ESO Dungeon Tank Build

Updated: Deadlands (November 2021)

Welcome to The Tank Club: ESO Dungeon Tank Build.

These builds have been designed for optimal group support within 4-person content, most specifically in Veteran and Hardmode Dungeons. If you are looking for a more Beginner friendly Dungeon build then check out the Beginner Tank Builds page or check out our YouTube page.

When it comes to an optimised build for 4-person content there are a few different options to consider depending on your group such as what classes the other people are and if you are with 3 Damage Dealers or 2 Damage Dealers and 1 Healer.

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Race

Attributes

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(Depends on Race & Enchants)

Potions

Gear

PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadMagma IncarnateHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderMagma IncarnateHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestDrake’s RushHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsDrake’s RushHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistDrake’s RushHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsDrake’s RushHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetDrake’s RushHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklacePowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing Remedy / Void BashAny 1HInfusedFlame / Absorb Stamina
Off HandPuncturing Remedy / Void BashShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupPowerful AssaultIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadMagma IncarnateHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderSpaulder of RuinLightSturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestPowerful AssaultMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsPowerful AssaultMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistPowerful AssaultMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsPowerful AssaultMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetPowerful AssaultMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceOlorimeJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingOlorimeJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingOlorimeJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing Remedy / Void BashAny 1HInfusedPrismatic / Flame
Off HandPuncturing Remedy / Void BashShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupOlorimeIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • Use Puncturing Remedy for bosses and Void Bash for adds.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadMagma IncarnateHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderSpaulder of RuinLightSturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklacePowerful Assault / OlorimeJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful Assault / OlorimeJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful Assault / OlorimeJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing Remedy / Void BashAny 1HInfusedFlame / Absorb Stamina
Off HandPuncturing Remedy / Void BashShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupPowerful Assault / OlorimeIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadTremorscaleHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderTremorscaleHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklacePowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing Remedy / Void BashAny 1HInfusedFlame / Absorb Stamina
Off HandPuncturing Remedy / Void BashShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupPowerful AssaultIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEngine GuardianHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEngine GuardianHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestLeeching PlateHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsLeeching PlateHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistLeeching PlateHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsLeeching PlateHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetLeeching PlateHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing Remedy / Void BashAny 1HPoweredAbsorb Stamina
Off HandPuncturing Remedy / Void BashShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupClaw of YolnahkriinIce StaffInfusedCrusher

When setting up an optimised Dungeon build for Tanking you basically have multiple gear set options where all of them are similar in how they perform. Just pick whichever sets you want that also doesn’t conflict with other people in your group.

  1. Claw of Yolnhakriin
  2. Drake’s Rush
  3. Vestment of Olorime (If you have a Healer you shouldn’t need this)
  4. Powerful Assault (Remember to slot an Assault ability)
  5. War Machine (If you group has high DPS and can burn bosses)
  6. Saxhleel Champion (Can be used on Necromancer Tanks)
  7. Crimson Oath’s Rive (Stamina groups needing physical pen)

You then have a choice of Monster Set depending on your group situation.

  1. Magma Incarnate (If not using Yolnahkriin)
  2. Encratis’s Behemoth (Magicka Group)
  3. Tremorscale (Stamina/Mixed Group)
  4. Symphony of Blades (No Healer/Group Sustain)
  5. Engine Guardian (Self sustain)

All of the main gear options for this build can be used on just 1 bar so you have the option of using a weapon set.

  1. Puncturing Remedy (Master’s 1 Hand and Shield)
  2. Void Bash (Vateshran 1 Hand and Shield)

Mythic Items can sometimes fit into a build also and these are the best options.

  1. Death Dealer’s Fete & 1 piece Trainee (When not using a Weapon set)
  2. Spaulder of Ruin & 1 piece Magma Incarnate (Replace Monster Set for this)

Skills

Dragonknight

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  1. If you are using the Void Bash set then slot Power Bash.
  2. If you are using Powerful Assault then slot Resolving Vigor as your main Heal.
  3. If you are using Magma Incarnate then you need a single target heal.

Necromancer

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  1. If you are using the Void Bash set then slot Power Bash.
  2. If you are using Powerful Assault then slot Resolving Vigor as your main Heal.
  3. If you are using Magma Incarnate then you need a single target heal.

Nightblade

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  1. If you are using the Void Bash set then slot Power Bash.
  2. If you are using Powerful Assault then slot Resolving Vigor as your main Heal.
  3. If you are using Magma Incarnate then you need a single target heal.

Sorcerer

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  1. If you are using the Void Bash set then slot Power Bash.
  2. If you are using Powerful Assault then slot Resolving Vigor as your main Heal.
  3. If you are using Magma Incarnate then you need a single target heal.

Templar

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  1. If you are using the Void Bash set then slot Power Bash.
  2. If you are using Powerful Assault then slot Resolving Vigor as your main Heal.
  3. If you are using Magma Incarnate then you need a single target heal.

Warden

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  1. If you are using the Void Bash set then slot Power Bash.
  2. If you are using Powerful Assault then slot Resolving Vigor as your main Heal.
  3. If you are using Magma Incarnate then you need a single target heal.

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