Stamina Templar EASY PVP Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The MERCILESS Stamina Templar PVP Build is an easy to start with Beginner focused set up for Battlegrounds and Cyrodiil in The Elder Scrolls Online. The Stamina Templar has amazing versatility, making it one of my favorite classes for PVP in ESO. Damage, Healing, Defense, Sustain - we have it all! Not to mention this build works extremely well at any level, even under level 50!

More details including gameplay of the MERCILESS Stamina Templar PVP Build can be found in the video below.

Primary Sets

A great beginner set for Stamina focused PVP builds which can be obtained very early in the game is called Spriggan’s Thorns from the zone of Bangkorai. Even at low level, you can usually follow groups around the zone doing Dolmens and World Bosses until you get 3 pieces of jewelry and a weapon or some body pieces.

Adding a second damage focused set like Briarheart which gives you even more weapon damage whenever you do a Critical Strike will make this build even stronger when it comes to quickly bursting down targets. The fact that this set procs when you do Critical Damage also synergizes well with our main gap closer on this build, Critical Rush.

Spriggan’s Thorns

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage
(5 items) Adds 3460 Physical Penetration


Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 657 Weapon Critical
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(4 items) Adds 657 Weapon Critical
(5 items) When you deal Critical Damage, you increase your Weapon Damage by 450 for 10 seconds. While this effect is active your Critical Strikes heal you for 100 Health. This effect can occur once every 15 seconds and the heal scales off the higher of your Maximum Magicka or Stamina.

Advanced Sets

For alternatives I also recommend the Sheer Venom set as this can be easily applied if using Poison Injection on a backbar bow. Another strong option, especially if you focus on AOE skills and morphs will be Dagon’s Dominion.

If you choose to run a monster set I would recommend something with a defensive focus such as Bloodspawn. Using Arena weapons as a front or backbar option will also add some nice bonus damage to the build. The best options for this include sets like Caustic Arrow and Merciless Charge.

Sheer Venom

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(3 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage
(5 items) When you deal damage with an Execute ability you infect the enemy, dealing 6576 Poison Damage over 6 seconds and dealing up to 100% more damage to enemies under 100% Health. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds per target.

Dagon’s Dominion

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage
(5 items) Adds 492 Weapon Damage to your area of effect abilities.


Set bonus

(1 item) Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
(2 items) When you take damage, you have a 6% chance to generate 13 Ultimate and increase your Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance by 3731 for 5 seconds. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.

Caustic Arrow

Set bonus

(2 items) Increases your Weapon Damage by 330 against targets affected by your Poison Arrow.

Consumables, Race, Mundus


The Nord is one of my favorite choices for a Stamina Templar build due to the extra Armor and Ultimate Generation, as well as Stamina and Health.


The Lover

Food/Drink Buff

Bewitched Sugar Skulls


Weapon Power potions or Tri-Pots

Important Skills

Sample Skill Loadout

Main Weapon: TWO HANDER - Click on a Skill Name to learn more

  1. Executioner

  2. Critical Rush

  3. Camouflaged Hunter

  4. Biting Jabs

  5. Rally

  6. ULT: Empowering Sweep or Dawnbreaker Of Smiting

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

  1. Power Of The Light

  2. Binding Javelin

  3. Resolving Vigor

  4. Extended Ritual

  5. Restoring Focus

  6. ULT: Remembrance

Important Passives

  1. Spear Wall - Aedric Spear

  2. Burning Light - Aedric Spear

  3. Balanced Warrior - Aedric Spear

  4. Prism - Dawn’s Wrath

  5. Restoring Spirit - Dawn’s Wrath

  6. Light Weaver - Restoring Light

  7. Wind Walker - Medium Armor

  8. Dexterity - Medium Armor

  9. Agility - Medium Armor

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