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Magicka Templar Vampire PVE DPS

Unholy is a Templar Vampire PVE Build for Solo and Group gameplay. This Magicka Templar PVE Build is utilizing the Vampire skill-line and is optimized for Vampire Stage 3. Unholy combines Templar’s Strong skills with Vampire active and passive abilities to allow you to complete almost every PVE content.

If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Templar Beginner Guide. For a non Vampire Magicka Templar PVE Build you can take a look at Holy Fire. 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 Vampire PVE DPS 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 Bahsei’s Mania or Mantle of Siroria instead of Whorl of the Depths. Deadly Strike is another good alternative set for Templars.

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

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.

HeadKjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. Magicka
ShouldersKjalnar's NightmareLightDivinesMax. 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

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

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

Armor Sets for Magicka Templar Vampire PVE DPS Build

Skills for Magicka Templar Vampire PVE DPS Build

The following Skills will help you achieve great DPS for Group content but will also help you in Solo gameplay.

Arterial BurstPurifying LightRadiant OppressionBarbed TrapBlazing SpearFlawless Dawnbreaker
Unstable Wall of ElementsStructured EntropySimmering FrenzyHonor the DeadSpell SymmetryCrescent Sweep
  • Arterial Burst(Eviscerate): Main offensive skill/spammable.
  • Purifying Light(Backlash): Strong DPS skill that also heals.
  • Radiant Oppression(Radiant Destruction): Our Execute ability. Start using it once the enemy’s health drops below 25%.
  • Barbed Trap(Trap Beast): Additional DOT damage and a boost to Critical Damage.
  • Blazing Spear(Spear Shards): One of our strong AOE-DOT skills.
  • Flawless Dawnbreaker(Dawnbreaker): It buffs our damage and deals great direct and DOT damage.
  • Unstable Wall of Elements(Wall of Elements): Great AOE damage skill.
  • Structured Entropy(Entropy): Deals good Magic Damage and heals.
  • Simmering Frenzy(Blood Frenzy): Great boost to Spell Damage at the cost of Health.
  • Honor the Dead(Rushed Ceremony): Our main Heal ability that also helps with Magicka sustain.
  • Spell Symmetry(Equilibrium): Use it when low on Magicka to restore it.
  • Crescent Sweep(Radial Sweep): Main Ultimate.

Passive Skills for Magicka Templar Vampire PVE Build

Very important passive skills that can help you maximize the potential of your Magicka Templar Vampire 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
  • Vampire Passives: Feed, Dark Stalker, Strike from the Shadows, Undeath
  • Undaunted Passives
  • Your Racial Passives
  • Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions

Champion Points for Magicka Templar Vampire PVE DPS 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.


  • Slottable Stars: Wrathful Strikes/Deadly Aim, Master-at-Arms, Backstabber/Fighting Finesse, Biting Aura/Reaving Blows
  • Passive: Eldritch Insight, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Precision, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, 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, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality, Fortified
  • Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance

Consumables for Magicka Templar Vampire PVE Build

We are using Clockwork Citrus Filet/Witchmother’s Potent Brew and Essence of Spell Power as Potions.

Info for Magicka Templar Vampire PVE DPS Build

Several important info for the Magicka Templar Vampire 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 Vampire 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

Vampire Stage 3 at least.

Rotation for Magicka Templar Vampire PVE DPS Build

Drink a potion, set your Barbed Trap, activate Simmering Frenzy and attack with Unstable Wall of Elements and Structured Entropy. Switch bars and continue with Purifying Light, Blazing Spear, Arterial Burst as your spammable. Keep attacking with Arterial Burst and re cast the other skills when necessary! Once the enemy’s Health drops below 25% start using Radiant Oppression. Heal yourself with Honor the Dead, use Spell Symmetry if low on Magicka, use Crescent Sweep when ready and always Light Attack before every skill/action to boost your damage!

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