Table of Contents
- Armor Sets
- Passive Skills
- Champion Points
- Info (Attributes-Mundus-Race-Vampire/Werewolf)
- More Warden Builds
Protector is a Warden Tank PVE Build, that is using frost damage-based skills and effects to immobilize enemies, protect your group and assist with DPS.
Protector is basically a Warden Frost Tank PVE Build focusing on strong Crowd Control skills and appropriate Armor Sets. Abilities that immobilize targets and make the life of your group easier. A sturdy and fun Warden Tank PVE Build capable of tanking some of the hardest bosses in the game with ease.
If you are a new player, you can take a look at my Warden Beginner Guide.
If you are looking for a Solo PVE Build for Arenas like the Maelstrom Arena and Vateshran Hollows, take a look at my Stamina Warden Solo Build.
You can find more Builds in the Warden Builds page.
Nunatak: Frost damage based Set that deals damage and applies Major Brittle.
Frozen Watcher: A great Tanking Set that deals Frost Damage while blocking.
Systres’ Scowl: Boosts resources and adds extra frost damage to light attacks.
Tremorscale: Veteran Volenfell, Glirion the Redbeard
Encratis’s Behemoth: Veteran Black Drake Villa, Urgarlag Chief-Bane
Nunatak: Imperial City – Nunatak, Tel Var Merchant
Powerful Assault: Imperial City, Tel Var Vendor
Frozen Watcher: Depths of Malatar, Normal & Veteran mode
Systres’ Scowl: High Isle, Overland
This is a Tank setup for harder Group content.
|Hands||(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|Legs||(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin||Heavy||Infused||Multi-Effect ( Tri-Stat )|
|Chest||(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin||Heavy||Infused||Multi-Effect ( Tri-Stat )|
|Waist||(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|Feet||(Perfected)Claw of Yolnahkriin||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|One Handed Weapon||Powerful Assault||Sword||Infused||Weakening|
|Off-Hand||Powerful Assault||Shield||Sturdy||Max. Stamina|
A Tank setup focusing on frost damage based effects and Armor Sets.
|Hands||Frozen Watcher||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|Legs||Frozen Watcher||Heavy||Infused||Multi-Effect ( Tri-Stat )|
|Chest||Frozen Watcher||Heavy||Infused||Multi-Effect ( Tri-Stat )|
|Waist||Frozen Watcher||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|Feet||Frozen Watcher||Heavy||Sturdy||Max. Health|
|One Handed Weapon||Systres' Scowl||Sword||Infused||Weakening|
|Off-Hand||Systres' Scowl||Shield||Sturdy||Max. Stamina|
|Front Bar||Back Bar|
|Skill 1||Pierce Armor||Unstable Wall of Elements|
|Skill 2||Inner Rage||Frozen Device|
|Skill 3||Polar Wind||Bull Netch|
|Skill 4||Defensive Stance||Ice Fortress|
|Skill 5||Deceptive Predator||Razor Caltrops|
|Ultimate Skill||Aggressive Horn||Northern Storm|
Pierce Armor: Our main Taunt attack that also debuffs enemies.
Inner Rage: Our Taunt for enemies far away.
Polar Wind: Our emergency heal. Can also assist the group’s healer under pressure.
Defensive Stance: Essential skill for tanking. It gives us a shield, increases the amount of damage we can block and reduces the cost of blocking.
Deceptive Predator: Great defensive ability that reduces our damage taken from AOE attacks.
Aggressive Horn: Our main Ultimate. We use this mostly against strong enemies, Bosses, to buff our team.
Unstable Wall of Elements: We use this ability to deal damage and apply the Crusher debuff to our targets. It also works very well with Frozen Watcher, freezing already Chilled enemies and provides a shield to your group.
Frozen Device: Our main Crowd Control ability. Pulls enemies to you and applies Major Maim to them.
Bull Netch: Very important self-buff. Restores our Stamina but also boosts our Weapon and Spell Damage.
Ice Fortress: Great self and group buff that increases our resistances and reduces incoming damage.
Northern Storm: Our secondary Ultimate. It boosts damage but also deals good damage to enemies and reduces incoming damage.
You can try different combinations to find the right balance for you.
- All Passive Skills from your Class’ Lines
- All Passive Skills from Weapon Lines you are using
- Passive Skills from Armor Lines you are using
- Passive Abilities from Guild lines(Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, Psijic Order) that affect your skills/Build
- Fighters Guild Passives: Intimidating Presence, Slayer, Banish the Wicked, Skilled Tracker
- Undaunted Passives
- Your Racial Passives
- Medicinal Use Passive from Alchemy to boost the effectiveness of Potions
Slottable Stars: Unassailable, Bulwark, Reinforced, Last Stand
Passive: Eldritch Insight, Tireless Discipline, Piercing, Flawless Ritual, War Mage, Battle Mastery, Mighty, Quick Recovery, Hardy, Elemental Aegis, Preparation, Precision, Blessed
Slottable Stars: Rationer, Liquid Efficiency, Master Gatherer, Plentiful Harvest
Passive: Gilded Fingers, Fortune’s Favor, Wanderer, Steadfast Enchantment, Treasure Hunter(slottable, required for path)
Slottable Stars: Fortified, Strategic Reserve, Rejuvenation, Boundless Vitality
Passive: Sprinter, Hasty, Tireless Guardian, Fortification, Hero’s Vigor, Mystic Tenacity, Tumbling, Defiance, Nimble Protector, Savage Defense, Bashing Brutality
We are using Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch or Bewitched Sugar Skulls and crafted Tri-Stat Essence of Health.
22 points to Magicka, 8 to Health and 34 to Stamina
The Atronach for better Magicka Recovery.
Nord – Imperial – Orc – Argonian
Vampire or Werewolf
Neither is necessary.
Buff yourself with Bull Netch and Ice Fortress. Taunt your targets with Pierce Armor or Inner Rage and block their attacks. Pull enemies to you with your Frozen Device skill.
Use Unstable Wall of Elements to apply the Crusher debuff and reduce enemies’ resistances. Use Razor Caltrops to debuff enemies and trigger Powerful Assault. Activate Defensive Stance to provide yourself with a shield if you have to.
Use your Ultimates when ready and appropriately. Aggressive Horn to boost your group’s damage or Northern Storm to protect them.
Reapply your buffs, taunt and Crusher debuff when necessary.