ESO Stamina Templar PvE Build

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

The Harvester Stamplar for Blackwood

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

Why Should You Play the ESO Stamina Templar PvE Build?

The ESO Stamina Templar PvE Build is for players looking to complete solo or small-group content with a stamina class. The ESO Stamina Templar PvE build offers insane single-target and AOE damage. Templars generally have great tool kits for self-heals, and the rotation for Stamina Templars or Stamplars is the simplest in the game, so they’re a great option for newer players.

ESO Stamina Templar PvE Build Playstyle

Use the following rotation as the starter point. After, apply your buffs and cast the DoT skills on cooldown for the best, highest DPS. The Damage over Time skills (DoTs) do more damage than your main spammable. Thus, they need to be cast less often and are easier to maintain, for example, The Degeneration from Mages Guild or the Barb Trap from Fighters Guild. Maintain DoTs and use your spammable skill as filler until you reapply the DoTS.

Replace your spammable with your in-class or weapon, and execute at certain percentages if you have one in this build. Executes are the skills that deal more damage and lower the opponent’s health. Ideally, these will replace your main spammable skill at anywhere between 35% (Radiant Oppression) to 20% (Mages’ Fury). At a high level, execute skills become so strong that the lower the enemy’s health, the fewer DoTs you maintain because it does so much damage.

Use the healing skill when your health drops below 50% or the shield skill when you anticipate damage. Also, always use the suggested food and potions as they significantly increase your damage, survivability, and resource sustain.

If you run out of resources, do a heavy attack and return to your rotation. Remember that a heavy attack on off-balance enemies will return double the resources. Additionally, if you are a beginner or struggle with sustain, you can flex in the Consuming Trap skill instead of a DoT skill. The Consuming Trap floods both resources when a target dies.

ESO Stamina Templar PvE Build Features and Mechanics

Below are some of the features found using the One Bar PvE Stamina Templar in the Elder Scrolls Online:

  • Class – Templar
  • Weapon One – Dual Wield
  • Weapon Two – Bow
  • Armor Types: 6 Medium, 1 Light
  • Mythic: Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet
  • Race: Dark Elf
  • Attributes: 64 Stamina
  • Mundus Stone: Thief

Skills 1 – Front Bar

Front Bar – Dual Wield

Front Bar Weapon choice options:

  1. Dual Wield
  2. Two-handed

Biting Jabs (Morph of Puncturing Strikes | Skill Line : Aedric Spear) – Main spammable, use when all your DoTs are applied, Swap to beam at or around 35%.

Power of the Light (Morph of Backlash | Skill Line : Dawn’s Wrath) – Great single target damage ability.

Radiant Glory (Morph of Radiant Destruction | Skill Line : Dawn’s Wrath) – Ranged execute start using around 35% health this morph heals you.

Barbed Trap (Morph of Trap Beast | Skill Line : Fighters Guild) – Damage over time and triggers hemorrage status effect.

Deadly Cloak (Morph of Blade Cloak | Skill Line : Dual Wield) – Great damage in AoE and AoE damage reduction.

Flawless Dawnbreaker (Morph of Dawnbreaker | Skill Line : Fighters Guild) – The performance of Dawnbreaker is very good now that it grants a massive spell damage boost of 300 for 20 seconds. Not to mention added spell damage from Fighters guild, Slayer passive. This is a great ultimate to use that’s low cost.


Back Bar – Bow

Back Bar Weapon choice options:

  1. Bow
  2. Two Handed
  3. Flame Staff

Endless Hail (Morph of Volley | Skill Line : Bow) – Increased duration for this AoE ability.

Venom Arrow (Morph of Poison Arrow | Skill Line : Bow) – Powerful damage over time with master’s bow buffs overall damage. Poison Injection is a better choice if you have Igneous Weapons from the DK tank.

Ritual of Retribution (Morph of Cleansing Ritual | Skill Line : Restoring Light) – AoE DoT and has a nice group synergy with it.

Vampire’s Bane (Morph of Sun Fire | Skill Line : Dawn’s Wrath) – Deals damage and grants buff on cast with long duration.

Solar Barrage (Morph of Solar Flare | Skill Line : Dawn’s Wrath) – Powerful area damage and long duration.

Shooting Star (Morph of Meteor | Skill Line : Mages Guild) – Best single target ultimate.


Rotation and Parse

Stamina Templar should deal slightly higher DPS than the Magicka Templar in this patch, similar to Update 40, because of how strong the Master’s Bow is alongside your Radiant Glory. Master’s Bow greatly boosts weapon and spell damage to targets affected by Poison Arrow. This pushes your execute damage through the roof.

You can even run Bow/Bow Templar with Stamina, moving the Master’s Bow to the front bar with Maelstrom Bow on your back bar. You can trade out Biting Jabs for Lethal Arrow and add Blazing Spear to your bar for the Piercing Spear passive Critical Damage.

