Elsweyr Chapter

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Welcome to the Magicka Templar Build PvE “Beamplar” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The “Beamplar” build is made for PvE Trials, Arenas and Dungeons.

If you are new to ESO, please make sure to also read the New Player Beginners Guide and the Magicka Templar Beginners Guide, there are a lot of Beginner Guides that you can check out.

You will find two different setups for this build, a ranged and a melee build. The melee setup will deal slightly more dps, but the difference is not big. Now that we have Psijic abilities that we can use, we gain quite a bit of DPS, thanks to Elemental Weapon. With this skill we can first off go full ranged if we want to and it just deals an insane amount of damage compared to for example force pulse. The passives of the Psijic Order are also nice. If you do not have Psijic Order, you can still use the old skills like Force Pulse and Puncturing Sweeps.

  • High Single Target (ST) Damage
  • High Area of Effect (AoE) Damage
  • Good sustain
  • Easy survivability due to magicka shield
  • Trials, Dungeons & Arenas

Changes from the previous version

Added False Gods Devotion to the main setup. You can now also run the Bloody Mara food instead of the blue food because it gives you slightly better stats. There were also a lot of changes for Magicka Templars, here the patch notes text:

  • Puncturing Strikes: Reduced the channel time for this ability and its morphs from 1 seconds to 1.1 seconds. Praise the sun for whole numbers!
  • Spear Shards:
    • Increased the initial hit damage of this ability and its morphs by approximately 36%.
    • Increased the DoT of this ability and the Luminous Shards morph by approximately 5%.
  • Power of the Light: Adjusted the ability rank up for this morph so it no longer gains damage on the initial hit, but instead increases the duration of Minor Fracture and Breach applied, since that is the focus of the morph. This will result in approximately a 3% damage loss on the initial hit, but the duration of the Minor Fracture and Breach will last 9 seconds, up from 6 seconds at their final rank.
  • Solar Barrage (morph): Removed the delay of this ability, which will result in gaining one extra tick of damage. Also fixed an issue where this ability was being considered a Direct Damage attack, instead of Damage over Time.
  • Sun Fire: Adjusted this ability and its morphs to follow our standardized Damage Over Time ruleset. Total duration has been increased to 8 seconds from 6.25 seconds, and increased the damage per tick by approximately 31% to make up for the loss of the first tick. This will result in roughly the same overall DPS, but with less burst damage.
    • Vampire’s Bane (morph): This ability now lasts 12 seconds instead of 10.25 seconds.
    • Reflective Light (morph): The spread of how far this ability will attempt to find targets near your initial target is now 5 meters instead of 4.5 meters.

Resource Management

With only a few tweaks you can make sure to have good sustain, I will also tell you how you can find your own “sweetspot” for sustain. This patch we are using Channeled Focus which helps already a lot with sustain and it also gives us Spell & Armor resistance on top of that, this ability has to be activate all the times. Absorb Magicka Enchantment also helps with restoring resources. Heavy Attacks are also a great tool to restore resources, while we don’t really need them for this build, if you really get into a situation where you dry out, use one or two heavy attacks. Clockwork Citrus Filet is also a good option, just make sure to adjust your health value if you want to use it. Now the last big thing that you can choose if you wish to tweak your sustain, Magicka Recovery Glyphs, usually you do not really need them but if you feel sustain is too low, get one of those to help you. Healers also have to constantly Energy Orb so you can activate the synergy and regain resources, this has a cooldown of 20 seconds.

  • Channeled Focus
  • Absorb Magicka Enchantment
  • Magicka Recovery Glyph
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Clockwork Citrus Filet

Trials & Dungeons Setup

5x False God’s Devotion, 5x Mother’s Sorrow, 2x Zaan, Altmer with Bloody Mara food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Raid Dummy buffs, Weapon Damange Enchantment and Potion were active.


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 with Trial Gear
  • Setup 2 is without Trial Gear
  • Setup 3 is for Beginners

Single Target vs AoE

  • Single Target Fight: Use the new Spell Strategist set that can be obtained in Rewards of the Worthy or bought via Guildstore.
  • AoE Fight: Keep using Mother's Sorrow. Spell Strategist is purely Single Target so it is not of much use in AoE fights.

