The Elder Scrolls Online Necromancer Builds

Necromancer Tank PVE Build – ESO Elsweyr

necromancer tank build for pve in eso

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

The Necromancer is a new class in ESO introduced in the Elsweyr chapter. Necromancers tanks have great survivability and self healing.

See our ESO Builds section for more builds.

Necromancer Tank Build Index

Necromancer Tank Build Basics

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

Necromancer Tank Attributes: 10 Magicka – 40 Health – 14 Stamina. Change this to suit your needs.

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

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

Best Potion for a Necromancer Tank: Essence of Health (Tri-stat) (Bugloss – Columbine – Mountain Flower)

Essence of health tri stat

Best Food for a Necromancer Tank:
Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce

Longfin pasty with melon sauce

Necromancer Tank Build Skills

What are the best weapons to use as a Necromancer Tank? It is recommended that you have one bar for One-hand and Shield and one for Destruction Staff (Frost)

necromancer tank build pve skills in eso

Necromancer Tank Main Bar – One-Hand and Shield:

Slot 1: Agony Totem

Slot 2: Heroic Slash

Slot 3: Pierce Armor

Slot 4: Sprit Guardian

Slot 5: Deep Thoughts

Ultimate: Aggressive Horn

Necromancer Tank Alternate Bar – Frost Staff:

Slot 1: Necrotic Potency

Slot 2: Elemental Blockade

Slot 3: Avid Boneyard

Slot 4: Inner Rage

Slot 5: Beckoning Armor

Ultimate: Ravenous Goliath

Necromancer Tank Build Passive Skills

Grave Lord Passives: All

Bone Tyrant Passives: All

Living Death Passives: All

Destruction Staff Passives: All

One-Hand and Shield Passives: All

Light Armor Passives: Grace – Evocation – Spell Armor

Racial Passives: All

Heavy Armor Passives: All

Medium Armor Passives: Dexterity – Wind Walker – Athletics

Vampire Passives: Supernatural Recovery – Undeath – Dark Stalker

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

Fighters Guild Passives: Banish the Wicked

Undaunted Passives: Undaunted Command – Undaunted Mettle

Alchemy Passives: Medicinal Use

Necromancer 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 Attronarch: 47 Physical Weapons Expert – 73 Master-at-arms

The Apprentice: 100 (100) Blessed – 48 Elfborn – 2 Spell Erosion

The Thief Champion Points (Green)

The Shadow: 81 (44) Shadow Ward – 60 Tumbling

The Lover: 43 Tenacity – (43) Arcanist

The Tower: 56 (13) Warlord – 21 Bashing Focus – 9 Spriter

The Warrior Champion Points (Red)

The Lord: 32 Quick Recovery

The Lady: 49 (27) Hardy – 49 (27) Elemental Defender – 48 (2) Thick Skinned

The Steed: 66 (44) Ironclad – 26 Spellshield

Necromancer Tank Build Gear

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

  • Bloodspawn – Spindleclutch 2
  • 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 – Night’s Silence Weight: Medium Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic

Shoulders: Lord Warden – Night’s Silence Weight: Light Trait: Sturdy Enchantment: Health

Chest: Ebon Armory – Fortified Brass – Torug’s Pact Weight: Heavy Trait: Reinforced Enchant: Prismatic

Gloves: Ebon Armory – Fortified Brass – Torug’s Pact Weight: Heavy Trait: Sturdy Enchant: Health

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

Belt: Ebon Armory – Fortified Brass – Torug’s Pact Weight: Heavy Trait: Sturdy Enchant: Health

Boots: Ebon Armory – Fortified Brass – Torug’s Pact Weight: Heavy Trait: Sturdy Enchant: Health

Necklace: Roar of Alkosh – Torug’s Pact Trait: Healthy Enchant: Block Cost Reduction

Rings: Roar of Alkosh – Torug’s Pact Trait: Healthy Enchant: Block Cost Reduction

One-Hand Weapon: Roar of Alkosh – Fortified Brass Trait: Decisive Enchant: Weakening Enchantment

Shield: Roar of Alkosh – Fortified Brass – Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic

Frost Staff: Roar of Alkosh – Fortified Brass Trait: Infused Enchant: Crusher Enchant

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

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