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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.