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02.19.2013 , 01:30 AM | #3
I have a level 50 guardian tank. Early on, since you don't have a ton of abilities for tanking, is to just be aware. I know that sounds simple, but your first instinct is going to be on damaging enemies, which isn't that important for you. Since you don't get an aoe taunt until level 28-ish, I would open with a force leap to the strongest then immediately taunt the 2nd strongest then go right back to building threat on the strongest. Also, remember to make use of freezing force and awe to slow down the mob if they break for the healer. Always glance at group members health and if they're taking a beating then put your guard on them before trying to pull enemies off of them. Don't be shy to tell groupmates how they should be attacking if they keep pulling on enemies that you don't have threat built up on yet. As far as your defensive cooldowns, don't be scared to use them when even remotely needed, fearing you may need them more down the line, except on boss fights saving them for specific phases. There's a lot more to it, this is just a good starter. As you level you'll learn through experience and be ready for the tough stuff at level 50. Good luck to you.