Anubis – Templar Tank PvE Build

Build Written By: DoctorSarge – PS4 NA

Role: Tank

Patch: Wolfhunter

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
    1. Gear
    2. Attributes
    3. Skills
    4. Champion Points
    5. Other Important Info (Food, Mundus, Race, Potions, Passives)
  3. Resource Management & Rotation
  4. Contact Info
  5. Update Log


Welcome to the Anubis PvE Templar tank build for The Elder Scrolls Online! This build is great for all kinds of content: vet dungeons, off-tank for normal trials, and off-tank for veteran trials. Between the extra resistances offered by Lord Warden and the huge shields offered by Imperium, your group survivability is huge, which makes this pretty good in PUGs. With this build, you also have great sustain. Make sure to come back often as it will be updated after every patch!



Templar Tank PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Lord Warden Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Vet Imperial City Prision
Shoulders Lord Warden Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Brands of Imperium Heavy Sturdy Prismatic White Gold Tower
Legs Ebon Armory Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Chest Brands of Imperium Heavy Sturdy Prismatic White Gold Tower
Belt Brands of Imperium Heavy Sturdy Prismatic White Gold Tower
Boots Ebon Armory Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Necklace Ebon Armory Jewelry Triune Magicka Recovery Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Ring Ebon Armory Jewelry Triune Shield-Play Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Ring Ebon Armory Jewelry Triune Shield-Play Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Weapon 1 Brands of Imperium 1 hand Infused Crusher White Gold Tower
Shield 1 Brands of Imperium Shield Reinforced Prismatic White Gold Tower
Weapon 2 Brands of Imperium Ice/Lightning Staff Infused Weakening White Gold Tower

Gear Setups

Depending on your group setup, you may want to switch out your gear. Popular options are Akaviri Dragonguard for cheaper ultimates, Alkosh and Torug’s Pact for extra reduction on enemy resistances, and Plague Doctor for a higher health pool. Other monster sets are Blood Spawn for the ultimate generation and if you are learning mechanics or finding it hard to keep up your resistance buffs, Mighty Chudan. NOTE: If you use Mighty Chudan, Channeled Focus is essentially useless besides the magicka regeneration, so you’ll have to swap that skill out for something else. Reflective Light is a good option. Also, if you swap out Brands of Imperium, I would take some points out of Bastion and spread them out. At CP 300, I would take all of the points out of Bastion and put Ironclad up to 34, Hardy up to 23, and put the extra point into Heavy Armor Focus. At CP 780, put 0 into Bastion, put Ironclad up to 81, and then put the rest into Thick Skinned.

Ice vs. Lightning Staff

Using an ice staff is very nice. As a templar, we don’t have an AoE root like, say, a DK. The slow given by it helps make up for that. And with all the changes, it is close to SnB in terms of blocking, so you don’t have to be scared of getting torn apart if you get caught blocking on that bar. If you are in a more organized group, though, a lightning staff will more than likely be better to help keep off-balance up. It all depends on if your DDs run inferno or lightning staffs. The drawback of using a lightning staff is that it doesn’t have the blocking passives that ice staffs or SnB have, so you have to be really careful while on that bar. So in conclusion, if you are a beginner or your DDs are running lightning staffs, an ice staff will be better. If your DDs are running inferno staffs and you are experienced, a lightning staff will be better. I would just keep one of each with you so it’s an easy switch.


What your attribute distribution is going to look like is based on the race you choose. You should have at least 30k health, but no more than 40k health unless you’re in a fight that needs high health. After that, dump the rest into stamina.



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Main Bar

  • Pierce Armor
  • Heroic Slash
  • Radiant Ward
  • Repentance
  • Extended Ritual
  • Ultimate: FLEX: Replenishing Barrier/Solar Disturbance/Empowering Sweep

Back Bar

  • Elemental Blockade
  • Inner Rage
  • FLEX: Channeled Focus/Restoring Focus
  • FLEX: Honor the Dead/Ritual of Rebirth
  • Silver Leash
  • Ultimate: Aggressive Horn

Flex Choices

  • Channeled Focus vs Restoring Focus:
    • Channeled Focus gives you great magicka sustain. If you feel you have too much, then swap it out for Restoring Focus. The extra damage mitigation given by it is also nice.
  • Replenishing Barrier vs Solar Disturbance vs Empowering Sweep:
    • Normally, you will be using War Horn, so this spot doesn’t matter much. I keep Barrier slotted for the extra magicka regen, and it’s a nice ultimate to use if your group is in trouble. Solar Disturbance applies Major Maim to enemies, which is a huge damage reduction. Empowering Sweep is very cheap and the damage reduction to you is nice. Which you use is truly up to you. NOTE: If you go with Empowering Sweep, put War Horn on your front bar and put this on your back bar to get the Aedric Spear passives on both bars.
  • Honor the Dead vs Ritual of Rebirth
    • I use this spot for self-heals. Honor the Dead heals you or an ally, and it restores 60% of its cost over time if you heal anyone under 75% health, making it pretty cheap too. Ritual of Rebirth is very expensive, but it also heals everyone in its radius and an additional ally outside the radius, making it a nice option too. You will just have to be very careful to not overuse it if choose it.

Champion Points


  • The Apprentice (Blue)
    • Elfborn – 100
    • Blessed – 100
  • The Atronach (Blue)
    • Physical Weapons Expert – 31
    • Staff Expert – 29
  • The Lady (Red)
    • Thick Skinned – 48
    • Hardy – 56
    • Elemental Defender – 56
  • The Lord (Red)
    • Bastion – 28
  • The Steed (Red)
    • Ironclad – 56
  • The Lover (Green)
    • Arcanist – 49
    • Tenacity – 37
  • The Shadow (Green)
    • Shadow Ward – 81
    • Tumbling – 34
  • The Tower (Green)
    • Bashing Focus – 25
    • Warlord – 34


  • The Apprentice (Blue)
    • Blessed – 100
  • The Lady (Red)
    • Thick Skinned – 23
    • Elemental Defender – 19
    • Hardy – 19
  • The Lord (Red)
    • Bastion – 16
  • The Steed
    • Ironclad – 23
  • The Lover (Green)
    • Arcanist – 15
    • Tenacity – 11
  • The Shadow (Green)
    • Shadow Ward – 40
    • Tumbling – 16
  • The Tower (Green)
    • Warlord – 18

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce: Increased max health, stamina and magicka


Atronach – Increased Magicka Recovery


  1. Argonian
  2. Imperial
  3. Nord
  4. Orc


Tri-Stat (Bugloss, Columbine and Mountain Flower) (Recommended)

Regular stamina or magicka restoration potions are fine too, especially if you’re an Argonian.


  • Class (all)
  • One Hand and Shield (all)
  • Destruction Staff
    • All EXCEPT Tri-Focus
  • Heavy Armor (all)
  • Vampire
    • Supernatural Recovery
    • Undeath
    • Unnatural Resistance
  • Fighter’s Guild
    • Banish the Wicked
  • Undaunted (All)
  • Support
    • Magicka Aid
  • Racial (All)

Resource Management & Rotation

Because it’s a tank build, there really isn’t a rotation. You’ll just want to make sure you keep up your buffs up. Also, you pretty well always use Warhorn. Barrier is there for the extra magicka recovery and is only used as an “Oh, shoot!” button.


If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @DoctorSarge about the build!

Update Log

1/12/2018 – Build created.
2/20/2018 – CP updated for dragon bones, jewelry glyph changed, gear table corrected
5/30/2018 – Build updated for Summerset (CP/Skills changed)
8/16/2018 – CP updated

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