In this One Bar Sorcerer Build I am going to try to set this up differently and give you item loadouts that you can play not only at high CP levels, but item sets you can go for at level 3, level 25, and level 50. That way you are guided through the build from level 3. I think a lot of times players don’t know what to do in the beginning stages of builds and so I want to try to alleviate that by giving you beginner setups to work towards and then have the full set up that will really make this build shine.

Furthermore, as a Sorcerer, you have access to one of the most broken skills in the game, you have great sustain, self healing, and damage. Also a skill was was recently buffed that will make this hit like a truck.



Sorcerers are one of my favorite classes in the game. They have so many good synergies with sets. Also, they have such good sustain and self healing that they basically never die.


We are choosing Orc because of its mobility passive that it gets that allows us to zip around the map with our weapons that we are using. It is also really useful when you get cc’ed to be able to have that extra movement speed. The other reason we are using Orc is for its brawny passive which increases stamina, its unflinching rage passive which increases health by 1k and when you deal damage you heal about 2.1k health every 4 seconds which is fantastic for solo or group play. Swift warrior increases your movement speed, but also reduces sprint time and give you weapon and spell damage. This race makes a great option for this One Bar Sorcerer Build.


Dubious Camoran Throne is a great option for us as it gives us more stam recovery which we will need as a One Bar Build.

eso dubious Comoran Throne


I usually just use tri-stat potions because the gem crates you get from ZOS and the daily rewards give millions of them.


We have 64 points into stamina. Now like I said I am going to discuss your progression as a level 3 character, easily enough as your leveling this character you just put all your points into the stamina stat.


We are using the thief mundus stone for increased critical ratings. It’s kind of up to you what you like more, if you want more penetration you can go the lover, or if you want more critical damage you can go shadow. You can pick those up early in the game too throughout the map. Just look up mundus stone locations.


You want to aim for these skills, but the order you slot them is totally a personal preference.


Crystal FragmentsWrecking BlowCritical SurgeStampedeCamouflaged HunterGreater Storm Atronach

Front bar

Crystal Fragments – Dark Magic Line – One of your spammables when the ability procs. They changed this for Update 34 to where now any ability has a 33 percent chance to make this skill be an instant cast. Which for us is going to be amazing, because we can hit upwards of 55k per hit if it crits. It just hit’s like a truck.

Wrecking Blow – Weapon – 2h – Your main single target spammable. But what it does is it does physical damage. And grants you empower which increases your light and heavy attacks by 40 percent for 3 seconds which is insane.

Critical Surge – Storm Calling Line – This will give you major brutality and sorcery increasing your weapon and spell damage, but every time you do crit damage you heal for 3300 and it can happen every 1 second. This is ridiculous with stampede. This is the 4th skill on the storm calling line

Stampede – 2h Line – It has a 22 meter range which one helps you go nearly across the map, get out of cc a lot of the time and get away but its so versatile. It does physical damage. Then it leaves physical damage in area for 10 seconds where you land. But the most important part of this skill, is the words, “This attack is always a critical strike”. What that means is every time you use this skill with crit surge up you heal 3300 health. This is your aoe spammable. This can be switched out for “Carve” in the 2h Line if you would like.

Camouflaged Hunter– Fighter’s Guild Line – On our bar for just the passive effect. It gives up 3 percent weapon and spell damage from the Fighter’s Guild Passives. It also gives us Major Savagery and Prophecy increasing our Weapon and Spell Crit ratings passively. You can also get minor berserk if you hit an enemy from the flank.

Flawless Dawnbreaker (Ultimate) – Fighter’s Guild Line – Great AOE. After using the skill, it increases your weapon spell damage by 300 for 20 seconds, it has low ultimate cost as well. But you also are using it for the Fighter’s Guild passive, slayer, but it is nice for clearing mobs of enemies.

Progression of Skills from level 3 to 50:  

You can slot the first skill on your front bar from each sorcerer skill line. You can slot your first 2h skill. This will level up all your lines accordingly. Slot the skills that you need for the build when they are unlocked.

For the Fighter’s Guild, just run dolmens in Alik’r and you will have level 10 in no time.


The One Bar Sorcerer Build utilizes these passives. As you get more skills points feel free to put more points into other things. But These passives are crucial to helping you really increase your effectiveness. A lot of the Sorcerer Passives are great for this build.

Class: All Class Passives with the exception of the Rebate passive in Daedric Summoning Line.