Gear Setup 1

  • Spell Strategist: This is a very strong single target set. However, in AoE fights you better run Mother’s Sorrow for more AoE damage. Also, the Spell Strategist extra spell damage does not show on the character screenshot.
  • Siroria: Siroria is also a great set that you can use, but needs a lot of practice to master.
ChestPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
ShoesMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfected False God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfected False God's DevotionJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedWeapon Damage Enchant

Gear Setup 2

If you do not have access to trial gear yet, you can also run this setup here, all the gear is obtainable in Dungeons & Arenas.

ChestBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
BeltBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
PantsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HandsMother's SorrowLightDivineMagicka
HeadValkyn SkoriaMediumDivineMagicka
ShoulderValkyn SkoriaHeavyDivineMagicka
NecklaceMother's SorrowJewelryBloodthirsty/ ArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Burning SpellweaveFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Setup 3 Beginner

ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosMediumDivineMagicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
HeadMagnus' GiftLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderMagnus' GiftLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingWillpowerJewelryHealthySpell Damage
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Magnus' GiftFirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Magnus' GiftFireInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

Perfect False God's Devotion: Sunspire Vet
Perfect Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Mantle of Siroria: Cloudrest
Mother's Sorrow: Deshaan
Spell Strategist: Rewards of the Worthy, Guildstore
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash 2
Law of Julianos: Craftable
Magnus' Gift: Craftable
Willpower: Imperial City Vaults/ Guildstore
Asylum Perfected Inferno Staff: Asylum Sanctorium
Zaan: Scalecaller Peak
Maelstrom Inferno Staff: Maelstrom Arena


  • AoE Damage: You can either spam Blazing Spear or swap out one Inner Light for Puncturing Sweeps.
  • Ranged: If you can not stay melee just swap Solar Barrage out for Vampire’s Bane.
Blazing Spear Solar Barrage Elemental Weapon Radiant Oppression Inner Light Elemental Rage
Elemental Blockade Channeled Focus Harness Magicka Channeled Acceleration Inner Light Crescent Sweep
Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Blazing SpearSlot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Solar Barrage/ Vampire’s BaneSlot 2: Channeled Focus
Slot 3 Elemental WeaponSlot 3: Harness Magicka
Slot 4: Radiant OppressionSlot 4: Channeled Acceleration
Slot 5: Inner LightSlot 5: Inner light
Ultimate: 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.


If you need optimized defensive Champion Points for a specific trial I recommend checking out my Maximize Damage Mitigation in Trials Article.

Championpoints [810]

The Ritual
81 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
44 Master-at-Arms, 11 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
64 Elemental Expert, 61 Elfborn, 9 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
56 Tumbling, 56 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist
The Tower
56 Warlord, 2 Sprinter
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
44 Master at Arms, 11 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 37 Elfborn, 8 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
20 Tumbling, 20 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist, 23 Tenacity
The Tower
37 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
42 Hardy, 42 Elemental Defender, 40 Thick Skinned
The Steed
52 Ironclad, 24 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Atronach
20 Master at Arms
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn, 2 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
2 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

Important Info for Magicka Templar Build PvE

Here you can find information about what race, buff-food, potions & poisons you want to use. I also do list all the passives that you need for this setup.


Bloody Mara (Max Health and Max Magicka)
Solitude Salmon Millet Soup (2nd choice)

Food buff

Food buff

In case you still have sustain issues or you don’t have access to False God’s Devotion or you are not a Breton, I recommend using the Witchmother’s Potent Brew Drink (or Clockwork Citrus Filet)

Food buff

Mundus Stone

If you have below 53% crit chance (without thief equipped), then choose the Thief Mundus, if you are above then choose the Shadow Mundus. If you want an exact calculation on what you should use check out the Shadow vs Thief Article.

Shadow Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Damage)
Thief Mundus (Increased Spell Critical Chance)




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

Spell Power Potions



All into Magicka

Puncturing Sweeps

I can highly recommend running Puncturing Sweep 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.

