Dragonknight Suggested Builds for Imperial City

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Dragonknight builds that will perform well while soloing and leveling in Elder Scrolls Online. This guide will attempt to cover two popular weapon setups mixed which is proper for battling in Imperial City.. There is no “best” build in the Elder Scrolls Online since the game’s class system encourages flexibility and customization. As such, this build is a suggestion.

PvP and PvE builds for Dragonknights should both have a decent amount of survivability and ways to control enemies and control the flow of combat. Both melee and ranged options are important.

This build is also also meant to be a loose guide and should be customized to fit your individual needs and playstyle. Utility abilities, for example, are completely customizable.

Listed below are two example active skill sets for pure PvE and two for pure PvP. Each set will contain two different types of weapons for the sake of variety. The sky’s the limit when it comes to builds in ESO, so remember to use this to your advantage!

Passive skills will not be listed below. As a general rule of thumb, grab any class passives and weapon passives you can, then branch out to other passives that fit any builds you commonly use.

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PvE Tank/PvP Powerhouse: Sword/Shield and 2-Hander

This build will focus primarily on tanking PvE encounters but will be equipped to handle solo situations well and also function in PvP as an unstoppable defender. The build’s primary weapon set will be a sword and shield, but switching to a 2-hander will give the DK access to greater flexibility. While tanking, this build will excel at single target encounters where AoE isn’t needed yet maximum survivability and mitigation is.

Primary Weapon Set: Sword and shield
Secondary Weapon Set: Two-handed sword/mace/axe
Armor Type: Heavy

Suggested Attributes: A mixture of Stamina, Magicka and Health as needed for leveling, and pure Health for endgame.

Primary Weapon Set Active Abilities

Fiery Grip -> Empowering Chains (Dragonknight – Ardent Flame)
Puncture -> Ransack (One Hand and Shield)
Stonefist -> Stone Giant (Dragonknight – Earthen Heart)
Obsidian Shield -> Igneous Shield (Dragonknight – Earthen Heart)
Dragon Blood -> Coagulating Blood (Dragonknight – Draconic Power)

These are your primary tanking abilities and survivability cooldowns best used while equipping a sword and shield and taking heavy damage.

Magma Armor -> Corrosive Armor (Dragonknight – Earthen Heart)

Secondary Weapon Set Active Abilities

Searing Strike -> Burning Embers (Dragonknight – Ardent Flame)
Spiked Armor -> Armor (Dragonknight – Draconic Power)
Immovable -> Unstoppable (Heavy Armor)
Critical Charge -> Critical Rush (Two-Handed Weapon)
Dark Talons -> Burning Talons (Dragonknight – Draconic Power)

These are abilities that deal a little more damage and are more solo-oriented and PvP-oriented in nature. There are also a few cooldowns here. Using this set while tanking to deal a little more damage and establish threat also isn’t a bad idea.

Dragonknight Standard -> Standard of Might (Dragonknight – Ardent Flame)

Primary Passive Abilities:

Dragonknight – Ardent Flame
Kindling (II), Warmth (II), Searing Heat (II), World in Flame (II)

Dragonknight – Draconic Power
Iron Skin (II), Burning Heart (II), Elder Dragon (II), Scaled Armor (II)

Dragonknight – Earthen Heart
Eternal Mountain (II), Battle Roar (II), Mountain’s Blessing (II), Helping Hands (II)

Two Handed
Forceful (II), Heavy Weapons (II), Balance (II), Arcane Fighter (II), Battle Rush (II)

One Hand and Shield
Fortress (II), Sword and Board (II), Deflect Bolts (II), Battlefield Mobility (II)

Heavy Armor
Resolve (III), Constitution (II), Juggernaut (II), Bracing (II), Rapid Mending (II)

Other suggested options for Dragonknight builds include bow DPS builds, dual wield DPS builds, destruction staff DPS builds and restoration staff/dual wield healing builds. Remember you can mix and match two weapon sets in a build to either maximize one particular build or play more of a hybrid role in either PvP or PvE.

