Magicka Sorcerer DPS Conduit Boi

Updated for Murkmire

Everyone needs a magsorc, right? For the conduits at least? Can NIGHTBLADES provide conduits? I thought not. Presenting, “The Conduit Boi” magicka sorcerer DPS build. And yes, I am aware that healers are now conduit bois but let’s pretend that’s not a thing.

NOTE: this build is basically only relevant if your group can’t find a sorc healer and/or it’s not important to the group to have maximum deeps. Tank also needs to be wearing Alkosh (like they should be) and you need to know how to aim conduits. Basically put them at the boss’s feet so it both hits the boss and lets the tank use that sweet sweet synergy. Also basically only use the Atro ultimate to help boost your fellow nightblade’s sweet sweet dps that we wish we had but used to back in Homestead but not anymore RIP #GGZoS #NerfWrobel #PlsHelpMagSorcs #MagSorcsArePeopleToo


  • 2x Zaan
  • 5x Perfected Siroria (non perfected works)
  • 5x Spell Strat (Inferno front bar)
  • 1x vMA Inferno back bar

Gear Notes: Your 3 major body pieces (Head, Chest and Legs) should be infused while the rest of the armor is divine all with max magicka enchants.  Your jewelry should be 2x bloodythirsty with 1x infused all spell damage enchants.  Your frontbar Spell Strat Inferno is going to be fire enchant with infused while the back bar is going to be a vMA inferno infused with abosrb magicka enchant.


This build was created and possible because of the hard work of:

  • Dessolate
  • Zachinator (TheZachUwUtor)
  • Cicisch
  • and Horow’s ever watchful eye

Bar Setups

Front Bar

  • Elemental Weapon
  • Crystal Frag
  • Mages Wrath
  • Liquid Lightning
  • Bound Aegis
  • Fiery Rage (Destro ulti)

Back Bar:

  • Blockade of Fire
  • Haunting Curse
  • Channeled Acceleration (can be replaced with inner light if you are getting guarded)
  • Shield
  • Bound Aegis
  • Greater Storm Atro


For ease of rotation you can swap the Liquid Lightning to backbar and put shield on front bar instead. This will make for an easier rotation, however lower the dps slightly. It is a tradeoff you can make.

Alternate Gear options

Like most magicka classes, there are a plethora of options when it comes to gear setups you can use. Here are the most common that I use:

  • Spell Strat/Mother’s Sorrow/Ilambris or Zaan
  • Spell Strat/Moondancer/Ilambris or Zaan (For long boss fights where you can’t trust supports to provide orbs)
  • Ilambris is used when you are further back and moving out of range. Zaan can be used in stack and burn fights or where you are in melee range. If you are not sure, use ilambris.
  • Julianos/Acuity/Ilambris (if you are starting out and don’t have trial sets yet or gold to buy spell strat you can use this setup since its fully craftable and easy to get for a beginner)
  • Grothdarr’s Guise for trash mobs


Starting out

To start out a fight, you are going to first cast channeled acceleration (immediately swap for trap as soon as you do if you are parsing),  drink a potion, proc destro ulti, curse – Blockade – Light Attack – Liquid Lightning (bar swap)  and start rotation

General Rotation

The sorc rotation is not exactly proc based, as it is very repetitious.  After the intro rotation is complete you basically spam LA and Ele weapon, procing Crystal frags every time it comes up.  Once you see your liquid lightning have 2 seconds left you bar swap on the next Ele weapon then LA – blockade – LA -LL (barswap and continue) You want to apply curse as soon as it hits 0 on the time left, this lets the second detonation hit.


For execution phase you keep up LL and Blockade on your back bar and just la weave mage’s wrath until boss is dead.

Rotation extra information

It is absolutely important that when you apply Blockade and Liquid Lightning that blockade is used first, then Liquid Lightning.  Blockade has a 8 second cooldown and ll has a 10 second cool down. Meaning by the time that you proc blockade, ll will be ready to be used.  On a parsing dummy you want to use traps to keep up minor force, however on any boss fight you want to use Channeled acceleration.    Additionally, for parsing   you want to use mages light/aegis on your last 2 slots on both bars and have somebody provide guard/ele drain/orbs as this gets optimal DPS.

Stone Atro Parse

Champion Points

Questions and Tips

What Attribute Allocation? 64 into magicka

What Mundus? The Thief

What Food? Citrus Fillet or Witchmothers

What Potions? Spell Power/Spell crit and magicka regen.

What race? Dunmer, Altmer or Breton

Any additional information? Make sure to have all class passives, as well as destro passives, light armor passives, Wind Walker from Medium Armor and Juggernaut from Heavy Armor.  Additionally Vampire is not required but it sure helps with the magicka recovery. Also make sure to level undaunted passives and the medicinal use passive.

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