ESO Tank Gear Weight

So first of all it’s up to you how you setup with different gear weights.

Resistances are not absolutely essential above 28,000~ so the damage mitigation you get above that is minimal. For very hard fights with a lot of damage 7 Heavy is going to maximise your damage mitigation as long as you don’t go above 33k resistances. If you are using the Heavy Armor Skill Immovable you need to use 6/1 to optimise the use of the Skill but also make it so that you can still move but are still very Tanky.

For anything else 5/1/1 would most likely be the best balanced setup overall because it will improve your sustain in a range of different areas. 5/2 is good if you just want to focus in on a certain armor weight passives that you feel are better than another and this is a valid option for certain situations.

As a Tank you always need to have at least 5 Heavy Armor pieces or you lose the Revitalise and Rapid Mending Passives and Tanking becomes more difficult so it’s not advised unless you are running easier content and are specing as a Hybrid Tank.

When using 7 Heavy you essentially make yourself the most Tanky as possible.

1806 more resistances with 2 Heavy Pieces compared to 5/1/1
Resolve Passive: 2536 Resistances.
Constitution Passive: 28% Health Recovery & Restore 757 Magicka and Stamina every 4 seconds when you take damage.
Juggernaut Passive: Increased Max Health by 14%.
Undaunted Mettle: Increase Max Health, Stamina and Magicka by 2%.

Using 5/1/1 unlocks a lot of small passive gains which means you will be a little less Tanky but you’ll increase your sustain in a lot of different areas by doing so.

Lose 1806 Resistances compared to 7 Heavy.
Resolve Passive: 1811 Resistances
Constitution Passive: 20% Health Recovery & Restore 541 Magicka and Stamina every 4 seconds when you take damage.
Juggernaut Passive: Increased Max Health by 10%.
Undaunted Mettle: Increase Max Health, Stamina and Magicka by 6%.
Light Armor/Grace Passive: Reduce effectiveness of snares applied to you by 4% & Reduce Sprint cost by 3%
Light Armor/Evocation Passive: Increased Magicka Recovery by 4% & Reduce Magicka cost of spells by 2%.
Light Armor/Spell Warding Passive: 363 Spell Resistance.
Medium Armor/Dexterity Passive: Increase Weapon Critical by 328.
Medium Armor/Wind Walker Passive: Increased Stamina Recovery by 4% & Reduce Stamina cost of abilitites by 2%
Medium Armor/Athletics Passive: Increased sprint speed by 3% and Reduce Roll Dodge cost by 4%.

You would only really use this setup for situations where you will use the Immovable skill but you still want to be able to Roll Dodge and move slightly.

Resolve Passive: 2174 Resistances.
Constitution Passive: 24% Health Recovery & Restore 649 Magicka and Stamina every 4 seconds when you take damage.
Juggernaut Passive: Increased Max Health by 12%.
Undaunted Mettle: Increase Max Health, Stamina and Magicka by 4%.

You get the same Medium or Light Passives as the 5/1/1 setup depending on if you use a Light Piece or Medium Piece. A Medium piece will give a very tiny amount more resistances but the Light Armor Passives look more appealing than the Medium ones from a Tank perspective.

If you really like the Light Armor more than the Medium Armor passives or visa versa and you are willing to sacrifice a little Max Stats you could use 5/2 and just take the extra few % from the passives of the armor weight you prefer.

The stats from 5 Heavy will be the same as the Heavy Passives in the 5/1/1 setup.
Undaunted Mettle: Increase Max Health, Stamina and Magicka by 4%.
Light Armor/Grace Passive: Reduce effectiveness of snares applied to you by 8% & Reduce Sprint cost by 6%
Light Armor/Evocation Passive: Increased Magicka Recovery by 8% & Reduce Magicka cost of spells by 4%.
Light Armor/Spell Warding Passive: 726 Spell Resistance.
Medium Armor/Dexterity Passive: Increase Weapon Critical by 656.
Medium Armor/Wind Walker Passive: Increased Stamina Recovery by 8% & Reduce Stamina cost of abilities by 4%
Medium Armor/Athletics Passive: Increased sprint speed by 6% and Reduce Roll Dodge cost by 8%.

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