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2-05-2011 @ 6:31PM
Most of the time I tank but I do have a mage I am gearing up so I can go command in just my skirt...errr...robe and flash Deathwing as he is about to incinerate the tank.AS the tank, I ask, please, please if a mob spawns halfway across the room don't haul out your nukes before I get a shot or two in. If I am up to my neck in trash and you choose to wack the mob that just spawned or the hunter backed into, give me a chance. I can't haul the whole pile along in a big conga line so I need to rely on my taunt. That taunt only sets me to the top of the threat table. If you nuke it and procs go off it will turn around and try to give you a big fat kiss.Just cause I target a mob doesn't mean KILL IT!!!!!!!! Warrior tanks have to tab target like madmen sometimes. If there is a skull, pretend it is a warlock skull and smash it. As a mage, your threat meter is your friend your lover and will not lie to you like Recount will. Set it up for an aural warning and make sure the threat level that it goves off is consistent with your gear. Remember that if the boss or mobs are moving around during the fight and come within melee range of you, the amount of threat you need to exceed the tanks threat and pull agro goes from 130% to 110%. My threat meter as a dps warrior, boomkin and mage all make a kind of Star Wars lightsabre sound. What would be really good is Robot from Lost in Space screaming "DANGER WILL ROBINSON"Remember that 99% of the time standing in front of the boss is a very bad thing and anywhere near the tail of a dragon is going to hurt. Just cause the fury warrior or ret Pally runs in like that does not make it safe. They can take a hit, bounce off a wall and come back smiling. Mages will be a red smear on the floor.
2-06-2011 @ 2:05AM
"Just cause I target a mob doesn't mean KILL IT!!!!!!!! Warrior tanks have to tab target like madmen sometimes. If there is a skull, pretend it is a warlock skull and smash it. ":(I wish all tanks would put up marks. In the absence of marks, i rely on busting the tank's target. I don't have time to look over the situation to muse over which target i'm supposed to guess that is the real one (remember, i'm talking about no marks) because the stuff just drops dead, and i'd've done almost no DPS. So i just assist the tank. And sometimes that gets me in a bit of trouble.But that's pugs. I don't pugs heroics, at least, not yet.
2-06-2011 @ 3:07PM
"I can't haul the whole pile along in a big conga line..."OMG, thank you so much for this visual...almost put Coke thru my nose laughing. I will remember this every time our guild tanks are trying to pick up that extra mob as one of the mages are nuking it. We are working our way thru Ulduar hard modes and cheeves just for fun and I totally saw Pally tank from the last raid being followed by all the adds on Razorscale and all of them doing the Conga.
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