ESO Sorcerer

Game Guide for the Sorcerer?

Getting started on a new game can be rough. While you can play solo in any MMO at varying degrees of difficulty, most players want to be useful to their group. How do we get there? More specifically, how do we become successful, efficient and useful without spending years to good at a game? Having a bit of insight from experienced gamers helps, but how do you find the skilled players? The Internet is chock full of supposedly “pro” gamers, but it takes a lot more than Google to find valuable information from a skilled source.

I’ve flipped through three guides that seem to know what they’re talking about with Elder Scrolls Online Sorcerer class. The main reason I care about looking through guides is for fast leveling paths and gaming the market, but there’s some charm in these guides that can really help a newbie get started.

Killer Guide’s Sorcerer Guide

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I’m no stranger to Killer Guides. I know the quality, but I always shop around and grab extra sources to see what else is out there. Honestly, it’s good to pull from different thought schools.

Killer Guides on its own, however, stuck the landing as expected. The ESO Sorcerer Guide goes deep into what matters in the game and gives you a little extra on the side IF you want to read on. From equipment sets to farming areas for specific pieces of gear before the online databases are up and running, this Sorcerer guide takes the cake.

The guide doesn’t just lay down one optimum build for a set of situations; different viewpoints are poured in, such as choosing the standard Storm Calling tree to keep up basic leveling to Daedric Summoning to let your minions do the heavy lifting.

What’s interesting is that the guide looks like a well thought out conversation between experts, but in the form of a guide that isn’t hard to read through at all. The only major downside is that it’s a bit long.

Not a problem if you want to be the most useful party member you can be, since the guide it perfectly packed with easy to follow info. If you have focus problems, I recommend working through parts of the guide across a few days rather than churning through all at once.

ESO Mastery’s Sorcerer Guide

eso-mastery-guides-220x220Although I saw this guide advertising during beta, I ignored it for some reason. I somewhat regret doing that, because the information is solid. It goes into detail about more than just your rotation, but how different situations call for different spell sets. It isn’t just about single target versus AOE; being able to tag as many enemies as possible and kite them without taking a hit requires a bit of insider knowledge.

From what I can see, you’re not just buying a guide that’ll be obsolete after the first major patch. ESO Mastery Guides updates their guides as needed to reflect changes to the game, including some info about what happened beforehand. This is good for theorycrafters who want to know how Zenimax thinks during development processes.

It isn’t just a guide for experts to talk philosophy–the structure is designed for newbies to get a grasp of the situation. However, the format isn’t as easy to read as the other guides.

While the information is good, it isn’t as chock full of different things to do as a Sorcerer closer to endgame. It is still quite early in the Elder Scrolls Online world, but a lot of the missing info can be seen in other guides.

Maybe as the game continues, ESO Mastery will bring a lot more to the table. I’m certainly not against taking a look. As you consider this guide, make sure that you take a bit of time to glance around at others.

The PVP delight of Theelderscrollsonlineguide.com

bundle-medThis writer of this elder scrolls online guide has been building the guide since beta, with a lot of experience and cleaned up material since launch. While a lot of the info is shared between the three guides I’ve picked out, this guide seems to have a real PVP bite to it, and for good reason.

While the PVP coverage is pretty good, I felt that the guide didn’t offer much for an intermediate player. Still a good guide, don’t get me wrong, but there are many places where a newbie can get some bonus information.

That’s not to invalidate the guide at all. You have to get your info on the playing field immediately, but as I got to the other guides, I saw that there was a big difference in coverage.

 

Summary

Sorcerer is a really great nuking class. Unless some major changes happen in the game, solo gold farming will be a breeze as you tear up every leveling area and get some farming done with plenty of time to spare. These guides help you figure out the best way to get wealthy AND powerful while the rest of the player-base struggles.

These three guides are all awesome. While I’d mostly go with the KillerGuides version of the Sorcerer builds and tactics, especially for the Dark Magic and Daedric Summoning explanations, they’re all wonderful.

