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What's your favourite class to tank with? I added a poll because I am genuinely curious.

CMDR_Un1k0rn
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Simple poll. Six options, for six classes. Please do let us know why you enjoy this class as a tank and a rough description of how you play it. For example, the weapons archetypes you use, what your main resources are, etc.

This poll is about what you find fun. If that happens to be the meta then of course, that's great and valid. But if you enjoy a different tanking setup more, than please vote that, even if it's not considered optimal.

To begin, I have voted Dragonknight as for one, I do love dragons. I am also very fond of Nords who do have a lot of history with the Ancient Dovah, and indeed, given the recent Akaviri invasion, well, Akaviri martial training becoming popular in Eastern Tamriel? Makes sense to me! Not to mention that Dragonknight also make fine warriors on the frontlines of Cyrodiil as well as fierce opponents in the Battlegrounds of Tamriel.
-I like tanking, apparently.
-Accidental werewolf.
-Proud member of the Casual Rascals on PC EU.
-Horses are cool.
-Birbs are even coolerer.
-I alone am responsible for the "no cheese in space" meme. Sheogorath would be proud.

What's your favourite class to tank with? I added a poll because I am genuinely curious. 144 votes

Dragonknight
37%
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Sorcerer
8%
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Nightblade
18%
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Templar
11%
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Warden
11%
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Necromancer
13%
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  • Olen_Mikko
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    Nightblade
    Since i play only with Nightblades, my NB tank is pretty fun to play with.

    Swarm Mother monster set pulls mobs pretty nicely and manifestation of terror holds them in place.

    NB enthusiastic:
    1. Woodhippie stamblade - DW hard-hitter / PvE
    2. Know-it-all elf Magblade - Healer / PvE & PvP
    3. Hate-them-all elf Magblade - Destrostaff AoE monster / PvE
    4. Cyrodiil-Refugee stamblade - Stamina Tank / PvE

    Go dominion or go home

    Nightblade-Hipster. I played Nightblade before it was cool - from 1.5 onwards.
  • gatekeeper13
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    Dragonknight
    Got 2 tanks, 1 DK and 1 Templar but DK is way better in terms of group support and CC.
  • CMDR_Un1k0rn
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    Dragonknight
    Olen_Mikko wrote: »
    Since i play only with Nightblades, my NB tank is pretty fun to play with.

    Swarm Mother monster set pulls mobs pretty nicely and manifestation of terror holds them in place.

    Dude. That's awesome. I really would like to try Swarm Mother at some point, and Nightblade was actually my first tank as well. I was shocked by how good they are at the role.
    -I like tanking, apparently.
    -Accidental werewolf.
    -Proud member of the Casual Rascals on PC EU.
    -Horses are cool.
    -Birbs are even coolerer.
    -I alone am responsible for the "no cheese in space" meme. Sheogorath would be proud.
  • CMDR_Un1k0rn
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    Dragonknight
    Got 2 tanks, 1 DK and 1 Templar but DK is way better in terms of group support and CC.

    Oh yeah. The Talons are just like, amazing.
    -I like tanking, apparently.
    -Accidental werewolf.
    -Proud member of the Casual Rascals on PC EU.
    -Horses are cool.
    -Birbs are even coolerer.
    -I alone am responsible for the "no cheese in space" meme. Sheogorath would be proud.
  • bearbelly
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    Warden
    Still gearing-up and learning, which means I suck, but Warden.
    PC/NA
  • gatekeeper13
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    Dragonknight
    Got 2 tanks, 1 DK and 1 Templar but DK is way better in terms of group support and CC.

    Oh yeah. The Talons are just like, amazing.

    Yeah, best CC ability in my opinion.
  • CMDR_Un1k0rn
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    Dragonknight
    bearbelly wrote: »
    Still gearing-up and learning, which means I suck, but Warden.

    Warden is great, and I am intending on making an Argonian Warden at some point for tanking.
    -I like tanking, apparently.
    -Accidental werewolf.
    -Proud member of the Casual Rascals on PC EU.
    -Horses are cool.
    -Birbs are even coolerer.
    -I alone am responsible for the "no cheese in space" meme. Sheogorath would be proud.
  • CMDR_Un1k0rn
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    Dragonknight
    Houshiki wrote: »
    Sorc, sure its not BiS, but I main sorc and I like it.

