The Serpent

Witchmother's Potent Brew
Essence of Health

Introduction (Update 32, Deadlands)

This build is NOT recommended to take to Veteran Trials.

Winter's March is intended as a full on double Ice Staff wielding tank build intent on using the Tri-Focus Destruction staff passive of using Magicka instead of Stamina to Block.

As such compared to more orthodox setups, the foods/stats and of course playstyle will be very different on this build. However the differences in sustain and mitigation will be made up for by both the playstyle and the stats offered by the build that should cover even the worst possible mistakes.

The build is intended to be as simple as possible while stacking as many unique mitigation modifiers while also being able to keep up very high uptimes of Minor Brittle, something that will help your 4 man groups get to the Critical Damage cap in a non-Trial setting.

For a beginner's guide to tanking in The Elder Scrolls Online, you can refer to this guide.

Recommended Races for this build are Imperial, Nord, Argonian and Breton. For race recommendations you can refer to this video. Note that the Attribute allocation may differ depending on your race. For the purpose of the build showcase, we used Imperial.

Recommended potion for this build is an Essence of Health (tri-stat).

Recommended food for this build is Witchmother's Potent Brew.

Recommended Mundus Stone is The Serpent.

For gameplay and the video showcasing this build, refer to the video above.