weapon.

Camouflaged Hunter (Morph of Expert Hunter | Skill Line : Fighters Guild) – Critical bonus flex spot on front.

Crystal Weapon (Morph of Crystal Shard | Skill Line : Dark Magic) – Bursty main spammable that can be used to pressure targets.

Whirling Blades (Morph of Whirlwind | Skill Line : Dual Wield) – AoE finisher and AoE spammable.

Dawnbreaker of Smiting (Morph of Dawnbreaker | Skill Line : Fighters Guild) – Our AoE damage ability though you can use overload if needed.


Back Bar Melee

Hurricane (Morph of Lightning Form | Skill Line : Storm Calling) – Armor buff with movement and massive AoE damage.

Critical Surge (Morph of Surge | Skill Line : Storm Calling) – Weapon power buff with extra healing.

Elemental Susceptibility (Morph of Weakness to Elements | Skill Line : Destruction Staff) – Single target pressure that applies our Vateshran weapon for a lazer beam.

Dark Deal (Morph of Dark Exchange | Skill Line : Dark Magic) – Resource sustain and healing.

Resolving Vigor (Morph of Vigor | Skill Line : Assault) – 5 second heal over time.

Absorption Field (Morph of Negate Magic | Skill Line : Dark Magic) – A defensive and offensive ultimate that can be flexed out. Temporal guard is good for damage reduction along with Meteor/Storm Atro for duels.


Gear 2 – Melee Build

This is meant for 1v1 or Playing solo and is distrusting damage playing melee.

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadmediumMaarselokWell-fittedPrismatic
ShoulderslightMaarselokWell-fittedStamina
ChestheavyMara’s BalmReinforcedPrismatic
LegsheavyMara’s BalmWell-fittedPrismatic
GlovesmediumArmor of the TraineeWell-fittedStamina
BootsheavyMara’s BalmWell-fittedStamina
BeltmediumDruid’s BraidWell-fittedStamina
Weapon OneMacePerfected Stinging SlashesSharpenedFlame
SecondaryAxePerfected Stinging SlashesNirnhonedPoison
Weapon TwoFrostVateshran’s Perfected IcePoweredWeapon Damage
NecklaceSea-Serpent’s CoilBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Mara’s BalmBloodthirstyStamina Recovery
Ring 2Mara’s BalmBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Monster & Arena Weapons

Maarselokobtained in Lair of Maarselok dungeon. Provides the best single target pressure with medium weave heavy attack.  Swap to Roksa if you struggle with sustain.

FLEX OPTIONS

  1. Balorgh = burst damage if your resource sustain is good.
  2. Zaan = truly god-tier dueling or single-target killer monster helm.
  3. Ozezan the Inferno = is an update 37-monster set that is great paired with heals over time.
  4. Roksa the Warped = Update 37 monster helm that gives great resource sustain without Engine Guardian droid.

Perfected Stinging Slashes: obtained through Veteran Dragonstar Arena in upper Craglorn.  One of the best pressure items in the game.

Perfected Wrath of Elements: obtained in Veteran Vateshran Hollows.  Absolute god-tier damage with a destruction staff Elemental Susceptibility skill and Maarselok monster.

FLEX OPTIONS Arena Weapons

If you don’t want to run arena weapons, run a defensive on the back bar, not on at all times, and switch to another 5pc damage set only on the front bar.

  1. Plaguebreak = AoE kills and bomber playstyle with dual wield.
  2. Snake in the Stars = an update 37 set that counters players using “heal stacking.”
  3. Order’s Wrath = good craftable option
  4. Ashen Grip = early access two traits craftable proc set.
Gear Sets

Mara’s Balm: Obtained thru Rewards of the Worth set that can be bought from traders.  This will be nerfed in Update 38 Necrom chapter, but currently great boost to our survivability.

  • WHY? The best overall for pure survivability

FLEX OPTIONS

  1. Rallying Cry = great group utility set as well as strong solo with a bonus that increased your offensive and defensive potential.
  2. Daedric Trickery = a great craftable defensive back bar option because of the major buffs.
  3. Powerful Assault = group utility and weapon damage that stacks with Rallying Cry.
  4. Robes of the Hist = great back bar healing set alternate to Mara’s Balm.

Armor of the Trainee: obtained in overland starter areas or trader.  This one-piece set bonus gives us extra health.

Druid’s Braid: craftable high isle gives 1pc bonus just smaller. Another one piece set bonus that gives us extra health.

Skills Setup 3: Werewolf

Bar One Werewolf

Main Werewolf Bar

Feral Pounce (Morph of Pounce | Skill Line : Werewolf) – Great for closing distance and double cast for execute.

Hircine’s Bounty (Skill Line : Werewolf) – Incredible heal that gives us major brutality

Deafening Roar (Morph of Roar | Skill Line : Werewolf) – AoE stuff that sets off balance and gives major breach and minor maim.

Howl of Agony (Morph of Piercing Howl | Skill Line : Werewolf) – Strong conal damage in front hits harder.

Claws of Life (Morph of Infectious Claws | Skill Line : Werewolf) – Incredible debuff and damage over time that heals very well.

Pack Leader (Morph of Werewolf Transformation | Skill Line : Werewolf) – The ultimate gives you a boost to weapon damage/spell damage via minor courage and you take 10% less damage.


