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1-14-2012 @ 6:13PM
One thing i've noticed about the difference between a great tank and a good tank is when a tank move a boss far away enough from a void zone that melee can get behind them. As a Rogue it's really noticeable and very annoying when i have to facestab so i don't die. While this might be a more"advanced" part of tanking it should be noted that tanks should attempt to try and position the boss so DPS can maximize DPS on the boss.
1-15-2012 @ 1:42AM
Having one of every role (mdps, heals, tank, rdps; learned in that order) has really helped me a lot in every other role. From playing my healer, i learned that my rdps should always run out of fire towards the healer, not away. Ditto what you said about tanks pulling things far enough out of fire for mdps to position themselves properly. I learned on my healer how my tank can utilize his cooldowns to not die and help the healer manage mana. And all sorts of other fun synergistic stuff.
1-15-2012 @ 7:44AM
This. I ran into this problem all this week running End Time, like on Echo of Bain. Tanks would pull him only to the edge of the island so my pet would be standing chest deep in lava. It's good to take on eery role, like Cy said :)Also thanks so much for this article! I look for stuff like this since healing and tanking intimidate me but I'd still like to try them. It's great to have a basic primer.
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