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ESO Magplar PvP Build

Welcome to Bee Mode an ESO Magplar PvP Build for The Elder Scrolls Online Patch 2.5.  This build was created by my friend Bee or Karstyll PC NA.  I’ve been playing this non stop and it’s truly special.  I didn’t come up with this, she did so all the credit goes to her.  I’m going to post her build and list my changes throughout the guide.  Either way, this is incredibly powerful and uses mostly crafted gear and we wanted to share it with those Magplars looking for somewhere to start in PvP.

Table of Content


Objective

[Last updated August 7, 2016]

Bee’s Hype Video

Hello everyone! My name is Bee or @Karstyll in-game! Deltia has asked me to share my Templar PvP build with you all! If you’re looking for something that can not only output a lot of damage, but can also provide enough tankiness and sustain to keep yourself alive and your allies, I might have something for you!  The idea for this build was to not only provide support for whoever I’m playing with, but to also get away from sets like Reactive and Malubeth. I’ve gone through a lot of gear to get my stats where they’re at, and finally found a nice sweet spot! So let’s get into the build.

The nice thing about this build is the gear is simple and easy to obtain.  After you get most of it, the real work begins, and that’s getting better.  Timing your burst, surviving with line of sight, healing and killing many many folks.  Take a look at Bee’s video one time, the hype is real.

+ Solo and small group

+ Damage and healing

+ Mobile

– Fully melee

– Siege hurts!


Skills

Bee Mode skill setup

Dual Wield (offensive bar)

  1. Toppling Charge (morph of Focused Charge | Aedric Spear skill line) – Our primary means to close the gap and initiate combat.  Remember that you need to be at least 3.5 meters away from the target so it’s not going to work if you’re both fighting in close proximity.  Keep the pressure on targets by spam casting this if they streak/dodge roll away.  Also try to stun your priority target when they are “cc-able,” meaning no circle around their feet.
  2. Degeneration (morph of Entropy | Mages Guild skill line) – I take this morph because I need a lot of healing and I weave light attacks in between my Puncturing Sweeps.  Plus I don’t see the point of having tons of health on one bar, and significantly less on the other.  You’ll want to keep this active for your major sorcery buff and recast prior to doing a Dawnbreaker (DB) for 20% more damage.  Just remember, don’t light weave in between using this and your DB, otherwise you’ll miss out on the extra damage.
  3. Repentance (morph of Restoring Aura | Restoring Light skill line) – If we are killing targets, we can block forever with this skill and it passively gives us regeneration. Consider this your flex spot if you’re running with another Templar using it.
    1. Proximity Detention (morph of Magicka Detention | Alliance War Assault skill line) – If I’m going against clustered up groups and I have another Templar, I slot this for extra magicka regeneration and try to time the explosion with my empowered DB.
  4. Puncturing Sweeps (morph of Puncturing Strikes | Aedric Spear skill line) – AoE and single target DPS that heals us making it extremely strong.  You’ll need to play around with until you learn 1) it’s 8 meter range (just past the yellow spear) and 2) if you can out-heal someones damage.  Both are critical because the more targets you hit, the more possible healing you can receive, essentially out healing large groups while doing damage.  After a DB, Sweeps then finish the target with the next ability.
  5. Radiant Glory (morph of Radiant Destruction | Dawn’s Wrath skill line) – Beam, Jesus Beam or what I like to call it Lazar Beam (RD) is extremely powerful and will likely get a nerf some day.  I take this morph because you’re vulnerable while spam casting this on a target and the healing returned negates some of this.  Don’t be the guy who just spams this on targets at 100%, time it when they dip love say 40% and finish them off.
    1. TIP – How do you counter getting beamed?  1) Bash them if in range 2) Cleanse yourself with Ritual 3) Stun them with Charge or Spear | People panic when beam is on them but it can easily be countered by good players thus you need to know how to counter it for survival sake.
  • [Ultimate] Dawnbreaker of Smiting (morph of Dawnbreaker | Fighters Guild skill line) – A fantastic ultimate even though it scales off of physical damage.  When empowered, I can hit players up to 12,000 on the initial hit.  The reason it’s so effective is the stun and DoT.  It allows us to drop one or more players health into that critical 40% range allowing us to quickly RD for an easy kill (combat frenzy 20 ultimate).  The more killing blows, the more ultimate, the more DB the more stam from corpses thus you’re a walking regeneration machine.
    • Crescent Sweep (morph of Radial Sweep) – This can actually hit harder because it magicka damage and can proc burning light, however it doesn’t have a stun and the pulse magicka damage is unreliable.  The reason I don’t like this is elevation really screws up it’s hit chance and I often miss targets DB would have otherwise nuked.  But if you’re in a group, and another is running DB, try this out for more burst damage.