Rotation & Skeleton Parse


Before you start the fight apply Channeled Focus and Channeled Acceleration.

Drop your Destro Ultimate and do one Light Attack, then continue with:

Blazing Spear > Weapon Swap >
LA > Blockade of Fire > Weapon Swap >
LA > Solar Barrage > 5x Elemental Weapon (With LA) > Blazing Spear > Weapon Swap >

  • Reapply Channeled Focus & Channeled Acceleration whenever it runs out, if you do so only use 4x Elemental Weapon weaves instead of 5.
  • You can use Channeled Acceleration or Rearming Trap, whatever you prefer for Minor Force buff. I usually prefer Channeled Acceleration as you can reapply the buff when you reposition yourself fairly easy on boss fights.

LA = Light Attack

When to use Destro Ulti vs Crescent Sweep? Always use Destro Ulti, unless you will not get a Destro Ulti fully charged, then use the Crescent Sweep.

Execute (20% and below)

During Execute only keep Blazing Spear and Blockade of Fire up. Once those DoTs are placed use Jesus Beam till you have to reapply DoTs again.

Target Dummy Video

This video is from LIKO’S Youtube Channel, he does a full 21 million Target Dummy Parse on the Raid Dummy. This video is a fully optimized Target Dummy Setup, so it might slightly differ from the build here!

ESO – Magicka Templar (90k+ on Raid Dummy) – See Description – Elsweyr

Blackrose Prison Arena

This section of the build is dedicated to the Blackrose Prison Arena, it is a bit different compared to the usual Trial and Dungeon setup due to how the Arena works and because you fight such a huge amount of enemies each wave.

  • Gear Setup
  • Alternative Gear Setups
  • Skill Setup

Gear Setup

ChestFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
ShoesFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
PantsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFire StaffPreciseFire Damage
Weapon 2Crushing WallFire StaffInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Alternative Gear Setup


Make sure to keep your DoTs up and use Sweeps for nice cleave damage. Recast buffs between waves if possible.

Blazing Spear Solar Barrage Puncturing Sweep Radiant Oppression Inner Light Elemental Rage
Elemental Blockade Channeled Focus Harness Magicka Channeled Acceleration Inner Light Crescent Sweep

Maelstrom Arena

If you are new to Maelstrom Arena, I highly recommend checking out the full Maelstrom Arena Veteran Guide! Always make sure to start a new wave off with a Heavy Attack to restore a lot of resources! If you still have resource issues use Clockwork Citrus Filet Food.


  • If you do not have a Perfected Asylum Staff you can also use a Non-Perfected Asylum Staff.
ChestFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
BeltFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
ShoesFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
PantsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
HandsFalse God's DevotionLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderGrothdarrHeavyDivineMagicka/ Health
NecklaceWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Concentrated Force (Perfected)FirePreciseFire Enchant
Weapon 2Crushing WallFireInfusedAbsorb Magicka Enchant


If you have issues with healing, you can always slot Breath of Life instead of Inner Light. However, Puncturing Sweeps should be enough to heal you.

Solar Barrage Harness Magicka Force Pulse Puncturing Sweep Inner Light Shooting Star
Elemental Blockade Channeled Focus Blazing Spear Channeled Acceleration Elemental Drain Empowering Sweep

Build Video & Gameplay

Build Video

The Build Video should give you a general overview about the setup. Please note that the website is always more up to date then the videos.

Magicka Templar Build [60k DPS] – Murkmire DLC


Keep in mind, some videos might be from older patches and therefore the build can look different.

Blackrose Prison Arena with Magicka Templar

Blackrose Prison Arena with Magicka Templar – Murkmire DLC

Fang Lair with Magicka Templar

Thurvokun Hardmode in Fang Lair Vet Dungeon – Dragon Bones PTS

Maelstrom Arena with Magicka Templar

Maelstrom Arena Veteran Magicka Templar – Clockwork City ESO

Update Log

17.05.2019 Updated Build for the Elsweyr Chapter. Magicka Templar Build PvE.
14.06.2019 Updated Champion Points and added Target Dummy Parse for Magicka Templar Build PvE.