The ESO Nightblade One Bar PvE Tank Build is a fast, mobile tank that is hard to pin down on the battlefield. Though magicka dependent, this Nightblade tank has great ultimate generation to counterbalance its limited group utility.
This build has been updated for the Update 40 patch of the Elder Scrolls Online.
Why Should You Play ESO Nightblade One Bar PvE Tank Name?
The ESO Nightblade One Bar PvE Tank Build is a great starting point for beginning tanks. Oakensoul makes the one-bar tank effective because you aren’t required to maintain constant buffs
|Solid group utility||Lacks magicka pull|
|Good Crowd Control||Zero damage synergies|
ESO Nightblade One Bar PvE Tank Playstyle
The most important tank responsibility is to survive while enduring the enemy’s damage. Sometimes independently from a healer. And second, significant responsibility is to provide buffs and debuffs to your group. The ESO Templar PvE Tank Build has everything that you need to be successful in tanking. We will also give different gear options in case you lack the necessary gear whether beginner or hardcore tank in the Elder Scrolls Online.
Skills Bar One: Sword and Shield
Two options in tanking:
- Sword and Shield (preferred front bar)
- Frost Staff (preferred back bar)
Silver Leash (Morph of Silver Bolts | Skill Line : Fighters Guild) – pulls mob in to quickly clear out trash. Downside it cost stamina and can be a burden to cast multiple times. Can be useful to have Void Bash two piece gear set instead.
Pierce Armor (Morph of Puncture | Skill Line : One Hand and Shield) – Single target taunt with massive armor debuff making DPS do more damage. Most mobs have 18,200 resistances, the lower, the more damage your group does. Use this on your priority target like a boss, mini boss or something you want to kill fast. If you’re using Master’s Sword and Shield this will heal you as well.
Refreshing Path (Morph of Path of Darkness | Skill Line : Shadow) – Good heal over time also provides the group major expedition.
Defensive Stance (Morph of Defensive Posture | Skill Line : One Hand and Shield) – Increases block mitigation and blocking cost. Consider this your flex spot on the bar.
Healthy Offering (Morph of Malevolent Offering | Skill Line : Siphoning) – burst healing
Aggressive Horn (Morph of War Horn | Skill Line : Assault) – TWO CHOICES 1x for increasing damage Aggressive Horn or 1x for Survival and that’s Reviving Barrier for Alliance War Support. Horn = One of the most important ultimate abilities for a support role. Grants Major Force increasing critical damage by 20%, also increases Max Magicka and Stamina by 10% for you and your group members. Prioritize use of this ultimate, it provides a huge damage boost to your group, coordinate with other support roles if possible to keep a high uptime. Reviving Barrier = An ultimate that applies massive damage shields to group members, and those shielded also receive healing over time. Provides extra Magicka Recovery through Support skill line passive when slotting this ultimate ability.
Optimal with Mythic
This is setup assumes you have are good at maintaining resources and healing yourself.
|Chest||heavy||Crimson Oath’s Rive||Reinforced||Prismatic|
|Legs||heavy||Crimson Oath’s Rive||Sturdy||Prismatic|
|Gloves||heavy||Crimson Oath’s Rive||Sturdy||Prismatic|
|Boots||heavy||Crimson Oath’s Rive||Sturdy||Prismatic|
|Belt||heavy||Crimson Oath’s Rive||Sturdy||Prismatic|
|Weapon One||Sword||Desert Rose||Decisive||Crusher|
|Necklace||Desert Rose||Infused||Magicka Recovery|
|Ring 1||Oakensoul ring||Infused||Magicka Recovery|
|Ring 2||Desert Rose||Infused||Reduced Spell Cost|
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Magma Incarnate: helmet obtained in Veteran dungeon The Dread Cellar, Waking Flame DLC, shoulders bought from Urgarlag Chief-bane the Pledge Master
- Why? 1 piece gives stamina and magical recovery helps with sustain.
FLEX OPTIONS 1PC
- Baron Thirsk = 1pc magicka and stamina recovery
- Chokethorn = 1pc magicka recovery
- Shadowrend = 1pc magicka recovery
Desert Rose: Obtained from Cropsford Elite Gear Vendor Cyrodiil PvP Vendor.
- Why? great because you’ll need massive magicka to sustain with one bar and this provides it.
FLEX OPTIONS DAMAGE ADDED SETS
- Saxhleel Champion = a great option for tanks running barrier as ultimate.
- Drake’s Rush = is great for dungeons with high ultimate generation.
- Perfected Claw of Yolnhakriin = great damage added set in trials due to minor courage uptime
- Torug’s Pact = beginner-crafted set that can reduce armor for you, make sure the trait is infused with crusher enchant
Crimson Oath’s Rive: obtained in The Dread Cellar Waking Flame DLC.
- Why? many DPS have switched to stamina and the decreased armor in combination with major vulnerability adds the most damage for two 5pc sets.
FLEX OPTIONS SURVIVABILITY AND SUSTAIN
- Battalion Defender = incredible survivability and group utility set.
- Grace of Gloom = insane survivability if you have high health.
- Wretched Vitality = great resource sustain for newer tanks.
- Leeching Plate = incredible self-survivability set
- Why? The best one bar item for a DPS
FLEX OPTIONS MONSTER
- Magma Incarnate 1pc + 1pc Spaulder of Ruin = incredible combo if you have another Nazaray tank
- Nazaray = great set to pain with Turning Tide for huge Aggressive Horn combos
- Encratis’s Behemoth = great damage increase when running heavy magicka builds in group
Great for a beginner who wants high survivability and sustain with a mythic
|Head||medium||Roksa the Warped||Sturdy||Prismatic|
|Shoulders||heavy||Roksa the Warped||Sturdy||Prismatic|
|Weapon One||Sword||Desert Rose||Decisive||Crusher|
|Necklace||Desert Rose||Triune||Magicka Recovery|
|Ring 1||Desert Rose||Triune||Magicka Recovery|
|Ring 2||Desert Rose||Triune||Magicka Recovery|
Great resistance passives for players who want more defensive gameplay and high stamina resource pool.
The best overall stat pool for tanking and skill cost reduction in cost makes it a go-to.
Atronach – Increases Magicka recovery by 310
Bewitched Sugar Skulls
BEST: Increase Max Health by 4620, Max Stamina and Max Magicka by 4250, and Health Recovery by 462 for 2 hours. (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Scrib Jelly (2), Flour (5), Columbine (2), Bervez Juice (2), Honey (5)
Longfin Pasty With Melon Sauce
CHEAPER: Increase Max Health by 4462, Magicka by 4105, and Stamina by 4105 for 120 minutes. Ingredients Fish Fruit, Melon Vegetable, Greens and Frost Mirriam.
Tri-Restoration Potion or Essence of Health (tri-stat)
Restore 7329 Health, 6618 Magicka, and 6618 Stamina immediately. Grants Major Fortitude, Major Intellect, and Major Endurance which increase your Health Recovery, Magicka Recovery, and Stamina Recovery by 20% for 31.7 seconds. (effects are scaled based on your level) Ingredients: Bugloss, Columbine, Mountain Flower
- All Class
- Heavy Armor
- Light Armor
- Medium Armor
- One Hand & Shield
- Destruction Staff
- Fighter’s Guild
- Mage’s Guild
- Alliance Support
- Medicinal Use (Alchemy)