Magicka Templar Solo PVE ONE BAR Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The GOD MODE Build is a Solo Magicka Templar build for ESO that showcases the ultra powerful Templar class in its most simple form - a one bar build. This build is strong enough to complete almost any solo content (and even some group content) in the game with just a few skills, including Veteran Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows. A two bar build will be included as well a more defensive option great for new players.

 

Primary Sets


Mother’s Sorrow provides an easy to acquire base damage set for this build with bonuses to Maximum Magicka and Spell Critical. Templar’s have bonus Critical Damage as a class, so maximizing their Critical Chance is always a good idea if possible.

Medusa is an equally powerful set focused on Critical Chance, but also gives you free access to Minor Force, which increases your Critical Damage by another 10 percent! Medusa is a great option for One Bar Builds because it frees up a bar slot for you instead of needing to cast this buff.

Finally, you can never go wrong with a Damage Shield set on a solo build, which is why we are using Mother Ciannait, which also gives us Magicka back when the shield breaks and is VERY easy to Proc on the Templar.

Mother’s Sorrow

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(4 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(5 items) Adds 1528 Spell Critical

Medusa

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(3 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(4 items) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(5 items) Adds 900 Spell Critical. Gain Minor Force at all times, increasing your Critical Damage by 10%.

Mother Ciannait

Set bonus
(1 item) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(2 items) While in combat, casting an ability with a cast time or channeling an ability grants you a damage shield that absorbs 5000 damage for 6 seconds. If the damage shield is broken, you restore 600 Magicka. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.


Alternative Sets


Alternative 5 piece sets that will work well on this build include: Light Of Cyrodiil and Overwhelming Surge. For the Monster Set you can also use Iceheart which has exactly the same damage shield as Mother Ciannait, but has Critical Chance instead of the bonus Magicka sustain.

Light Of Cyrodiil

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(5 items) While you are casting or channeling an ability, your damage taken is reduced by 15%. When you are interrupted, your next Magicka Ability will cost no Magicka.

Overwhelming Surge

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(4 items) Adds 129 Spell Damage
(5 items) When you deal damage with a Class ability, you surround yourself with a torrent that deals 1040 Shock Damage to enemies within 8 meters of you every 1 second for 6 seconds. 15% of the damage you deal this way is restored to you as Magicka. This effect can occur every 6 seconds.

Iceheart

Set bonus

(1 item) Adds 657 Spell Critical
(2 items) When you deal Critical Damage, you have a 20% chance to gain a damage shield that absorbs 5000 damage for 6 seconds. While the damage shield holds, you deal 1000 Frost Damage to all enemies within 5 meters of you every 1 second. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.


Gear Set Up - W/ Medusa Staff


Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Medusa Lightning Staff Precise or Infused NA Damage Shield
Backup Any Lightning Staff Infused NA Spell Damage
Head Mother Ciannait Divines Medium Magicka
Shoulder Mother Ciannait Divines Medium Magicka
Chest Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Waist Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Gloves Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Legs Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Feet Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Necklace Medusa Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 Medusa Infused NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 Medusa Infused NA Spell Damage

Gear Set Up - No Medusa Staff


Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Mother's Sorrow Lightning Staff Precise or Infused NA Damage Shield
Backup Any Lightning Staff Infused NA Spell Damage
Head Mother Ciannait Divines Light Magicka
Shoulder Mother Ciannait Divines Light Magicka
Chest Medusa Divines Heavy Magicka
Waist Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Gloves Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Legs Medusa Divines Heavy Magicka
Feet Mother's Sorrow Divines Light Magicka
Necklace Medusa Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 Medusa Infused NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 Medusa Infused NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus


Race

High Elf is my favorite race for this build because they have reduced damage while channeling abilities - this works with our main spammable, puncturing sweeps! And of course they have extra spell damage and max magicka. Other magic-based races like Breton, Dark Elf, and even Khajiit will still work, though.

Mundus

The Lover

Food/Drink Buff

Bewitched Sugar Skulls or Purple Tri-Stat Food is best for Arenas which required more Sprinting and Roll Dodging.

Potions

Spell Power Potions


Skills - One Bar Setup


Main Weapon: LIGHTNING STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Dampen Magic

  2. Vampire’s Bane

  3. Explosive Charge

  4. Puncturing Sweep

  5. Channeled Focus

  6. ULT: Elemental Rage or Solar Disturbance


Skills - Two Bar Setup


Main Weapon: LIGHTNING STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Dampen Magic

  2. Degeneration

  3. Explosive Charge

  4. Puncturing Sweep

  5. Inner Light

  6. ULT: Shooting Star or Temporal Guard


Backup Weapon: LIGHTNING STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Elemental Blockade

  2. Vampire’s Bane

  3. Blazing Spear

  4. Ritual Of Retribution

  5. Channeled Focus

  6. ULT: Elemental Rage or Solar Disturbance


Skills Discussion & Rotation


One Bar Rotation

Pop your potion, keep Channeled Focus active (stay in the circle if possible) and use Dampen Magic as needed.

Apply Vampire’s Bane - then Sweep, Sweep, Sweep!

Reserve Explosive Charge for when you need to quickly attack another enemy or you need to interrupt a caster.

Two Bar Rotation

Apply the additional DOTs: Wall Of Elements, Vampire’s Bane, Ritual Of Retribution, Degeneration - Then Sweeps as before.


Champion Points 2.0


- 300 Champion Points -

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- 600 Champion Points -

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- 900 Champion Points -

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- 1200 Champion Points -

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