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Spank-Tank: PvE Stam Tank/DPS, 2H w/ 1HS

Author: Alwari

Spank-Tank: PvE Stam Tank/DPS, 2H w/ 1HS

Class: DRAGONKNIGHT

Race: Orc

Main Role: Damage

Health, Magicka, Stamina

HEALTH MAGICKA STAMINA
0 points 0 points 64 points

 

Skills

 

Bar 1

Weapon 1: Two Handed

Inner Beast

Undaunted Skill

Inner Beast

Inner Fire

 

Green Dragon Blood

Dragonknight Skill

Green Dragon Blood

Dragon Blood

 

Rally

Two Handed Skill

Rally

Momentum

 

Reverse Slice

Two Handed Skill

Reverse Slice

Reverse Slash

 

Wrecking Blow

Two Handed Skill

Wrecking Blow

Uppercut

 

Flawless Dawnbreaker

Fighters Guild Skill

Flawless Dawnbreaker

Dawnbreaker

 

Bar 2

Weapon 2: One Handed And Shield

Igneous Shield

Dragonknight Skill

Igneous Shield

Obsidian Shield

 

Hardened Armor

Dragonknight Skill

Hardened Armor

Spiked Armor

 

Absorb Magic

One Hand And Shield Skill

Absorb Magic

Defensive Posture

 

Heroic Slash

One Hand And Shield Skill

Heroic Slash

Low Slash

 

Pierce Armor

One Hand And Shield Skill

Pierce Armor

Puncture

 

Shield Discipline

One Hand And Shield Skill

Shield Discipline

Shield Wall

 

Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
0 0 7

 

Gear and Item Set Info

 

All heavy armor, all infused, all max health enchants EXCEPT for jewelry.
Mundus Stone = The Lord

Two Handed front bar gear for DPS and crowd control:
Head - Vangaurds Challenge OR Order of Diagna
Shoulder - Vangaurds Challenge OR Order of Diagna
Body - Plauge Doctor
Hands - Plauge Doctor
Waist - Vangaurds Challenge OR Order of Diagna
Legs - Plauge Doctor
Feet - Plauge Doctor
Necklace - Hawk's Eye
Ring - Hawk's Eye
Ring - Hawk's Eye
Main Hand 1 - Plauge Doctor's Maul, Infused w/ Crusher enchant

One hand and Shield back bar gear for tanking:
Head - Vangaurds Challenge OR Order of Diagna
Shoulder - Vangaurds Challenge OR Order of Diagna
Body - Plauge Doctor
Hands - Plauge Doctor
Waist - Vangaurds Challenge OR Order of Diagna
Legs - Plauge Doctor
Feet - Plauge Doctor
Necklace - Hawk's Eye
Ring - Hawk's Eye
Ring - Hawk's Eye
Main Hand 1 - Plauge Doctor's Mace, Infused w/ Crusher enchant
Shield 1 - Vangaurds Challenge OR Hawk's Eye

 

General Info

 

I have tried MANY different tank guides and just couldn't find one that wasn't frustrating to play.

I think it all comes down to resource management and being able to block, dodge roll, break free, and keeping your taunt and debuff going on as many priority enemies as possible while still being able to do some decent damage. Running out of ANY resource is no fun when tanking, so with that in mind I built a stam-tank and the set up is easy.

With what I use now before buffs I have:
35k Health
25k Stamina
10k Magicka

After food buff I'm at:
40k Health
30k Stamina
15k Magicka

Resistances are near around 25k before buffing, and near or over 30k after.
Plauge Doctor's with Vangaurds Challenge OR Order of Diagna sets are where you get your health.
Hawk's Eye Jewelry provides the stamina.

Orc passives work better for this specific build, but as usual Argonians, Nords, Regaurds, and Imperials work well also.

Front Bar DPS
Just 2 magicka skills here: Rally for weapon buff and heal over time, Green dragon blood for sealf heal and increased healing over time. Inner beast to taunt ranged enemies, Reverse Slice for killing groups of trash mobs and Wreaking Blow for single target damage. Weave heavy attacks with both skills and your Two Handed passive skills will always be doing damage to nearby enemies. Flawless Dawnbreaker + Fighter's Guild passives for an extra 8% weapon damage and a cheap damage dealing ultimate that will give back resources when used due to your Earthen Heart Passives.

Back bar Tank
Again, just two magicka skills you need here: Hardened Armor and Igneous Shield, which both are easy to maintain at 10-15k and are plenty enough to keep you alive when combined with the stamina skill Absorb Magic. This leaves you with a ton of stamina to block, break free, dodge roll, keep up your taunt and enemy debuff, attack, AND chase down enemies if necessary. We are no using a skill to root enemies here but you will be able to remain very mobile and use your Pierce Armor & Heroic Slash almost indefinitely so they will always be focused on you. Shield Discipline is another cheap ultimate that will give back resources when used due to your Earthen Heart Passives and give you 6 seconds of free blocking to build back stamina with heavy attacks or use One Hand and Shield skill AT NO COST!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Champion Point Tips

 

Prioritize stamina regen with Mooncalf and Tenacity.
Master at Arms and Piercing will buff all your attacks.
Heavy Armor focus, Thick Skinned, Elemental Defender, and Hardy for buffs.

The rest of your points are recommended for shield buffs, cost reductive abilities, and resource regeneration.


 

 

 

 

 

Build Rating

Rating: 4.5. From 8 votes.
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6 Comments

  • BlakJak
    Sep 21, 2017

    Very promising. The large health AND stamina pools are enticing. Also, a lot of tanks forget that they also need to help deal damage. Having a tank that can help clear trash mobs would be most welcome!

    Reply
  • seb
    Oct 2, 2017

    I really like your build. It allowed me to tank with my pvp aimed dk by only changing gear and skills

    Reply
  • Alwari
    Oct 2, 2017

    Thanks Seb!
    There are a couple of typos in there, and one error on my part, although it’s not a big deal. Where it says “Front Bar DPS, Just 2 magicka skills here:”, it should be noted that there is only 1 magic skill on the front bar, not 2. I hope you folks don’t mind!

    Reply
  • mike
    Oct 16, 2017

    how many points do i put into CP since you only listed which ones to get

    Reply
  • Taelir
    Dec 4, 2017

    I’ve been using this build for a while n

    Reply
  • Taelir
    Dec 4, 2017

    I really like it. The sustain is better than anything else I’ve tried. I didn’t use inner beast because it was too draining. It seemed easier to just run or critical rush over to taunt

    Reply

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