• Beamplar Guide

Magicka Templar Build PvE for Elder Scrolls Online


Murkmire DLC, Summerset Chapter

Table of Contents


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.

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

Changes from the previous version

Magicka Templar received really good buffs this patch. Blazing Spear got a huge approx 120% damage increase so it is a really potent single target DoT and AoE ability now. Radiant Destruction now has a 1.8s channel time, previously this was 2.9s. This also increases our DPS by a lot as we can weave more light attacks and makes the rotation smoother.

  • Updated Champion Points to 810 cap, also added a 600 CP setup.
  • Added Blackrose Prison Arena setup section.
  • Optimized Rotation & Target Skeleton section.

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

With Solitude Salmon Millet Soup Food

  • Buffed: Spell Damage Potions and Siroria were active when I took the screenshot.
  • Unbuffed: Raw stats when not in combat.

Keep in Mind, Spell Strategist is active on the buffed screenshot. However, you will not see the extra 500 spell damage on your character sheet.

With Clockwork Citrus Filet Food (More Magicka Recovery)

  • Buffed: Spell Damage Potions and Siroria were active when I took the screenshot.
  • Unbuffed: Raw stats when not in combat.

Keep in Mind, Spell Strategist is active on the buffed screenshot. However, you will not see the extra 500 spell damage on your character sheet.


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.
ChestPerfect Mantle of SiroriaLightDivineMagicka
BeltSpell StrategistLightDivineMagicka
ShoesSpell StrategistLightDivineMagicka
PantsPerfect Mantle of SiroriaLightDivineMagicka
HandsSpell StrategistLightDivineMagicka
Head ZaanValkyn SkoriaHeavyDivineMagicka
Shoulder ZaanValkyn SkoriaMediumDivineMagicka
NecklacePerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryBloodthirsty/ ArcaneSpell Damage
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPerfect Mantle of SiroriaJewelryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Weapon 1Spell StrategistFireInfusedFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffFireInfusedAbsorb Magic 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 SpellweaveFireInfusedFire Enchant
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffFireInfusedAbsorb 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' GiftFireInfusedFire Enchant
Weapon 2Magnus' GiftFireInfusedAbsorb Magic Enchant

Where can I get the gear?

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.
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: Spell Symmetry
Slot 5: Inner LightSlot 5: Channeled Acceleration
Ultimate: Destro UltimateUltimate: Crescent Sweep
  • Important: It is very important that the Fiery Rage, Blockade of Fire, Blazing Spear and Crescent Sweeps stay on the bar where they currently are due to the Destruction Staff passive Ancient Knowledge and 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.

75 in Thaumaturge is not a Jump Point?! That is correct, we put that many points there to get the Exploiter Perk that is unlocked with 75 points. You could put 6 more points there to get to the Jump Point at 81 and remove some from Spell Erosion.

Championpoints [810 CP]

The Ritual
75 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
48 Master-at-Arms, 6 Staff Expert
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 56 Elfborn, 29 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
52 Tumbling, 52 Shadow Ward
The Lover
100 Arcanist, 23 Tenacity
The Tower
43 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
81 Ironclad, 43 Spell Shield

Championpoints [600 CP]

The Ritual
44 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
40 Master at Arms,
The Apprentice
49 Elemental Expert, 37 Elfborn, 30 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
20 Tumbling, 20 Shadow Ward
The Lover
75 Arcanist, 49 Tenacity
The Tower
36 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
42 Hardy, 42 Elemental Defender, 40 Thick Skinned
The Steed
52 Ironclad, 24 Spell Shield

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
31 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
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.


Solitude Salmon Millet Soup (Max Magicka, Max Health)
Clockwork Citrus Filet (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, Health Recovery)

Solitude Salmon Millet soup

Clockwork Citrus Filet

Mundus Stone

Thief Mundus (Increased Spell Critical)


Dark Elf has slightly more damage compared to Altmer due to the 7% fire damage increase. The difference is very small, so pick whatever you like.

Darkelf (Recommended)


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.

Skeleton Parse

You can find the video of the dummy parse with this timestamp here, it is part of the Build Video.

I am going to standardize most of my dps tests and therefore will include, the uptimes can varry a bit:

  • Minor Vulnerability (8% more damage while enemy is concussed) has an average uptime of around 95%.
  • Off Balance (10% more damage by Exploiter Perk in CP is active) has a max of 25% uptime, Exploiter perk is active on this build.
  • Energy Orbs to showcase the sustain of the class in a trial
  • Minor Berserk (8% more overall damage) from Combat Prayer

Beamplar Build pve

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

ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFire StaffInfusedFire Damage
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffFire 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.

Maelstrom Arena

If you are new to Maelstrom Arena, I highly recommend checking out my Beginners Guide for Magicka Templar in Maelstrom Arena! 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.
ChestBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
BeltBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
ShoesBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
PantsBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
HandsBurning SpellweaveLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
RingMoondancerJewelryArcaneSpell Dmg
Weapon 1Perfect Concentrated ForceFireInfusedShock Enchantment
Weapon 2The Maelstrom's Inferno StaffFireInfusedFire Enchantment


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.

Build Video & Gameplay

Build Video

You can find the full build video, explanation of rotation and a full DPS parse on a 6 million dummy in the video.

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

17.10.2018 Updated Build for MURKMIRE DLC, Summerset Chapter. Magicka Templar Build PvE
27.10.2018 Added Skeleton Parse dps screenshot, changed some abilities and added more character screenshots with different food.
17.11.2018 Changed Shock Enchant to Absorb Magic Enchant in all 3 gear setups.