The Templar Class in The Elder Scrolls Online calls upon the power of light and the burning sun to deal massive damage to their enemies.
Best Templar Class Builds For The Elder Scrolls Online
Ready to take your Templar Build to the next level in The Elder Scrolls Online? Then you are in the right place! We’ve put together the BEST ESO Templar Builds for players of all skill levels, including Beginner Builds, Solo Builds, Group Builds, and much more! The Templar Class can be extremely powerful with these builds as a model to help you get started.
The THRASSIAN Build is a Magicka Templar Damage Dealer Build for Solo or Group content in The Elder Scrolls Online. Thanks to the use of the Thrassian Strangler Mythic, this build can also reach over 13,000 Spell Damage quite easily! This is a Member’s Only Video.
The NOVA SHIELD Build is one of the best Solo Builds in The Elder Scrolls Online! Focused on STRONG Damage Shields that automatically protect your character, this build can easily handle some of the hardest Solo content in the game including World Bosses, Dungeons and more!
Stamina Templar PVP Build – INSANE Burst Damage Potential plus SUSTAIN.
The LAW BRINGER Build is an incredibly EASY one bar build for The Elder Scrolls Online, great for beginners and experienced players alike! This powerful Magicka Templar build comes with amazing AOE damage potential as well as self-healing, making you unkillable in most situations if played correctly.
The RADIANT Build is an Easy to play Magicka Templar DPS Build for The Elder Scrolls Online that utilizes a simple rotation and doesn’t require any Trials sets! This build will be a great starting point for anyone looking to get involved in Normal and Veteran Group Dungeons as well as Normal Trials.
THE GRYPHON Build is a fantastic choice for a Solo build in The Elder Scrolls Online. With great damage and impressive speed, this build can quickly explode through content including Overland zones, Delves and Public Dungeons. This build is ideal for Grinding Champion Points as well!
The MERCILESS Stamina Templar PVP Build is an easy to start with Beginner focused set up for Battlegrounds and Cyrodiil in The Elder Scrolls Online. The Stamina Templar has amazing versatility, making it one of my favorite classes for PVP in ESO. Damage, Healing, Defense, Sustain – we have it all! Not to mention this…
The Ultra POWERFUL and EASY Templar build for The Elder Scrolls Online.
The SLAYER Build is an EASY One Bar set up for the Stamina Templar class in The Elder Scrolls Online. And no difficult rotations or Trials gear is needed to be successful! Plus you can add a second skill bar for even more damage!
Is Templar A Good Class In ESO?
Templars are a very powerful and popular class in The Elder Scrolls Online for all types of playstyles. The theme of the templar centers around bringing the power of the Sun to the battlefield with skill lines like Dawns Wrath and Restoring Light. You can think of the Templar class as ESO’s version of a Paladin. Templars excel at both self-healing and group healing, and remain one of the strongest classes in the game since launch due to their strong defenses and passive healing potential. The Templar’s consistency and ease of play, particularly when using skills like Puncturing Sweep also make them a very good class for any beginner getting into ESO for the first time.
What Skills Are Best For The Templar?
The best Templar skill is Puncturing Sweep thanks to its strong AOE damage and constant self-healing.
Templars in The Elder Scrolls Online are Area Of Effect (AOE) specialists with more powerful abilities like Biting Jabs and Solar Barrage which makes the class particularly well-suited for clearing out large groups of enemies. Templar Damage Over Time (DOT) skills like Blazing Spear and Vampire’s Bane can also be very handy for longer fights.
The best Templar Ultimate is Solar Prison which creates a massive Gravity Crush synergy for bonus damage and a stun.
For more information on Templar Skills explore the Templar Class Skill Line Guides below.
Bring holy vengeance with relentless, powerful weapons formed of hard light that can deal magic damage, stun your enemies, and support your allies.
Unleash the unyielding power of the sun to bathe your enemies in flame and deal massive damage. Empower your attacks and weaken your foes in radiant heat.
Restore and protect your allies with the power of the Aedra’s sacred light. Consecrate the ground and turn the tide of battle with spells that cleanse and protect your team from attack.
What Weapons Are Best For The Templar?
The best weapon for a Templar in The Elder Scrolls Online is the Destruction Staff. A Lightning Staff is recommended for AOE-focused builds while an Inferno Staff is recommended for single-target-focused builds.
For a melee or Stamina focused Templar a great option for your Primary Weapon will be either Dual Wield or Two-Handed. Both weapons do great damage while also offering powerful Damage Over Time (DOT) effects and some utility.
What Armor Should a Templar Wear?
The best armor for the Templar class in The Elder Scrolls Online is light armor, which provides bonuses to Critical Chance, Offensive Penetration, Magicka Recovery and Magicka Cost Reduction.
There are some exceptions to this rule, particularly if you prefer melee weapons and stamina-based skills. In this case you will want to prioritize medium armor instead which boosts your Critical Damage, Stamina Recovery and Stamina Cost Reduction.
Tanks as well as players interested in PVP will also want to invest in some solid Heavy Armor sets for the extra protection.
For more information on Armor Types in ESO check out our full guide here.
What Is The Best Race For Templar?
The best race for a Templar in The Elder Scrolls Online is Dark Elf due to their bonus Max Magicka and Max Stamina and increased Weapon and Spell Damage which provides better damage and sustain for all resource types.
It is important to note that sometimes other races can be preferred depending on what particular build you are trying to optimize for. For more details be sure to review our ESO Race Guides for each role.
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