No, I’m not resigning from tanking. Yet something I knew and couldn’t quantify has finally been thrown in my face. Not a bad something – but a revelation!
Main Tanks are a thing of the past. Tanking Teams are in now.
Perhaps I overlooked this for so long because my hubby and I are a tanking team. We sit next to each other and swaps are made with split second timing in our ten man. We’re so used to anticipating each other and knowing what’s going to happen before it does. It was only a matter of time before we found our 25 man counterpart – who is an equally geared, equally played warrior. Learning the fights together is interesting, I must admit. Because we ALL have to be in there, we all have to be together, and we all have to have some decent split second timing [particularly on Marrowgar].
Hubby has been rotating the three of us through the tanking roles… sometimes I’m tanking Jaraxxus, sometimes it’s the warrior [he always feels that as a pally he’s better placed on the adds]. He picks two of us for the twin Valkyr, and we swap like crazy on the beasts. I figure when we get more in ICC25 we’ll be doing some more of that, but for now – Marrowgar requires all three of us. This requires all three of your tanks to respect and trust their fellows and not permit ego to get in the way.
But yes, the awesome uber Main TANK position of Burning Crusade? Gone. To progress well in current 25 man content – you need a three person tanking team. All three of them have to take the same beating right [ie Marrowgar]?