Announced: May 11, 2012
Core Attributes: Strength, Intelligence
Combat Focuses: Weapon Damage, Elemental Damage, Tanking
The Templar is Path of Exile's Strength/Intelligence hybrid, a perfect balance of brawn and wits. He is a skillful fighter, trained in an array of weapons, from the sharpest cutlass to the heaviest two-handed mace. He's also comfortable wielding a shield, either for additional protection or as a deadly bludgeon. In combat, this pious warrior is expert at augmenting his substantial offense with a wide range of magical abillities. The Templar is also adept at taking punishment, and he's happy to be up at the front lines, serving as a martyr and champion for his ranged companions. The Templar starting stats are 22 STR, 14 DEX and 22 INT.
Lore: I fought, wept and bled for god and the order. I would have died for my templar brothers, every single one. And how do they reward my piety, my devotion? They exile me to the land of the damned. To Wraeclast.
I know now that my brethren are merely god's tools. He has given me the path of walk, so I shall muster my strength and power.. and my faith. It is my shield against the darkness to come.