Stamina Dragonknight Tank Build for PvE Morrowind Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Dragonknight Tank Build PvE

Stamina Dragonknight Tank Build “Catalyst” Morrowind

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Stamina Dragonknight Tank Build “Catalyst” 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 Catalyst is optimized for Dungeons & Trials. Keep in mind there is a huge variety of differnt tank builds out there that synergize well depending on your group setup. Remember, each Trial or dungeons needs some small adjustments to the build. So if you for example feel that you need more health, then go for it! I also do recommend checking out Woelers Tanking Website, which has a ton of information about tanking for both Trials/ Dungeons!

Dragonknight Tanks changed a lot in this patch, they work more Healthbased now. Battleroar or Helping Hands passive are not affected by your resources anymore, but are based on your character level, which means no matter how low your resources go, you will always get the same amount of resources back. Stacking Health also makes your Igneous Shield stronger. With about 70k Health you get around 20k Igneous Shield on yourself and about 12-14k shield on your group members, just remember it is capped at 6 players. Now you might think but that means we have not enough resources to do anything, thats what Spell Symmetry is here for! Spell Symmetry scales of Health, so with about 60-70k Health you will get 10k Magicka back with one cast.

    • Tank/Support Build
    • Heavy Armor
    • Green Pact & Plague Doctor
    • Great sustain
    • Easy survivability
    • Great self healing
    • Insane shielding

Resource Management

Dragonknights have insane resource management compared to other setups. Battleroar and Helping Hands passive outperform other classes already by a huge margin.A Templar can also support you with Spears to give you about 4000 Stamina back, that is also the reason why we have more Stamina than Magicka. The Spear, and same thing goes for the Orbs from the Undaunted Skill-line, it restores your higher resource pool. So our Stamina is about 2k higher than our Magicka pool, which means we will always get Stamina back from the Spears or the Orbs! And as you can see we have overall pretty high Magicka Recovery which means we can use a lot of support abilities. And you do not always need to permablock, so when you have time, do some heavy attacks to restore some resources!

  • Battle Roar Passive
  • Helping Hands Passive
  • Heavy Attacks
  • Spears (Templar ability)
  • Orbs (Undaunted skill)

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Dragonknight Tank Build pve



Gear

Gear Best in Slot

  • Set allocation: It does not matter what gearsets you wear where, as long as you use those two combos, you should be fine.
  • Well-Fitted? You can also run Well Fitted trait on the small pieces as you might have to dodgeroll quite a lot.
  • Monster Sets: There is various Monster sets that you can wear along with this combination. I usually use two more seperate health bonus from 1 piece Malubeth & Valkyn. You can also use Mighty Chudan, Pirate Skeleton, Bloodspawn.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Plague Doctor Heavy Infused Health Enchantment
Belt Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Health Enchantment
Shoes Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Health Enchantment
Pants Plague Doctor Heavy Infused Health Enchantment
Hands Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Health Enchantment
Head Bloodspawn/ Malubeth Light Infused Health Enchantment
Shoulder Bloodspawn/ Valkyn Medium Infused/ Sturdy Health Enchantment
Necklace Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Ring Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Ring Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Weapon 1 S&B Green Pact 1H-Weap Infused Weakening Enchantment
Weapon 1 S&B Green Pact Shield Infused Tri-Stat Enchantment
Weapon 2 S&B Green Pact 1H-Weap Infused Crusher Enchantment
Weapon 2 S&B Green Pact Shield Infused Tri-Stat Enchantment

Gear alt

This setup is is built to help out your group with some extra health, which can come handy in more difficult dungeons!

Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Plague Doctor Heavy Infused Health Enchantment
Belt Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Health Enchantment
Shoes Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Health Enchantment
Pants Plague Doctor Heavy Infused Health Enchantment
Hands Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Health Enchantment
Head Bloodspawn/ Malubeth Light Infused Health Enchantment
Shoulder Bloodspawn/ Valkyn Medium Infused/ Sturdy Health Enchantment
Necklace Ebon Armory Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Ring Ebon Armory Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Ring Ebon Armory Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Weapon 1 S&B Ebon Armory 1H-Weap Infused Weakening Enchantment
Weapon 1 S&B Ebon Armory Shield Infused Tri-Stat Enchantment
Weapon 2 S&B Ebon Armory 1H-Weap Infused Crusher Enchantment
Weapon 2 S&B Ebon Armory Shield Infused Tri-Stat Enchantment

Where can I get the gear?

Ebon Armory: Crypts of Hearts
Plague Doctor: Deshaan
Green Pact: Grahtwood
Bloodspawn: Spindleclutch
Shadowrend: Banished Cells 1
Chockethorn: Elden Hollow 1
Valkyn: City of Ash 2
Malubeth: Wayrest 2
Mighty Chudan: Ruins of Mazzatun

 Skills

Make sure to adjust your skills to your needs, this setup is not solid, if you prefer some other skill then go for it.

  • Magma Armor vs Spell Discipline: I prefer the Sword & Board Ultimate because it is very cheap and allows you to do heavy attacks while autoblock is on you, plus your Sword & Board skills are almost cost free!
  • Why no Volatile Armor? The Balance skill gives you the same armor buffs as Volatile Armor, it is also very essential to the build, as it literally gives you INFINTE sustain.

Dragonknight Open in build planner »

S&B Mainbar S&B bar
Slot 1: Green Dragonblood Slot 1: Chocking Talons
Slot 2: Absorb Magic Slot 2: Heroic Slash
Slot 3: Pierce Armor Slot 3: Inner Rage
Slot 4: Igneous Shield Slot 4: Unrelenting Grip
Slot 5: Balance Slot 5: Energy Orb
Ultimate: Shield Discipline Ultimate: Aggressive Warhorn

Championpoints

Championpoints [630 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
31 Physical Weapons Expert, 7 Shattering Blows
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 72 Elfborn
The Shadow
100 Shadow Ward, 44 Tumbling
The Lover
65 Tenacity
The Tower
1 Warlord
The Lord
4 Expert Defender
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 52 Thick Skinned
The Steed
56 Ironclad

Championpoints [300 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
The Apprentice
100 Blessed
The Shadow
100 Shadow Ward
The Lover
The Tower
The Lord
The Lady
23 Hardy, 23 Elemental Defender, 23 Thick Skinned
The Steed
31 Ironclad

 

Important Info

Attributes

Make sure to have slightly more Stamina than Magicka, because you want to be able to pick up Spears and get Stamina back, because it scales of the higher stat you have.

Buff-food

Longfin pasty with Melon Sauce (Max Health+Max Stamina+Max Magicka)

Mundus Stone

The Attronarch (Magicka Recovery)

Race

Imperial
Argonian (Recommended)
Orc
Nord
Redguard
Khajiit

Potions

Tri-Stat Potion
(Health, Stamina, Magicka)
(Bugloss, Columbine, Dragonthorn)

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

Passives

Ardent Flame, Draconic Power, Earthen Heart, Medium Armor (Cost Reduction), Heavy Armor, Light Armor (Cost Reduction), Sword & Shield Fighters Guild, Racial, Vampire, Mages Guild: Might of the Guild, Undaunted, Alchemy: Medicinal Use

I highly recommend being a Vampire. Vampire provides you higher Magicka and Stamina recovery and makes you tankier on low health like I explain in the Vampire Mechanics Video.

Update Log

22.05.2017 Added Build
24.05.2017 Updated CP according to Jump Points
30.05.2017 Changed recommended race to Argonian
30.05.2017 Updated Gearsetup
31.05.2017 Added some more Monster set options

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