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3-03-2011 @ 6:42PM
I learned to tank in LK, first on my DK, then I respecced my paladin to prot and haven't gone back.Can't stress enough hotkeying the markers. I've got 1-6 as Skull, X, Shield, Star, Moon, Square. The benefit of having those hotkeys is that once Skull is dead you can very, very quickly mark a new skull or mark adds that managed to work their way into the fight.Another recommendation is to play zoomed out as far as is manageable for you. Because your job is focusing on the whole group of mobs rather than just the one that is dying first, you need to be able to see the entire battlefield. If one gets away from you, you'll see it a lot faster zoomed out than you would if the boss's crotch is filling up your screen.Go to a training dummy and practice your general rotation. Get it to the point that you don't have to think about it. That way, you can devote more attention to the battle as a whole, snap aggro changes, and taunts to make sure the squishy bombardiers in the back stay alive :)
3-03-2011 @ 7:28PM
It's difficult to get a good feel for a tanking "rotation" on a target dummy. Every tank gets (or at least has the opportunity to get) extra resources for successfully avoiding damage; some gain resources directly by taking damage. And warriors, in particular, have an ability that can only be used when you successfully avoid an attack. Get proficient at a dummy rotation, by all means, but be aware things will have a different flow in an actual dungeon.
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