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Bone Guardian – A Necro Tank Build

The ESO Necromancer Tank brings fantastic survivability with its damage mitigation abilities, and great options for its Ultimate. It can turn into a giant, nearly unkillable skeleton, or resurrect its entire team if it is the last one standing. This build is a lot of fun!

  1. Overview
    • Race
    • Mundus
    • Attributes
    • Consumables
  2. Gear
  3. Skills
  4. Rotation
  5. Passives
  6. Champion Points

OVERVIEW

  • Race: Breton
    • As a Breton, you get great sustain and cost reduction. (Recommended for experienced players).
    • Nord and Imperial also good alternatives.
    • Argonian is a good choice if you have sustain issues.
  • Mundus: The Lord
  • Attributes:
    • Magica: 0
    • Health: 40
    • Stamina: 24
  • Consumables:
    • Food: Bewitched Sugar Skulls
    • Potion: Essence of Health (Tri-Stat)
  • Vampire:
    • No

GEAR

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadStonekeeperMediumSturdyMaximum Stamina Enchantment
ShoulderStonekeeperLightSturdyMaximum Magicka Enchantment
ChestClaw of YolnakhriinHeavyReinforcedMulti-Effect Enchantment
BeltClaw of YolnakhriinHeavySturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
ShoesClaw of YolnakhriinHeavySturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
HandsClaw of YolnakhriinHeavySturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
PantsClaw of YolnakhriinHeavy ReinforcedMulti-Effect Enchantment
NecklaceRoar of AlkoshJewelryRobustMagicka Spell-Cost Reduction Enchant
Ring 1Roar of AlkoshJewelry RobustMagicka Recovery Enchant
Ring 2Roar of AlkoshJewelry RobustMagicka Recovery Enchant
S+B (Sword + Board)Roar of AlkoshSword + ShieldS – Infused
B – Reinforced
S – Weakening
Enchant
B – Health Enchant
Back BarRoar of AlkoshFrost StaffInfusedCrusher Enchant

  • Stonekeeper drops in Veteran Frostvault
  • Ebon drops in Crypt of Hearts I and II
  • Alkosh drops in Maw of Lorkhaj (Trial)

STARTER TANK GEAR

NOTE: Starter does not mean it is bad, it just means that it is obtainable earlier in the game!

SLOTSETWEIGHTTRAITENCHANTMENT
HeadBloodspawnMediumSturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
ShoulderBloodspawnLightSturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
ChestEbonHeavyReinforcedMaximum Health Enchantment
BeltEbonHeavySturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
ShoesEbonHeavySturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
HandsEbonHeavySturdyMaximum Health Enchantment
PantsEbonHeavy InfusedMaximum Health Enchantment
NecklaceTorug’sJewelryHealthyMagicka Recovery Enchant
Ring 1Torug’sJewelry HealthyMagicka Recovery Enchant
Ring 2Torug’sJewelry HealthyMagicka Recovery Enchant
S+B (Sword + Board)Torug’sSword + ShieldS – Infused
B – Infused
S – Hardening
Enchant
B – Multi-Effect Enchant
Back BarTorug’sLightning StaffInfusedCrusher Enchant

  • Bloodspawn drops in Spindleclutch II
  • Ebon drops in Crypt of Hearts I and II
  • Torug’s is a crafted set

SKILLS

Beckoning ArmorHungry ScythePierce Armor Spirit GuardianNecrotic PotencyRavenous Goliath
ESO Skills Beckoning ArmorESO Skills Hungry ScytheESO Skills Pierce ArmorESO Skills Spirit GuardianESO Skills Necrotic Potencyeso skills ravenous goliath
Unnerving BoneyardElemental BlockadeInner RageSilver LeashAgony TotemRenewing Animation
ESO Skills Unnerving BoneyardESO Skills Elemental BlockadeESO Skills Inner RageESO Skills Silver LeashESO Skills Agony TotemESO Skills Renewing Animation


Honorable Mentions:

Bone Surge – When allies near you activate the synergy, damage shield absorbs 34% of them and up to 5 while vitality increases healing


