ESO Magicka Templar PvP Build

This guide explains how to use the best Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) Magicka Templar PvP Build, skills, gear, champion points, and more!

Magicka Templar PvP Build - The Elder Scrolls Online

This build has been updated for the Update 41 patch, Scions of Ithelia for the Elder Scrolls Online.

Why Should You Play ESO Magicka Templar PvP Build?

The ESO Magicka Templar PvP Build is ideal for players looking for maximum survivability with high burst potential.  Magplar PvP is a great place to start because it’s simple yet effective, and it has the main spammable damage ability that also heals you.  Now, the way ESO scales abilities and procs with spell damage, you have great survivability and burst. I’ve taken this into high MMR Battlegrounds, outnumbered Cyrodiil and Imperial City, and it works well solo or in groups. 

Below is a general PvP Guide that can help anyone understand and develop their PvP knowledge and skills. This video is applicable for every build and should be viewed if you want general ESO PvP knowledge that applies to all aspects, such as Battlegrounds, Cyrodiil, and Imperial City.

ESO Magicka Templar PvP Features

  • Class: Templar
  • Primary Weapon: Dual Wield
  • Secondary Weapon: Frost Staff
  • Armor Types: 3 Light, 1 Medium, 3 Heavy
  • Race: High Elf
  • Attributes: 32 Health, 32 Magicka
  • Infection: Vampire Stage 3
  • Mundus Stone: Atronach

Skills: Setup 1 Range

Skill Set 1 Front Bar

Aurora Javelin (Morph of Piercing Javelin | Skill Line : Aedric Spear) – Used as a stun which cannot be blocked. Use just before meteor or POTL pops for huge combo damage.

Power of the Light (Morph of Backlash | Skill Line : Dawn’s Wrath) – burst damage, procs minor spell damage bonus and reduces armor. This is your killing tool as it soaks up damage like a balloon. After 6 seconds, a percentage of the amount of damage you’ve done is released for huge burst. The trick to killing players is to fill up the damage, stun and beam. This morph is stamina based and procs our gear set.

Radiant Glory (Morph of Radiant Destruction | Skill Line : Dawn’s Wrath) – Best single target execute for PvP, to be used around 40% health or lower. Make sure you’re in back and not interrupted.

Dark Flare (Morph of Solar Flare | Skill Line : Dawn’s Wrath) – A hard-hitting range spammable that will lead into your combo meteor, javelin beam. Seems odd to not use sweeps, but the channel hits hard if landed correctly and debuffs healing.

Living Dark (Morph of Eclipse | Skill Line : Dawn’s Wrath) – Incredible healing per second even after High Isle nerf and much less resources intensive to maintain.

Shooting Star (Morph of Meteor | Skill Line : Mages Guild) – Ranged bursty ultimate combined with Javelin to stun/drop block for massive nuke.


Skill Set 1 Back Bar

Channeled Focus (Morph of Rune Focus | Skill Line : Restoring Light) – This skill will give you resource sustain and your armor buff. You’ll also get nice healing standing in the small rune IF you have a high health pool. I’d recommend newer players or folks unfamiliar with PvP to run max HP due to this ability and Living Dark scaling off max health.

Extended Ritual (Morph of Cleansing Ritual | Skill Line : Restoring Light) – Strong AoE heal and cleanse. Consider this your flex spot, just use spell damage/critical potions if your resources are good.

Elusive Mist (Morph of Mist Form | Skill Line : Vampire) – You have two choices for mobility skills Race Against Time vs Elusive Mist in Stage 3 Vampire. Mist provides the greatest survivability combined with the Undeath passive HOWEVER, you’ll have to manage your resources more effectively. I currently prefer the benefits of a stage three vampire, but swap to RAT if you don’t like it.

Resolving Vigor (Morph of Vigor | Skill Line : Assault) – Good burst heal and it gives minor armor buff to be combined with major.

Honor The Dead (Morph of Rushed Ceremony | Skill Line : Restoring Light) – Great burst heal that gives a bit of sustain back. The trick is to not relay on this ability unless you are very low. You’ll want heals from your rune, bubble, and ritual to do the majority of the work as this gets costly especially in no CP situations.

