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Best Templar Builds (For Stamina & Magicka)


Here’s the brutal truth about finding or creating a high-performing Templar character build:

There are WAY too many ESO players posting suboptimal builds on forums that they haven’t extensively tested and optimized.

They think their build is good just because they picked some good stats and items that they hear are good.

If only it were that easy…

If you’re serious about maximizing your characters full potential, you will need to spend hours testing and tweaking your build until you prefect it.

Well today I’m going to give you a few short cuts that will allow you to greatly improve the effectiveness of your build by showing you the important things we have learned by doing hundreds of hours of testing for our ESO character builds guide. (More info & link at the end of this post)

 

I. Best Race Choices for a Templar

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Race Choices For Stamina Builds:

  • Stamina DPS: The best choice at the moment is Redguard for PvE DPS. Since the Khajiit critical passive was fixed they have become a top contender for maximum Stam DPS.
  • Tank: Nord is the best race for tanking because of their reduction to incoming damage and increase to stamina and health.
  • Balanced: If you want a more well-rounded race so you can switch between multiple roles, you can pick Imperial.

Race Choices For Magicka Builds:

  • Magicka DPS & PvP: We recommend picking a Dark Elf (7% Fire Damage, 9% Max Magicka, 6% Stamina & Fire Resistance), as it gives bonus Fire Damage for your fire DoTs and some protection to help you survive if you choose to go as a vampire, However the differences between Dark and High Elf is really minimal, if you want a bit more sustain or also PvP on the side High Elf might be a better choice for you
  • Healer: Breton, the reduced spell cost and high magicka pool is essential for efficient healing. Second best choice will be High Elf.

 

II. Prioritize The Right Stats/Attribute Points

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Stats For Stamina Builds: To do end game content you will want around 18k HP (for non-tanks) so you don’t get one shot. After you make sure you have 18k HP you should dump all your extra stats from attribute points and enchants into stamina. If you are still leveling up just make sure you keep putting some points into health, if you start getting one or two shot that means you are putting to many points into stamina.

You should prioritize your stats in this order for optimal Stamina DPS Builds:

  • Armor Penetration
  • Weapon Damage
  • Weapon Critical
  • Max Stamina
  • Reduced Stamina Cost
  • Stamina Recovery

You should prioritize your stats in this order for optimal Stamina Tanking Builds:

  • 28k to 30k Health (Fully Buffed)
  • Dodge Chance
  • Reduced Cost of Blocking
  • Reduced Stamina Cost
  • Stamina Recovery
  • Physical/Spell Resistance
  • Maximum Stamina

Stats For Magicka Builds: You will also want about 18k HP for magicka builds if you are planning to do end game content and if you are still leveling just make sure you are putting enough points into health so you don’t get one or two shot by packs of mobs.

You should prioritize your stats in this order for optimal Magicka DPS Builds:

  • Spell Damage
  • Spell Critical
  • Spell Penetration
  • Max Magicka
  • Reduced Magicka Cost
  • Magicka Recovery

You should prioritize your stats in this order for optimal Healing Builds:

  • Max Magicka
  • Reduced Magicka Cost
  • Magicka Recovery
  • Spell Damage
  • Spell Critical

Find out how to get the perfect stats for your Templar builds in our free downloadable mini guide: How To Double The Effectiveness of Your Templar Build

 

III. Pick The Right Mundus Stone

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Stamina Based Mundus Stones:

  • Maximum DPS: Most characters should run the Thief mundus stone for maximum DPS but Khajiit Templars with a high critical strike chance should run Shadow.
  • Optimal Tanking: The Lord is the best stone for tanking unless you have almost 30k HP fully buffed without it, then you should switch to the Tower for the extra stamina.

Magicka Based Mundus Stones:

  • Maximum DPS: The Thief is defiantly the way to go for magicka DPS builds, the Thief increases your critical chance which boosts your damage more than any other stone and allows you to use your ultimate more often.
  • Optimal Healing: For healing builds you should swap mundus stones to the Atronach, the ability to consistently heal is way more important than your damage output.