Expunge + Modify – When you cleanse, it restores Mag and Stam (good when you need to purge) It removes snares, immobilizes bleeds and flame dots



Overflowing Altar – Heals more, conjuring a time freeze (gives a long AOE stun)


Grave Grasp – Great for stunning and immobilizing enemies.
necromancer grave grasp


SKILL LINEAGE

SKILL (MORPH)BASE ABILITYSKILL TREE
ESO Skills Beckoning Armor Beckoning ArmorEso Skills Bone Armor Bone ArmorNecromancer > Bone Tyrant
ESO Skills Hungry Scythe Hungry ScytheEso Skills Death Scythe Death ScytheNecromancer > Bone Tyrant
ESO Skills Pierce Armor Pierce ArmorESO Skills Puncture PunctureWeapon > One Hand and Shield
ESO Skills Spirit Guardian Spirit GuardianEso Skills Spirit Mender Spirit MenderNecromancer > Living Death
ESO Skills Necrotic Potency Necrotic PotencyESO Skills Bitter Harvest Bitter HarvestNecromancer > Bone Tyrant
eso skills ravenous goliath Ravenous Goliatheso skills bone Goliath transformation Bone GoliathNecromancer > Bone Tyrant
ESO Skills Silver Leash Silver LeashESO Skills Silver Bolts Silver BoltsGuild > Fighters Guild
ESO Skills Elemental Blockade Elemental BlockadeESO Skills Wall of Elements Wall of ElementsWeapon > Destruction Staff
ESO Skills Inner Rage Inner RageESO Skills Inner Fire Inner Fire Guild > Undaunted
ESO Skills Unnerving Boneyard Unnerving BoneyardESO Skills Boneyard BoneyardNecromancer > Grave Lord
ESO Skills Necrotic Potency Necrotic PotencyEso Skills Bone Armor Bitter HarvestNecromancer > Bone Tyrant
ESO Skills Renewing Animation Renewing Animation ReanimateNecromancer > Living Death

SITUATION AND STRATEGY

  • Melee Taunt:
    Pierce Armor
    ESO Skills Pierce Armor
    Next use Silver Leash (stamina chain)
    ESO Skills Silver Leash

  • Range Taunt:
    Inner Rage
    ESO Skills Inner Rage

    Next use Unnerving Bone Yard (applies Major Fracture and Major Breach)
    ESO Skills Unnerving Boneyard

This build offers a lot of debuffing, helping out the healer and DPS and is great for self-sustain.

  • Self-Sustain:
    Beckoning Armour > Silver Leash
    ESO Skills Beckoning Armor > ESO Skills Silver Leash

    *With Beckoning Armour, any enemy that attacks you will be pulled in. It increases spell and physical resistance. (Use in combination with Silver Leash to save Stam)

*PRO TANK TIP: My favorite Necromancer skill is the OP “Necro Res,” aka: Renewing Animation
ESO Skills Renewing Animation

In general, the tank is the last to rez. However, there will be times when you’ll be the last one alive if you’re close enough (and aim properly) this Ult allows you to res up to 3 people in your party. Arguably the most EPIC Ult in the game.


PASSIVES

  • CLASS
    • All passives
  • WEAPON
    • 1 H + S: All Passives
    • Staff: All Passives
  • ARMOR
    • Heavy Armor: All Passives
  • WORLD
    • None
  • Racial: All Passives
  • Alchemy: Medicinal Use

CHAMPION POINTS

  • THE RITUAL
  • THE ATRONACH
  • THE APPRENTICE
    • Blessed: 100
    • Elemental Expert: 70
    • Elf Born: 100
  • THE TOWER
    • Bashing Focus: 2
    • Sprinter: 33
    • Warlord: 56
  • THE SHADOW
    • Shadow Ward: 72
    • Tumbling: 51
  • THE LOVER
    • Arcanist: 56
  • THE STEED
    • Ironclad: 81
  • THE LADY
    • Elemental Defender: 49
    • Hardy: 43
    • Thick Skinned: 81
  • THE LORD
    • Heavy Armor Focus: 16