Welcome to our ESO Hybrid Tank Build.

Hybrid Tank Builds are sometimes useful in the rare situations where a full 2nd Tank is not needed but might be required for taunting a low damage add or helping to stack things. This could also be used to Tanking in Normal Dungeons or completing Solo and Overland content.

A Hybrid Main Tank can sometimes be been in Aetherian Archive and Asylum Sanctorium.

Hybrid Off Tanks are much more common as there is a wider range of content where Off Tanks are only required for some bosses or some certain add pulls. You can use a Hybrid Off Tank for Aetherian Archive, Hel Ra Citadel, Maw of Lorkhaj and Halls of Fabrications.

You should only consider using these sorts of builds if you are experienced and your group is familiar with the trial you are attempting to do this. Taking a Hybrid build into unknown content will usually impact your group in a negative way as they lose the backup of a second Tank and the additional support and buff sets and skills.

When doing things like overland content, normal random dungeons and basegame veteran dungeons you could use a Hybrid Tank Build but make sure you are still taunting enemies and doing your job as a Tank or you might find yourself getting voted out of groups. If you can safely do damage and provide additional DPS that will make some dungeons much quicker especially when grouping with the group finder.

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




The Shadow


24 Health
40 Stamina


Bewitched Sugar Skulls


Essence of Weapon Power More Info


ChestRoar of AlkoshMediumDivinesStamina
HandsRoar of AlkoshMediumDivinesStamina
WaistRoar of AlkoshMediumDivinesStamina
LegsRoar of AlkoshMediumDivinesStamina
FeetRoar of AlkoshMediumDivinesStamina
NecklaceClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryRobustMagicka Recovery
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryRobustWeapon Damage
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryRobustWeapon Damage
Main HandClaw of YolnahkriinDaggerSharpenedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandClaw of YolnahkriinDaggerChargedShock
Main Hand BackupThunderous VolleyBowInfusedCrusher

As a Hybrid Main Tank you’ll still need to Tank so it can be difficult. This is mostly used for vAA, normal dungeons, basegame veteran dungeons and vAS Main Tank when score pushing. As a Hybrid Main Tank you’ll need to use Tank sets still but you’ll usually switch gear around so you use Medium sets on the body pieces and Heavy Sets on the Weapons and Jewellery.

Do not try to do this if it will have a detrimental impact on your ability to Tank.

ChestPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesStamina
HandsPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesStamina
WaistPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesStamina
LegsPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesStamina
FeetPowerful AssaultMediumDivinesStamina
NecklaceRoar of AlkoshJewelleryRobustMagicka Recovery
RingRoar of AlkoshJewelleryRobustWeapon Damage
RingRoar of AlkoshJewelleryRobustWeapon Damage
Main HandRoar of AlkoshDaggerSharpenedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandRoar of AlkoshDaggerChargedShock
Main Hand BackupThunderous VolleyBowInfusedCrusher

There are a number of situations where Off Tanks are needed in Trials but only for short periods of time, not in every fight and sometimes just to help dealing with low damage adds. For these situations its acceptable to play as a Hybrid Off Tank.

There are 2 ways to play this, you can setup heavily as a Damage Dealer with a taunt. Or you can setup with support sets making sure to use a Medium Armor piece to improve your DPS and provide your group with utility they need while still doing more damage than a conventional Tank.

Don’t try to do this with inexperienced groups. Groups with less experience in trials will rely on the Tanks to provide support sets and group utility for sustaining and surviving. Once your group has enough experience and are comfortable to lose certain things the Off Tank may provide then it can be worth playing more offensively as a Hybrid Off Tank.