The Panzer – Sorcerer Tank PvE Build

Build Written By: Caleb (XB1 NA) and DoctorSarge (PS4 NA)

Role: Tank

Patch: Wolfhunter

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. Contact Info
  5. Update Log

Introduction

Welcome to the DottzGaming.com Sorcerer Tank, The Panzer! This build is aimed at people who primarily run veteran dungeons. The main setup helps keep enemies off-balanced, increasing group DPS, as well as increasing your group members’ resistances. Also, the beginner setup is extremely easy to get. Make sure to check back often as it will be updated after every patch.

Setup

Gear

Sorcerer Tank PvE Build – Final
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Lord Warden Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Vet Imperial City Prision
Shoulders Lord Warden Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Ebon Armory Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Legs Ebon Armory Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Chest Ebon Armory Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Belt Ebon Armory Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Boots Ebon Armory Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crypt of Hearts 1&2
Necklace Livewire Jewelry Triune Shield-Play Clockwork City or Guild Trader
Ring Livewire Jewelry Triune Shield-Play Clockwork City or Guild Trader
Ring Livewire Jewelry Triune Shield-Play Clockwork City or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Livewire 1 hand Infused Weakening Clockwork City or Guild Trader
Shield 1 Livewire Shield Reinforced Prismatic Clockwork City or Guild Trader
Weapon 2 Livewire Ice/Lightning Staff Infused Crusher Clockwork City or Guild Trader
Sorcerer Tank PvE Build – Beginner
Gear Slot Set Weight Trait Enchant Acquisition
Head Hist Bark Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Shoulders Lord Warden Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Undaunted Chest
Gloves Whitestrake's Retribution Light Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Legs Hist Bark Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Chest Hist Bark Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Belt Whitestrake's Retribution Medium Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Boots Whitestrake's Retribution Heavy Sturdy Prismatic Crafted
Necklace Order of Diagna Jewelry Healthy Shield-Play Alik’r Desert or Guild Trader
Ring Order of Diagna Jewelry Healthy Shield-Play Alik’r Desert or Guild Trader
Ring Order of Diagna Jewelry Healthy Magicka Recovery Alik’r Desert or Guild Trader
Weapon 1 Hist Bark 1 hand Infused Weakening Crafted
Shield 1 Hist Bark Shield Reinforced Prismatic Crafted
Weapon 2 Whitestrake's Retribution Ice Staff Infused Crusher Crafted

Attributes

Put enough into health to get 35k then put the rest into stamina.

Skills

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Final Setup
Front bar – 1 hand/Shield:  Pierce Armor, Heroic Slash, Absorb Magic, Bound Armaments, Resolving Vigor, and Replenishing Barrier/Shield Discipline

Back bar – Ice/Lightning Staff: Inner Rage, Boundless Storm, Dark Deal, Restraining Prison, Elemental Blockade, and Aggressive Warhorn.

Champion Points

CHAMPION POINT 780 SETUP

THE LORD (RED)

  • Heavy Armor Focus – 6

THE LADY (RED)

  • Thick Skinned – 61
  • Hardy – 56
  • Elemental Defender – 56

THE STEED (RED)

  • Ironclad – 81

THE RITUAL (BLUE)

  • Precise Strikes – 56

THE ATRONACH (BLUE)

  • Master at Arms – 44
  • Staff Expert – 13
  • Physical Weapons Expert – 47

THE APPRENTICE (BLUE)

  • Blessed – 100

THE SHADOW (GREEN)

  • Shadow Ward – 81
  • Tumbling – 28

THE LOVER (GREEN)

  • Arcanist – 64
  • Tenacity – 49

THE TOWER (GREEN)

  • Warlord – 34
  • Sprinter – 2

CHAMPION POINT 300 SETUP

THE LORD (RED)

  • Heavy armor focus – 2

THE LADY (RED)

  • Thick Skinned – 23
  • Hardy – 19
  • Elemental Defender – 19

THE STEED (RED)

  • Ironclad – 37

THE RITUAL (BLUE)

  • Precise Strikes – 16

THE ATRONACH (BLUE)

  • Physical Weapons Expert – 9

THE APPRENTICE (BLUE)

  • Blessed – 75

THE SHADOW (GREEN)

  • Shadow Ward – 37

THE LOVER (GREEN)

  • Arcanist – 32
  • Tenacity – 15

THE TOWER (GREEN)

  • Warlord – 16

Other Important Info

Buff Food

Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce: Increased max health, stamina and magicka

Mundus

Atronach – Increased Magicka Recovery

Race

  1. Argonian
  2. Imperial
  3. Nord
  4. Orc

Potions

Tri-Stat (Bugloss, Columbine and Mountain Flower) (Recommended)

Regular stamina or magicka restoration potions are fine too, especially if you’re an Argonian.

Passives

  • Heavy armor: all
  • 1-hand and Shield: all
  • Destro: All EXCEPT Tri-Focus
  • Fighters guild: Banish the wicked and intimidating presence
  • Vampire: supernatural recovery, undeath, unnatural resistance.
  • Daedric summoning: power stone and daedric protection
  • Dark magic: unholy knowledge, blood magic, persistence.
  • Storm calling: capacitor
  • Racial: all
  • Undaunted: all

Resource Management & Rotation

As a tank, this build has no rotation. But some tips I can provide you with are:

  1. Don’t actually use absorb magic as it is very expensive. It is only on your bar for the reduced block cost buff and the amount of damage blockable buff.
  2. Keep Boundless Storm active at all times. Boundless storm is very important in keeping your resistances high.
  3. Use Aggressive horn as much as you can as this skill provides a large buff for your group.

Contact

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

Update Log

1/22/2018 – Build created.
2/27/2018 – CP Updated
6/11/2018 – Build updated for Summerset Isles
8/16/2018 – CP updated and weapon enchants swapped