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Draco-Naught

Author: JulianosWolfe

Draco-Naught

Class: DRAGONKNIGHT

Race: Nord

Main Role: Tank

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
30-35 4-10 21-25

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: One Handed And Shield

Echoing Vigor

Assault Skill

Echoing Vigor

Vigor

 

Ransack

One Hand And Shield Skill

Ransack

Puncture

 

Coagulating Blood

Dragonknight Skill

Coagulating Blood

Dragon Blood

 

Hardened Armor

Dragonknight Skill

Hardened Armor

Spiked Armor

 

Reflective Plate

Dragonknight Skill

Reflective Plate

Reflective Scale

 

Reviving Barrier

Support Skill

Reviving Barrier

Barrier

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: Two Handed

Echoing Vigor

Assault Skill

Echoing Vigor

Vigor

 

Wrecking Blow

Two Handed Skill

Wrecking Blow

Uppercut

 

Coagulating Blood

Dragonknight Skill

Coagulating Blood

Dragon Blood

 

Executioner

Two Handed Skill

Executioner

Reverse Slash

 

Hardened Armor

Dragonknight Skill

Hardened Armor

Spiked Armor

 

Onslaught

Two Handed Skill

Onslaught

Berserker Strike

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
0 0 7

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

I find this build is very much PVE orientated, with my buffs active i tend to reach 28-30k spell resistence, and 30-31k Physical resistance. I find its great for tanking when you have a Full Set of Knight's Errant Running for those Constant sword and board heals, and i paired it with 5 piece Alessia's Bulwark for the reduced damage from enemies. ((but any of the defensive heavy armor sets work i have found. ive run histbark, draugr, whitestrake, shellbug, but i find these two really suit my personal style)).

for enchantments on my armor ((all of it blue) and Jewlery I lean towards health. and I aim for health gain on my sword and board weapon. my great weapon is running a Legendary Weakening Enchantment.

 

General Info

 

this build is very much a Stand your ground combat style. its not for kiting, or the "Mock" tanks that run around in circles, the whole point of this tank is to run up, and ransack the major threats ((note: as many as you feel comofrtable with handleing, i find i can handle the boss, and the larger hit point adds by myself until my DPS has cleaned up the adds)), and than stand there like a Giant Brick house while getting hit in the face.

this seems to be an issue i find with Tanks in ESO alot, you either end up with someone who "Thinks" their a Tank, and than succumbs to mass damage, or they Kite, and run in circles so the AoE dps fails, this isnt a build like that, this is more of a King of the Castle, where your a Rally Point, stationary point, as long as you move very little, unless you need to pick up some large adds, your playing the build right.

the Only Non ability attack you should be making, is Power Attack, the Stamina regain is a must.

Potions, id say i run alot of stamina potions to keep my guard and vigor running. i have enough magicka to activate hardened armor and coagulating blood every 8 Power Attacks/ 16 Uses of Ransack.

 

FOOD: currently for food, im using "Braised Rabbit with Spring vegetables" for Max Helth and Max Stamina, the two real musts for the build. you can run health and Magicka i find, but you should have enough magicka to run what you need to just from your raw attributes.

Strengths. The Build is a Litteral Brick S#&T-house, you can stand there all day and Normal Mode version 1, bosses will have a time even bringing you to 50% health. this Build is a Primary Tank, Constant AoE heal fountain. ive run Veteran Vaults of Madness, and didnt drop beneath 50% health even when i lost focus and screwed up my timing of things.

Weakness. the Primary ability bar doesnt deal alot of damage, and you lose much needed resistances when you swich to the two handed weapon bar, but if you keep hardened armor up, and coagulating blood, and keep spamming vigor you shouldnt see to much of an issue.

 

 

Champion Point Tips

 

The Lord: 75pts Hvy Armor Focus.

The Lady: 25+ in Hardy

The Tower: 16+ Warlord

The Lover: 28 tenacity, 28 Healthy, 28 Mooncalf

The Atronach: 75 Melee Weapon Exptert

The 25+ the Ritual

 

 

 

Build Rating

Rating: 5.0. From 4 votes.
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16 Comments

  • JulianosWolfe
    Jan 5, 2017

    I posted this before I made an account, so please forgive my typos, I was really tired.

    Reply
  • IndySky
    Jan 6, 2017

    What passives do you focus early on with this build?

    Reply
    • JulianosWolfe
      Jan 6, 2017

      Hey Indy, when it comes to the passives, id say I pick them up as I go, starting with the draconic power, Armor, and racial Passives first, than moving on to the weapon Passives.

      Reply
  • Matt
    Jan 7, 2017

    What’s boon do you use? I haven’t found a good redgaurd stam tank for pve so I’ll try this one

    Reply
  • JulianosWolfe
    Jan 7, 2017

    I find the lord, and lady work best, health and resistances are good, but I’ve run all the boons at one point, and they all just add onto the build itself.

    Reply
  • Indysky
    Jan 10, 2017

    When do you find it useful to use your alt weapon? Did you go two handed for damage or does it have other benefits that you like or use frequently?

    Also, when you’re in lower levels and solo, are you using the two handed to grind for higher dps?

    Reply
  • JulianosWolfe
    Jan 10, 2017

    Well indy, I use the two handed for grinding or when I’m in a safe place fighting mobs.

    The off hand weapon is useful when you’ve figured out the routine of the boss, and can Guage how much damage you’ll take on an attack. When you feel safe during the boss fight, and theven boss is around 40% hit points, I find that that’s the crunch time where dps is needed. Keep your eyes open, don’t get reckless. If need be switch back to sword and board for blocks. This is where you wanticipate to use wrecking blow, power attack, executioner, power attack, wash rinse repeat, while keeking armor and coagulation blood up, with occassiona pulses of vigor or another constant heal.

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  • IndySky
    Jan 15, 2017

    Hey JW,

    TYVM for the insight and help. My toon is only at lvl 40 ATM. I started with two handed, not knowing what I was doing. I know I want a stand alone tank (a real tank) and I love this build you put together. I intend to start switching everything over real soon, so I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks again for taking the time and being willing to put this info out here for us nabs ;).

    Reply
    • JulianosWolfe
      Jan 16, 2017

      No problem, let me know how it goes.

      Reply
  • Toast
    Jan 16, 2017

    Starting up again on Xbox one with a clean slate I like this build and I’ve already made a orc DK, anything I should do different in terms of racial skills?

    Reply
    • JulianosWolfe
      Jan 16, 2017

      Always max your racial skills, it’s never a bad idea.

      Reply
    • JulianosWolfe
      Jan 16, 2017

      Add me on Xbox if you guys need help, this name is the same as my Gamertag.

      Reply
  • Nivian
    Jan 18, 2017

    Considering using this as a base to start to tank.
    Just wondering if you would say it’s a good place to start learning, any replacements for vigor, while I gain the skills from pvp?

    Reply
  • JulianosWolfe
    Jan 18, 2017

    If you don’t have enough vigor, you can replace it with other support skills like circle of protection (fighters guild) or defensive posture.

    Reply
  • Nivian
    Jan 19, 2017

    I’m gunna gear up tonight and start trying to work towards the alliance skills.
    I’m going to use 5 piece tavas on s&b, and 5 piece Alesia’s on the 2h.
    So what ultimate would u use till I can get barrier, or war horn?

    Reply
  • JulianosWolfe
    Jan 19, 2017

    Really that’s up to you, there isn’t really a substitute for barrier or warlord, their pretty unique.

    Reply

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