ESO Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build

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

Stamina Sorc PvP Build
Stamina Sorc PvP Build

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

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 has to offer and some of the highest damage 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.

Best MobilityWeak Healing
Insane BurstRequires Constant Movement
Mega Group UtilityMist Form Similar to Streak

Skills Setup 1: Bow Loadout

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.

Gear Setup 1: Bow

Great damage, burst and survivability.

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

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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.

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.


  1. Mara’s Balm = is still the best defensive set, though it doesn’t give any spell damage.
  2. Powerful Assault = great set to add damage to you and your group and the buff stacks with Rallying Cry.
  3. Robes of the Hist = great back bar healing set alternate to Mara’s Balm.
  4. Clever Alchemist = insane burst potential when using potion and combined with Balorgh.

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.


  1. Plaguebreak = good for massive AoE bombs, you’ll need to swap a skill for more AoE with Acid Spray
  2. Syvarra’s Scales = Alternative proc set for Plaguebreak.
  3. Gryphon’s Ferocity = great counter to Sea-Serpent’s snare
  4. Order’s Wrath = good craftable option.

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.


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



Use this playing in small sweaty group.

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 1vX

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 Setup

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

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

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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.


  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.

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


  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.

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.

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 Werewolf

Bar One Werewolf

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 Werewolf

Use this if you wish to run Werewolf in PvP

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

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Magma Incarnate: obtained from Veteran Dread Cellar dungeon (Blackwood zone), Waking Flame DLC.

  • WHY? great sustain for a one-piece item set.

Dragon’s Appetite: obtained by crafting, 7 traits in Western Skyrim.

  • WHY? The heals stack with bleeding damage our second 5pc set.


Unleashed Terror = obtained in Castle Thorn.

  • WHY? nerf to savage werewolf this is your gap closer heavy hitter.


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

  • Why? the best one bar build for DPS



Best Choice


All stamina based races work in this build. Orc is solid PvP choice because of raw damage and speed. Well balanced stamina race with passive healing and a unique mobility bonus, great for PvE and fantastic for PvP.

Secondary Choice


Imperial is a sold PvP choice because it gives a bonus to stamina and health pools, and the skills cost reduction.






Mundus Stone

Warrior – Increases Weapon Damage by 238

Champion Points


Food: Bewitched Sugar Skulls GOOD MAX STATS:

Increase Max Health by 4620, Max Stamina and Max Magicka by 4250, and Health Recovery by 462 for 2 hours. (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Scrib Jelly (2), Flour (5), Columbine (2), Bervez Juice (2), Honey (5)

Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch GREAT RECOVERY

Increase Max Health by 4312, Health Recovery by 406 and Stamina and Magicka Recovery by 369 (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Red Meat (1), Tomato (1), White Cap (1), Frost Mirriam (1), Perfect Roe (1)

Food: Jewels of Misrule

CHEAP: Increase Stamina and Magicka Recovery by 357 and Max Health by 3927 for 2 hours. (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Rose (1), Mint (1), Lotus(1), Columbine (1), Bervez Juice (1)

Potion: Tri-Restoration Potion or 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


  • Class
  • Weapon
  • Armor
  • Fighter’s Guild
  • Mage’s Guild
  • Undaunted
  • Psijic Guild
  • Alchemy Medicinal
  • Race
  • Assault Alliance
  • Alliance Support
  • Vampire

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