ESO Rockgrove Main Tank Build

Updated: Blackwood (June 2021)

Rockgrove Information

Welcome to The Tank Club: ESO Rockgrove Main Tank Build.

Rockgrove is a DLC 12-person trial located in Blackwood. It was the tenth trial that was introduced into The Elder Scrolls Online with the Blackwood Chapter in June 2021.

In a similar fashion to the other recent trials Rockgrove has main 3 trial bosses, each with their own individual hardmode and there are 2 additional mini bosses one of which is hidden. Then you have a variety of adds and a number of different add pulls in between each boss.

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

Mundus

The Atronach

Attributes

64 Health

Food

Bewitched Sugar Skulls

Potions

Essence of Health Potion More Info

Rockgrove Gear

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
NecklaceWorm CultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandWorm CultAny 1HDecisiveFlame / Absorb Stamina
Off HandWorm CultShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupWorm CultIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • If you are using Blood Mist at any point – make sure you use Infused/Magicka Cost Reduction jewellery for those situations.
  • Things like EC and not much use for the MT in vRG because of the group constantly switching targets between Main Boss and adds.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEngine GuardianHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEngine GuardianHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestBani’s TormentHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsBani’s TormentHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistBani’s TormentHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsBani’s TormentHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetBani’s TormentHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandClaw of YolnahkriinAny 1HInfusedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandClaw of YolnahkriinShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupClaw of YolnahkriinIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • This setup is aimed as sustain and self-buffing and Yolnahkriin is an unmissable group buff that you need no matter what the situation, plus it helps you as a Tank.
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
NecklaceAlkoshJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingAlkoshJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingAlkoshJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
Main HandAlkosh1 HandInfusedFlame / Absorb Stamina
Off HandAlkoshShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupAlkoshIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • Usually a Double Ice staff setup with Impulse for AoE Brittle would be the main option for Adds gear but you take so much damage on the adds between 1st and 2nd boss its much safer being able to go One Hand and Shield.
  • Dragon’s Defilement always goes on the Main Tank because they are always in the middle of every add stack and you cannot physically taunt every add with Pierce Armor, often you only Inner Fire so Defiled Dragon + Razor Caltrops provides all the debuffs.
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
NecklaceWorm CultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandWorm CultAny 1HInfusedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandWorm CultShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupWorm CultIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • If you are using Blood Mist at any point – make sure you use Infused/Magicka Cost Reduction jewellery for those situations.
  • Things like EC and not much use for the MT in vRG because of the group constantly switching targets between Main Boss and adds.

Hardmode Gear

PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceWorm CultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandWorm CultAny 1HInfusedFlame
Off HandWorm CultShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupWorm CultIce 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
NecklaceWorm CultJewelleryInfusedReduce Spell Cost
RingWorm CultJewelleryInfusedReduce Spell Cost
RingWorm CultJewelleryInfusedReduce Spell Cost
Main HandWorm CultAny 1HInfusedFlame
Off HandWorm CultShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupWorm CultIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestBani’s TormentHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsBani’s TormentHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandBani’s TormentAny 1HInfusedFlame
Off HandBani’s TormentShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupBani’s TormentIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • It doesn’t matter which pieces you use for Bani’s/Yolnahkriin but using the Yolnahkriin jewellery is advised since it only drops in gold and Bani’s jewellery doesnt.

Rockgrove Skills

Dragonknight

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  • Use Blood Mist if you have a hard time with the add pulls.

Necromancer

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  • Use Blood Mist if you have a hard time with the add pulls.

Nightblade

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  • Use Blood Mist if you have a hard time with the add pulls.

Sorcerer

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  • Use Blood Mist if you have a hard time with the add pulls.

Templar

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  • Use Blood Mist if you have a hard time with the add pulls.

Warden

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  • Use Blood Mist if you have a hard time with the add pulls.

Rockgrove Videos

Vet Rockgrove Intro Tank Guide | Elder Scrolls Online | Blackwood
Vampire Tank - Why is it needed in Blackwood? | Elder Scrolls Online | Blackwood
Oaxiltso - Rockgrove Boss 1 Hardmode | Elder Scrolls Online | Blackwood

Rockgrove Notes

Tank Gear

It’s still being testing to determine the most optimal gear for this trial but this setup will be great in the early days of the trial.

Class

Realistically the Dragonknight will work best for a Main Tank here looking at it from a sustain and survival point of view with the Magicka chain, Igneous Shield, Magma Shell and resource return passives but you can use whatever class you want.

Race

Pretty much any race is playable here. Imperial is a great choice and then Redguard works well for Necros especially. You could also use Nord for Resistances.

Mundus

The best Mundus Stone to use here is: The Atronach for the extra Magicka Recovery.

Attributes

Typically 64 Health works best for this trial but it’s up to you to use whatever you need to survive and sustain.

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, there are no special requirements.