The Warpriest – Magicka Templar PvP Build

Build Written By: Wayward – XB1 NA – Twitch

Role: Damage Dealer

Patch: Wolfhunter

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
    1. Gear
    2. Attributes
    3. Skills
    4. Champion Points
    5. Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal
    6. Other Important Info (Food, Mundus, Race, Potions, Passives)
  3. Rotation
  4. Contact Info
  5. Update Log


Welcome to’s Magicka Templar PvP DPS Build, the Warpriest, for the Elder Scrolls Online!  This light armor build is meant to hit hard and sustain easily while still being tanky enough to carry you through some tough fights. Although mainly meant for CP campaigns, it can be used in Non-CP campaigns and Battlegrounds.



Magicka Templar DPS PvP Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Valkyn Skoria Light Infused Magicka Vet City of Ash 2
Shoulders Valkyn Skoria Light Impenetrable Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Law of Julianos Light Well-Fitted Magicka Crafted
Legs Law of Julianos Medium Infused Magicka Crafted
Chest Law of Julianos Heavy Infused Magicka Crafted
Belt Shroud of the Lich Light Well-Fitted Magicka Crypt of Hearts
Boots Shroud of the Lich Light Impenetrable Magicka Crypt of Hearts
Necklace Shroud of the Lich Jewelry Swift Magicka Recovery Crypt of Hearts
Ring Shroud of the Lich Jewelry Arcane Magicka Recovery Crypt of Hearts
Ring Shroud of the Lich Jewelry Arcane Spell Damage Crypt of Hearts
Weapon 1 Law of Julianos Flame Staff Infused Increase Weapon & Spell Damage Crafted
Weapon 2 Law of Julianos Restoration Staff Defending Poisons Crafted


All points into Magicka.



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Main Bar – Inferno Staff: Puncturing Sweep, Inner Light, Destructive Clench, Radiant Glory, Dark Flare, and Ice Comet

Back Bar – Restoration Staff: Channeled Focus, Ritual of Retribution, Healing Ward, Honor the Dead, Degeneration, and Temporal Guard

Champion Points



  • Elfborn – 48
  • Spell Erosion – 49
  • Elemental Expert – 56
  • Master-at-Arms – 40
  • Staff Expert – 27
  • Thaumaturge – 40


  • Warlord – 56
  • Arcanist – 75
  • Tenacity – 43
  • Tumbling – 56
  • Befoul – 30


  • Ironclad – 48
  • Resistant – 78
  • Hardy – 43
  • Elemental Defender – 43
  • Thick Skinned – 48

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

I personally play mortal but if you don’t mind the resistance drawbacks, vampire would be a good boost in recovery.

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Orzoga’s Red Frothgar – Health and Magicka Recovery


Apprentice – Increased Spell Damage


  1. Breton
  2. High Elf
  3. Dark Elf


Immovable: Restore Health, Restore Magicka (Bugloss, Columbine, Wormwood)
Hindering Poison IX (Blue Entomola, Luminous Russula, Spider Egg)


All class passives, racial passives, light armor passives, heavy armor passives (that dont’ require 5 pieces worn), medium armor (windwalker, improved sneak, athletics), undaunted passives, destruction staff passives, restoration staff passives, mages guild passives, psijic order passives (except orbs), legerdemain (improved hiding), assault passives, and the last 2 support passives.


FRONT BAR: Once in range, spam Dark Flare until they’re at 50% and then use Radiant Glory for the execute, weaving in light attacks when you can. If they get in close use Flame Clench to make them back up and if they persist, spam Puncturing Sweep instead for the damage and self-heals. Use Ice Comet when you can because it can drop an opponent pretty quick and the slowing effect can help against both single targets and groups.

BACK BAR: Buff with Channeled Focus and apply your Healing Ward. Cast Degeneration on your opponent for the damage and the chance at some healing. If you get low on health, play defensively by shielding up again and use Honor the Dead to get your health back up. If they try to debuff you or snare you, use Ritual of Retribution to remove the debuffs while healing yourself and damaging your enemies. If you get low on your health or magicka, use Temporal Guard to get them back. Use your potions when you get low on health or magicka as well, or if you need to get Immovability.


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

Update Log

10/18/2017 – Build created.
10/30/2017 – Updated CP for Clockwork City
2/14/2018 – Updated CP for Dragon Bones
3/9/2018 – Changed up gear traits, changed some abilities and adjusted rotation to fit, change potion
4/26/2018 – War Maiden changed to Lich, gear weights updated, CP overhauled, front bar ult changed to ice comet
6/8/2018 – Build updated for summerset (Monster set changed, CP updated and buff food changed)
6/18/2018 – 1 gear set changed (old gear set still listed as alternative) and skills changed.
7/1/18: Swapped back to Julianos, changed trait and enchantment on resto staff, fixed passives needed, fixed rotation, and changed some CP.
8/28/2018 – CP Updated for Wolfhunter
9/14/2018 – CP, gear traits and poison updated
10/17/2018 – Neck trait and poison changed

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