ESO Tank Class Tier List

Welcome to the comprehensive Elder Scrolls Online tank class tier list. We understand that different tanking roles, such as dungeons, trials main tank, and trials off tank, have distinct requirements. Therefore, we have categorized our tier list accordingly to provide accurate rankings for each role.

In evaluating tank classes, we consider not only their contributions to a group but also their effectiveness in fulfilling the tanking role, their sustainability, and their survivability. Our tier list aims to offer insights into the strengths and weaknesses of each class in these aspects.

For more information on each individual class you can see our Tank Class Overviews.

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We’ve placed the Arcanist really high for Elder Scrolls Online Necrom and this is because they can offer over 10 group buffs that are combined into their Tank skills, they have great sustain, good survival and can crowd control enemies almost as good as a Dragonknight.

DK drops into second but they are great at sustain and survival along with having useful abilities for almost every situation. They have some good group buffs but these are sometimes specific to certain group types so not always completely useful.

Necro comes into 3rd but quite honestly you could use almost any class after the Arcanist and Dragonknight. Every ESO class can Tank and for dungeon content that are all strong in their own right, the only difference between the classes becomes more of how much group benefit you can offer.