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Templar Tank Build ESO – Lifegiver

Templar Tank

Lifegiver is a Paladin-like Templar Tank PVE Build in ESO. The Build is focusing on strong resistances and passively healing you and your group. A flexible Templar Tank Build with different setups for harder and easier group content. Lifegiver can support the healer of your group if necessary and save your team in an emergency.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Templar Beginner Guide. If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Stamina Templar Solo Build.

You can find more Builds in the Templar Builds page.

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Templar Tank Build Setup

Below you can find different Setups for harder but also easier group content. The Setups will help you tank Trials or Dungeons and allow you to assist Stamina or Magicka(Encratis’s Behemoth) based Groups! A few good alternative Sets you can use include Nazaray and Turning Tide.

Trials Build

This is a Tank setup for harder Group content.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadTremorscaleHeavy/Medium/LightInfusedTri-Stat
ShouldersTremorscaleHeavy/Medium/LightSturdyMax. Health
Hands(Perfected)Claw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyMax. Health
Legs(Perfected)Claw of YolnahkriinHeavyInfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
Chest(Perfected)Claw of YolnahkriinHeavyInfusedMulti-Effect ( Tri-Stat )
Waist(Perfected)Claw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyMax. Health
Feet(Perfected)Claw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyMax. Health
NecklacePowerful AssaultJewelHealthyBracing
RingPowerful AssaultJewelHealthyBracing
RingPowerful AssaultJewelHealthyBracing
One Handed WeaponPowerful AssaultSwordInfusedWeakening
Off-HandPowerful AssaultShieldSturdyMax. Stamina
StaffPowerful AssaultLightning/Ice/FireInfusedCrusher

Easier Group Content

A Tank setup for easier Group content and less organized parties.

PieceSetTypeTraitEnchantment
HeadLord WardenHeavy/Medium/LightInfusedTri-Stat
ShouldersLord WardenHeavy/Medium/LightSturdyMax. Health
HandsLivewireHeavySturdyMax. Health
LegsLivewireHeavyInfusedMulti-Effect (Tri-Stat)
ChestLivewireHeavyInfusedMulti-Effect (Tri-Stat)
WaistLivewireHeavySturdyMax. Health
FeetLivewireHeavySturdyMax. Health
NecklaceBattalion DefenderJewelHealthyBracing
RingBattalion DefenderJewelHealthyBracing
RingBattalion DefenderJewelHealthyBracing
One Handed WeaponBattalion DefenderSwordInfusedWeakening
Off-HandBattalion DefenderShieldSturdyMax. Stamina
StaffBattalion DefenderLightning/IceInfusedCrusher

Armor Sets for Templar Tank Build

Skills for Templar Tank Build

The following Skills will allow you to hold aggro and Tank effectively almost every PVE content.

 Front BarBack Bar
Skill 1Pierce ArmorUnstable Wall of Elements
Skill 2Inner RageRitual of Retribution/Extended Ritual
Skill 3Silver LeashRestoring Focus
Skill 4Breath of LifeRepentance
Skill 5Defensive StanceRazor Caltrops
Ultimate SkillAggressive HornEmpowering Sweep
  • Pierce Armor(Puncture): Our main Taunt attack that also debuffs enemies.
  • Inner Rage(Inner Fire): Our Taunt for enemies far away.
  • Silver Leash(Silver Bolts): Our only crowd control ability. Use it to pull enemies to you.
  • Breath of Life(Rushed Ceremony): Our emergency heal. Try not to spam this skill.
  • Defensive Stance(Defensive Posture): Essential skill for tanking. It gives us a shield, increases the amount of damage we can block and reduces the cost of blocking.
  • Aggressive Horn(War Horn): Our main Ultimate. We use this mostly against strong enemies, Bosses, to buff our team.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): We use this ability to deal damage and apply the Crusher debuff to our targets.
  • Ritual of Retribution(Cleansing Ritual): Removes harmful effects and damages our enemies. Can replace it with Extended Ritual(Cleansing Ritual) for another healing ability.
  • Restoring Focus(Rune Focus): Greatly increases our resistances, recovers stamina and heals.
  • Repentance(Restoring Aura): Another great heal/sustain skill.
  • Razor Caltrops(Caltrops): Debuffs enemies and triggers Powerful Assault.
  • Empowering Sweep(Radial Sweep): Our secondary Ultimate. Great to use against groups of enemies. You can replace it with Remembrance(Rite of Passage) for extra emergency healing.

Passive Skills for Templar Tank Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Templar Tank 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
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Templar Tank 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: Unassailable, Bulwark, Reinforced, Last Stand

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

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: Fortified, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality

Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Fortification, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance, Nimble Protector, Savage Defense, Bashing Brutality

Consumables for Templar Tank Build

We are using Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce or Bewitched Sugar Skulls and crafted Tri-Stat Essence of Health.

Info for Templar Tank Build

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

Attribute Points

26 points to Magicka, 6 to Health and 32 to Stamina

Mundus Stone

The Atronach for better Magicka Recovery.

What Race is Best for Templar Tank Build

Nord – Imperial – Orc – Argonian is the best race for a Tank Build. You can find more about the playable races in my ESO Race Guide!

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.

Rotation for Templar Tank Build

Taunt and drop your Restoring focus, Ritual of Retribution/Extended Ritual and Unstable Wall of Elements. Just block and let your Sets do their job. Use your Inner Rage, Silver Leash to control enemies farther away. Use Razor Caltrops to debuff enemies and trigger Powerful Assault. Activate Defensive Stance if you have to and make sure your Unstable Wall of Elements is always up to apply the crusher debuff.

Restore Stamina with Repentance whenever you can. If your healer is struggling, assist with Breath of Life but try not to spam it too much. Use your Ultimates when ready, appropriately.

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