Good Off-tanking post
Thereâ€™s a really good post on the Guard forums outlining not only the idea of what off-tanking is but good tips and suggestions for actually doing it.Â Chazcon from the forums does a great job of explaining things and Iâ€™ll admit I do struggle with this at times as I think in many cases it is easier for me to main tank as opposed to off-tanking. Â Now this is a bit more focused on the Guardian, but there are a number of parts of it that are quite general in nature.
One of the big issues with this for me is communication. Iâ€™m sure if I was in a â€œstaticâ€ group and knew the other tanks better this would be easier and of course being on voice chat also makes this even easier still.Â But while PUGâ€™ing, Iâ€™ll usually error on the side of more threat as opposed to sitting back and focusing on our other roles.
That’s on my Warden though, I find it much easier to off-tank on my Captain and probably will play a similar role on my Champion too as they’re just not set up to be main tanks and as such do better at burst agro control. Â On my Captain, I’m mainly watching out for the squishies and tossing out a quick forced taunt to keep them safe until the tank can round up that mob or the group can burn it down.
In addition to posting the link, Iâ€™m also going to copy the content here and start a bit of a forum repository on this site for tanking purposes as I know we lost quite a bit of information with the previous forum purging.Â Iâ€™m not sure of the best way to do this, but so far Iâ€™m just setting up another page on my blog for Good Forum Posts. But if folks have a better idea, feel free to let me know!