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Good enough to tank Heroic Flashpoints?


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ckoneful
01.03.2012 , 01:21 PM | #1
Don't want to be a hamper to any group I join so I'm wondering if my stats as a tank are decent enough for Heroic FPs or should I keep working on it before I join a group.

15890 HP
37.10% Damage Reduction
25.63% Defense Chance
31.16% Shield Chance
28.29% Shield Absorption

All unbuffed except Combat Technique.
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ckoneful
01.03.2012 , 02:30 PM | #2
Anyone?
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Rennyn
01.03.2012 , 02:35 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by ckoneful View Post
Don't want to be a hamper to any group I join so I'm wondering if my stats as a tank are decent enough for Heroic FPs or should I keep working on it before I join a group.

15890 HP
37.10% Damage Reduction
25.63% Defense Chance
31.16% Shield Chance
28.29% Shield Absorption

All unbuffed except Combat Technique.
I'm not as familiar with Shadow/Assassin tanking, but it seems fine to me to start. At least for Black Talon to get some basic gear and daililes out of the way. Could probably focus on Shield Rating though to help smooth out the crazy damage spikes you would see.

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Kudaran
01.03.2012 , 02:39 PM | #4
His Kinetic Ward will bump him up to 46% shield rating. You should be good to go with those stats.


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ckoneful
01.03.2012 , 02:42 PM | #5
Alright, thanks! I'll give it a go then.
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demoncrat
01.03.2012 , 03:25 PM | #6
My damage reduction and absorption is 10%+ higher (and some change) but my defense is 13% unbuffed. BH tank though. I can tank all the way to False Emperor mostly fine. A few bosses hit VERY hard and I had to kite them around.
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ckoneful
01.03.2012 , 03:35 PM | #7
Oh, guess I should ask this aswell.

Anything in particular from any bosses you guys recommend watching out for? Got the basic gist of most of the fights from normal, but anything to watch out for before I hit it in heroics would be nice!
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demoncrat
01.03.2012 , 03:59 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by ckoneful View Post
Oh, guess I should ask this aswell.

Anything in particular from any bosses you guys recommend watching out for? Got the basic gist of most of the fights from normal, but anything to watch out for before I hit it in heroics would be nice!
Just the enrage timer mostly. DPS needs to burn them down quickly or they enrage and one-shot everyone.

Also normal trash hits harder so make sure dps does normal -> silver -> gold or your healer will die.
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ckoneful
01.03.2012 , 04:08 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by demoncrat View Post
Just the enrage timer mostly. DPS needs to burn them down quickly or they enrage and one-shot everyone.

Also normal trash hits harder so make sure dps does normal -> silver -> gold or your healer will die.
That sounds a little weird having the weakest hit the hardest O.o Never would've thought of that doing them myself most likely though. While soloing I usually take out the normals first just because it gets damage off me quicker though.

Thanks again.
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JuliusMidnight
01.03.2012 , 04:51 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by ckoneful View Post
That sounds a little weird having the weakest hit the hardest O.o Never would've thought of that doing them myself most likely though. While soloing I usually take out the normals first just because it gets damage off me quicker though.

Thanks again.
This biggest thing behind this is removing damage from the pull as quickly as possible. Therefore, kill the lowest health mobs first and the incoming damage is reduced quickly (and your healer will thank you for it!)