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The Yolo Wizard - End Game PvE DPS Build

Changelog

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24-Jun-2016: Updated for Dark Brotherhood DLC

20-Aug-2016: Updated for Shadows of The Hist DLC

30-Oct-2016: Updated for One Tamriel

11-Feb-2017: Updated for Homestead

21-Feb-2017: Changed CP Distribution to Benefit From Exploiter Passive

26-Apr-2017: Swapped Over to Daedric Prey + Necropotence Set

 

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https://youtu.be/6vH7qg2HPE8

 

Overview

The Magicka Sorcerer continues to outshine when it comes to ranged DPS. The ability to do comparable DPS to other melee damage dealers makes it a must have in any group that intends to do Trials. Very powerful in Dungeons and Arenas including Maelstrom. However, in case you are looking for Maelstrom build, this is not what you are looking for as this build is aimed towards group content with good group resource support. If you wanna make it work in Maelstrom you gotta make your adjustment to it :)

 

  • Race
  • Attributes
  • Mundus Stone
  • Champion Points
  • Stats
  • Potion
  • Gear
  • Skills & Rotation
  • DPS Screenshots
  • YouTube

 

 

Race

Now that Dark Elf got buffed its probably your best choice as sorcerer, but doesn't mean High Elf is useless now. I even believe they might be both equally powerful.

 

 

Attributes

I have all my 64 attribute points into Magicka. and I barely hit the 17k hp. You might gonna need to invest some points into HP if you lack CP. usually 18k is high enough for end game content as a DD with low amount of CP and 17k hp if you have a decent amount of CP.

 

 

mundus stone

The Thief

 

 

Champion points

 

 The Mage (You will need to have a group that uses Blocade of Storms to set mobs and bosses off balance)

  • Elemental Expert : 98 points
  • Elfborn : 26 points
  • Thaumaturge: 75 points
  • Staff Expert: 1 point

 The Thief

  • Magician : 100 points
  • Arcanist : 100 points

 

The Warrior (depends on what you are doing)

 

 

 

Stats

Out of Combat

 

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In Combat

 

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Potion

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I usually use Essence of Spell Power to buff myself with Major Sorcery which is very important for Damage Dealers, also to restore good amount of magicka back. The crit bonus is invalid because we have inner light which gives the exact same buff. Also make sure to have 3 skill points in Medical Use under Alchemy skill tree to increase the duration of the buff significantly.

 

 

 

Gear

Make sure to have 1 piece Heavy and 1 piece medium for benefit from the Undaunted Mettle passive which will increase your max stats by 6%. What you will need is:

 

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  • 5x Necropotence (Drops in Rivenspire)

  • 2x Ilambris (Head drops in Crypts of Heart I)

  • 3x Moondancer / Infallible Aether Jewelry (Moondancer drops in Maw of Lorkhaj, Infallible drops in AA/HRC/SO)

  • 1x Moondancer / Infallible Aether Lighting Staff

  • 1x Inferno Maelstrom Staff (Drops from Vet Maelstrom Arena)

 

 

Precise or sharpened?

Sharpened is way superior in casual group, and slightly superior in a really good group.

Double Inferno or Inferno/lightning?

Infero/Lighting all the way on bosses and on trash fights, this is due to the incredible amount of damage our pet can produce. With that our dps from AOE abilities is substantially high therefore Lighting is more beneficial on main bar

Why no more Burning spellweave?

Necroptence outperforms BSW while you have pet running and using Daedric Prey which get boosts pets damage quite ridiculously high in raids. However, we will still need BSW in some fights that is not good for pets.

 

skills & rotation

 

Single target bars (with shield)

 

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Bar 1

  1. Mages' Wrath: Your powerful execute, not as powerful as Jesus Beam or Impale sadly.
  2. Force Pulse: Main Single target spam ability.
  3. Crystal Fragments: A no brainer, this bad boy can crit for 50k+.
  4. Volatile Familiar: This little thing can do a really good amount of damage in single target fight and VERY good AOE. If fight doesn't fit this pet replace with Bound Aegis
  5. Inner Light: 10% more crit and 5% more magicka. (and 2% more from passives)
  6. Shooting Star: We are using this on bosses only.