Practiced Incantation (Morph of Rite of Passage | Skill Line : Restoring Light) – God mode Healing. Swap in whatever defensive ultimate here.


Gear – Range

This is my go-to for playing high MMR battlegrounds, outnumbered PvP and Imperial City Sewers with the ESO Magicka Templar:

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadheavyRoksa the WarpedWell-fittedPrismatic
ShouldersmediumRoksa the WarpedWell-fittedMagicka
ChestheavyDaedric TrickeryReinforcedPrismatic
LegsheavyArmor of the TraineeWell-fittedPrismatic
GloveslightSnake in the StarsWell-fittedMagicka
BootslightSnake in the StarsWell-fittedMagicka
BeltlightSnake in the StarsWell-fittedMagicka
Weapon OneFire StaffSnake in the StarsSharpenedEscapist’s Poison IX
Weapon TwoIce StaffDaedric TrickeryPoweredSpell Damage
NecklaceSea-Serpent’s CoilInfusedMagicka Recovery
Ring 1Daedric TrickeryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Daedric TrickeryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Magplar Ranged PvP Build
Monster Helm & Mythic

Roksa the Warpedobtained in Veteran Bal Sunnar dungeon, Scribes of Fate DLC.  Used to counter the weak resource sustain of the magplar. Update 37 monster helm that gives great resource sustain without Engine Guardian droid.

Sea-Serpent’s Coil: Obtained through Mythic System click here for lead locations.  Used because it’s essentially two five-piece damage sets in one, with nearly zero drawbacks if using Vampire Mist Form.

Armor of the Trainee: obtained in overland starter areas or guild trader.  Added stats with a one-piece item set.

FLEX OPTIONS

Gear Sets

Daedric Trickery: craftable in Vvardenfell Morrwind. Great defensive set that can trigger major buffs and apply while on front bar.

Snake in the Stars: obtained from Cyrodiil Rewards of Worthy mail or bought from Traders.  This will debuff targets healing alongside of Dark Flare debuff you can range kill players that heal stack.

Alternatives

  • Mara’s Balm – great survivability set but saw a nerf in Update 38.
  • Rallying Cry = is a great offensive and defensive set, though it comes in light armor.
  • Robes of the Hist = Similar to mara’s but less relevant now.
  • Wretched Vitality = great resource sustain set if you struggle.
  • Powerful Assault = great set to add damage to you and your group and the buff stacks with Rallying Cry.
  • Deadly Strikes = great increase damage to channels like Radiant Oppression, Dark Flare and Sweeps if you use the skill.
  • Way of Fire: one of the best burst armor sets in the game though comes in heavy.
  • War Maiden = Great for raw damage on magicka abilities which is most of ours on the front bar.
  • Order’s Wrath = craftable set that gives great damage overall and is easy to obtain.
  • Soulshine = good spell damage if using dark flare/beam frequently to proc it.

Armor of the Trainee: obtained in overland starter areas or guild trader.  Added stats with a one-piece item set.

No-Proc No CP

This setup is made for Cyrodiil Campaigns or IC that doesn’t allow proc sets.

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadmediumMagma IncarnateWell-fittedPrismatic
ShoulderslightWar MaidenWell-fittedMagicka
ChestheavyMark of PariahReinforcedPrismatic
LegsheavyMark of PariahWell-fittedPrismatic
GlovesheavyMark of PariahWell-fittedMagicka
BootslightWar MaidenWell-fittedMagicka
BeltlightWar MaidenWell-fittedMagicka
Weapon OneFire StaffWar MaidenSharpenedPoison
Weapon TwoFrost StaffBlessing of the PotentatesPoweredSpell Damage
NecklaceTorc of Tonal ConstancyInfusedSpell Damage
Ring 1Mark of PariahInfusedSpell Damage
Ring 2Mark of PariahInfusedSpell Damage
Magplar PvP No-Proc No CPBuild Gear
  • Magma Incarnate: Monster Set – helmet obtained from Veteran Dread Cellar dungeon (Blackwood zone), Waking Flame DLC. Shoulders obtained from Vendor: Urgarlag Chief-bane (Undaunted Pledge Master). WHY? great sustain for a one-piece item set.
  • Mark of the Pariah: obtained from Wrothgar overland, Orsinium DLC or bought from traders. WHY? most tankiness from a 5pc in no proc PvP
  • War Maiden: obtained in overland Morrowind zone or bought from traders. WHY? great damage that applies to nearly all damage abilities. Flex in Deadly if you want to do just Jabs.
  • Blessing of Potentates: obtained in Cyrodiil Vlastarus Elite Gear Vendor or bought from traders. WHY? great damage reduction two-piece
  • Torc or Tonal Constancy: obtained from Mythics system with incredible resource sustain.