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Ranged PvP Dragonknight Nuker/Emergency Healer

This Dragonknight build makes use of two ranged options– the destruction staff and the restoration staff– to nuke down opponents, survive under pressure and support their teammates. It’s a bit of a non-standard build, but extremely viable for PvP and for most PvE situations as well.

Primary Weapon Set: Fire destruction staff
Secondary Weapon Set: Restoration staff

Armor Type: A mixture of heavy and light armor

Suggested Attributes: Health > Magicka > Stamina

Primary Weapon Set Active Abilities:

Searing Strike -> Unstable Flame (Dragonknight – Ardent Flame)
Destructive Touch -> Destructive Clench (Destruction Staff)
Stonefist -> Stone Giant (Dragonknight – Earthen Heart)
Reflective Scale -> Reflective Plate (Dragonknight – Draconic Power)
Dragon Blood -> Coagulated Blood (Dragonknight – Draconic Power)

Meteor -> Ice Comet (Mages Guild)

These is your damage weapon set. Use this to initiate combat, set up DoTs, apply crowd control and apply burst damage when it’s needed. It also has a couple of healing/damage reflection cooldwns.

Secondary Weapon Set Active Abilities:

Molten Weapons -> Igneous Weapons (Dragonknight – Earthen Heart)
Obsidian Shield -> Igneous Shield (Dragonknight – Earthen Heart)
Immovable -> Unstoppable (Heavy Armor)
Blessing of Protection -> Combat Prayer (Restoration Staff)
Entropy -> Degeneration (Mages Guild)

Magma Armor -> Magma Shell (Dragonknight – Earthen Heart)

Use this set when you need to throw out emergency heals to yourself or your group. You also have a few survivability cooldowns and damage reflection abilities. Additionally, you have one DoT ability you should throw out whenever you get a chance to do so.

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PvE Dragonknight Ranged/Melee Durable DPS

This build uses a two-handed weapon and a bow to be as flexible as possible for PvE encounters. It focuses on pure damage but also self-survivability. There will be fights when melee is not practical, and this is where the bow flexibility will shine. This build should also be able to off-tank in a pinch.

Primary Weapon Set: Two-handed weapon
Secondary Weapon Set: Bow

Armor Type: A mixture of heavy and medium (mostly heavy)

Suggested Attributes: Stamina > Health > Magicka

Primary Weapon Set Active Abilities:

Searing Strike -> Unstable Flame (Dragonknight – Ardent Flame)
Critical Charge -> Stampede (Two-Handed)
Spiked Armor -> Volatile Armor (Dragonknight – Draconic Power)
Dark Talons -> Burning Talons (Dragonknight – Draconic Power)
Dragon Blood -> Coagulating Blood (Dragonknight – Draconic Power)

Magma Armor -> Corrosive Armor (Dragonknight – Earthen Heart)

This is your melee set which you should use whenever it’s safe to dive into melee range. You have a combat initiator and a few mitigation/self-heal cooldowns as well.

Secondary Weapon Set Active Abilities:

Ash Cloud -> Cinder Storm (Dragonknight – Earthen Heart)
Reflective Scale -> Reflective Fire Scale (Dragonknight – Draconic Power)
Poison Arrow -> Venom Arrow (Bow)
Volley -> Scorched Earth (Bow)
Snipe -> Focused Aim (Bow)

Dragonknight Standard -> Standard of Might (Dragonknight – Ardent Flame)

Use this set whenever you need to stay at range. This set may also be best for AoEing packs of mobs.

Dragonknight Guide to PvP Build

The info below is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this manual. It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

The Jack of all Trades
This build eliminates the need to re-assign different skills to your hotkey bar. In other words, it include skills that will benefit your gameplay at any given point. This build requires the Dunmer race to have a high resistance to fire because fire is the most common damage type in both PvE and PvP settings. This race also boosts your fire damage and increases DPS on fire-based attacks. Examples of fire attacks include banner, flame whip, impulse, and searing strike. All of these moves are practical for PvP and reinforces the need for this damage buff. The general consensus is that a Dragonknight’s most effective move for dealing damage to other players is the fire ballistae.

