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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.


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.