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Magicka Templar PvE Build ESO – Radiant Justice

Magicka Templar PvE Build ESO – Radiant Justice

Build Written By: Pelle412 & Dottz Gaming – PC NA

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Waking Flame

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. Rotation & Resource Management
  4. Tips & Misc.
  5. Contact Info
  6. Update Log


Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Magicka Templar Build PvE, Radiant Justice, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is meant for PvE dungeons, trials and solo play. This Magicka Templar build has recommendations for end game gear as well as alternatives that are easier to acquire.  The rotations are not overly difficult but may need some practice time in front of a target dummy. This build works well in groups and also shines in solo play because of the amount of self-healing available for Magicka Templars, as well as minor sorcery group buffs and faster resurrection times for fallen group members.



Magicka Templar DPS PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Zaan Heavy/Light Divines Magicka Vet Scalecaller Peak
Shoulders Zaan Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Mother’s Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Legs Mother’s Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Chest Mother’s Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Belt Mother’s Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Boots Mother’s Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Necklace Medusa Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Arx Corinium
Ring Medusa Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Arx Corinium
Ring Medusa Jewelry Bloodthirsty Spell Damage Arx Corinium
Weapon 1 Medusa Flame Precise Fire Arx Corinium
Weapon 2 Perfected Crushing Wall Flame Infused Weapon Damage Vet Maelstrom Arena
Magicka Templar DPS PvE Build – Beginner Setup (CP 160+)
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Slimecraw Heavy/Light Divines Magicka Vet Wayrest Sewers 1
Shoulders Slimecraw Light Divines Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Legs Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Chest Law of Julianos Light Divines Magicka Crafted
Belt Mother’s Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Boots Mother’s Sorrow Light Divines Magicka Deshaan or Guild Trader
Necklace Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Ring Mother’s Sorrow Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Deshaan or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Law of Julianos Flame Precise Fire Crafted
Weapon 2 Law of Julianos Flame Infused Weapon Damage Crafted

Gear Set Explanation

Zaan: This set deals an incredible amount of single target damage, connecting a beam of flame between us and our target that deals 100% more damage every time it ticks! This offers a huge boost to our single target pressure when it fires off, and is a staple magicka dps set!

Medusa: This set has quickly become a magicka dps staple, giving us permanent uptime on minor force, allowing us more flexibility with our skill bar since we dont need to get this buff from Channeled Acceleration anymore!

Mother’s Sorrow: With all the critical damage modifiers you get in a trials group, Mother’s Sorrow is an amazing front bar DPS set for magicka characters!

Crushing Wall: Increases the damage of our light attacks against enemies inside of our wall of elements, which boosts our DPS significantly. If you don’t have this weapon, use any staff that gives you extra spell critical for the 2 piece bonus!


All points into Magicka.


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Main Bar – Inferno Staff

1: Blazing Spear (Aedric Spear’s line morph of Spear Shards)
2: Purifying Light (Dawn’s Wrath line morph of Backlash)
3: Puncturing Sweeps (Aedric Spear’s line morph of Puncturing Strikes); If you prefer to play primarily a ranged DPS, go with Elemental Weapon here from the Psijic Order skill line.
4: Radiant Oppression (Dawn’s Wrath line morph of Radiant Destruction)
5: Inner Light (Mage’s Guild line morph of Magelight)
Ultimate: Shooting Star (Mages Guild line morph of Meteor)

Back Bar – Inferno Staff

1: Unstable Wall of Elements (Destruction Staff line morph of Wall of Elements)
2: Solar Barrage (Dawn’s Wrath line morph of Solar Flare)
3: Channeled Focus (Restoring Light line morph of Rune Focus)
4: Harness Magicka (Light Armor line morph of Annulment)
5: Mystic Orb (Undaunted line morph of Necrotic Orb)
Ultimate: Crescent Sweep (Aedric Spear line morph of Radial Sweep