First, put 49 points into Health. You can regain stamina and health by using potions that increase spell crit, restore both stamina and health. You can use most enchants until you get one of the rarer VR enchants; enchants don’t matter too much. Equip two dominion rings in your jewelry slots. These rings along with the Destroy Staff give you an added 10 percent in spell crit bonus. Other passive abilities include a 70 point increase in health.

Cost Reduction vs. Magicka Regeneration
Cost reduction is generally more useful than magicka regeneration. This is because you can regenerate magicka through eating food. Furthermore, most fights do not last long enough for you to benefit from regenerating magicka. That is, in most cases you will cast your spells and not have enough time to regenerate mana. Thus, it is better for you to have some extra casts through cost reduction instead of gaining more casts through regeneration.

The Dominion Heavy Armor gives you various bonuses depending on how many pieces you wear. This armor gives you 160 health at three pieces, 5 percent damage reduction from other players at four pieces, and a 20 percent reduction from siege and player AoE damage.

Shield Charge allows you to prevent others from damaging you and your group. It interrupts their positioning which indirectly leads to less damage on your group. Caltrops, despite having a big cost in stamina, coupled with Choking Talons make it easy to set up on choke points and allows any impulsers on your team to deal extra damage. Flame Whip works with the boost in fire damage discussed earlier. The Dragonknight’s Ultimate guide, Werewolf Transformation, is useful for its passive abilities and not its active.

The info above is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this walkthrough . It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

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Elder Scrolls Online Dragonknight Guide Comparison


It isn’t hard to find a guide to the Elder Scrolls Online but it can be hard to find one that’s of high quality and meets all the necessary requirements for gamer of all levels. Of course it does not only need to be well written, concise, and complete, but it also needs to be the right price for its quality level. Instead of searching the internet for hours, slogging through the muck and the mire of the wannabe guides that just touch the basic of the game, we’ve selected some of the better guides available for the Elder Scrolls Online Dragonknight class to save you the trouble. Each of these guides has its own merits, making some of them more suitable for you depending on exactly what you’re looking for. This list will break down how detailed they are, what strategies they include, if they’re up to date, and if they’re worth the price.

The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Online Dragonknight Guide

elder svrolls online dragonknight guideFor $29.99, this unofficial elder scrolls online dragonknight guide is available for instant download and includes all future updates (users will get a notification when there’s an update). The writers of this guide promise players the ability to get your Dragonknight level 50 in just 7 days or less. The guide has a class specific breakdown that’s easy to learn with step-by-step layout and skill rotations to defeat an enemy smoothly.

Given in the guide is also the Dragonknight build proven by advanced gamers for players who aren’t well versed in builds. Later on, you can strategize your own builds and become a more independent player. As soon as you turn the game on, the guide helps you develop and hone your skills and shows you where to find the gear to help you succeed in the game.

This unofficial manual is fairly newbie friendly since it’s step by step but it does have some perks if you’re more seasoned. It helps you whatever your goal is and builds an easy to follow framework for those who want to go past level 50.


bundle-medThis elder scrolls online guide is written by an Elder Scrolls player who wants a guide that knows the ins and outs of the game and gives sound strategies for players. The writer wants to remain true to the game’s spirit and has left some parts of the game open ended with various combinations to suit each individual player. The guide shows areas where players can explore further while still providing you with a rock solid foundation that allows for completely personalized character and gaming experience.

If players follow the guide’s strategies, they can reach level 50 in about a week’s time, making this good for beginners. However, the open ended aspect in some places of this guide may make this overwhelming or distracting to new players who just want a streamlined “here’s how to get from A to B” guide. It does detail a good portion of what not to do’s (including avoiding “illegal” mistakes that will get you banned) so if you’re a newbie, this guide can be very good in keeping you in line with the Elder Scrolls etiquette.