    And I can work it too. Got leash to pull mobs into the stack, got encase to root them, and got aegis for the highest blocking mitigation. Pttf~ and people think sorcs can't tank. :p

    Oh mate. There's a dude in my main guild who runs one. And it's magicka-based. What weapon are you rocking to do your taunting?
    -I like tanking, apparently.
    -Accidental werewolf.
    -Proud member of the Casual Rascals on PC EU.
    -Horses are cool.
    -Birbs are even coolerer.
    -I alone am responsible for the "no cheese in space" meme. Sheogorath would be proud.
  • Houshiki
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    Sorcerer
    Houshiki wrote: »
    Sorc, sure its not BiS, but I main sorc and I like it.

    And I can work it too. Got leash to pull mobs into the stack, got encase to root them, and got aegis for the highest blocking mitigation. Pttf~ and people think sorcs can't tank. :p

    Oh mate. There's a dude in my main guild who runs one. And it's magicka-based. What weapon are you rocking to do your taunting?
    I front bar sword and board, and back bar a frost staff. Using pierce armor is easier for both fracture and breach. I got this thing going where my highest resource is dependent on which bar I'm on, so I can restore whichever is needed when popping orbs or spears.
  • CMDR_Un1k0rn
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    Dragonknight
    Houshiki wrote: »
    Houshiki wrote: »
    Sorc, sure its not BiS, but I main sorc and I like it.

    And I can work it too. Got leash to pull mobs into the stack, got encase to root them, and got aegis for the highest blocking mitigation. Pttf~ and people think sorcs can't tank. :p

    Oh mate. There's a dude in my main guild who runs one. And it's magicka-based. What weapon are you rocking to do your taunting?
    I front bar sword and board, and back bar a frost staff. Using pierce armor is easier for both fracture and breach. I got this thing going where my highest resource is dependent on which bar I'm on, so I can restore whichever is needed when popping orbs or spears.

    That's an interesting strategy. Thanks, I am going to look into this.
    -I like tanking, apparently.
    -Accidental werewolf.
    -Proud member of the Casual Rascals on PC EU.
    -Horses are cool.
    -Birbs are even coolerer.
    -I alone am responsible for the "no cheese in space" meme. Sheogorath would be proud.
  • Dragonredux
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    Dragonknight
    Well I love dragons for one, who would have guessed. Besides DK aesthetic design with spiked armor and everything, I find it appropriate that a "dragon" is your frontline defense of your teams. It also helps that comes with cc (talons) and chains (grip) in its kit, and Magma Armor when things go south being the king of not dying especially on my non tanks.

    Either than that, my Warden tank is my close second, it has great buff and debuff potential as well as an ult gen magnet.
  • peacenote
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    Necromancer
    I have been loving my new necro tank. Extra synergies, lots of ultimate, group rez. I sometimes miss the tools in the DK toolkit but the necro has some nice trade-offs.
  • Ye_Olde_Crowe
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    Sorcerer
    Stamsorc, mainly because I played that char for years, he happens to be rigged as a tank and he simply works the way I expect him to. I really wouldn't want to learn a new class/setup, but I have no problems with adapting an old build if need arises.
    Team Skordo.
    PC EU.
  • ZOS_Adrikoth
    ZOS_Adrikoth
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    Interesting poll, thanks for sharing everyone. :) It seems like we have a lot of Dragonknights in this thread!
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  • Tommy_The_Gun
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    Used to be nb... I miss my sap - tank :|
  • Sarannah
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    Nightblade
    After having made 3 different tank classes: DK, nightblade and warden.... I have to say DK's are really strong, but my nightblade seems indestructible and triples the groups dps. Had never any group low dps issues on him. Warden seems to be lacking compared to those classes(still works well though).
  • actosh
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    Nightblade
    Nb!!!
    Basicly since release with some time where I had to tank on dk.

    Remember nb tank times with funnel/path being our only heals and it still worked good.

  • heaven13
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    Sorcerer
    I have a tank of each class (except nb because I haven't made it yet) but am most comfortable with my sorc. She's a stamsorc but tanks well and I've completed some vet DLC trifectas and vBRP with her, along with trials.
    PC/NA
    Mountain God | Leave No Bone Unbroken | Apex Predator | Pure Lunacy | Depths Defier | No Rest for the Wicked | In Defiance of Death
    vAA HM | vHRC HM | vSO HM | vDSA | vMoL | vHoF HM | vAS+1 | vCR+1 | vBRP | vSS
    Meet my characters:
    Sorcha Velane | Breton templar dps/healer, Flawless Conqueror
    Camilla Caro | Imperial stamsorc tank, Master Angler, Stormproof
    Aindelwyn | Bosmer stamblade, Stormproof
    Bretilde the Unbroken | Nord stamdk, Stormproof
    Adelaisa Loche | Imperial magblade, Stormproof
    Alcaeus Thaevarian | Imperial stamplar/tank
    Yrsa Flame-Kissed | Nord warden tank
    Nyseilvei | Altmer Maormer magsorc, Stormproof
    Morrigan Le Guen | Breton magden/healer, Stormproof
    Vycentia Incendus | Imperial dragonknight tank
    Naima al-Janir | Redguard stamden
    Uvrissa Vilandrys | Dunmer magdk
    Aoife Erelié | Breton sorc healer
    Desdemona Opetreius | Imperial stamcro, Level 10 Master Angler
    Below CP
    Maura Velane | Breton magcro/healer
    Raenora Wraith-Breaker | Nord necro tank
  • ReachHalo
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    Nightblade
    Played DPS for an eternity...one day switched my kajiit Stam nightblade into a tank, and have never looked back. So unkillable in so many ways. Love it
  • CMDR_Un1k0rn
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    Dragonknight
    ReachHalo wrote: »
    Played DPS for an eternity...one day switched my kajiit Stam nightblade into a tank, and have never looked back. So unkillable in so many ways. Love it

