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Radiant Hero – A Templar Tank Build

The ESO Templar Tank build is as close to a paladin as you will get in Elder Scrolls Online. Feel free to pair it with the tormentor set to have access to an AOE taunt.

  1. Overview
    • Race
    • Mundus
    • Attributes
    • Consumables
  2. Gear
  3. Skills
  4. Rotation
  5. Passives
  6. Champion Points


  • Race: Imperial or Nord
    • For other great alternatives see our race guide here.
  • Mundus: Atronach
  • Attributes:
    • Magicka: 0
    • Health: 64
    • Stamina: 0
  • Consumables
    • Food: Bewitched Sugar Skulls
    • Potion: Essence of Health (Tri-Stat)


Here are the gear setups for this beginner and veteran Templar Tank Build

HeadEngine GuardianMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEngine GuardianMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestYolnahkriinHeavyReinforcedPrismatic Defence
BeltYolnahkriin HeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoesYolnahkriin HeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsYolnahkriin HeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
PantsYolnahkriin Heavy InfusedPrismatic Defence
NecklacePowerful AssaultJewelryInfusedReduce potion cooldown
Ring 1Powerful AssaultJewelry InfusedReduced Block Cost
Ring 2Powerful AssaultJewelry InfusedReduced Block Cost
S+B (Sword + Board)Powerful AssaultSword + ShieldS – Decisive / B – InfusedS – Reduce Target Weapon Damage
B – Multi-Effect
Back BarPowerful AssaultIce StaffInfusedCrusher

  • Engine Guardian drops in Darkshade Caverns II
  • Encratis’ Behemoth drops in Black Drake Villa
  • Yolnahkriin drops in Sunspire (Trial)
  • Powerful Assault can be purchased from Guild Traders (frost staff is EXPENSIVE feel free to use fire or lightning staff until you can afford it)
    • Cast vigor once every 10 seconds to proc PA
  • And of course, once you get to Vet Trials grab the Monster sets requested by your raid lead!


NOTE: Starter does not mean it is bad, it just means that it is obtainable earlier in the game!

HeadEngine GuardianMediumSturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
ShoulderEngine GuardianMediumSturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
ChestCrest of CyrodiilHeavySturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
BeltCrest of CyrodiilHeavySturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
ShoesCrest of CyrodiilHeavySturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
HandsCrest of CyrodiilHeavySturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
PantsCrest of CyrodiilHeavy InfusedMaximum Health Enchantment
NecklaceTorug’sJewelryHealthyMagicka Recovery Enchant
Ring 1Torug’sJewelry HealthyMagicka Recovery Enchant
Ring 2Torug’sJewelry HealthyMagicka Recovery Enchant
S+B (Sword + Board)Torug’sSword + ShieldS – Infused / B – InfusedS – Hardening
B – Multi-Effect
Back BarTorug’sIce StaffInfusedCrusher Enchant

  • Engine Guardian drops in Darkshade Caverns II
  • Crest of Cyrodiil can be purchased from Vlastarus, Elite Gear Vendor in Cyrodiil (or guild traders anywhere)
  • Torug’s is a crafted set


eso skills echoing vigor Echoing Vigoreso skills vigor VigorAlliance War > Assault
ESO Skills Heroic Slash Heroic SlashESO Skills Low Slash Low SlashWeapon > One Hand and Shield
ESO Skills Pierce Armor Pierce ArmorESO Skills Puncture PunctureWeapon > One Hand and Shield
ESO Skills Radiant Ward Radiant WardESO Skills Sun Shield Sun ShieldTemplar > Aedric Spear
ESO Skills Extended Ritual Extended RitualEso Skills Cleansing Ritual Cleansing RitualTemplar > Restoring Light
ESO Skills Reviving Barrier Reviving BarrierESO Skills Barrier BarrierAlliance > Support
ESO Skills Elemental Blockade Elemental BlockadeESO Skills Wall of Elements Wall of ElementsWeapon > Destruction Staff
ESO Skills Repentance RepentanceESO Skills Restoring Aura Restoring AuraTemplar > Restoring Light
ESO Skills Inner Rage Inner RageESO Skills Inner Fire Inner FireGuild > Undaunted
ESO Skills Restoring Focus Restoring FocusEso Skills Rune Focus Rune FocusTemplar > Restoring Light
ESO Skills Silver Leash Silver LeashESO Skills Silver Bolts Silver BoltsGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Aggressive Horn Aggressive HornESO Skills War Horn War HornAlliance War > Assault


  1. For Trials:
    1. Use Spell Symmetry to restore 3000 Magicka and reduce the cost of your next Magicka ability by 25%
      ESO Skills Spell Symmetry

    2. Echoing Vigor once every 10 seconds to proc Powerful Assault
      eso skills echoing vigor

    3. Shield Discipline works great when you need a “free” block for 7 seconds that you can rez or heavy attack during
      ESO Skills Shield Discipline


    • All passives
    • One Hand + Shield: All Passives
    • Staff: All Passives
    • Light Armor: None
    • Medium Armor: All
    • Heavy Armor: All
    • Mages Guild: All Passives except Might of the Guild
    • Fighters Guild: Banish the wicked
    • Psijic Order: Concentrated Barrier, Deliberation
    • Undaunted Guild: All Passives
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use


In this section, we will go over the Templar Tank champion point setup 2.0.

Warfare Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-120Eldritch Insight40
120-240Tireless Discipline40
240-360Quick Recovery40
480-600Elemental Aegis40
720-870Duelist’s Rebuff (slot)50
870-1020Enduring Resolve (slot)50
1020-1170Unassailable (slot)50
1170-1320Bulwark (slot)50
1560-1680Battle Mastery40
1680-1800Flawless Ritual40
1890-1980War Mage30

Fitness Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Boundless Vitality (slot)50
150-300Ironclad (slot)50
300-450Rejuvenation (slot)50
450-570Tireless Guardian40
729-849Hero’s Vigor40
1104-1149Nimble Protector15
1149-1299Expert Evasion (Slot)50
1299-1434Savage Defense45
1434-1554Bashing Brutality40
1746-1776Mystic Tenacity10
1776-1806Survival Instincts10
1806-2181Tempered Soul125

Craft Tree

CP LevelPerkPoints
0-150Steed’s Blessing (slot)50
345-375Steadfast Enchantment10
375-465Rationer (slot)30
465-690Liquid Efficiency (slot)75
870-990Steadfast Enchantment40
990-1140Fortune’s Favor50
1140-1290Gilded Fingers50
1290-1380Out of Sight30
1380-1500Fleet phantom40
1500-1599Soul Reservoir33
1599-1749Treasure Hunter (slot)50
1749-1884Inspiration Boost45
1884-2034Meticulous Disassembly50
2034-2259Master Gatherer75