To start this parse, pre-buff your Deadly Cloak>Solar Barage, then cast Shooting Star>Endless Hail>Bar Swap>Barbed Trap>Power of the Light>Bar Swap>Vampire’s Bane>Venom Arrow>Ritual of Retribution>Bar Swap>then Biting Jabs spam, casting Power of the Light every sixth skill cast. You then just recast your DoTs as they fall off, and your skill priority stays the same until execute.

Templar Parse Explained

The key to a solid Templar parse is to time your execute correctly. The percentage on a boss where Radiant Destruction begins to overtake Biting Jabs in damage is around 40%. You can turn on health percentages in the settings to see the boss’s health percentage, and you’ll change your skill priority once you reach that point. From there, you apply every DoT as it falls off, while substituting beam instead of Sweeps.

At around 20%, you’ll reapply your DoTs one more time, ending with Venom Arrow and Endless Hail, then keep beaming, only applying Power of the Light. If you have the ultimate for a Flawless Dawnbreaker, that will give you some weapon and spell damage to further push your beam damage, and you’ll stop applying Power of the light at 10%, beaming until the boss dies. If you can learn to time your abilities to where they are falling off as the boss dies, you’ll hit some crazy numbers in execute.

Passives Skills

Below are passive skill lines that add power without requiring a skill slot while playing the ESO Stamina Templar PvE Build. Consider taking all the skill passives in the skill tree listed below:

  • Aedric Spear (class skill line)
  • Dawn’s Wrath (class skill line)
  • Restoring Light (class skill line)
  • Dual Wield (weapon skill line)
  • Bow (weapon skill line)
  • Light Armor
  • Medium Armor
  • Undaunted
  • Fight’s Guild
  • Mages Guild
  • Racial
  • Alliance War Support
  • Alliance War Assault
  • Crafting, Alchemy Medicinal Use

Gear – Best in Slot

The gear chart below represents the best gear for ESO Stamina Templar PvE Build:

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadMediumDeadly StrikeDivinesStamina
ShouldersLightSlimecrawDivinesStamina
ChestMediumPerfected Ansuul’s TormentDivinesStamina
LegsMediumPerfected Ansuul’s TormentDivinesStamina
GlovesMediumPerfected Ansuul’s TormentDivinesStamina
BootsMediumPerfected Ansuul’s TormentDivinesStamina
BeltMediumPerfected Ansuul’s TormentDivinesStamina
Weapon OneDaggerDeadly StrikeChargedFire
SecondaryDaggerDeadly StrikeChargedShock
Weapon TwoBowPerfected Caustic ArrowInfusedWeapon Damage
NecklaceVelothi Ur-Mage’s AmuletBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 1Deadly StrikeBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
Ring 2Deadly StrikeBloodthirstyWeapon Damage
ESO Stamina Templar PvE Build
Monster Helms and Mythic

Velothi Ur-Mages Amulet: mythic item requiring the Antiquies system and Necrom Chapter.  Requires five leads; find them here. Incredibly strong passive damage in the current meta.

Slimecraw: obtained in Wayrest Sewers I Veteran dungeon and Maj Undaunted Vendor. Gives us the highest critical chance for a one-piece item.

FLEX OPTIONS

  1. Harpooner’s Wading Kilt Set = great mythic if avoiding damage and can keep the stacks up.
  2. Mora’s Whisper = This provides up to 10% critical chance but requires collections of Mages Guild Books on your specific character.
  3. Death Dealer’s Fete = is a great option because it boosts max stats with zero downsides.
  4. Zaan – high DPS monster helm
  5. Kra’gh – one pc is great for pen, two-piece does good single-target damage
  6. Stormfist – always works, easy to obtain and  AoE DPS set.
Gear Sets

Deadly Strikes: These were obtained in Cyrodiil, Bruma Elite Gear Vendor. Incredible damage with damage over time and spammable execute skills.

Perfected Ansuul’s Torment: Obtained in Sanity’s Edge, Necrom Chapter Trial. It is the best overall damage-dealing set that comes in medium armor. If you struggle with resources, you can swap to a light armor setup but it will be less damage.

Perfected Caustic Arrow: Found in Dragonstar Arena, upper craglorn. Used to buff overall damage with Venom Arrow.

FLEX OPTIONS

  1. Perfected Coral Riptide: Great damage if resources are lowered.
  2. Pillar of Nirn: great damage proc set.
  3. Perfected Crushing Wall: flex back bar run inferno staff and Elemental Blockade instead.
  4. Perfect Whorl of the Depths = another S tier proc damage set.
  5. Perfected Arms of Relequen = the bust pure damage set in the game.
  6. Perfected Coral Riptide = god tier damage if you run low stamina (dodge roll a bit before pull)
  7. Order’s Wrath = great craftable option though watch for too much critical damage (125% cap)
  8. Leviathan = easy base game dungeon set with high critical

Gear – Beginner

Starter setup for someone just starting ESO.

