Warden Tank Build for PvE Morrowind Elder Scrolls Online

Warden Tank Build PvE

Warden Tank Build “Frostbite” Morrowind

Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the Warden Tank Build “Frostbite” for PvE Morrowind Elder Scrolls Online. Make sure to bookmark the link as I will keep updating the build for each new Update of ESO. The Warden Tank Build is optimized for 4-Man Dungeons! Warden is a new class and more tests have to be done to really see the full potential of the class and the build! If you are looking for more information on tanking in general i recommend checking out Woelers website, it has a lot of useful information and builds for tanking related stuff!

Warden Tanks have amazing group support. You have access to pretty good sustain and tons of support abilties. Ice Fortress gives everyone Major Ward and Major Resolve increasing their Armor & Spell resistance by 5280 which is a lot of extra damage mitigation for the whole group! Leeching Vines add some extra heals for you or your groupmembers, small heal over time. And passives like Natures Gift make sustain also pretty easy! Overall the Warden has really good tanking options with a lot of class skills to choose from. We are using the Green Pact & Plague Doctor set combo to get an insane amount of health and resources in general!

    • Warden Class
    • Tank
    • Double Sword&Board setup
    • Huge resources
    • Good sustain
    • High group support
    • Good healing
    • Optimized for 4-Man Dungeons

Resource Management

Warden has a few good ways to sustain as a Tank. Every time we heal someone or ourself we proc the Natures Gift passive which gives a lot of resources back. On top of that we do have the Bull Netch which gives us about 4000 Stamina over 20 seconds back, which is nice for blocking in general. With so much Health we also do not always need to permablock, once you get used to fights you will know when you can drop block and use a few heavy attacks now and then to restore stamina. 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. Shimmering Shield also restores a bit of Magicka when you get hit by a projectile, on top of that you gain Major Heroism increasing your Ultimate regeneration by a lot!

Trials & Dungeons Setup

Warden Tank Build PvE




Gear

Gear Best in Slot

  • Why no full Monster Set? If you want, you can run a Monster set of your choice, I have chosen 2 Magicka Recovery bonus to use more support abilities for your group!
  • Set allocation: It does not matter what gearsets you wear where, as long as you use those two combos, you should be fine.
  • Other Gear? You can run Alkosh, Ebon Armory, Tavas and a lot more!
Gear Set Weight Trait Enchantment
Chest Plague Doctor Heavy Infused Tri-Stat Enchantment
Belt Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Tri-Stat Enchantment
Shoes Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Tri-Stat Enchantment
Pants Plague Doctor Heavy Infused Tri-Stat Enchantment
Hands Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Tri-Stat Enchantment
Head Chockethorn Light Infused Tri-Stat Enchantment
Shoulder Shadowrend Medium Infused/ Sturdy Tri-Stat Enchantment
Necklace Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Ring Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Ring Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Magicka Recovery
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 Tri-Stat Enchantment
Belt Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Tri-Stat Enchantment
Shoes Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Tri-Stat Enchantment
Pants Plague Doctor Heavy Infused Tri-Stat Enchantment
Hands Plague Doctor Heavy Infused/ Sturdy Tri-Stat Enchantment
Head Chockethorn Light Infused Tri-Stat Enchantment
Shoulder Shadowrend Medium Infused/ Sturdy Tri-Stat Enchantment
Necklace Ebon Armory Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Ring Ebon Armory Jewelry Healthy Block Cost Reduction
Ring Ebon Armory Jewelry Healthy Magicka Recovery
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
Shadowrend: Banished Cells 1
Chockethorn: Elden Hollow 1

Skills

  • Ultimates: In general use Aggressive Warhorn, as it is here to support your group and gives them more resources and more damage. In a tricky situation for example when your healer dies, you can use the Healing Thicket, as it is a pretty low cost ultimate and it pumps out a ton of healing!
  • Subterrarean Assault: Only use this on trashfights with a lot of mobs, it is basically a mass Major Breach/Fracture debuff on the enemy.
  • Animal Companion skills: We have one of those skills on each bar to give us an extra 12% Magicka & Stamina Recovery from the Flourish passive.

Warden Database »

S&B Mainbar S&B second bar
Slot 1: Absorb Magic Slot 1: Shimmering Shield
Slot 2: Heroic Slash Slot 2: Ice Fortress
Slot 3: Pierce Armor Slot 3: Inner Rage
Slot 4: Bull Netch Slot 4: Leeching Vines
Slot 5: Polar Wind Slot 5: Subterrarean Assault
Ultimate: Healing Thicket Ultimate: Aggressive Horn

Championpoints

Championpoints [630 CP]

The Ritual
The Attronarch
31 Weapons Expert, 7 Shattering Blows
The Apprentice
100 Blessed, 72 Elfborn
The Shadow
100 Shadow Ward, 44 Tumbling
The Lover
64 Arcanist, 2 Tenacity
The Tower
The Lord
The Lady
49 Hardy, 49 Elemental Defender, 48 Thick Skinned
The Steed
61 Ironclad, 3 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

Buff-food

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

Mundus Stone

The Attronarch (Magicka Recovery)

Race

Imperial (Recommended)
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

Animal Companion, Winters Embrace, Green Balance, 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

20.05.2017 Added Build
21.05.2017 Fixed Shields trait, was nirnhoned instead of reinforced (Those sets dont drop nirnhoned shields)
24.05.2017 Updated CP according to Jump Points
29.05.2017 Updated CP
30.05.2017 Updated Gearsetup

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