ESO Halls of Fabrications Off Tank Build

Updated: Blackwood (July 2021)

Halls of Fabrication Information

Welcome to The Tank Club: ESO Halls of Fabrication Off Tank Build.

Halls of Fabrications is a DLC 12-person trial located in Vvardenfell. It was the fifth trial that was introduced into The Elder Scrolls Online with the Morrowind Chapter in June 2017.

This trial has the most main bosses of any trial with 5 different bosses and many add pulls in between.

You will see a lot of new and interesting mechanics in this trial and it is a very Tank heavy trial. It can be initially quite difficult for beginner groups due to the length of the trial and the varying mechanics on every boss.

These Off Tank builds are tried and tested for Veteran and Hardmode Halls of Fabrications.

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

Race

Mundus

The Atronach

Attributes

64 Health

Food

Any DD Food Artaeum Takeaway Broth

Potions

Essence of Health Potion Essence of Weapon Power More Info

Halls of Fabrication Gear

PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadBloodspawnHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderBloodspawnHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing RemedyAny 1HDecisiveAbsorb Stamina
Off HandPuncturing RemedyShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupOlorimeIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • The reason Olorime is used for vHoF is because in most of the fights, the Off Tank is out of group. So using Powerful Assault makes no sense for most groups, it’s better to have PA on a Healer and then have the Off Tank throw Olorime onto the group since most of the fights are simply stack and burn.
  • The only issue really with a static setup is the 4th boss, if you can switch to Powerful Assault for that 1 fight then it becomes way more useful.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEngine GuardianHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEngine GuardianHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceThe Worm’s RaimentJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingThe Worm’s RaimentJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingThe Worm’s RaimentJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandThe Worm’s RaimentAny 1HInfusedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandThe Worm’s RaimentShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupThe Worm’s RaimentIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadLady ThornHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderLady ThornHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklacePowerful Assault / Frozen Watcher / War MachineJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful Assault / Frozen Watcher / War MachineJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful Assault / Frozen Watcher / War MachineJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
Main HandPowerful Assault / Frozen Watcher / War MachineIce StaffChargedFrost
Main Hand BackupPowerful Assault / Frozen Watcher / War MachineIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • If the Main Tank isn’t using it then you can use Frozen Watcher for easy AoE Brittle if you can’t maintain the Brittle with Impulse spamming. When using Frozen Watcher you don’t need a Frost Glyph. 
  • War Machine is the easier buff to maintain here, but you can use PA if you want.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadBloodspawnHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderBloodspawnHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing RemedyAny 1HDecisiveAbsorb Stamina
Off HandPuncturing RemedyShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupOlorimeIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • The reason Olorime is used for vHoF is because in most of the fights, the Off Tank is out of group. So using Powerful Assault makes no sense for most groups, it’s better to have PA on a Healer and then have the Off Tank throw Olorime onto the group since most of the fights are simply stack and burn.
  • You could use the Pearls of Ehlnofey and either drop Bloodspawn or use Saxhleel on the front bar weapons.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
HandsPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
WaistPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
LegsPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
FeetPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
NecklaceElemental CatalystJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingElemental CatalystJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingElemental CatalystJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandElemental CatalystIce StaffChargedFlame
Main Hand BackupElemental CatalystIce StaffInfusedShock
  • You are essentially a Damage Dealer in this fight because you have nothing to Tank.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklacePowerful AssaultJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing RemedyAny 1HInfusedFlame
Off HandPuncturing RemedyShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupPowerful AssaultBowInfusedCrusher
  • Switch to Powerful Assault for this fight because the group is split into 2 so its easier for a Healer to use Spell Power Cure and both Tanks should use PA for their respective groups.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadBloodspawnHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderBloodspawnHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingOlorimeJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandAsylum Ice StaffIce StaffChargedAny
Main Hand BackupOlorimeIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • The reason Olorime is used for vHoF is because in most of the fights, the Off Tank is out of group. So using Powerful Assault makes no sense for most groups, it’s better to have PA on a Healer and then have the Off Tank throw Olorime onto the group since most of the fights are simply stack and burn.
  • You could use the Pearls of Ehlnofey and either drop Bloodspawn or use Saxhleel on the front bar weapons.

Halls of Fabrication Skills

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Necromancer

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Nightblade

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Sorcerer

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Templar

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Warden

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Notes

Class

Pretty much any class is playable here. The class needed depends on the group and Tanks experience. If you are new in vHoF then a DK or Warden will be the easiest to use. In a more advanced group you’ll use whatever you need depending on what group buffs are needed.

Race

Any race is playable here. The common races are Imperial/Argonian/Redguard for resources, Nord for resistances and Orc for more damage.

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. If you are playing some bosses as a Hybrid Tank then The Shadow would be good.

Attributes

We go with 64 Health, this is because you will need the Health for 1st and 4th boss even as a Hybrid Tank.

Food

As standard we use the Bewitched Sugar Skulls which gives us Max Health, Magicka and Stamina plus more Health Recovery. For Hybrid Tanking you could switch do a more damage based food.

Potions

You can use regular Tri-Stat potions for Tanking and Weapon Power potions when Hybrid Tanking.