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5-04-2009 @ 9:36AM
I, too, worried about my tanking performance slipping once I dual spec'd into DPS (which I didn't really want to do but YOU try getting into Vault when only 2/10 or 2/25 players are tanks =P). In an effort to combat this, I try to make sure I tank SOMETHING every other time I'm on. I do all my dailys in DPS gear as I'm still trying to learn timing and rotations. I try to do Vault as a tank, but I'll go as DPS vs. not going at all. I'm trying to do instances that I know like the back of my hand as DPS to sort of "wade slowly into the pool" vs. jumping into the deep end and going for Loken's uber axe in H HOL. Also when I do tank, I will try to notice what any melee DPS in the group are doing. Where are they positioned? Do they need to move at all during the fight and, if so, where are they moving to? How long are they waiting after I pull to join in so they don't pull aggro? I'll also whisper melee DPS in my group with specific questions if I have them and most are really cool about it.The bottom line is that I think this practice is keeping my tank skills sharp and really helping me learn my role as melee DPS.
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