Best Gold Farming Location for the Sorcerer

Farming is one of the best ways to make ESO gold for the Elder Scrolls Online Sorcerer because of its efficiency in killing hordes of enemy at once. It only comes with a few conditions. First, you need to be powerful enough. The more you can kill enemies, the more gold you will get. The second thing is you need to know a good location. You can make over ten thousand of ESO gold per hour just only by farming in the right spot. Otherwise, it can be even less than thousand per hour.

If you want to make a quick rich, buying gold from one of these suppliers is recommended. A few dollars spent is even worth more than a day of grinding it yourself.

Where to Go

A good farming location is in Crow’s Wood dungeon, located on the east side of the starting town in Stonefalls. This place is packed with wolves that drop a good amount of gold as well as valuable items, weapons and armors. In addition, they are easily killed because of their low hitpoint. Pulling is easy here since the wolf does not have any interrupt skill with fast movement. As a plus, their respawn rate is almost instantly making you are able to keep farming continuously.

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Preparation

In order to make the farming more effective, there are 4 main preparations you need. The first is range and AoE attack. Range attack is very useful for pulling wolves. Usually, they will stay in a pack of 3-5 and you can pull them at once with any ranged attack. Secondly, you should have at least 1-2 powerful AoE attacks to kill them as fast as possible. The storm mage build works very well in this situation.

Third, you should do it with your friends. In Elder Scrolls Online, there’s no looting penalty. Monsters drop the same amount of item to all players who attack them. So, the faster you can kill, the more items you will receive. And the last one is about inventory slot. Expand it as much as possible before coming to this place. Normally it only takes 15-20 minutes to full the inventory with 100 slots.

Where to Sell

Any merchant located near a teleport is fine such as the one in Reaper’s March. You can sell everything you get junks to gear. Normally, it should give you 6-7k from selling alone for 100 inventory slots. The only item you shouldn’t sell right away is raw materials since they give you more gold after extraction.

Raw item extraction does not have much different if your extraction skills such as Metal Extraction, Unraveling, and Wood Extraction, are low. It’s better to wait until you can maximize these skills and refine them all at once. The item extraction should give you additional 2,000 gold.

From this strategy, you should make at least 8,000 gold in every 20 minutes. And it can be much faster if you have a horse since it can greatly increase traveling speed as much as inventories. If you want to buy the gold instead of farming it yourself, check out MMOBUX.com.

Recommended Storm Mage for ESO Sorcerer

The Storm Mage

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this manual is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


The storm mage is the classic DPS glass cannon magic user build. This build focuses on the storm calling line, light armor and the destruction staff. It is one of the best mob grinding builds in the game because it can decimate groups of regular enemies in clumps as large as six or seven. It is also a very effective, but somewhat risky, build to use in PvP.

Build Tips

All About Magicka
Keep in mind that unlike in many other MMOs there is no strict “skill rotation” in ESO. None of your big five skills have cool downs or timers attached to them. The choice of when to use a skill becomes a tactical choice and not a waiting game. The only time your skill use is delayed is if your magicka value is too low. Aiming for maximum magicka and any passives and gear that aid magicka conservation is important.

When you level your character, you should invest the majority of your points into magicka and some into health. You should never invest points into stamina with a pure sorcerer build.

Getting Surrounded
ESO uses collision detection, so you cannot pass through mobs. This can be very problematic for a squishy sorcerer. If you get surrounded, you will die very quickly, and you will be physically unable to run away. You should always be aware of your surroundings and keep moving to avoid getting surrounded. Each of these builds has bolt escape to ensure that if you make a mistake here you have a survival option.

Skill Set

  1. Mage’s Fury:
    This is your mainline DPS skill. It doesn’t cost much magicka, and it is easy to spam. It is also an execution skill, since the damage it delivers to low health targets is almost always fatal.
  2. Lightening Splash:
    This is a classic damage over time AOE skill.
  3. Lightening form:
    This gives nice AOE damage, and it also increases your survivability. It is very useful when you rush in with overload.
  4. Wall of Elements:
    This is a destruction staff skill that lays down a blanket of continuous AOE damage.
  5. Bolt Escape:
    This is your panic button. It is a short range instant teleport that will allow you to escape dangerous melee situations and prevent you from being boxed in. It is vital to the build because many of the abilities are short ranged.
  6. Ultimate: Overload
    Overload is an incredible AOE damage ability, and it is the best of its kind in the game. It is also one of the few toggle skills. Use it against larger groups of enemies to finish them off quickly. Its only disadvantage is its short range, so it is risky to use in PvP.

