The other day Pike posted this harrowing tale of Tree tanking on her 61 Resto Druid, and I thought it was quite interesting. So interesting that I had to join in the fun!
Here’s the setup: I queued for Normal Nexus to get my Winter hat, and the group got off to a pretty slow start. e, healing at level 80 with a Druid tank at 77 and dps ranging from 69-73. We made it through two pulls before the Druid tank had to AFK for dinner, while in the path of a patrol… Then the Rogue decided to scout ahead and got killed almost instantly by the patrol. Mage and DK ran away as fast as possible.
Meanwhile the Tank is still sitting in the path of the Patrol and starts taking hits. Knowing that I’m next in line when he dies, I tell the Mage and DK to come fight as I heal the bear.
That’s when it happens. Tree Tank! Healing Agro is strong in this one. I kept all three mobs on me, the Mage and DK killed the caster then the two hounds. I Resurrected the Rogue and we go back to waiting for the tank to get back online. It’s then that I look at the Damage Taken meter, you know, just for kicks.
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Proof that Tree is for TANK! /wave! Hai Guize!