 

Bar 2

  1. Liquid Lightning: One of the most powerful DoT in the game. It does insane amount of damage and must be up all the time in single target and AoE situations.
  2. Daedric Prey: Buffs the hell out of your pet making it deal so much more DPS.
  3. Elemental Blockade: One of the strongest abilities in the game for Magicka users, a must use for AOE and single target.
  4. Volatile Familiar: This little thing can do a really good amount of damage in single target fight and VERY good AOE. If fight doesn't fit this pet replace with Bound Aegis
  5. Empowered Ward: Cheap damage shield that provide Minor Intellect to your group. Pretty handy
  6. Fiery Rage: Insanely powerful ultimate on trash, it has more tooltip damage than meteor but costs more. Thats why we don't use it on bosses mostly.

 

As for rotation it is as following:

Potion > Shooting Star > Liquid Lightning > LA > Elemental Blockade > LA > Pet Pulse > LA > Curse > Swap > LA > Force Pulse > LA > Crystal Frags (when proced) ..... and repeat

In case you are fighting a boss that spawns more than 2 adds occasionally you can keep your dots up (Blockade and liquid) and heavy attack with lightning staff. The splash damage from it will be enough to deal with them.

 

 

 

Single target bars (without shield)

 

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This bar setup was inspired by Senaxu, stack as much magicka as possible on main bar. Had pretty good results with it.

 

 

 

 

DPS parses

Zhaj'hassa The Forgotten

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The Mage

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Rakkhat

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Possessed Mantikora

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Youtube

 

Zhaj'hassa The Forgotten

https://youtu.be/WUMzwGC8kM8

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The Mage

https://youtu.be/pco2vNTLsg4

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Rakkhat

https://youtu.be/RltN3xgQz74

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729 Replies
  1. #21

    dectrix

    Member1 Posts

    What does "LA" mean on the rotation? Sorry, I'm new to the game and am a huge sorc noob...

  2. #22

    Anzriel

    Member65 Posts
    dectrix wrote on June 2, 2016

    What does “LA” mean on the rotation? Sorry, I’m new to the game and am a huge sorc noob…

    Light attack, as opposed to medium weaves with a staff.

     

  3. #23

    Glantir

    Member33 Posts

    Anyone test the dmg Negate?

  4. #24

    VosTelvannis

    Member166 Posts
    Glantir wrote on June 4, 2016

    Anyone test the dmg Negate?

    I tested it last night with full raid buffs, it was max ticking for like 7k. Might be useful in ball group pvp but i dont see anyone slotting it for pve

  5. #25

    Smajestic

    Member87 Posts

    Yolo, do you ever play your sorcerer in Raid, or do you use an other class most of the time.

     

    I see less and less sorcerer in Raid... unfortunately

  6. #26

    Yolo-Wizard

    Member221 Posts
    Smajestic wrote on June 12, 2016

    Yolo, do you ever play your sorcerer in Raid, or do you use an other class most of the time.

    I see less and less sorcerer in Raid… unfortunately

    Sorcerers originally the worst class when it comes to sustain resources, and now with cost increase of spell its just terrible. Not saying its impossible but it is alot harder.

    Currently playing Stamblade and its such a blast! might do a build once I test more options gear wise

    Server: PC Europe

    Guild: Hodor – Ebonheart Pact

    The Yolo Wizard Magicka Sorcerer DPS Overload Build

    The Yolo Wizard Magicka v2 Sorcerer DPS Non Overload Build

    Stamblade Rampage – Stamina Nightblade PVE DPS Build

    Youtube Channel:

  7. #27

    Vezuls

    Member382 Posts

    stamblade > stam dk in the right hands. That's my story and I'm sticking to it :P

  8. #28

    Dymence

    Member291 Posts
    Yolo-Wizard wrote on June 12, 2016

    Smajestic said on June 12, 2016 :

    Yolo, do you ever play your sorcerer in Raid, or do you use an other class most of the time.

    I see less and less sorcerer in Raid… unfortunately

    Sorcerers originally the worst class when it comes to sustain resources, and now with cost increase of spell its just terrible. Not saying its impossible but it is alot harder.

    Currently playing Stamblade and its such a blast! might do a build once I test more options gear wise

    Does this mean you've shelved your sorc? It's always sad to see a good sorc go.

    I find with the changes to spell costs the only change was having to switch to nerien'eth from kena. I'm actually doing better now than ever on my sorc! The potential is definitely still there.

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  9. #29

    Yolo-Wizard

    Member221 Posts
    Dymence wrote on June 12, 2016

    Yolo-Wizard said on June 12, 2016 :

    Sorcerers originally the worst class when it comes to sustain resources, and now with cost increase of spell its just terrible. Not saying its impossible but it is alot harder.

