Bastian Hallix Companion Tank Build

by Hack The Minotaur

The GUARDIAN DRAKE is a strong option for Bastian Hallix as a Tank. Bastian is one of the new Companions available to ESO players starting in the Blackwood Chapter. The theme of this build is focused around Self-Healing and Survival, allowing Bastian to keep himself alive against many tough opponents and even bosses with very little help from others.

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Companion Gear

Companion Gear pieces are Rarely Dropped from enemies in ESO, with a greater drop chance from bosses in Overland Zones, Dungeons and Trials. Companion Gear will only drop for you if your Companion is summoned. Companion Gear is also tradable and can be sold by other players. Merchants in major cities also sell basic Companion Gear, but without any traits.

For more information on the best places to farm Companion Gear, make sure to check out the Companion Gear Guide linked below.

Gear Set Up

Weapon/Armor Trait Weight
One Hand And Shield Bolstered NA
Head Quickened Heavy
Shoulder Quickened Heavy
Chest Quickened Heavy
Waist Quickened Heavy
Gloves Quickened Heavy
Legs Quickened Heavy
Feet Quickened Heavy
Necklace Bolstered NA
Ring 1 Bolstered NA
Ring 2 Bolstered NA

Trait Explanation

Bolstered - Reduces Companion Damage Taken per piece equipped.

Quickened - Reduces Companion Ability Cooldowns per piece equipped.

Alternate Traits

These traits will also be beneficial for this build.

Vigorous - Increases Companion Maximum Health per piece equipped.

Companion Skill Bar

Companions utilize a “Priority and Cooldown” system for combat. This works by giving every companion ability a cooldown of several seconds. Companions then can cast each ability as it comes off cooldown according to the skill order assigned on the companion skill bar. The Companion will attempt to cast each skill in order from the first ability to the last, then reset once all the cooldowns have expired.

Additional Skills

The skills below may also be helpful in other situations such as trash pulls.

Companion Passives

Increases Max Health by 3% and damage done by 3%.
Increases healing received by 1% for each piece of Heavy Armor equipped. Current bonus: 7%. Increases the amount of damage blocked by 1% for each piece of Heavy Armor equipped. Current bonus: 7%.

Build Tips

The Guardian Drake build is focused around sustaining Bastian’s Health through tough encounters against hard-hitting bosses. With this build, Bastian is capable of keeping himself healed through most of a fight, but some additional healing with ensure his survival for even longer. A good option for this would be Echoing Vigor if you play a Stamina Build or any class heal if you play a Magicka Build.

See this build in action by watching the video below!


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