“Paladin”

Updated: Stonethorn DLC, Greymoor Chapter
Type: Dungeon, Trials & Overland

Table of Contents


Introduction

Welcome to the Templar Tank Build PvE “Paladin” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Templar Tank Build PvE “Paladin” is optimized for Dungeons & Trials.

Other Tank Guides:

This particular setup that we are using is focusing on shields and healing. We can get up to a 17’000 shield with the Radiant Ward, if there are a lot of enemies around us. In addition, we are also running Brands of Imperium to assist our group members with additional shielding to mitigate more incoming damage. We also have the possibilities to cleanse most debuffs from us with Extended Ritual and provide our allies with a nice synergy that also allows them to cleanse negative effects.

Here is an example of what our shields can look like if both Brands of the Imperium and Radiant Ward proc.

Templar Tank shield size pic eso

  • Dungeon & Trials Build
  • Tank/Support Build
  • Heavy Armor
  • Great Sustain
  • Easy Survivability
  • Great Self Healing
  • Insane Shielding

Changes to the previous Version

The Stonethorn DLC U27 introduced some changes to the build:

Brands of Imperium Set received an overall buff because now it procs a 100% of the time. :

  • Reduced the shield size of this set to 11260, down from 12040.
  • Removed the proc chance from this set. Now when you take damage, you and your allies within 8 meters gain a damage shield that absorbs 11,260 damage for 6 seconds. This effect can occur once every 15 seconds.

Resource Management

Restoring Focus increases our resistances and returns Stamina every second. Always keep this one active, it is your most important damage mitigation and resource management skill.

Repentance allows us to drain corpses if we need resources. It boosts our Stamina by 3000 per corpse and also heals us for 3500 per corpse.

Spell Symmetry returns Magicka, you can use this as much as you want, but be careful that your Healer is healing you. Because you loose Health while using this.

Energy Orb is a skill that Healers use to throw into the group. You can use the synergy this skill provides to regain around 4000 resources. Our max Stamina is a bit higher than our Max Magicka, that is because you will get resources depending on your higher max Stamina or Magicka. And because we are a tank, Stamina is definitely more important.

Heavy Attacks restore a big amount of stamina, if you hit an off-balanced enemy it gives twice the amount back. You don’t need to permablock, try to find time to do Heavy Attacks in your rotation.

Potions are also a key to manage your resources well, I recommend using Tri-Stat potions to regain all three resources at the same time. Further below you will learn how to craft the right potions.

Choosing an Argonian as a race for your tank will also increase sustain due to the Resourceful racial passive.


Dungeon & Trial Setup

5x Ebon Armory, 5x Brands of Imperium, 2x Thurvokun on a Nord with Bewitched Sugar Skulls food.

  • Unbuffed: Out of combat
  • Buffed: Raid Target Dummy buffs, Restoring Focus, Tri-stat potion were active.

Gear

You can find more good sets for tanking in the “Must Have Tanking Sets” Article. To be fully ready I recommend trying to get most of these sets and confirm with your raid leader what combinations you need them in.

Gear Setup

Lightning vs Frost Staff: You can use both options, a frost staff is better if you want to go the safe route and get all the block mitigation on the backbar as well. The Lightning Staff is used in combination with Elemental Blockade to apply Off-Balance to the enemy, that way you can support your group and increase the overall damage output.

  • Set allocation: It does not matter what gear sets you wear where, as long as you use those two combos, you should be fine.
  • Thurvokun: We use this set to apply Minor Maim to most enemies, therefore the enemies will deal 15% less damage to you and the group.
GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestBrands of ImperiumHeavyReinforcedTri Stat Enchantment
BeltEbon ArmoryHeavySturdyHealth Enchantment
ShoesEbon ArmoryHeavySturdyHealth Enchantment
PantsBrands of ImperiumHeavyInfusedTri Stat Enchantment
HandsBrands of ImperiumHeavySturdyHealth Enchantment
HeadThurvokunLightInfusedTri Stat Enchantment
ShoulderThurvokunMediumSturdyHealth Enchantment
NecklaceEbon ArmoryJewelryInfusedReduce Prismatic Cost Enchant (Idenko Glyph)
RingEbon ArmoryJewelryInfusedReduce Prismatic Cost Enchant (Idenko Glyph)
RingEbon ArmoryJewelryInfusedBracing Enchantment
Weapon 1 S&BBrands of Imperium1H-WeapDecisiveWeakening Enchantment
Weapon 1 S&BBrands of ImperiumShieldSturdyTri-Stat Enchantment
Weapon 2 DestroBrands of ImperiumLightning StaffInfusedCrusher Enchantment

