Calling the Templar a maestro of defense wouldn’t be far from the truth, but one shouldn’t mistake its only purpose to be an Atreian punching bag. With their high defense and various shield skills, Templars can also inflict some serious damage on their opponents. Depending on the situation, a Templar can swap a sword or mace (and shield) for a greatsword. While its ability to deal damage may be lower when compared to the Gladiator, it would be unwise to ignore the Templar’s powerful attacks.
|Both the Elysean and Asmodian Templars follow the teachings of Nezekan, the Lord of Justice.|
|Basic Attributes||Power 115 / Health 100 / Agility 100 / Accuracy 100 / Knowledge 90 / Will 105|
|Available Weapons||Sword / Mace / Greatsword|
|Available Armor||Cloth / Leather / Chain / Plate / Shield|
> Related: Templar Skills
Combat Role and Abilites
|The Templar acts as a guardian, fighting with a sword in one hand and a shield in the other, protecting others on the battlefield.
|The use of a shield is what defines a Templar, and in the right hands it can be a dangerous weapon. Not only can a shield deal moderate damage, it enables Templars to utilize skills that stun or knockback their opponents, leaving them open to a variety of chain skills.
Solo and Group Play
|A Templar can succeed by choosing weapon sets based upon the situation it finds itself in. For example, in some cases the Templar can use greatswords. However, this is generally used when facing an enemy that can be dispatched quickly with a few solid blows.
|Templars excel in groups because they quite literally become a shield for the rest of their group. With the use of various taunts, they are able to keep the attention of an attacker while the rest of the group focuses on dispatching the enemy. A skilled Templar is able to control multiple foes with the use of its blocking skills and its ability to use area of effect taunts. With the use of marks, a group leader can also assign various tasks to other members of a group in order to make the Templar’s job that much easier.|