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

Welcome to the Beginner’s Templar Stamina DPS Build/Guide for Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). This guide will teach you the basics of building a Templar Stamina 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 damage dealing role and focuses on damage output, survivability, and easy gear acquisition.

Race Selection:

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

  • Redguard: Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery, and Adrenaline Rush
  • Orc: Max Stamina, Max Health, and Weapon Damage
  • Wood Elf: Max Stamina, Stamina Recovery, and Resistance

Attribute Points:

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

Mundus Stone:

  • The Warrior (Weapon Damage) or The Thief (Weapon Critical)

Food and Potions:

  • Food: Bi-stat food (Max Health and Stamina) or Tri-stat food (Max Health, Magicka, and Stamina)
  • Potions: Weapon Power Potions or basic health/stamina potions


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

Bar 1 – Dual Wield:

  1. Biting Jabs – Morph to Puncturing Strikes
  2. Rending Slashes – Morph to Twin Slashes
  3. Quick Cloak – Morph to Blade Cloak
  4. Deadly Cloak – Morph to Blade Cloak
  5. Power of the Light – Morph to Backlash
  6. Ultimate: Flawless Dawnbreaker – Morph to Dawnbreaker

Bar 2 – Bow:

  1. Poison Injection – Morph to Poison Arrow
  2. Endless Hail – Morph to Volley
  3. Razor Caltrops – Morph to Caltrops
  4. Repentance – Morph to Restoring Aura
  5. Restoring Focus – Morph to Rune Focus
  6. Ultimate: Ballista – Morph to Rapid Fire

Champion Points

As a beginner, focus on the following CP allocation to improve your damage dealing 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: Precision – 50 points
  2. Slot 2: Fighting Finesse – 50 points
  3. Slot 3: Deadly Aim – 50 points
  4. Slot 4: Thaumaturge – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1800 CP)

Spend remaining points in:

  • Piercing (up to 50 points)
  • Mighty (up to 50 points)
  • Master-at-Arms (up to 50 points)
  • Tireless Discipline (up to 50 points)

Fitness (Blue):

  1. Slot 1: Boundless Vitality – 50 points
  2. Slot 2: Tumbling – 50 points
  3. Slot 3: Mystic Tenacity – 50 points
  4. Slot 4: Hero’s Vigor – 50 points (Slot Unlock at 1200 CP)

Spend remaining points in:

  • Defiance (up to 50 points)
  • Fortification (up to 50 points)
  • Hasty (up to 50 points, Slot Unlock at 1800 CP)
  • Sprinter (up to 50 points)
  • Tireless Discipline (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 Stamina DPS, and you should feel free to experiment with other allocations as you progress through the game.


  • Dual Wield: All passives
  • Bow: All passives
  • Medium Armor: All passives
  • Light Armor: Recovery and Evocation passives
  • Heavy Armor: Juggernaut passive
  • 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
  • Fighter’s Guild: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, and Skilled Tracker
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use


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 Hunding’s Rage (Crafted set)
  • 5x Spriggan’s Thorns (Bangkorai overland or Guild Traders)
  • 2x Monster Set: Selene (Selene’s Web) or Velidreth (Cradle of Shadows)

Traits and Enchantments:

  • Armor: Divines on all pieces with Stamina enchantments
  • Weapons: Sharpened or Precise on Dual Wield weapons with Weapon Damage and Absorb Stamina enchantments; Infused or Precise on Bow with Weapon Damage enchantment
  • Jewelry: Robust or Infused with Weapon Damage or Stamina Recovery enchantments

This beginner’s Templar Stamina 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 work on your rotation, positioning, and resource management as you gain experience. Stamina DPS is a rewarding and essential role in ESO, and with practice and patience, you’ll become a reliable and effective Templar Stamina DPS.

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

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