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07.07.2014 , 07:52 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
Not sure I agree with this. My first character was a tank (Jedi Guardian), and I had never really tanked in any MMO before. IMO the companion system is GREAT training for tanking; get a companion put him/her/it into a DPS stance and keep the mobs on you instead of your companion. Just an alternative.
I agree 100%.

Leveling as a tank with a dps companion can encourage you to pay more attention to your surroundings (to see who is attacking your companion), and to manage aggro, and to use your defensive skills (since you're taking more damage). I leveled my first tank (Shadow) this way, and it helped me quite a bit.