Skill Setup 2: Melee

Skill Bars for Melee Build Front Bar

Use this loadout with melee gear sets.

Toppling Charge (Morph of Focused Charge | Skill Line : Aedric Spear) –

Solar Barrage (Morph of Solar Flare | Skill Line : Dawn’s Wrath) –

Living Dark (Morph of Eclipse | Skill Line : Dawn’s Wrath) –

Biting Jabs (Morph of Puncturing Strikes | Skill Line : Aedric Spear) –

Radiant Glory (Morph of Radiant Destruction | Skill Line : Dawn’s Wrath) –

Crescent Sweep (Morph of Radial Sweep | Skill Line : Aedric Spear) –


Skill Bars for Melee Build Back Bar

Use this loadout with melee gear sets.

Channeled Focus (Morph of Rune Focus | Skill Line : Restoring Light) –

Extended Ritual (Morph of Cleansing Ritual | Skill Line : Restoring Light) –

Elusive Mist (Morph of Mist Form | Skill Line : Vampire) –

Resolving Vigor (Morph of Vigor | Skill Line : Assault) –

Honor The Dead (Morph of Rushed Ceremony | Skill Line : Restoring Light) –

Swarming Scion (Morph of Blood Scion | Skill Line : Vampire) –

Gear Melee

Use if you want a melee aggressive build and check skills to match above for ESO Magicka Templar PvP build:

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadmediumRoksa the WarpedWell-fittedPrismatic
ShoulderslightRoksa the WarpedWell-fittedMagicka
ChestheavySoulshineReinforcedPrismatic
LegsheavySoulshineReinforcedPrismatic
GloveslightRallying CryWell-fittedMagicka
BootsheavySoulshineWell-fittedMagicka
BeltlightArmor of the TraineeWell-fittedMagicka
Weapon OneMaceSoulshineNirnhonedDamage Health
SecondaryAxeSoulshineSharpenedFire
Weapon TwoRallying CryPoweredSpell Damage
NecklaceSea-Serpent’s CoilInfusedMagicka Recovery
Ring 1Rallying CryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Ring 2Rallying CryBloodthirstySpell Damage
Magplar PvP Melee Build Gear
  • Roksa the Warpedbest in slot resource sustain when running vampire you can use Bewitch Sugar Skulls food for a bigger stat pool.
  • Soulshine: great heavy armor set that boosts our weapon damage when using the channel and applies when we switch the back bar.
  • Rallying Cry = is an incredible five-piece set that makes us a more defensible and big boost to weapon and spell damage.
  • Armor of the Trainee: Added stats with a one-piece item set.
  • Sea-Serpent’s Coil: Obtained through Mythic System click here for lead locations.  Used because it’s essentially two five-piece damage sets in one, with nearly zero drawbacks if using Vampire Mist Form.

Skill – Bomber

SETUP 2 BOMBER: Dual Wield

  • Explosive Charge (Morph of Focused Charge | Skill line: Aedric Spear)
  • Solar Barrage (Morph of Solar Flare | Skill line: Dawns Wrath)
  • Living Dark (Morph of Eclipse | Skill line: Dawns Wrath)
  • Puncturing Sweep (Morph of Puncturing Strikes | Skill line: Aedric Spear)
  • Whirling Blades (Morph of Whirlwind | Skill line: Dual Wield)
  • Dawnbreaker Of Smiting (Morph of Dawnbreaker | Skill line: Fighters Guild)

