Magicka Sorcerer – The Basics [Part 1]

Welcome to Part 1 of Sorc School! This is the first “ESO School” I am doing, so if you have any comments or suggestions as it goes on – please feel free to leave them on my posts, in my discord or on the videos of it!

This series will be dedicated to no-pet magicka sorcerer DPS in Elder Scrolls Online! Let’s dive right in!

What it means to be a no-pet magsorc!

To me, a no-pet magsorc is an easy class to learn due to it’s possibly very limited skill usage, but definitely has a steep learning curve once you get close to the top of the DPS pile. MagSorc’s are very aggressive in their style, but fortunately can stay a safe distance away from bosses and their cleave. In their top PvE form they don’t feel like they move very fast, but their rotation does! Magicka Sorcerors are very elemental – and very much so a mage.

What race do I use?

Do you already have a sorcerer in ESO you would like to follow this course with and learn magicka DPS? Then that one! Or whatever one you like! If you’d like your racial passives to help a bit, here’s is my personal preference of races from best to the rest. It is not necessary to have the first in the list – having one I care to even list will help out more than ones I don’t, but honestly, if you’re learning from me – you probably don’t really care about that 0.0003% difference once you get to high levels.

High Elf (Altmer)
Dark Elf (Dunmer)
Breton
Argonian
The Rest

What to level!

So you would like to follow along with this course and don’t know where to start? Well, if you are just now creating a magicka sorcerer in ESO – be sure to level these skill lines up as a priority! If you already have a magsorc, be sure these are already leveled!

Must Haves
Dark Magic Skill Line – Fully – All Passives
Daedric Summoning Skill Line – Fully
Storm Calling Skill Line –   Fully – All Passives
Destruction Staff Skill Line – Fully – All Passives
Light Armor Skill Line
Mages Guild (Up to Inner Light)
Racial Passives

Great to Have
Mages Guild – Up to Meteor (ultimate)
Heavy Armor – Up to Juggernaut passive
Vampire
Undaunted Passives (all)
Alchemy Medicinal Use Passive

Nice to Have
Medium armor passives
Provisioning  – Connoisseur passive

If you are choosing a route using any psijic skills, all psijic passives fall under must/great to have. For these lessons I will not be including these in my examples.

What to wear?

This list is huge because I wanted to give you lots of options so you could pick something that you can actually get your hands on! Definitely don’t need it all!
Super Awesome
Siroria – Cloudrest Trial (Summerset)
Julianos – Crafted (Orsinium)
Mechanical Acuity – Crafted (Clockwork City)

Awesome
Infalliable Aether – Craglorn Trials
Burning Spellweave (I’m not actually a fan of this on Sorc) – City of Ash Dungeons
Mother’s Sorrow – Deshaan Overland

Great
Necropotence – Rivenspire Overland
Netch’s Touch – Darkshade Caverns Dungeon
Destruction Mastery – Dragonstar Arena

Must be built around
Scathing Mage – Imperial City Prison Dungeon (Imperial City)
Spider Cultist – Fungal Grotto Dungeon

Good
Spinner’s Garment – Malabol Tor Overland
Way of Martial Knowledge – Craglorn Overland
Moondancer – Maw of Lorkhaj Trial (Thieves Guild)
Literally any set with magicka bonuses

Levelling/Low CP
Seducer – Crafted
Lich – Crypt of Hearts Dungeon

Monster Sets
Ilambris – Crypt of Hearts 1
Skoria – City of Ash 2
Slimecraw (Solo Play) – Wayrest Sewers 1

Fancy
VMA Staff (Veteran Maelstrom Arena destruction staff) (Lightning)
Asylum Destruction Staff (Fire)
Master Destruction Staff (Fire or Lightning)

It’s the little things…

Mundus:
Apprentice
Thief
Lover – solo play only

Food:
Witchmother’s Potent Brew.
Clockwork Citrus Fillet for the disgustingly rich
Blue magicka/health food while levelling – or if you can somehow sustain?

Potions
Dropped magicka pots when practicing rotation or questing
Spellcrit Potions (Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth or Namira’s Rot) on test parses and difficult content

What to Help?

If you’re on PC, these are some key addons I use to help me on my magsorc!

Action Duration Reminder – AWESOME addon to help me make sure I keep my dots up! must have
Can I Horn? – Tells me when warhorn is active so I can time ultimates or just ensure I’m getting every bit of DPS out.
Champion Point Respec – “Profiles” of different champion points for general use and each different trial.
Combat Metrics – Tells me my DPS, uptimes and a whole lot more! must have
Crafted Potions – Colors crafted potions in my inventory so I make sure I’m using the ones I want!
Dressing Room – Helps me switch between different gear and skill setups quickly!
Dryzler’s Better Rezzing – Points on downed teammates and also let’s me know if they are being resurrected yet or not.
Kyoma’s Repair ‘n Recharge – Keeps all my gear is top shape!
Light Attack Helper – HUGE for helping you know if you are weaving properly! must have
Raidificator – Keeps track of all my raid scores
RaidNotifier – Helper addon for trials and arenas.
S’rendarr – Gives me a louder noise when crystal frags procs. (I don’t use it for anything else)
Show Global Cooldown – Helps you learn about the GCD and how often to press buttons. must have

That’s all! Now that you have an idea of what to use, head out and level your sorc up! Try all the different skills, practice weaving and just learn the class. Our next lesson will be focused on finger pressing – your rotation!

