Looking for a decent AOE build for destruction staff sorc

Kyosji
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Hello all. I've come back after ~6 months to play some more. I am currently VR2, and hitting that grind wall that's driving me nuts. I figured that mob killing would be a faster alternative to questing, so I was hoping to find a decent build for a sorc with destruction staff that can maximize my kill count per hour. Can anyone help out here?
  • Magdalina
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    Well, if you don't like questing, there's always grinding in Craglorn(I think people are grinding Spellscar now?).

    Far as sorc aoe goes, pretty sure it's still crit surge+impulse. With Charged Atronach for ulti. And optional Evil Hunter for daedra/undead( I believe spellscar is vastly populated with those 2).

    EDIT: Right, forgot Inner Light. That goes by default^^
    Edited by Magdalina on November 24, 2014 4:53PM
  • yodased
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    depends on what you have going.

    Crit surge + inner light + impulse is always my go to for the sorc aoe damage.

    If you are alone lightning flood is pretty useless, if you have someone to synergize it then its worth it. That being said if you get an undaunted dps set (CoA, EH or CoH) Then lightning flood IS worth it because each tic can proc the undaunted effect.

    So you probably want bound armor or hardened ward on, maybe even lightning form if you can handle the hit to your regen.

    Shadow Prison is also a good choice if you are doing a lot of mobs.

    You can also streak through them all for a stun/damage.

    the three skills that you must have is impulse, critical surge and inner light.

    the other two you are going to have to play around with and find what fits for you.
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  • Nestor
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    Yep, Impulse-Surge-Inner Light is the AoE of choice. With Evil Hunter added for Daedra rich areas. When doing this I tend to put skills on my bar that I want to build up, not necessarily use for the AoE.

    Note, there is a real difference between dungeon mobs and overland mobs in the exp I am getting. I get much more exp overland than in dungeons, even at or near my level. So, keep that in mind, public dungeons are no longer the exp grind they used to be. Still good for Loot though.
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  • Kyosji
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    Take it Elemental wall is nowhere near as useful as it once was?
  • yodased
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    Well, Elemental wall is great for chokepoints and the explosion isn't AOE limited so you build ultimate real fast in groups, but its a situational spell I find.

    Play around with it if, talons + elemental wall is great, but as far as a sorc, i dunno.
    Tl;dr really weigh the fun you have in game vs the business practices you are supporting.
  • Kyosji
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    bars 1 and 2 is just a swap between the 2. It's just 2 possibilities.
  • Tripwyr
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    Ditch Weakening Prison, use Shattering Prison instead.
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  • Kyosji
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    Wish these skill calculators had a more accurate listing of damage.
  • Cuyler
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    Crit surge, inner light, impulse. Stack mag recovery and don't forget to block cast :wink: If your getting hit harder than you can mitigate with blocking, lightning form or bone shield helps.
    Edited by Cuyler on November 24, 2014 9:59PM
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  • Cuyler
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    Oh and you don't need crit surge on both bars. It's a little more work swapping weapons but frees up another slot.
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  • Kyosji
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    I was only making it for 1 bar, I was just doing *example A* and example B*
  • axiomaticb14a_ESO
    Inner light > Crit Surge > Impulse > Elemental Wall (fire staff for 10% more dmg) > Bound armor (for survivability) -or- Shattering Prison (for CC, except it doesnt work against flying enemies so swap to Volcanic Rune for those mobs)
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