This build is a Hybrid DK Damage Dealer Tank build designed for completing for all content.
With this build you’ll be able to easily solo overland content as a Tank such as World Bosses, Delves, Quests and Dolmens.
You’ll be able to complete solo Arenas such as Maelstrom Arena (Including Veteran!) and Vateshran Hollows.
And you’ll also be able to Tank while doing some damage in things such as Normal Dungeons, Random Dungeons, Normal Trials, Pledges and Veteran & Hardmode Base Game Dungeons.
Please be aware that this build is not something you would use in an organised and optimised group. While this build provides some support while doinh DPS and it’s a lot of fun to play, some aspects of the build would likely not be viable if you were participating in organised Veteran Trials or Veteran DLC Dungeons. You would need to utilise the Main Tank, Off Tank, and Dungeon Tank builds that we have on the site.
This build is for people who, like myself, only ever play Tank and want to try new content while maintaining our Tankiness. The DPS output of this build is somewhere between 35-50k DPS depending on how well you can maintain all of your skills and buffs. All of this is possible while also Tanking and self healing! You can comfortable complete all Overland content without the usual limits of extremely low damage. The more fun side of the build is being able to complete things like Veteran Maelstrom Arena, solo dungeons and Vateshran Hollows. You are able to output enough damage to kill adds and bosses but Tanky enough to deal with all the enemies.
This build was created to answer the common question asked in the Tank Club which is “what do you use for overland content?” The concept and core of this build was inspired by Deltia who I followed back when I started ESO and I used to run a build like this that was created by him about 3-4 year ago. We have taken his idea and updated it into a usable build for ESO in 2022, and this is how we gave it the original name “Tribute” as it’s a tribute to Delita. This new version is a more well rounded version of the Tribute build which makes it more useful for group content and outputs even more damage.