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Gear

You will use exclusively light armor for this build because it is a very magicka intensive build. You will also use the destruction staff. Fire is the preferred staff type, but really any of the types will do. Wall of elements has a slightly different effect with each type, but since fire does the most damage it is chosen here.

Playing the Storm Mage
The storm mage is one of the most pleasurable DPS builds in the game. At the game’s current rate of difficulty, it is also one of the most efficient of all the mob grinding classes. If the following skill combinations are properly executed, you will be able to solo all regular groups of overland mobs and almost all group public dungeons.

Basic Strategy

Since this class has very little crowd control ability, it is important to rapidly dispense as much damage as possible. Each one of your active skills, except bolt escape on number five, is a DPS skill. The general idea is to have everything dead before you run out of magicka. If you run out of magicka or get surrounded, use bolt escape to give yourself time to regenerate.

The Opening Moments

Unless you are up against a large group of more powerful mobs or a boss, many battles will only last a few moments. Open the battle with wall of elements and lightening splash in rapid succession. Then spam mage’s fury until everything is dead. Most enemies will die to a single mage’s fury due to the massive damage increase on low health enemies. In the majority of cases, this combination will kill all groups of normal mobs that number three or four so long as you catch them all with the AOE damage. If the mobs manage to reach you, then use lightening form to both tank and provide extra DPS.

Dealing With Ranged Opponents

If you are fighting ranged NPCs or magic users, then your AOE combinations may not work as well. Ranged enemies tend to spread out more and evade AOE damage since they do not charge directly at you. Your destruction staff is your best friend here. Its attacks do not cost magicka, so you can use it even when your magicka is running low or to conserve magicka during a longer fight. If you are taking excessive damage from ranged, do not be afraid to use lightening form. The DPS may be wasted, but you still benefit from the damage reduction.

When in Doubt, Bolt Escape

Since skills do not have cool downs, certain skills like bolt escape can be spammed. If you find yourself in an overwhelming situation, use bolt escape multiple times in a row to quickly vacate the battle. The mobs follow you for a distance, but they will eventually reset.

You can also use bolt escape to kite enemies that are difficult. With this strategy, use bolt escape, then quickly turn around and use wall of elements and lightening splash. You will continually drag melee enemies through your AOE damage until they die.

Using Overload

In the vast majority of normal mob battles, you will have no need to use overload. Unlike your big five, ultimately abilities do have a sort of ultimate cool down, so they cannot be spammed. Save your ultimate for large battles involving more than four enemies or for particularly difficult enemies like bosses. Your storm mage build is not particularly effective against bosses, especially ranged and magic using bosses, so overload is your saving grace in these situations. If you choose to pop overload, then you should pop lightening form directly after. Overload engages at basically melee range, so you will need the extra damage reduction. Simply spam the overload attack until you are nearly out of magicka. If by some diabolical miracle your adversary survives this onslaught, use bolt escape to gain distance and magicka regeneration. You may then use mage’s fury to finish off the weakened foe. Don’t forget about mage’s fury as an execution move.

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this guide is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


Effective TESO Sorcerer Leveling Strategies

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this manual is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.



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Overall Leveling
You can efficiently gain levels as a sorcerer in ESO while still having fun. This article is aimed at helping you know the best way possible to level with the sorcerer class. No matter where you are or what your level is, there are some general leveling strategies for Sorcerer to keep in mind.

Mob Grinding is the Name of the Game
You can gain experience points mainly by mob grinding with gold farming. There are several things that make it possible:

  1. For the same reward as mob grinding, quests generally take far longer to complete, in addition to them being spread out across the map. It is very difficult to do several quests at once or to power through quests in ESO.
  2. With the right build, mobs are rather easy to destroy even in large groups.
  3. Gaining access to large concentrations of mobs can be made easy with a variety of public and solo dungeons.