Skill Explanation

  1. Blazing Spear– Our other bread and butter AoE DoT. It’s range is smaller than Elemental Blockade. Also having it slotted increases our critical damage done for all skills on the front bar.This skill is very expensive so do not overcast it but at the same time don’t let it lapse. Each second it ticks it can proc the Burning Light passive.
  2. Purifying Light – Applies a time based damage soaker on your target, keep this up always and enjoy the final hit as a function of how much damage you could make target soak up during its duration.
  3. Puncturing Sweeps – Your bread and butter spammable. It’s close range only but each hit also heals you.
    1. ALT: Elemental Weapon– We use this skill to greatly empower our next light attack. It also applies a random status effect on our target (burning, concussed, or chilled).
  4. Radiant Oppression– This is our execute.
  5. Inner Light- We have a free slot on our front bar now that we run Medusa, so this fills the slot perfectly, giving us a boost to our damage via increased maximum magicka!
  6. Shooting Star–  Our primary ultimate. Having this slotted also passively increases your max magicka and recovery.
  7. Unstable Wall of Elements– Your bread and butter wide area AoE DoT. The fire blockade does more damage to an already Burning target.
  8. Solar Barrage This skill creates a short range AoE burst around you but its true power is in that it empowers all your light attacks. Practice your light attack weave and watch your damage go up by leaps and bounds.
  9. Channeled Focus– This skill provides us extra resistances as well as magicka return over time. Keep this up as much as possible.
  10. Harness Magicka– This is our shield. Use it as needed in situations where you might get hit hard and can’t always block.
  11. Mystic Orb– Damages all targets in the orb’s path and allows group members to synergize for resources.
  12. Crescent Sweep– We don’t typically use this ultimate but having it slotted increases our critical damage done for all skills on that bar.

Alternative Skills:

  1. If you do not have the Psijic Order skills, you can use Force Pulse or Crushing Shock for your spammable attack. Crushing Shock has slightly lower damage but very high group utility in dungeons and trials in that you can interrupt enemies from a distance. This is equivalent to doing a bash from melee range.

Champion Points

The list below showcases the order in which champion points should be acquired, the number of points you need to place into that perk and whether or not it needs to be slotted in the CP bar. The Warfare CP perks increase your damage and mitigation and are the most important, the Fitness tree has some miscellaneous sustain and defensive perks and the Craft tree has crafting and non-combat bonuses. The Craft CP points are entirely customizable to however you want, or you can follow the list below.


  • Precision – 20
  • Fighting Finesse – 50 (Slotted)
  • Piercing – 20
  • Deadly Aim – 50 (Slotted)
  • Master-at-Arms – 50 (Slotted)
  • Backstabber – 50 (Slotted)
  • Eldritch Insight – 20
  • Battle Mastery – 40
  • Mighty – 30
  • Quick Recovery – 20
  • Preparation – 20
  • Elemental Aegis – 20
  • Hardy – 20
  • Blessed – 20
  • Tireless Discipline – 20


  • Boundless Vitality – 50 (Slotted)
  • Rejuvenation – 50 (Slotted)
  • Tumbling – 30
  • Mystic Tenacity – 10
  • Hero’s Vigor – 20
  • Siphoning Spells – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortified – 50 (Slotted)
  • Defiance – 20
  • Tireless Guardian – 20
  • Fortification – 30
  • Hasty – 16
  • Sprinter – 20
  • Nimble Protector – 6
  • Savage Defense – 30
  • Bashing Brutality – 20
  • Piercing Gaze – 30


  • Steed’s Blessing – 50 (Slotted)
  • Breakfall – 50
  • Wanderer – 15
  • Steadfast Enchantment – 50
  • Rationer – 30 (Slotted)
  • Liquid Efficiency – 75 (Slotted)
  • Treasure Hunter – 50 (Slotted)
  • Fortune’s Favor – 50
  • Gilded Fingers – 50
  • Soul Reservoir – 33

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Clockwork Citrus Filet (Health+Magicka+Health Recovery+Magicka Recovery Gold Food) or Witchmother’s Potent Brew (Health+Magicka+Magicka Recovery Purple Drink).