Sword and Shield (defensive bar)

  1. Restoring Focus (morph of Rune Focus | Restoring Light skill line) – I take this morph because I run around Cyrodiil with “Deltia” above my head and people try to kill me, a lot of people.  I need to be extra “tanky” and this morph really helps because 8% damage reduction and 8% more healing received.  Plus the base ability gives us our major resistances anyways making it a must cast ability prior to charging into combat.  Even then, the effect will last eight seconds because you need to either recast or move back into the run.  Usually it’s buff, run, charge, bomb, return to rune or recast.
  2. Extended Ritual (morph of Cleansing Ritual | Restoring Light skill line) – I recently changed morphs to this since it purges or removes 5 negative effects.  When I’m being attacked by five or more people, I often have 10 or more negative effects.  While blocking, the damage doesn’t kill me, the DoTs and debuffs do.  Now that I’ve switched I die far less though I sacrifice AoE damage.  This is another ability you want to cast constantly to remove negative effects like poisons, healing debuffs or siege DoT damage.
  3. Elusive Mist (morph of Mist Form | World Vampire skill line) – The entire reason I use Vampire, escape-ability with Mist.  You can’t be CC’d, rooted, or snare and it removes the effects.  The downside is you cannot regenerate magicka while in the four second Mist.  I’ll show you in detail how to use this to survive in our Magplar videos.
  4. Blazing Spear (morph of Spear Shards | Aedric Spear skill line) – A good spammable AoE DPS ability and also a stun.  I place on my back bar so I can cast and swap prior to it landing to get the damage bonus.  We also get the benefit of extra critical damage and healing on our back bar as well.  Even in a duel, try to keep the spear on the target and refresh every six seconds not only for the stun, but the DoT that can proc Burning Light.
  5. Honor the Dead (morph of Rushed Ceremony | Restoring Light skill line) – A very very strange morph to take at first, but great for solo play or very small groups.  Remember when I said you can’t regenerate magicka while in Mist? Doesn’t apply to this effect, so when you’re in trouble, HtD heal, mist and recover some of that magicka you just spent.  If you’re playing with more than four people often, I’d switch morphs but this and Radiant Glory are fundamental for solo play.
  • [Ultimate] Devouring Swarm (morph of Bat Swarm | World Vampire skill line) – When I’m getting zerged down (meaning 10 people are chasing me in the middle of no where), I’ll cast this, hit an immovability potion, bar swap and Sweeps.  You’d be surprise how many people will sit in this effect and get destroyed from the combo.  Some fights you just can’t get out of or some zergs of people won’t leave you alone, but you can make a last stand and get AP from them 🙂

Combos and Counters will be shown in video series.


Gear

Bee Mode Gear Picture

Bee Mode Gear Pics

At first glance this is a very odd gear setup but it’s effectiveness cannot be denied.  You get the benefit of Seducer reduced cost on your Sword and Board bar so you have high cost helpful skills there.  And you get all the offensive power from Kags on Dual Wield when you charge in (Big Ernie’s suggestion).  It works very very well.

  • Seducers – Three trait craftable gear which is very easy to obtain.  Keep in mind, you get more magicka recovery on your Sword and Shield bar so even while walking around, make sure you’re on that bar.
  • Kagernac’s Hope – Eight trait craftable set that is a little more complex to get.  The crafter must have completed the Fighters Guild story line in order to access the crafting area but a lot of players have eight traits by now.  If you wanted more burst, you could go with Clever Alchemist but you’d have much less sustain.
  • Willpower – Found via keys in Imperial City or buying them guild traders/players it’s pretty easy to get.  If you cannot afford Arcane jewelry, just get robust as placeholders because the 2/3 pieces are insanely powerful for PvP.
  • Molag Kena – Final boss of White Gold Tower drops the helm or you can get the shoulder from Undaunted keys or you can sometimes buy the helm from PvP vendor for gold or AP. Either way, it’s not very hard to obtain, but anything that gives a one piece bonus could be used here if you don’t have Kena.