    Currently playing Stamblade and its such a blast! might do a build once I test more options gear wise

    Does this mean you’ve shelved your sorc? It’s always sad to see a good sorc go.

    I find with the changes to spell costs the only change was having to switch to nerien’eth from kena. I’m actually doing better now than ever on my sorc! The potential is definitely still there.

    I would never do that hell no :D

    Sorc is still my baby and still gonna play it, just was amazed how good Stamblade is and wanna approach new numbers with it. I did not test Nerieneth tbh cuz I dont have it :P. I might try 5x Moondancer and see how it performs.

    Have you got any parses on Rakkhat with Nerieneth? or any setup?

    Server: PC Europe

    Guild: Hodor – Ebonheart Pact

    The Yolo Wizard Magicka Sorcerer DPS Overload Build

    The Yolo Wizard Magicka v2 Sorcerer DPS Non Overload Build

    Stamblade Rampage – Stamina Nightblade PVE DPS Build

    Youtube Channel:

  10. #30

    Dymence

    Member291 Posts

    That's good to hear, we need someone to keep up a good sorc guide and I'm too lazy to do it :D

    But sadly I don't have any parses on Rakkhat, as I'm still on the outer duty there :P

    I'm also not sure if 5x moondancer would be worth using at all, I'm not a big fan of the synergy set. But maybe 5x elegant would be something to look at?

    I'm still running TBS aswell, only recently started the farm on scathing mage without much luck thusfar :/

  11. #31

    Yolo-Wizard

    Member221 Posts
    Dymence wrote on June 13, 2016

    That’s good to hear, we need someone to keep up a good sorc guide and I’m too lazy to do it

    But sadly I don’t have any parses on Rakkhat, as I’m still on the outer duty there

    I’m also not sure if 5x moondancer would be worth using at all, I’m not a big fan of the synergy set. But maybe 5x elegant would be something to look at?

    I’m still running TBS aswell, only recently started the farm on scathing mage without much luck thusfar :/

    Such a waste sending you to backyard :D , I wanna see other Sorc parses in there.

    Elegant is only an Overload thing, impossible to play in Maw. As for Scathing, if you really hate farming it then don't and stick to TBS the difference is not that big between them. Before the update I managed 36.9k with Scathing and 36.2k with TBS, Scathing will shine more when there are multiple targets in fights.

    Server: PC Europe

    Guild: Hodor – Ebonheart Pact

    The Yolo Wizard Magicka Sorcerer DPS Overload Build

    The Yolo Wizard Magicka v2 Sorcerer DPS Non Overload Build

    Stamblade Rampage – Stamina Nightblade PVE DPS Build

    Youtube Channel:

  12. #32

    Dymence

    Member291 Posts
    Yolo-Wizard wrote on June 13, 2016

    Dymence said on June 13, 2016 :

    That’s good to hear, we need someone to keep up a good sorc guide and I’m too lazy to do it

    But sadly I don’t have any parses on Rakkhat, as I’m still on the outer duty there

    I’m also not sure if 5x moondancer would be worth using at all, I’m not a big fan of the synergy set. But maybe 5x elegant would be something to look at?

    I’m still running TBS aswell, only recently started the farm on scathing mage without much luck thusfar :/

    Such a waste sending you to backyard , I wanna see other Sorc parses in there.

    Elegant is only an Overload thing, impossible to play in Maw. As for Scathing, if you really hate farming it then don’t and stick to TBS the difference is not that big between them. Before the update I managed 36.9k with Scathing and 36.2k with TBS, Scathing will shine more when there are multiple targets in fights.

    Yeah that's what someone else told me about Elegant aswell, just wondered if it would be worth it for weaving at all.

    I don't really mind farming scathing as I'm playing more actively again now, so it's just something to do in the meanwhile :P

  13. #33

    Smajestic

    Member87 Posts
    Dymence wrote on June 12, 2016

    Yolo-Wizard said on June 12, 2016 :

    Sorcerers originally the worst class when it comes to sustain resources, and now with cost increase of spell its just terrible. Not saying its impossible but it is alot harder.

    Currently playing Stamblade and its such a blast! might do a build once I test more options gear wise

    Does this mean you’ve shelved your sorc? It’s always sad to see a good sorc go.

    I find with the changes to spell costs the only change was having to switch to nerien’eth from kena. I’m actually doing better now than ever on my sorc! The potential is definitely still there.

