ESO Hel Ra Citadel Main Tank Build

Updated: Flames of Ambition (March 2021)

Information

Welcome to The Tank Club: ESO Hel Ra Citadel Main Tank Build.

These are Main Tank builds for Veteran Hel Ra Citadel and its Hardmode also.

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

Race

Imperial
Redguard
Nord

Mundus

The Atronach
The Lord
The Lady

Attributes

64 Health

Food

Bewitched Sugar Skulls

Potions

Essence of Health Potion More Info

Equipment

PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis's BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis's BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneBracing
RingThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweAny 1HInfusedFlame
Off HandThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEarthgore / Scourge HarvesterHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEarthgore / Scourge HarvesterHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceBani's TormentJewelleryTriuneBracing
RingBani's TormentJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingBani's TormentJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandBani's TormentAny 1HInfusedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandBani's TormentShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupBani's TormentIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis's BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis's BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestPerfected Claw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsPerfected Claw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistPerfected Claw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsPerfected Claw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetPerfected Claw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceRoar of AlkoshJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingRoar of AlkoshJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingRoar of AlkoshJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
Main HandRoar of AlkoshAny 1HInfusedFlame
Off HandRoar of AlkoshShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupRoar of AlkoshIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis's BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis's BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneBracing
RingThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweAny 1HInfusedFlame
Off HandThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupThe Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweIce StaffInfusedCrusher

Abilities

Dragonknight

Bosses

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Igneous Shield Green Dragon Blood Stone Giant Barrier
Inner Rage Unrelenting Grip Elemental Blockade Balance Cinder Storm Aggressive Horn

Necromancer

Bosses

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Unnerving Boneyard Hungry Scythe Empowering Grasp Barrier
Inner Rage Silver Leash Elemental Blockade Balance Spirit Guardian Glacial Colossus

Nightblade

Bosses

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Lotus Fan Dark Cloak Leeching Strikes Incapacitating Strike
Inner Rage Silver Leash Elemental Blockade Phantasmal Escape Refreshing Path Aggressive Horn

Sorcerer

Bosses

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Dark Deal Summon Unstable Clannfear Silver Leash Barrier
Inner Rage Empowered Ward Elemental Blockade Balance Summon Unstable Clannfear Aggressive Horn

Templar

Bosses

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Radiant Aura Radiant Ward Purifying Light Barrier
Inner Rage Extended Ritual Elemental Blockade Restoring Focus Silver Leash Aggressive Horn

Warden

Bosses

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Enchanted Growth Polar Wind Fetcher Infection Barrier
Inner Rage Bull Netch Elemental Blockade Expansive Frost Cloak Silver Leash Aggressive Horn

Tank Guides

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Notes

Main Tank Gear

If you are an experienced group and an experienced Tank who can maintain Alkosh with 80%+ uptime then you could use Alkosh in this Trial if it is needed in your group. This would only be needed if you have more than 2 Damage Dealers who are not Nightblades and Necromancers, or you have Stamina Damage Dealers in the group.

In a Magicka group, you could use Torug’s rather than Alkosh as Torug’s is somewhat more consistent. It only requires an Infused/Crusher Staff with Blockade placed for almost a 1k pen boost and the uptime is completely the responsibility of the Tank who should keep Blockade placed at all times. Torug’s is more reliable compared to Alkosh which needs a supply of synergies from the group which sometimes may not be available.

We use a 5/1/1 setup in this trial with Sturdy/Health Shoulder, Hands, Waist, Feet and Prismatic/Infused Head, Chest, Legs this is to give us good Max Health for dealing with the last boss and spread some resources between Magicka and Stamina.

As the Main Tank, Yolnahkriin is the staple set we use as it requires a taunt for it to be maintained and the Main Tank is the only person doing this for the entire duration of every fight.

If the group has Stamina DDs then Tremorscale should be used in all fights if possible.

Adds Gear

For adds you run a full debuff setup with Dragon’s Defilement and Alkosh along with an AoE Major Breach skill putting your group at max pen very quickly and efficiently. Lady Thorn is a 360 degree AoE Major Maim which will lower the damage that the adds do to you and your group.

Boss Gear

There is nothing special here with the gear. You can use almost any Monster Set but Bloodspawn is a good idea due to the lack of supports that are usually in this raid. It is typically done with 1 Tank and 1 Healer, 1 Buff Healer unless you are doing Hardmode, in which case an Off Tank might be used but only on the last boss.

You’ll use Alkosh or Torug’s if your group needs the pen, if not then Powerful Assault should be in range of the majority of your group for boss 1 and it will work well on boss 2 when you are on the left side with just half the group.

Hardmode Gear

For this fight you have an option of using Earthgore for additional healing if you need it or Vykosa to debuff the boss.

The set you will pair with Yolnahkriin will depend on your experience. If your group needs Alkosh or Torug’s then you should try to use those if you can. If you don’t need those then Galenwe is a good option because this is quite a block intensive fight and you will buff your group doing so. If you have a Necro Support in the group then Galenwe won’t be needed so you could just use The Worm's Raiment or Way of Martial Knowledge.

If you are new to Tanking this Hardmode then Bani’s Torment will be your best option for dealing with the incoming damage.

Infused/Potion Cooldown is a good option to help with sustain and to give you an emergency heal when the Thousand Cuts mechanic starts if your healer is a little slow to react.

Race

Any race can be used in this Trial but Nord and Imperial are typically the best options for Hardmode. Nord has Max Health and a lot of additional resistances which will reduce the incoming damage and the Imperial has even more Max Health plus additional sustain benefits. Argonian could also be used as that will work well in combination with the Hardmode jewellery setup.

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 Lord will give additional Max Health if its needed. The Lady will be helpful for any none Nord races for Hardmode.

Attributes

We go with 64 Health because the last boss damage is quite high especially in Hardmode.

Food

As standard we use the Bewitched Sugar Skulls which gives us Max Health, Magicka and Stamina plus more Health Recovery which is helpful.

Potions

Tri-Stat potions are the best to use especially on Hardmode as you will need to replenish resources quite often due to the high blocking demands involved in this trial.