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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)

Essence of health tri stat

Best Food for Dragonknight Tanks: Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce

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 build pve skills for eso

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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