Magicka Sorc Build for vMA
For people looking to clear for the first timeSETUP
- 5x Necropotence
- 2x Ilambris if you are comfortable and want more dmg. Use 2x iceheart if you have a problem with dying or 2x infernal guardian if you have issues with killing adds on the edges of the arena.
- 4x Moondancer or Infallible Aether - Infused or Sharpened Lightning Staff with shock enchant
- 1x Crafted random (or moon/infallible if you have another) Infused or Nirnhoned or Sharpened Lightning Staff with spell/wep. damage enchant**
*If you don’t have infallible/moon staves, you can also use master architect if you have that. Otherwise use a random crafted lightning staff in infused trait and enchant front bar with shock and back-bar with weapon/spell dmg glyph. In that case you would use willpower jewelry with spell dmg enchants. For more see the "Help im out of magicka" section.Bar Setup:
F-Bar: Streak, Liquid Lightning, Inner Light, Volatile Familiar, Hardened Ward, Elemental Rage
B-Bar: Lightning Form, Lightning Blockade, Inner Light, Volatile Familiar, Surge, MeteorRotation:
Basically you will always start with popping a potion, surge, shield, put down your dots (LL+wall) on the enemies, activate the pet and heavy attack until the dots run out. Rinse and repeat forever. Make sure your surge+shield is up 100% of the time and you will not die. Don’t use stamina to run, since you will need it to break free when you are CC’d. If you need to get anywhere use streak. You will be spending most of your time on your front bar that has shield and streak so it will be easy. For more damage you can swap meteor with Destro ult, but i like having destro ult handy for the bosses.
Save your destro ult for each stage miniboss. On main boss, drop destro ult at will. If you find your ult has not generated, you can use meteor instead.
Ilambris setup will do more damage, but if you find you are dying a lot and working on your first clear - Iceheart can be of help. Infernal guardian can also be a nice help, since it procs from using a shield, which you will be using all the time.
Q&A AND NOTES AND STUFFI am out of Magicka, HELP!
You should not be running out of magicka! Heavy attack more. JK
Replace one or two of your jewelry with magicka regen if you are having issues, otherwise run spell dmg.CP (HotR):
Master at Arms - 44, Elemental Expert - 49; Elfborn - 40; Thaumaturge - 81, Staff Expert - 6.Mundus
I like using witchmothers or mag/health blue food for first 8 stages and then use tri-food for the stage 9.Why?
Because i find i don’t have enough stamina to survive the last boss top phase otherwise. This is purely personal preference. Feel free to experiment with this. If you find you are having the stamina issue earlier in the Arena, use tri-stat-food for the full run.
This is NOT a competitive vMA build. This is meant for people learning and getting their first clears.CREDITS
Build idea and base skill setup: @peatzaugh
CP setup/weapon traits: @hedna123b14_ESO
Iceheart hack / Infernal guardian additions: @MaddPowered