Stamina Dragonknight Tank Build PvE for Clockwork City, Elder Scrolls Online ESO

Dragonknight Tank Build PvE

Stamina Dragonknight Tank Build PvE “Catalyst” Clockwork City

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 Dungeon needs some small adjustments to the build. So if you for example feel that you need more health, then go for it!

We are still using some sort of a Health build, as you really want to make sure to have enough health to absorb those hard hiting Boss hits. I do like to run Crusher Enchantment combined with Torgus Pact set and an Infused Weapon to give us a huge penetration advantage for the whole group. 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.

  • Tank/Support Build
  • Heavy Armor
  • Great sustain
  • Easy survivability
  • Great self healing
  • Insane shielding

Changes from the previous version

I am using Ebon Armor and Alkosh as the Mainsetup again, all you have to remember is that you have a lot of choices if it comes to gearing. Also remember, you can adjust your attributes to whatever you like. I also use Corrosive Armor instead of Shield Ulti since the Shield Ulti got a cost increase.

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! Also, 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)
  • Argonian passive

Being an Argonian helps immensly with sustain, because everytime you activate a Potion, you get a ton of extra resources back.

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Stamina Dragonknight Tank Build PvP
Using Gear Set 1 here.



Gear

Remember that there is a ton of good Tank sets to choose from, especially when you are going into a Trial!

Gear Setup 1

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

Gear Setup 2

  • 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 are 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 etc.
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Torug’s Pact Heavy Infused Tri Stat Enchantment
Belt Plague Doctor Heavy Sturdy Health Enchantment
Shoes Plague Doctor Heavy Sturdy Health Enchantment
Pants Torug’s Pact Heavy Infused Tri Stat Enchantment
Hands Torug’s Pact Heavy Sturdy Health Enchantment
Head BloodspawnMalubeth Light Infused Tri Stat Enchantment
Shoulder BloodspawnValkyn Medium Sturdy Health Enchantment
Necklace Plague Doctor Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Ring Plague Doctor Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Ring Plague Doctor Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Weapon 1 S&B Torug’s Pact 1H-Weap Infused Weakening Enchantment
Weapon 1 S&B Torug’s Pact Shield Infused Tri-Stat Enchantment
Weapon 2 S&B Torug’s Pact 1H-Weap Infused Crusher Enchantment
Weapon 2 S&B Torug’s Pact Shield Infused Tri-Stat Enchantment

Crusher and Weakening Enchantment

This is with Torugs Pact and Infused. The Weakening and Crusher Enchantment have a base cooldown of 10 seconds. With Infused alone, so without Torugs you go down to 5 seconds. With Torugs and Infused you go down to 3.5 seconds. Which is not really needed but you will still get the extra stats for enchantments, which is the mainreason we are using it. If you do think its overkill then go for Alkosh for example. Woeler has some cool graphs showing Torugs vs Alkosh, make sure to go check them out for more clarification.

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Gear Setup 3

This setup 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 Tri Stat Enchantment
Belt Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Health Enchantment
Shoes Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Health Enchantment
Pants Plague Doctor Heavy Infused Tri Stat Enchantment
Hands Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Health Enchantment
Head BloodspawnMalubeth Light Infused Tri Stat Enchantment
Shoulder BloodspawnValkyn 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
Roar of Alkosh: Maw of Lorkhaj
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 maced into stone, make sure to adjust skills depending on the situation of a fight.

  • 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.

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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: Corrosive Armor Ultimate: Aggressive Warhorn

Championpoints

Championpoints [690 CP]

The Ritual
11 Precise Strikes
The Attronarch
29 Physical Weapons Expert, 9 Master-at-Arms
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 81 Elfborn, 1 Spell Erosion
The Shadow
100 Shadow Ward, 44 Tumbling
The Lover
56 Tenacity
The Tower
30 Warlord
The Lord
31 Bastion
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
37 Ironclad, 16 Spell Shield

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

These Attributes here are for the Gear Setup 1 with Ebon and Alkosh gear. You have to make sure to have a bit more Stamina than Magicka. Because of the Synergies you pick up give you back whatever stat is higher. You can change this to your liking, if you do not need that much health, get more stamina.

20 Magicka, 31 Health, 13 Stamina

Buff-food

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

Mundus Stone

The Lord (Max Health)

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

16.10.2017 Added build for Clockwork City
24.10.2017 Fixed typo in Gearsetup (Had healthy Alkosh jewelry listed which does not exist, its robust now)

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