     

    nice dps screenshot, I don't play a lot my sorcerer now for some reason, but my question for Dymence, when you compare your DPS in this screenshot with NB magicka, DK stam or magicka, is the sorcerer in the middle ?

     

  14. #34

    Dani

    Member1 Posts

    Hey Yolo, I have 2 questions:

    1- I want to grind vma for the weapons, will this build be viable for it?

    2 - I don't have any of the vma, which alternatives will be great while I try to get my maelstrom weapons?

    Ty :)

  15. #35

    Dymence

    Member291 Posts
    Smajestic wrote on June 23, 2016

    Dymence said on June 12, 2016 :

    Does this mean you’ve shelved your sorc? It’s always sad to see a good sorc go.

    I find with the changes to spell costs the only change was having to switch to nerien’eth from kena. I’m actually doing better now than ever on my sorc! The potential is definitely still there.

    nice dps screenshot, I don’t play a lot my sorcerer now for some reason, but my question for Dymence, when you compare your DPS in this screenshot with NB magicka, DK stam or magicka, is the sorcerer in the middle ?

    All magicka classes are pretty equal now. The only thing that I've currently seen peaking over it is stamina classes.

  16. #36

    Yolo-Wizard

    Member221 Posts
    Dani wrote on June 23, 2016

    Hey Yolo, I have 2 questions:

    1- I want to grind vma for the weapons, will this build be viable for it?

    2 – I don’t have any of the vma, which alternatives will be great while I try to get my maelstrom weapons?

    Ty

     

    Yep the build works just fine, though I would recommend going Overload style there for easier time. As for weapons you can use any random inferno staff (maybe torugs) with spell damage enchant on it

    Server: PC Europe

    Guild: Hodor – Ebonheart Pact

    The Yolo Wizard Magicka Sorcerer DPS Overload Build

    The Yolo Wizard Magicka v2 Sorcerer DPS Non Overload Build

    Stamblade Rampage – Stamina Nightblade PVE DPS Build

    Youtube Channel:

  17. #37

    Yolo-Wizard

    Member221 Posts

    I have updated the thread, no big changes except the option to run Nerieneth if you can't sustain Kena.

    Server: PC Europe

    Guild: Hodor – Ebonheart Pact

    The Yolo Wizard Magicka Sorcerer DPS Overload Build

    The Yolo Wizard Magicka v2 Sorcerer DPS Non Overload Build

    Stamblade Rampage – Stamina Nightblade PVE DPS Build

    Youtube Channel:

  18. #38

    Dymence

    Member291 Posts

    @Yolo-Wizard

    A suggestion for this build is to take rearming trap from fighters guild instead of boundless storm on the second bar. This is what I'm currently running.

    I always looked down on rearming trap in the past, tested around with it and didn't get the results I desired so I disregarded it.

    Recently though I've found out that it gives an insane dps boost. Since I often had to go outer on the rakkhat fight, I've paid very close attention to dps I could reach without ultimate on the first platform he goes to. Without trap, the maximum I reached was 31k dps without ultimate on the first platform. With trap however, I ended up at 38k. The difference is insane, and I've started noticing it over the fights as a whole aswell. I've stopped using boundless storm since quite a while since I find the dps gain from it too minimal to merit using it. I just slot rearming trap on every possible bossfight where I can use it :P

  19. #39

    TsarAleksandr1

    Member7 Posts

    My one huge question: is the difference between 167 and 501 CP, usage of food and potion, and Undaunted perks really responsible for dealing -double- the damage versus lacking those? :O I have similar Spell Damage and Crit chance with my setup (4x Martial Knowledge clothing, 4x Vicious Death (3 clothing and the staff), and the three arcane Wilpower jewelry (best setup I can find and afford for pure magicka and spell damage without DLC's), and I have 33.2k magicka, 2,571 Spell Damage, and 66.6% Crit chance all without the aforementioned CP's, food/potion, and Undaunted, and for example my C-Frags crits for up to ~17k. Is this correct in the least?

  20. #40

    Legless

    Member8 Posts

    I've been following this build and your other build (Overload). I currently have 5 piece  Julianos (divines) and Molag Kena (head/shoulders in divine), plus I also have Nerieneth (head/shoulders in divine) in my bank. Unfortunately I don't have any Maelstrom weapons, I'm currently running my old Torug's Pact Inferno Staff (nirnhoned) and 2x Torug's Pact Swords (nirnhoned). With all the changes that have happened, should I re-craft my weapons, if so, what Trait's and Enchants should I put on them?

    Any help would be much appreciated :)

     

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