The Elder Scrolls Online Warden Builds

Warden Tank PVE Build – WarTank – ESO Elsweyr

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This is a Warden tanking build for ESO, intended for most players. The build is updated for the Wrathstone DLC and will be updated for Elsweyr. If you have any questions about the Warden tanking build, leave a comment below.

Wardens are great tanks with awesome surivability, heals and sustain, as well as group support.

See our ESO Builds section for more builds.

Warden Tank Build Index

Warden Tank Build Basics

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

Warden Tank Attributes: Change this to suit your needs. If you need more health, put more into health. Keep your stamina higher than your Magicka. 20 Magicka, 0 Health, 44 Stamina

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

Best Mundus Stone for a Warden Tank: The Lord

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

Essence of health tri stat

Best Food for Warden Tanks: Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce

Longfin pasty with melon sauce

Warden Tank Build Skills

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

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Warden Tank Main Bar – One Handed and Shield Skills:

Slot 1: Polar Wind

Slot 2: Pierce Armor

Slot 3: Heroic Slash

Slot 4: Shimmering Shield

Slot 5: Deceptive Thoughts

Ultimate: Enchanted Forest

Warden Tank Alternate Bar – Lightning / Frost Staff:

Slot 1: Leeching Vines

Slot 2: Bull Netch

Slot 3: Inner Rage

Slot 4: Elemental Blockade

Slot 5: Ice Fortress

Ultimate: Aggressive Horn

Warden Tank Build Passive Skills

Animal Companion Passives: All

Green Balance Passives: All

Winter’s Embrace Passives: All

One Hand and Shield Passives: All

Destruction Staff Passives: All

Heavy Armor Passives: All

Medium Armor Passives: Dexterity – Wind Walker – Athletics

Light Armor Passives: Evocation – Spell Warding – Grace

Vampire Passives: Supernatural Recovery – Undeath – Dark Stalker

Fighters Guild Passives: Banish the Wicked

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

Psijic Order Passives: Concentrated Barrier – Deliberation

Undaunted Passives: All

Racial Passives: All

Warden 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 Ritual: 40 Precise Strikes – 10 Piercing

The Apprentice: 100 (100) Blessed

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

The Thief Champion Points (Green)

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

The Lover: 43 (43) Tenacity

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

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 – 12 Heavy Armor Focus

Warden 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
  • Ebon Armory – Crypts of Hearts
  • Fortified Brass – Crafted
  • Night’s Silence – Crafted
  • Plague Doctor – Deshaan / Guildstore
  • Roar of Alkosh – Maw of Lorkhaj
  • Swarm Mother – Spindleclutch 1
  • 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: Blood Spawn – Night’s Silence – Earthgore Weight: Heavy Trait: Infused Enchant: Prismatic

Shoulders: Blood Spawn – Night’s Silence – Earthgore Weight: Heavy Trait: Sturdy Enchantment: Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rings:Ebon Armory – Torug’s Pact – Roar of Alkosh Trait: Triune Enchant: Reduced Block Cost

One Hand Weapon:Ebon Armory – Torug’s Pact – Roar of Alkosh – Fortified Brass Trait: Decisive Enchant: Weakening

Shield: Ebon Armory – Torug’s Pact – Roar of Alkosh – Fortified Brass Trait:Infused Enchant: Prismatic

Two Hand Weapon: Ebon Armory – Torug’s Pact – Roar of Alkosh – Fortified Brass Trait: Crusher Enchant: Prismatic

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

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