    You may well have the highest crit-chance on a tank ever there LMAO.
    -I like tanking, apparently.
    -Accidental werewolf.
    -Proud member of the Casual Rascals on PC EU.
    -Horses are cool.
    -Birbs are even coolerer.
    -I alone am responsible for the "no cheese in space" meme. Sheogorath would be proud.
  • Raudgrani
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    Nightblade
    Nightblades, seeing very few still - but at least I've seen a few the past couple of months or so. Previously people were like "What? A NIGHTBLADE tank? Dude you serious?". It's like many didn't even think it possible. Having only positive feedback on mine, especially that it's like completely self sufficient in most scenarios. Healers are used to healing and throwing shards etc., and I'm like "Stop, heal and give shards to DD's, I don't need them".
  • CMDR_Un1k0rn
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    Dragonknight
    Raudgrani wrote: »
    Nightblades, seeing very few still - but at least I've seen a few the past couple of months or so. Previously people were like "What? A NIGHTBLADE tank? Dude you serious?". It's like many didn't even think it possible. Having only positive feedback on mine, especially that it's like completely self sufficient in most scenarios. Healers are used to healing and throwing shards etc., and I'm like "Stop, heal and give shards to DD's, I don't need them".

    Yep. Should have seen some of the reactions I got when I told them my Tankblade is also a Redguard.
    -I like tanking, apparently.
    -Accidental werewolf.
    -Proud member of the Casual Rascals on PC EU.
    -Horses are cool.
    -Birbs are even coolerer.
    -I alone am responsible for the "no cheese in space" meme. Sheogorath would be proud.
  • orion_1981usub17_ESO
    Necromancer
    Necromancer tank is the only tank class where I truly feel that your all just following behind me. So many great passives, damage reduction and the ludicrous ability to set off your own synergy. Its literally mode tanking.
  • CaffeinatedMayhem
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    Necromancer
    Necro because it's easy mode tanking.

    But my main is still my DK tank... through six years of DK and tank nerfs.
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  • UGotBenched91
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    Simple poll. Six options, for six classes. Please do let us know why you enjoy this class as a tank and a rough description of how you play it. For example, the weapons archetypes you use, what your main resources are, etc.

    This poll is about what you find fun. If that happens to be the meta then of course, that's great and valid. But if you enjoy a different tanking setup more, than please vote that, even if it's not considered optimal.

    To begin, I have voted Dragonknight as for one, I do love dragons. I am also very fond of Nords who do have a lot of history with the Ancient Dovah, and indeed, given the recent Akaviri invasion, well, Akaviri martial training becoming popular in Eastern Tamriel? Makes sense to me! Not to mention that Dragonknight also make fine warriors on the frontlines of Cyrodiil as well as fierce opponents in the Battlegrounds of Tamriel.

    Haha much appreciated.
  • UGotBenched91
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    bearbelly wrote: »
    Still gearing-up and learning, which means I suck, but Warden.

    Warden is great, and I am intending on making an Argonian Warden at some point for tanking.

    Just made one myself. I’m excited for the journey.
  • ZeroXFF
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    Templar
    Templars don't make good tanks for trials, because their heals are laughable with the buff sets that tanks are expected to wear, but if you spec for magicka, I think they make the best and most fun tanks for 4-man PUGs. You can have a tank build that is good enough to tank all DLC hms, and still do 15k DPS single target (30k+ on trash pulls) and have enough healing output to compensate for a bad/dead healer, assuming the DDs aren't taking a swim in lava or something.
  • Suna_Ye_Sunnabe
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    Templar
    Templars always were and always will be my favourite tanks :) But I do love my nightblade, sorc, and necro tanks too. Have a warden coming soon.
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