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8-16-2010 @ 8:27PM
As a tank leveling a healer, I find that 99% of tanks out there, at least in LFG, are blind to the idea that their healer's mana is *their* responsibility.Eg, it's not on the healer to spam chat with 'oom' or /oom when he gets low, it's the tank's job to watch the healer's mana, judge whether he has enough for the next pull or not, and stop or go depending on that. For a tank, your healer's mana = your health and > your rage (if have it).Paladin tanks are most likely to be the exception since they're used to watching mana, but there are plenty that chain pull regardless. Wars and Druids generally rush ahead looking only at their diminishing rage, and DKs are pretty clueless about that a number of other things.I do wish Rossi or another tank columnist would write an article on this issue - when tanking you should get in a habit of keeping one eye on your healer's mana, one eye your hp and what the boss is casting/doing, and one eye on big picture (adds, dps in fire/iceblock, etc.).
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