ESO Sanctum Ophidia Main Tank Build

Updated: Flames of Ambition (March 2021)

Information

Welcome to The Tank Club: ESO Sanctum Ophidia Main Tank Build.

These are Main Tank builds for Veteran Sanctum Ophidia and its Hardmode also.

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

Race

Nord
Argonian
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
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
HeadEarthgore / Engine GuardianHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEarthgore / Engine 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

Abilities

Dragonknight

Bosses

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

Necromancer

Bosses

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

Nightblade

Bosses

Pierce Armor Razor Caltrops Lotus Fan Dark Cloak Leeching Strikes Incapacitating Strike
Inner Rage Overflowing Altar Elemental Blockade Phantasmal Escape Refreshing Path Aggressive Horn

Sorcerer

Bosses

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

Templar

Bosses

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

Warden

Bosses

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Enchanted Growth Polar Wind Fetcher Infection Barrier
Inner Rage Gripping Shards Elemental Blockade Expansive Frost Cloak Bull Netch Aggressive Horn

Tank Guides

Build Video

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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/Health Shoulder, Hands, Waist, Feet and Prismatic/Infused Head, Chest, Legs this is to give us good Max Health and spread some resources between Magicka and Stamina.

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 Gear

There is nothing special here with the gear. You can use almost any Monster Set but Bloodspawn will help to get Ultimate faster.

You’ll use Alkosh or Torug’s if your group needs the pen, if not then Galenwe, Worm or Martial Knowledge will work well in all of the boss fights and hardmode here.

Race

You can use pretty much any race for this trial.

Mundus

There is no Mundus that will provide any benefit more than The Atronach for this trial.

Attributes

We go with 64 Health since we are using Pristmatic and Magicka glyphs but we still need 36-38k Max Health to help us survive the incoming damage from the portal.

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.