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ESO Magicka Templar DPS PVE Build – Holy Fire

Magicka Templar PVE Build

Holy Fire is a flexible Magicka Templar DPS PVE Build that relies on strong AOE-DOT and Direct damage skills. The build is utilizing skills that can DPS, heal and replenish Magicka, making it a great option for every PVE content.

Holy Fire combines Magic Damage and Fire Damage based skills to provide the best result and allow you to breeze through almost every PVE content! Below you can find different setups depending on the type of content you wish to complete, the difficulty and the gear you wish to wear!

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Templar Beginner Guide. For a Stamina Templar PVE Build you can take a look at Light Warrior.

If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Magicka Templar Solo Build. You can find more Builds in the Templar Builds page.

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Magicka Templar PVE Build Setup

The Build offers different setups, depending on the difficulty of the content you wish to complete but also the gear you wish to wear! Below you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using Trial gear and it aims to achieve the best damage possible. You can also wear (Perfected)Bahsei’s Mania or (Perfected) Mantle of Siroria instead of (Perfected)Whorl of the Depths. Deadly Strike is also a nice alternative set for Templar.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadSlimecraw/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Shoulders(Perfected)Whorl of the Depths/Kjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Hands(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsHarpooner's Wading Kilt/(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsMedium/LightDivinesMax.Magicka
Chest(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Waist(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
Feet(Perfected)Whorl of the DepthsLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingKinras's WrathJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffKinras's WrathInfernoPreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing WallInfernoInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

No-Trial Gear setup for easier solo/group gameplay that can complete almost every PVE content. This setup is perfect if you do not wish to farm Trials for specific Armor Sets.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadKjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareLight/Medium/HeavyDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetOrder's WrathLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceWar MaidenJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingWar MaidenJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingWar MaidenJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffWar MaidenFlamePreciseFlame Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/War MaidenFlameInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

An effective gear setup that will help you play as a Magicka Templar early in the game!

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivinesMax. Magicka
HandsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
LegsLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax.Magicka
ChestLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
WaistLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
FeetLaw of JulianosLightDivinesMax. Magicka
NecklaceArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
RingArmor of the SeducerJewelArcaneMag. Recovery/Spell Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlamePreciseFlame Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Armor Sets for Magicka Templar PVE Build

Skills for Magicka Templar PVE Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you clear Solo content!

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Elemental Weapon/Puncturing SweepMystic Orb
Skill 2Purifying LightUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 3Radiant OppressionRitual of Retribution
Skill 4Barbed TrapHarness Magicka
Skill 5Blazing SpearSpell Symmetry
Ultimate SkillFlawless DawnbreakerCrescent Sweep

Passive Skills for Magicka Templar PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Templar Build.

  • All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
  • All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
  • Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
  • Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
  • Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
  • Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, Might of the Guild
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Magicka Templar PVE Build

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.

Warfare

Slottable Stars: Wrathful Strikes, Master-at-Arms, Backstabber, Wrathful Strikes/Biting Aura

Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline

Craft

Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest

Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)

Fitness

Slottable Stars: Siphoning Spells, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Magicka Templar PVE Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet and Essence of Spell Power as Potions.

Info for Magicka Templar PVE Build

Several important info for the Magicka Templar DPS PVE Build. What Mundus to use, the best race for the build and how to assign your attribute points.

Attribute Points

All points to Magicka.

Mundus Stone

The Thief to boost Critical Chance.

What Race is Best for Magicka Templar PVE Build

High Elf – Dark Elf – Khajiit – Breton is the best Race for a DPS focused Build. Any Race with Magicka bonuses can work well though. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation for Magicka Templar PVE Build

This is a more dynamic rotation where you attack with your spammable and re cast the other damage abilities when necessary!

Drink a potion, set Barbed Trap, attack with Mystic Orb, Unstable Wall of Elements, Ritual of Retribution, switch bars. Continue with Blazing Spear, Purifying Light, Elemental Weapon/Puncturing Sweep x5-6, Barbed Trap, switch bars. Keep attacking with Elemental Weapon/Puncturing Sweep and re cast the other skills when necessary.

Once the enemy’s Health drops below 25% start using Radiant Oppression. Use Spell Symmetry to restore Magicka when low. Use Crescent Sweep when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost damage!

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