ESO Rockgrove Main Tank Build

Updated: Deadlands (November 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

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 CultJewelleryTriune / InfusedMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryTriune / InfusedMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryTriune / InfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandWorm CultAny 1HInfusedFlame / Absorb Stamina
Off HandWorm CultShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupWorm CultIce StaffInfusedCrusher
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
NecklaceCrimson Oath’s RiveJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingCrimson Oath’s RiveJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingCrimson Oath’s RiveJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
Main HandMaster’s 1H1 HandInfusedFlame / Absorb Stamina
Off HandMaster’s ShieldShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupCrimson Oath’s RiveIce StaffChargedCrusher
  • 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 CultJewelleryTriune / InfusedMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryTriune / InfusedMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryTriune / InfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandWorm CultAny 1HInfused / ChargedAbsorb Stamina / Poison
Off HandWorm CultShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupWorm CultIce StaffInfusedCrusher

Hardmode Gear

PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothHeavy / LightSturdyPrismatic 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 / Flame
Off HandWorm CultShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupWorm CultIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • If you are on a DK use Charged/Poison on your 1 Hander for more sustain for maintaining Stagger.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsWorm CultLightSturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistWorm CultLightSturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceWorm CultJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingWorm CultJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandMaster’s 1HAny 1HInfusedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandMaster’s ShieldShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupClaw of YolnahkriinIce StaffInfusedCrusher

Rockgrove Champion Points

You should follow the standard Champion Point chart for this trial and then consider the following Red slottable CP which will help you in Rockgrove specifically.

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

Generally the best gear options are Yolnahkriin, Worm Cult and Encratis’s Behemoth. When you progress onto Hardmode you’ll want to have the Master 1H & Shield available and potentially a selection of Monster Sets to help you survive and something such as Bani’s Torment might be helpful also.

Class

The Dragonknight easily outperforms other classes for the Main Tank role here due to the buffs and debuffs they have access to and the sustain benefits. You can use virtually any class for none Hardmode. Sometimes a Necro Tank will work better during the Bahsei Hardmode fight.

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.