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Templar Tank PVE Build – Lifegiver

Templar Tank PVE Build

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Lifegiver is a Paladin-like Templar Tank PVE Build. 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.

Armor Sets

Tremorscale: Best overall Monster Set for Tanking. You can replace with Encratis’s Behemoth if your group relies on Fire damage or facing a strong fire damage based enemy.

Lord Warden is a great alternative to boost your party’s defense.

(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin: Great Tank Set that grants Minor Courage to you and your group when taunting an enemy.

Powerful Assault: Grants extra Weapon and Spell Damage when casting an Assault Ability.

Livewire: Great Tanking set that increases our healing taken, damages our enemies but also heals us for each enemy hit.

Battalion Defender: Another great support tanking set that heals us and our group whenever we block an attack.

Ebon Armory: A nice alternative if you wish to boost your party’s Health.

Sets Location

Tremorscale: Veteran Volenfell, Glirion the Redbeard

Encratis’s Behemoth: Veteran Black Drake Villa, Urgarlag Chief-Bane

Lord Warden: Veteran Imperial City Prison, Urgarlag Chief-bane

(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin: (Veteran)Sunspire Trial

Powerful Assault: Imperial City, Tel Var Vendor

Livewire: Clockwork City, Overland

Battalion Defender: Rewards of the Worthy – PVP

Trials Build

This is a Tank setup for harder Group content.

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.

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


 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: Our main Taunt attack that also debuffs enemies.

Inner Rage: Our Taunt for enemies far away.

Silver Leash: Our only crowd control ability. Use it to pull enemies to you.

Breath of Life: Our emergency heal. Try not to spam this skill.

Defensive Stance: 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: Our main Ultimate. We use this mostly against strong enemies, Bosses, to buff our team.

Unstable Wall of Elements: We use this ability to deal damage and apply the Crusher debuff to our targets. It also sets concussed enemies off balance, working well with the Livewire set.

Ritual of Retribution: Removes harmful effects and damages our enemies. Can replace it with Extended Ritual for another pure healing ability.

Restoring Focus: Greatly increases our resistances, recovers stamina and heals.

Repentance: Another great heal/sustain skill.

Razor Caltrops: Debuffs enemies and triggers Powerful Assault.

Empowering Sweep: Our secondary Ultimate. Great to use against groups of enemies. You can replace it with Remembrance for extra emergency healing.

Passive Skills

  • 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


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


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

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


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


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


Attribute Points

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

Mundus Stone

The Atronach for better Magicka Recovery.


Nord – Imperial – Orc – Argonian

Vampire or Werewolf

Neither is necessary.


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.

More Templar Builds

Holy Fire – Magicka Templar PVE Build

Light Warrior – Stamina Templar PVE Build

Magicka Templar Solo PVE Build

Stamina Templar Solo PVE Build

Valkyrie – Magicka Templar PVP Build

Divine Wrath – Stamina Templar PVP Build

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