Powerful Magicka Templar DPS PVE Build for ESO – Holy Fire

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Magicka Templar DPS PVE Build ESO

Holy Fire is a powerful Magicka Templar DPS Build for any type of ESO PVE Gameplay. A Staff Magplar DPS PVE Build that relies on strong AOE, Damage over Time and Direct damage abilities to defeat enemies and clear content. The build is utilizing strong Templar Skills that can deal damage, heal and replenish Magicka, as well as various setups that can help you clear both solo and group gameplay.

Holy Fire is a flexible Templar DPS Build that can help you deal damage and provide support to your group! To learn more about the Templar Class you can read my Templar Beginner Guide. For a Stamina Templar DPS Build you can take a look at Light Warrior. To challenge yourself in harder Solo Content, take a look at my Magicka Templar Solo Build.

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Best Magicka Templar DPS PVE Build Setup ESO

Holy Fire is a flexible Magicka Templar DPS Build that can deal damage but also assist your group with AOE abilities and heals! Depending on the content you wish to complete you should change your gear based on the recommendations below! In this Magicka Templar Build Guide you can find setups for Trials Group DPS, a No Trial DPS Gear Setup and a Beginner Setup(c160).

Trials Group DPS

This setup is for dedicated group gameplay, is using harder to find Trial gear and aims to help you achieve the best damage possible! If you wish to use the Build in harder group content, you should focus on getting the gear below. You can use this setup with a Mythic Set or a full Monster Set. Good alternative Sets include:

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
NecklacePillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
RingPillar of NirnJewelBloodthirstySpell Damage
StaffPillar of NirnLightningPrecise/ChargedShock Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing WallInfernoInfusedWeapon Damage

No Trial Gear

The No-Trial Gear setup is meant for easier Solo but also easier Group PVE Gameplay. You can wear this setup if you are planning to play Overland content(Public Dungeons, World Bosses) or clear normal Dungeons. This setup is not strong enough to survive Solo Arenas like the Maelstrom ArenaVateshran Hollows and Infinite Archive. For this purpose you should use a dedicated Solo PVE Templar Build.

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 MaidenLightningPrecise/ChargedShock Damage
Staff(Perfected) Crushing Wall/War MaidenFlameInfusedWeapon Damage

Beginner Setup

This Magicka Templar Beginner Build Setup will help you play as a Magicka Templar early in the game! The goal of this setup is to help you become familiar and more efficient with the Magicka Templar!

HeadIlambrisHeavy/Medium/LightDivines Max. 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 SeducerFlame/LightningPrecise/ChargedFlame/Shock Damage
StaffArmor of the SeducerFlame/LightningInfusedWeapon Damage

Best Armor Sets for Magicka Templar DPS PVE Build ESO

These are the Best Armor Sets you can use with the Magicka Templar PVE Build for Solo or Group Gameplay and a few good alternative options.

Best Skills for Magicka Templar DPS PVE Build ESO

The skills below will help you maximize your potential as a Magicka Templar in Group but also easier Solo gameplay! The Build relies on Magic Damage and AOE skills to deal damage to enemies but also support your group with secondary effects and synergies. The Templar is a superb support Class in ESO that can assist your group members even when playing as a DPS!

Elemental Weapon/Puncturing SweepPurifying LightRadiant OppressionBarbed TrapBlazing SpearFlawless Dawnbreaker
Mystic OrbUnstable Wall of ElementsRitual of RetributionHarness MagickaSpell SymmetryCrescent Sweep

Best Passive Skills for Magicka Templar DPS PVE Build ESO

Passive skills are always important for every character and can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Templar Build. Try to unlock them as fast as possible, so you can become stronger and tackle harder content faster. These are the Passive Skills you should unlock for the Magicka Templar DPS PVE 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

Best Champion Points for Magicka Templar DPS Build ESO

Below you will find the best Champion Points setup for the Build. When allocating Champion points to Slottable and Passive Stars your primary goal is to create paths! Allocate the minimum required points to stars along your path in order to reach your desired Slottable Stars faster. Once you have unlocked all Stars, start allocating more Champion Points to them to fill them out. Focus on Slottable Stars first, then Passive Stars. If you would like to learn more about Champion Points and how they work, you can read my ESO Champion Points Guide.


  • Slottable Stars: Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Wrathful Strikes, Biting Aura
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed, Tireless Discipline


  • Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Steed’s Blessing
  • Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)


  • Slottable Stars: Celerity, Fortified, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Best Food and Potions for Magicka Templar PVE Build

Clockwork Citrus Filet is the Best Food for the Build while Essence of Spell Power is the best option as Potions.

Info for Magicka Templar DPS 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

The Best Race for the Magicka Templar DPS Build in ESO is High Elf. Dark Elf, Khajiit and Breton are nice alternative Races you can use 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.

Best Rotation for Magicka Templar DPS PVE Build ESO

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 or Puncturing Sweep. Keep attacking with Elemental Weapon or 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!

Best Companion for Magicka Templar PVE Build ESO

If you wish to play Solo with the Magicka Templar DPS Build, you can bring along a mighty Companion! Companions in ESO are helpful allies that can assist you in combat. Every Companion can fulfill every role in the game and help you enjoy ESO more by clearing content faster or by simply interacting with them and their charming personality! There are various Builds you can use for every available ESO Companion!

As a DPS focused character my recommendation is to bring along a Tank or Healer Companion! To find out which ESO Companion is the Best in every role you can take a look at my ESO Best Companion Guide! To further maximize the potential of your chosen Companion, you can wear the Telvanni Efficiency Set! A Crafted Set that reduces the cooldown of your Companions abilities, improving their damage and overall effects and assisting you further in combat.

ESO Magicka Templar DPS PVE Build Summary

Holy Fire is a powerful Magicka Templar DPS Build for every type of PVE in ESO! The Build relies on Magic Damage and AOE abilities to deal damage but also provide assistance to your group! The Templar is a great Support Class that can provide synergies and heals even when playing as a DPS! This Magplar DPS Build is great for PVE Gameplay in ESO, if you enjoy using large Area of Effects abilities and a powerful Execute skill to destroy enemies!

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