Anubis – Templar Tank PvE Build

Build Written By: DoctorSarge – PS4 NA

Role: Tank

Patch: Murkmire

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 or main tank for normal trials, and main/off-tank for veteran trials. All of the gear except the monster sets can be acquired very easily, allowing you to get up and running with it very quickly. 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 – Beginner
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Lord Warden Heavy Infused Prismatic Vet Imperial City Prision
Shoulders Lord Warden Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Torug's Pact Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Legs Ebon Armory Heavy Infused Prismatic Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Chest Torug's Pact Heavy Infused Prismatic Crafted
Belt Torug's Pact Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Boots Ebon Armory Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Necklace Ebon Armory Jewelry Infused Potion Cooldown 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 Torug's Pact 1 hand Infused Crusher Crafted
Shield 1 Torug's Pact Shield Infused Prismatic Crafted
Weapon 2 Torug's Pact Ice/Lightning Staff Infused Weakening Crafted
Templar Tank PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Blood Spawn Heavy Infused Health Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Blood Spawn Heavy Sturdy Stamina Undaunted Chest
Gloves Torug's Pact Heavy Sturdy Stamina Crafted
Legs Torug's Pact Heavy Infused Health Crafted
Chest Torug's Pact Heavy Infused Health Crafted
Belt Torug's Pact Heavy Sturdy Stamina Crafted
Boots Torug's Pact Heavy Sturdy Stamina Crafted
Necklace Akaviri Dragonguard Jewelry Healthy Shield-Play Eastmarch or Guild Trader
Ring Akaviri Dragonguard Jewelry Healthy Shield-Play Eastmarch or Guild Trader
Ring Akaviri Dragonguard Jewelry Healthy Shield-Play Eastmarch or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Akaviri Dragonguard 1 hand Infused Crusher Eastmarch or Guild Trader
Shield 1 Akaviri Dragonguard Shield Infused Health Eastmarch or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Akaviri Dragonguard Ice Staff Infused Crusher Eastmarch or Guild Trader


  • Lord Warden – Amazing set for amplifying your own resistances, as well as that of your teammates.
  • Ebon – Absolutely amazing for supporting your allies. The extra 1k health gives a nice cushion for your DPS and healers, meaning they don’t have to focus on it as much and can instead put resources into other stats.
  • Torugs – Increases your enchant value of your crusher and weakening, meaning enemies will be slightly more vulnerable and do a little less damage. Also decreases the cooldown on them so you can easily keep them up. If you get enough synergies in dungeons, you might want to run alkosh instead.

Alternative Gear (Regular Sets)

  • Alkosh – Amazing set for debuffing enemies and needs to be present on at least one tank in trials. Less effective in dungeons though, and useless if you don’t get synergies.
  • Akaviri Dragonguard – Reduces the costs of ultimates, so you can keep Warhorn up easier. Also gives extra magicka recovery, making managing that a bit easier.
  • Plague Doctor – Boosts your health by a ton. Use only in situations where you might need more health.
  • Powerful Assault – Good on offtanks in some trials to boost group damage by a bit.
  • Crest of Cyrodiil – Great set if you need more self healing.
  • Vestment of Olorime – Great to run in 3 DPS dungeon runs.

Alternative Gear (Monster Sets)

  • Thurvokun – Health + AoE minor maim makes this a great set to have. Especially good in trash packs and really useful in places like vBRP.
  • Earthgore – Amazing set if you need burst heals. Especially effective in 3 DPS dungeon runs since it can take some pressure of healing off.
  • Bloodspawn – Extra ultimate generation so you can get higher warhorn uptimes.

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
  • Restoring Focus
  • FLEX: Honor the Dead/Ritual of Rebirth
  • Silver Leash
  • Ultimate: Aggressive Horn

Flex Choices

  • 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 – 35
    • Staff Expert – 35
  • The Lady (Red)
    • Thick Skinned – 56
    • Hardy – 56
    • Elemental Defender – 56
  • The Lord (Red)
    • Heavy Armor Focus – 21
  • The Steed (Red)
    • Ironclad – 81
  • The Lover (Green)
    • Arcanist – 49
    • Tenacity – 49
  • The Shadow (Green)
    • Shadow Ward – 81
    • Tumbling – 34
  • The Tower (Green)
    • Bashing Focus – 23
    • Warlord – 34


  • The Lady
    • Thick Skinned – 20
    • Hardy – 27
    • Elemental Defender – 27
  • The Steed
    • Ironclad – 26
  • The Apprentice
    • Elfborn – 51
    • Blessed – 49
  • The Shadow
    • Shadow Ward – 56
  • The Lover
    • Arcanist – 19
    • Tenacity – 19
  • The Tower
    • Bashing Focus – 6

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
10/24/2018 – CP, gear, and skills updated for murkmire
1/17/2019 – Writeup fleshed out with more descriptions and explanations, CP 300 setup updated