I've been trying for awhile now to make a full heavy armor build work in pvp, but Im always confused about what I should be concentrating on stat wise.
So I have a few questions about what I should prioritize:
should I go for higher resource pools or higher regen? Food or drink?
Is it important to be at the hard cap for resistance? Reason being is that I need 2 armor resist buffs from armor sets to be at 32-33k resistance when buffed(dont need to worry about spell resist as Im Breton). But those four peices in a defensive set( say like Alessia's Bulwark) could be replaced for something that increases stats and recovery(seducer's, magnus, Willows etc). Also is impen the way to go trait wise?
How much spell power should I have if Im magicka specced? I should hopefully have more damage with proxi det next patch but I don't have it yet. So If I invest nothing in spell power, Im wont really be able to kill anyone, even if they are playing poorly. The idea of "outlasting" an opponent hasn't really worked for me as light or medium armor builds just have much better sustain, and much better damage than I do. With that said, thats why I chose to use a nb tank to use Siphoning Attacks for added sustain so I could invest a little elsewhere.
How much health should I have in pvp? in pve a tank usually needs about 25k from my experience, so do I just need 30k(25k + battle spirit) or less? Im currently just shooting for 25k(20kish + battle spirit)
How much stamina should I have as a magicka spec? Ive found that having a larger stamina pool say 17-18k hasn't really helped my survivability since I cant block very long. Currently I almost completely ignore my max stamina pool( at about 13k with robust Willpower jewelry) and Ive had a bit more success to be honest, with more investment into my magicka pool.
I doubt there is some definitive answer out there, but Im hoping to here from the experiences of other people who've given a decent chance for heavy armor. Also it would be nice if you don't just tell me to wear light armor, I already have a setup for that and there are loads of builds online for that. However, there is not really that much out there build wise for heavy armor, so any feedback would help.
Stats(with gold food and battle spirit buff)
1.7k unbuffed spellpower
1.5k mag recovery
900 health recovery
900 stam recovery
32k buffed spell resist
28k buffed armor
current setup( v15 purple gear)
5x black rose( more for the spell and weapon power buff not really the Constitution thing)
4x Magnus (max mag, mag recovery, spell power)
3x robust willpower(2 reduce spell cost, 1 spell power)
all impen traits on armor
This is by no means a perfect setup, and I dont have the gold for v16 gear but this is what I've got. I've also pretty much tried gold food just this week as I got 3 perfect roe from fishing(about 230 fish), but I like it so far... just a bit expensive to make based off my gold budget.
AD breton nb(pvp): Shadowshinobi
DC argonian magicka nb(pvp): Dominion Spy
EP argonian mag nb(pvp): peacemaker