Unbuffed DW stats  | Unbuffed Sword and shield stats (zero Cyrodiil bonuses like Emperor, offensive scrolls etc)

unbuffed dual wield stats Unbuffed Sword and shield stats


Champion Points

Since my CP is far different than Bee’s I’m going to give you both to play with.  My relies more on burst with DB while her offensive tree benefits heavy from Sweeps.

Deltia's 531 CP Setup
Deltia’s 531 CP Setup

 

Bee's 501 CP Setup
Bee’s 501 CP Setup

 


Race, Mundus and Vampire

  • RACE –  I’ve played this build on a High Elf, Dunmer and Imperial and I can tell you High Elf is by far the best.  Can you play this on anything else? Sure, but the best performance is High Elf.
  • ATTRIBUTES – all into magicka.
  • FOOD – Tri-stat for the extra stamina pool CP 150 purple.
  • MUNDUS – Atronach for recovery.
  • VAMPIRE – An absolute must for mobility, if you don’t have Mist, you won’t be able to escape solo.

 

Once again I’d like to thank Bee and Big Ernie for creating something so powerful, simple and effective that it’s a classic build for Magplar PvP in ESO Patch 2.5.  Give it a try and leave me a comment on how it worked for you!

129 thoughts on “ESO Magplar PvP Build

  1. Well written! I’m a noob in this game though, so I was wondering where do the rest of the skill points goes to beside those that you’ve mentioned above.

    IGN: kim bih (NA)

    1. Light armor, all alliance war, some medium/heavy (not five piece bonus ones), all class lines, undaunted, race, alchemy, fighters guild, mages guild, and so one.

  2. I’ve copied this build, on XBox so only 501 CP this week, and with reinforced instead of sturdy.
    Even with prismatic as stated, and I DO NOT have undaunted so 2 heavy instead of a heavy & medium, I am over 6k short on health on DW bar, 1k on stamina.
    So I get the stamina without undaunted but the health?
    Similar shortfall on s&b bar.

      1. I have no undaunted, so have a second heavy instead of the medium, yet am over 6.5k short on health against your stats.
        I accept the undaunted makes up some but I wouldn’t have thought that much?

    1. The screenshots were probably taken in PvP with food. I’m only missing around 2k health but I’ll get that when I get my undaunted ranked up.

  3. Isn’t it to dangerous to be a vamp as high Elf without fire resistance jewelry? Or is the a way you don’t get fucked up by DKs?

    1. Blocking, 50% mitigation, they hit me with 2k whips and I can cleanse their DoTs. Elemental Defender and Spell resist helps as a vamp not a jewelry enchant.

  4. Hey deltia, epic build man. Something I really needed. But do u think it could be possible to change one of the sets to a julianos set? For more spell dmg as that concerns me a little. Or is 2661 more than enough? Thanks

      1. Oops so sory my browser hasn’t updated for ages, I posted the comment again as I thought I did it wrong, pls ignore XD thanks and yeah I I might try yours first to see how it is 😉 thanks

  5. How is your Spell Critical 32%? I can only get my spell critical that high with the Thief Stone on this build. I have all of the same armor on and skills slotted. Champion points are matching exactly as well so I’m not sure where I’m missing the crit chance.

  6. Ok this comment may come through twice as I’m not sure I did it right so sorry about that XD and great build btw really good. But I am just wondering if you could perhaps change the kagnetacs set to the julianos set? Or is 2661 plenty of spell dmg? Thanks 😀

  7. As a magi Templar I can say this is a great build. I dont have much to add other than Toppling charge still doesnt work in high traffic areas. (neither do most gap closers really). I understand not everyone has this issue but for those of us who do, when in doubt jesus beam. Deltia is right its cheesy but if your gap closer isnt working or lagging you out then what other choice do you have?