SETUP 2 BOMBER: Frost Staff

  • Channeled Focus (Morph of Rune Focus | Skill line: Restoring Light)
  • Blazing Spear (Morph of Spear Shards | Skill line: Aedric Spear)
  • Elusive Mist (Morph of Mist Form | Skill line: Vampire)
  • Resolving Vigor (Morph of Vigor | Skill line: Assault)
  • Honor The Dead (Morph of Rushed Ceremony | Skill line: Restoring Light)
  • Solar Prison (Morph of Nova | Skill line: Dawns Wrath)

Gear – Bomber

This is for high burst damage and multi-kills

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadheavyBalorgDivinesPrismatic
ShoulderslightBalorgDivinesMagicka
ChestheavyTraineeDivinesPrismatic
LegsmediumPlaguebreakDivinesPrismatic
GlovesmediumPlaguebreakDivinesMagicka
BootsmediumPlaguebreakDivinesMagicka
BeltlightDark ConvergenceDivinesMagicka
Weapon OneDaggerPlaguebreakPreciseDamage Health
SecondaryDaggerPlaguebreakPreciseDamage Health
Weapon TwoFrost StaffDark ConvergencePoweredSpell Damage
NecklaceDark ConvergenceInfusedMagicka Recovery
Ring 1Markyn Ring of MajestyInfusedSpell Damage
Ring 2Dark ConvergenceInfusedSpell Damage
Magplar PvP Bombing Build Gear
  • Balorgh: gives us the most bang for the buck and you can save up 500 ultimate for a total nuclear DB.
  • Dark Convergence: still the best pull set for bombing outside of Nightblade..
  • Plaguebreak: great medium armor set for bombing that allows us to sustain Whilring Blades.
  • Markyn Ring of Majesty = great all around defensive and offensive mythic
  • Armor of the Trainee: obtained in overland starter areas or trader.

Race

The best racial choice for the Magplar PvP build is below:

  1. High Elf: Gain resource sustain passive, max magicka, and weapon and spell damage. The downside of High Elf is a lack of stamina or flame resistance.
  2. Dark Elf: Gain max magicka, stamina, and weapon and spell damage. The flame resistance is also helpful and considered the strongest overall PVE DPS race.
  3. Khajiit: This race gets recovery, max stats, and critical damage and healing. Consider the Khajiit a great option if you aren’t over the critical cap of 125%.

Attributes

You should aim to reach 32,000 health; therefore, we recommend 32 health and 32 magicka attribute split.

Mundus Stone

The best mundus stone is the Atronach for resource sustain. You can use Thief or Apprentice if your damage is low.

Champion Points – ESO Magicka Templar PVP Build

Warfare Constellation Champion Points

ESO Warfare Champion Tree

Below is a step-by-step method for slotting your champion points in the Warfare tree (blue).  We have used the minimum possible to reach 4 slottable selections all maxed out.  If you have more CP, consider taking more in the passives for optimal performance.

Below are recommended Warfare Champion Point selections for the ESO Magicka Templar PvP:

  1. Precision 10
  2. Extended might – sub – con – piercing 10
  3. Master-at-arm (slottable) 50
  4. Deadly aim (slottable) 50
  5. Tireless discipline 10
  6. Staving death – sub con – quick recovery – 10
  7. Staving death – sub con – ironclad –(slottable) 50
  8. Duelist’s rebuff (slottable) 50

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 240 CP (720 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance. 

  1. Precision 10
  2. Piercing 10
  3. Tireless discipline 10
  4. Eldritch insight 20
  5. Blessed 20
  6. Quick recovery 10
  7. Battle mastery 40
  8. Mighty 30
  9. Flawless ritual 40
  10. War mage 30
  11. Elemental aegis 20
  12. Hardy 20
  13. Preparation 20

This would max out the Warfare tree with all active and passive champion points at 520 spent 1,560 total spent.

Fitness Constellation Champion Points

ESO Fitness Champion Tree

Below are recommended Fitness Champion Point selections for the ESO Magicka Templar PvP:

  1. Fortified (slottable) 50
  2. Tumbling 15
  3. Survivor’s spite – sub con – mystic tenacity 10
  4. Survivor’s spite – sub con –  relentlessness (slottable) 50
  5. Defiance 10
  6. slippery (slottable) 50
  7. juggernaut (slottable) 50

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 235 CP (705 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance.  

