Pierce Armor: Melee aggro skill w/ minor breach.  must have to tank

Unrelenting Grip: Ranged chain ability pulling a mob to you and soft taunting(2s). Increases movement speed

Green Dragon Blood: heals for % of your missing health. increases health, Stamina, and healing on use.

Hardened Armor: Resistance increase and damage shield

Stone Giant: Damage ability that raises 3 projectiles that hover around you.  Each release of these projectiles staggers the enemy.  Try to keep this up and launching as much as possible to keep an enemy staggered

Ult: Magma Shell: Large minus incoming damage for you and your nearby allies

Inner Rage: Ranged aggro skill plus damage

Elemental Blockade: AOE damage absorb plus frost damage

Igneous Weapons: Damage increase for yourself and nearby allies

Igneous Shield: Damage shield for you and nearby allies plus heal increase for you

Cinder Storm: Enemy slow and heal over time

Ult: Replenishing Barrier: Damage shield absorbing majority of damage and heal over time

it is understandable that you will not have all of these skills & passives opened as you level...these are the goals to be able to base Tank.  Some skills can be swapped out for damage skills if you are soloing or leveling specific lines.  Open your passives as you can.  Get your undaunted line opened as soon as you can to get your inner Rage as it is a primary ranged taunt for tanking.

Saxhleel Champion

The DragonKnight tank is probably the most popular tank in ESO.  They have great sustain and ability to mitigate damage.  Their resource sustain and regen abilities via ultimate usage and passives make them a great overall tank to use.

This build is really a great way to move into trials.  This setup can be used as a main end game for both dungeons and trials.  Eventually you can swap pieces out if you like for trial gear such as Yolnahkriin, Saxhleel, Alkosh, etc  but ultimately this set will work for both.

Tremorscale is a good tank monster set all around due to the enemy debuff on taunt.  Encratis's Behemoth from Black Drake Villas is another Monster set to work towards

Ebon is not as useful at end game as it used to be but still can be a useful starter set while working towards other sets.

Leeching Plate is helpful to the DK being that Combustion amplifies your burning and poison status effects.  This is good for starting out in dungeons, but I recommend moving to a better group oriented set down the road

There are a few different builds you can do for beginner sets.  This set worked very well for leveling through dungeons until getting up to CP160 and getting higher end gear.

Recommend going 7 heavy

 

There are alternatives if you are having issues with crafted sets.  Plague Doctor and Bog Raider are good alternative sets if you cannot craft, but if you can build an optimized crafting set you will be in great shape.

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DragonKnight Tank

Beginner/Level Tank

Additional Sets

Plague Doctor

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Fortified Brass

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Green Pact

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Hatchling's Shell

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Mundus stone: The Lady or The Lord

Passives:

Ardent Flame: Combustion | Warmth | Searing Heat | World in Ruin

Draconic Power: Iron Skin | Burning Heart | Elder Dragon | Scaled Armor

Earthen Heart: Eternal Mountain | Battle Roar | Mountain's Blessing | Helping Hands

Heavy Armor: Bonus | Penalty | Resolve | Constitution | Juggernaut | Revitalize | Rapid Mending

Sword and Shield: All

Descruction Staff: All

Fighter's Guild: intimidating | Banish |

Undaunted: Command | Mettle

                          

Dungeon/WIP Trial
Tank

Alternate Sets

Crimson Twilight

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Drake's Rush

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Arkasis Genius

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Dragon's Defilement

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Trial Tank

Additional Sets:

Drake's Rush

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Worm's Raiment

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Aegis of Galenwe

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There are many different trial builds when it comes to end game.  At this time, this build is focused on normal trials and not as much Vet Hard Mode.  I have posted what have felt is an optimal build for me and have completed majority of the trials with this build.  There may be situations where you swap out set pieces and you should do that, but this post is an overall tank build that will handle many if not most situations.

Food: Bewitched Sugar Skills 

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Powerful Assault

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Vestment of Olorime

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Warfare:

Unassailable - 50

Ironclad - 50

Enduring Resolve - 50

Duelist's Rebuff - 50

Fitness:

Boundless Vitality - 50

Fortified - 50

Bloody Renewal- 50

Expert Evasion - 50

Craft:

Use whatever you like in this tree

Champion Points

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