Tanking in ESO can be done with any Race with a rather minimal difference, and it’s not of 100% importance to select whatever race you want. Tank Race can be chosen based on aesthetics if that is the sort of thing you are interested in, or you would pick a Tank Race that fits in with your Tank experience and one that will provide you will some Tank focussed bonuses.
Tanking won’t become impossible if you don’t select a Race that is aimed towards Tanking, thing could however be slightly easier if you had chosen a more Tank focused Race, especially at low level and low CP.
The main things to consider when making a Tank and selecting your Tank Race are:
- Do you want to optimise for group content?
- Are you new to Tanking and need sustain/survival help?
- Are you looking to be able to switch between roles?
- Are you interested in the appearance of your character?