T3 ESO Dragonknight Tank

T3 ESO Dragonknight Tank

Welcome to the ESO Dragonknight Tank Build called T3 (The Talons Tank) updated for Blackwood Chapter ESO Update 30.

Table of Contents


Should You Play This Build?

The ESO Dragonknight Tank is one of the most durable, great resource sustain, crowd control and insane self healing.  You’ll want to pick this up if you want to do any type of tanking, including beginner or hardcore!

 


Skills

There are various skill options that can work for the Dragonknight Tank, so choose what works best for you and your play style

Bar One – Sword and Shield for taunts and debuffs

Dragonknight Tank T 3 Bar One

Unrelenting Grip (morph of Fiery Grip | Dragonknight/Ardent Flame skill line): pull mobs to you for quick aoe trash pulls

  • [FLEX] Energy Orbs (morph of Necrotic Orb | Guild/Undaunted skill line): swap in orbs for healing and group sustain during tough boss fights

Pierce Armor (morph of Puncture | Weapon/One Hand  & Shield skill line): single target taunt with massive armor debuff making DPS do more damage

Choking Talons (morph of Dark Talons | Draconic Power skill line): AoE CC, and damage reduction via minor maim

  • [flex for trials/single target fights] Overlowing Altar (morph of Blood Altar | Guild/Undaunted skill line): minor lifesteal buff with powerful synergy for group play

Engulfing Flames (morph of Fiery Breath | Dragonknight/Ardent Flame skill line): AoE damage over time that makes them more susceptible to flames damage pairs with monster helm

Heroic Slash (morph of Low Slash | Weapon/One Hand & Shield skill line): single target debuff and boost to our ultimate generation

Magma Shell (morph of Magma Armor | Dragonknight/Earthen Heart skill line): insane survivability ultimate

 

Bar Two – Sword and Shield for Heals, buffs

Dragonknight Tank T 3 Bar Two

Balance (morph of Equilibrium | Guild/Mages skill line): infinite magicka sustain with an armor buff that last a very long duration

Inner Rage (morph of Inner Fire | Guild/Undaunted skill line): ranged taunt that is magicka based with powerful synergy

  • Frost Clench (morph of Destructive Touch | Weapon/Destruction Staff): great ranged taunt that also immobilizes target based on using frost staff.

Green Dragons Blood (morph of Dragon Blood | Dragonknight/Draconic Power skill line): good heal, sustain buff and increase healing received while active

Fragmented Shield (morph of Obsidian Shield | Earthen Heart skill line): shield with major mending cast before vigor

Echoing Vigor (morph of Vigor | Alliance War/Assault skill line): strong heal over time that procs out 5 piece gear set

Aggressive War Horn (morph of War Horn | Alliance War/Assault skill line): massive stat and damage increase to the group, rotate with other players

 


Gear

Beginner Suggested Gear starter: great for resource sustain and easy to obtain

Slot Weight Set Trait Glyph
Head Medium Witchman Armor Infused Health
Shoulders Medium Witchman Armor Sturdy Health
Chest Heavy Fortified Brass Reinforced Health
Legs Heavy Fortified Brass Infused Health
Gloves Heavy Fortified Brass Sturdy Health
Boots Heavy Fortified Brass Sturdy Health
Belt Heavy Fortified Brass Sturdy Health
Weapon One Sword Endurance Infused Crusher
Secondary Shield Endurance Sturdy Health
Weapon Two Sword/Ice Endurance Decisive Weakening
Secondary Shield Endurance Sturdy Health
Necklace Witchman Armor Infused Reduced Block Cost
Ring Witchman Armor Infused Reduced Block Cost
Ring Witchman Armor Infused Reduced Block Cost

Witchman Armor (overland set found in Rift): useful because it acts as “Battle Roar” resource sustain tool

  • (2 items) Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
  • (3 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage
  • (4 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
  • (5 items) When you use an Ultimate ability, you heal for 51 Health and restore 51 Stamina and Magicka per point of the Ultimate’s cost.

Fortified Brass (craftable in clockwork city northwest):

  • (2 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
  • (3 items) Adds 1487 Armor
  • (4 items) Adds 1487 Armor
  • (5 items) Adds 3460 Armor

Endurance (found in Imperial City/Dungeon Finder): buff to our max health

  • (2 items) Adds 1928 Maximum Health
  • (3 items) Adds 618 Health Recovery

 

Coordinated Group Gear

Slot Weight Set Trait Glyph
Head Medium Encratis Infused Prismatic
Shoulders Light Encratis Sturdy Health
Chest Heavy Yoln or Drake’s Reinforced Prismatic
Legs Heavy Yoln or Drake’s Infused Prismatic
Gloves Heavy Yoln or Drake’s Sturdy Health
Boots Heavy Yoln or Drake’s Sturdy Health
Belt Heavy Yoln or Drake’s Sturdy Health
Weapon One Sword Perfected Masters Decisive Weakening
Secondary Shield Perfected Masters Sturdy Health
Weapon Two Ice Powerful Assault Infused Crusher
Necklace Powerful Assault Infused Reduced Prismatic Cost
Ring Powerful Assault Infused Reduced Prismatic Cost
Ring Powerful Assault Infused Reduced Prismatic Cost

Encratis’s Behemoth (helm found in Black Drake Villa)flame attacks proc increased fire damage and decrease flame for entire team

  • (1 item) Adds 1096 Maximum Magicka
  • (2 items) Dealing Flame Damage to an enemy grants you Behemoth’s Aura for 12 seconds that reaches up to 12 meters. You and up to 11 group members in the aura reduce Flame Damage taken by 5%. Enemies in the aura increase their Flame Damage taken by 5%. This effect can occur once every 15 seconds.
    • FLEX Engine Guardian for selfish sustain, Bloodspawn for more ultimate or Sentinel for group sustain.