Gear Setup 3: Werewolf

Use this if you wish to run Werewolf in PvP

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadmediumMagma IncarnateWell-fittedPrismatic
ShoulderslightDragon’s AppetiteWell-fittedStamina
ChestheavyDragon’s AppetiteReinforcedPrismatic
LegsheavyDragon’s AppetiteWell-fittedPrismatic
GlovesmediumUnleashed TerrorWell-fittedStamina
BootsmediumUnleashed TerrorWell-fittedStamina
BeltmediumUnleashed TerrorWell-fittedStamina
Weapon OneBowDragon’s AppetiteSharpenedEscapist Poison
NecklaceUnleashed TerrorSwiftWeapon Damage
Ring 1Unleashed TerrorSwiftWeapon Damage
Ring 2Oakensoul RingInfusedStamina Recovery
Monster and Mythic

Magma Incarnate: obtained from Veteran Dread Cellar dungeon (Blackwood zone), Waking Flame DLC. Great sustain for a one-piece item set.

Oakensoul: obtained through ESO Mythics/antiquities system.  You need 5 items to be able to create the Mythic item. CLICK HERE FOR LEADS. The best one bar build for DPS

FLEX OPTIONS

Gear Sets

Dragon’s Appetite: obtained by crafting, 7 traits in Western Skyrim. The heals stack with bleeding damage our second 5pc set.

Unleashed Terror: obtained in Castle Thorn. Nerf to savage werewolf this is your gap closer heavy hitter.

FLEX OPTIONS

Passives Skills

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

  • Daedric Summoning (class skill line)
  • Dark Magic (class skill line)
  • Storm Calling (class skill line)
  • Destruction Staff (weapon skill line)
  • Bow (weapon skill line)
  • Dual Wield (weapon skill line)
  • Light Armor
  • Medium Armor
  • Heavy Armor
  • Undaunted
  • Fighters Guild
  • Mages Guild
  • Racial
  • Alliance War Support
  • Alliance War Assault
  • Crafting, Alchemy Medicinal Use

Race

The best race choices for Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build:

  1. Orc: Gain max stamina, health, and weapon and spell damage. It also reduces the cost of sprint and increases your movement speed.
  2. Dark Elf: good max stats and weapon and spell damage.
  3. Khajiit: best overall due to burst critical damage bonus.

Attributes

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

Mundus Stone

The best mundus stone is Warrior, which increases your weapon damage.

Champion Points – ESO Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build

Warfare Constellation Champion Points

ESO Warfare Champion Tree

Below is a step-by-step method for slotting your champion points in the Warfare tree (blue).  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.

Below are recommended Warfare Champion Point selections for the ESO Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build:

  1. Precision 10
  2. Extended might – sub constellation – Piercing 10
  3. Master at arms (slottable) 50
  4. Eldritch insight 10
  5. Staving death – sub constellation – quick recovery 10
  6. Staving death – sub constellation – ironclad (slottable) 50
  7. Duelist’s rebuff (slottable) 50
  8. Mastered curation – sub constellation – blessed 10
  9. Focus mending (slottable) 50

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 240 CP (720 total required). The next step is to max out passives that do not require a slottable but increase performance.

  1. Precision 10
  2. Piercing 10
  3. Tireless discipline 20
  4. Eldritch insight 10
  5. Blessed 10
  6. Quick recovery 10
  7. Flawless ritual 40
  8. War mage 30
  9. Battle mastery 40
  10. Mighty 30
  11. Elemental aegis 20
  12. Hardy 20
  13. Preparation 20

This would max out the Warfare tree with all active and passive champion points at 520 spent 1,560 total spent.

Fitness Constellation Champion Points

ESO Fitness Champion Tree

Below are recommended Fitness Champion Point selections for the ESO Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build:

  1. Fortified (slottable) 50
  2. Sprinter 10
  3. Wind chaser -sub con – hasty 8
  4. Wind chaser -sub con – celerity(slottable) 50
  5. Hero’s vigor 10
  6. Survivor’s spite – sub con – mystic tenacity 10
  7. Survivor’s spite – sub con – pain’s refuge 50
  8. survival instincts 50

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. Hero’s Vigor 10
  2. Tumbling 30
  3. Sprinter 10
  4. Defiance 20
  5. Hasty 8
  6. Tireless guardian 20
  7. Fortification 30
  8. Nimble 6
  9. Mystic tenacity 40
  10. Tempered soul 25
  11. Piercing gaze 30
  12. Savage defense  30
  13. Bashing brutality 20

This would max out the fitness tree with all active passive champion points at 517 cp spent 1,551 total spent

Craft Constellation Champion Points

ESO Craft Champion Tree

Below are recommended Craft Champion Point selections for the ESO Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build:

  1. Steed’s blessing (slottable) – 50
  2. Breakfall 10 
  3. Wanderer 15
  4. Steadfast 10
  5. Rationer  30 (slottable)
  6. Master gatherer 15
  7. Gifted rider (slottable) 100
  8. War mount (slottable) 120

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 350CP (1050 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance.

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

This would max out the crafting tree with all active passive champion points at 793 cp spent 2,379 total spent.

Consumables – ESO Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build

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

The best consumables for the xxx PvP build are Bewitch 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 Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build

Class: Sorcerer

Infection: None

Race: Orc

Attributes: 32 Health 32 Stamina

Mundus Stone: Warrior

Weapon One: Bow

Weapon Two: Bow

Armor Set 1: Way of Fire

Armor Set 2: Rallying Cry

Monster Helm: Roksa the Warped

Mythic: Sea-Serpent’s Coil

Armor Weight: 2 Heavy, 3 Medium, 2 Light

Potion: Essence of Health (tri-stat)

Food: Bewitched Sugar Skulls

Skill Bar 1

  • Streak
  • Bound Armaments
  • Crystal Weapon
  • Haunting Curse
  • Camouflaged Hunter
  • Toxic Barrage (Ultimate)

Skill Bar 2

  • Hurricane
  • Critical Surge
  • Elemental Susceptibility
  • Dark Deal
  • Resolving Vigor
  • Absorption Field (Ultimate)

Scribing Grimoires and Scripts

  • 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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