Magicka Templar Build PvE for Horns of the Reach, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Templar Build PVE

Magicka Templar Build PvE “Beamplar” – Horns of the Reach

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Magicka Templar Build “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, Dungeons and Maelstrom Arena. There will be different sections, with small adjustments so you can use the build both in a group or solo.

With this build we are using a double destruction staff setup. Magicka Templars have pretty good survival as they have access to Harness Magicka and Puncturing Sweeps heals them a lot while dealing full damage. Both great Single Target and AoE damage. We still have to be in Melee range as we keep using Puncturing Sweeps!Melee setup

    • Good sustain
    • High single target (ST) damage
    • High area of effect (AoE) Damage
    • Easy survivability due to magicka shield
    • Trials, Dungeons & Maelstrom Arena

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. Now the last big thing that you can choose on your own to tweak your sustain, Magicka Recovery Glyphs. I felt I reached good sustain with 1 Recovery Glyphs. However, if you think your sustain is still not where you would like it to be, then try with  two Magicka Recovery Glyphs and then you should definitely be good to go. Heavy Attacks are also a great tool to restore resources, while we not really need them for this build, if you really get into a situation where you dry out, use one or two heavy attacks! Witchmothers Brew is also an good option, just make sure to adjust your health value.

  • Channeled Focus
  • Drain Magicka Poisons
  • Magicka Recovery Glyph
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Witchmothers Brew

Trials & Dungeons Setup


Gear

  • Setup 1 vs Setup 2: Setup 1 is slightly stronger as you will get overall higher Light and Heavy Attack damage due to Maelstrom Staff. Difference is really small tho.
  • Monster Set? You can also run a full Monster set if you want.

Gear Setup 1

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Julianos Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Pants Julianos Medium Divine Magicka
Hands Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Head Infallible Mage Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Molag Kena Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Infallible Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Infallible Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Infallible Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Infallible Mage Shock Infused Fire Enchant
Weapon 2 Maelstrom Staff Shock Infused/ Precise Maelstrom Enchant

Gear Setup 2

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Julianos Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Pants Julianos Medium Divine Magicka
Hands Infallible Mage Light Divine Magicka
Head Iceheart Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Molag Kena Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Infallible Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Infallible Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Infallible Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Julianos Shock Infused Fire Enchant
Weapon 2 Julianos Shock Nirnhoned Spell Damage

Where can I get the gear?
Julianos: Craftable
Iceaheart: Direfrost Keep
Molag Kena: White Gold Tower, Undaunted Chest
Infallible Mage: AA, SO, HRC.

Skills

  • Reflective Light vs Vampires Bane: Reflective light for more AoE damage, Vampires Bane for more Single Target damage. in this patch I prefer Vampires Bane as it as a 12 seconds runtime and opens up more time to activate other skills!
  • Why Destro Ulti on Frontbar? On each bar you must have a Destruction Staff ability slotted, otherwise you will not gain the 8% bonus from Ancient Knowledge.
  • Aoe spammable? We are applying all our AoE DoTs on the enemies and then we use Shock Heavy attacks for AoE Damage, this is the most powerful tool and it also restores magicka!
Shock Staff Mainbar Shock Staff bar
Slot 1: Ritual of Retribution Slot 1: Blockade of Shock
Slot 2: Vampires Bane Slot 2: Blazing Spear
Slot 3 Puncturing Sweeps Slot 3: Harness Magicka
Slot 4: Puryfing Light Slot 4: Radiant Oppression
Slot 5: Inner Light Slot 5: Channeled Focus
Ultimate: Destro Ultimate Ultimate: Crescent Sweep

Championpoints

Championpoints [660 CP]

The Ritual
75 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
58 Elemental Expert, 44 Elfborn, 43 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
50 Tumbling, 22 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
50 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
48 Ironclad, 26 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
20 Master at Arms, 2 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
27 Elemental Expert, 20 Elfborn
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

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.

Buff-food

Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)
or
Witchmothers Brew (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

Mundus Stone

The Apprentice (Increased Spell Damage)

Race

Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf
Breton

Potions

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

In case you are still unsure on how to mix the ingredients together, you can check out a alchemy simulator here: Alchemy Simulator 

Poisons

Drain Magicka Poison (Not mandatory)
(Lady Smock & Columbine) or (Cornflower & Columbine) or (Bugloss & Cornflower)

Drain Magicka Poison

Passives

You will need the following passives:
Aedric Spear, Dawns Wrath, Restoring Light, Light Armor, Heavy Armor (Juggernaunt passive), Destruction Staff, Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Racial, Vampire, Undaunted, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

I highly recommend being a Vampire for the extra 10% Magicka and Stamina recovery!

Rotation

With this Rotation we have two “phases”. You have the backbar which you go to every 8 seconds and you reapply:
Blockade of Shock > Light Attack > Blazing Spear > Light Attack > Puryfing Light > Weapon Swap

Frontbar Abilities most of the DoTs or Buffs have a 12-15 seconds duration. So either you track them via DoT Tracker or you just reapply them every 12 seconds:
Channeled Focus > Light Attack > Vampires Bane > Light attack > Ritual of Retribution > Light Attack.

While you have nothing to reapply you can use Puncturing Sweeps combined with Light Attacks or Heavy Attacks if you fall low on resources.

Maelstrom Arena

If you are new to Maelstrom Arena, I highly recommend checking out my Beginners Guide for Magicka Templar in Maelstrom Arena!

Gear

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Julianos Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Julianos Light Divine Magicka
Pants Julianos Medium Divine Magicka
Hands Infallible Mage Light Divine Magicka
Head Iceheart Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Molag Kena Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Infallible Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Infallible Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Ring Infallible Mage Jewelry Arcane Spell Dmg
Weapon 1 Julianos Shock Infused Fire Enchant
Weapon 2 Julianos Shock Nirnhoned Spell Damage

Skills

Some of the skills changed, mainly to get a bit more healing. Harness Magicka is your most valuable skill, you have to keep it up all the times so you can bolster your health. If you want to slot Breath of Life, go for it, I would recommend swapping out Ritual of Retribution for it.

Those are all the necessary changes to the build to successfully run Maelstrom Arena.

Update Log

18.08.2017 Added Build for Horns of the Reach
18.08.2017 Changed 1x Iceheart with 1x Infallible as it will give same bonus once they nerf Infallible. So we benefit from a 5 piece bonus.

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