Here I am going to explain the setup you want to run with when you are going to attempt veteran Maelstrom Arena the first time. I highly do recommend reading the Introduction page for veteran Maelstrom Arena where I rank the difficulty of each class! The Build is adjusted for 300 Championpoints.

Magicka Templars are one of the more difficult setups to complete Maelstrom Arena with. Mainly because we have to be in melee fight range due to Puncturing Sweep which deals good damage & heals us at the same time. Damage output is medicore compared to Magicka Sorcerer. In terms of sustain, make sure to have Channeled Focus on the ground at all times, otherwise your Magicka pool will disappear quite fast!

Full Run with the Base Gear Setup [300 CP]

This video is from the homestead update, it uses somewhat still the same setup and is ran with 300 CP.

Vet Maelstrom Arena, Magicka Templar Beginner Build – ESO

Base Gear Setup

Law of Julianos
Mother's Sorrow
Valkyn Skoria

  • Why Heavy Chest? The Chestpiece gives the most resistances. That is why it is important to use a heavy chest piece.
ChestLaw of JulianosHeavyDivineMagicka
BeltLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
ShoesLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
PantsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivineMagicka
HeadValkyn SkoriaLightDivineMagicka
ShoulderValkyn SkoriaLightDivineMagicka
NecklaceMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneMagicka Recovery
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
RingMother's SorrowJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Weapon 1Mother's SorrowFire StaffInfusedShock Enchant
Weapon 2Mother's SorrowFire StaffInfusedWeapon Damage Enchantment

Where do I get the gear?

Mother's Sorrow: Deshaan Overland
Law of Julianos: Craftable
Valkyn Skoria: City of Ash


  • Why Structured Entropy? As we are using normal Magicka Potions, it is our only way to get Major Sorcerery to get the 20% Spelldamage buff. If you do run Spellpower Potions you can replace Structured Entropy with Inner Light to gain some extra Magicka!
  • Reflective Light: Very good AoE Damage over Time effect, also provides us the Spell Crit buff!
  • Radiant Glory vs Radiant Oppression: Radiant Glory morph is prefered, as it gives us a healing while we deal execute damage.
  • Channeled Focus: This skill has to be on the ground at all times, it is one of the most important resource management tools for Magicka Templar as it gives us Magicka back.
  • Harness Magicka: The Shield needs to be up at all times, so make sure to reapply it as soon as it drops off!
Fire Staff MainbarFire Staff bar
Slot 1: Radiant GlorySlot 1: Blockade of Fire
Slot 2: Reflective LightSlot 2: Blazing Spear
Slot 3 Puncturing SweepsSlot 3: Elemental Drain
Slot 4: Harness MagickaSlot 4: Channeled Focus
Slot 5: Structured EntropySlot 5: Purifying Light
Ultimate: Destro UltimateUltimate: Empowering Sweep

Radiant Destruction > Radiant Glory
Sun Fire > Reflective Light
Puncturing Strikes > Puncturing Sweeps
Annulment > Harness Magicka
Entropy > Structured Entropy
Elemental Storm > Elemental Rage
Wall of Elements > Elemental Blockade
Runes Focus > Channeled Focus
Weakness to Elements > Elemental Drain
Spear Shards > Blazing Spear
Cleansing Ritual > Ritual of Retribution
Radial Sweep > Empowering Sweep

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 for Magicka Templar Maelstrom Build

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.


Witchmothers Brew (Max Health, Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery)

Mundus Stone

The Lover (Increased Spell Penetration)


Any Race


Normal Magicka Potions
The build is set up, that you can use normal magicka potions which drop from monsters. they are also super cheap in guildstores. Or use the ones listed below if you want to.

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 


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

Update Log

14.11.2017 Updated for Clockwork City
06.12.2017 Fixed Typo with the Weapons and added comment
04.05.2018 Updated for Dragon Bones
13.06.2018 Updated for Summerset Chapter