The point of matter is, you will most likely gain 60-75 percent of your experience points by grinding mobs no matter what your level is.

Solo Dungeons
When leveling, your best friend is solo dungeons. You don’t have to worry about competing with other people as thee dungeons are occurring to you only. During times when the public dungeons are flooded with players, they may be superior, although they do not provide the potential as doing a public dungeon solo. Those who have not yet mastered their AOE build or those at lower levels may find the solo dungeons easier.

Public Dungeons
When grinding to level up in ESO, you do not have to search the landscape for mobs. Entering a public group or solo dungeon is far more efficient. Torches on the map will mark these locations on the map. Very often, they come as some kind of caves or ruins. You will have no problem soloing these dungeons if you have a build focused on AOE DPS.

Players can solo even the group public dungeons. Remember that ESO is not a complete yes-man of a game when it comes to PvE, although it is generally easy on players. Along with practice of and good knowledge of skills, it will take a completed and focused build to solo the public dungeons.

When the public dungeons are overcrowded, only then should you avoid it. These locations may become over-saturated with players at launch, during peak playtimes, or after a major update. That way, they quickly lose their practicality as a good experience points generator. That means you are losing too many experience points to other players if you are fighting more than five people in your proximate area of the public dungeon at any one time.

As long as you can place at least one hit on the mob before it dies, mob experience is instanced if you do find yourself in a group situation. In order to soak up points, spam AOE skills everywhere you go in a crowded situation. With DPS build, your Sorcerer can clear the mob with ease.

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this guide is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


Attribute Points Guide for ESO Sorcerer

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this book is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


Sorcerer1-1Attribute points can be provided by every level you gain on the sorcerer. These cam be used to invest in stamina, health, or magicka. The strength of your character may depend on this important choice. A sorcerer will obviously have a major need for magicka. How you use your staff skills and class skills will be determined by magicka. How quickly you can put out DPS will be decided upon by your magicka pool. There is a soft cap for attributes although it is tempting to sink most of your points into magicka. A decrease in the effectiveness of attribute points after a certain amount is caused by a soft cap. However, health cannot be soft-capped, while magicka and stamina can. Therefore, even with an emphasis on health, attribute point allocation should be fairly even over stamina and magicka. Stamina may be less important if you are deciding on a pure mage build. But putting attribute points in stamina may also be a good idea. Dodging, sprinting, manually breaking roots and stuns, and using skills like dark exchange will still call for the importance of stamina. You do not want to limit yourself in this area, since mobility is critical to the sorcerer.

As you get sorcerer’s good gear and your character advances,your demand for attribute points will also change. There is a good chance your gear is providing a great deal of magicka you are wearing mostly light armor. That way, even before attribute points are taken into consideration, it is bringing you close to the soft cap. Since your attributes will be in high demand and nowhere near soft cap, you may want to invest some in health and heavily in magicka in the early game. Depending on your build, you will probably want to save some of the points spent in magicka into either stamina or helath once you surpass level 40. It is vitally important to invest points into stamina if you choose to use a weapon other than a staff. Stat can be brought over the soft cap with veteran ranks increasing attributes across the board.

Regardless of the penalty, some players are in favor of pushing a vital stat such as magicka far over the soft cap. It is not recommended to push this limit very far although it is okay to go slightly over the soft cap. Your health stat is essential to your survival with being a squishy light armor user. Therefore, it deserves a quality investment of points.

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this guide is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


Destruction Staff: Gear Guide for an ESO Sorcerer

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this manual is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


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The destruction staff will be the primary weapon for majority of sorcerers. It can bring the best out of Sorcerer’s nuke skills. Since they rely on magicka instead of stamina, destruction staffs are superior to other weapon choices for sorcerers, also with most of them keeping minimal stamina and maxing out their magicka points. Corresponding to three different damage types, there are three types of destruction staffs in the game: frost, shock, and fire.