    Again nice build, great application of honor the dead as well. I very underused morph that is actually extremely potent.

  8. Why do you get extra regen for slotting proxy det? You get extra regen for slotting a support line skill not a assault one.

  9. Based my re-roll off this build. I can already see my survivability and kill/death ratio are up. I am sure with some practice it will only get better. Thank you for another great PVP build. BTW love the [last updated] at the top of the page. With so many ESO updates it is difficult to tell sometimes if a build is still relevant.

  10. Really enjoy that you’ve put this build out. I use a similar style, only I use heavy armor and resto on my back bar with sword and board. Like a tank healer. This is definitely something I’m gonna try!!

  11. in the ritual where did you put your 75 points? as i have mine in thaumaturge and wondered if putting them in precise strikes would benefit my temp more? im also a breton not a high elf..

  12. Thanks for the build, Bee, and for posting it, Deltia. I’m starting a character right now to try it out on. I’m making it to mainly play with my boyfriend, quick question.

    What are some builds that go well with this build to play PvP as a pair? He has a stamina DK right now, but is open to making another character. Or just a build that’s survivable solo and has crafted gear, especially for a stam DK.

  13. Delta love the build. I use a lot of your builds. I know when eso first came out that there was a few dk fire mage builds. Have you thought about building a updated dk fire mage?

  14. Also leads me to my other question, how does this get major brutality? I know at least with a 2h rally gives it to us. Thanks again for the response to this one and the last one.

  15. It appears that new was using Breath of life in some of the fights on her video. Was I miss seeing that or are her skills different than the ones posted here. Btw this Build is my favorite of all thank you for all your hard work getting this stuff out there.

  16. Do you think impenetrable is a must for PVP? Do you think it would work to use divines or infused so the build can work in PVE as well?

  17. Have you thought about swapping out Seducer or Kags for Black Rose with constitution passive giving back so much post Hist patch?

  18. If vampire is just for mobility, couldn’t you use Retreating Maneuver instead?

    “Mobilize your forces, granting Major Expedition and Major Gallop to you and your allies, increasing Movement Speed by 40% and Mounted Speed by 40%.
    Also grants immunity to snares and immobilizations, removing any already applied.
    The effect ends if you initiate an attack.
    New Effect:
    Also removes all snares and immobilizations from affected allies.”

  19. Interesting build, gonna try a tweaked version on a new temp I just made. I use seducer/julianos/willpower on my vet templar and get 48% crit and almost 2800 spell damage. I like the looks of the added health on this build with the Kags, as under heavy pvp pressure I tend to be a little squish in the seducer/julianos/willpower I run. Thanks for the build Bee. Off to check this out 🙂

  20. Deltia could you list all passives you use besides the obvious, if i don’t need mage guild i might aswell grind to 50 and fighter’s guild, it takes less than a day to do both combined.

    however if you have passives in mage’s guild i will probably quest as you need to run through all the quest areas for lore books anyway, sadly zenimax thinks too highly of their voice acted quest system even though it has some of the worst group system i have seen in a mmorpg.

    I could go 15 years back and still find a game that offers group quest tracking, i don’t blame why most people prefer grinding if they can.

    1. I take mages guild because I use meteor from time to time. Basic stuff, all class, armor, race, alchemy, fighters guild, mages guild, undaunted, Alliance, etc.

  21. Hey Deltia, will we need to use the new sets with this build ? it is arguably the best build i have had in eso and much fun to play with, the best part is you can do silver and gold pledges without any issues, simply swap one handed and shield to healing staff.

      1. If its true and sweeps are your main dmg my not put more into thurmaturge to make them hit harder? Or does both elemental expert and thurmaturge influence the dmg of sweeps?

  22. Could this work with 7 light until you get undaunted ? btw they really need a transmog system to not look like a clown with undaunted..

  23. Hi Deltia, I’m currently using this build, which is really fun to play.
    I was just wondering, do you think it would be viable to switch the kagrenac set for a soulshine one, as the main damage skills are channeled (puncturing sweep, radiant glory) ?

