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.
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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 a
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
- Night’s Silence – Crafted
- Plague Doctor – Deshaan /
Roarof Alkosh – Maw of Lorkhaj
- Torug’s Pact – Crafted
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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!