Beginner Gear Setup

This beginner setup is here for people that do not have access to the other setup now. You can ask a friend to craft Fortified Brass and Torug’s Pact for you. You could also use Plague Doctor instead of Torug’s Pact as it is very cheap available in the Guild Stores.

GearSetWeightTraitEnchantment
ChestFortified BrassHeavyReinforcedStamina Enchantment
BeltFortified BrassLightSturdyHealth Enchantment
ShoesFortified BrassMediumSturdyHealth Enchantment
PantsTorug's PactHeavyInfusedStamina Enchantment
HandsTorug's PactHeavySturdyHealth Enchantment
HeadNight's SilenceHeavyInfusedStamina Enchantment
ShoulderNight's SilenceHeavySturdyHealth Enchantment
NecklaceTorug's PactJewelryHealthyReduce Prismatic Cost Enchant (Idenko Glyph)
RingTorug's PactJewelryHealthyReduce Prismatic Cost Enchant (Idenko Glyph)
RingTorug's PactJewelryHealthyBracing Enchantment
Weapon 1 S&BFortified Brass1H-WeapDecisiveWeakening Enchantment
Weapon 1 S&BFortified BrassShieldSturdyStamina Enchantment
Weapon 2 DestroFortified BrassLightning StaffInfusedCrusher Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Ebon Armory: Crypts of Hearts
Brands of Imperium: White Gold Tower
Thurvokun: Fang Lair
Roar of Alkosh: Maw of Lorkhaj
Torug's Pact: Craftable
Bloodspawn: Spindleclutch
Swarm Mother: Spindleclutch 1
Sentinel of Rkugamz: Darkshade Cavern 1
Fortified Brass: Craftable
Torug's Pact: Craftable
Night's Silence: Craftable
Plague Doctor: Deshaan, Guildstore

 Skills

Make sure to adjust your skills to your needs, this setup is not maced into stone, make sure to adjust skills depending on the situation of a fight.

Radiant Ward Heroic Slash Pierce Armor Ritual of Rebirth Spell Symmetry Remembrance
Extended Ritual Repentance Elemental Blockade Inner Rage Restoring Focus Aggressive Horn
S&B MainbarDestro Staff bar
Slot 1: Radiant WardSlot 1: Extended Ritual
Slot 2: Heroic SlashSlot 2: Repentance
Slot 3: Pierce ArmorSlot 3: Elemental Blockade
Slot 4: Ritual of RebirthSlot 4: Inner Rage
Slot 5: Spell SymmetrySlot 5: Restoring Focus
Ultimate: RemembranceUltimate: Aggressive Warhorn

 

Skills Explanation:

