PALADIN

Solo & Group Templar HYBRID PVE Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The PALADIN Build is a Unique HYBRID Templar build for The Elder Scrolls Online, mixing powerful Two Handed Weapon abilities with the Templar’s Magic Damage skills and insane self-healing. Bring the power of the Light to battle!

Primary Sets

For this build, our sets will be focused on providing good overall damage stats as well as some basic survivability (damage shields) that make this build especially good for Solo content in The Elder Scrolls Online.

First, we’ll be making use of Deadly Strike - a fantastic Templar set that buffs all of our damage over time skills and our main spammable DPS skill by 15 percent!

Next, we will be using the Scathing Mage Set to provide lots of on demand Spell Damage with a near 100% uptime on the proc.

Mother Ciannait is an amazing monster set for Solo builds in ESO that want a bit extra magicka sustain. This helps greatly with this build’s hybrid approach.

Finally, a back bar Arena weapon such as the Maelstrom Two Hander can add some nice bonus damage.


Click on a Set Name below to learn more.

Deadly Strike

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 129 Weapon and Spell Damage
(5 items) Increase the damage your Damage Over Time and Channeled Abilities do by 15%.


Scathing Mage

Set bonus
(2 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
(3 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(4 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(5 items) When you deal direct damage, you have a 20% chance to increase your Weapon and Spell Damage by 516 for 5 seconds. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.


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 822 Magicka. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.


Merciless Charge (Maelstrom 2h)

Set bonus

(2 items) Dealing damage with Critical Charge causes enemies to bleed for 7456 Bleed Damage over 7 seconds. This effect scales off the higher of your Weapon or Spell Damage.


 

Alternative Sets

For alternatives, any basic damage sets including Mother’s Sorrow or Briarheart can be used effectively on this build.

For alternative Monster Sets, Iceheart will give you the same great shield proc as Mother Ciannait, but also include more Critical Chance and damage.


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


Briarheart

Set bonus

(2 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(4 items) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(5 items) When you deal Critical Damage, you increase your Weapon and Spell 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.


Iceheart

Set bonus

(1 item) Adds 657 Critical Chance
(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.


Gear Set Up

Weapon/Armor Set Trait Weight Glyph
Main Hand Deadly Strike Maul Precise NA Absorb Stamina Enchant
Backup Maelstrom 2h Infused NA Weapon/Spell Damage
Head Mother Ciannait Divines Heavy Magicka
Shoulder Mother Ciannait Divines Medium Magicka
Chest Scathing Mage Divines Light Magicka
Waist Scathing Mage Divines Light Magicka
Gloves Scathing Mage Divines Light Magicka
Legs Scathing Mage Divines Light Magicka
Feet Scathing Mage Divines Light Magicka
Necklace Deadly Strike Infused NA Spell Damage
Ring 1 Deadly Strike Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage
Ring 2 Deadly Strike Bloodthirsty NA Spell Damage

Consumables, Race, Mundus

Race

The best option for this particular Hybrid build is Khajiit due to the extra max stats and recoveries as well as bonus to Critical Damage and healing. Dark Elf adds both Stamina and Magicka which will also be nice for more overall stats. For more details on all ESO Races and passive bonuses be sure to check out our Full ESO Race Guide.

Mundus

The Thief

Food/Drink Buff

Bewitched Sugar Skulls

Potions

Tri-Stat Potions

Attributes

  • 64 Magicka

  • 0 Health

  • 0 Stamina

Skills

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

  1. Radiant Glory

  2. Carve or Brawler

  3. Radiant Aura

  4. Puncturing Sweep

  5. Dampen Magic

  6. ULT: Temporal Guard or Flawless Dawnbreaker

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

  1. Vampire’s Bane

  2. Stampede

  3. Barbed Trap

  4. Restoring Focus

  5. Rally

  6. ULT: Solar Disturbance

Skills Discussion & Rotation

Buffs

Keep up Restoring Focus and Rally at all times and remember to stand within your rune!

Rotation

Start with Backbar DOTs: Vampire’s Bane, Stampede, Barbed Trap -> Bar Swap

Carve x 2, Radiant Aura, then Puncturing Sweep x 6 -> Bar Swap back

Notes

Remember to light attack between every ability. Substitute Radiant Glory in place of Puncturing Sweep when an enemy is within execute range.




Passive Skills

Class Passives

Weapon Passives

Armor Passives


Guild Passives

Racial




Other

Companions

If you like playing Solo, this build can benefit greatly from using Companions! This Solo build for the Templar is both fairly tanky and also GREAT at self healing, so if you are going to use a Companion I would suggest a Ranged Damage approach for them. I recommend Mirri Elendis for Companion on this build with the set up below. More information on Companions Builds and Skills can be found in our detailed Companion Guides section.


Recommended Gear

  • All Medium Armor - Aggressive Trait

  • Companion Bow


Recommended Skills

Additional Skills

The skills below may also be helpful in other situations.

Full Companion Build

Champion Points 2.0

Below you will find the recommended Active and Passive Champion Point Stars for this build, broken down into 300, 600, 900, and 1200 CP ranges.

For more information on Champion Points click on a Star name below or browse our detailed Champion Points Guides.

Constellation Descriptions:

  • GREEN: The Green Craft Constellation is focused on crafting and utility-centered upgrades.

  • BLUE: The Blue Warfare Constellation focuses primarily on increasing player damage, healing and defenses.

  • RED: The Red Fitness Constellation is focused on character survival and sustain.

- 300 Champion Points -

GREEN

BLUE

RED



- 600 Champion Points -



GREEN

BLUE

RED



- 900 Champion Points -



GREEN

BLUE

RED




- 1200 Champion Points -



GREEN

BLUE

RED

 

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