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8-25-2011 @ 11:29PM
Phaelan - could also be a DPS fail. A good DPS knows when to deliberately rip threat to pull a mob off the healer. But yeah, a tank's priorities should be, in order: 1. Don't die. 2. Don't let your healer die. 3. Build threat. 4. Don't let a DPS player die. And yes, I've played all roles. If a DPS player dies before you have threat, well, that's their fault (not a major problem anymore, thankfully, but I can still pull threat on my arcane mage if I start a fight with 4 AB stacks). But as a mage, I can easily survive a few hits from an add if I have to, and I'll often peel one off the healer if the tank is busy. Frost Nova, Blink, Ice Block, then Invis and hope the tank has threat above the healer by then. It's not hard, and there's really no excuse for anyone to let the healer die unless the healer is standing in fire or runs away from the tank (on Ahune - ARGH that gave me the shits when I was tanking it).Snuzzle is right too. My first time tanking Stonecore (heroic, having never done normal - oops), the healer dropped group the moment I warned him. Took the third healer to have the guts to try it. As it turned out I didn't get past Ozruk, had to go learn the fight on normal first, but the group I ended up with were really good about it.
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