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


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


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 —-> ESO Mastery Builds Guide

III. Pick The Right Mundus Stone


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.

If you want to know where to find each Mundus Stone is checkout our: Mundus Stones Location Guide

IV. Optimal Champion Points For Your Character Build


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 —-> ESO Mastery Builds Guide

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


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 Get Our ESO Mastery Builds Guide 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 SlotSet BonusItem TypeTraitEnchant
HelmSpawn of MephalaMediumDivinesStamina
ShouldersSpawn of MephalaMediumDivinesStamina
ChestNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivinesStamina
WaistNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivinesStamina
FeetNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivinesStamina
HandsNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivinesStamina
LegsNight Mother’s GazeMediumDivinesStamina
NeckAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Ring OneAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Ring TwoAgilityJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
MainhandMaelstormDagger/AxeSharpenedCruel Flurry
OffhandMaelstormDaggerSharpenedCruel Flurry
2nd WeaponMaelstormBowSharpenedThunderous Volley

Basic Magicka Based DPS Template:

Item SlotSet BonusItem TypeTraitEnchant
HelmMolag KenaHeavyDivinesMagicka
ShouldersMolag KenaMediumDivinesMagicka
ChestTwice Born StarLightDivinesMagicka
WaistTwice Born StarLightDivinesMagicka
FeetTwice Born StarLightDivinesMagicka
HandsTwice Born StarLightDivinesMagicka
LegsTwice Born StarLightDivinesMagicka
NeckWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Ring OneWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
Ring TwoWillpowerJewelryArcaneSpell Damage
MainhandTorug’s PactInferno StaffSharpenedIncrease Spell Damage
OffhandTorug’s Pact/MaelstormInferno StaffSharpenedFire/Daedric/Maelstorm

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.

>> Check Out Our Character Builds Guide <<


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