Maintenance for the week of May 29:
• PC/Mac: No maintenance – May 29

Advice for Stamina DK

Could someone please give me some good advice on how to become a really good tank? I've never played the role before but they are so rare on PS4 that I thought I'd create one to help out in dungeons etc.

I chose an Orc as my race (not sure if I've made a mistake there) and at the moment have 5 piece Hist Bark, I'm only level 24 and have been levelling S&B since the start and 2 Handed since level 15. I've put everything into stamina and have the Health buff mundus (Just because I stumbled upon it)

What I'd like to know ideally is how do some tanks just stand there taking an absolute beating and survive with barely a scratch? What set up do I need in order to absorb so much damage and take the heat off the rest of a group for them to do their thing?
  • Lexxypwns
    5 Tavas 2 Bloodspawn 5 Ebon, Alkosh, Dragon, etc is the current tank meta. Basically you want to have as much ulti gen as possible while maintaining just enough stam/magika sustain
  • StezySteve
    It help once you get into the champion point realm because there are some abilities you can opt into that reduce block cost, help with damage mitigation and increase stamina refill on heavy attack. Once you get here these will help a lot, also have some self healing like dragon blood(draconian abilities I think) and vigor (assault skill line). Being able to self heal is clutch.
  • AverageJo3Gam3r
    Sturdy traits on gear too.
  • Asardes
    Sturdy is good for the beginning if you don't have CP. But endgame a few CP in block cost reduction and enchants on jewelry do a better job since block cost reduction has diminishing returns - the latter also reduce bash costs for interrupts. For endgame content infused on big pieces with tri-glyphs - don't bother with those until you hit CP160 because they are expensive - and divines on smaller ones with a regeneration mundus, preferably atronach will serve you better. For tanking pool size and regeneration are key, and stamina regeneration is not very important since you can get more of that trough heavy attacks (heavy armor passives) and in the fights where you need to perma-block you will need shards anyway. Orc race is OK for tanking because has bonuses for maximum stamina and health, as well as received healing. Nord or Imperial would have probably made better choices, but if you want to go DD as well for soloing or PvP orc is a better choice.
    Beta tester since February 2014, played ESO-TU October 2015 - August 2022, currently on an extended break
    vMA (The Flawless Conqueror) | vVH (Spirit Slayer & of the Undying Song) | vDSA | vAA HM | vHRC HM | vSO HM | vMoL | vAS+1 | Emperor

    PC-EU CP 3000+
    41,000+ Achievement Points before High Isle
    Member of:
    Pact Veteran Trade: Exemplary
    Traders of the Covenant: God of Sales
    Tamriels Emporium: God of Sales
    Valinor Overflow: Trader
    The Traveling Merchant: Silver

    Asardes | 50 Nord Dragonknight | EP AR 50 | Master Crafter: all traits & recipes, all styles released before High Isle
    Alxaril Nelcarion | 50 High Elf Sorcerer | AD AR 20 |
    Dro'Bear Three-paws | 50 Khajiit Nightblade | AD AR 20 |
    Veronique Nicole | 50 Breton Templar | DC AR 20 |
    Sabina Flavia Cosades | 50 Imperial Warden | EP AR 20 |
    Ervesa Neloren | 50 Dark Elf Dragonknight | EP AR 20 |
    Fendar Khodwin | 50 Redguard Sorcerer | DC AR 20 |
    Surilanwe of Lillandril | 50 High Elf Nightblade | AD AR 20 |
    Joleen the Swift | 50 Redguard Templar | DC AR 20 |
    Draynor Telvanni | 50 Dark Elf Warden | EP AR 20 |
    Claudius Tharn | 50 Necromancer | DC AR 20 |
    Nazura-la the Bonedancer | 50 Necromancer | AD AR 20 |

    Tharkul gro-Shug | 50 Orc Dragonknight | DC AR 4 |
    Ushruka gra-Lhurgash | 50 Orc Sorcerer | AD AR 4 |
    Cienwen ferch Llywelyn | 50 Breton Nightblade | DC AR 4 |
    Plays-with-Sunray | 50 Argonian Templar | EP AR 4 |
    Milariel | 50 Wood Elf Warden | AD AR 4 |
    Scheei-Jul | 50 Necromancer | EP AR 4 |

    PC-NA CP 1800+
    30,000+ Achievement Points before High Isle
    Member of:
    Savage Blade: Majestic Machette

    Asardes the Exile | 50 Nord Dragonknight | EP AR 30 |
Sign In or Register to comment.