“The Cursed Knight” Health/Mag DK Vampire

Author: Expat


Race: Dunmer (Dark Elf)

Main Role: Tank

Health, Magicka, Stamina

64 0 0




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


Igneous Shield

Dragonknight Skill

Igneous Shield

Obsidian Shield


Defensive Stance

One Hand And Shield Skill

Defensive Stance

Defensive Posture


Green Dragon Blood

Dragonknight Skill

Green Dragon Blood

Dragon Blood


Aggressive Horn

Assault Skill

Aggressive Horn

War Horn


Bar 2

Weapon 2: Restoration Staff

Unrelenting Grip

Dragonknight Skill

Unrelenting Grip

Fiery Grip


Burning Embers

Dragonknight Skill

Burning Embers

Searing Strike


Cinder Storm

Dragonknight Skill

Cinder Storm

Ash Cloud


Igneous Weapons

Dragonknight Skill

Igneous Weapons

Molten Weapons


Choking Talons

Dragonknight Skill

Choking Talons

Dark Talons


Devouring Swarm

Vampire Skill

Devouring Swarm

Bat Swarm


Armor Types

Light Armor Medium Armor Heavy Armor
1 0 6


Gear and Item Set Info



Dunmer or High Elf; More magicka recovery and damage.

Argonian, Nord, or Imperial; More health and tankiness.



Orzorga's Red Frothgar


Swappable Skills for PVP:

(Front Bar) 2: Shield Charge; Morph of Choice 5: Invigorating Drain or Vigor morph if preferred.

(Back Bar) 1: Lava Whip 3: Magicka Detonation


Main Hand:

(1H) Bahraha's Curse; Defending; Weapon Damage Glyph

(Shield) Brands of Imperium; Prismatic Glyph

(PVP Optional Shield) Durok's Bane


Head & Shoulder:

(Dungeons & PVP) Grothdarr, Infernal Guardian, or Valkyn Skoria

(Trials) BloodSpawn; If Warhorn uptime is needed.


Bahraha's Curse; Impen; Health Glyph

Remaining Armor:

Brands of Imperium; As much Impen as possible

(PVP Optional) Durok's Bane


Bahraha's Curse; Magicka; Spell Harm Glyph


General Info


"The Cursed Knight"

Welcome to Fun as a DK Tank!

It's not Meta, but it works surprisingly well.

A little background:

Welcome all. I started my tank life as a Stam DK Tank... Moderate damage, but low crowd control and group utility without running out of recources. Also, low self healing ability. Yes, Vigor morphs can be useful as well, but I preferred the faster burst heal option of GDB. Then I switched up to a Health DK Tank setup and gear... Massive survivability, but little to no damage for Solo content, PVP, or any fun really.



1. Group Utility

2. Survivability

3. AOE and DOT Damage

I noticed the crowd control benefits and damage of Mag DK skills, also the damage in PVP ability, and decided to combine it with the best of what I liked about a health tank setup.

What you will have:

Great CC.

Steady DOT for Trash and Bosses

Steady self healing from Curse Proc and Burning Embers.

Oh Crap! healing from GDB.

Great Self Shields and Good Group Shields.

Approx. 2000+ spell damage when buffed.

17K+ Magicka; Depending on Race

Good Magicka Sustain

37K - 44K+ Health; Depending on Race and Food.

Stamina; Enough for blocking Heavy and Spell attacks as needed.


Champion Point Tips



Up to play style.

Focus on Warlord, Arcanist, Tenacity, and Shadow Ward


Elf Born - 23

Blessed - 22

Elem Expert - 43

Physical Weapon Expert - 16

Master at Arm - 50

Thaumaturge - 56


Quick Recovery - 15

Ironclad - 23

Thick Skinned - 18

Spell Shield - 33

Heavy Armor Focus - 35

Hardy - 43

Elem Defender - 43





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  • Expat
    Aug 31, 2017

    Edit: Fogot to include…
    Bar 1: Primary Boss Bar / Defense Bar
    Bar 2: Primary Trash Bar

    First time releasing a build. I hope others find my research and experimentation pays off for them as well. Good Luck and Thanks!

  • Aisaatana
    Aug 31, 2017

    So, you added a resto staff just for magicka return? Hm, that might actually work… I have almost the same trash bar on my DK tank and with 1h and shield on both bars get out of mana pretty fast.

  • Expat
    Sep 2, 2017


    Yes, I’m running Bahahra’s Resto Staff on back bar for increased magicka return.

    I’ve also recently discovered running full Impen, Black Rose set instead of Imperium results in
    better magicka return, healing, and damage on both bars.

    PVP Back Bar: (If you do that sort of thing :P)
    1) Flame Lash 2)Burning Embers 3)Inevitable Detonation 4) Igneous Weapons 5) Invigorating Drain
    6) Ferocious Leap


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