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12-17-2009 @ 4:52PM
@SnuzzleI tend to agree with you, but I have a little story from my random PUG experience last night that seems relevant to your point.I was in heroic GDK. The tank was a DK with 24k health. At first glance I figured I would just roll with it, and not talk about his health pool unless it became a problem. He made a few mistakes, and judging from his mix of blue and green gear, I don't think he was defense capped. I suppose it could have been the spiky nature of DK avoidance tanking, though.Still, if you're rocking www.wowhead.com/?item=43838 you might want to work on Seal of the Pantheon in regular HOL.By the end he was a little cocky (or at least that was my impression). On the last pull before the final boss, we came up the stairs and there were two trolls at the top -- both mounted on rhinos. Instead of going to the left or right and pulling them individually, he walked straight down the middle and pulled them both. I healed him through it, and the elemental shammy in the group acknowledged the "nice heals". However, I don't think the tank fully appreciated what had happened.If you're a new tank, I respect that. I don't want to discourage new tanks. My pally tank was new once, and I understand the discrimination that goes on when you're rocking 24-25k health. However, KNOW YOUR LIMITS. There's nothing worse than a tank thinking "I pulled those two mobs before the boss last time without any problems -- why do we keep wiping when I do it now?"TLDR; Good healing can create cocky tanks. Yes, you can tank with 24-25k health, but you should do it carefully.
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