ESO Tank Sets – Elemental Catalyst

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Set bonus

2 items: Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka.

3 items: Adds 657 Spell Critical.

4 items: Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka.

5 items: Whenever you deal Flame, Shock, or Frost Damage, you apply a stack of Flame, Shock, or Frost Weakness to the enemy for 3 seconds. Each stack of an Elemental Weakness increases their Critical Damage taken by 5%. An enemy can only have one stack of each Elemental Weakness at a time.

Set Rating:
4 out of 5.

Also Know As:

When to use:
Good Main or Off Tank set for experienced groups.

Where to obtain:
Stone Garden.

Set Weight:
Light Armor.

Which pieces to obtain:
Jewellery, 1 Handed Weapon, Shield, Staves.

This is a really good Main Tank set because there are very few really useful group buff sets for Main Tanks to use. This set is good because you apply the debuff to the enemy and as a Main Tank you are always focussing on the main boss almost always.

This is an essential group set since the benefit it brings to a group is huge, when you apply all 3 weaknesses this accumulates to 15% increased critical damage done to that enemy.

Sometimes it is used by a Damage Dealer because in reality this does not decrease the DPS of a Damage Dealer by very much, the only reason it has become a Tank set is due to the CP2.0 system making sustain really good and changes to penetration making Alkosh/Torugs not required leaving Tanks with very few useful sets that are worth using.

If you are a newer Tank then using this would not be advised as it’s a set that requires quite a lot of micro management. You need to be able to keep this active basically 100% of the time otherwise your group will lose a lot of damage. For newer Tanks it would be more than acceptable to use something like Worm in place of this and have a damage dealer occupy this set.

This is not really a set you would use for Dungeon/4-Man content, mostly just for Trials. When utilising this set for Trials often you’ll need to use some kind of elemental weapon glyph which needs to be on an Infused Staff meaning you won’t be able to use a Crusher enchant. In this situation the Healers/Other Tank should take the responsibility for that.


Engulfing Flames – AoE Fire Weakness

Burning Embers – Use for single target if you have another DK in group using Engulfing.

Frost Staff & Shock Glyph

AoE Shock Weakness not possible with a DK


Scalding Rune – AoE Fire Weakness

Boneyard – AoE Frost Weakness

Mystic Siphon – AoE Shock Weakness

Frost & Shock Glyph or Lightning Staff

Mystic Siphon not 100% reliable for single target Shock Weakness as a Necro Tank.


Scalding Rune – AoE Fire Weakness

Frost Staff & Shock Glyph

Nightblade Tanks have no useful skills for EC.


Scalding Rune – AoE Fire Weakness

Boundless Storm – AoE Shock Weakness

Liquid Lightning – AoE Shock Weakness

Frost Staff


Scalding Rune – AoE Fire Weakness

Frost Staff & Shock Glyph

Templar Tanks have no useful skills for EC.


Scalding Rune – AoE Fire Weakness

Polar Wind – AoE Frost Weakness

Gripping Shards / Winter’s Revenge – AoE Frost Weakness

Lightning Staff or Frost Staff & Shock Glyph

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