ESO Cloudrest Off Tank Build

Updated: Ascending Tide (April 2022)

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.

Race

Mundus

The Atronach
Any

Attributes

Any

Food

Bewitched Sugar Skulls

Potions

Essence of Health Potion

Essence of Health #2

More Info

Cloudrest Gear

PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothLightInfusedPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothLightDivinesPrismatic Defence
ChestTurning TideCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavyInfusedPrismatic Defence
HandsTurning TideCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
WaistTurning TideCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
LegsTurning TideCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavyInfusedPrismatic Defence
FeetTurning TideCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
NecklaceElemental Catalyst / Powerful Assault / Saxhleel ChampionJewelleryInfusedReduce Magicka Cost
RingElemental Catalyst / Powerful Assault / Saxhleel ChampionJewelleryInfusedReduce Magicka Cost
RingElemental Catalyst / Powerful Assault / Saxhleel ChampionJewelleryInfusedReduce Magicka Cost
Main HandElemental Catalyst / Powerful Assault / Saxhleel ChampionIce StaffChargedAbsorb Stamina
Main Hand BackupElemental Catalyst / Powerful Assault / Saxhleel ChampionIce StaffInfusedFrost
  • There are a wide range of options for the Off Tank in this trial depending on the Main Tank setup & your groups ability.
  • You need to initially decide if the Main Tank will use Powerful Assault or not – if not then you use it.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothLightDivinesPrismatic Defence
ChestPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
HandsPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
WaistPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
LegsPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
FeetPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
NecklaceElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeIce StaffChargedAbsorb Stamina
Main Hand BackupElemental Catalyst / Martial KnowledgeIce StaffInfusedFrost
  • This is not a high damage environment and can be easily Tanked in Medium armor, even as a DD/Tank Hybrid setup if needed. All you need to do is roll dodge the heavy attacks from the mini bosses.
  • This setup is used with the assumption that the Main Tank is not using Powerful Assault.
  • Elemental Catalyst will work with a Necromancer, Sorcerer and Warden Tank but will perform poorly as a Dragonknight, Nightblade or Templar due to the lack of availability of Shock DoTs.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadLord WardenMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderLord WardenLightSturdyPrismatic 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.

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.