High DPS, Two-handed DK w/ self healing abilities AND an AoE, Destruction Staff Dk with astonishing mob grinding abilities.
5 Medium Armor and 2 Light Armor, with Two-Handed Weapon. Great damage per second if used right.
Charge with Stampede (high chance on critical hit), immobilizing enemy for 3.5 seconds, and then hit them with Flame Lash. A powerful attack dealing crazy damage, and even crazier damage vs. targets either stunned or immobilized, while also healing you. And for the next enemy, hit with Wrecking Blow, stunning enemy for 3.5 seconds and knocking them back AND increasing the power of your next attack by 46. Then either use Stampede, followed by Flame Lash to certainly finish off your enemy- or use Reverse Slice after activating Wrecking Blow instead. Dealing a moderate amount of damage, with extra damage increasing based on target's health loss, up to name maximum of 300%. Which will easily devestate any enemy if used after Wrecking Blow, considering its effect. And left with one of the most helpful abilities, Green Dragon Blood. Helpful in any situation when your health drops, with a bonus effect of increasing health AND stamina regeneration.Seems simple yet diverse, and also fun for leveling to me. Couldn't decide on an ULT, so I just went for my personal favorite. Feel free to use whatever ULT you would like.
And for the secondary spec, I went with a destruction staff fitted with AoE abilities. Able to grind giant mobs remarkably easily if used with sense.
Walk up to your mob of choice, set down Elemental Blockade for a DOT AoE power, trap your enemies with Burning Talons to keep them in place of Elemental Blockade while doing DOT, and then hit them with Engulfing Flames. Your enemies are bound to die soon enough, but if you want to finish them off you can pick them off with your staff.
And since this character's role will be focused on stamina based abilities, feel free to finish your enemies off with either Draw Essence (an AoE ability absorbing your enemies health and restoring part of your magicka too), or Sea of Flames (an AoE ability causing damage with a cost of a lot of manager per second, but restores a great amount of your mana if the ability kills one or more of your targets). With each of these two AoE abilities, you really don't have to focus any of your skill points in magicka, letting you put them in stamina and/or health. And lastly set with Standard of Might, one of the most powerful ULTs in the game, let alone an AoE ability- this ULT was hands down the best for this spec.
And that's my character suggestion I might be using during launch. Hope you enjoyed!
Woeler released one of the first ESO Morrowind builds that prepares you for the new tanking meta introduced with the sustain changes. His build with detailed explanations can be found here:
The gist of it that with changes to Dragonknight main tanking skills stamina does not scale anymore. Woeler's take on the change is to max health this time around because some skills still scale well with large health pool (Igneous Shield mainly - providing your party with huge shields, which is important in the new trial). Go for max health and 45-50k HP is your starting goal as main tank for new trial.
Head - Chokethorn
Shoulder - Shadowrend
5 pieces of Plague Doctor in rest
Ebon Armory or Roar of Alkosh for the necklace, rings and weapons
This build is aimed at fulfilling the role of a Tank - to absorb damage and keep the enemy focused on you, not your allies. Main weapon is Sword/Board and secondary is Two-Handed. Obviously we need Ransack to keep them on you, Extended Chains to pick up adds or runaways, Choking Talons to root the enemy down for a few seconds so you can apply Ransack while having them deal less damage. Green Dragon Blood and Draw Essence are good to have together so that you can have two abilities that can work together to help recover all of your resource pools. Corrosive Armor is awesome for a number of reasons as it can help during the early part of a difficult engagement, late in a drawn out fight, or even in the middle of a fight when surprise adds come to play. Overall this is really all you need. You can essentially maintain control of most of the fight and make sure you are the one getting whacked on, not your buddies. I chose to second a two-hander to have the option of doing some more damage while still having some control. You can even lay down choking talons, swap to the two-hander to apply shattering rocks and eruption real quick, and maybe even use Brawler if you are quick on the keys. Standard of Might is useful to have on backup ult, as you don't really need take flight with the options of Stampede and Extended Chains. Forward Momentum is fantastic to have so that you can remove snares on yourself, making sure that you can always reach your allies or chase down baddies. Again, this build is not supposed to make you invincible or a juggernaut dealing tons of damage. You will need to rely on your party to do most of the damage and healing, you are there to make the fight clean and controlled.
Dragonknight tank (DS / OH+S)
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