The guide is kept up to date so every time there is a game up date, you’re just a short download away from having a completely updated guide. With a 60 day money back guarantee, this guide is worth the purchase price.


eso-mastery-guides-220x220This eso mastery guides are a safe bet for newbie players as it provides a free beginner’s guide. The beginner’s guide has helpful tips for newbies to build new skills upon so they have a better chance at becoming more independent and being able to strategize as they progress in the game.

Containing in the guide is a leveling path to level 50 that’s laid out for easy following. Some maps and walk-throughs of each are included for dungeon quests and there are locations of valuable items (like Skyshards and Mundus Stones).

The strongest part of the guide is maps and routes to find and obtain various crafting materials and to help you find bonus crafting stations. The weak point if this guide is quite expensive. The total guide set could cost up for more than $200.

Final Verdict

All of these guides have their selling points and while they all cover the basics, each one of them focuses on one area more than the other. When you’re looking for a guide, play the game for a while and decide what you want most out of the game. Is it becoming a craftsman or merchant? Is it reaching level 50 as fast as possible? Or is it going through the game with just the basics to help you dive more deeply into the innards of this game? Knowing what your end goal is will help you decide which guide is the wisest to invest in. It doesn’t matter your gaming level; newbie or seasoned pro, each of these guides will be beneficial in their own way to anyone who decides to buy them. Don’t go for titles like “#1” or “the best”; instead focus on what you want and find a guide that will fit that and your budget. Happy Gaming!

Killer Guides: A Must-Have Elder Scrolls Online Dragonknight Guide

Even though I’ve been dabbling in Dragonknights for quite a while now, I’m always on the look out for better builds, easier leveling and improved PvP tactics. When I heard about Killer Guides coming out with an Elder Scrolls Online Dragonknight guide, I actually pre-ordered the guide (yes, they had a pre-order for it!). Below I’m describing my impressions of it after I received the actual guide.


Since KillerGuides only focuses on MMOs, I knew that I am getting specialized guide that is written by a group of dedicated professionals who know this game genre very well. Since I have been following Elder Scrolls Online non-stop since the first Beta was released (and especially any DK developments), I always considered myself reasonably knowledgeable about the game. This said, it came as a bit of a surprise, that the book, challenged several ideas I had about how to handle the class in PvE and PvP. Which I consider a very good thing – it would have been of much less use if it only confirmed what I already knew.

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With the help of KillerGuides’ Elder Scrolls Online Dragonknight Guide, I was surprisingly able to implement a noticeable boost in leveling. Without the guide, it would have taken me at least twice as long to reach the next level. After some hesitation, I fully implemented the provided tactics and followed their laid out leveling path and it definitely seems to pay off. This guide taught me how to utilize the Dragonknight’s most effective moves and spells so I was able to rapidly defeat my enemies one after another. I’ve played every MMO and used almost every guides on the market today. But this guide easily has one of the most detailed sections on Leveling I have read so far.


Sometimes I find myself worried if I am choosing the right skills for my Dragonknight. If I start down the wrong path on a skill tree, I might regret my choices later on. The guide takes the guess work out of this. KillerGuides took me through the entire skill line piece by piece. They cover all the advanced knowledge that helped me maximize the effectiveness of my skill rotations. This guide also outlines the positives and negatives of each skill, so I could decide which ones are the best for my playing style.

Pro Builds

Even though I’ve spent a significant amount of time in other MMOs, every game is different. It always takes some time to get used to a new game no matter how experienced you are. But with the powerful build provided in the guide, I felt familiarizing yourself with the game and this specific class was a lot faster.

Some of the information was common knowledge, but it would really help newbie players that want to build their Dragonknight to match the pros. The KillerGuides’ Elder Scrolls Online Dragonknight Guide has a number of suggestions on character builds that other professionals would tend to use.


