ESO Werewolf Tank Build

ESO Werewolf Tank Information

Welcome to The Tank Club: ESO Werewolf Tank Build.

This is a fun/casual build you can use for Tanking as a Werewolf in The Elder Scrolls Online.

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 full support they may require.

'Savage' Werewolf Tank Build | Elder Scrolls Online | Firesong






The Atronach


Essence of Health Potion
Potion Info

ESO Werewolf Tank Gear

HeadMagma IncarnateMediumDivinesPrismatic Defence
ShoulderSpaulder of RuinLightDivinesPrismatic Defence
ChestTormentorHeavyReinforcedPrismatic Defence
HandsTormentorHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
WaistTormentorHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
LegsTormentorHeavyReinforcedPrismatic Defence
FeetTormentorHeavyDivinesPrismatic Defence
NecklaceTurning TideJewelleryInfusedReduce Feat Cost / Bracing
RingTurning TideJewelleryInfusedReduce Feat Cost
RingTurning TideJewelleryInfusedReduce Feat Cost
Main HandTurning Tide1HChargedAbsorb Stamina
Off HandTurning TideShieldDivines/SturdyPrismatic Defence


(2 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
(3 items) Adds 4% Healing Taken
(4 items) Adds 4% Healing Taken
(5 items) When you deal direct damage with a Charge, Leap, Teleport, or Pull ability, you gain 3642 Physical and Spell Resistance and taunt the enemy to attack you for 15 seconds.

Turning Tide

(2 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
(3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
(4 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
(5 items) When you Block, you gain Flowing Water for 10 seconds, causing your next Bash attack to deal 2223 Magic Damage to up to 6 enemies in a 5 by 10 meter line, and apply Major Vulnerability for 10 seconds, increasing their damage taken by 10%. This effect can occur once every 15 seconds and scales off your Max Health.

Spaulder of Ruin

(1 item) Activating crouch activates and deactivates a 12 meter Aura of Pride. Up to 6 allies in the aura gain 260 Weapon and Spell Damage. Reduce your Health, Magicka, and Stamina Recovery by 70 for every ally benefiting from your Aura of Pride.

ESO Werewolf Tank Skills

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.

ESO Werewolf Tank Clips

Werewolf Tanking vCR | Elder Scrolls Online | Deadlands
Werewolf Veteran Aetherian Archive | Elder Scrolls Online

ESO Werewolf Tank Notes


You can use any class but they best ones would be Sorcerer or Templar because of their passives.


Any race can be used. Since you are using Tormentor which buffs resistances a Nord is not essential so a sustain race such as Imperial or Redguard could be good.


The Atronach is the best mundus because it allows you to use your burst heal more which also gives you Stamina when you use it on full health.


Max Stats are quite important for a Werewolf Tank. You want a lot of Health and Stamina, Magicka is not as important as it is on a normal Tank build.


Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch is a good food to use just because you need to push those recoveries higher and your max health.


Tri-Stat potions are the best option, there are no other real useful potions while in Werewolf form.