ESO Sunspire Main Tank Build

Updated: Flames of Ambition (March 2021)

Information

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

This is the Main Tank Build which covers both Veteran and Hardmode Sunspire. We have skill and gear options for all classes, platforms and experience levels!

Sunspire was the 8th 12 person trial in The Elder Scrolls Online and it is located in Northern Elsweyr. This trial has 3 Dragon bosses along each with their own Hardmode and a range of different add pulls in between the boss areas.

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

Race

Imperial
Redguard
Nord

Mundus

The Atronach
The Lady

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
NecklaceDrake's Rush / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneBracing
RingDrake's Rush / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingDrake's Rush / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandDrake's Rush / Aegis of GalenweAny 1HInfusedFlame
Off HandDrake's Rush / Aegis of GalenweShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupDrake's Rush / Aegis of GalenweIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEarthgoreHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEarthgoreHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceCrest of CyrodiilJewelleryTriuneBracing
RingCrest of CyrodiilJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingCrest of CyrodiilJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandCrest of CyrodiilAny 1HInfusedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandCrest of CyrodiilShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupCrest of CyrodiilIce 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
HeadBloodspawnMediumInfusedPrismatic Defence
ShoulderStormfistMediumDivinesStamina
ChestClaw of YolnahkriinHeavyInfusedPrismatic Defence
HandsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavyDivinesStamina
WaistClaw of YolnahkriinHeavyDivinesStamina
LegsClaw of YolnahkriinHeavyInfusedPrismatic Defence
FeetClaw of YolnahkriinHeavyDivinesStamina
NecklaceVestment of Olorime / Arkasis’s Genius / The Worm's RaimentJewelleryInfusedReduce Feat Cost
RingVestment of Olorime / Arkasis’s Genius / The Worm's RaimentJewelleryInfusedReduce Feat Cost
RingVestment of Olorime / Arkasis’s Genius / The Worm's RaimentJewelleryInfusedReduce Feat Cost
Main HandVestment of Olorime / Arkasis’s Genius / The Worm's RaimentAny 1HDecisiveAbsorb Stamina
Off HandVestment of Olorime / Arkasis’s Genius / The Worm's RaimentShieldWell-FittedPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupVestment of Olorime / Arkasis’s Genius / The Worm's RaimentBowInfusedCrusher
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
NecklaceDrake's Rush / The Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneBracing
RingDrake's Rush / The Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingDrake's Rush / The Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandDrake's Rush / The Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweAny 1HInfusedFlame
Off HandDrake's Rush / The Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupDrake's Rush / The Worm's Raiment / Aegis of GalenweIce StaffInfusedCrusher
PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEncratis's BehemothHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEncratis's BehemothLightSturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestDrake's Rush / Aegis of GalenweHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsDrake's Rush / Aegis of GalenweHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistDrake's Rush / Aegis of GalenweHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsDrake's Rush / Aegis of GalenweHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetDrake's Rush / Aegis of GalenweHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceRoar of AlkoshJewelleryTriuneBracing
RingRoar of AlkoshJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
RingRoar of AlkoshJewelleryTriuneMagicka Recovery
Main HandRoar of AlkoshAny 1HInfusedFlame
Off HandRoar of AlkoshShieldSturdyPrismatic Defence
Main Hand BackupRoar of AlkoshIce StaffInfusedCrusher

Abilities

Dragonknight

Static

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Igneous Shield Green Dragon Blood Stone Giant Barrier
Inner Rage Race Against Time Elemental Blockade Balance Unrelenting Grip Aggressive Horn

Necromancer

Static

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Unnerving Boneyard Hungry Scythe Empowering Grasp Barrier
Inner Rage Race Against Time Elemental Blockade Balance Silver Leash Glacial Colossus

Nightblade

Static

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Lotus Fan Dark Cloak Leeching Strikes Incapacitating Strike
Inner Rage Refreshing Path Elemental Blockade Mirage Silver Leash Aggressive Horn

Sorcerer

Static

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Dark Deal Summon Unstable Clannfear Bound Aegis Barrier
Inner Rage Boundless Storm Elemental Blockade Summon Unstable Clannfear Silver Leash Aggressive Horn

Templar

Static

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Silver Leash Radiant Ward Power of the Light Barrier
Inner Rage Race Against Time Elemental Blockade Restoring Focus Extended Ritual Aggressive Horn

Warden

Static

Pierce Armor Heroic Slash Budding Seeds Polar Wind Fetcher Infection Barrier
Inner Rage Frozen Device Elemental Blockade Expansive Frost Cloak Bull Netch Aggressive Horn

Tank Guides

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Notes

Main Tank Gear

Console/Static: in this situation you are unlikely able to have time to switch gear so you’ll just play all fights in melee distance. There are not a huge range of sets to use here, Yolnahkriin is a must have set and you would pair this with Galenwe if you don’t have a Necromancer Support using Empowering Grasp, or Drakes Rush for the group Ultimate gain. You could use Worm but it is not really needed anymore. Encratis’s Behemoth buffs your Magicka Damage Dealers flame damage but also, there is fire damage taken in this trial so it will reduce the Fire damage taken by 5% for anyone stood inside.

