The Druid – Warden Tank/Healer Hybrid PvE Build

Build Written By: Pelle412 – PC NA

Role: Tank

Patch: Wrathstone

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup
    1. Gear
    2. Attributes
    3. Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal
    4. Skills
    5. Champion Points
    6. 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 Warden Tank/Healer PvE Build, the Druid, for the Elder Scrolls Online! This build is intended for 4-man dungeons without a dedicated healer. Many dungeons are easier if run with a tank and 3 DPS. A tank that can also provide healing will make this a breeze. This build works well in normal trials but isn’t designed for veteran trials. There is an alternative for trials on DottzGaming.com website.

The tank/healer build revolves around maintaining taunt on key targets while providing a variety of buffs to the group in terms of healing and damage.

NOTE: The most important piece of advice playing a tank is to learn your class and understand the situations you are going to be in while tanking. Following a build is not a recipe for being a good tank, it’s just one of a large number of possible paths to follow. The best build for you is the one that works for you. If you’re looking for a trials/pure tank build, check out this guide.

Setup

Gear

Warden Tank Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Earthgore Heavy Infused Prismatic Vet Bloodroot Forge
Shoulders Earthgore Medium Sturdy Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Akaviri Dragonguard Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Eastmarch or Guild Trader
Legs Akaviri Dragonguard Heavy Infused Prismatic Eastmarch or Guild Trader
Chest Akaviri Dragonguard Heavy Infused Prismatic Eastmarch or Guild Trader
Belt Vestment of Olorime Light Sturdy Prismatic Cloudrest
Boots Akaviri Dragonguard Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Eastmarch or Guild Trader
Necklace Akaviri Dragonguard Jewelry Triune Block Cost Reduction Eastmarch or Guild Trader
Ring Vestment of Olorime Jewelry Triune Magicka Recovery Cloudrest
Ring Vestment of Olorime Jewelry Triune Magicka Recovery Cloudrest
Weapon 1 Vestment of Olorime 1h Weapon Decisive Weakening/Poisons Cloudrest
Shield 1 Vestment of Olorime Shield Infused Prismatic Cloudrest
Weapon 2 Vestment of Olorime Ice Staff Infused Crusher Cloudrest

Rationale for gear choices:

  • Earthgore is a fantastic helm set for a healer. The constant healing output from this build from the blood altar, budding seeds and enchanted forests will proc Earthgore very often.
  • Akaviri Dragonguard is a heavy armor set providing you with needed resistances, more magicka recovery and lower cost ultimates.
  • Vestment of Olorime provides a weapon and spell damage buff to your team mates whenever you cast ground based abilities.
  • We use a destruction staff on the back bar for a good crusher enchantment.

Alternative Gear Choices

Set Acquisition Notes
Shalk Exoskeleton Stonefalls This set provides you with minor heroism all the time, increasing your ultimate generation but it does offer you less magicka recovery.
Master Architect Halls of Fabrication As we use a cheap ultimate, Master Architect can proc major slayer on a few team mates quite often.

Attributes

Magicka – 0
Health – 60
Stamina – 4

Vampire vs. Werewolf vs. Mortal

Yes, be a vampire. You receive increased magicka recovery and being undead you take less damage if you are low health. Maintain stage 3 vampire for best benefit.

