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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.