Hey everyone, Stautmeister here.
I just wanted to add my experience and viable builds for all the templar wannabees out there! Below you will find different builds and tactics i found to be viable, both in leveling as in pvp. I will list the build followed by an explanation of how it works.
Most builds will contain 2 weapon sets which you will obtain at level
Before you reach this point be sure to level both the weapons if your interested in it.
Other general templar tips:
Have at least 1 skill of every class and weapon on your bar while questing. This will ensue you level all those skills important to you.
Same for armor, it allows you flexibility later on if you decide you dont like your current playstyle
Having a healing skill on your bar is amazing, kite a bit, heal up and go back in! Saved me more than i can count and its something other classes cant do.
Play your templar however you want, we got close range, long range, tankability, spells, buffs everything you could ask for!
Manage your resources, ideally you want to switch between stam and magicka skills, this increases dmg uptime and questing downtime.
If you like ranged characters, go templar archer its amazing.
Really, play your templar however you want.
Some of our coolest abilities can be obtained really fast!
Dawns wrath solar prison is probably 1 of the strongest ultimates in game
Pick your race for whatever reason you want, however redguard, breton, highelf and dunmer are considered having the strongest passives.
Now for the different builds to inspire you!
This is the build im currently using and i find most effective.
How this works: Against group: Charge in, punctering strikes/ sunfire, finish of with reversed sweep. Against single targets Critical charge> Javalin toss> Critical charge> Javalin toss is amazing. You keep knocking them down/away from you.
Fighting a hard boss? knock them away, switch to resto staff and heal yourself up!
Armor. Personally i went for 5 Heavy and 2 light (wearing warlock set which gives me loads of magica regen) But i can see a combination of medium/light or heavy/medium work as well. Depends on which skill you like more.
In groups this offers amazing utility because when you see people dropping to fast, switch to resto staff, heal them up, back to 2 handed and use stamina to do dmg again.
Passives pick based on whatever you like. I personally went for my racials (usefull in any situation since im a high elf) And then into 2 handed for more dmg.
Very flexible, can take a few hits and pump out good dmg
Hybrid healing in dungeons is extremely usefull
Little to no ranged dmg, so you need to get in close
Destruction staff and heavy dmg spells offer both control and amazing single target dmg. Youl be using the stun burning everyone down.
Advised is light armor for the mana regen which you need. Again, switch to healing when your low.
In pvp switch between bursting people down and healing up your party!
Highest single targest dmg from all the builds ive tested
Solid control and very usefull in pve.
When your out of mana, your useless
This is probably one of the strongest pvp builds for the templar. Our knockbacks/roots combined with bow control means youl be able to kite single targets indefinatly.
go set 1 for single target or 2 vs groups.
Take a mix of light and medium armor for maximum effectiveness. If you play this build well you should never get hit, ever.
Amazing control, both single target and aoe
If people finally get to you, or you run out of recourses your done for.
Aoe dmg, spell reduction, buffs to yourself and others.
Switch between sets depending on your needs
+ will reach soft caps on resistances
+ Aoe dps tanking
+ Increased healing on yourself
-No ranged capability
Got questions or tips, let me know!
PS Never had an issue doing any quest on level!