Player vs. Player combat (PvP) is another main reason I play the Elder Scrolls Online . I love fighting NPCs, but there is nothing like cutting down another person’s character. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw that they have an entire section dedicated to mastering PvP in this guide. Unfortunately they don’t reveal character names, but I’d be really curious to see who the author is in-game. Because from what I can tell, he must be one of the top ranked DKs (or very, very familiar with them). It’s a solid guide that lays out the fundamentals of the class in PvP before diving well into the details, showing you the little nifty tricks that you can pull on 1-on-1s and how you can even do better in a mindless zerg (where you’d think individual tactics wouldn’t matter much)..

Endgame Gear

Elder Scrolls Online gives you access to sweet endgame gear that is only unlocked once you reach max level. The game really starts to get fun once all that gear opens up. Whether I use my Dragonknight for PvP, PvE, or soloing, this guide showed me how to find and utilize the most powerful endgame weapons, armor, and items in the entire Elder Scrolls Online world.

Is This Guide Worth The Money?

To make it short: This guide is one of the best deals out there. Once I saw the results, and after my Dragonknight reached max level in only a week, I became convinced that the ESO Guide is among the best deals available to ESO gamers. Especially since all future updates will be available without any cost. I am looking forward to receive the next free update already! You can get your own a copy of the guide here.


Elder Scrolls Online Class Overview

The info below is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this manual. It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

One of the most crucial decisions you have to make when you are creating a character to use in the Elder Scrolls Online is choosing which class to play. This is important not only for your enjoyment of the game but also because as an MMO game, it will have an impact on your usefulness to other players.

While Elder Scrolls Online is not as strict as other MMOs in the same genre when it comes to weapon and armor selection, your freedom to select gear makes the special abilities of each class doubly important. Your future development as a player will be determined by your initial choice of which class to play. You may find yourself locked out of certain skill trees based on your decision.

The four classes to choose from are:

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The classes are just about evenly distributed in popularity, and there is a lot to like about each one. Templar is the most popular by a narrow margin and the Dragon Knight lags behind the others in terms of popularity. Which you choose will be heavily influences by the way you play the game.

Dragon Knight

You should play the Dragon Knight if you are looking for a tank. Tanking is a time-honored gaming tradition where one player runs forward to challenge opponents in melee combat while other characters perform actions from afar that do much more damage. The skill lines of the Dragon Knight lend itself well to this. Its Draconic Power skill line is basically tanking at a push of a button, making them very effective in melee combat. The Earthen Heart abilities will allow your Dragonknight to soak up a lot of damage, making this class the ideal tank.


While tanking has its place in the game, it is not the only way to play. The closest that you are going to get to a buffer/debuffer in Elder Scrolls Online is the Sorcerer. Buffing and debuffing is a style of play where you make yourself or your allies more effective while your enemies are stripped of their effectiveness. Mage and Sorcerer types in MMOs are often like glass cannons that can deal a lot of damage but are very fragile, but the Sorcerer does not fall in that category. While your Storm Calling ability will deal massive damage, the Sorcerer also is very adept at self-buffing to match the requirements of close combat. They also have some buffs that can add to the effectiveness of your allies. They are an exceptional debuffer, with their Dark Magic abilities cursing your enemies to mediocrity. In addition, Sorcerers can spam your opponents with summoned monsters who can tank for them while they are working their sabotage on enemy attributes.


The Templar is best used in a support position, as they have a vast array of skills that make them equally suited to keeping other classes on their feet. They are the only class that can heal, and this is an essential skill in the course of Elder Scrolls Online battles. Healing damage of your designated tank can make him basically immortal for as long as your spells hold out. This crucial role is what makes the Templar the most popular character choice.


The Nightblade is a wild-card type of character that can make a big impact on the success or failure of a battle. However, they are not well suited to tanking and not as valuable in support as Templars or Sorcerers. Where the Nightblade really excels is in sneaking around and attacking your enemies with lethal force. They may be weak and difficult to play at low levels but at high levels, their Assassination skills make them a must-have for any group. They are basically a character that can jump out of the shadows, tip the scale in a party’s favor, and disappear back in the darkness.

