The Templar Skills Guide

Posted by Sun Master on Wednesday Apr 17, 2013 Under Class, Guide, Skills

Some of the latest updates in the article below are not taken into account yet. However, for a more comprehensive and up-to-date details on advanced strategies, you should take a look into this manual from KillerGuides. This was how I was able to make my Templar reach level 50 within a week. Read my review of the guide here.

The first thing to keep in mind about the Elder Scrolls Online’s templar class is how it fits with the other starting classes, since you can mix and match traits across play styles. The templar is a defensive class, with many skills devoted to healing or protecting yourself or party members. Compared to the dragon knight, it does not have as many melee offensive abilities. It makes an excellent companion to the sorcerer’s long-range damage dealing abilities. When combining skills, the sorcerer’s various crowd control skills and its ability to summon pets compliment the templar’s defensive capabilities, so these two class could be a perfect match. The nightblade looks to be a more stealth-oriented class when compared to the templar.

templar sunfireSo basically, the templar is Elder Scrolls Online’s paladin class as mentioned in elderscrollsonlineclasses.org. One entire skill set, Restoring Light, is based on healing, defending and curing status effects. Rushed Ceremony is a healing skill for the panicked player who does not want to wait for casting time to heal in a tight spot. Healing Ritual heals everyone, with the caster receiving the most healing, meaning should it be targeted, it is unlikely the templar will die while repeating the skill. Combined with Rune Focus, which helps against interruption and raises defense while casting, it can keep your healing phase focused and effective.

The templar does have a suite of attack skills to fall back on as well. The Dawn’s Wrath skill set focuses heavily on intelligent damage dealing tactics. It has a passive that helps build your Ultimate skill when using Dawn’s Wrath abilities, while Eclipse, Solar Flare and Nova are excellent multiple-enemy, area attack skills. Backlash can be very helpful while setting into motion other plans, as it stores up the damage the templar has soaked up and returns it on top of some base damage. Sun Fire is a projectile-based attack that deals fire-based magic damage and paralyzes the target temporarily. Having the passive skill of Illuminate on will raise your defense toward any enemy the Dawn’s Wrath skills hit; its an excellent way to raise defense while dealing damage.

Of the three skill sets, the Aedric Spear skill path offers spear-based active skills, and templar skillspassive enhancement to skills based on spears. Puncturing Strikes attacks four times with a magical spear, and the last hit knocks back the closest enemy. As a two-hit combo, Sun Fire to catch the enemy and Puncturing Strikes to deal a lot of damage and knock it back is a strong tactic. Radial Sweep is an Ultimate skill that hits for magic damage in front of you in a wide area by conjuring a weapon. Sun Shield is a damage absorption skill to help protect you, but is best when attacking and good for templar gameplay, since magic will not regenerate while effective. It deals damage when activated and each time its struck.

Remember that the Elder Scrolls Online is still under development. Even when its finished, an MMO’s nature is to be ever-fluctuating. While its basic features will likely remain the same, details about the templar class may change.

Some of the latest updates in the article above are not taken into account yet. However, for a more comprehensive and up-to-date details on advanced strategies, you should take a look into this ESO guide. This was how I was able to make my Templar reach level 50 within a week. Read my review of the guide here.

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