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How do I tank in this game?

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Sinister-Sith
12.30.2011 , 08:28 PM | #1
People keep telling me I'm a tank class, so I want to know what I should be focusing on when raiding and whatnot. I've never formally tanked before, people just say, "you're a tank" and apparently I tank.

So.... how do I properly tank?
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Sythrasz
12.30.2011 , 08:42 PM | #2
well, uh, what class are you?

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Lord_Itharius
12.30.2011 , 08:45 PM | #3
There's no classes in this game that are "tank" classes. Three of the 8 advanced classes CAN be tank (Juggernaut, Powertech, and Assassin), but you also have dps specs within those ACs.
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Sinister-Sith
12.30.2011 , 08:51 PM | #4
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Doshibu
12.31.2011 , 04:12 AM | #5
You are only a tank if you spec down the tanking tree. If you are DPS, then you should be treated as such. Some people need to learn that just because you can tank, it doesn't mean that you have to tank.

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GodofThisWorld
12.31.2011 , 05:52 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Sinister-Sith View Post
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If you spec'd down the Darkness tree, then you are a tank. If you instead chose the Deception or Madness tree, you are DPS.
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DasSheep
12.31.2011 , 12:32 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by GodofThisWorld View Post
If you spec'd down the Darkness tree, then you are a tank. If you instead chose the Deception or Madness tree, you are DPS.
This is true.

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bigheadbrandon
12.31.2011 , 01:17 PM | #8
its like when people see me and assume im a dps but im really a dps when im playing my gunslinger