Thread: Tanking
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12.07.2012 , 04:22 PM | #8
Flashpoints and Heroics don't really require a tank at all.

Before about level 30, tanks aren't really tanks (lack of talents) and past that point, DPS get sturdier and healers get stronger healing abilities.

At 50, with geared players, there's no need for tanks whatsoever for any 4-man-and-under content. Well, it does come in handy to have one DPS able to flag as a tank in GF if you're trying to clear daily HM FP for BH comms, but that's as far as that goes.

Even relatively "squishy" DPS in full DPS gear, DPS spec, DPS stance, etc. do not take sufficient damage to make it impossible (or even tremendously difficult) to heal through any 4 man content currently implemented, up through and including HM LI.

And, as a matter of fact, it's so much faster to clear 4 man content by foregoing a tank entirely that the only reasons to take one are if PUGing, if everyone is going on ungeared fresh 50 alts, or if a tank needs a clear and doesn't have the gear/experience to play their AC as a DPS.