Eternia – Dragon Knight Tank PvE Build

Build Written By: SlyCatSparraticus – PS4 NA

Role: Tank

Patch: Summerset Isles

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
    1. Gear
    2. Attributes
    3. Skills
    4. Champion Points
    5. Other Important Info (Food, Mundus, Race, Potions, Passives)
  3. Resource Management & Rotation
  4. Tips & Misc
  5. Contact Info
  6. Update Log

Introduction

Welcome to Dottzgaming.com’s Non-Meta PvE Dragon Knight Tank Build, Eternia, for The Elder Scrolls Online. This Build is primarily aimed towards players who wish to run any normal or veteran dungeons, as well as being able to run normal level trials. It allows the player to be able to tank while being able to sustain resources easier but still be able to do the role. All the gears listed below are easy to acquire or craft, allowing you to get up and going as a tank except monster sets. As for each build listed on this website, Eternia will be updated with each patch released, so please come back to check often!

Setup

Gear

Dragon Knight Tank PvE Build
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Blood Spawn Medium Infused Prismatic Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Blood Spawn Light Sturdy Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Warrior-Poet Heavy Sturdy Magicka Vvardenfell/Guild Trader
Legs Warrior-Poet Heavy Infused Prismatic Vvardenfell/Guild Trader
Chest Warrior-Poet Heavy Infused Prismatic Vvardenfell/Guild Trader
Belt Warrior-Poet Heavy Sturdy Stamina Vvardenfell/Guild Trader
Boots Warrior-Poet Heavy Sturdy Stamina Vvardenfell/Guild Trader
Necklace Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Shield Play Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Ring Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Magicka Recovery/Shield Play Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Ring Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Magicka Recovery Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Green Pact 1h Sword Infused Crushing Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Off-hand 1 Green Pact Shield Sturdy Prismatic Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Green Pact Lightning Infused Crushing Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Alternate Green Pact Restoration Infused Crushing Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Dragon Knight Tank PvE Build (Alternate)
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Lord Warden Heavy Infused Prismatic Vet Spindleclutch 2
Shoulders Lord Warden Heavy Sturdy Magicka Undaunted Chest
Gloves Hist Bark Medium Sturdy Magicka Crafted
Legs Hist Bark Heavy Infused Prismatic Crafted
Chest Hist Bark Heavy Infused Prismatic Crafted
Belt Hist Bark Light Sturdy Stamina Crafted
Boots Hist Bark Heavy Sturdy Stamina Crafted
Necklace Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Shield Play Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Ring Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Magicka Recovery/Shield Play Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Ring Green Pact Jewelry Healthy Magicka Recovery Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Green Pact 1h Sword Infused Crushing Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Off-hand 1 Green Pact Shield Sturdy Prismatic Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Green Pact Lightning Infused Crushing Grahtwood/Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Alternate Green Pact Restoration Infused Crushing Grahtwood/Guild Trader

Attributes

  • 4 magicka
  • 52 health
  • 8 stamina

NOTE: Make sure your Stamina is higher than your magicka. This is important for certain synergies, namely shards from Templars, to make sure they restore your stamina pool.

Skills

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Main Bar – 1h/Shield

  • Pierce armor
  • Heroic slash
  • Igneous shield
  • Green dragon blood
  • Engulfing flames
  • Magma armor

Back Bar – Lightning Staff

  • Inner rage
  • Unrelenting grip
  • Burning talons
  • Balance/Hardened Armor
  • Wall of Elements (or Quick Siphon if Resto used)
  • Aggressive horn

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 750 SETUP

The Mage (Blue)

  • Blessed: 100
  • Elfborn: 81
  • Staff Expert: 14
  • Physical Weapon Expert: 16
  • Master-at-Arms: 28
  • Precise Strikes: 11

The Thief (Green)

  • Warlord: 20
  • Mooncalf: 32
  • Tenacity: 32
  • Arcanist: 65
  • Shadow Ward: 81

The Warrior (Red)

  • Ironclad: 72
  • Thick Skinned: 48
  • Hardy: 43
  • Elemental Defender: 43
  • Bastion: 40
  • Quick Recovery: 4

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Any max-level purple tri-buff food (Ex: Capon tomato-beet casserole)

Mundus

Atronach: Increased Magicka Recovery

Race

  1. Argonian
  2. Dark Elf
  3. Imperial
  4. Nord/Orc

Potions

  • Essence of Health
    • Restore health and health recovery
    • Restore magicka and magicka recovery
    • Restore stamina and stamina recovery
    • Ingredients:
      • Lorkhan’s Tears
      • Columbine
      • Lady’s Smock
      • Mountain Flower

Passives

  • Ardent Flame: all
  • Draconic Power: all
  • Earthen Heart: all
  • One Hand and Shield: all
  • Destruction (or Restoration) Staff: all
  • Heavy Armor: all
  • Light Armor
    • Recovery
    • Evocation
    • Spell Warding
  • Medium Armor
    • Dexterity
    • Wind Walker
    • Improved Sneak
  • Fighters Guild
    • (optional) Intimidating Presence
    • Banish the Wicked
  • Mages Guild
    • Persuasive Will
    • Mage Adept
    • Everlasting Magic
    • Magicka Controller
    • Might of the Guild (optional)
  • Undaunted: all
  • Race Skills: all
  • (optional) Provisioning
    • Gourmand
    • Connoisseur
  • (optional) Alchemy
    • Medicinal Use

Resource Management & Rotation

As a tank, there isn’t a set rotation such as a DPS has. Instead, it is just doing these:

  1. Maintain agro or taunts on enemies and bosses.
  2. Use shields as needed to help protect against attacks.
  3. Keep buffs up as often as needed and use synergies when available.

Tips & Misc.

Gear: If wanting to just use overland sets on your tank besides warrior-poet, one in particular is especielly meant if you’re trying to be more of a health tank. The set called plague doctor would be another great option for that, as well as if a group member uses war horn you still get the buffs when activated. Since warrior-poet has the health buff at all times, it won’t give you additional health when it’s used. For other crafted gear options, there are surprisingly quite a few good gear sets to use as a tank role. other options include: armor master, song of lamae, shacklebreaker, and fortified brass. So if you’re wanting the buff, using plague doctor or any of the listed crafting sets will still let you get that while still being able to do your role.

Skills: Because this setup can be versatile, your skill bars can also be easily switched based on what it is you’re running at the time. Where the flex slot is above, you can fill it in with any of these skills listed to fit your style: deep breath, heroic slash, absorb magic, ring of preservation, or even symbiosis from the new psijic skill line. Like i did for my setup, just be open to try things out for yourself. Once you feel like you’ve got a hang for it, go try it out in a dungeon or even a trial if ya got the burn. You won’t know til you actually run it in action.

Contact

If you have any questions about the build, join our discord server and ask @SlyCatSparraticus about the build!

Update Log

9/19/2017 – Build created.
11/17/2017 – CP Updated for CWC
3/19/2018 – CP Updated for Dragon Bones, Resto staff playstyle abilities updated
6/19/2018 – Build Updated for Summerset Isles