ESO Rockgrove Off Tank Build

Updated: Blackwood (June 2021)

Information

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

Rockgrove is the 10th Trial to be released in The Elder Scrolls Online and is part of the Blackwood Chapter DLC. The trial is located in Blackwood and in a similar fashion to the other recent trials it includes 3 trial bosses, each with their own individual hardmode and a number of add pulls in between.

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

Race

Any
Imperial

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
ChestSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetSaxhleel ChampionHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklacePowerful AssaultJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful AssaultJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandPowerful Assault1HInfusedFlame
Off HandPowerful AssaultShieldStrudyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupAnyIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • Ideally you would be using Double Frost here but One Hand and Shield is ok if you are not comfortable.
  • You could use Drakes Rush or Jorvuld’s and Saxhleel for progression runs along with Replenishing Barrier to provide the Major Force plus huge safety for your group.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadLord WardenHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderLord WardenHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestSaxhleel Champion / Torug’s PactHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsSaxhleel Champion / Torug’s PactHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistSaxhleel Champion / Torug’s PactHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsSaxhleel Champion / Torug’s PactHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetSaxhleel Champion / Torug’s PactHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceThe Worm’s RaimentJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingThe Worm’s RaimentJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingThe Worm’s RaimentJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandThe Worm’s RaimentAny 1HInfusedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandThe Worm’s RaimentShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupThe Worm’s RaimentIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadLady ThornHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderLady ThornHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklacePowerful Assault / Frozen Watcher / War MachineJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful Assault / Frozen Watcher / War MachineJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingPowerful Assault / Frozen Watcher / War MachineJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
Main HandPowerful Assault / Frozen Watcher / War MachineIce StaffChargedAny
Main Hand BackupPowerful Assault / Frozen Watcher / War MachineIce StaffInfusedFrost / Crusher
  • You only need Frozen Watcher if you can maintain the AoE Brittle with Pular.
  • War Machine is the easier buff to maintain here, but you can use PA if you want.

Abilities

Dragonknight

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  • Make sure to slot an Assault Skill if using Powerful Assault.
  • Blood Mist should be used if you are struggling with Adds or the Abominations on Boss 2.
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Necromancer

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  • Make sure to slot an Assault Skill if using Powerful Assault.
  • Blood Mist should be used if you are struggling with Adds or the Abominations on Boss 2.
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Nightblade

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  • Make sure to slot an Assault Skill if using Powerful Assault.
  • Blood Mist should be used if you are struggling with Adds or the Abominations on Boss 2.
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Sorcerer

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  • Make sure to slot an Assault Skill if using Powerful Assault.
  • Blood Mist should be used if you are struggling with Adds or the Abominations on Boss 2.
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Templar

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  • Make sure to slot an Assault Skill if using Powerful Assault.
  • Blood Mist should be used if you are struggling with Adds or the Abominations on Boss 2.
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Warden

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  • Make sure to slot an Assault Skill if using Powerful Assault.
  • Blood Mist should be used if you are struggling with Adds or the Abominations on Boss 2.
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ESO Rockgrove Tank 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

For more guides please see our Tank Guide section and our YouTube channel.

Notes

Off 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

Necromancer would be ideal for Off Tank here for optimisation but you can use any class.

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.