Magicka Templar Beginner Build

ESO Magicka Templar Beginner Build

by Hack The Minotaur

This Magicka Templar build for The Elder Scrolls Online is very easy to play and has access to amazing heals, defense, and damage! This build will do great in both PVE and PVP.

More details including game play of the Magicka Templar Beginner Build can be found in the video below.

Primary Sets

Our main 5 piece set on this build is Winter’s Respite, a light armor set from the Greymoor Chapter. We get great bonuses for max magicka and magicka recovery from this set as well as a free heal anytime we add an effect to the ground, which Templars do a lot!

For the second set on this build I recommend Crafty Alfiq for the huge boost to magicka. Remember that your magicka pool increases both your damage AND healing while also you sustain your skills for longer, which means you are an equally effective DPS and Healer build using this set up.

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Winter’s Respite

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 129 Magicka Recovery
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(5 items) Casting abilities that leave an effect on the ground will create a circle of healing frost for 10 seconds. You and your allies restore 2358 Health every 1 second while inside the circle. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.

Crafty Alfiq

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(5 items) Adds 2560 Maximum Magicka

Alternative Sets

For alternatives I also recommend sets such as Spinner’s Garments and Mother’s Sorrow. I recommend using the Level Up Rewards weapons (Prophet’s Staff) to make up the remaining 2 open gear slots.

Spinner’s Garments

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(5 items) Adds 3460 Offensive Penetration

Mother’s Sorrow

Set bonus

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

Consumables, Race, Mundus


Breton will be a great choice for this build, as Templar class skills can be quite expensive, and the Breton’s extra cost reduction can be very helpful for newer players. If you are more experienced or want to focus purely on damage, than High Elf, Dark Elf, and Khajiit are all good options. For more details on all ESO Races and passive bonuses be sure to check out our Full ESO Race Guide.


The Lover / The Thief / The Shadow

Food/Drink Buff

Witchmother’s Potent Brew


Basic Magicka or Spell Power Potions

Important Skills


Damage Over Time

Area Of Effect




Sample Skill Loadout

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

  1. Elemental Blockade

  2. Inner Light

  3. Breath Of Life

  4. Puncturing Sweep

  5. Elemental Drain

  6. ULT: Solar Prison or Solar Disturbance

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

  1. Healing Springs

  2. Blazing Spear

  3. Radiating Regeneration

  4. Extended Ritual

  5. Channeled Focus

  6. ULT: Remembrance

Important Passives

  1. Spear Wall - Aedric Spear

  2. Prism - Dawn’s Wrath

  3. Illuminate - Dawn’s Wrath

  4. Burning Light - Aedric Spear

  5. Sacred Ground - Restoring Light

  6. Evocation - Light Armor

  7. Prodigy - Light Armor

  8. Concentration - Light Armor

  9. Tri-Focus - Destruction Staff

  10. Ancient Knowledge - Destruction Staff


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