ESO Class Overview

No matter which character class you choose, be careful to balance their abilities. Maxing out a particular skill or attribute may look good on paper but will have consequences down the line and lock you out of some of the most useful skills in the game.

The info above is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this walkthrough . It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

Elder Scrolls Online Dragonknight Class Guide in Group Gameplay

The info below is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this manual. It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

Dragonknights are well known to be one of the most powerful warriors here at Elder Scrolls Online. Although the solo gameplay of these warrior types can be fierce, Dragonknights can also be played well in a group. The Dragonknight class can be specially trained for a group or solo gameplay. To build your character to be fit for group gameplay, however, you must consider the race, the skill tree, and some gameplay strategies.

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Health restoration and regeneration are important for your character when playing for group mode; you would be needed to increase your teammates’ strength and defenses without worrying too much on health. The suggested races for tanking build would be Nord, Khajiit, and Orc. They all have Robust for one of their natural race abilities. This specific ability allows them to regenerate their health by 5% while in combat.

The recommended eso dragonknight skill tree to follow would be the Earthen Heart. Many of the attacks may be long range, but you are also allowed to somehow disable and slow down your enemies. That way, you and your allies, especially the elder scrolls nightblade, would be able to work together as a team and take every single one of the enemies down.

The Stonefist and Molten Weapons skills under the Earthen Heart skill tree will both play important roles in gameplay strategy. Since Stonefist not only damages but also knocks out an enemy for a couple of seconds, you can use this attack on multiple enemies and give your teammates a chance to finish these enemies off. The Molten Weapons skill would be best used right before and throughout the entire battle. Using this and Stonefist in a group in this special manner is sure to help you and your team grow.

Another skill to unlock after Molten Weapon is Obsidian Shield. This skill should be used in the same way as the Molten Weapon skill. The final two attacks you can unlock are the Petrify and Ash Cloud skills. These are the two skills will that disable your enemies. It could probably depend on your enemy, but using these two skills interchangeably in some sort of pattern can also count for a good eso dragonknight guide. For example, you could use the Petrify skill first and use Stonefist on most if not all of the enemies. The enemies your teammates have not finished off that are fit to attack again can get hit by your Ash Cloud attack.

The info above is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this walkthrough . It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.


Guide to Play ESO Dragonknight Solo

The info below is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this manual. It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

The Dragonknight class in The Elder Scrolls Online will be one of the strongest solo classes in the game. It might even be the strongest solo class in the game. This is due to the combined killing power, AoE potential and survivability powers of the class. Dragonknights will be able to swap between two weapons during combat which will help them when it comes to choosing how to initiate combat and how to survive when under pressure.gameplay eso

To play the Dragonknight solo, you will want to choose a build that provides plenty of killing power but also a strong dose of survivability, crowd control and/or self-heals. This class has a particularly easy time with choosing a build that suits this combination since each skill line focuses on one of those elements. The Ardent Flame skill line is suited for straight DPS but also does a large amount of AoE DPS. This makes it extremely useful for soloing. There will be many situations where you’ll want to kill more than one enemy at a time.

The Draconic Power skill line is the tanking skill line, but for Dragonknights who are pure soloers, you may wish to take advantage of some of the tanking active abilities and passive abilities while solo. Many do not require the use of a shield. There are even a few self-heals in this tree. The final tree, the Earthen Heart skill tree, gives Dragonknights some interesting options for crowd control, survivability and group buffs that might be useful.

Auriels BowAs far as choosing which abilities to use while solo, you will want to focus largely on DPS abilities from Ardent Flame and mix in a few others that compliment those well. You may wish to use a sword/shield for your secondary weapon set in order to have a setup that can survive well under pressure or you may wish to equip a secondary DPS weapon along with some crowd control abilities for when the going gets tough for your better eso leveling experience. Either way, you will want to focus on DPS but also have ways in which to avoid combat or survive a beating from multiple groups of mobs.