Options 1 Set Bonus for Trials

Perfected Claw of Yolnahkriin: obtained in Veteran Sunspire or normal for lesser version.

  • (2 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
  • (3 items) Gain Minor Aegis at all times, reducing your damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
  • (4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
  • (5 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health, When you taunt an enemy, you give yourself and 11 group members Minor Courage for 15 seconds, increasing your Weapon Damage and Spell Damage by 215. This effect can occur once every 8 seconds.

Options 2 Set Bonus for Dungeons/Arenas 

Drake’s Rush: obtained in Black Drake Villa dungeon.

    • (2 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
    • (3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
    • (4 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
    • (5 items) When you Bash an enemy, you and up to 3 group members within 15 meters of you gain Major Heroism for 12 seconds, granting you 3 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds. This effect can occur once every 18 seconds.

Powerful Assault (found in Imperial City or traders):  incredible damage buff when used with vigor on our back bar

  • (2 items) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
  • (3 items) Adds 1096 Maximum Stamina
  • (4 items) Adds 129 Weapon Damage
  • (5 items) When you cast an Assault ability, you and up to 5 group members within 10 meters gain 307 Weapon Damage and Spell Damage for 10 seconds.
    • FLEX Torug’s Pact to take advantage of Crusher enchant

Perfected Puncturing Remedy (found in Dragonstar Arena): healing and armor buff

  • (2 items) Adds 3% Healing Taken, When you deal damage with Puncture, you heal for 2230 Health and gain Physical Resistance and Spell Resistance equal to the amount of healing or over Healing Done for 5 seconds. The healing scales off your Maximum Health.

RACE

  • Nord: great resistances for players who want a more defensive gameplay and high stamina resource pool
Passive abilities
Reveler Increases experience gain with the Two-Handed Skill line by 15%

Increases the duration of any consumed drink by 15 minutes.

Stalwart Increases your Max Stamina by 1500

When you take damage, you gain 5 Ultimate. This effect can occur once every 10s

Resist Frost Increases your Max Health by 1000 and Frost Resistance by 4620.
Rugged Increases your Physical and Spell resistance by 2600
  • Argonian: great all around resources and max stats
Passive abilities
Amphibian Increases experience gain with the Restoration Staff Skill line by 15%

Increases your swimming speed by 50%

Resourceful Increases your Max Magicka by 1000

Whenever you drink a potion you restore 3125 HealthMagicka, and Stamina

Argonian Resistance Gain Immunity to the diseased status effect.

Increases Max Health by 1000 and Poison and Disease Resistance by 2310

Life Mender Increases your healing done by 6%
  • Imperial: incredible max stats and reduced cost
Passive Skills
Diplomat Increases experience gain with the One-Handed and Shield Line by 15%

Increases your gold gained by 1%.

Tough Increases your Max Health by 2000
Imperial mettle Increases your Max Stamina by 2000
Red Diamond Reduces the cost of all your abilities by 6%.

 


CONSUMABLES

  • Food: Bewitched Sugar Sulls: Increase Max Health by 4620, Max Stamina and Max Magicka by 4250, and Health Recovery by 462 for 2 hours. These effects are scaled based on your level.
  • Potions: Tri-pots
    • Tri-pots: = Restores health, magicka, and stamina and increases recovery of all three
  • Poisons: None, use weapon enchants

MUNDUS STONE

  • Lord: Increase max health
    • Bonus: Increases Maximum Health by 2225
    • (3844 with 8 Legendary Divine Traits)
    • Location: Grahtwood, Stormhaven, Deshaan, and Cyrodiil
  • Lady: Increases resistances
    • Bonus = Increases Physical and Spell Resistance by 2744
    • (4741 with 8 Legendary Divine Traits)
    • Location = Auridon, Glenumbra, Stonefalls and Cyrodiil

CHAMPION POINTS

Fitness

  • Boundless Vitality [slot-able] Grants 28 Max Health per stage.
    • Helps being more durable
  • Ironclad [slot-able] Reduces the damage you take from direct damage attacks
  • Rejuvenation 50 [slot-able] Grants 3 Health, Magicka, and Stamina Recovery per stage.
    • Helps with sustain
  • Bloody Renewal 50 [slot-able]: Restore 300 Stamina per stage, whenever you kill an enemy
    • Helps survivability by dodging attacks and maintaining stamina

Warfare

  • Unassailable: Increases your Max Stamina by 26 per point
    • Helps with overall survivability and resource management
  • Bulwark 50 [slot-able] While you have a Shield or Frost Staff equipped, your Spell and Physical Resistance is increased by 1900
    • Helps with survivability
  • Duelist’s Rebuff: Reduces your damage taken by single target attacks by 2% per stage.
    • Helps with overall survivability
  • Enduring Resolve: Reduces your damage taken by damage over time attacks by 2% per stage.
    • Helps with damage mitigation

Craft

  • Treasure Hunter 50 [slot-able] Increase the quality of items you find in treasure chests.
    • Helps with farming gear
  • Rationer 30 [slot-able] Adds 10 minutes to the duration of any food or drink that increases your character’s stats per stage.
    • Helps save gold
  • Liquid Efficiency 75 [slot-able] Whenever you use a potion or poison you have a 10% chance to not consume it.
    • Helps save gold
  • Steed’s Blessing 50 [slot-able] Increases your out of combat Movement Speed by .4% per stage.
    • Helps getting around faster

 

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