I have 3 toons with tank spec – my dk who is my main, my paladin who is probably more often prot than ret and my druid who I abhor tanking on. I haven’t blogged about this incident before, because it predated creation of my blog by a few weeks but the newest post over at Confessions of a Girl Gamer reminded me of it.
3 people in my guild were looking for a heroic toc run for a few items and they needed a tank and healer. My Death Knight needed nothing, so I said that I could bring my paladin tank and attempt to tank it. I’d been told that she was ready for Ulduar-10 easily, so I wasn’t too worried. They pugged a healer [their first mistake].
We finished the jousting without a hitch, then the druid healer we’d picked up proceeded to instruct me on every minute action I should take as tank. I was amused at first, then just tuned her out. I have little patience for micro managers when it comes to my tanking… especially non-tanks. She was also going on and on about how awesome a toc25 healer she was. I glance at her gear… level 200 epics and blues. Yeah. Right. Just heal the bloody instance.
And we proceed to start in on a wipefest. After three of them, the druid starts in on how awesome a healer she is and how it can’t possibly be her fault… I don’t have enough health and I take too much damage.
“Fine. I’ll go get Askevar. BRB” and I handed lead to one of the guildies.
I walk back in as an Ulduar 25 geared DK tank with the undying title. She didn’t say another word. At all. And my elemental shammy guildie was having to throw heals to keep me topped off because the druid either couldn’t or wouldn’t heal… though she was running out of mana really really fast…