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02.03.2014 , 03:45 AM | #27
Distributed tanking can be a valid strategy if you're playing with friends and know that everyone in the group is up to the task. I'd never do it in a PUG. Tanks have way more mitigation and can easily take two or three mobs for the same damage as a DPS. Not to mention defensive cooldowns which allow them to take even more mobs.

In some games sharing the damage works better than in others. SW:TOR has quite limited area healing abilities. By contrast, Anarchy Online has spammable group heals and longer HoTs, which means that a healer can get 3-4x more HPS by healing the entire group than by healing a single person.