All of the gear with this build is aimed at resolving the issues of a Templar Tank which is crowd control. We avoid the need of any expensive Stamina based crowd control skills by setting up the gear to pull, chain and taunt everything in our vicinity meaning this build is both easy to play and very useful during dungeons and add pulls.
For the Monster Set we use Swarm Mother. We are using this set to help us chain in enemies that attack us from range, if you don’t want to use it then use something else but remember to slot Silver Leash to pull in those ranged adds. It can proc once every second, all you need to do is make sure you are the first person into a fight and have soft aggro of enemies or range taunt the ranged enemies to they will attack you and then get pulled in by the Swarm Mother when they attack you and the set is off cooldown.
Our armor set is the Tormentor set, we are using this in place of a Crowd Control skill since the Templar has none and the only options available for crowd control include very expensive and ineffective skills such as Turn Evil, Time Stop and Razor Caltrops. What this set will do is once we have pulled everything in with our other sets, we use 1 skill to Area of Effect taunt all nearby enemies, this removes the need for crowd control since all the enemies will be focussed only on you and it happens very quickly and efficiently meaning you have no immediate need for crowd control based skills that cause Roots and Fears.
The next set is the Dark Convergence set which we use to pull, snare and stun the enemies. You have to run into an add pull quickly and place down a ground Area of Effect skill such as Elemental Blockade, Extended Ritual or Channel Focus and this activates the set. It will snare enemies first and after 1 second pulls them all to you. Any enemies that are too far away should get picked up by Swarm Mother.
The Final gear piece is the Master Weapons the Puncturing Remedy set. Since we want to control Dark Convergence we want to use it only on 1 bar do it leaves us with space for a weapon set. This set just offers us a bit of additional healing when using Pierce Armor which can be helpful when surrounded by enemies but mostly on Boss fights.
All the gear is Sturdy/Tri-Stat so we can achieve a high number of stats. You can play this build on any race, so if you are using a Breton or High Elf then you would use all Stamina glyphs, if you have 40k Health already then you might just alternate Magicka/Stamina glyphs, just use whatever you want to achieve stats that work for you.
On the jewellery I use Triune again for the same reason that I like to balance out my stats and be able to work with a really huge stat pool but you can also use Infused. Magicka Recovery provides the most use for this build whether you are using Triune or Infused.
Standard stuff on the weapons, Infused/Crusher on the Ice Staff because that is simply the most useful. On the 1H you can go with anything you like but Infused/Absorb Stamina always works well.
Where to Obtain:
Swarm Mother – Veteran Spindleclutch I, Maj al-Ragath.
Tormentor – Banished Cells I & II.
Dark Convergence – Rewards for the Worthy.
Puncturing Remedy – Dragonstar Arena & Veteran Dragonstar Arena (Perfected)
Other notable sets that you could use:
Claw of Yolnahkriin