Magicka Sorcerer 101 – ESO School

Magicka Sorcerer 101 is going to be my first ESO Class School! What the heck is this?!?

I’ll be going through the basics of the class as I know it. I may not be the best player, I don’t know everything there is to know –   but I will help give you tips and tricks that helped me to get where I am with the class!

At the time of this writing, I am able to pull 35k+ DPS on my Sorc on both self buffed 6 million dummy parses, as well as in live content (veteran dungeons and trials). This gives you an idea of where YOU can be – with some effort, and a whole bunch of practice!

I’ll break each school down into sections – both video and written! Here is what you can expect!

But Bizz, whatcha gonna teach me?

Magicka Sorcerer – The Basics [Part 1]

This video and written guide will be a general overview of how I treat the class, what I view the class as, my thoughts on the pros and cons, general gear and skill line choices. The is a very general overview but will give you a good idea of what to start levelling up skill-wise, or farming for gear-wise as we go through the course!

 

Finger Pressing – Rotation [Part 2]

I will give you some varying rotations to try out! Many of these will be simple static rotations – not meant to get you to be the very best, but something simple you can work on the basics with and later evolve into something more dynamic. I will mention what rotations are preferred depending on your gear choices as well!

 

Look at Me! – Gear [Part 3]

You want to look good, but you also want to be deadly! I will cover a whole bunch of gear that will work for this class! I’ll cover the very top meta sets right down to what I personally recommend for levelling and low CP players!

 

Level UP! – Skill Lines and Skills [Part 4]

This will be a short and sweet guide showing skills and passives you will want! I’ll be sure to order these from “you absolutely super duper MUST have these!” to “well, if you have the skill points – these are icing on the cake”.

 

HOMEWORK! [Part 5]

This video and guide will be focused on people who are following the school series live and working on their magicka sorc! At this point I will share when I will be having my live Sorc School livestream, and it will be available to sign up for! Those who have previously signed up ESO Raid Planner as well as VIP Bizzygoats will have already been given the opportunity to sign up first. Limited seats will be available!

 

Sorc School [Part 6] – Livestream

This livestream will be showing off rotations and gear choices while watching others practice and give tips. I’ll be answering questions live and working with those attending to help improve their sorc skills and give them insight on where they should focus their practice! At the end – the attendee with the highest DPS will receive a special gift from me!

 

Keep an eye on my blog here on the website, my youtube channel, my discord, and my guild on ESO Raid Planner for more info!

How to Make a Target Skeleton in ESO

Here’s a quick video showing you what you need, and what you need to do, in order to make a target skeleton (target dummy) in Elder Scrolls Online! Target skeletons are how you can test your DPS within the ESO game without any addons!

Target Skeleton Crafting Guide - How to get a target skeleton in ESO

Undaunted Rescuer Achievement Guide

The Undaunted Rescuer achievement is where you need to save a bunch of people from inside the City of Ash 2 veteran dungeon! Here’s a guide on where all these people are as you make your way through the dungeon. Keep in mind, you don’t need to save them all in one dungeon run – you can get them over the course of as many runs as you want!

For the maps, pay attention where the blueish arrow (me) is!

This guide is in the order you find them as you run through the dungeon!

#1 – Axel Malveaux

 

#2 – Eats-Aged-Meat

 

#3 – Zantan the Magnificient

 

At this point in the dungeon you can go left, or right. I go left first. If you go right first, just go to #6 then #5 then backtrack to #4 instead.

#4 – Umbarume the Undertaker

 

#5 – Monyen

 

#6 – Caeleneth the Hapless

 

#7 – Brittgerd Bear-Master & #8 Hogondar Hammerhurl

You will need to let them finish their conversation before talking to them to save them!

 

#9 – Sobabe

 

#10 – Bloody Mayra & #11 – Glad Glatha

 

#12 – Fingaenion

After you defeat Valkyn Skoria, go through the door, interact with the Sigil Stone, and wait for Fingaenion to finish talking before you can save him!

Congratulations! You now have the Undaunted Rescuer Achievement! If you have any issues finding anyone – check out my video guide so you can see a bit better exactly where everyone is, and after what parts of the dungeon HERE!

Rolis Hlaalu Changes – ESO PTS Update 17

Our friendly Rolis Hlaalu (master writ merchant) has had his inventory changed up for the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online Update 17 that is going live along with the Dragon Bones DLC! As always, PTS changes are subject to change before going live, but in the past Rolis Hlaalu’s changes have stayed throughout the PTS cycles. The only thing I would think may change is the writ vouchers Cost of some items!

PTS – Rolis Hlaalu Inventory

I didn’t include every Ebony motif page in the screenshot, but don’t worry, all pages and the full book are still available!

With ESO’s update 17 it appears Rolis Hlaalu now has an assistant! She is bringing back some of the older writ voucher plans, along with selling the new storage chests for use inside of homes!

I was unable to log in with my normal characters, so the template character didn’t have the required achievements to make them not red – sorry! Most of the assistants items required the “Unsurpassed Crafter” achievement, with the only exceptions being the Morrowind plans that require the “Voice of the Failed Incarnates” achievement.