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.
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.
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.
You can use pretty much any race for this trial.
There is no Mundus that will provide any benefit more than The Atronach for this trial.
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.
As standard we use the Bewitched Sugar Skulls which gives us Max Health, Magicka and Stamina plus more Health Recovery.
You can use regular Tri-Stat potions here.