Damage type has to do with the variation in staffs. The same amount of damage is dealt by fire, frost, and shock damage. Although they can change how certain staff skills function and all have a different secondary effect. The effectiveness of a staff on different enemies can also be changed by different damage types. Fire staffs can be more effective to certain enemies, such as Vampires, who have a weakness to fire. The effectiveness of a certain staff can also be reduced in PvP when certain players are wearing a gear that gives them resistance to certain elements. Carrying one of each staff type at all times and swapping weapons based on the events is a good idea.

  • Fire Damage:
    When using destructive touch, fire damage causes knockback and stun effects. Because of that, a fire staff is one that is mainly used for PvE on all builds. The burning effect, which is an additional damage over time effect, can also be applied as a result of some skills. This means that, compared to other staffs, fire staffs have a higher overall damage output which is good for gold farming and grinding.

 

  • Shock Damage:
    The disorient effect can be a result of shock damage skills. Since its effect is negated by damage, it is useless in AOE damage situations but, nevertheless, a useful CC effect for single-target situations. It is a long stun if the target remains undamaged. Concussion can be a result of other shock damage skills, and the target’s damage is lowered by 10 percent.

 

  • Frost Damage:
    A temporary root, the deep freeze effect, can be a result of frost damage skills. Since enemies can still attack, it is not as effective as a stun. Thus, it is more inferior to stun combination and fire knockback. Chilled can be applied by other skills, such as force shock. Since it allows melee enemies to be kited very effectively, chilled is more useful as a slowing effect. As long as the opponent player is most reliant on melee DPS, this could make the frost staff effective for certain situations such as against melee bosses or 1v1 PvP fights.

 

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this guide is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


Which Armor and Weapon Works Best for Sorcerer Build?

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this manual is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


The Elder Scrolls Online has one of the most flexible character-building systems of any modern MMO, and this can make figuring out which builds and equipment to use a slightly daunting task. While there are four classes, they can all use any of the weapons or armor in the game, along with the associated skill lines. Which builds and weapons are “best” depend entirely on what role you want to play.

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Let’s start out with armor choice. The most “typical” choice for a elder scrolls online sorcerer class is likely to be Light Armor, due to its various passives that assist with magicka, magicka regeneration, and various other “Mage” abilities. Nearly all of the class skill lines use Magicka, so unless you plan to be less focused on spellcasting (using a non-staff weapon, for example, or relying on summons) you may want to consider this first. Medium Armor tends to assist in Stamina, Stamina regeneration, and stealth, so consider using it as part of your build if you plan on using other Stamina-using skills such as a bow or a melee weapon. Finally, Heavy Armor is mostly about aiding survivability. This can sometimes be a viable option for healing or summoning-focused Sorcerers.

Next we’ll look at weapon choice. The most obvious weapons for a Sorcerer are the three types of Destruction staves (shock, fire, and frost) and the Restoration staff. These skill lines all use Magicka, so as mentioned before you may want to pair their use with Light Armor. The three types of Destruction staff have generally identical attacks with the exception of the crowd-control effects tied to some of the skill abilities, so take this into account when choosing which to use. Some build is good for making gold through farming with eso sorcerer. Some is better for PvP. If you do decide to use bows and melee weapons, make sure you have the Stamina necessary to power their attacks.

Finally, let’s look at the three class skill lines. Storm Calling is largely a collection of direct damage and area-of-effect abilities, with some nice passives that aid in Magicka reserves and regeneration. It’s a good choice with Light Armor for those who want to do damage from afar. Dark Magic is more focused on crowd control abilities and various other “utility” spells, and is best mixed with other primary attacks. Daedric Summoning consists mainly of summoning and defensive spells, which can make it more viable with smaller Magicka pools, allowing more opportunity to use non-staff weapons and heavier armor.

