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Beginner Tank Build – Chaos/Hammer

Build created by Ciritty
Posted by Ciritty on January 22, 2014
Last updated by Vikestart on October 12, 2015
  • Abilities
  • Gear
  • Effectiveness
TypeDungeon Tank Build
WeaponChaos MagicWeaponHammer
AP Cost79
AP CostQL 3 Uncommon
  • AbilityEscalation
  • AbilityCall for Eris
  • AbilityHaymaker
  • AbilityIllusion
  • AbilityStonewalled
  • AbilityParadox
  • AbilityDomino Effect
  • AbilityAgitator
  • AbilityIntensity
  • AbilityMaster of Illusions
  • AbilityChaos Adept
  • AbilityStone Cold
  • AbilityParadigm Shift
  • AbilityCool, Calm & Collected
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Gear Stats
You'll want some health and attack rating, don't take any heal rating at all. Your choices will be limited initially, aim for as much block rating as you can, some penetration rating will also come in handy.

The Polaris

Hell Raised

The Darkness War

Hell Fallen

The Ankh

The Facility

Hell Eternal

The Slaughterhouse

The Penthouse

The Manufactory

Manufactory Breached



New York

Agartha Defiled



El Dorado







A beginner tanking build, this will work fine in normal mode dungeons and elite mode dungeons but can be made a lot better as you obtain Ability Points. Recommended to personalize and improve the build before heading into nightmare mode dungeons. More Tanking information can be found in this elaborate pink tanking guide!


This build will work for dungeons, this assumes that you have a healer and preferably 3 dps backing you up.

You as a tank apply exposed, which will make dungeons 30% faster!

Try to spread your defensive cooldowns out a bit, your aim is to maintain hate and to keep yourself from dying for now.

You can use Domino Effect to impair special abilities such as Charged Hack.

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