ESO Werewolf Tank Build

Updated: Blackwood (June 2021)

Information

Welcome to The Tank Club: ESO Werewolf Tank Build.

This is a fun/casual build you can use for Tanking as a Werewolf. The Werewolf Tank is a lot of fun to play but has a very limited playstyle. You can provide a decent range of group support and it’s possible to Tank most things as a Werewolf. If you are doing any serious level of content or progression it would be best not to use a Werewolf as it’s not possible to give your group the proper support they need while in Werewolf form.

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

Class

Any

Race

Nord
Orc
Imperial

Mundus

The Atronach

Attributes

64 Health

Food

Bewitched Sugar Skulls

Potions

Essence of Health Potion More Info

Equipment

PieceSetWeightTraitEnchantment
HeadEngine Guardian / Earthgore / VykosaMediumSturdyPrismatic Defence
ShoulderEngine Guardian / Earthgore / VykosaLightSturdyPrismatic Defence
ChestTormentorHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
HandsTormentorHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
WaistTormentorHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
LegsTormentorHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
FeetTormentorHeavySturdyPrismatic Defence
NecklaceFrozen Watcher / Torug’s Pact / Hircine’sJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingFrozen Watcher / Torug’s Pact / Hircine’sJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
RingFrozen Watcher / Torug’s Pact / Hircine’sJewelleryInfusedMagicka Recovery
Main HandFrozen Watcher / Torug’s Pact / Hircine’sIce StaffInfusedCrusher

*Sunderflame no longer needed due to the Sundered Status Effect.

Abilities

Werewolf Tank

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Pack Leader: This is the more Tank morph. You take 10% less damage and also provide your group with Minor Courage which is the same buff as Yolnahkriin.

Brutal Pounce: When combined with Tormentor it works as an Area of Effect Taunt. When you leap into a pack of enemies, it will taunt all of them. If you were doing a Trial, you might have the Main Tank with this morph and the Off Tank should use Brutal Pounce for single target taunting so you are not fighting over aggro of enemies. If you don’t want to AoE taunt and you need to single target taunt when you’ll need to use the Feral Pounce morph instead.

Deafening Roar: This is your enemy debuff. You apply Major Breach, Minor Maim and Off Balance to the enemy. If it is a none Elite or Boss then you will also Fear up to 6 enemies for 4 seconds so this is used for crowd control where needed.

Howl of DespairThis provides your group with a Synergy and also applies Empower to them for 5 seconds which increases damage done with Light/Heavy attacks by 40%.

Hircine’s Fortitude: This is your main heal as a Werewolf. It scales with your Max Health and it’s a huge heal. You can also use this when at full Health as a method for Stamina sustain and you can cast it and receive 3k Stamina back.

Claws of Life: This is a damage and damage over time skill which returns 100% of the damage done as a Heal. This is an AoE skill so if you have multiple enemies in front of you it works even better. You should keep this active as much as possible as a source of healing over time so you don’t waste resources casting Hircine’s Rage when you don’t need a big burst Heal.

Passives: All the passives are pretty important other than Bloodmoon if you don’t want to have the option to turn others into Werewolves.

Werewolf Tank Clips

Werewolf Veteran Aetherian Archive | Elder Scrolls Online

Notes

Gear

Werewolf Tanking can be difficult on sustain due to all the abilities being Stamina and also needing to block. So for this we use Engine Guardian to help with sustain. Grundwulf would also be a good option. If you are ok with sustain then you could go with Troll King or Earthgore for some additional self healing. If you need none of these, the only other really useful option would be Sentinel of Rkugamz. For Dungeon content, Swarm Mother could be useful for pulling and stacking enemies since you have no chain skill as a Werewolf. Vykosa is good for debuffing enemies.

Main gear set is Tormentor and this is needed so you can taunt the enemies. Without this you are unable to Taunt as a Werewolf.

The second set will depend on what your group needs and what content you are doing. Torug’s Pact works well if you go into Werewolf form on a 2 Handed/Infused/Crusher. Hircine’s will help you to sustain as a Werewolf Tank. Any other Aura sets can be used if needed such as Ebon and Worm. If you are in a group with none Werewolves then Alkosh would be a good set to use also. Frozen Watcher provides a great group buff and only requires you to block to activate it.

Class

Any class will work for Werewolf Tanking but the most useful ones would be Templar and Sorcerer due to their reduce cost passives.

You just need to look at all Class passives that you gain from using a Class and decide which ones you’ll fine most useful as you’ll keep these in Werewolf form. If a passive requires you to have a class skill slotted for the passive then this is not one that will be active in Werewolf form. Most useful class passives for Werewolf would be any Resistance or Reduce Cost passives.

Race

Pretty much any race is playable here. The common races are Nord for Resistances and Argonian or Imperial for sustaining, Orc for more Stamina, Health and Speed.

Mundus

The best Mundus Stone to use here is: The Atronach for the extra Magicka Recovery for the self healing and sustain.

Attributes

64 Health is the most useful since your only Heal scales based on Max Health.

Food

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

Potions

You can use regular Tri-Stat potions here.