Updated: Flames of Ambition DLC, Blackwood Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trial, Arena & Overland
Buildname: Beamplar

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Welcome to the Magicka Templar Build for ESO. This build is optimized for group content such as dungeons, trials & arenas and has a very glass-cannon approach. The Magicka Templar DPS build is optimized for maximum damage. The build works best in a group but with some minor adjustments can also be played as a solo setup if necessary.

Magicka Templars have strong abilities such as Puncturing Sweeps, Blazing Spear, Puryfing Light and Radiant Oppression. Templars also have useful passives such as Piercing Spear, Burning Light, Illuminate and of course plenty more.

The Magicka Templar Build has 3 different gear setups. Tier 1 with the best gear, Tier 2 with advanced gear and Tier 3 for beginners. If you are a new player I do recommend reading the Magicka Templar Beginners Guide. If you are looking for a solo build then I recommend checking out the Solo Magicka Templar Build.

  • Double Destruction Staff Setup
  • Amazing Single Target (ST) Damage
  • Amazing Area of Effect (AoE) Damage
  • Good Sustain
  • Easy Survivability due to Magicka Shield
  • Optimized for Trials, Dungeons & Arenas

More Templar Builds can be found in the Templar class category.


Magicka Templar Build Setup

5x Mother’s Sorrow, 5x Medusa, 2x Zaan on a High Elf with Clockwork Citrus Fillet food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat, buff food active
  • Buffed: Raid Target Dummy buffs, buff food, Spell Power Potion, Weapon Damage Enchantment active.

Gear – Magicka Templar Build

You will find 3 different setups here. Setup 1 is the preferred setup. For people that do not have all the gear yet can use the Setup 2 which is easier to obtain and beginners can use Setup 3.

  • Setup 1 is the primary Gear setup
  • Setup 2 is without Trial Gear
  • Setup 3 is for Beginners

There are plenty of good Magicka DPS sets in the game, you can check out the “Endgame Magicka DPS Sets Article” with an explanation for each set.

Gear Setup 1

False God’s Devotion, Siroria, Bahsei and many more sets can also be used for this build.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
PantsMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HeadZaanLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderZaanLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMedusaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMedusaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1MedusaFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Perfected Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
PantsMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother’s SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HeadMaw of the InfernalLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderMaw of the InfernalLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMother’s SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Law of JulianosFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 3 Beginner

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
PantsMagnus’ GiftLightDivineMagicka
HandsMagnus’ GiftLightDivineMagicka
HeadMagnus’ GiftLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderMagnus’ GiftLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Law of JulianosFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Law of JulianosFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Perfected False God’s Devotion: vSunspire
False God’s Devotion: Sunspire
Mother’s Sorrow: Deshaan, Guildtrader
Medusa: Arx Corinium
Perfected Crushing Wall (Maelstrom Staff): vMaelstrom Arena
Crushing Wall (Maelstrom Staff): Maelstrom Arena
Zaan: vScalecaller Peak
Iceheart: vDirefrost Keep
Maw of the Infernal: vThe Banished Cells II, Maj Undaunted Chest
Law of Julianos: Craftable
Willpower: Guildstore
Magnus’ Gift: Craftable
Mechanical Acuity: Craftable

More sets:

Diamond’s Victory: Craftable
Bahsei’s Mania: Rockgrove Trial
Perfected Bahsei’s Mania: vRockgrove Trial

Skills

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Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Blazing SpearSlot 1: Unstable Wall of Elements
Slot 2: Purifying lightSlot 2: Mystic Orb
Slot 3: Elemental WeaponSlot 3: Solar Barrage
Slot 4: Radiant OppressionSlot 4: Harness Magicka
Slot 5: Inner LightSlot 5: Inner Light
Ultimate: Shooting Star/ Destro UltimateUltimate: Crescent Sweep
  • Important: It is very important that the Crescent Sweeps Ultimate stays on the backbar for the Aedric Spear passive Piercing Spear, otherwise you might lose the passive bonus.

Champion Points – Magicka Templar Build

Below you can find the Champion Points setup for this build. Work your way from top to bottom in your allocation. For more information on Champion Points, please visit the Champion Points Overview Page on ESO-Hub.com.

Hovering over each perk will give you insights on what it does. Presets are also provided for each of the allocations below.

Click the tab below to open the allocation.

