The Charged Sorcerer – PvE DPS Build

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    JKith

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    There is a lack of Sorc builds around, and some say the usual Necro pet build is all there is, so I decided to do some testing and found this build with very easy to get gear. — I’ve updated this build so many times because there are so many different ways to do it, but with different feedback, I think this is now starting to solidify. — So I updated DPS parse today and CP.

    5pc Mother’s Sorrow Armor (Magicka Glyphs)

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

    3pc Willpower (Jewelry, Spell Damage Glyphs)

    1pc non-set Lightning Staff Charged, Flame Damage Glyph

    1pc vMA Lightning Staff (Trait doesn’t matter, Damage Health Poison IX instead of Enchant) OR (Infused Weapon DMG Enchant)

    Lover Mundus

    All Attributes into Magicka

    Blue Max Health and Magicka Food

    Essence of Spell Damage Potions

     

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

    Destro Ult -> LL -> LA -> EB -> Bar Swap

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

    (Spell Damage potions and Ulti on cooldown)

    Only 19 into Spell Erosion if you have lover mundus.

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    Latin

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    Imperial

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

    What is your off-balance uptime?

    e pluribus unum

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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.

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    ”The elements that permeate all living things is the elemental source of my power.”

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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 Lover 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.

     

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    ”The elements that permeate all living things is the elemental source of my power.”

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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 to calculate with what your group has. This allocation is calculated with only Major Breech in mind as a group buff. If your group has high uptime on other buffs, remove that amount of pen from champion points and add them to staff expert or elf born.

    19 points into spell pen.

    Champion Points:

     

    Bars:

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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.

    I also got quite a few messages saying 5pc infal is not good because minor vulnerability is already applied from someone else, so with slightly less DPS, 41k instead of 42k,.. I now use a Mother’s Sorrow Build. — I get consistently worse DPS with Necropotence.

    Gear is 5pc Mother’s Sorrow, 3pc Willpower, 2pc Illambris — Shadow Mundus — Everything else the same.

    Notice how the burst DPS when starting is in the mid 50’s and it never drops below 40k. That is what you should be getting consistently, 40k as your low point right before your ultimate is charged, ready to drop. I had to drop Shooting Star instead of Destro Ult as the second ult because I would have finished off the dummy before the Destro Ult would have been able to run it’s full course, but when that isn’t the case, drop the Destro Ult, it’s more DPS.

    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.

     

     

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    ”The elements that permeate all living things is the elemental source of my power.”

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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) — Staff is Charged of course,.. this is a Charged Sorcerer build after all…

    2pc Illambris

     

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    - The White Mage Oramago

    ”The elements that permeate all living things is the elemental source of my power.”

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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 actually 19 into spell erosion now, (I completely mis-calculated) or in the case of TBS, Thief and Shadow. I do like the extra health of TBS. But yes, spell pen you need to adjust for what your group has, the more pen your group gives you, the higher your dps will be.

     

    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. You can’t die.

     

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    - The White Mage Oramago

    ”The elements that permeate all living things is the elemental source of my power.”

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