Recommended Build for the Templar Class

Posted by tomato on Friday Apr 18, 2014 Under Class, Guide

The Templar class in Elder Scrolls Online excels at healing. Thus, most Templar builds will have an emphasis on support and requires selecting one of three races that have high affinity for support spells. These three spellcasting races include the Altmer, the Breton, and the Dunmer. The Altmer specialize in both offense and support, allowing the player to have a more balanced approach in their gameplay. In other words, it is arguably the most balanced of the three races.

Players should use their attribute points to increase their magicka stat. A magicka-focused approach maximizes the player’s DPS, decreases cool down periods, and helps the player survive resulting in level faster. Furthermore, most builds benefit from using light armor. Light armor increases magicka regeneration, makes it more likely to execute a critical heal, and reduces the cost for using spells.

Newer players might want to try the Restoration Staff. This weapon offers passives–like bonus healing–that are highly compatible with the Templar class. In other words, regardless of which weapon players decide to play with, they must make sure their weapon is compatible with the Templar’s abilities. Furthermore, there are many weapons that are compatible with the Templar; that is, each allows a different playstyle and helps counter specific enemies.

There are three skill trees for the Templar: (a) Restoring Light; (b) Dawn’s Wrath; and (c) Aedric Spear.

Restoring Light benefits from all passive abilities. Recommended actives include Rushed Ceremony, an instant heal, and Healing Ritual, an AoE heal that heals the user for 30 percent health. Rite of Passage is not worth pursuing because it locks the player in place and decreases their survivability.

Dawn’s Wrath has an emphasis on ranged offensive abilities and, like Restoring Light, benefits from all passives, too. Recommended actives include Sun Fire, Solar Flare, and Nova. Solar Flare has high synergy with other spells because it increases damage output for the next spell used (except Solar Flare). Nova deals significant damage, stuns groups of enemies, and reduces their damage output by 40 percent.

Aedric Spear allows Templar users to deal consistent damage while maintaining high mobility. Players should only put points into passive abilities if they have extra points. Some noteworthy passives include Piercing Spear and Spear Wall. Respectively, these passives increase damage output and damage mitigation while blocking. Recommended actives include Puncturing Strikes, Piercing Javelin, and Sweeping Strikes. The first two increases the player’s offensive capabilities while the Sweeping Strikes is inexpensive, but unfortunately worse than Nova when it comes to AoE damage.

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3 Templar skill lines explained

Posted by Sun Master on Friday Jan 17, 2014 Under Class, General, 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 KillerGuides' digital handbook. This was how I was able to make my Templar reach level 50 within a week. Read my review of the guide here.

The Templar class is considered as the best tanking class in the Elder Scrolls Online from its impenetrable defense and sun magic at disposal to bolster allies or smite enemies. For starters, the Templar gameplay is very similar to a paladin or crusader in other MMO in the ways of how the class interacts directly with other characters. There are three main skill lines for the Templar as followings:

  • Aedric Spear
  • Dawn’s Wrath
  • Restoring Light

templar artworkThe first skill line, Aedric Spear, is collection of upfront and aggressive melee spells and abilities that allow you to get the most out of your weapon DPS. Bringing spells like Focused Charge to the table to disorient your opponent and then finishing them off with a melee combo knock down like Puncturing Strikes. This skill line is best for those who are into PvP combat or like to do melee damage.

The next skill line would be Dawn’s Wrath, which focuses more on spellcasting AoE type skill set. This particular templar skill guide line is very key for a group or raid due to how much the spells in this skill line interact with many opponents. For example, most of the spells in Dawn’s Wrath are not only AoE, but also have some type of secondary status effect, whether it’s damage over time, snare, stun or even damage mitigation, Dawn’s Wrath will always have some impact on the bigger picture in larger conflicts, like a raid setting.

Last but not least, Restoring Light. One of the more iconic skill line’s of the Templar class, it offers a lot of defensive healing utility for you and your class partner. With a whole arsenal of holy light spells at your disposal like Restoring Aura which functions as a heal over time aura. One spell that has proven itself useful time and time again is Restoring Light’s ultimate spell, Rite of Passage. A channeled spell, it reduces damage in an AoE radius near the caster.

If you’re looking to get into tanking for PvE game play, consider dipping into the Aedric Spear skill line first for easier leveling as suggested in then branching off into Dawn’s Wrath for the AoE spells which will help mitigate lots of unwanted damage. Regardless of your choice, make sure to get a blend of spells that compliment each other perfectly for your role.

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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