  24. does this build work for pve into pvp? im not sure what build i want im more into the magic builds being able to massive heal and do damage, any suggestions?

  25. I’m just wondering if this build was made on the one tamriel update since yourearly on PC? And if not will you be updating it for that update?

  26. So with the weapon ultimates which for a magplar do u see as being the most viable? I was thinking the destro staff but after seeing the 2 sec activation it takes and how much ultimate it takes i kinda want to shy away from it… Easy to dodge and spot so it could get wasted alot… Any thoughts? Thanks much Deltia

  27. Hey pretty new to eso about 3 months in have gotten to champ 330 or so on Xbox. I have been playing primarily PVE with a more aggressive version of the battery. When I want to PVE I change gear reset morphs and champ points and have been following this build. I have collected 5 spinner 5 Soulshine 2 scoria for offensive and toyed with the idea of having defending sword and impen shield of endurance on the defensive bar. Thoughts?

      1. Have you tried this in PVP since the Tremorscale Proc set FoTM builds are running rampant? They are tough cookies to deal with my Stam drains very fast indeed. Any insight on how to deal with them?

  28. Love love LOVE this build Delts! Quick question – do you think this build would be viable with Argonian? Also, most of my gear is purple (with gold enchants) but my health is still very low compared to my other PvP builds (20k AFTER dual-stat food) – I must be doing something wrong.
    Anyways – hope daddyhood is treating you well and thankls for sharing the build/vid as always 🙂 Stevie

  29. Hi, I’m generally new to really looking at bars and set ups. I really like this one, but I was wondering, would it still be viable to run Vampires bane on the back bar instead of Shards, for the Major Prophecy buff and extra damage that would proc the Illuminate passive? Also, could toppling charge be safely substituted for Invasion? Thanks in advance!

  30. I’ve been loving this build, but just switched to Azuras to play with my guild and I find I’m struggling with sustain now. Any tweaks you could suggest for non-CP?

  31. I’m sorry, I am new to ESP, and was wandering how elemental talent/expert helps this build. I didn’t think any of these abilities have elemental effects to them.

  32. Everyone says this is such a great build it is for unskilled players who spam ability and have no burst combos. This build while good for normal players won’t really work in a dueling tournament it’s not a competitive build.

  33. Hey deltia, i enjoy pvp and pve equally but more into pve i guess. will be any problems if i use this build in pve i mainly play tank roles in the dungeons sustain is really good but i want to know if this build capable of flexible gameplay.

  34. I’m enjoying pvp and pve equally but mostly pve is this build available for flexy gameplay like pvp then switch into pve for dungeons?

  35. I found I’m pretty squishy with this set, because of the low physical resistance. Nbs always rekt me. What do I do about that? Also, I’m 180 champ. That could be it.

  36. I’ve read through some of the comments but didn’t see what I was looking for. Would you consider any other monster sets instead of Molag? I was looking at Slimecraw solely for minor berserk since vampire devalues the health recovery but others that stood out was Ilambris or Grothdarr. Also, what are you using for red CP skills? I don’t have a magplar yet, but with double xp, I could in a few days. I am playing on console and don’t have the ability to see debuffs or test out gear. I’ve been curious if there is a cap on crit resistance or how come I can crit 30k on a pve mob but with a 92% crit chance and 102% crit damage buff, why can I only crit 3k in pvp? Is that from heavy armor or impen? Sorry for the rant and all the questions and thanks in advance for your help.

    1. I don’t understand what you mean by red cp skills? The champion point values should be listed. There is a cap on crit resistance at 3200 but players can exceed the 1.5 default value.

  37. I have a dark elf templare would this build still work as well just because the dark elf resist’s flame damage in its passives?

  38. Thanks for sharing this build and really all your builds. It really helps beginners who have no clue what they’re doing, like me. Question: Any thoughts on still using radiant glory being that Radiant Destruction and morphs are being nerfed on the next patch? Also, how much of upcoming patch is going to effect this build overall? Thanks so much!

    1. I’ll probably change to 5 rattle cage 5 spinners and VMA staff next patch. Drop Entropy for reflective light. I’m going to wait for week 3 of pts testing before I commit one way or another.

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