Stamina Dragonknight Tank Build PvP for Horns of the Reach, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Stamina Dragonknight Tank Build PvP

Stamina Dragonknight Tank Build PvP “Gladiator” – Horns of the Reach

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Welcome to the Stamina Dragonknight Build PvP “Gladiator” for Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO.

The Stamina Dragonknight Build PvP “Gladiator” is a Heavy Armor focused build. It is very tanky and focuses on Ultimate regeneration. Basically impossible to kill if you fight versus only one or two enemies. The trick here is that we are using Blood Spawn Monster Set, Werewolf Hide Set, Heroic Slash for Minor Heroism and Mountains Blessing passive help us all with gaining Ultimate faster then usual. In defensive situations you want to use the Spell Wall Sword & Board Ultimate. It basically makes you invincible, for offensive situations we are using Take Flight which deals a ton of damage. I recommend playing in a small group with this build.

  • Heavy Armor
  • Very tanky build
  • Good Damage output
  • Sword and Shield & Two Hander
  • Playable in CP Campaign and NO CP Campaign
  • Decent Resource Pool
  • Strong Healing
  • Crazy Sustain
  • Permablock

Resource Management

There is quite a few things that factor into resource management. First off, we have one of the most powerful tools called Battle Roar, which is a great passive that restores resources when we activate an ultimate. Then We als do use Bloodspawn Monster set which helps indirectly with sustain, because it has a chance to give us 14 Ultimate points back, believe me it will almost always proc on cooldown in pvp because we get hit by so much things. Helping Hands is another passive that helps with our sustain, every time we activate an Earthen Heart ability this passive procs and returns almost 1k Stamina. Heavy Attacks are one of the most effective ways to constantly return Stamina, plus they also deal a huge amount of damage. Having so fast Ultimate regeneration combined with all those Dragonknight passives, allows us to basically permablock and still not run out of stamina, this is even easier if you have an Argonian with the Resourceful passive.

If you are planning on running on the NO CP Campaign you can change a Weapon Damage Glyph to Block Cost reduction and the second one to Stamina Skill cost reduction, otherwise you might run into sustain issues.

PvP Setup

Stamina Dragonknight Tank Build PvP

Dubious Camoran Throne Drink, Tri Stat Potion, Volatile Armor active, Minor Brutality, Seventh Legion Proc active in CP Campaign.


Gear Setup 1 – 5x Seventh Legion, 5x Werewolf Hide, 2x Bloodspawn

  • Traits: You can run most Weapon Traits, I do recommend that you use Decisive on the front bar to get ultimate even faster.
ChestSeventh LegionHeavySturdyTri-Stat
BeltSeventh LegionHeavySturdyStamina
ShoesSeventh LegionHeavySturdyStamina
PantsSeventh LegionHeavySturdyTri-Stat
HandsSeventh LegionHeavySturdyStamina
HeadBlood SpawnMediumImpenetrableTri-Stat
ShoulderBlood SpawnLightImpenetrableStamina
NecklaceWerewolf HideJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingWerewolf HideJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
RingWerewolf HideJewelryRobustWeapon Damage
Weapon 1 S&BWerewolf Hide1H WeapDecisivePoison Damage
Weapon 1 S&BWerewolf HideShieldSturdyStamina
Weapon 2Werewolf Hide/ Maelstrom2H SwordInfused/ Nirnhoned/ SharpenedDamage Health

Where can I get the gear?

Werewolf Hide: Guildstore, Genumbra Overland
Seventh Legion: Guildstore, Bangkorai Overland
Blood Spawn: Spindleclutch 2


Sword & Shield MainbarTwo-Hander bar
Slot 1: Hardened ArmorSlot 1: Forward Momentum
Slot 2: Absorb MagicSlot 2: Critical Rush
Slot 3 Heroic SlashSlot 3: Reverse Slice
Slot 4: Igneous ShieldSlot 4: Dizzying Swing
Slot 5: Resolving VigorSlot 5: Venomous Claw
Ultimate: Spell WallUltimate: Take Flight


This build works both for the Non Championpoints Campaign and the Championpoints Campaign.

Championpoints [660 CP]

The Ritual
38 Mighty, 11 Piercing, 20 Thaumaturge
The Attronarch
37 Shattering Blows, 57 Master-at-Arms, 27 Physical Weapon Expert
The Apprentice
15 Blessed
The Shadow
52 Tumbling, 23 Shadow Ward, 41 Befoul
The Lover
49 Tenacity
The Tower
51 Warlord
The Lord
19 Quick Recovery
The Lady
37 Hardy, 37 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
10 Resistant, 52 Ironclad, 14 Spell Shield

Important Info


Dubious Camoran Throne (Max Health+Max Stamina+Stamina Recovery)

Mundus Stone

The Serpent (Stamina Recovery)


Argonian (Recommended)


Immovable Potion
(Health,Stamina, CC Immunity)
(Columbine, Namiras Root, Mounntain Flower)

Immovable Potion (With speedbuff)
(Speedbuff ,Stamina, CC Immunity)
(Blessed Thistle, Columbine, Namiras Rot)

In case you are still unsure on how to mix the ingredients together, you can check out a alchemy simulator here: Alchemy Simulator


You will need the following passives:
Ardent Flame, Draconic Power, Earthen Heart, Medium Armor, Heavy Armor, Two-Hander, Sword and Shield, Fighters Guild, Racial, Vampire, Mages Guild: Might of the Guild, Undaunted, Assault, Support, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

Update Log

03.10.2017 Added Build for Horns of the Reach DLC.

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