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this guide is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


Why You Need KillerGuides’ Elder Scrolls Online Sorcerer Guide

Like many MMO and Elder Scrolls fans, I been eagerly awaiting The Elder Scrolls Online. As any veteran of the Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim can attest, a guide is one of the most valuable resources that I can possibly have at my disposal; and with the series being taken online, serious Elder Scrolls Online players like myself need more than just a map and quest descriptions. Enter KillerGuides’ Unofficial Elder Scrolls Online Sorcerer Guide, a new guide available on KillerGuides’ website and my one-stop resource for all the information I could possibly need to turn my level 1 wimp of a spellcaster into the game’s ultimate force of destruction. This proved to be my best bet for leveling, quests, PvP and PvE, gold-gathering, weapons and armor; in short, all the information I could possibly need to not only tackle the game’s challenges but other players as well.

KillerGuides or a Forum?

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why do I need a guide? Why do I need this guide? Can’t I just do a search and read through message boards? To answer that thought, let me share a bit of wisdom I learned working at GameStop: Yes, you certainly can find what you’re looking for on message boards. Maybe you’ll even find the right information. What you won’t get, though, is everything you need right at your fingertips all at once. Independent or not, KillerGuides offered me three extremely important things: the convenience of knowing that everything I need is in one place, the certainty that every topic is explored in detail and the knowledge that the information contained within the mighty tome isn’t wrong or, worse yet, some forum troll’s attempt to mislead me. Oh, and free updates too.

elder scrolls online sorcerer guideWhat Do I Get for My Money?

For my money, I got fifty pages (and more in the near future) of tips, strategies, builds and techniques all in a convenient electronic format. This might not seem like a lot for thirty dollars, but the value of a guide isn’t found in its length. Here, there’s no fluff or wasted pages and what I needed to know was condensed, distilled, rendered down into a handy What You Need To Know. How can I be sure that it really is what I needed to know, you ask? The answer is that every KillerGuides guide is written by gamers, for gamers. Hardcore gamers. These guys aren’t a bunch of suit-and-tie corporates in an editing department somewhere who’ve been handed an assignment with so many words, so many pictures and a bulleted list of facts. These are the sort of people who use this information themselves. So you’re also getting that expertise and experience. It’s quite the bargain, if you think about it. This guide promises techniques for accelerated leveling , advice and commentary on skills for all three skill trees, skill rotation tutorials and techniques, ultimate high-level builds, PvP and PvE strengths and weaknesses and how-to’s on rare equipment and loot. Does it deliver on this promise? Why, yes. Yes, it does. I was taken from character creation all the way to the endgame. How’s that for content? Need help with quests? It’s got what you need. Other players making your underperforming sorcerer eat his own lightning in PvP? This guide’s got your back. Are you a newbie? No problem.

Final Thoughts

When I’m playing a game, I feel good having a guide handy. I may use it; I may not. But it’s good to know that it’s there. It’s like having a pocket full of magic. Of course in Elder Scrolls Online, my sorcerer already has a pocket full of magic; but with this guide I know the right magic and how deep those pockets need to be. I found this guide to be everything I expected, and more. It is, quite simply, everything I need to play Elder Scrolls Online sorcerer class not only the way it was meant to be played, but the way I want to play it- if there’s a difference. If you’re playing as a sorcerer, get this guide or prepare yourself to spend a lot of time in forums and doing searches trying to catch up with people who did. You’ll have to.

General Tips To Leveling The Sorcerer

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this manual is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


The Elder Scrolls Online is coming out soon, and one of its main draws is its freedom of choice. Players won’t be bound to the classic cookie cutter molds that they’ve been made accustomed to in past MMORPG franchises. With that in mind, we know that leveling is going to be a very experimental process for everyone, and nothing is yet set in stone. This can be an intimidating fact for the power leveler who just wants to get to the end game content and maximize their pvp ability as soon as possible. There will be a lot of competition out there, racing just as hard to get to level 50, so how does one make their way in a game that doesn’t have any set rules in place yet? Luckily, the beta period has offered great insights to the way each class is played, so let’s take a look at some basic tips and strategies a player can utilize when playing the sorcerer class.

