Impervious Vangaurd

Author: Seventhghost


Race: Imperial

Main Role: Tank

Health, Magicka, Stamina

30k - 35k (AP +0) 12k - 15k (AP +0) 25k - 35k (AP +64)




Bar 1

Weapon 1: One Handed And Shield

Pierce Armor

One Hand And Shield Skill

Pierce Armor



Heroic Slash

One Hand And Shield Skill

Heroic Slash

Low Slash


Immovable Brute

Heavy Armor Skill

Immovable Brute



Igneous Shield

Dragonknight Skill

Igneous Shield

Obsidian Shield


Resolving Vigor

Assault Skill

Resolving Vigor



Standard of Might

Dragonknight Skill

Standard of Might

Dragonknight Standard


Bar 2

Weapon 2: Bow

Poison Arrow

Bow Skill

Poison Arrow


Endless Hail

Bow Skill

Endless Hail



Inner Beast

Undaunted Skill

Inner Beast

Inner Fire


Green Dragon Blood

Dragonknight Skill

Green Dragon Blood

Dragon Blood


Hardened Armor

Dragonknight Skill

Hardened Armor

Spiked Armor


Magma Shell

Dragonknight Skill

Magma Shell

Magma Armor


Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
0 1 6


Gear and Item Set Info



x5 Ebon Armory (Jewlery and two armor peices, Do not use weapons.)

x5 Armor Master, (Armor and weapons, Do not use shoulder or head slot.)

x2 Engine Guardian, 

Idealy you want to mix traits to the following:

3x Sturdy

3x Reinforced

1x Divines

Be sure to use the "Serpent" stone to increase your stamina recovery.

Enchants should be:

2x Health (On 2 of the following: Chest, Head, Legs)

5x Stamina

Jewlery Enchants:

2x Shield play

1x Health or Stamina recovery (Or optionally increase armor)


General Info



This tank was designed for groups of 4+, specifically for very difficult dungeons and hard hitting bosses. The idea was Maximum Armor, Health, and resource management. I chose a bow as secondary weapon due to the ability to still deal AOE damage and increase mobility during boss fights. If you lose taunt on a boss a quick roll dodge with bow will give you the speed to catch and taunt again before your teammates get in trouble. While it won't be a proper DPS, a good amount of AOE from your bow and caltrops could make all the difference in a long drawnout boss fight, or a large group of mobs.

Fighting Technique:

It is not a tank that one moves around, don't try to evade unless it is a manditory mechanic for the fight. Just block and manage resources. Keep your buffs up constantly which in turn will proc your Engine guardian and keep your resources full. 

This build is ideal for taking a hard hitting boss into a corner and standing there in his AOE's or damage as your DPS obliterate him from behind. 

A healer is helpful for sure, but if resources are managed correctly you should be able to stand alone without a healer.


You will need to use potions, specifically stamina potions. I wait until my stamina is under 10%, if I have still not gotten a stamina engine guardian proc I will use a stamina potion. Just normal boss drop portions will work most of the time. 

Food is variable, I generally use CP150 Tri-Stat (purple) Food. However in cases where health and stamina are more paramount than Magicka I will use CP150 Duo-Stat (blue) Food.


This is very much a tank build, but as with any build you will find yourself in situations where you are alone or in need of more damage than normal. In such cases abilities can be switched out to compensate. Don't be afraid to switch out your primary ultimate for something more damage dealing such as Werewolf, Take Flight, or Dawnbreaker. Especually in dungeons that have less powerful bosses, or larger groups of mobs. 

Your secondary ultimate can be switched as well, I will often run Take flight, or the Bow ultimate rapid fire when in these situations.

In addition to ultimates other useful abilities can be switched out. Using Venomous Claw, instead of heroic slash, or in addition to it will deal more DOT. Dungeons with a large number of mobs it would be a good idea to use Burning talons instead of Inner Beast.

If you decide the bow is not useful for you, switch to duel Sword/Board, or a 2hander. Both will work well and be acceptable alternitives. 



Champion Point Tips


Champion Points:


Warlord: 53

Bashing Focus: 30

The Lover: 

Mooncalf: 40

The Shadow:

Tumbling: 11

Shadow Ward: 66

The Apprentice:

Blessed: 55

The Atronach:

Melee Weapon Expert: 30

The Ritual:

Thaumaturge: 15

Mighty: 100

The Steed:

Ironclad: 5

Spell Shield: 35

The Lady:

Hardy: 30

Elemental Defender: 30

The Lord: 

Heavy Armor Focus: 100

These can be manipulated as you see fit of course, but this setup seems to work well.











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