ESO Sunspire Main Tank Build

Updated: Ascending Tide (April 2022)

Sunspire Information

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

Sunspire is a DLC 12-person trial located in Northern Elsweyr. It was the eight trial that was introduced into The Elder Scrolls Online with the Elsweyr Chapter in June 2019. This was the first trial to be introduced with hardmodes for each individual boss fight.

This trial has 3 Dragon bosses each with their own Hardmode and a range of different add pulls in between the boss areas.

These Main Tank Builds are tried and tested setups used for Sunspire on standard veteran, used in hardmode and even used for Godslayer runs.

We have skill and gear options for all classes, platforms and experience levels.

Tank Guides for this Trial will be available soon 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

Sunspire Gear

PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothHeavy/MedSturdyPrismatic 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
NecklaceCrimson Oath’s RiveJewelleryTriune/InfusedMagicka Recovery
RingCrimson Oath’s RiveJewelleryTriune/InfusedMagicka Recovery
RingCrimson Oath’s RiveJewelleryTriune/InfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing RemedyAny 1HInfused/ChargedAbsorb Stamina/Poison
Off HandPuncturing RemedyShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupCrimson Oath’s RiveIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • Crimson Oath is used in this Console/Static build because you need it for the add pulls and the add phases on the boss fights.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEngine GuardianHeavy/MedSturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEngine GuardianHeavy/LightSturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceCrest of Cyrodiil / The Worm’s RaimentJewelleryTriune/InfusedBracing
RingCrest of Cyrodiil / The Worm’s RaimentJewelleryTriune/InfusedMagicka Recovery
RingCrest of Cyrodiil / The Worm’s RaimentJewelleryTriune/InfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandCrest of Cyrodiil / The Worm’s RaimentAny 1HInfused/ChargedAbsorb Stamina/Poison
Off HandCrest of Cyrodiil / The Worm’s RaimentShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupCrest of Cyrodiil / The Worm’s RaimentIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • Yolnahkriin for the stats and Minor Aegis, Engine Guardian for the huge sustain and healing, then Crest of Cyrodiil for extra self healing if you really need it or Worm for your own sustain.
  • Worm and Yolnahkriin would be best since they provide the group with buffs as well as you but if you are suffering from a lack of healing then Crest is the best option for this situation.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothLightSturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceDragon’s DefilementJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingDragon’s DefilementJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
RingDragon’s DefilementJewellerySwiftMagicka Recovery
Main HandDragon’s Defilement1HInfused/ChargedAbsorb Stamina/Poison
Off HandDragon’s DefilementShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupDragon’s DefilementIce StaffChargedAny
  • This add setup is assuming the Off Tank is using Crimson Oath’s Rive & Yolnahkriin.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadNazarayBloodspawn / Baron ZaudrusMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
ShoulderNazarayStormfist / Baron ZaudrusLightDivinesPrismatic Defence
ChestTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryInfusedReduce Feat Cost
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryInfusedReduce Feat Cost
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryInfusedReduce Feat Cost
Main HandClaw of YolnahkriinAny 1HInfused/ChargedAbsorb Stamina/Poison
Off HandClaw of YolnahkriinShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupAsylum Ice StaffIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • This build is for range Tanking.
  • You don’t need to Block in this fight, just Defensive Stance to reflect ALL damage back at the boss.
  • As soon as the boss lands – Use a 500 Ult Warhorn with Nazaray after proccing Major Vulnerability with Turning Tide – this will last virtually the whole phase until the boss flies away.
  • You could also use 1x Bloodspawn & 1x Stormfist for Stamina Recovery. If your sustain is fine then use Baron Zaudrus is another option.
  • Asylum Ice Staff back bar because you can cast Crushing Shock regularly in between Defensive Stances for Minor Brittle.
  • Use The Worm’s Raiment if you are dealing with longer fights.
  • You could use Yolnahkriin and Crimson Oath’s Rive if your group has low DPS and then the Off Tank would use Turning Tide and Powerful Assault.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis’s BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis’s BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingClaw of YolnahkriinJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandClaw of YolnahkriinAny 1HInfused/ChargedAbsorb Stamina/Poison
Off HandClaw of YolnahkriinShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupClaw of YolnahkriinIce 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
NecklaceCrimson Oath’s RiveJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingCrimson Oath’s RiveJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingCrimson Oath’s RiveJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing RemedyAny 1HInfused/ChargedAbsorb Stamina/Poison
Off HandPuncturing RemedyShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupCrimson Oath’s RiveIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • The most important part of this fight is the add phase which is why Crimson Oath’s Rive is good here. You will be overpen on the Boss but the adds are usually what make or break this fight aside from the Portal which you cant control.
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadNazarayHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderNazarayLightSturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetTurning TideHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceCrimson Oath’s RiveJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingCrimson Oath’s RiveJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingCrimson Oath’s RiveJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandPuncturing RemedyAny 1HInfused/ChargedAbsorb Stamina/Poison
Off HandPuncturing RemedyShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupCrimson Oath’s RiveIce StaffInfusedCrusher
  • For Hardmode you use Turning Tide because the Off Tank should use Yolnahkriin.
  • The most important part of this fight is the add phase which is why Crimson Oath’s Rive is good here. You will be overpen on the Boss but the adds are usually what make or break this fight aside from the Portal which you cant control.

Sunspire Skills

Sunspire Videos

Guildless | Sunspire Hardmode Godslayer | Elder Scrolls Online
Serenity: Immortal Meemers | Sunspire: Godslayer | Elder Scrolls Online
Sunspire - Lokkestiiz Range Tanking Guide | Elder Scrolls Online
Sunspire - Yolnahkriin Tank Guide & Atro Chaining | Elder Scrolls Online

Sunspire Notes

Class

Any class can be used for Tanking this trial but Dragonknights are usually preferred due to their unique group buffs. Classes such as Necromancers can struggle with range Tanking due to their main healing skill Hungry Scythe requiring you to be in melee range.

Race

Any race can be used.

Imperial for the overall sustain and lower cost Ultimate.

Redguard for the Stamina sustain if this is something you struggle with.

Nord for the additional resistances, Ultimate gain, Health and Stamina.

Mundus

The best Mundus Stone to use here is The Atronach for the extra Magicka Recovery, there is a lot of Magicka casting for the Tanks in this trial so this is important to help with sustain. The only other potential useful Mundus is The Lady if you are struggling with the incoming damage and you have really low resistances (under 25k) or you are low champion points.

Attributes

For this trial you should aim for minimum 40k Health, 20k+ Magicka and 25k+ Stamina.

Food

As standard we use the Bewitched Sugar Skulls which gives Max Health, Magicka and Stamina plus more Health Recovery because all resources are very important here.

Potions

You can use regular Tri-Stat potions here, there are no special requirements. You could use Immovable Potions for emergency situations when you are inside a Time Stop AoE mid-mechanic and can’t get out if you are not using the skill Immovable.