Weapon: Every 2h passive

Armor: Take all the Medium armor passives

Guild: Grab all the undaunted and fighter’s guild passives

Craft: Medicinal Use from the Alchemy Tree

Racial: All Racial Passives


These armor sets are the endgame/end build armor sets to go for. I will give a progression below that you can follow from level 3 to CP 160. But all these armor sets should be easy to get.


On the head we have Slimecraw, which is from Veteran Wayrest Sewers Dungeon. This is in the base game but that helmet is going to give us critical chance.


On the shoulder piece, 1 ring, 1 necklace, and our 2h battle-axe, we are wearing Briarheart. This is farmable in the Wrothgar overland zone, or you can buy it on guild traders. Briarheart is going to give us critical chance x2, max stamina, and when we deal critical damage it will increase our weapon and spell damage, and when the effect is active we heal every time we do a critical strike. The amazing thing is this set will synergize well with our stampede skill. The reason it will is because stampede always does critical damage. That means that you always heal when you use stampede, plus you always heal from stampede when Critical Surge is active as well.

Pillar of Nirn

The body pieces we are wearing Pillar of Nirn from the Falkreath Hold DLC Dungeon. This set is insane though, it gives us critical chance, weapon and spell damage, and when you deal damage you create a fissure that does bleed damage, and then does additional bleed damage over 10 seconds. It hits like a truck. People in my stream and online have been raving about this set, and I see why now.

Oakensoul Ring

The last item set is a new powerhouse mythic item, Oakensoul Ring. This thing gives us tons of recovery for health, magicka, and stamina. It gives us crit chance, it gives us weapon and spell damage, it gives us flat stats. The Oakensoul Ring basically gives us everything we need. The caveat is you can’t switch bars. So that is why we are using this in the one bar build. I’m telling you this ring will help you a lot.

HeadSlimecrawMediumDivinesMax Stamina
ShouldersBriarheartMediumDivinesMax Stamina
ChestPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax Stamina
WaistPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax Stamina
ShoesPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax Stamina
GlovesPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax Stamina
PantsPillar of NirnMediumDivinesMax Stamina
NecklaceBriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyStamina Recovery
Ring 1BriarheartJewelryBloodthirstyStamina Recovery
Ring 2Oakensoul RingJewelryInfusedPrismatic Recovery
Weapon 1Briarheart2h/Battle-axeNirnhonedWeapon Damage Enchant

Slimecraw – Vet Wayrest Sewers I

Briarheart – Wrothgar Overland

Pillar of Nirn – Falkreath Hold DLC Dungeon (normal or vet)

Oakensoul Ring – Mythic Item leads

Armor Set Progression from level 3 to CP 160

Level 3 – (Hunding’s Rage) (Twilight’s Embrace) – Crafted sets
Level 25 – (Viper’s Sting) – Fungal Grotto 1 Dungeon (Leviathan) – Crypt of Hearts Dungeon (Venomous Smite) – Overland — (Hunding’s Rage) (Twilight’s Embrace) — Alternative
Level 50 – You should be able to craft yourself Hunding’s Rage and Twilight’s Embrace
Level 160 CP – You should be able to craft yourself Hunding’s Rage and Twilight’s Embrace. Once you do that you can farm Briarheart in Wrothgar, switch Twilight’s out for that. You can then go into the Falkreath Hold Dungeon. Switch that with Hunding’s Rage. After that go and get Slimecraw’s helm from Veteran Wayrest Sewer’s 1. Get the leads for the Oakensoul Ring at any time.



Moving your mouse over the stars in the CP screen will give you more info of what it does. If you don’t have many skill points, don’t worry, just pick what you can and how much you can. Only the slottable ones are listed, the rest is up to your preference.

  • Fighting Finesse (Slot)
  • Thaumaturge (Slot)
  • Deadly Aim (Slot)
  • Master at Arms (Slot)

You can put other points into other non-slottable CP stars and the ones you need to get the slottable ones.


  • Bloody Renewal (Slot)
  • Rejuvenation (Slot)
  • Survival Instincts (Slot)
  • Sustained by Suffering (Slot)

The rest of the points put into what you want in the red tree and the ones you need to get the slottables.


This tree is kind of open to anything, just pick what you like, it doesn’t matter for combat. If you want suggestions, I would say Liquid Efficiency, Rationer and Treasure Hunter are always a good choice.


The rotation for the One Bar Sorcerer Build is as simple as I could get it for you all –

Critical Surge > Stampede > Wrecking Blow > Light Attack > Wrecking Blow > (use crystal frags if it is procced and highlighted) > Refresh Critical surge and stampede. (Use your ultimate when it is up)

Make sure to light attack between skills

Use this as a guideline and go out there and wreak havoc!






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