Recently, I have been neglecting my hunter somewhat. I know… Ten lashes for Lehyton!
Lately, I have really enjoyed tanking with my Paladin. Plus, I have found that learning to tank properly has improved my overall gaming skills and understanding of encounters significantly.
The most important first principle of tanking is to stay alive. That cardinal virtue is generally subject to the following maxim:
1. If the tank dies, it’s the healer’s fault;
2. If the healer dies, it’s the tank’s fault.
Oh, and of course…
3. If the DPS dies, it’s their own darn fault!
In this last item of the maxim lies a truth that far too many DPS have not yet grasped – and that in fact, I myself did not fully understand until becoming a proficient tank.
Now by “proficient”, I do not mean that I am one-shotting ICC25 or anything… but I am comfortable tanking ToC25 and ICC10. [Read more…]