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Templar

Build 1: Melee

Templar recently recieved some nerfs, but can still perform well 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.

Applicable for: CP Cyrodiil, CP Imperial City, Duels & Battlegrounds

Updated for Firesong

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
Divines
Prismatic
Shoulders
Medium
Divines
Prismatic
Chest
Heavy
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Medium
Divines
Prismatic
Waist
Light
Divines
Prismatic
Legs
Medium
Divines
Prismatic
Feet
Medium
Divines
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Magicka Recovery
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
Ice Staff
Defending
Berserker
Weapon 2
Dual Wield Axes
Nirn & Sharpened
Poison & 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. The best alternatives include Wretched Vitality and (Perfected) Olorime. Other alternatives are Clever Alchemist, Deadly Strike and War Maiden.

Build 2: Ranged

Applicable for: CP Cyrodiil, CP Imperial City, Duels & Battlegrounds
Updated for Firesong

Character

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

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Apprentice
  • 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
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Shoulders
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Chest
Heavy
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Waist
Light
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Legs
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Feet
Medium
Well-Fitted
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
Restoration Staff
Defending
Escapist’s Poison
Weapon 2
Inferno Staff
Sharpened
Berserker

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
  • Living Dark is a flex skill and can be changed out to for example Elude or Repentance or any other skill of preference
  • The Restoration Staff is there for Life Giver and the ability to Heavy Attack for more magicka sustain and healing

Build 3: Melee No-proc

Applicable for: No-CP Cyrodiil & No-CP Imperial City
Updated for Firesong

Character

  • Race: Breton
    • Alternatives: High Elf, Dark Elf, Khajiit
  • Attributes: 44 Magicka, 20 Health, 0 Stamina

Buffs

  • Mundus: The Atronach
  • 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
Medium
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Shoulders
Heavy
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Chest
Heavy
Reinforced
Prismatic
Hands
Light
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Waist
Light
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Legs
Heavy
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Feet
Heavy
Impenetrable
Prismatic
Necklace
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Ring
Infused
Spell Damage
Weapon 1
Restoration Staff
Defending
Berserker
Weapon 2
Dual Wield Maces
Nirn & Charged
Poison & Absorb Stamina
  • There are no specific notes for this build.