180 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=8db65487-34da-49ec-90f9-690309cfaa1e

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

300 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=38ae6d1b-0b5e-42b7-a112-aae8755a7dfb

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

600 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=48549346-6867-46ab-82cc-5b8b4a62c684

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

900 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=eb5c6474-f312-4b75-ad7d-bc35f29c7a9d

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1230 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=2998fbca-228d-4fc4-b78e-33042326bf7c

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

1560 Champion Point Allocation

Preset used for this allocation: https://eso-hub.com/en/champion-points/calculator?preset=64bc63e4-3829-4a1a-a0fb-87fff5e99bc8

Warfare Tree Points Allocation

Fitness Tree Points Allocation

Craft Tree Points Allocation

Important Info for Magicka Templar Build PvE

In this section of the Magicka Templar Build we are going to take a look at buff-food, mundus stone, race, potions, passives and attributes. These things are very important for the Magicka Templar Build as they help with damage and sustain.

Buff-food

Clockwork Citrus Filet
(Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

Food buff

If you can’t afford Clockwork Citrus Filet, then I recommend getting the way cheaper Witchmother’s Potent Brew which has similar effects.

Food buff

Mundus Stone

The Shadow Mundus Stone increases our overall Spell Critical Damage which boosts our damage. You can learn more about all the other Mundus Stones on the Mundus Stone Overview Page.

The Shadow Mundus Stone (Increased Spell Critical Damage)

Race

Any race with magicka based passives will work with this setup. You can find out more about all the racial passives in the Racial Overview page.

Potions

Spell-Power Potions
(Spell-crit, Spell Damage, Magicka)
(Cornflower, Ladys Smock, Water Hyacinth)

Essence of Spell Power Potion ESO

Passives

Attributes

All into Magicka

Puncturing Sweeps (Tip)

I can highly recommend running Puncturing Sweeps in certain situations, for example if you are playing solo or in group dungeons. Puncturing Sweeps has a strong heal attached to it while you deal damage, this can be very helpful.


Resource Management – Magicka Templar Build

Energy Orb will always be present in a good group. When you get close to the Orb you can activate its synergy to regain resources.

Potions should always be used on cooldown to gain the maximum benefit from them.

Heavy Attacks help you restore Magicka, if you drop low on resources do a few Heavy Attacks between skills to refill your Magicka.

  • Channeled Focus
  • Orb Synergy
  • Potions
  • Heavy Attack

Rotation for the Magicka Templar Build

In this section of the Magicka Templar Build we are going to take a look at a simplified rotation with one spammable and two DoTs (Damage over Time). A few important points that are also explained in the video below:

  • Use light attacks between each ability, also often referred as weaving.
  • Weapon Swapping is important.
  • Use Potions and Synergies on cooldown if possible.

Blazing Spear > Weapon Swap >

LA > Unstable Blockade > Weapon Swap >

LA > 8x Elemental Weapon (with LA) > Restart

For the showcase I removed all the other skills that we don’t need for the simple rotation. For maximum damage you will have to use a dynamic rotation with all the skills listed in the skills section of the Magicka Templar Build.


Area of Effect Setup

Here you can find an optimized AoE setup for your build. This will help increase your damage on trash packs during dungeons & trials. You can choose any magicka based Monster Set, I prefer Iceheart because it provides so much damage mitigation.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestPerfected False God’s DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfected False God’s DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsMechanical AcuityLightDivineMagicka
HeadIceheartLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderIceheartLightDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfected False God’s DevotionJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfected False God’s DevotionJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfected False God’s DevotionJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Mechanical AcuityShockNirnhonedFire Enchant
Weapon 2Perfected Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

 

Skills

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Maelstrom Arena & Vateshran Hollows Arena

Please check out the Solo Magicka Templar Build for the Maelstrom and Vateshran Setup. The build here focuses on group setups, therefore the Solo Magicka Templar Build is better suited to face the dangers of the Maelstrom and Vateshran Arena. I also highly recommend reading the full in depth Maelstrom Arena GuideVateshran Hollows Arena Guide.


Build Video (Greymoor Chapter)

This build video is from an older patch, therefore it won’t be a 100% up to date but it still holds value and has good information in it.


Related Content

More Magicka Templar Builds & Guides:

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Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter. Magicka Templar Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC.
20.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC.
24.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
22.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
30.10.2020 Updated the Build for the MARKARTH DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
05.03.2021 Updated the Build for the FLAMES OF AMBITION DLC, Blackwood Chapter.
27.05.2021 Updated the Build for the BLACKWOOD CHAPTER.


Tags: Magicka Templar PvE Build, Magplar PvE Build, Magicka Templar Build PvE.