Infinite Archive Lazy Sorc - Status Build

Written guide and video updated for Update 41: Q1 2024

This VARIATION of the ever popular Lazy Sorc (one bar variant of the EASY SORC) has literally changed the game for ANYONE playing the previous version in the Infinite Archive!

You guessed it based on the title, this is an INFINITE ARCHIVE SPECIFIC version of the build, made to take FULL advantage of all that the arena has to offer by building specifically towards the benefits of the content.

While in every day content this will do very well, you would for dungeons and trials, be better of with the original version. But if you are running IA, this will DOMINATE with no real change to gameplay style but at the same time taking HUGE advantage of status damage.

Status damage has been changed with update 41, boosting MOST at base damage-wise, while boosting others with their side effects.

For this particular build we now have FULL control of guaranteed concussion and guaranteed burning with NO chance required.

Instead of building for chance-based stats, you 100% control everything simply by doing damage or taking damage! It really is as simple as that!

For being HIT we fire off 8m radius concussion to surrounding targets, and for DOING damage we fire off 8m radius burning to surrounding targets. We need to simply get in the middle of the fight and hit stuff while stacking as many beneficial bonuses towards the build as possible to dramatically enhance the strength of the build.

Technically speaking this is chance-based based and some runs will be better than others but if you can stack FOCUSED EFFORTS your damage will be insane with little to no effort, AND vs the original Lazy Sorc your survival is UP!

One of the sets we are doing damage with, not only fires and guarantees concussion every 6 seconds but also HEALS us.

And of course not to mention that while our crit surge will protect us with heals from crits, the Hardened ward damage shield has been BUFFED to give us a 15% of our max health HEAL when activated! These game-changing buffs to status damage and heals for the sorcerer make this an absolute machine in the Infinite Archive!

So simply put, play the game as you did before, with less heavy attack damage (while still incredibly relevant) while benefitting from an abundance of aoe guaranteed damage, off-balance control, AND healing!

We have now taken advantage of a FREE spamable which also guarantees status as raw damage.

So, apart from healing, shielding, and a wall of elements, ALL of our damage application is FREE! Heavy attacks are free, Elemental Susceptibility is free, Light attacks are free (a simple way to fire off one set), getting HIT (from another set) is ALSO free damage, it’s win-win all day!

Important parts of the build:

  • HUGE heals from simply applying a damage shield that stack WITH crit surge
  • HIGH resistances with permanent minor and major resolve
  • HIGH resource pool for damage stats
  • HIGH block mitigation bonuses if needed
  • FREE DAMAGE in single target AND area of effect
  • ONE bar meaning it is incredibly SIMPLE to use
  • The more Focused Efforts buffs you get the stronger your character gets!
  • Storm Atronach Morph guarantees concussion every 2 seconds in close AOE and a group member can give YOU and them Major Berserk!

    ALL GEAR can be acquired on NORMAL difficulty! NO need for VET content at all!

Which Visions should you pick?

in the Infinite Archive, it is generally all down to luck! However, there are things you really SHOULD push towards if they appear!

THESE are some of the most important bonuses you should snap up if they appear!

Focused Efforts (TOP priority)
Scorching support (ground fire for big damage)
Ferocious Support (heavy attack bleed)
Ferocious Strikes (stacks with the above)
Scorching Strikes (burning damage increase)
Crystalline Strikes (chilled damage increase)

If you can gather these there are also many other bonuses you can get including stat increases and defensive bonuses, but to support the above, you should focus on stacking CRITICAL damage and chance bonuses for both MAGIC and PHYSICAL skill types.

A good stack of crit damage, crit chance, and the above bonuses will make you MELT entire rooms.

Also bear in mind while this is not a VISION, the verse “Tomefoolery” is a godsend for being able to spam that Atronach pet! More concussion, more aoe damage, it’s a mess!

All of these buffs and bonuses can be found in the Infinite Archive guide if you want to read them in more detail!

Good luck in there!


Champion Points

The video below explains how the changes work in more detail. Of course, over time, additions will be and have already been made to the system but the main BASE of it is the same.

  • Wrathful Strikes
  • Deadly Aim
  • Exploiter
  • Fighting Finesse
  • Rationer
  • Liquid Efficiency
  • Treasure Hunter
  • Steed’s Blessing



  • Boundless Vitality
  • Bloody Renewal
  • Fortified
  • Siphoning Spells



As explained in the video in the “how to play” section, this cannot be any simpler!

You need to apply your Critical Surge and NEVER let it run out. Outside of that, maintain an active Wall Of Elements (unstable wall of elements) at ALL times under the targets you are hitting.

Apart from that, either heavy attack OR light attack+Elemental Susceptibility spam!

Mix it up if you like but that is literally it!

Buff up, wall down, spam a free skill, or heavy attack! HAVE FUN!

Poisons, Potions, & Food

You can use Tristat pots for a combination of the above and some health back OR if you are really fancy and going for the squishier mode as mentioned in the video…you can make spell pots.

Food is very simple.  The highest level food you can consume with 2 stats only, MAX health and MAX magicka. There are 3 variations of recipes but all are the same in the stats they give so your choice of which one you use.

Columbine + Mountain Flower + Bugloss + Lorkans Tears

Minstral Banana-Bunny  Hash – Small game(1) + Bananas(2) + Seasoning(3)
Melon-Baked Parmesan Pork – White Meat(1) + Melon(2) + Cheese(3)
Solitude Salmon-Millet Soup – Fish(1) + Tomato(2) + Millet(3)

If you would like to make your own potions, I now have a fully functioning potion maker on the website. Here you can TEST any combination of potion or poison you like and check the outcome without having to know the combinations in-game! Check here for the App, working on Android and IOS – Potion Maker

Gear Setup

Below is a chart showing the overall gear set-up, noting the optimal set requirements in terms of weight, enchants, and of course, traits!

We are using the Thief Mundus stone alongside 64 points into Magicka We are a High Elf but other races are also usable. , Khajiit or Breton are great substitutes.

Lazy Sorc Infinite Archive Version

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SlotGear SetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadCinder Of AnthelmirLightDivinesMax Magicka
ShouldersSlimecrawMediumDivinesMax Magicka
ChestLivewireHeavyDivinesMax Magicka
WaistCinder Of AnthelmirLightDivinesMax Magicka
HandsCinder Of AnthelmirLightDivinesMax Magicka
LegsCinder Of AnthelmirLightDivinesMax Magicka
FeetCinder Of AnthelmirLightDivinesMax Magicka
Ring 1LivewireJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Dmg
Ring 2Oakensoul RingJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Dmg
NecklaceLivewireJewelryBloodthirstyWeapon/Spell Dmg
Weapon 1LivewireLightning StaffPreciseWeapon/Spell Dmg

Gear Locations

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