Proc Dragonknight Tank Build 2021 ESO

The PRO(c) Dragonknight Tank Build

This is my Proc Dragonknight Tank build, that I love to play.
It’s easy to use, highly survivable, and a lot of fun!
You need 2 pieces of Bloodspawn, 5 pieces of Crimson Twilight, and 5 pieces of Leeching Plate, a bit of food, and some potions to keep the doctor away but other than that it’s smooth sailing through every dungeon.
UPDATE: Now with Champion Point 2.0 settings!

The PROc Dragonknight Tank Build video

PROc DragonKnight Tank Build Unbuffed Character sheet.

PROc DragonKnight Tank Build Buffed Character sheet.

In my End Game trail Setup Video, I showed you in the video how this Dragonknight Tank build can be turned into a Stamina Damage Dealer build without having to reset attribute points, skill points, and champion points, you find that information with this link.
If you don’t have the add-on Dressingroom, I can highly recommend you get it. It makes switching gear and skills very easily.

Gear, Traits, Glyphs & Weight.

Armor/WeaponSetWeightTraitGlyph
HeadBloodspawnMediumSturdyMax Stamina
ShouldersBloodspawnLightSturdyMAx Stamina
ChestCrimsonHeavySturdyMax Health
HandsCrimsonHeavySturdyMax Health
WaistLeechingHeavySturdyMax Health
LegsLeechingHeavySturdyMax Health
FeetLeechingHeavySturdyMax Health
NecklaceCrimsonHealthStamina Regen
Ring 1CrimsonHealthReduce block Cost
Ring 2CrimsonHealthReduce Block Cost
Front BarLeechhing 1H + Shield Weakening
Back BarLeeching 2HChrusher
ESO PROc Dragonknight Tank Build Gear Setup

ESO Set Bonuses.

Crimson Twilight Set:
2) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
3) Adds 4% Healing Taken
4) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
5) After taking damage you surround yourself in an 8-meter mist of blood. After 2 seconds, the mist is violently siphoned into your body, dealing 8220 Bleed Damage to nearby enemies and healing you for 100% of the damage done. This effect can occur once every 8 seconds.

The Crimson set can be farmed in the Castle Thorn 4 man dungeon.
The set drops on both Veteran and Normal mode, and I was lucky or Sword and Shield drops often (can’t believe I still haven’t gotten the Medusa Lightning Staff in Arx Corinium after 50-10 runs).

Leeching Plate Set:
2) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
3) Adds 4% Healing Taken
4) Adds 1206 Maximum Health
5) When you take damage, you summon a cloud of leeching poison under the assailant. The cloud deals 1549 Poison Damage every second for 5 seconds and heals you for 100% of the damage caused.
A Cloud can be created once every 5 seconds.

The Leeching Plate set can be farmed in the Imperial City Prison 4 man dungeon. It drops on both Veteran and Normal mode, and you can get a shield by doing the dungeon quest.
Combined with the Crimson set, you should be able to stay self-healed throughout any fight.
Like the Crimson set, the Leeching Plate set cloud is an AoE damage and Healing Proc.

Bloodspawn monster set:

  1. Adds 129 Stamina Recovery
  2. When you take damage, you have a 6% chance to generate 13 Ultimate and increase your Physical and Spell Resistance by 3731 for 5 seconds.
    This can occur once every 5 seconds.

There are a lot of really nice tanking monster sets in ESO, but Bloodspawn is still my favorite, and very useful for a Trial Tank build.
The 6% chance might sound low, but as a tank, you get hit all the time, and the set procs every 5 seconds more or less when you are in combat.
Pair this with the Nord’s Ultimate generation, and minor heroism buff you get an Ultimate making machine!

You can get the helmet in Spindleclutch 2 on veteran mode.
You get the shoulders in coffers you buy with undaunted keys.

Race, Mundus & Consumables.

Race: Nord
Nord is the preferred Tanking Class at the moment, with Argonian as a close second. 2 key factors are the reason for this, first of all, Physical Resistance is mighty important for a tank, and the Nord gets a very nice Physical Resistance buff.
Secondly, Tanks needs ultimate to use Aggressive Warhorn, but Dragonknight benefits twice over from Ultimate use, as it gives us resources back.
You can see all the passives below.

