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DK 1HS Group PvE / 2H Solo PvE Revised

Author: techprince

Class: DRAGONKNIGHT

Race: Orc

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
25000 10000 20000

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: One Handed And Shield

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Absorption Field

Sorcerer Skill

Absorption Field

Negate Magic

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: One Handed And Shield

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Absorption Field

Sorcerer Skill

Absorption Field

Negate Magic

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
0 7 0

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

General Tanking in Group PvE :

Monster Sets - Bloodspawn trash fights, Lord Warden for boss fights.

Armor Sets - Tava's Favor, Akaviri Dragonguard, Roar of Alkosh

 

Traits / Glyphs :

Head - Health - Infused
Shoulder - Health - Divines
Body - Health - Infused
Hands- Health - Divines
Waist - Health - Divines
Legs - Health - Infused
Feet - Health - Divines
Necklace - Shield Play - Healthy
Ring - Shield Play - Healthy
Ring - Shield Play - Healthy
Main Hand 1 - Crusher - Defending
Shield 1 - Health - Reinforced
Main Hand 2  Crusher     Defending
Shield 2 - Health - Reinforced

 

General Damage Dealing in Solo PvE :

Monster Sets - None.

Armor Sets - Seventh Legion Brute, Hundungs Rage, Leviaithan, Strength of the Automaton OR Sword-Singer.
 

Traits / Glyphs :

Head - Health - Infused
Shoulder - Stamina - Divines
Body - Health - Infused
Hands- Stamina - Divines
Waist - Stamina - Divines
Legs - Health - Infused
Feet - Stamina - Divines
Necklace - Weapon Damage - Stamina
Ring - Weapon Damage - Stamina
Ring - Weapon Damage - Stamina
Main Hand 1 - Weapon Damage - Sharpened
Main Hand 2 - Crusher - Sharpened

 

General Info

 

Recommended Races : Imperial, Nord, Orc, Redguard.

 

Build Idea :

Our role will be Tank in Group PvE with 1HS and Sustained DD in Solo PvE with 2H.

 

General Tanking in Group PvE :

Explanation :

Single Target Bar

1) Pierce Armor - Taunt + Resistance Debuff. Keep it up on bosses all the times.

2) Heroic Slash - Damage Debuff + Ultimate Generation. Keep it up on bosses all the times.

3) Igneous Shield - Spam this shield every 6 seconds in fight.

4) Resolving Vigor - Spam this heal every time you lose your healh in fight. Be self sustained.

5) Absorb Spell - For in-slot bonus and occasional spell absorbs.

R) Aggresive Warhorn - Use this whenever its off cooldown while killing bosses. However if you have someone with this same skill then co-ordinate with them instead.

 

Multi Target Bar

1) Choking Talons - Lock trash mobs in place, reduce their damage by 15%. Spam this every 4-5 seconds after pulling trash mobs near you.

2) Invirogating Drain - Generates 5 ultimate per second. Whenever boss is not hitting you or isnt hitting you hard enough then SPAM this every 3 seconds.

3) Elude - 20% evade chance + ult regain via our armor procs. Use it before every fight. Keep this up everytime.

4) Volatile Armor - Gives 10% damage reduction + 12% healing recieved + resistances. Keep this up everytime. The AOE damage also helps while killing trash mobs.

5) Inner Rage - Ranged taunt (optional) when a hard hitting mob / boss is at range and hitting your teammates instead of you.

R) Magma Shell - Our oh fk button.

 

Alternative Skills & Skills Of Interest :

Igneous Weapons - Gives 20% weapon damage and spell damage boost. Considering not many classes have easy access to major brutality buff and you will be using this while leveling before you have access to Rally from 2H line.

Noxious Breath - Area Resistance Debuff + Slow. You can use this skill instead of Invirogating Drain.

Cinder Storm - AOE Slow. You can use this skill instead of Invirogating Drain. However, the radius is very low.

Unrelenting Grip - Pulls targets near you, refunds the magicka cost if pull fails. You may use this skill in Arenas, Trials or PVP.

Ring of Preservation - Considering the stamina cost of this, you should only use this skill in trials where you and your allies have to stack on eachother. 

Mystic Orb - Useful in arena and trials on trash fights.

Retreating Maneuver - You may use this skill while on mount/running from one area to another.

Replenishing Barrier - For inslot bonus of 10% magicka recovery.

Mystic Guard - For offtanking in trials.

There are other max health scaling skills which are only useful in full health builds so do not go for them if you are going for stamina build.

Mundus Stone :

Attronach

 

General Damage Dealing in Solo PvE

Explanation :

Single Target Bar

1) Wrecking Blow - High damaging skill. We will be using this most of the times against single targets followed by fully charged heavy attack.

