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1-22-2010 @ 8:10AM
Tank=keep people from getting hitDPS=don't die from what can't be tankedHeals=keep people aliveThat pretty much my experience with the three roles i have played, and actually I know it sounds strange, but my favorite thing to do while tanking is picking up the loose mobs. DPS and Healing, i like to go balls to the wall on dps but i have learned its better to not try to get a finishing move off while standing in fire, and healing well lets just say that you cant go balls to the wall when blood lust is on, you go oom very quick.
1-22-2010 @ 9:06AM
dont die from things that can't be tanked because you overagro'd
1-22-2010 @ 10:11AM
I think the main thing with playing a healer that I forget (and this happens across all my characters) is to watch my OWN health. As a tank, it's not my job (it is though, I've got cooldowns, but as a non-raid tank, it rarely matters), and as dps I'm situationally aware (don't stand in fire!) but otherwise barely watch my health. (Even as warlock, I lifetap sparringly now, I rarely run out of mana anyway.)But seriously, as a healer in dungeons, it's easy to get focused on healing the tank, and throwing heals at the other little bars, and forget that you take random damage also. Many times I've suddenly noticed being real low.(Not like the one beetle guy in OK, where the fucking worthless tank didn't get agro on anything but the boss and all teh adds were chewing on my little priest. I went oom healing myself in that fight, the tank barely taking any damage, and I was the only one that died. Quit group after loot with the comment "sorry, I didn't bring my tank set" but the asshat DK probably didn't notice or care.)
1-22-2010 @ 11:27AM
Wow what a wonderful example of the advantages of playing multiple classes. Elder Nadox has a feature that you would know about had you tanked the fight. When a guardian spawns she makes the boss and all the adds immune to damage and taunts. So the tank can do nothing about the adds until the guardian is dead. What you blamed on the tank was actually a dps problem. I always wondered why I got zerged on this fight as healer; rolled a tank alt and now I know.
1-22-2010 @ 12:43PM
Depending when they spawn, though, the tank can pick them up (if they are not immune when they spawn). They stay with who they have aggro on when they're immune.(I always stand on heals and spam Arcane Explosion when immunity is down if I see a tank miss this).
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