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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.

Spells in The Elder Scrolls Online

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.


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After spending several hours with The Elder Scrolls Online I have seen a few of the spells that can be used by the different classes. If you have played another game in the Elder Scrolls series then you will have a head start understanding the mechanics of spells in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Every spell in the game costs a certain amount of magicka, and your character’s magicka pool is governed by how many points are placed into it after each time you level. At any given time you may only hot key five spells to your skill bar. To make up for the limited spell number, though, The Elder Scrolls Online has implemented a spell-morphing mechanic. Once you are a high enough level you can customize the effect individual spells have by adding different features. Features include a stun, damage over time, or knock back, although there have been hints that some effects will be limited to specific skill trees.

So, which classes have spells? In every class in the Elder Scrolls Online has access to eighteen different spells.

Each class has three skill trees characters can mix and match. Within each skill tree players can unlock and use five active spells, four passive abilities, and one ultimate spell. The five active spells and ultimate spell, which is a capstone ability that is unlocked once a sufficient number of points are spent in the skill tree, are abilities you use in combat, while the passives are enhancements to your character’s abilities.

The spells and abilities in a particular skill tree share a visual theme. The Templar’s skill trees use a lot of holy light effects, while the Dragonknight’s Ardent Flame skill tree uses fire-based attacks. The Sorcerer’s Storm Calling skill tree focuses on lightning and shock abilities. Meanwhile, the Shadow skill tree for the Nightblade has a lot of terror-inducing and mist visual effects that culminate in sneak attacks and crowd control. Each theme is visually satisfying, and no spell is useless. It is very difficult to choose one over the other.

I think the most skilled players will find ways to use their spells in tandem. For instance, one of the Sorcerer’s skill trees, Dark Magic, which focuses on crowd control, compliments the Templar class’ Restoring Light skill tree, which can be used to heal. With the ability to morph spells in mind, individual spells take on an even greater level of utility. It seems like the possibilities in The Elder Scrolls online could be endless, especially when each player can tailor their spells specifically to how they wish to play.

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.


Guide to TESO 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 Sorcerer is one of the five classes in the game, and it looks to be ESO’s standard magic class. In theory, the Sorcerer would be a spell caster in light robes wielding a staff, but because classes are not limited in what gear they can use the Sorcerer may turn out to be a very versatile class with a lot of options.

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Since the Sorcerer is a magic based class, managing your mana is of paramount importance. According to www.elderscrollslevelingguide.com, this goes beyond merely making sure you have a lot of mana, as items, armor, and weapons will have various attributes that can make it worth your while to use. When looting, focus on items that grant more mana, lessen mana cost for spells, or increase the rate at which your mana regenerates. Carrying around a lot of mana potions for those awkward moments your mana suddenly runs out is a good idea as well.

The Sorcerer has three skills trees for you to pursue: Storm Calling, Daedric Magic, and Dark Magic.

Storm Calling, as the name suggests, is mainly about lightning spells and dealing damage with them. One spell in particular in this tree, called Mage’s Fury, has a ‘snowball’ effect in that the longer it is cast the more damage it does. This increasing DPS culminates in a powerful finish just as it expires.

Daedric Magic will focus on summoning creatures to fight by your side. Like in the large single player sandboxes, this opens up multiple strategies. For instance, you might use your summoned minion for extra DPS, or you might be of the mind to use it as a meat shield if you are wearing armor that provides a lot of buffs to your magical abilities but little defense. They also make good distractions if you find yourself in a situation that requires retreating to regenerate mana or heal.

Dark Magic is set to be the great crowd control tree that gives the Sorcerer a degree of control over how fights play out. One of the spells available is a knock back, which is good for keeping melee enemies away. Another spell shown off allows the Sorcerer to root enemies in place for a certain period of time, giving them not only a convenient battle tactic but also a useful disengage that makes retreating more manageable.

As a class, the Sorcerer will have a wide range of options when it comes to how they approach any fight, including PVP.

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.