Dragonknight Tank PVE Build – ESO Wrathstone

This is a Dragonknight tanking build for ESO, intended for most players. The build is updated Elsweyr. If you have any questions about the Dragonknight tanking build, leave a comment below.

Draonknights make for awesome tanks with great self-healing and survivability.

See our ESO Builds section for more builds.

Dragonknight Tank Build Index

Dragonknight Tank Build Basics

Best Dragonknight Tank Race: Nord > Argonian > Imperial > Orc

Dragonknight Attributes: 6 Magicka – 48 Health – 34 Stamina

You attribute will vary a lot. Allocate them to get Magicka, Health and Stamina pools to suit your style.

Should I play as a Vampire as a Dragonknight Tank: Yes (optional).

Best Mundus Stone for a Dragonknight Tank: The Lord (Max Health)

Best Potion for Dragonknight Tanks: Tri-Stat (Bugloss, Columbine and Mountain Flower)

Best Food for Dragonknight Tanks: Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce

Dragonknight Tank Build Skills

What are the best weapons to use as a Dragonknight Tank? It is recommended that you have one bar for one handed and shield, and one bar for either lightning or frost staves.

Dragonknight Tank Main Bar – One Handed and Shield Skills:

Slot 1: Green Dragon Blood

Slot 2: Absorb Magic

Slot 3: Pierce Armor

Slot 4: Igneous Shield

Slot 5: Heroic Slash

Ultimate: Magma Shell

Dragonknight Tank Alternate Bar – Lightning / Frost Staff:

Slot 1: Sanguine Altar

Slot 2: Elemental Blockade

Slot 3: Inner Rage

Slot 4: Unrelenting Grip

Slot 5: Balance

Ultimate: Aggressive Horn

Dragonknight Tank Build Passive Skills

Dragonknight Class Passives: All

One Hand and Shield Passives: All

Destruction Staff Passives: All

Heavy Armor Passives: All

Medium Armor Passives: Dexterity – Wind Walker – Improved Sneak – Athletics

Light Armor Passives: Recovery – Evocation – Spell Warding – Grace

Vampire Passives: Supernatural Recovery – Undeath – Unnatural Resistance – Dark Stalker

Fighters Guild Passives: Banish the Wicked

Mages Guild Passives: Mage Adept – Everlasting Will – Magicka Controller

Undaunted Passives: All

Racial Passives: All

Dragonknight Tank Build Champion Points

The first bolded number indicated below is for an 810 champion point build. The second number within the ( ) is for 300 champion point builds.

If you need to gain more champion points fast, see our ESO Leveling Guide.

The Mage Champion Points (Blue)

The Apprentice: 100 (100) Blessed

The Ritual: 40 Precise Strikes – 10 Piercing

The Atronach: 47 Physical Weapons Expert – 73 Master-at-Arms

The Thief Champion Points (Green)

The Shadow: 81 (44) Shadow Ward, 63 Tumbling

The Lover: 43 (43) Tenacity

The Tower: 83 (13) Warlord

The Warrior Champion Points (Red)

The Lady: 56 (27) Hardy, 56 (27) Elemental Defender, 56 (2) Thick Skinned

The Steed: 72 (44) Ironclad

The Lord: 18 Bastion – Heavy Armor Focus

Dragonknight Tank Build Gear

There is a lot of Warden Tank gear to choose from. Below is a selection of viable gear, and below that a suggested end-game setup.

  • Bloodspawn – Spindleclutch 2
  • Claw of Yolnahkrin – Sunspire
  • Ebon Armory – Crypts of Hearts
  • Fortified Brass – Crafted
  • Lord Warden – Imperial City Prison
  • Mighty Chudan – Ruins of Mazzatun
  • Night’s Silence – Crafted
  • Plague Doctor – Deshaan / Guildstore
  • Roar of Alkosh – Maw of Lorkhaj
  • Torug’s Pact – Crafted

If you need gold to buy gear for your build, check out our ESO Gold Farming Guide, with tips on how to make tons of ESO gold.

Head: Lord Warden – Earthgore – Blood Spawn Weight: Heavy Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic

Shoulders: Lord Warden – Earthgore – Blood Spawn Weight: Heavy Trait: Sturdy Enchantment: Prismatic

Chest: Torug’s Pact – Ebon Armory Weight: Heavy Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic

Gloves: Torug’s Pact – Ebon Armory Weight: Medium Trait: Sturdy Enchant: Prismatic / Health

Legs: Torug’s Pact – Ebon Armory Weight: Heavy Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic

Belt: Torug’s Pact – Ebon Armory Weight: Light Trait: Sturdy Enchant: Prismatic

Boots: Torug’s Pact – Ebon Armory Weight: Heavy Trait: Sturdy Enchant: Prismatic

Necklace: Roar of Alkosh – Ebon Armory – Torug’s Pact – Battalion Defender Type: Jewelry Trait: Healthy Enchant: Reduced Block Cost

Rings: Roar of Alkosh – Ebon Armory – Torug’s Pact – Battalion Defender Trait: Healthy Enchant: Magicka Recovery

One Hand Weapon: Roar of Alkosh – Torug’s Pact – Battalion Defender Trait: Decisive / Infused Enchant: Shock / Crafted Poisons

Shield: Roar of Alkosh – Torug’s Pact – Battalion Defender Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic

Two Hand Weapon: Roar of Alkosh – Torug’s Pact – Battalion Defender Trait: Crusher Enchant: Prismatic

This Dragonknight Tank build is continuously updated, leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions!

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