 

IV. Optimal Champion Points For Your Character Build

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Your Champion points are going to vary based on your exact build, game content you are doing, whether you are going for single target or AoE damage, and group setup. Below we have put together some basic templates for you to start with and modify based on your needs.

Stamina Based DPS Templates:

The Ritual (Blue)

  • Mighty: 100 points
  • Precise Strikes: 40 points
  • Piercing: 27 points

The Tower (Green)

  • Warlord: 100 points

The Lover (Green)

  • Mooncalf: 53 points

The Shadow (Green)

  • Tumbling: 13 points
  • Shadow Ward: 1 points

The Lady (Red)

  • Hardy: 78 points
  • Elemental Defender: 78 points
  • Thick Skinned: 11 points

Magicka Based DPS Templates:

The Apprentice (Blue)

  • Elemental Expert : 96 points
  • Elfborn : 71 points

The Tower (Green)

  • Magician : 100 points

The Lover (Green)

  • Arcanist : 67 points

The Steed (Red)

  • Spell Shield : 27 points

The Lady (Red)

  • Hardy : 60 points
  • Elemental Defender : 80 points

For Tanking & Healing champion point templates download our Templar Builds mini guide by clicking the link below, we didn’t include them in this post because it would be too long but we did add them to the guide you can get below.

Find out how to modify the above templates to fit your goals and playstyle in our free downloadable mini guide: How To Double The Effectiveness of Your Templar Build

 

V. Use The Best Combo of Gear Traits, Enchantments, & Item Sets

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Your gear traits and enchants are going to change slightly based on what game content you want to do, who’s in your group, and various other factors. If you download our free guide: “How To Double The Effectiveness of Your Templar Build” we will show you what you need to change based on your situation. It covers group content, raids, and solo gameplay.

**Note** We didn’t include item builds for tanking and healing in this post because it would be way too long, however we did include them in the downloadable Templar guide you can get by clicking the link above.

Basic Stamina Based DPS Template:

Item Slot Set Bonus Item Type Trait Enchant
Helm Spawn of Mephala Medium Divines Stamina
Shoulders Spawn of Mephala Medium Divines Stamina
Chest Night Mother’s Gaze Medium Divines Stamina
Waist Night Mother’s Gaze Medium Divines Stamina
Feet Night Mother’s Gaze Medium Divines Stamina
Hands Night Mother’s Gaze Medium Divines Stamina
Legs Night Mother’s Gaze Medium Divines Stamina
Neck Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring One Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Ring Two Agility Jewelry Robust Weapon Damage
Mainhand Maelstorm Dagger/Axe Sharpened Cruel Flurry
Offhand Maelstorm Dagger Sharpened Cruel Flurry
2nd Weapon Maelstorm Bow Sharpened Thunderous Volley

 

Basic Magicka Based DPS Template:

Item Slot Set Bonus Item Type Trait Enchant
Helm Molag Kena Heavy Divines Magicka
Shoulders Molag Kena Medium Divines Magicka
Chest Twice Born Star Light Divines Magicka
Waist Twice Born Star Light Divines Magicka
Feet Twice Born Star Light Divines Magicka
Hands Twice Born Star Light Divines Magicka
Legs Twice Born Star Light Divines Magicka
Neck Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring One Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Ring Two Willpower Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage
Mainhand Torug’s Pact Inferno Staff Sharpened Increase Spell Damage
Offhand Torug’s Pact/Maelstorm Inferno Staff Sharpened Fire/Daedric/Maelstorm
 

 

Get Our Free Templar Mini Builds Guide

I hope you can now see the potential of testing and using an optimized build for your Templar.

Yes, it takes hard work but if you click this link and enter your email you will get access to our free mini guide that will make creating a better build much easier.

 

Copy Our Top Performing Templar Builds

If you would rather skip all the work and just get a huge list of perfect build templates for all roles and playstyles, you should get our Character Builds Guide where we walk you through step-by-step how to copy the best builds within minutes and you can become one of the top Templars in The Elder Scrolls Online.

The builds we offer in our guides are constantly updated and proven to maximize your characters performance in any role or playstyle. We have builds for PvE, PvP, Tanking, Healing, DPS, and builds for characters still leveling up.

 

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