  1. Hero’s vigor 10
  2. Tumbling 15
  3. Sprinter 20
  4. Defiance 10
  5. Hasty 16
  6. Tireless guardian 20
  7. Fortification 30
  8. Nimble 6
  9. Mystic tenacity 40
  10. Tempered soul 50
  11. Piercing gaze 30
  12. Savage defense  30
  13. Bashing brutality 20

This would max out the fitness tree with all active passive champion points at 582 cp spent 1,746 total spent.

Craft Constellation Champion Points

ESO Craft Champion Tree

Below are recommended Craft Champion Point selections for the ESO Magicka Templar PvP:

  1. Steed’s blessing – (slottable) 50
  2. Breakfall 10
  3. Wanderer 15
  4. Steadfast 10
  5. Rationer 10
  6. Liquid efficiency (slottable) 75
  7. Treasure hunter 50
  8. Master gatherer 15
  9. Gifted rider (slottable) 100
  10. War mount (slottable) 120

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 455CP (1365 total required). The next step is to max out passives, that do not require a slottable but increase performance.

  1. Steadfast enchantment 40cp
  2. Breakfall 40 cp
  3. Wanderer 60
  4. Fortunes favor 10
  5. Friends in low places 25
  6. Out of sight 30
  7. Fleet of Phantom 40
  8. Soul’s Reservoir 33
  9. Gilded fingers 50
  10. Fortunes favor 40
  11. Inspiration boost 45
  12. Infamous 30

This would max out the crafting tree with all active passive champion points at 898 cp spent 2,694 total spent.

Consumables

Food: Bewitched Sugar Skulls GOOD MAX STATS:

Increase Max Health by 4620, Max Stamina and Max Magicka by 4250, and Health Recovery by 462 for 2 hours. (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Scrib Jelly (2), Flour (5), Columbine (2), Bervez Juice (2), Honey (5)

Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch GREAT RECOVERY

Increase Max Health by 4312, Health Recovery by 406 and Stamina and Magicka Recovery by 369 (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Red Meat (1), Tomato (1), White Cap (1), Frost Mirriam (1), Perfect Roe (1)

Food: Jewels of Misrule

CHEAP: Increase Stamina and Magicka Recovery by 357 and Max Health by 3927 for 2 hours. (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Rose (1), Mint (1), Lotus(1), Columbine (1), Bervez Juice (1)

Potion: Tri-Restoration Potion or Essence of Health (tri-stat)

Restore 7329 Health, 6618 Magicka, and 6618 Stamina immediately. Grants Major Fortitude, Major Intellect, and Major Endurance which increase your Health Recovery, Magicka Recovery, and Stamina Recovery by 20% for 31.7 seconds. (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Bugloss, Columbine, Mountain Flower

Passives Skills – ESO Magicka Templar PVP Build

Below are the best passive skills for ESO Magicka Templar PvP Build, which add power without taking up a bar space:

  • Aedric Spear (Class Skill Line)
  • Dawn’s Wrath (Class Skill Line)
  • Restoring Light (Class Skill Line)
  • Dual Wield (Weapon Skill Line)
  • Frost Staff (Weapon Skill Line)
  • Light, Medium, and Heavy Armor
  • Fighter’s Guild
  • Mage’s Guild
  • Undaunted
  • Psijic Guild
  • Alchemy Medicinal
  • Race
  • Assault Alliance
  • Alliance Support
  • Vampire

Build Summary – ESO Magicka Templar PVP Build

Class: Templar

Race: High Elf

Infection: Vampire (Stage 3)

Attributes: 32 Health, 32 Magicka

Mundus Stone: Atronach

Weapon One: Dual Wield

Weapon Two: Frost Staff

Armor Set 1: Snake in the Stars

Armor Set 2: Daedric Trickery

Monster Helm: Roksa the Warped

Mythic: Sea-Serpent’s Coil

Armor Weight: 3 Light, 1 Medium, 3 Heavy

Skill Bar 1

  • Aurora Javelin
  • Power of the Light
  • Radiant Glory
  • Dark Flare
  • Living Dark
  • Shooting Star (Ultimate)

Skill Bar 2

  • Channeled Focus
  • Extended Ritual
  • Elusive Mist
  • Resolving Vigor
  • Honor the Dead
  • Practice Incantation (Ultimate)

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