Beginner’s Templar Magicka DPS Build for The Elder Scrolls Online

Welcome to the Beginner’s Templar Magicka DPS Build/Guide for Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). This guide will teach you the basics of building a Templar Magicka DPS and provide you with the necessary tools to start your journey as a powerful damage dealer in ESO.

This build is designed for players new to the DPS role and focuses on damage output, sustain, and easy gear acquisition.

Race Selection:

While any race can be a Templar Magicka DPS, the following races have passives that make them more suitable for the role:

  • High Elf: Max Magicka, Magicka Recovery, and Elemental Damage
  • Breton: Max Magicka, Spell Resistance, and Magicka Cost Reduction
  • Dark Elf: Max Magicka, Max Stamina, and Flame Damage

Attribute Points:

Allocate all 64 points into Magicka to maximize damage output. This can be changed later as you adapt and get better gear and stats.

Mundus Stone:

The Apprentice (Spell Damage) or The Mage (Max Magicka)

Food and Potions:

  • Food: Bi-stat food (Max Magicka and Magicka Recovery)
  • Potions: Essence of Spell Power or basic magicka potions


The skill setup for a beginner Templar Magicka DPS is as follows:

Bar 1 – Destruction Staff (Flame or Shock):

  1. Puncturing Sweeps – Morph of Puncturing Strikes
  2. Reflective Light – Morph of Sun Fire
  3. Elemental Blockade – Morph of Wall of Elements
  4. Solar Barrage – Morph of Solar Flare
  5. Inner Light – Morph of Mage Light Ultimate: Shooting Star – Morph of Meteor

Bar 2 – Destruction Staff (Flame or Shock):

  1. Blazing Spear – Morph of Spear Shards
  2. Radiant Oppression – Morph of Radiant Destruction
  3. Unstable Wall of Elements – Morph of Wall of Elements
  4. Channeled Focus – Morph of Rune Focus
  5. Inner Light – Morph of Mage Light Ultimate: Elemental Rage – Morph of Elemental Storm

Champion Points

As a beginner, focus on the following CP allocation to improve your DPS abilities. Keep in mind that these allocations may change as you progress and experiment with different playstyles. Note that the CP cap is 3600, but this guide assumes you have 1800 CP available.

Craft (Green):

  1. Slot 1: Steed’s Blessing – 50 points
  2. Slot 2: Breakfall – 50 points
  3. Slot 3: Wanderer – 50 points

Warfare (Red):

  1. Slot 1: Boundless Vitality – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1200 CP)
  2. Slot 2: Fortified – 50 points
  3. Slot 3: Rejuvenation – 50 points
  4. Slot 4: Tireless Guardian – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1800 CP)

Spend remaining points in:

  • Preparation (up to 50 points)
  • Elemental Aegis (up to 50 points)
  • Hardy (up to 50 points)
  • Quick Recovery (up to 50 points)

Fitness (Blue):

  1. Slot 1: Tumbling – 50 points
  2. Slot 2: Mystic Tenacity – 50 points
  3. Slot 3: Hero’s Vigor – 50 points
  4. Slot 4: Defiance – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1200 CP)
  5. Slot 5: Hasty – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1800 CP)

Spend remaining points in:

  • Sprinter (up to 50 points)
  • Tireless Discipline (up to 50 points)
  • Relentless Focus (up to 50 points)
  • Fortification (up to 50 points)
  • Piercing Gaze (up to 50 points)

Remember that the Champion Points system is flexible, and you can redistribute your points as you gain more experience and adapt to different situations. The allocation provided here is a starting point for a beginner Templar Magicka DPS, and you should feel free to experiment with other allocations as you progress through the game.


  • Destruction Staff: All passives
  • Light Armor: All passives
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaut passive
  • Medium Armor: Wind Walker and Athletics passives
  • Templar: All passives in Aedric Spear, Dawn’s Wrath, and Restoring Light
  • Undaunted: Undaunted Command and Undaunted Mettle
  • Racial: All passives for your chosen race
  • Mages Guild: Mage Adept, Everlasting Magic, Magicka Controller, and Might of the Guild


As a beginner, your priority should be to acquire easy-to-obtain gear that provides good bonuses. Here’s a beginner-friendly gear setup:

  • 5x Law of Julianos (Crafted Set, Wrothgar or Guild Traders)
  • 5x Mother’s Sorrow (Deshaan overland or Guild Traders)
  • 2x Monster Set: Ilambris (Crypt of Hearts I) or Grothdarr (Vaults of Madness)

Traits and Enchantments:

  • Armor: Divines on all pieces with Max Magicka enchantments
  • Weapons: Precise or Sharpened on both Destruction Staffs with Absorb Magicka and Weapon Damage enchantments
  • Jewelry: Arcane with Spell Damage or Magicka Recovery enchantments

This beginner’s Templar Magicka DPS build is designed to help you learn the basics of dealing damage in ESO. As you progress, you’ll be able to experiment with different sets, skills, and playstyles to find the perfect DPS build for your playstyle.

Remember to communicate with your group, adapt to different situations, and always strive to improve your gameplay. Dealing damage is a rewarding and essential role in ESO, and with practice and patience, you’ll become a reliable and effective Templar Magicka DPS.

As you gain experience, explore more advanced builds and strategies to further optimize your damage-dealing capabilities. Happy DPSing!

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