ESO Dungeon Tank Build

Updated: Waking Flame (September 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

Any
(Depends on Race & Enchants)

Food

Bewitched Sugar Skulls

Potions

Gear

PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadMagma Incarnate / Encratis’s Behemoth / TremorscaleHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderMagma Incarnate / Encratis’s Behemoth / TremorscaleHeavySturdyPrismatic 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 BashShieldSturdytPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupOlorimeIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s Behemoth / TremorscaleHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
Shoulder Encratis’s Behemoth / TremorscaleHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestDrake’s RushClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsPowerful AssaultMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistArmor of the TraineeLightSturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsDrake’s RushClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetDrake’s RushClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklacePowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingDeath Dealer’s FeteJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandPowerful AssaultAny 1HInfusedFlame / Absorb Stamina
Off HandPowerful AssaultShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupDrake’s RushClaw of YolnahkriinIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadTremorscaleHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderTremorscaleHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsPowerful AssaultMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistArmor of the TraineeLightSturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetCrimson Oath’s RiveHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklacePowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingDeath Dealer’s FeteJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandPowerful AssaultAny 1HInfusedFlame / Absorb Stamina
Off HandPowerful AssaultShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupCrimson Oath’s RiveIce 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. 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)

Finally all of the 4 main sets are able to 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)
  3. Death Dealer’s Fete & 1 piece Trainee

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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