It may also be a good idea to equip a bow or staff to utilize some ranged abilities. Ranged abilities often help speed up combat while solo due to the fact that many mobs do harmful AoE abilities that can be difficult to soak while in melee range. It’s also easier to tag mobs as ranged.

The info above is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this walkthrough . It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

The Tanking Dragonknight Build

The info below is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this manual. It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

Tanking Dragonknights will want to focus on holding the attention of enemies faced in The Elder Scrolls Online as well as reduce the amount of damage they take through mitigation and avoidance. The Dragonknight skill line most suited for tanking is the Draconic Power skill line. This is where the majority of your skill points should be located.


Draconic Power Skill Line:

For active skills, you will most likely want to slot Spike Armor, Inhale and Dragon Blood. These provide you with mitigation tools as well as self-heals and ways to deal reflective damage. Dark Talons and Reflective Scales are more optional, but still viable.

For passives you will want Iron Skin, Burning Heart, Elder Dragon and Scaled Armor. All of these are extremely valuable for tanking. The Draconic Power Ultimate is an AoE leap ability that is worth taking.

Ardent Flame Skill Line:

While the Ardent Flame skill line is primarily focused on DPS, there are some nice active options here for tanks. Fiery Reach is useful for pulling casters to you. Fiery Breath and Searing Strike are solid DPS options if you’re looking to provide more damage. The passives in this skill line are entirely optional.

Earthen Heart Skill Line:

The Earthen Heart skill line is more focused on support abilities which makes the majority of them optional, but there are a few worth making note of. Obsidian Shield is a powerful active ability that works as an absorption shield for yourself and your group which is a perfect skill when you match up with the powerful cc class eso sorcerer. Ash Cloud is also useful as it will lessen the amount of damage you take.

The Earthen Heart Ultimate is very good for tanks as it limits the amount of incoming damage and deals a fire-based DoT to enemies around you. It may be worth using instead of the Draconic Power Ultimate.

Weapon Skill Lines:

The one-handed weapon and shield skill line will have the majority of skills you want as a tank. Puncture is your taunt ability. Low Slash helps mitigate damage. Defense Posture will come in very handy. Shield Charge is a charge ability that may be useful.

For passives, Fortress, Sword and Board, Deflect Bolts and Battlefield Mobility are all extremely useful.

Other weapon skill line combinations may include the two-handed line or the dual wield line. You can swap to these weapons during moments of low damage or when first starting a fight to quickly build threat.

The info above is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this walkthrough . It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

Recommended Skill Build for DPS Elder Scrolls Online Dragonknight

The info below is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this eso guide . It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

All classes will have an immense amount of freedom in The Elder Scrolls Online. The Dragonknight is no exception(Look at how class system work in the ESO here). There are a few standout skills that DPS Dragonknights should consider taking. With these skills, you will be able to maximize your damage.

The first set of recommended skills will be separated into the three Dragonknight skill lines: Earthen Heart, Draconic Power and Ardent Flame.

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Ardent Flame Skill Line:

As the DPS skill line, most of your points will be from this tree. The tree provides a great deal of fire damage-over-time abilities and area-of-effect abilities.

Searing Strike and Inferno are key active abilities for the build. Lava Whip, Fiery Breath and Fiery Reach are more optional, but solid for soloing or AoEing. Kindling and Searing Heat are two passives skills you should have. Warmth is optional. World in Flames is limited to AoE damage. This skill line’s Ultimate– Dragonknight Standard– is the Ultimate you want to use.

Draconic Power Skill Line:

If you don’t plan to tank at all, you will find that most of this tree is completely optional. Dark Talons provides a nice CC while Dragon Blood is an excellent self-heal. If you don’t need either ability or already has the eso templar to heal you, you can skip them. The passives in this tree are not important for DPSers.

