ESO Maw of Lorkhaj Main Tank Build

Updated: Flames of Ambition (March 2021)

Information

Welcome to The Tank Club: ESO Maw of Lorkhaj Main Tank Build.

These are Main Tank builds for Veteran Maw of Lorkhaj and its Hardmode also.

Race

Imperial
Redguard
Orc

Mundus

The Atronach

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
HeadEngine GuardianHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEngine GuardianHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceAegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneBracing
RingAegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingAegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandAegis of GalenweAny 1HInfusedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandAegis of GalenweShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupAegis of GalenweIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis's BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis's BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestDragon's DefilementHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsDragon's DefilementHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistDragon's DefilementHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsDragon's DefilementHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetDragon's DefilementHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceFrozen WatcherJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingFrozen WatcherJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingFrozen WatcherJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
Main HandFrozen WatcherIce StaffChargedFlame
Main Hand BackupFrozen WatcherIce StaffInfusedFrost
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
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
NecklacePowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneBracing
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandPowerful AssaultAny 1HInfusedFlame
Off HandPowerful AssaultShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupPowerful AssaultIce StaffInfusedCrusher

Abilities

Dragonknight

Last Boss

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Igneous Shield Green Dragon Blood Stone Giant Barrier
Inner Rage Overflowing Altar Elemental Blockade Balance Protective Plate Aggressive Horn

Necromancer

Last Boss

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

Nightblade

Last Boss

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

Sorcerer

Last Boss

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Dark Deal Summon Unstable Clannfear Absorb Missile Barrier
Inner Rage Overflowing Altar Elemental Blockade Balance Summon Unstable Clannfear Aggressive Horn

Templar

Last Boss

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Absorb Missile Radiant Ward Purifying Light Barrier
Inner Rage Extended Ritual Elemental Blockade Restoring Focus Introspection Aggressive Horn

Warden

Last Boss

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Shimmering Shield Polar Wind Enchanted Growth Feral Guardian
Inner Rage Fetcher Infection Elemental Blockade Expansive Frost Cloak Bull Netch Aggressive Horn

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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 Shoulder, Hands, Waist, Feet and Infused Head, Chest, Legs all with Prismatic enchants to give us the best possible balance of all 3 resources.

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 1 Gear

There is no much movement here so we use Torugs, Alkosh or Galenwe depending on the group’s situation. You could also use Worm Cult if none of those are needed.

Bloodspawn is an option on the Monster Set to help generate Ultimate faster.

Infused Magicka Recovery jewellery help to sustain the phases where you are buffing the group and pulling and rooting the cats.

Boss 2 Gear

The group is split in 2 for this fight so the options are Torugs, Alkosh or Powerful Assault depending on the group’s situation. Both Tanks can use PA here to apply the buff to both sets of DDs.

Bloodspawn is an option on the Monster Set to help generate Ultimate faster.

Infused Magicka Recovery jewellery help to sustain the phases where you are buffing the group and pulling and rooting the cats.

Last Boss & Hardmode Gear

Once again Torugs or Alkosh if it is needed. Depending on group and Tank experience you could use Galenwe or Bani’s Torment if you struggle staying alive. If you don’t need either of those you could use Worm.

Vykosa or Lady Thorn can be used to debuff the boss, Lord Warden if you want to support your DDs that are stood on the edge of the pads.

Infused/Potion Cooldown will help a lot with sustain on this fight.

Race

Pretty much any race is playable here. The common races are Nord for Resistances and Argonian or Imperial for sustaining.

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. For Hardmode you could use The Lady if you are not a Nord and struggle with surviving.

Attributes

We go with 64 Health since we are using full Pristmatic enchants. As an Argonian you may need some points into Stamina to make sure your Max Stamina is higher than your Max Magicka

Food

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

Potions

You can use regular Tri-Stat potions here. Immovable Potions could also be used as there are a number of things that can knock you back during this trial and Immovable Potions would prevent that.