  • Radiant Ward: With a base Health of 37k the Radiant Ward will give us a 11k shield. Now this can go up to 16’000 depending on how many enemies are around you, so its a very powerful defensive ability that you can use to absorb hard hitting attacks without loosing health.
  • Heroic Slash: Debuffs the enemy with a 15% damage reduction debuff and also gives you Minor Heroism, increasing your Ultimate generation.
  • Pierce Armor: Your main taunt, also debuffs the enemy with Major Fracture and Major Breach, reducing Spell and Physical Resistance by 5280.
  • Ritual of Rebirth: Huge burst heal, heals the whole group. Very costly, so keep track of your Magicka and only use it in tough situations.
  • Spell Symmetry: If you use Spell Symmetry you restore 3000 Magicka and your next magicka ability that you use gets a reduced cost of 25% this lasts 5 seconds.
    IMPORTANT: Be aware that when you use the skill, that all shields and healing will be cut in half for the next 4 seconds.
  • Aggressive Warhorn: Your main Ultimate, to buff the group with 10% more max resources and crit damage boost.
  • Extended Ritual: Cleanses up to 5 debuffs on you and also has a small heal over time. Also places a synergy on the ground for your allies.
  • Repentance: Can absorb dead bodies and will give you a ton of resources back. Plus it is free cast.
  • Elemental Blockade: The Lightning Blockade needs to be on the ground all the time, it is here to keep our crusher enchantment up a 100%. The crusher enchantment will even proc while you are on the frontbar, you just have to make sure to keep the blockade up.
  • Inner Rage: This is your ranged taunt, in case you can not get to a mob fast enough.
  • Restoring Focus: Make sure to keep this ability active all the time. It gives you Major Ward and Resolve, increasing both Armor and Spell Resistance by 5280, plus an extra 8% healing and damage mitigation.
  • Remembrance: If you get into a tricky situation, you can use the Remembrance Ultimate which heals you and your team for a lot and also applies Major Protection to you.
  • Flex Spot: Extended Ritual can be swapped out with any skill you want.

Other optional Skills:

  • Silver Leash: This morph now chains enemies towards you. Be careful when you use it, because it costs Stamina.
  • Shield Discipline (Ultimate): You can also use this Ultimate instead of the Remembrance Ultimate.

Champion Points

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

Champion Points [810]

The Ritual
The Atronach
47 Physical Weapons Expert, 73 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 48 Elfborn, 2 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
81 Shadow Ward, 61 Tumbling
The Lover
43 Tenacity
The Tower
56 Warlord, 21 Bashing Focus, 8 Sprinter
The Lord
18 Bastion, 12 Heavy Armor Focus
The Lady
56 Hardy, 56 Elemental Defender, 56 Thick Skinned
The Steed
72 Ironclad

Champion Points [600]

The Ritual
26 Precise Strikes, 1 Piercing
The Attronarch
73 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
100 Blessed
The Shadow
100 Shadow Ward, 50 Tumbling
The Lover
The Tower
50 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
56 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
72 Ironclad

Champion Points [300]

The Ritual
The Atronach
The Apprentice
100 Blessed
The Shadow
44 Shadow Ward
The Lover
43 Arcanist
The Tower
13 Warlord
The Lord
The Lady
27 Hardy, 27 Elemental Defender, 2 Thick Skinned
The Steed
44 Ironclad

Important Info for Templar Tank Build PvE

Buff-food

Longfin pasty with Melon Sauce
(Max Health+Max Stamina+Max Magicka)

Longfin pasty with melon sauce

Bewitched Sugar Skulls

This is a slightly more advanced version than Longfin pasty with Melon sauce that has a bit higher stats and also includes health recovery, it costs more though.

bewitched sugar skills food

Mundus Stone

The Lord is a good Mundus Stone to increase maximum Health. However, you can also use other available Mundus Stones if you don’t need the extra Health.

The Lord (Max Health)

Race

Nord (Fast ultimate generation, extra resistances)
Argonian (Best sustain)
Imperial
Orc
Redguard

Potions

Tri-Stat Potion
(Health, Stamina, Magicka)
(Bugloss, Columbine, Mountain Flower)

Tri Stat Potion

Passives

Attributes

You have to make sure to have a bit more Stamina than Magicka. Because of the Synergies you pick up give you back whatever stat is higher. You can change this to your liking, if you do not need that much health, get more stamina.

10 Magicka, 44 Health, 10 Stamina


Update Log

11.08.2019 Updated the Build for the SCALEBREAKER DLC, Elsweyr Chapter, Templar Tank Build PvE.
20.10.2019 Updated the Build for the DRAGONHOLD DLC, Elsweyr Chapter.
20.02.2020 Updated the Build for the HARROWSTORM DLC, Greymoor Chapter.
08.05.2020 Updated the Build for the GREYMOOR CHAPTER.
20.08.2020 Updated the Build for the STONETHORN DLC, Greymoor Chapter.

Tags: Health Templar Tank Build, Templar Tank Build, Templar Tank Build PvE.

Related Topics