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The Momma Bear (Corrected)

Author: momobyte

The Momma Bear (Corrected)

Class: SORCERER

Race: Dunmer (Dark Elf)Dunmer (Dark Elf)

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
90-100% 0-10% 0%

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: Destruction Staff

Lightning Flood

Sorcerer Skill

Lightning Flood

Lightning Splash

 

Summon Twilight Matriarch

Sorcerer Skill

Summon Twilight Matriarch

Summon Winged Twilight

 

Daedric Prey

Sorcerer Skill

Daedric Prey

Daedric Curse

 

Shattering Prison

Sorcerer Skill

Shattering Prison

Encase

 

Force Pulse

Destruction Staff Skill

Force Pulse

Force Shock

 

Energy Overload

Sorcerer Skill

Energy Overload

Overload

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Restoration Staff

Rapid Regeneration

Restoration Staff Skill

Rapid Regeneration

Regeneration

 

Force Siphon

Restoration Staff Skill

Force Siphon

 

Blessing of Restoration

Restoration Staff Skill

Blessing of Restoration

Blessing of Protection

 

Healing Springs

Restoration Staff Skill

Healing Springs

Grand Healing

 

Dark Conversion

Sorcerer Skill

Dark Conversion

Dark Exchange

 

Summon Charged Atronach

Sorcerer Skill

Summon Charged Atronach

Summon Storm Atronach

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
7 0 0

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

I have the Julianos and Willow's path sets, but honestly anything with Magica Regen will work. I'd recommend some sort of flame staff though, as the destructive staff skill line has a 40% chance to do damage over time with flame. 

I also went with full light armor, since all of the attribute points are poured into health and the magica regen passives on Light Armor are just inarguable IMO. 

 

General Info

 

This build is for those who want to play a supporting role, but don't want to simply be a baby sitter whose only job is to spam healing. I'm VL 1 and this build has been working so far, so I figured I'd share it! Of course, if you don't like the healing role, this build is NOT for you, but if you already gravitate towards that and are looking for a few twists to make it more appealing, then read on!

First off, I chose my race for the fire benefits (both resistance and damage bonus), as well as the magicka regen, but this build works well with any race, really. If you do go with Dunmer, I would grab a flame staff ASAP to take advantage of your racial passive.

Secondly, this build actually has a third ability bar with the Overload Ultimate, and here are the five slots I recommend for that:

  1. Inner Light
  2. Critical Charge
  3. Hardened Ward
  4. Bound Aegis
  5. Crystal Shard

Here's the typical lineup for a dungeon run: first, find out who's the tank, and keep an eye on them. They'll be the ones who will need the most support, as they will take the most damage. Before entering battle, locate the boss (if any), and, if you can, inform the tank of its location. Once the tank enters combat, activate Rapid Regen and mark the boss with Force Siphon. The latter takes a bit to wind up, so I usually activate it as the tank runs in. These two abilities will increase your and your allies health regen, as well as restore health and magicka based on the damage dealt by the tank.

Once the boss is marked and the tank is engaged, switch to Ability Bar 1 and throw a Lightning Flood at the boss (or wherever the tank is). This will allow the tank to activate the conduit for additional damage to nearby enemies. Once lightning flood has been cast, summon a Twilight Matriarch and cast Daedric Prey on a target of your choice (preferrably the boss). Your Twilight will attack the cursed target with a 55% damage bonus.

While you're Twilight is busy with whomever you cursed, activate Shattering Prison on the adds and throw a second Lightning Flood on those ensnared. If you've got magicka left, spam Force Pulse, as it will do additional magic damage to those caught in the lightning. Continue the process of Prison, Lightning, and Pulse until your Ultimate is charged (or your allies health drops, which I will cover in a bit). 

Once Overload is charged, activate it, then activate the first four abilities in your bar: Inner Light, Critical Surge, Bound Aegis, and Hardened Ward. This will ensure maximum damage and bring your resistance up so you don't die before your Ultimate runs out. Next, spam Crystal Shard until your magicka is depleted, then throw a couple of light attacks (which deal more damage than heavy, surprisingly) to restore it. Ideally, the magicka restored by your hits will allow you to activate shards and wards continuously, essentially making the Ultimate last for an optimal time. Keep in mind, however, that you can always deactivate your overload to return to your normal weapon sets, which would be necessary if the health of your allies drop.

Should this happen, drop everything and switch to Ability Bar 2. Slam down a couple of Blessing of Protections to bring the health back up, and then a couple Healing Springs to restore the magicka spent. Top it off with a Rapid Regen and a couple of more Force Siphons before switching back to destruction. If at any point you're seriously lacking magicka, activate your Dark Conversion to trade your Stamina for it and you're good to go. 

And when all else fails and everything goes to shit, slam down your Charged Storm Atronach into the middle of it all and smash Blessing of Restoration like there's no tomorrow.

Going solo has pretty much the same lineup as above: deal damage until you're health drops, then switch to Restoration to rectify. Congratulations! You are officially a Momma Bear.

Build Strengths:

  • Reduces "squishy" element of light armor so you're not dying all the time.
  • Blends healing and DPS in a way that doesn't depreciate either side.
  • Each ability runs smoothly into the next, and are connected in a way that promote Magicka Regen as well as damage increase.

Build Weaknesses:

  • Low Max Magicka = decreased damage bonus + reliance on dark conversion
  • Spells such as the Twilight Matriarch and Force Siphon have longer cast times
  • Switching from Overcharge back to restoration takes a bit of time, which can be seriously detrimental depending on your allies' condition

Alternative Spells:

  • You can replace Force Pulse with Summon Unstable Clannfear, which will add another daedra with 55% damage bonus on cursed enemies + tanking daedra to distract enemies + more magicka restored upon daedric deaths
  • If you decide to invest more attribute points in magicka, you can replace Dark Conversion with Steadfast Ward to have a complete healing ability bar, or replace it with Lightning Flood to avoid having to switch to destruction for it.
  • If you are more of a close-quarters fighter, you can go with the Combat Prayer morph instead of the Blessing of Restoration, which adds a damage bonus for your allies.

Please feel free to leave comments, critiques, and suggestions, and let me know if anything needs to be explained or corrected. Thanks for reading!

 

Champion Point Tips

 

I'm still working on these, as I just reached Veteran Ranks, but right now I'm investing in The Lady (Light Armor Focus), the Apprentice (Blessed), and the Lover (Arcanist). Anything that increases healing done, armor, and magicka regeneration should be your focus.

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  • The Sweet Leaf
    Mar 18, 2016

    Nice build 🙂 although it will be very hard to classify yourself as more of a healer, you could almost transsform this into more of a DPS/Tank Set up with the sorc, you can eat insane amount of damage and to throw on top, you can still heal if neecssary. Nothing wrong with this build at all but it may be hard to run veteran 16 vet dungeons once you get to that point. Love building characyer so hope this helps 🙂

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  • Ruth'Less
    Oct 23, 2016

    I’ve been using Energy Overload for months. Never have understood why when it’s cast, my usual skills aren’t usual. So I bang away hoping something shoots. And use heavy attack. The most frustrating thing about the skill, is it lasts too long! I’ve tried to shut it off but no clue. So I remove it from the bar.

    But this 3 bar deal you speak of. Where do I find the third? I like the thought of separate bar. But I didn’t read or see a word in the User’s Manual about that.

    Thanks. Ruth

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  • Ruth'Less
    Oct 23, 2016

    Are you talking about Power Overload? I don’t see an Energy Overload

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