Beginner: Earthgore or Engine Guardian for the Monster Set. Problem beginner Tanks have here is sustain and surviving. Try to heavy attack after each Dragon Breath and that should help sustain. Yolnahkriin provides you with a good Tank set and an easy group buff set. Final set is Crest of Cyrodiil which will help you survive the Dragon Breaths, especially if you are with a Beginner Healer, it’s likely with both a Beginner Tank and Healer it will be difficult for both people so this will just help you to stay alive in those difficult situations.

Adds: Double Ice Staff, full AoE Debuff setup, this works amazingly well. You will typically be pulling add pulls solo/running ahead or in joint add pulls you take melee/most adds. Those adds get ranged taunted in, when then hit you they proc Defiled Dragon for Minor Breach, you then either block or at least press block for 1 second to proc Frozen Watcher which activates AoE Minor Brittle on all the adds nearby. When you are chaining in any small adds this will proc the Encratis’s Behemoth which increases the fire damage all the nearby enemies take. If you also throw down Razor Caltrops for the AoE Major Fracture, you are heavily debuffing all the adds so the Damage Dealers can kill them faster. The Off Tank will use Yolnahkriin/Alkosh/Lady Thorn, this is because they will usually run into the add pull after you so they can run at the enemies, proc Lady Thorn, use synergy to proc Alkosh and then taunt a small add or help you by taking one of your adds to proc Yolnahkriin.

Lokkestiiz: The best way to play this is to range Tank. You can run any range based Monster Set but going with 2x Stamina Recovery sets is nice with Bloodspawn and Stormfist. Yolnahkriin is needed again as its super easy to use and will always buff your group. Depending on skill level you could use Arkasis and each time you use a potion you’ll give 3 group members and yourself more Ultimate. If you are confident you could use Olorime at the back of the room and use Endless Hail to place it onto the stacked group. Worm is an option also. Infused Feat Cost is useful here for sustaining the Defensive Stance spam.

Yolnahkriin: We encounter the issue again where we have very few sets to use here. The problem is as the Main Tank you’ll have to go under the boss and chain the adds so you are not spending 100% of the fight looking at the boss which means you would get a lower uptime on some group buff sets. Encratis’s is vital for the increased group DPS and it helps lower the flame damage on you and the group by 5% which is ideal since this is a fire boss. Second set would be Worm, Drakes Rush or Galenwe depending on what your group needs are. You could also consider Elemental Catalyst.

Nahviitaas: Yolnahkriin gets used by the Off Tank at this point usually which means there is a difficult decision here as there are not truly great heavy sets other than Yolnahkriin. You have a choice of Drakes Rush or Galenwe or anything else you can find that is useful for your group. For the second set you should ideally go for Alkosh, this is not for the boss but its for the add phases. The adds are the part that usually makes or breaks a run so using Alkosh to pen cap the add phases will be extremely helpful to your group since they wont be at pen cap because your Crusher Enchant can only hit 1 enemy at a time so the Damage Dealers would be missing that pen from Crusher. If you don’t want to use this then go with Worm. Encratis’s would be best here again but if you have a hard time, especially with the adds then you could switch to Lady Thorn. Make sure to use 1 Light Armor piece here so that you are not completely frozen on the spot if using the Immovable skill.

Stamina Groups: If you are using any Stamina Damage Dealers in your group then you will need to use Tremorscale and Alkosh on all Bosses.

Race

The best Race’s to use here are:

  1. Imperial for the overall sustain and lower cost Ultimate.
  2. Redguard for the Stamina sustain if this is something you struggle with.
  3. Nord for the additional resistances, 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 26k) or you are low champion points.

Attributes

We go with 64 Health since we need high Max Health on the bosses and we are using full Prismatic and Triune Jewellery so already have a good spread of other resources.

Food

As standard we use the Bewitched Sugar Skulls which gives us Max Health, Magicka and Stamina plus more Health Recovery which is helpful for Tanking.

Potions

The best potions are regular Tri-Stat potions to give us all resources and recoveries. 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.