  • Reveler:
    Increase your experience gain with two-handed skill line by 15%
    Increases the duration of any consumed drink by 15 minutes
  • Stalwart:
    Increases your Max Stamina by 1500.
    When you take damage, you gain 5 Ultimate.
    This effect can occur once every 10s
  • Resist Frost:
    Increases your Max Health by 1000
    Cold Resistance by 2310, gain immunity to the chilled status effect
  • Rugged:
    Increases your Physical and Spell Resistance by 3960

Mundus: The Lord.
Physical Resistance is everything here at the beginning of 2021, that’s why we choose to be Nord race, why we set our champion points in Heavy Armor focus and why we choose the Lord Mundus stone bonus.

With buffs, we want to hit at least the cap of 34.500 Physical Resistance.
The Lord Mundus stone helps us do just that.

Food/Drink Buff:
When Tanking we need all 3 resources or if you do a stamina-only tanking build, we need at least Health and Stamina. I prefer Tri-stat food, as I can exchange Magicka for Stamina when using Igneous Shield. Having a larger Magicka Pool gives me the option to spam that and get my Stamina up. Check out this post with the 10 Best Food/Drink buffs in the Elder Scrolls Online 2021.

The best Tri-stat food available in ESO at the moment (January 2021) is the legendary food buff Bewitched Sugar Skulls.
This awesome buff food should be in your bag always, on every character you got, even if you are not a Dragonknight Tank Build you will love this in cyrodiil!

Best Food Buff for Dragonknight Tank Build 2021

Alternative food buff:
The alternative to legendary food is almost as good.
Tri-stat Purple food has been around since the beginning of ESO, every tank used this until we got Bewitched Sugar Skulls we all used either Withered Tree Inn Venison Pot Roast or Longfin Pasty With Melon Sauce.

They both give the same stat boosts and cost the same to make.
Lasting for 2 hours giving 4462 Max Health and 4105 Max Stamina and Magicka.

Potions: Essence of Health.
This Tri-stat potion is your bread and butter in a Dragonknight Tank build.
We use Stamina the most but as I said earlier I use Magicka to regain Stamina, and now and then range taunt.
Besides giving back Health, Stamina, and Magicka it also gives you a 40% recovery boost to all the stats, which works well with the XYZ foods extra Health recovery, giving you passive healing around 750 per second.

Skills for the PROc DragonKnight Tank Build.

On the front bar I have Pierce Armor, Choking Talons, Unrelenting Grib, Igneous Shield, Hardened Armor & Ferocious Leap as Ultimate.

On the back bar I have Stampede, Brawler, Razor Caltrops, Energy Orb, Rally & Standart of Might Ultimate (if you are a WereWolf use that as Ulti here).

Champion Points 2.0 – 300CP

40 Tireless Guardian
45 Fortification
15 Nimble Protector
PROc Dragonknight Tank Build Champion Points
50 Steed’s Blessing (Slot)
50 Gilded Fingers
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10 Quick Recovery
40 Preparation
50 Endless Endurance (Slot)
300 CP SETUP

Champion Points 2.0 – 600CP

40 Tireless Guardian
45 Fortification
15 Nimble Protector

50 Boundless Vitality (Slot)
50 Rejuvenation (Slot)
PROc Dragonknight Tank Build Champion Points
50 Steed’s Blessing (Slot)
50 Gilded Fingers
30 Fortune’s Favor
30 Wanderer
10 Steadfast Enchantment
30 Rationer (Slot)
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10 Quick Recovery
40 Preparation
50 Endless Endurance (Slot)

50 Duelist’s Rebuff (Slot)
40 Elemental Aegis
10 Hardy
600 CP SETUP

Champion Points 2.0 – 1200CP

40 Tireless Guardian
45 Fortification
15 Nimble Protector

50 Boundless Vitality (Slot)
50 Rejuvenation (Slot)

50 Ironclad (Slot)
40 Hero’s Vigor
45 Tumbling

15 Hasty
PROc Dragonknight Tank Build Champion Points
50 Steed’s Blessing (Slot)
50 Gilded Fingers
50 Fortune’s Favor
30 Wanderer
10 Steadfast Enchantment
30 Rationer (Slot)
75 Liquid Efficiency (Slot)
50 Treasure Hunter (Slot)
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40 Quick Recovery
40 Preparation
50 Endless Endurance (Slot)

50 Duelist’s Rebuff (Slot)
40 Elemental Aegis
40 Hardy

40 Tireless Discipline
40 Eldritch Insight
10 Enduring Resolve (Slot)
50 Reinforced (Slot)
1200 CP SETUP

ESO PROc Dragonknight Tank Build Summary.

This PROc DragonKnight Tank Build everything but end-game trials.
It’s a build that allows for a fun playstyle. Easy startup ESO Dragonknight tank build

Remember to check out my other builds as well, like this Stamina Sorcerer PvP Build.

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