Dragonhide – Dragon Knight Tank PvE Build (Meta)
Build Written By: Dottz Gaming, Pelle412 & Kevin G – PC NA
Patch: Dragon Bones
Table of Contents
- Tips & Misc
- Contact Info
- Update Log
Welcome to DottzGaming.com’s Dragon Knight Tank Build, Dragonhide, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for all types of PvE: Trials, veteran dungeons and general PvE.
This build is your standard meta Dragon Knight tank. It is the tried and tested build used by many of Elder Scrolls Online’s Trials tanks, although each individual person has their own variances and spin to the build to make it work for themselves. This build is DottzGaming.com’s version of the meta Dragon Knight tank!
|Dragon Knight Tank PvE Build|
|Head||Lord Warden||Heavy||Infused||Prismatic||Vet Imperial City Prison|
|Shoulders||Lord Warden||Heavy||Sturdy||Prismatic||Undaunted Chest|
|Gloves||Ebon Armory||Heavy||Sturdy||Prismatic||Crypt of Hearts|
|Legs||Ebon Armory||Heavy||Infused||Prismatic||Crypt of Hearts|
|Chest||Ebon Armory||Heavy||Infused||Prismatic||Crypt of Hearts|
|Belt||Roar of Alkosh||Medium||Sturdy||Prismatic||Maw of Lorkhaj|
|Boots||Ebon Armory||Heavy||Sturdy||Prismatic||Crypt of Hearts|
|Necklace||Ebon Armory||Jewelry||Healthy||Reduced Block Cost||Crypt of Hearts|
|Ring||Roar of Alkosh||Jewelry||Robust||Reduced Block Cost||Maw of Lorkhaj|
|Ring||Roar of Alkosh||Jewelry||Robust||Magicka Recovery||Maw of Lorkhaj|
|Weapon 1||Roar of Alkosh||1h Weapon||Infused||Crusher||Maw of Lorkhaj|
|Shield 1||Roar of Alkosh||Shield||Sturdy||Prismatic||Maw of Lorkhaj|
|Weapon 2||Roar of Alkosh||1h Weapon||Infused||Weakening||Maw of Lorkhaj|
|Shield 2||Roar of Alkosh||Shield||Sturdy||Prismatic||Maw of Lorkhaj|
NOTE: If you’re in the process of farming Alkosh or want an alternative playstyle, Torug’s Pact is a good substitute.
Main Bar – Sword & Shield: Igneous Shield, Absorb Magic, Hardened Armor, Pierce Armor, Heroic Slash, Magma Shell
Back Bar – Sword & Shield: Choking Talons, Igneous Weapons, Green Dragon Blood, Inner Rage, Unrelenting Grip, Aggressive Warhorn
NOTE: Igneous Weapons is a flex spot in the build, and can be replaced with other abilities as you situationly need them.
Vampire vs. Mortal
For this build we recommend playing as a vampire. The regeneration and undeath passives bonuses you gain from being a vampire greatly outweigh the cons.
CHAMPION POINT 720 SETUP
THE MAGE (BLUE)
- Blessed – 100
- Elfborn – 100
- Physical Weapons Expert – 40
THE THIEF (GREEN)
- Shadow Ward – 100
- Tumbling – 37
- Arcanist – 75
- Warlord – 28
THE WARRIOR (RED)
- Bastion – 44
- Hardy – 43
- Elemental Defender – 43
- Thick Skinned – 44
- Ironclad – 66
Other Important Info
Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce: Increased max health, stamina and magicka
Atronach – Increased Magicka Recovery
Tri-Stat (Bugloss, Columbine and Mountain Flower) (Recommended)
Regular Stamina or Magicka restoration potions
Class (all), Heavy Armor (all), Medium Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), Light Armor (all except the ones that require you to wear 5 pieces), 1h & Shield (all), Fighter’s Guild (Banish the Wicked), Vampire (all except Blood Ritual and Savage Feeding), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use)
Tips & Misc.
Tanking is all about awareness and knowledge of the dungeon/trial. Use shards as your healer drops them to restore resources, use your pots whenever you need to to maintain resources. This is why Argonian is recommended: the sustain through the potions is fantastic. Before going into a fight, pop your Hardened armor and absorb magicka, try to keep hardened armor up at all times. Constantly use Igneous shield to convert your Mag into stamina with the helping hands passive and to provide yourself and your team with some extra damage mitigation.
You want to do your best to maintain Igneous Weapons so your party members are getting their major brutality/sorcerery. If they are running builds that give them those buffs already, feel free to sub out Igneous Weapons for another ability!
If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @Dottz, @pelle412 or @Kevin G about the build!
11/16/2017 – Build created.
2/26/2018 – CP and gear updated