ESO PVP Builds

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Magicka Templar

Updated for Firesong

Magplar is still a strong Magicka spec in Update 37, providing great healing and damage potential. This build seeks to maximize that potential by stacking Spell Damage and by using Mechanical Acuity. This ensures great burst and pressure, but also buffs the healing which creates great survivability together with the resistances from Rallying Cry.

CP & Battlegrounds

Character

  • Race: Breton
    • Alternative: High Elf, Khajiit, Dark Elf.
  • Attributes: 34 Magicka, 30 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Shadow
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch
  • Potions: Essence of Spell Power

Stats (Unbuffed)

Note: this gives an estimate of what kind of stats this build ends up with. Small differences can occur due to a different item quality, missing traits etc. 

Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Chest
Heavy
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Waist
Light
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Legs
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Feet
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Magicka Recovery
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
Restoration Staff
Defending
Berserker
Weapon 2
Dual Wield Axes
Nirn & Charged
Shock & Absorb Stamina

The CP stars for this build are listed from most important (1) to least important (2,3,…). This is in case you don’t have enough CP to get all stars yet.

Warfare

Active Stars

  1.  Fighting Finesse
  2.  Deadly Aim
  3.  Focused Mending
  4.  Swift Renewal

Passive Stars

  1.  Eldritch Insight
  2.  Piercing
  3.  Flawless Ritual
  4.  War Mage
  5.  Quick Recovery
  6.  Elemental Aegis
  7.  Hardy
  8.  Blessed
  9.  Tireless Discipline
  10.  Precision
Fitness

Active Stars

  1.  Sustained by Suffering
  2.  Pain’s Refuge
  3.  Survival Instincts
  4.  Celerity

Passive Stars

  1.  Tumbling
  2.  Defiance
  3.  Mystic Tenacity
  4.  Hero’s Vigor
  5.  Tireless Guardian
  6.  Fortification
  7.  Hasty
  8.  Sprinter
  9.  Nimble Protector
  10.  Piercing Gaze
  11.  Tempered Soul
  12.  Savage Defense
  13.  Bashing Brutality
Craft

Active Stars

  1.  Steed’s Blessing
  2.  Gifted Rider
  3.  War Mount
  4.  Rationer

Passive Stars

  1.  Breakfall
  2.  Out of Sight
  3.  Fleet Phantom
  4.  Steadfast Enchantment
  5.  Soul Reservoir
  6.  Gilded Fingers
  7.  Fortune’s Favor
  8.  Inspiration Boost
  • While the Penetration on this build may seem low at first, keep in mind that Major Breach is applied by Caltrops and Minor Breach is applied by the Absorb Stamina enchant (and sometimes also by Caltrops). The latter also has a decent uptime due to the Charged Trait.
  • The Dual Wield enchants are chosen because of their status effects, increasing the enemy’s damage taken.
  • Magicka Templar works with a wide variety of sets, as it is a strong and pretty easy class. The best alternatives include Wretched Vitality and (Perfected) Olorime. Other alternatives are Clever Alchemist, Death Dealer’s Fete, Deadly Strike, War Maiden, Bloodspawn and Balorgh.

Open World NoCP (Outdated)

Character

  • Race: High Elf, Breton, Khajiit or Dark Elf. The remainder of this build is based on a Breton, a High Elf for example will need more Magicka Recovery glyphs on the jewelry.
  • Attributes: 64 Magicka, 0 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Shadow
  • Vampire Stage 3

Consumables

  • Food: Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch
  • Potions: Spell Power

Stats (Unbuffed)

Note: this gives an estimate of what kind of stats this build ends up with. Small differences can occur due to a different item quality, missing traits etc. 

Gear Slot Set Type Trait Enchantment
Head
Heavy
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Chest
Heavy
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Light
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Waist
Light
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Legs
Heavy
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Feet
Heavy
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
Restoration Staff
Defending
Magicka Return
Weapon 2
Dual Wield Maces
Nirn & Charged
Shock & Absorb Stamina