Earthen Heart Skill Line:

This skill line is for support, and as such, there are a few optional skills to consider. None of these are necessary for dealing more damage. Stonefist is decent if you feel the need for a knockback effect. Obsidian Shield and Ash Cloud are decent for helping supporting your group and yourself. Petrify is a very good CC. Out of the passive abilities for this tree, Deep Breaths has a decent use since it provides additional power for your Ultimate ability.

Weapon Skill Lines:

The rest of your DPS abilities and passives will be found within the weapon skill lines. Both the two-handed weapon line and the dual wielding line provide nice bonuses for the Dragonknight guide. The active skills you should take from two-handed weapons include Critical Charge, Reverse Slash and Momentum. For passives, Forceful, Heavy Weapons, Balance and Rattle Rush are all excellent.

When duel wielding, you want to use Twin Slashes and Flurry. Whirlwind is good if there is a lot of AoE. Slaughter, Duel Wield Expert, Controlled Fury and Twin Blade and Blunt are all excellent passives abilities.

The info above is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this walkthrough . It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

Race for the ESO DragonKnight Tanking/DPS

The info below is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this eso guide . It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.

Each race in The Elder Scrolls Online will have racial passive bonuses, Ultimate abilities and EXP bonuses that may be important when creating your character. While we don’t know every bonus of each of the races yet, we do know the bonuses for four of the races. The bonuses themselves are quite varied and not necessarily groundbreaking, but when maximizing your dragonknight abilities, any bit often helps.

Note: The Elder Scrolls Online is still in beta, the below racial bonus information is subject to change.

If you are planning to create a Dragonknight, the following races have these bonuses that will help out a Dragonknight the most:



Robust (Passive): Increased health regeneration during battle.
Carnage (Passive): Increased critical rating for melee attacks by 10 and damage done by successful critical hits by 5%.



Argonian Resistance (Passive): +26 to poison and disease resist.
Quick to Mend (Passive): Increased incoming heals from all sources.
Histskin (Ultimate): Increased Health regeneration for a short period.



Battle Cry (Ultimate): Battle shout that inspires you and your allies, increasing damage dealt.
Two-Handed Weapon Expertise (Passive): Increases skill EXP for this skill line.
Robust (Passive): Increased health regeneration during battle.
Resist Frost (Passive): Increased resistance to cold damage.
Rugged (Passive): Increased natural Armor rating.

Dark Elf

dark elf

Ancestral Guardian (Ultimate): Allows the Dark Elf to summon a guardian shade that will protect him/her for a limited time.
Ambidexterity (Passive): Increased skill EXP for the dual wield skill line.
Dynamic (Passive): Increased maximum Magicka and Stamina.
Resist Flame: Increased resistance to Fire damage.

As you can see, the Khajiit and Dark Elf bonuses apply more toward DPS Dragonknights. The Dark Elf bonuses, especially, are geared toward dual wielding. The Nord and Argonian bonuses are geared more toward tanking Dragonknights. The Nord bonuses are especially solid for Dragonknights who choose to use a two-handed sword.

As recommended in elderscrollslevelingguide.com, when it comes to choosing the best race for a Dragonknight who wishes to pursue tanking for their leveling in teso, based on this information alone, it looks like the Argonian bonuses or Nord bonuses may come out on top. The extra bonus to healing received as an Argonian may be extremely important when it comes to endgame, but the increased armor rating of a Nord may easily make up for it.

For DPS Dragoknights, it will depend on the type of weapon you want to specialize in. For two-handed DK, Nord is still extremely strong. For dual-wielders, both Khajiit and Dark Elf have some nice bonuses. The Carnage bonus for Khajiit may be extremely powerful.

The info above is a bit out of date as it refers to the beta. If you happen to be looking for an up-to-date reference for your Dragonknight, I suggest this walkthrough . It includes some killer advice on leveling up, builds, skill rotation, and gold farming.