In Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, players have complete freedom to create the build of their dreams. However, in certain areas, you can permanently get stronger should you decide to focus on those areas alone. In the case where you are unhappy with any of your choices, they can be undone for a certain amount of gold. In this Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem guide, we go over the best tank DPS build that you should use.

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Best Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem Tank DPS Build

As discussed in other build guides, what you should know is that there are three main departments for damage dealing in Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem – Melee, Ranged, and Magic. Since there is plenty of freedom, there are no set build types, so you can always mix and match. However, if you are looking to create a strictly tank DPS build, we can help you figure out the best skills and perks for it.

Keep in mind that builds go through the Gate of Fates; this is where to finalize your skills and perks. Gate of Fates is a new perk system used by the makers of Wolcen. The sprawling wheel of nodes is used to pair your favorite trees. Trees that handle damage are Soldier and Sentinel, so most of your points go to these two trees. You need special points to unlock new perks; each level-up gives you points to invest in your perks.

Best Perks To Get

Let’s first look at the Soldier tree, which is the foundation of your Wolcen Tank DPS build. You can go for perks like The Wild Card and Second Wind to pump up your Tanky character in Wolcen. Heavy bow and Capable are also great perks to have. Here’s the full list of the best perks for Tank DPS build for Lords of Mayhem.

Best Soldier Perks

Heavy Blows+20% melee weapon damage, +20% critical hit damage
Capable+25% maximum health, +3% Rage cost reduction, +3% Willpower cost reduction
Zealous Might+15% attack damage, +10% critical hit damage
Pain Resistance Program+15% to all resistance scores, +5% maximum health
The Wild Card50% critical hit chance
Second WindHP boost when below 30% health

Best Sentinel Perks

Next, we’ll look at the Sentinel tree, which is also the backbone of your Wolcen Tank DPS build.

Refined Technique+20% projectile damage, +20% melee weapon damage
Resilient+20% maximum health, +10% force shield
Chemically Empowered Metabolism+15% maximum health, +15% health regeneration
Precise Strikes+15% attack damage, +15% critical hit chance

Best Warmonger Perks

The next perk tree you should focus on is the Warmonger tree. Activate the Zealous Might node in the Soldier Perk tree to gain access to the Warmonger perks. Warmonger abilities are used to supplement your damage-dealing and help you take care of enemies faster.

Master of the Frontline+20% melee weapon damage, +5% attack damage
Whirlwind of Power+15% melee weapon damage
Unleashed Power+15% attack damage
Blood Rush+10% maximum health, +35% health regeneration
Blood ReaperConvert 30% of all physical damage to Rend Damage
Bestial FrenzyDamage increases based on the number of nearby enemies

Best Praetorian Perks

Once you have completed the Sentinel Tree, you will gain access to the Praetorian perk tree. The perk tree in question is used to boost your damage resistance and defensive stats for your Wolcen Tank DPS build.

Impervious Wall+10% to all resistances, +10% maximum health
Kingless Aegis+10% block chance, and allow any weapon to block
Iron Skin+15% to all resistances
Robust+15% maximum health

Best Skills To Get

To help you dish out loads of damage, we’re listing the best skills that will suit this play style. However, that being said, this does involve you getting a bit lucky, as the Enneracts that teach skills are dropped by enemies, so if you’re unlucky, keep playing till you eventually get it. Keeping in mind that it might take some time before all these skills are available to you. Skills are random drops in Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem.

SkillsDescription
Wings of IshmirThis will be your bread and butter to generate rage. It will also allow you to charge right into a massive horde of monsters.
Bleeding EdgeThis skill allows you to toss a whirling axe in a circle around you, and it can also be upgraded to have a stun effect. Use this when you get surrounded by monsters.
Bulwark of DawnSince you’ll be taking damage as well and will need healing to tank even more damage. This is where this skill comes into play. It is an area of the effect that will heal you as long as your standing in it.
Sovereign ShoutThis skill will buff your attack speed by 25%, and it generates Rage as well. The fast your attack speed, the more monsters you can kill quickly. So your ultimate combo at the end will be to Dive in with Wings of Ishmir, drop the Bulwark, and get to work with Bleeding Edge.

This is the best tank DPS build that we can recommend in Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem. To learn more, check out our Stasis Knight build and unique items farming guide.