The article below is just a basic introduction to the sorcerer. For something more advanced, written by pros and a fantastic sorcerer guide, my recommendation would be this Elder Scrolls Online Sorcerer Guide. I could not find any other guide that comes even close in terms of the impact it had on me.
This is one of the early revealed classes which, like the other classes, contains the ability to equip different types of weapons and wear heavy armor if need be. These magic-type classes are usually restricted to a low HP pool and relies on a tank to defend them; however in ESO, the dev team has allowed players to create a sorcerer according to their liking.
In every good MMORPG, you are almost required to have a class that relies on magic. In The Elder Scrolls Online, that class is the Sorcerer. The Sorcerer class is one of four playable classes that are in the game, the other three being the Templar, DragonKnight, and Nightblade classes. Each of these classes brings something different to the table, like the Nightblade who brings stealth and speed to the table. A player who chooses the Sorcerer class will have a character class that is both a damage dealer, and a utility class.
One of the most popular types of spells in the Elder Scrolls games are the elemental spells. The ability to control lighting is not only cool, but can be very powerful against enemies of various types. A Sorcerer in ESO will be able to choose from the Storm Calling skill branch to be able to control and unleash torrents of lighting upon unsuspecting foes.
Mainly seen as a ranged damage dealing branch, there will also be some utility that a Storm Calling Sorcerer will be bring to the table, like Bolt Escape, which will teleport you forward, stunning just about any enemy that is in the vicinity.
Some of the more enjoyable aspects of a spell casting class are crowd control and utility. The Dark Magic skill branch will give players plenty of both while playing as a Sorcerer. If you find yourself sorely out numbered and surrounded, then casting a spell, such as Repulse, will knock back enemies that are too close to you and allow you to escape and/or find more suitable ground to fight on. This type of utility could be invaluable during intense player vs. player sessions.
If you find yourself low on health, then you can spend a bit of Magicka to cast a Dark Magic damaging spell, that when successful, will also return a small portion of your health. Or use Negate Magic to eliminate those pesky buffs that enemies tend to have to make then harder to kill. Again, these types of powers may find themselves very useful in PvP.
Of all of the three branches of skills that are available to Sorcerers, the Daedric Summoning skill branch may be the most versatile. One of the key aspects of using this type of magic is to summon powerful daedra creatures to your side, helping to keep unwanted enemies off of you while you are trying to cast powerful magic that, in some cases, can take a while to charge.
You can also place a Daedric Curse on a target, and when that curse fades, it deal damage to all enemies in the area of effect. This is a great tactic to keep the damage dealing up while trying to tackle groups of enemies. There are many other great abilities a Sorcerer that is using Daedric Summoning has available to them to help compliment each other. A simple spell like Rebate also helps when you are low on Magicka, if your summoned daedra is killed, you regenerate some of your Magicka back.
PvE or PvP?
The Sorcerer class is very diverse, and can take on just about any aspect of the game. This class will do equally well in either PvE or PvP. There is plenty of both damage and utility to keep this class interesting for long periods of time. All three branches look well balanced enough to hold their own in either environment. Choosing which branch, be it for PvE or PvP, will be a more personal preference to each player.
The article above is just a basic introduction to the sorcerer. For something more advanced, written by pros and a fantastic sorcerer guide, my recommendation would be this Elder Scrolls Online Sorcerer Guide. I could not find any other guide that comes even close in terms of the impact it had on me.