Magicka Templar Solo PVE Build
The NOVA SHIELD Build is one of the best Solo Builds in The Elder Scrolls Online! Focused on STRONG Damage Shields that automatically protect your character, this build can easily handle some of the hardest Solo content in the game including World Bosses, Dungeons and more!
The primary focus of the Nova Shield build is to use as many automatic damage shields and as much passive healing as possible, making your survival in most encounters almost guaranteed!
Our main set on this build is Light Of Cyrodiil, which works very well on the Magicka Templar. This set reduces all of our incoming damage by 15% while channeling abilities like Puncturing Sweep, Radiant Glory and even the Lightning Staff heavy attack.
We are combining this with Torug’s Pact to boost our weapon enchants through the roof. This is combined with infused weapon traits for maximum efficiency and with a Damage Shield enchant for even more automatic protection!
Finally, Iceheart is just a great overall defensive set, giving us 3 total passive damage shields.
(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.
(2 items) Adds 1487 Armor
(3 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
(4 items) Adds 1487 Armor
(5 items) Decreases weapon enchantment cooldown by 33% and increases non Oblivion Damage weapon enchantment potency by 45%.
(1 item) Adds 833 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 500 Frost Damage to all enemies within 5 meters of you every 1 second. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.
For easier content, Light Of Cyrodiil can be replaced with a more offensive focused set like Mother’s Sorrow. Iceheart can also be swapped with Mother Ciannait for more magicka sustain while keeping the same shield, or an offensive Monster set such as Zaan or Valkyn Skoria.
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(4 items) Adds 833 Spell Critical
(5 items) Adds 1937 Spell Critical
(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 822 Magicka. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.
(1 item) Adds 1487 Spell Penetration
(2 items) When you deal damage with a damage over time effect, you have a 8% chance to summon a meteor that deals 9000 Flame Damage to the target and 3535 Flame Damage to all other enemies within 5 meters. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.
Gear Set Up
|Main Hand||Light Of Cyrodiil Lightning Staff||Infused||NA||Damage Shield|
|Backup||Any Lightning Staff||Infused||NA||Weapon Damage|
|Head||Iceheart||Divines||Light||Magicka||Shoulder||Iceheart||Divines||Light||Magicka||Chest||Torug's Pact||Divines||Heavy||Health||Waist||Torug's Pact||Divines||Light||Magicka||Gloves||Torug's Pact||Divines||Light||Magicka||Legs||Torug's Pact||Divines||Medium||Magicka||Feet||Torug's Pact||Divines||Light||Magicka||Necklace||Light Of Cyrodiil||Infused||NA||Spell Damage||Ring 1||Light Of Cyrodiil||Bloodthirsty||NA||Spell Damage||Ring 2||Light Of Cyrodiil||Bloodthirsty||NA||Spell Damage|
Consumables, Race, Mundus
I prefer High Elf for this build, thanks to the extra stamina sustain and reduced damage taken while channeling. Other great options include Dark Elf, and Khajiit. The extra cost reduction of Breton is not usually needed but can be helpful for making the build even easier.
Purple Food: Max Stamina, Max Magicka, Max Health
Spell Power Potions
Skills - Two Bar Setup
Main Weapon: LIGHTNING STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more
Backup Weapon: LIGHTNING STAFF - Click on a Skill Name to learn more
Skills Discussion & Rotation
Start by debuffing a Boss with Elemental Drain, then make sure your potion is active and use Extended Ritual and Channeled Focus
On the Back Bar: Apply Vampire’s Bane, then Elemental Blockade -> Bar Swap
Cast Puncturing Sweep 4-5 times, remembering to Light Attack between each to proc your Shield Enchant.
810 CP Allocation - Click on a CP Node to learn more
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