Solo DPS Sorc

Author: SoulsofSorrow92


Race: Altmer (High Elf)

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

17000 43000 10000




Bar 1

Weapon 1: Destruction Staff

Force Pulse

Destruction Staff Skill

Force Pulse

Force Shock


Liquid Lightning

Sorcerer Skill

Liquid Lightning

Lightning Splash


Hardened Ward

Sorcerer Skill

Hardened Ward

Conjured Ward


Bound Aegis

Sorcerer Skill

Bound Aegis

Bound Armor


Inner Light

Mages Guild Skill

Inner Light



Elemental Rage

Destruction Staff Skill

Elemental Rage

Elemental Storm


Bar 2

Weapon 2: Destruction Staff

Unstable Wall of Elements

Destruction Staff Skill

Unstable Wall of Elements

Wall of Elements


Daedric Minefield

Sorcerer Skill

Daedric Minefield

Daedric Mines


Velocious Curse

Sorcerer Skill

Haunting Curse

Daedric Curse


Bound Aegis

Sorcerer Skill

Bound Aegis

Bound Armor


Inner Light

Mages Guild Skill

Inner Light



Energy Overload

Sorcerer Skill

Energy Overload



Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
5 1 1


Gear and Item Set Info


160 Legendary Armor & Runes

                   Type             Set          Trait         Rune 

Head Heavy Ilambris Divines Glyph of Magicka
Shoulders Medium Ilambris Divines Glyph of Magicka
Chest Light Julianos Divines Glyph of Magicka
Gloves Light Julianos Divines Glyph of Magicka
Belt Light Julianos Divines Glyph of Magicka
Legs Light Julianos Divines Glyph of Magicka
Boots Light Julianos Divines Glyph of Magicka
Weapon 1 Destruction Lightning Maelstrom Staff Sharpened Default
Weapon 2 Destruction Fire Maelstrom Staff Sharpened Default
Necklace   Willpower Arcane Spell Damage
Ring    Willpower Arcane Spell Damage
Ring   Willpower Arcane Magicka Recovery



General Info


Always keep your shields up and if you are having trouble managing your resources then switch to Engine Guardian Heavy Helm and Medium shoulders.

Magicka - 64 points 

Mundus stone - The Thief.

Food: Blue Bi-stat Max Health & Max Magicka 

Such as:  Mistral Banana-Bunny Hash, Melon-Baked Parmesan Pork, Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup.

Overload Bar DarkConversion Critical Surge Hardened Ward Bound Aegis Boundless Storm Energy Overload

Passives: 79 points

Daedric Summoning

Power Stone - 2 points

Daedric Protection - 2 points

Dark Magic

Unholy Knowledge - 2 points

Blood Magic - 2 points

Persistence - 2 points

Exploitation - 2 points

Storm Calling

Capacitor - 2 points

Energized - 2 points

Implosion - 2 points

Expert Mage - 2 points

Destruction Staff

Tri Focus - 2 points

Penetrating Magic - 2 points

Elemental Force - 2 points 

Ancient Knowledge - 2 points

Destruction Expert - 2 points

Light Armor

Evocation - 3 points

Recovery - 2 points

Spell Warding - 2 points

Prodigy - 2 points

Concentration - 2 points

Medium Armor

Wind Walker - 2 points

Heavy Armor

Resolve - 3 points

Constitution - 2 points

Juggernaut - 2 points

Fighters Guild

Banish the Wicked - 3 points

Mages Guild

Magicka Controller - 2 points

Might of the Guild - 2 points

If you choose to use Shooting Star instead of  Elemental Rage then I would spend 2 points in Mage Adept and Everlasting Magic.


Undaunted Command - 2 points

Undaunted Mettle - 2 points

High Elf

Spellcharge - 3 points

Gift of Magnus - 3 points

Elemental Talent - 3 points

Optional: Vampire

Supernatural Recovery - 2 points

Undeath - 2 points 

Unnatural Resistance - 1 point



Champion Point Tips


CP - 630

The Lord

Bastion - 100 points

Expert Defender - 2 points

The Lady

Thick Skinned - 25 points

Hardy - 29 points

Elemental Defender - 29 points

The Steed 

Ironclad - 25 points

The Ritual

Thaumaturge - 75 points

The Atronach

Staff Exper - 6 points

The Apprentice

Elemental Expert - 100 points

Spell Erosion - 7 points

Elfborn - 22 points

The Lover

Mooncalf - 50 points

Arcanist - 50 points

Healthy - 50 points

Tenacity - 20 points

The Tower

Siphoner - 30 points 





Build Rating

Rating: 4.4. From 24 votes.
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  • Parsalan
    Feb 9, 2017

    What is your mundus stone of choice for this build?

    • SoulsofSorrow92
      Feb 11, 2017

      The Thief

  • oncloud9
    Feb 19, 2017

    I have no clue where I need to add my passives please could you add to guide

    • SoulsofSorrow92
      Feb 19, 2017

      I updated the page with the passives and other information I hope it helps.

  • kj47
    Feb 23, 2017

    Thank you, i have only had the game a few weeks and having some builds to start with has helped me understand how to play sorc a lot better.

  • kralitabow
    Mar 7, 2017

    What is the reason for the points in Medium Armor/Dexterity? It was my understanding that staff crit was from spell crit not weapon crit?

    • SoulsofSorrow92
      Mar 7, 2017

      You are absolutely correct no points need to be spent there. I’m still working on this build so if you have any other suggestions I am more than happy to take them into consideration.

  • Casta
    May 25, 2017

    Any change with morrowind?

  • Warlord
    Nov 23, 2017

    Do you think this would work with a nord race sorcerer?


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