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Stamina Sorcerer race?

GRXRG
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Hey guys, really struggling to decide which race to go for my stam sorc which is my main.

My two choices are Orc or Wood Elf.

I see like 90% Orcs out there and almost no Wood Elf for this class, is bosmer that bad choice?

I like to pvp and do battlegrounds a lot and I found the higher speed of both races comes in handy, but still cannot decide.

Any help?
  • ChunkyCat
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    Orcs are tough and mean.

    Elves wrap gifts for a Jolly Fat Man.

    Choose your own adventure.
  • Taleof2Cities
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    Play what you think you might enjoy the most first. You can always switch later with a race change token.

    By the way, my Stam Sorc is Imperial. ;)

    "May you walk on warm sands."
    "First, I would ask that you look to the poor and the suffering around Cyrodiil. Look into their hearts, and then look into your own."
    "May Auri-El's light guide you in your darkest hours."

    North American (NA) PC Megaserver (click to view):
    Vilerihala - Magicka Templar (Altmer ~ Dedicated Healer) ~ Màisalihna - Stamina Dragonknight (Bosmer) ~ Áhliaselia - Stamina Templar (Bosmer) ~ Thraccenia Vendicci - Stamina Sorcerer (Imperial) ~ daa'Vaaliánia - Magicka Warden (Dunmer) ~ Wenayastare - Magicka Dragonknight (Altmer) ~ Aráliavina - Stamina Nightblade (Bosmer) ~ Ysyna Rielle - Magicka Warden (Breton) ~ Dro-r'Aahni Bright-Paws - Magicka Necromancer (Khajiit) ~ Ya'alahisála - Stamina Templar (Nord) ~ Rhusannah - Stamina Nightblade (Redguard) ~ Eirellonye - Magicka Nightblade (Altmer) ~ Lae'Suuriávia - Stamina Warden (Bosmer) ~ Dralora Savani - Magicka Sorcerer (Dunmer) ~ Billows-With-Incense - Magicka Warden (Argonian ~ Dedicated Healer) ~ Anísa'Vardaia - Health Dragonknight (Imperial) ~ Azhnakha gra-Shugarz - Stamina Necromancer (Orc) ~ Vilinalara - Magicka Sorcerer (Altmer ~ Grand Master Crafter)
  • VaranisArano
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    Bosmer will be fine as will nearly any race with Stam bonuses, but Orcs are the meta right now due to their passives. So as with many racial choices, its your decision whether you want to play the race you want or the one that is currently most effective.
  • rabid64
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    argonian
  • Nyladreas
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    GRXRG wrote: »
    Hey guys, really struggling to decide which race to go for my stam sorc which is my main.

    My two choices are Orc or Wood Elf.

    I see like 90% Orcs out there and almost no Wood Elf for this class, is bosmer that bad choice?

    I like to pvp and do battlegrounds a lot and I found the higher speed of both races comes in handy, but still cannot decide.

    Any help?

    Orc all the way. Nothing else beats an orc stamsorc.
    S'Dahrra of Pellitine [PC] <-> [EU] Blood for the Pact
    "Where is it written that all our dreams must be small?"
    "The blowing sands of time wipe clean the footprints of the past."
    "One who dreams of becoming a king, should first become a man."
  • AcadianPaladin
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    My bowbow stamsorc is a Bosmer.

    You might want to take that with a grain of salt though as what I'm going for is BiS for cute. So my magsorc, magplar, magward, magnb, stamward and stamblade are also Bosmer. And know what? They all actually do great.

    Tldr: Don't fret race. ;)
    Edited by AcadianPaladin on December 22, 2019 9:50PM
    PC NA (PvE)
  • DBZVelena
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    https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Races

    the race bonuses aren't that huge.

    Pic the race you actually want to look at while playing.

    the Orc recommendations really only pertain to if you if you plan on pvp-ing at some point.
    In pve, it doesn't matter, me i went with Khajiit. because i had some stealing plans too.
    What are Natch Potes? Can you eat those?
    I believe in Genie-Gina.
  • fiender66
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    My stamsorc is a redguard. Only PVE, and does it very well (it's not that she would be no good at PVP, it's me that do not enjoy it)
  • validifyedneb18_ESO
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    Dunmer. Why do people keep asking these questions when there is only 1 good answer.

    For reals though, orc if you want to be uggo and pvp. Dunmer if you want to have that nice mana pool for sorcs magicka pool stam build abilities like crit surge, blink and exchange.
    EU: Magden, Magknight, Stamsorc(*2), Magsorc
    NA: Magplar, Magden, PotatoBlade
  • thadjarvis
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    For PvE, with food flexibility equalizing Sustain and Health, Orc happen to have the maximum damage currently (though that can always change).

    If there are less Woody Sorc's it's likely because it's a sustain race and Sorc's in particular utilize one of Redguard's sustain passive more than any other class, and Sorc's don't often feel the extra mobility from Woody is that valuable in PvE (and sneak passive is pretty much for RP in PvE).

    But the differences are not huge; unless you practice a lot and enter into the top 1% of DD's in ESO you won't notice the small difference in max damage.

    PvP pretty all races bring some value to stamsorc except maybe High Elf. I'd throw Nord into the mix of PvP along with standard PvE stam meta races.
  • Grianasteri
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    GRXRG wrote: »
    Hey guys, really struggling to decide which race to go for my stam sorc which is my main.

    My two choices are Orc or Wood Elf.

    I see like 90% Orcs out there and almost no Wood Elf for this class, is bosmer that bad choice?

    I like to pvp and do battlegrounds a lot and I found the higher speed of both races comes in handy, but still cannot decide.

    Any help?

    A lot will depend on your build and play style and the content you are undertaking. Orcs are best in slot for stam dps, but not the only viable option.

    If you are going to primarily use your bow, Bosmer may be a great option for instance. Personally my Stamsorc is a Redgauard and it works great, almost no resource sustain issues.
  • Stealthk80
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    I would go with redguard, I found it much better for sustain due to sorc not having much passives for sustain in comparison to other stam classes
  • Lumenn
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    I had just finished reading an elfquest novel when I created my stamsorc so naturally went wood elf with a wolf mount. Has been my "main" for years, although I did recently change him to imperial, wood elf is fine.
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