Skills

Skill Skill Tree Notes
Heroic Slash One Handed & Shield This skill applies the minor maim debuff on the target and grants you minor heroism which increases your ultimate generation. Keep this up as your stamina pool can sustain it.
Pierce Armor One Handed & Shield This is our primary taunt for enemies in front of us. It also debuffs with major fracture and breach.
Budding Seeds Green Balance Our primary healing skill we keep up all the time. This isn’t an emergency heal as it takes a few seconds to activate, but once it does, it will proc Olorime and the Maturation passive. If you’re in a tight spot, you can cast it again while the field is growing to force it to activate immediately. A friendly ally can also activate the synergy for additional healing.
Bull Netch Animal Companions The bull netch provides you with stamina over time. Keep this companion active at all times.
Enchanted Forest Green Balance Heal allies in the radius of the ability instantly and over time plus if any team member had < 50% health you gain 20 ultimate.
Elemental Blockade Destruction Staff This applies an 8-second ground AoE in front of you. This AoE will hit one target with your crusher enchantment and continue to re-proc it for as long as you maintain your blockade. This skill can also proc Olorime.
Combat Prayer Restoration Staff This is an Area based heal, but more importantly it will grant minor berserk and some resistance buffs to your team. Keep this up.
Inner Rage Undaunted This is your ranged taunt.
Expanding Frost Cloak Winter’s Embrace Big resist buff for you and team members.
Frozen Device [FLEX SLOT] Winter’s Embrace Teleport enemies to you for quicker group AoE damage. This morph also applies major main to teleported enemies.
Deceptive Predator Animal Companions This skill grants minor evasion for just having it slotted. If activated it also gets you a brief speed boost. Having it slotted also increases your magicka recovery via the Flourish passive.
Aggressive War Horn Alliance War Assault Provides your group with 9.5 seconds of major force and 30 seconds of increased max resources. Without doubt the best ultimate for a tank.
FLEX OPTIONS
Shimmering Shield Winter’s Embrace Absorbs ranged projectiles, return magicka to you and grants you major heroism.
Gripping Shards Winter’s Embrace An AoE root similar to DK talons.
Energy Orb Undaunted Provides healing and synergies for your group.

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 810 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Blessed – 100
  • Elfborn – 100
  • Thaumaturge – 40
  • Physical Weapons Expert – 30

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Warlord – 40
  • Bashing Focus – 3
  • Arcanist –75
  • Tenacity – 19
  • Tumbling – 52
  • Shadow Ward – 81

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Ironclad –  72
  • Spell Shield – 37
  • Hardy – 49
  • Elemental Defender – 49
  • Thick Skinned – 44
  • Heavy Armor Focus – 19

CHAMPION POINT 300 SETUP

THE MAGE (BLUE)

  • Blessed – 100

THE THIEF (GREEN)

  • Warlord –18
  • Arcanist –27
  • Tumbling – 15
  • Shadow Ward – 40

THE WARRIOR (RED)

  • Ironclad –  34
  • Hardy – 23
  • Elemental Defender – 23
  • Thick Skinned – 20

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce (Maximum Health, Magicka and Stamina)

Mundus

Atronach – Magicka Recovery

Race

  1. Nord (recommended)
  2. Imperial
  3. Argonian

In this patch the Nord race is recommended due to its tankiness, extra stamina and ultimate generation. Imperial is another strong race with solid sustain and Argonian is also well suited with extra sustain from potions and healing.

Potions

Potions:

  • Tri-Stat (Bugloss, Columbine and Mountain Flower) (Recommended)
  • Regular Stamina or Magicka restoration potions
  • Health + Lingering Health (Butterfly Wing, Scrib Jelly, Water Hyacinth)

Poisons:

  • Alkahest + Bugloss + Mudcrab Chitin + Mountain Flower: Poison that drains health and applies minor fracture and breach. Use if no one in your group applies Power of the Light.
  • Alkahest + Dragonthorn + Columbine + Mountain Flower: Poison that drains health and restores health and stamina for you.

There are many more potentially useful combinations. The above are just some examples.

Passives

Class (all), Heavy Armor (all), Medium Armor (all except the ones that require 5 pieces of gear), Light Armor (all except the ones that require 5 pieces of gear), 1 hand and Shield (all), Restoration Staff (all), Fighters Guild (Banish the Wicked), Undaunted (all), Racial (all), Alchemy (Medicinal Use), Vampire (all)

Resource Management & Rotation

Keep your bull netch active at all times for stamina resources. Use Enchanted Forest if you need quick healing. Heavy attack when safe to do so for stamina return on your sword/shield bar. Keep up Budding Seeds as much as you can to trigger maturation passive and low cost healing.

Tips & Misc.

Useful Addons: Untauned, RaidBuffs, RaidNotifier, Action Duration Reminder, Code’s Combat Alerts

Contact

If you have any questions about the build or any other options with the warden tank, join our discord server and ask @Pelle412 about the build in the PvE theorycrafting channel!

Update Log

5/24/2018 – Build Created
8/21/2018 – Gear changed (MA to Olorime) and CP updated for Wolfhunter
11/7/2018 – Skills and weapons changed for murkmire
3/14/2019 – Monster set, skill and CP changes