SlotTypeSetTraitGlyph
HeadmediumBriarheartDivinesStamina
ShouldersmediumBriarheartDivinesStamina
ChestmediumHunding’s RageDivinesStamina
LegsmediumHunding’s RageDivinesStamina
GlovesmediumHunding’s RageDivinesStamina
BootsmediumHunding’s RageDivinesStamina
BeltmediumHunding’s RageDivinesStamina
Weapon OneDaggerAgilityPrecise or SharpenedDamage Health Poison
SecondaryDaggerAgilityPrecise or SharpenedDamage Health Poison
Weapon Two2H GreatswordAgilityInfusedWeapon & Spell Damage
NecklaceBriarheartRobustStamina Recovery
Ring 1BriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Ring 2BriarheartRobustWeapon Damage
Beginner Build for ESO Stamina Templar

FLEX OPTIONS FOR BEGINNERS

  • Briarheart: obtained in overland Wrothgar (Orsinium DLC) or from traders. WHY? great burst damage and nice healing and easy to obtain set.
  • Hunding’s Rage: craftable 6 traits, crafting stations found in Bangkorai, Reaper’s March, The Rift. WHY? Craftable set that has well-balanced stats.
  • Agility: found in Imperial City with keys or Dungeon Finder via random dungeons and or traders sell. WHY? easy to obtain with massive stats as a two-piece set.

Race

The best racial choice for the Stamina Templar is below:

  1. 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.
  2. Orc: Gain weapon damage and max stamina, though there is no magicka bonus.
  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

The best choice is 64 stamina, which increases damage, healing, and DoTs.

Mundus Stone

The Thief is the best Mundus Stone for PvE Builds because it gives Increases Weapon and Spell Critical Strike a chance.

Champion Points – ESO Stamina Templar PvE 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 Stamina Templar PvE Build:

  1. Precision 10
  2. Wrathful Strikes (slottable) 50
  3. Fighting Finesse (slottable) 50
  4. Extended Might – sub constellation – piercing 10
  5. Deadly Aim (slottable) 50
  6. Master – at- Arms (slottable) 50

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 220 CP (660 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 20
  4. Eldritch insight 20
  5. Blessed 20
  6. Quick recovery 20
  7. Flawless ritual 40
  8. War mage 30
  9. Battle mastery 40
  10. Mighty 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 Stamina Templar PvE Build:

  1. Fortified (slottable) 50
  2. Boundless vitality (slottable) 50
  3. Rejuvenation (slottable) 50
  4. Sprinter 10
  5. Winder chaser – sub con – hasty 8
  6. Hero’s Vigor 10
  7. Bloody Renewal (slottable) 50

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 228 CP (684 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 30
  3. Sprinter 10
  4. Defiance 20
  5. Hasty 8
  6. Tireless guardian 20
  7. Fortification 30
  8. Nimble 6
  9. Mystic tenacity 50
  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 542 cp spent and 1,626 total spent.

Craft Constellation Champion Points

ESO Craft Champion Tree

Below are recommended Craft Champion Point selections for the ESO Stamina Templar PvE Build:

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

This would be the bare minimum setup, spending 370CP (1110 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. Rationer 10
  6. Friends in low places 25
  7. Out of sight 30
  8. Fleet of Phantom 40
  9. Soul’s Reservoir 33
  10. Gilded fingers 50
  11. Fortunes favor 40
  12. Inspiration boost 45
  13. Infamous 30

This would max out the crafting tree with all active passive champion points at 823 cp spent 2,469 total spent.

Consumables

Food

Artaeum Takeaway Broth

OVERALL: Increase Max Health by 3326 and Health Recovery by 406 and Max Stamina by 3080 and Stamina Recovery by 338 for 2 hours. (effects are scaled based on your level)

Dubious Camoran Throne

CHEAP: Increase Stamina Recovery by 319 and Max Stamina and Max Health by 3192 for 2 hours. (effects are scaled based on your level)

Lava Foot Soup-And-Saltrice

SUSTAIN but NO HEALTH: Increase Max Stamina by 4575 and Stamina Recovery by 457 for 2 hours. (effects are scaled based on your level)

Potions

Essence of Weapon Power

BEST DAMAGE: Grants major brutality with increases weapon damage by 20% for 47.6 seconds. Grants major savagery which grants you 2191 weapon critical rating for 47.6 seconds. Restore 7582 stamina immediately. Grants you major endurance which increases your stamina recovery by 20% for 47.6. Potions have a 45sec cooldown. IMPORTANT: make sure you have three points into medicinal use passive in alchemy crafting. (INGREDIENTS: Blessed Thistle, Dragonthorn and Wormwood)

Build Summary – ESO PvE Stamina Templar

Class: Templar

Race: Dark Elf

Attributes: 64 Stamina

Mundus Stone: Thief

Weapon One: Dual Wield

Weapon Two: Bow

Armor Set 1: Perfected Ansuul’s Torment

Armor Set 2: Deadly Strike

Mythic: Velothi Ur-Mage’s Amulet

Armor Weight: 6 Medium, 1 Light

Skill Bar 1

  • Biting Jabs
  • Power of the Light
  • Radiant Glory
  • Barbed Trap
  • Deadly Cloak
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker (Ultimate)

Skill Bar 2

  • Endless Hail
  • Venom Arrow
  • Ritual of Retribution
  • Vampire’s Bane
  • Solar Barrage
  • Shooting Star (Ultimate)

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