Weekend Tankage.


On My Human Warrior tank with her ‘sl*t pants’ as per someones comment in one run.

After checking to make sure I had enough defence rating  I ventured into Ramparts with an insta Queue.

Lock’s Minon is on aggressive and pulls the first two mobs as soon as we zone in. I tell the lock to take him off aggressive, and then ask him” is he off aggressive?”

While waiting for a reply the mage gets inpatient and pulls the next mob patting cross the bridge.

“Tank..  tank ” he says

I sigh – explaining “I’m waiting to see what other stupid things one of  you is  going to do” 

“Heal me ”  the mage crys kiting the mob around.

“I don’t heal stupid” says the Healer.  I fell instantly in love.

We move forward to the next pack.

Mage then threatens ” Heal me or I will pull lots”

I pause again. Expressing my concern for his attitude, and that I didn’t want to risk going ahead in case he deliberately tried to wipe us.

There were no other dramas, and we cleared the instance.

I fell in love again with a DK that would grip stray mobs in another instance and bring them to me, and I thanked him –  telling him it was much appreciated.   I don’t think I thank people who do well enough. I know I shouldn’t have to if people are doing their job- but making my job easier is so much of a relief. I thank groups for drama/fuss free runs.

I got a rogue that said ” Rogues at this level are almost like second tanks.. ”   You wish.

A high healer started following a mob pack instead of us in slave pens. Luckily he was the only one who died, and my cooldowns saved a complete wipe.

Did ramparts with 3 DK dps who rolled on any loot  I needed.  I’m going to start rolling need on Warrior dps gear I think.  I’ve been passing on stuff with hit on it,  but I keep losing tanking gear to Dps.  So I might as well start up a DPS set.

A hunter got pull happy after the 1st boss in Slave pens, near the ramp just before the 1st boss, while the rest of us were running under the ramp, he decided to mark and pull. I ignored him, and the mobs he  tried to kite around, focusing on the boss.  Hunter eventually worked out it was a good idea to bring them to me.

I hate people who enter the instance with rez sickness.

“you’re not hard to heal” a Resto Druid said in underbog – Pull more. I obliged and pulled several insect packs – and then ran around like a mad person trying to keep them all off the Dps who were freezing them in various places, and Aoeing before I could collect them into a big group. It’s not so much not being able to take the mob load.  But controlling the mob load.

Raid wiping to standing in fire on Ramparts on the Dragon boss, and a DPS not being able to find his way back in missing out on the kill.

Charging is Such bliss. 

and I’m now 64.

My play time this weekend was mostly on her.  Mix of Questing, Dungeons, and Bging.  

She more fun then playing my main atm – no one asks me why my dps is so low.  Got asked by a mage who was living bombing adds on H LK attempts why my dps was so low.

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6 Responses to “Weekend Tankage.”


  1. 1 Narx July 19, 2010 at 1:43 am

    You know, once you go Tank, its hard to go back.

    That level of control gets intoxicating.

    My big issue is when I switch between tank classes. I will go from DK to Pally, or Pally to DK. Then I wonder why I can’t Death Grip or I don’t have Avenger’s Shield.

    Fun times.

    And wow! at your fast levelling. I am envious.

    • 2 Pugnacious Priest July 19, 2010 at 1:50 am

      They try and take that control away.. but I fights them. The leveling has been some lucky Bg’s – Chunks of Questing in one place, and doing questing in dungeons. Also didn’t play anything else in my play time this weekend

      • 3 Kt July 19, 2010 at 3:55 am

        I usually regained control (only had control issues in BC dungeons, weirdly enough) by just saying “have fun tanking” and sitting down. Usually they will either 1. leave, 2. go pull on their own and you can watch the group wipe, 3. the offender will simmer down and I finish the dungeon in a timely manner.

        And hooray for Spell Reflect! I was so excited when I could just reflect those annoying Frostbolt-ing mobs in the Coilfang instances, it made tanking those great fun.

    • 4 Shiva July 19, 2010 at 5:56 am

      Warrior mobility is intoxicating. Everything is easier on my Paladin, but not being mobile and not being able to zip zip zoom zoom makes it not nearly as fun as Warrior. Even if on the Warrior I have to position correctly to Shockwave and fight my damnest to hold aggro.

      Heroic Throw and Spell Reflect are wicked too. Being able to range tank and simultaneously pull 2 ranged group together is leet. I’ve been using Intervene more to make even larger pulls as well.

  2. 5 Shiva July 19, 2010 at 5:54 am

    I love Warbringer. Best talent ever made.

    Shockwave is the second best talent ever made.

  3. 6 Katherine July 19, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Once you have a full DPS set you can start running as DPS and rolling “need” on all the tanking gear ;)

    In all seriousness, everyone’s been saying about how DKs can’t tank at that level, so what do you expect? They can’t run as tank at that level but they still need the gear for when they start.

    If only more tank/healing gear dropped while levelling/in low/mid level dungeons and from the random dungeon finder bags.


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