Tried again to get on the tanking horse.
Could not, for the unlife of me, keep aggro. I know I’m slow on the taunts and I need to rebind them to a more convenient key, but Arthas damn! I was reduced to Howling Blast, Obliterate, Dark Command, and Death Grip as my rotation.
And even then half the raid didn’t know I was tanking.
If I managed to get aggro right off, I could generally hold it for a while – but if I didn’t start with it I never saw it. Even after the other tanks handed off or died.
And the worst part is, I have no idea what I’m doing wrong.
I’m close to the T9 shoulders – with the gloves that will give me 2T9. Then heroics like mad to update my ilvl 200 pants and chest, and my blue cloak. I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet, sell Stormedge, and re-rune Tyrannical Beheader when I need to tank. the problem with this is that I won’t be able to switch between tanking and DPS as easily. I should also get a tanking sigil.
But right now, I’m close to DEing my tank set and calling it quits. Only reason I don’t is that I’m driving myself to master my class, and that means tanking as well – at least enough to reliably offtank when needed.
But the fatalism and continued failtanking is beginning to hurt my DPS as well.