2) Executioner - High damaging skill. We will be spamming this as soon as target goes down below 50% HP.

3) Green Dragon Blood - Burst heal, stamina recovery and health recovery.

4) Flames Of Oblivion - 10% spell and weapon crit chance + small elemental damage over time.

5) Molten Armaments - 40% heavy attack damage increase, 20% spell damage increase. Respec your Igneous Weapons once you unlock Momentum.

R) Standard Of Might - Long DOT + 20% damage increase + 20% incoming damage decrease + heal.

 

Multi Target Bar

1) Noxious Breath - AOE Damage + DOT + Slow Debuff + Armor Debuf. Our opening skill. Consider using Axe for additional DOT damage.

2) Brawler - AOE Damage + DOT + Shield.

3) Draw Essense - AOE Damage + Heal + Magicka Recovery. Despite being elemental damage skill, this will save your life every time. You can use Reverse Slice before you unlock this.

4) Volatile Armor - AOE Damage + DOT + 10% damage reduction + 12% healing recieved + resistances.

5) Rally - Buff + HOT. Use Igneous Weapons till you get this.

R) Dawnbreaker Of Smiting - AOE Damage + DOT + CC + heal + inslot damage increase + low cost.

 

Alternative Skills & Skills Of Interest :

Venomous Claw - Does damage and applies 30% slow. Useful in early levels, burning phase of bosses and in PvP..

Critical Rush - Useful in arenas.

Reverse Slice - Use this before you unlock Draw Essense.

Shooting Star - AOE damage ultimate which restores ultimate based on number of enemies hit. You can use this skill in place of Dawnbreaker Of Smiting.

 

Mundus Stone :

Thief

 

Passives

All 3 class passives, All 2H passives, All 1HS passives, All race passives, All heavy armor passives, All Undaunted Passives. Dexterity, Wind Walker, Agility if you are going to use Medium Armor for solo play, Intimidating Presence, Persuasive Will for hastened questing while leveling. Vampire passives Supernatural Recovery, Undeath.

 

Attributes

All points into Stamina. Idea here is to use Attribute Points to boost stamina so we can tank as well as do damage, using our gear to boost health and using consumables to boost magicka.

 

 

 

Champion Point Tips

 

Not going to put numbers here. Instead prioirities them as you level.

 

The Ritual - Mighty

The Apprentice - Blessed

The Shadow - Shadow Ward

The Lover - Arcanist

The Tower - Warlord

The Lord - Quick Recovert, Heavy Armor Focus

The Lady - Hardy, Elemental Defender

The Steed - Nothing

 

 

 

Build Rating

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6 Comments

  • techprince
    Jan 3, 2017

    Its 7 heavy armor not medium armor.

    Reply
  • Bryan
    Jan 4, 2017

    Hi thanks again for this. These are so helpful. I was wondering why you you have divines over sturdy for general tanking?

    Reply
    • techprine
      Jan 4, 2017

      Because we will be having cost reduction via Shadow Tree instead of Sturdy. Do not use both because it will increase the cost of block instead of decreasing. More explanation here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f6N6AsJGDk

      Reply
  • Jofre
    Jan 6, 2017

    Hi,

    . Seems pretty interesting. Can you detail a little more what’s your gear allocation for each build?

    Thanks!!

    Reply
    • techprince
      Jan 6, 2017

      Hello, i highly recommend using “Alpha Gear” addon from esoui.com to make and switch gear+skill sets on the fly.

      For Solo PvE i am using Seventh Legion Brute + Sword Singer + general sharpened maul+war axe till i get Sharpened Greatsword from Dragonstar Arena (not that lucky). Heavy Pieces everywhere except hands and waist since they give least amount of armor. You can replace Sword Singer with Leviathan/Strength Of the Automaton but its pain in the azz to farm them and get perfect pieces. Right now i am sitting at 45% spell crit and 55% weapon crit with 3400 weapon damage buffed which is fine since most of the damage is coming from heavy attacks which is further getting buffed by Molten Armaments.

      For Group PvE i am using all heavy pieces which includes bloodspawn/lord warden, tava’s favor in chest/gloves/waist/shield/weapon, dragonguard in legs, boots, ring x2, neck.

      I would recommend farming Ebon set for trials but NOT to use it yet simply because of a bug which will be fixed in the next update. If you can farm Roar Of Alkosh set which is medium so it will go into ringsx2, neck, weapon and shield. Armor Of The Trainee/Plague Doctor as third set if you are capping on 33.5 resistances with Hardened/Volatile armor on. Else Duneripper Scales.

      Reply
      • Jofre
        Jan 12, 2017

        Great! Thank you!!!

        Reply

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