Thief – Increased Critical Chance


  1. High Elf (Altmer): This is the archetypical damage dealer. If you want to squeeze the most of this build, go with this, but sustaining a fast paced rotation will need some practice. If you want to also play PvP, this race offers some benefits to stamina sustain as well.
  2. Dark Elf (Dunmer): This race is also a very strong damage dealer, but also comes with the huge benefit of being able to switch between a magicka templar and a stamina templar without changing race since Dunmer is a very strong choice for Stamina DPS race. The Dunmer is an excellent choice as a PvP race due to its stamina bonuses and flame resistance.
  3. Breton (recommended): This race can produce great results as well but lacking a bit of spell damage the elven races offer. However, it does offer resistance buffs and a pretty significant boost to magicka sustain making it that much easier to sustain fast paced rotations without running out of resources.


High Performance: Essence of Spell Power (Corn Flower + Lady’s Smock + Water Hyacinth)

Everyday Play: Essence of Magicka (game drops or vendor)


All class passives, all destruction staff passives, all light armor passives, all heavy armor passives, mages guild passives (magicka controller), all undaunted passives, all racial passives, alchemy (medicinal use), all psijic order

Rotation & Resource Management

Use Channeled Focus before the fight begins.

Light Attack > Wall of Elements > Light Attack > Solar Barrage > Light Attack > Mystic Orb > Weapon Swap > Light Attack > Blazing Spear > Light Attack > Purifying Light > (Light Attack > 5x Puncturing Sweeps) > Light Attack > Purifying Light > Weapon Swap

  • Use Shooting Star whenever you have enough ultimate to use it.
  • Keep Channeled Focus up always.
  • When target reaches 25% health, keep blazing spear and unstable wall of elements up and then use radiant oppression. When target reaches 10% health, only use radiant oppression.
  • You’ll want to spend time in front of a target dummy practicing this. Configure S’rendarr addon (if on PC) to show various timers on your screen so you can monitor your DoT timers. Allowing DoTs to expire is usually one of the reasons some struggle to maximize their DPS output. The rotation sequence described above isn’t a magical recipe for success. You often need to tailor it to your specific needs and the speed at which you weave a rotation. Use it as a template for developing your own rotation.
  • ADVANCED: If you want to squeeze out more damage, try to recast purifying light as soon as it expires (but not before). This needs a bit of a dynamic rotation.

Tips & Misc.

  1. Whether you want to play as a vampire or not is totally up to you.
  2. When a situation gets rough, be sure to cast Harness Magicka to be able to survive. A dead dps does no dps.
  3. As a templar, you resurrect people quickly and bring them back with full health instead of half health. When someone in your group goes down, be sure to be the one to go and pick them up.
  4. If you play solo or in a group with ineffective heals, slot Ritual of Retribution. It can cleanse harmful effects and is a heal over time for you and your friends as well as a DoT for your enemies. If you prefer big heals without cleansing harmful effects and damage to enemies, slot Breath of Life instead.
  5. Helpful Addons:
    1. Combat Metrics
    2. Light Attack Helper
      1. The Light Attack Helper addon keeps track of your light attack per second ratio. You’ll want to practice to get this number as high as you can.


If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @Pelle412 or @Dottz about the build!

Update Log

9/14/2017 – Build created.
10/23/2017 – CP adjusted for the new 690 cap (CwC Patch) and gear sets were changed.
2/12/2018 – New build author – build write up overhauled
5/31/2018 – Build updated for Summerset Isles
8/20/2018 – Gear & CP Updated for Wolfhunter
10/22/2018 – Gear, CP and rotation updated for Murkmire
3/4/2019 – Beginner/Intermediate setups added
4/24/2019 – Advanced setup overhauled, skills changed, CP changed, Mundus changed
5/22/2019 – Buff food and 1 5 piece set changed
8/25/2019 – Skills/Rotation updated for scalebreaker
10/22/2019 – Skills, monster set, rotation, cp and buff food updated for dragonhold
2/24/2020 – No update for Harrowstorm
5/29/2020 – changed back bar glyph, 1 skill, and made minor clean ups to the writeup.
8/24/2020 – monster helm on advanced setup changed
11/6/2020 – cp updated
3/9/2021 – cp and gear updated
6/2/2021- cp updated
8/23/2021 – skills, gear and rotation updated