ESO Cloudrest Off Tank Build

Updated: Blackwood (June 2021)

Cloudrest Information

Welcome to The Tank Club: ESO Cloudrest Off Tank Build.

Cloudrest is a DLC 12-person trial located in Summerset. It was the seventh trial that was introduced into The Elder Scrolls Online with the Summerset Chapter in May 2018. This was the second mini trial created where there are not really any adds between bosses, it’s just a trial with 4 bosses and the Hardmode is a combination of all the bosses together.

The builds listed here are designed for standard vCR but also the +1, +2 and +3 Hardmodes. These builds are most suited to Magicka group compositions, this is because almost every group uses Magicka exclusively in this trial as it is much easier when doing so.

We have included a range of build options here for Beginners, Optimised Groups, Execute and Portal Tanking and the side Gryphons and Mini Bosses.

This trial will often have an Off Tank who is responsible for holding the Mini bosses, dealing with their mechanics, buffing and debuffing and chaining in adds that appear from the portal. In progression groups you may need to go into the portal if one of the Main Tanks make a mistake.

Tank Guides for this Trial will be available soon in the Tank Guide section and on our YouTube channel.

Mundus

The Steed
The Atronach

Attributes

64 Health

Food

Bewitched Sugar Skulls

Potions

Essence of Health Potion

Essence of Health #2

More Info

Cloudrest Gear

PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothHeavyInfusedPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
ChestSaxhleel Champion / Frozen WatcherHeavyInfusedPrismatic Defence
HandsSaxhleel Champion / Frozen WatcherHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
WaistSaxhleel Champion / Frozen WatcherHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
LegsSaxhleel Champion / Frozen WatcherHeavyInfusedPrismatic Defence
FeetSaxhleel Champion / Frozen WatcherHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
NecklaceElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeJewelleryInfusedReduce Magicka Cost
RingElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeJewelleryInfusedReduce Magicka Cost
RingElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeJewelleryInfusedReduce Magicka Cost
Main HandElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeIce StaffChargedFlame
Main Hand BackupElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeIce StaffInfusedFrost
  • There are a range of options for Off Tanks in Cloudrest.
  • Saxhleel is not 100% necessary in this situation because you have 5 supports. If you have a Necro Healer then it’s worth using. In progression groups it’s also worth using because you will likely get some Major Force downtime due to lack of experience.
  • Frozen Watcher gives you an easy AoE Brittle to everything just by pressing block once every 3 seconds.
  • Second set Elemental Catalyst or Martial Knowledge, use whichever one is missing from your group.
  • If using EC then you might need to use a Shock Glyph so Main Tank or Healer will need Crusher.
  • Flame Glyph might be needed to proc Encratis if you don’t have a Flame skill.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothHeavyInfusedPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
ChestPowerful AssaultMediumInfusedPrismatic Defence
HandsPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
WaistPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
LegsPowerful AssaultMediumInfusedPrismatic Defence
FeetPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
NecklaceElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeIce StaffChargedFlame
Main Hand BackupElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeIce StaffInfusedFrost
  • If your Main Tanks are not using Powerful Assault then you’ll need to use it as the Off Tank.
  • Again, this can be set up many ways. You can use Saxhleel & PA but if you don’t need Sax you can use Frozen Watcher.
  • You can also set this up with PA body and then use Elemental Catalyst or Martial Knowledge as the second set.
  • You need to work out what works best for your group since you can set this trial up in multiple different ways that all work.
  • If using EC then you might need to use a Shock Glyph so Main Tank or Healer will need Crusher.
  • Flame Glyph might be needed to proc Encratis if you don’t have a Flame skill.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadLord WardenMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderLord WardenMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestBrands of ImperiumHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsBrands of ImperiumHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistBrands of ImperiumHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsBrands of ImperiumHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetBrands of ImperiumHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceSaxhleel Champion / Frozen WatcherJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingSaxhleel Champion / Frozen WatcherJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingSaxhleel Champion / Frozen WatcherJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandSaxhleel Champion / Frozen WatcherAny 1HInfusedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandSaxhleel Champion / Frozen WatcherShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupSaxhleel Champion / Frozen WatcherIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • This setup is aimed at helping you and your group survive. 
  • You want to be near the group to give them the Lord Warden resistance buff and so when you take damage you can proc Imperium on the group also.
  • If you are using Frozen Watcher you will need to use 2x Ice Staff. Front Bar Charged/Absorb Stamina, Back Bar Infused/Crusher.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadBloodspawnMediumWell-FittedStamina
ShoulderSaxhleel ChampionHeavyWell-FittedStamina
ChestTava’s FavorMediumWell-FittedStamina
HandsTava’s FavorMediumWell-FittedStamina
WaistTava’s FavorMediumWell-FittedStamina
LegsTava’s FavorMediumWell-FittedStamina
FeetTava’s FavorMediumWell-FittedStamina
NecklacePearls of EhlnofeyJewelleryRobustStamina Recovery
RingSaxhleel ChampionJewelleryRobustStamina Recovery
RingSaxhleel ChampionJewelleryRobustStamina Recovery
Main HandSaxhleel ChampionAny 1HInfusedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandSaxhleel ChampionShieldWell-FittedStamina
Main Hand BackupSaxhleel ChampionIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • This setup is aimed at you roll dodging EVERY light attack from the Gryphon and kiting the Gryphon away from the group when it is in the air.
  • When you use this setup, the Healers can use defensive Ultimates or Destro Ults for extra damage.
  • This gear all works in tandem, you are doing about 8-10 roll dodges, this procs Tava’s. You get low on Stamina from rolling so you heal to proc Pearls. You use your Ultimate with Sax to give a huge Major Force uptime using ANY Ultimate that you want.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothHeavyDivinesMagicka
ChestYolnahkriinHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
HandsYolnahkriinHeavyDivinesMagicka
WaistYolnahkriinHeavyDivinesMagicka
LegsYolnahkriinHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
FeetYolnahkriinHeavyDivinesMagicka
NecklaceOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing RemedyAny 1HInfusedFlame Damage
Off HandPuncturing RemedyShieldDivinesPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupOlorimeIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • Make sure you have a skill slotted that you can throw onto your group to proc Olorime.
  • Flame Glyph might be needed to proc Encratis if you don’t have a Flame skill.

Cloudrest Videos

Cloudrest Gryphon Tanking Guide | Elder Scrolls Online
Serenity: Immortal Meemers | Cloudrest Hardmode Gryphon Heart | Elder Scrolls Online

Notes

Class

Necromancer is the most useful Class here for Empower and Colossus but Sorcerer and Warden Off Tanks are also really great. Overall any class can Off Tank comfortably.

Race

Pretty much any race is playable here.

Mundus

The best Mundus Stone to use here is: The Atronach for the extra Magicka Recovery, there is a lot of Magicka casting for the Tanks in this trial so this is important to help with sustain. The Steed for the speed boost and Health Recovery, the speed boost is nice for Tanks that are new in here and struggle to get to the bosses quickly, and the Health Recovery is a nice little extra to help with the high Heath draining situations.

Attributes

Use whatever Attributes you need to get the stats you need to survive and sustain.

Food

As standard we use the Bewitched Sugar Skulls which gives us Max Health, Magicka and Stamina plus more Health Recovery.

Potions

You can use regular Tri-Stat potions here, there are no special requirements. You can use Immovable potions to help with difficult situations when dealing with the Mini bosses that stun you.