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    Who has played the main tank for Iron Tombs or other dungeons?
    What class? Sword/Board or 2h?

    Any pet classes(Ranger) tanked it with their pet?
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    Tanked it myself with Paladin/Warlord/Champ (0point) spec no problems.

    Healed it no problems on Chloromancer with Reaver + Paladin heavy spec Warriors and Riftstalker rogues tanking. Not tried it with a pet class tanking (you'd need multiple pets or some cc for the multi elite pulls I'd have thought).

    Edit: Have seen rangers offtank fine with boars but not sure how long they can keep that up. Necro with Stalwart pet + the heals can tank single elites in there indefinitely - not too sure how it would do via packs (holding multi mob agro most likely the biggest issue)
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    I have only tanked it with Pally/Reaver/Warlord. Have you seen a Justicar tank any dungeons?
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    Tanked it as a Riftstalker easily. Then again, I also healed it with a warrior who was built for DPS tanking too.

    I doubt many people will use pets to tank unless they're soloing/duoing. The tank pets do stay alive decently, but they really have low health pools and aggro generation isn't that great, especially for multiple targets. With a group that CCs a lot it might be useful, but we haven't really seen anything hard enough to bother CCing for the most part, it just slows things down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamen View Post
    I have only tanked it with Pally/Reaver/Warlord. Have you seen a Justicar tank any dungeons?
    Some of our guildies in beta 1 tanked IT with a Justicar and it went fine, just haven't been in a run myself where one has tanked.
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    It was easy to main tanked IT as a Riftstalker/Bard/Bladedancer.

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    I've tanked this instance as Chloro/Lock/Dom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mucro View Post
    I've tanked this instance as Chloro/Lock/Dom
    Tanked it? Or healed it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamen View Post
    Tanked it? Or healed it?
    Both LOL!!!

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    I've tanked IT as a Reaver/Warlord with no problems. The mixture of DoTs, debuffs and general tankyness proved worthwhile. The only time I had an issue was with a healer who was unaware that removing debuffs from me was a good thing. Aside from that he did very well in IT, Fae and Rift events.

    I've also been in groups with multiple Paladins and Rifstalkers with varying results. They can all tank, but a lot of tanking thus far comes down to some amount of skill in rotations, aggro management and proper gear. Tanks really do need a shield and most picked up the OP Paladin Shield block ability for easy-mode. Riftstalkers actually seem to be 1v1 tanks right now at the lower levels, but they lack the variety of AoE aggro tools that other Warrior souls contain.

    As for pets, I managed to tank IT and Fae with my Necromancer at 24 and then at 27 for fun. The Knight does have an AoE taunt and holds aggro decently well, but cannot keep up with burst threat from souls like the Saboteur. So you can "tank" dungeons with pets, but not until the mobs in there are green or even grey. The dungeons only get harder and once you hit Deep Strike you would be hard pressed to have a pet tank certain encounters do to the mechanics.
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    Tanked IT with Riftstalker. Had no issues tanking multiple mobs, even AoE pulls where our pyro grilled the whole pack I managed keep aggro.

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    Tanked it with Justicar/Shaman in Beta1.
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    Tanked it with a pally heavy build with few points into warlord for armor and block.

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    in beta 3 tanked by a guildie with a 2h justicar (we forgot to say that he was needed as tank, no healer, so he didnt take a shield ), with my chloromancer as healer - really easy.
    I heard that difficulty was a bit upped in beta 4 (or our guildies that ran it werent so good...)
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