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It is true that any of the four classes in the game will be able to use any weapon and any armor they like in a way that offers wonderfully unique styles of play, however the sorcerer class is reminiscent of past MMORPG caster classes which emphasized maintaining a glass cannon role, and it’s the way many players will utilize the sorcerer once the game is finally released. It’s easy to see why, as the light armor skill tree will offer numerous perks to a player’s magicka use even at the cost of heavier armor that mitigates more damage, so it’s easy to see that light armor will be the first choice for many fledgling sorcerers. As far as weapons are concerned, sorcerers have many ranged spells they can learn from any of their three class skill trees, and if they’re using cloth armor it’ll be good to have quite a bit of space between them and their enemies, so a nice ranged weapon would be one of the most helpful to choose.

The only two ranged weapons to choose from are either the destruction staff or the bow. The bow is certainly not a bad choice, as it allows for the distance a sorcerer will want, but the destruction staff offers that and much more. Sorcerers ought to choose the destruction staff when first starting, as its first skill choice, DestructiveTouch, will give players the ability to not just pick off enemies from a distance but also to stun them once they do get too close. As far as the actual class skill tree to utilize, all three are very powerful in their own right, however Dark Magic will offer the sorcerer some added utility capabilities for additional survivability that the other trees don’t have, so it’d be a great choice for the solo power leveler but might not good for making gold.

Keep in mind that the Elder Scrolls Online will be breaking many molds once it’s released on April 4th, 2014, so there will be many different ways that people will play that are just as effective as any others. Use the above tips to help get started, but don’t be afraid to switch things up to suit a different play style. Deviating from the norm is, after all, one of the strong points of the game.

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this guide is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


Greatest CC Skills Guide to ESO Sorcerer Class

Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this manual is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.


The popularity of Elder Scrolls has exploded over the past several years. With the release of Elder Scrolls Online, players have a vast, new territory to explore and new races, classes and skills to master. One of the most powerful skills in the game is the crowd control (CC) ability.

Best CC Skills

The ESO Sorcerer has some of the best CC skills that can be highly effective, especially when battling a horde of enemies. There are three skill lines a Sorcerer possess including Stormcalling, Dark Magic and Daedric Summoning.

Stormcalling

The Stormcalling ability utilizes raw energy to deal massive amounts of damage to the surrounding enemies. The ideal CC spell for this path is Bolt Escape because it offers two benefits. First, it helps the caster to perform instant attacks by teleporting them in a straight line. Second, it stuns all enemies that are in close proximity to the teleportation. This is an excellent spell when fighting many enemies as it allows the player to move around and stun their enemies simultaneously.

Dark Magic

The primary focus of Dark Magic sorcerer spells is on CC. There are a number of trap spells that limit what the enemy is able to do. The three best Dark Magic CC spells are Repulse, Rune Prison and Encase. The Repulse spell causes nearby enemies to be knocked backwards and trapped for a short period of time. When the Rune Prison spell is cast, the enemy is sealed by a runic prison. Those who are imprisoned become disoriented but have health regeneration. Finally, with the Encase spell, dark shards emerge from the ground to immobilize. These spells are so effective because they allow the player to pound the enemy with destructive magic while they are immobile.

Daedric Summoning

With Daedric Summoning, the Sorcerer has the ability to draw powerful allies that can aid him in battle. The best CC skill within the Daedric Summoning path as recommended in esoclassguides.com is the Summon Storm Atronach. This spell allows the caster to summon a powerful helped who has the ability to stun enemies within a specific area. This leaves them open to severe attacks. Not only does the Storm Atronach assist with CC, they can effectively deal lightening damage to foes.

The Sorcerer in the Elder Scrolls Online is a highly effective class. When selecting a magic path that focuses on CC, Dark Magic is definitely the best option. Although the others are powerful, many have had success with Dark Magic spells.

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Update: This article contains only a brief introduction. If you want something more detailed and in-depth, this guide is for you. If you want to level up the Sorcerer as fast as possible with the best build, I recommend the first thing to do is head over and get yourself a copy. Not only does it have a much more detailed and up-to-date strategies on the Sorcerer, but an amazing leveling guide as well (see my review). I could have saved myself a lot of trial and error with this.