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Tips for rookie tank.

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Tips for rookie tank.

jvbastel's Avatar

08.23.2013 , 07:57 AM | #11
IMO, one of the most important aspects of tanking is dungeon knowledge.
Tank classes are usually fairly easy to play mechanics-wise, but the difficulty comes in the fact that you'll lead the party.

Players always tend to follow the tank. (and with good reason) Make sure you know what the mobs do, how you should pull groups, whether you need CC on certain packs, etc.

Know the tactics!!!!!

The fun thing about tanking is, once you're used to it, and you've done all dungeons a few times, you'll move fast trough them, and tanking it all becomes like a big dance (at least that's how it feels to me). When I'm tanking in MMO's, it feels like I'm playing with the mobs, especially when playing a class with aoe stun/cc (warrior tank in WoW for example). Pull them together and position them right where you want them to be, aoe stun, kill, repeat.

Once you get the hang of it and you feel comfortable, you'll start enjoying it immensely

Vildemar's Avatar

08.24.2013 , 01:34 PM | #12
1st off, don't be bothered by a bad fps/ops run. Occasionally, they will happen, especially when you're in the learning state. I've been tanking in MMO's for over a decade now, and consider myself a very capable tank. That being said, there's a little bit of learning involved with a new role or new game. I know there was for me and i'm still learning. Take your time, communicate with your party. Letting them know that you are in the process of learning and accepting constructive criticism will go a long way. You will make mistakes, that is fine as long as you learn from them.

Good luck out there.

Kynesis's Avatar

08.29.2013 , 08:58 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Dragonexadon View Post
Don't taunt first.

Many tanks open with a taunt. Taunt builds a % of threat above the highest threat on the list. Taunting at the start is a waste. Go through a full ration and then taunt (or before hand if target switches)

Turn target of target on and keep it in a place that you can easily see. Make sure you are always aware of who your target is focused on.
So very much this... and seriously, don't pull with your taunt, ever.