Magicka Templar Maelstrom Beginner Build Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Magicka Templar Maelstrom

Magicka Templar Maelstrom Arena Beginner Build

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. Further below you will also find a 600 Championpoints setup.

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!

Why this particular gear setup? [Seducer, Mother Sorrow and Ilambris]

This particular combo will give you good sustain and good damage. In case you do have a monster set, use it like I show down below. However, I do not expect that all people with 300 Championpoints have Monster Sets, that is why I have chosen a base setup without a full monster set, because shoulder pieces can be quite hard to obtain compared to helmets. You can use Spelldamage glyphs on your jewelry, this will give you a fair amount of spelldamage.

Character Sheet

I highly recommend using a gold quality Weapon, it will give you way more damage compared to a purple one, the armor requires purple quality only as the stats are barely different compared to golden armor. In this screenshot I am using 5x Seducer, 5x Mother Sorrow and 1x Ilambris. We are using the Lover Mundus stone as it gives us the best possible damage output. I also recommend having a minimum of 17k Health.

Spellpower Potion was active.



Full Run with the Base Gear Setup [300 CP]

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

Base Gear Setup [Seducer, Mother Sorrow & Ilambris]

This gearsetup is very easy to get. Seducer is craftable with 3 Traits, Mother’s Sorrow is purchasable pretty cheap in Guildstores or can be farmed in Deshaan and Ilambris Helmet drops with a fairly high chance in Crypts of Hearts 1.

  • Why Heavy Chest? The Chestpiece gives the most resistances. That is why it is important to use a heavy chest piece.
  • Fire or Shock Staff? As long as you have a Shock staff on the backbar, you can use whatever you want on the frontbar.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Seducer Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Pants Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Hands Mother’s Sorrow Light Divine Magicka
Head Ilambris Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Mother’s Sorrow Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Weapon 1 Seducer Fire or Shock Staff Infused Shock Enchant
Weapon 2 Seducer Shock Staff Nirnhoned/ Precise Crusher Enchant

Gear [Monster Set, Seducer, Mother Sorrow]

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Seducer Heavy Divine Magicka
Belt Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Shoes Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Pants Seducer Light Divine Magicka
Hands Mother’s Sorrow Light Divine Magicka
Head Ilambris Light Divine Magicka
Shoulder Ilambris Light Divine Magicka
Necklace Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Weapon 1 Seducer Fire or Shock Staff Infused Shock Enchant
Weapon 2 Seducer Shock Staff Nirnhoned Crusher Enchant

Where do I get the gear?

Mother’s Sorrow: Deshaan Overland
Seducer: Craftable (3 Traits researched)
Ilambris: Crypts of Hearts 1

Skills

  • 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 Mainbar Shock Staff bar
Slot 1: Radiant Glory Slot 1: Blockade of Shock
Slot 2: Vampires Bane Slot 2: Blazing Spear
Slot 3 Puncturing Sweeps Slot 3: Elemental Drain
Slot 4: Harness Magicka Slot 4: Channeled Focus
Slot 5: Structured Entropy Slot 5: Purifying Light
Ultimate: Destro Ultimate Ultimate: 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

Championpoints for Magicka Templar Maelstrom Build [600 CP]

The Ritual
75 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
56 Elemental Expert, 61 Elfborn, 8 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
37 Tumbling, 6 Shadow Ward
The Lover
49 Arcanist, 64 Tenacity
The Tower
44 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
40 Ironclad, 14 Spell Shield

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.

Buff-food

Solitude Salmon-Millet Sauce (Max Health+Max Magicka)
In case you need more stamina to break free, you also could use the buff-food that gives you Max Health, Max Stamina, Max Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Lover (Increased Spell Penetration)

Race

Altmer (Recommended)
Darkelf (Recommended)
Breton
Any Race

Potions

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 

Passives

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

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