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The Vampire Tank

 The Vampire Tank

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CVTurner's Vampire Tank

I like the self-sustain of this build that lets me do solo content. It is also good in dungeons with newer healers. Damage is reduced due to the Blooddrinker artifact ring, however this enables a lot of self-sustain.

Build Summary


  • Sword & Shield
  • Flail

Best for:

  • PVE
  • Solo and groups

Main Attributes:

  • Strength
  • Constitution

This includes things that prevent damage such as blocks, stuns, roots, staggers.

This includes things that strengthen the team and mitigate damage, such as healing, buffing and debuffing.

This is pretty self-explanatory and covers raw damage output, include damage over time.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Weapon Ability Trees

I use a lot of Rends and Weakens in my build to increase my damage and also reduce my enemies’ damage to me. For the Sword and Shield I use Whirling Blade, which inflicts a 15% Rend, and with a few enemies around you can have massive CDR (cooldown reduction). Shield Rush for the Weaken and Defender’s Resolve for the Taunt.

For the Flail I use Arcane Vortex, which grants a 10% empower, roots enemies, and also cleanses impairments on you along with a heal. I then pick up Trip for the Rend and Fortify. and lastly Warding Bludgeon for another Taunt.

Attribute distribution

50 Focus for +10% incoming healing, 350 Con for Max health and damage reduction while Grit is active, and rest in Strength for damage output. You can use whatever food is cheapest in my current setup I use Banana Parfait +48 Con, I usually run Carrot Cake as it is a split between Str and Con and relatively cheap for -8 attribute points. Also, atm I have some in Dex as my gear is not optimised yet.

Important perks


I have Hated on my sword to help with Threat, and Refreshing Move for CDR. Always take Carnelians in weapons as a tank.

I run Odo for my flail as it has a +5% base health heal on blocking.


I really like Enchanted Ward, Elemental Aversion, Health, and some Freedom as I built this set with solo content in mind.


I like to run Health, Divine, and then a Protection on my Amulet. Stamina Recovery is also a good filler.

For my Ring, I run the Blooddrinker artifact for Ghoul’s Harmony (+25% Lifesteal) and Leeching.

On my Earring, I like to run Refreshing Toast and Empowering Toast.

Build in action

My advice

All builds can be good, Play what you have fun doing 🙂

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