The Charged Sorcerer – PvE DPS Build

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    JKith

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    There is a lack of diverse Sorc builds around, and some say the Necro build is all there is, so I decided to do some testing and found this build outperforms the Necro build. —

    5pc Mother’s Sorrow Armor (Magicka Glyphs)

    2pc Illambris Armor (Medium, Heavy, Magicka Glyphs)

    3pc Infal Jewelry: (Spell Damage Glyphs)

    1pc Infal Lightning Staff Infused, Flame Damage Glyph (note: i don’t have staff on live so i’m just running 3pc atm,.. the staff still alludes me!)

    1pc vMA Lightning Staff Infused, Shock Glyph

    Shadow Mundus

    All Attributes into Magicka

    Blue Max Health and Magicka Food

    Essence of Spell Damage Potions

     

    Important Stats: Shoot for 8k spell penetration un-buffed, anymore and it’s not a viable group build.

    Weaknessness of build: This build relies on Heavy Attacks for sustain and damage, so two things to note:

    1: When Heavy Attacking, your mobility is decreased, you have to keep this in mind. It’s not really an issue but you need to adjust your play around it. Stop the Heavy Attack if needed for a mechanic etc…

    2: Unless you’re DPSing a boss, you need to target the highest health enemy, because if the enemy dies before the Heavy Attack finishes, your sustain goes down the tube. So in trash, target the highest health enemy.

     

     

    Rotation is IMPORTANT, the small differences in this rotation make big gains to DPS:

    (KEY: LL = Liquid Lightining, EB = Elemental Blockade, HA = Heavy Attack)

    Activate Pet (yes this is viable in dungeons and trials, if you’re not doing this, you’re not using pets correctly) -> Destro Ult -> LL -> LA -> EB -> Bar Swap

    HA -> Scamp Pet -> HA -> Prey Curse -> LA -> Clench -> Bar Swap

    (Spell Damage potions and Ulti on cooldown)

     

     

    3mil Dummy:

     

    6mil Dummy:

     

     

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    Latin

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    Are you able to proc the flame Ilambris consistently on cooldown with just Fiery Weapon enchant?

    What is your off-balance uptime?

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    JKith

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    With this rotation at least, the fire part of Illambris procs consistently. I did a 52mil dummy with a similar setup, 5pc Necro, 3pc willpower, 2pc Illambris, with same exact rotation, with the flame enchant being the only source to proc the fire of Illambris and it was consistent.

     

    off-balance is 90% uptime with the charged staff.

    Minor Vunlnerability is 100% uptime if running 5pc infal.

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    Cyrus12

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    If i don’t have a maelstrom staff is this build still viable for me

     

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    Cyrus12

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    And what mundus are you using

     

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    JKith

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    Hey, yes, this build is still viable even without a vMA staff, but you should really consider farming it as it’s such a huge dps boost. I know its a grind, but it’s so worth it.

    I’m using the Shadow Mundus.

    Below is a parse without a vMA staff, just a random non-set staff. I didn’t change the champion points, so you could tweak it even more, but you get the idea.

    This is 5pc Mother’s Sorrow, 4pc Necropotence (Jewelry and staff), non-set staff on back bar (where vMA staff would be) 2pc Illambris.

    EDIT: This parse is not accurate with current build, but even without vMA staff you should get this amount of DPS or more.

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    RAYBCN

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    Please, Could you share your champion points? How much in penetration you spent,

    Thank you! and nice work!

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    liviogc

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    Can you please share your CP distribution and the setup of your bars as well ?

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    JKith

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    For spell pen, you need 8k unbuffed for group content max.

     

    EDIT: See original post

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    Mitsumi

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    Are you able to put up a vid of a dummy test? I’m hitting 36k consistently with this set up..

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    JKith

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    Below is the video, sorry for the bad quality, I’m not that good at making videos.

    One way to also test your setup is to do the same rotation WITHOUT ultimate or potions, you should get about 35k on the 3mil.

    Hope this helps.

     

    EDIT: This is JUST to show rotation, build has been significantly updated for increased DPS and group viability.

     

     

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    JKith

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    This is another viable setup that surprised me a bit.

    5pc Twice Born Star (Thief & Shadow)

    4pc Infal Aether (Jewelry & Staff) —

    2pc Illambris

     

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    Cyrus12

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    No maelstrom staff

     

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    Talvas

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    Very impressive, that are some nice numbers that you achieve with this build! would love to see more!

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    sergeyprovkin

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    Spell Erosion 58 and Lover… I don’t think that it is really good set up for trials.

    I take only 25 and Lover and do 40-42 DPS with my sorc with classic build (Necro + Ilambris + Moondancer)

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    JKith

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    It’s non-love mundus and 35 max into spell erosion for 8k unbuffed spell pen.

    Also, for a PUG proof build, replace clench with Power Surge, and the high crit from Mother’s Sorrow does almost 3k health per second average, no potions needed and about 38k DPS. Plus Burst Heal and shield. Very difficult to die.

     

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    paarthuurnaxx0207

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    Like the build. Just had a quick question. Whats your thinking in using a charged weapon instead of an infused weapon? I have been flip flopping between both and I’m typically getting just a SMIDGE more with infused weapon. (I’m talking like 0.5 – 1 %) but is there an element im missing with the use of the charged weapon? Love the setup though!

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    JKith

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    I need to update this build,.. will do so soon, but charged trait i’ve found is better for solo build, increases status effects significantly. But I run both staffs infused in trials.

     

    EDIT: I updated this build today Dec 8th 2017.

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    kensworth

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    Great info in this build. I’m only a month into the game and using a similar build with this rotation at CP 200 and 2pc Ilambris, 5pc Mother’s Sorrow, 4pc Julianos all purple (except gold MS necklace).

    I regularly do 20k+ on mobs and 12k+ on solo bosses in veteran dungeons.

    Getting 16~17k on 6mil dummy target, robust argonian.

     

    Keep up the magsorc studies!

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    FrancisCrawford

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    What’s the total contribution from Ilambris? (Only the lightning part is showing in the screenshots.)

    And to be clear, the non-ultimate skills are:

    • 2×2 pets
    • Elemental Blockade (lightning version)
    • Liquid Lightning
    • Daedric Prey
    • Destructive Clench (or Power Surge in PUGs/weakly-healed groups)
    • Ward (for emergencies rather than on cooldown, so presumably Hardened rather than Empowered)
    • What else — Elemental Drain?

    Correct?

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