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    Soulwalker
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    Default Rogue Tanking

    Ive been rogue tanking since before i was 50, Gear and HP's aside i don't have much trouble with agro what I'm getting frustrated about is cool down on my taunt. When adds spawn if my taunt is down all i can do is warp to the mobs let my shield do DMG to them to keep agro and on a boss this means I'm warping a cleaving mob on top of people. Now i haven't had trouble till just recently so I'm wondering if there is possibly something I'm doing wrong or other people know a better way to snap agro if taunt is down. So that I'm not turning a mob/boss on top of my raid.

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    might get shouted down for this, but given it sounds like your not tackling raid content, i would suggest your smash/builder macro looks like:

    #Show Shadow Blitz
    Cast Shadow Blitz
    Cast Phantom Blow
    Cast Rift Disturbance
    Cast Planar Strike

    You may for aoe threat purposes find placing Rift Disturbance before Phantom blow to be more beneficial, but its just 1 GCD and you get a nice mitigation buff up sooner.

    By having blink in the macro youll also have an easier time keeping RiftBarrier up, which also generates alot of threat. Point of the macro is to make the initial leap into mobs easier for aggro snapping.

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    what is the problem, specifically? if you know adds are going to spawn, plane shift, and you'll pick them up with planar vortex automatically

    and for god's sake don't listen to that guy up there with the bad macro

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    :P

    Its not that bad...

    I read the problem as he'd like a way of reliable generating threat on adds that spawn while keeping the named in position.

    Using the macro above that should achieve that without the use of planar attraction.

    Things to ensure when your expecting the adds to arrive, is to have rift disturbance up, and atleast 1 blink available (preferably one that doesnt cause dramatic movement by the mob concerned) to trigger Rift Barrier.

    Sidesteps helps too.

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    Use target blinks (shadow assault, shadow blitz, shadow stalk) on your current target to not turn the mobs, or shadow warp on the ground, shadow stop into a wall. Planar Vortex is probably the best snap threat in the game.

    If you are using vent/mumble, tell them that you are moving if you have to move everything.

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    Have you tried setting your flashback point to where the boss is, then you can blitz into the adds, AoE and then jump back to where the boss was - hopfully before he piles into your dps / healer. Ofc you will need to warn your dps not to engage the adds before you are back on the boss.

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    Taunt
    Blink and Memory back
    Frag bomb
    Quick Shot
    Blink and Flash of Steel back (use a focus macro)
    Rift Prison the mob til taunt is back up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falsedemise View Post
    Frag bomb
    What spec are you running? O_o
    Last edited by Ninjahax; 12-06-2011 at 06:32 AM.

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    Probably 10 BD / 5 Sab. I'd never touch it but hey to each his own, it works for 5-mans I guess.

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    Default Best Tank Spec - IMO - since Rogue tanking has horrible Itemization still.

    51/8/7
    RS/Bard/RNG

    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=1M...EItIuRdqkkR.xh


    Highest HP, since tanking is still broken this is the best option still. [IMO]



    Splinter Shot
    ----------------------------------------
    Blink Macro
    #show Shadow Blitz
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Shadow Blitz
    cast Shadow Assault
    cast Shadow Stalk
    ----------------------------------------
    Threat Gen Builder Macro
    #show Planar Strike
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Phantom Blow
    cast Planar Strike
    ----------------------------------------
    Mitigation Macro
    #show Planar Refuge
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Planar Refuge
    cast Defer Death
    cast Scatter the Shadows
    ----------------------------------------


    I start with;

    Splinter Shot>Blink>Threat Gen Macro>Rift Disturbance
    Guarded Steel
    Threat Gen Macro>Rift Disturbance>Blink
    Annihiliate

    Rinse Repeat;

    Use [Instigate] if you lose 1.
    or if you need to pull them in use [Planar Attraction]

    I also keep Defer Death Seperate and Scatter the Shadows on my bar as well incase I need to pop them individually.

    Also keep [Flash Back] and [Memory Capture] to if you want to pull a group or boss for LOS or something. Works really well.
    Last edited by Aeurin; 12-06-2011 at 07:46 AM. Reason: wrong linked spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjahax View Post
    What spec are you running? O_o
    17 bd/5 sab
    and i've tanked every fight pre-HK

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    I use the macro's and my problem was blinking through the mob to snap agro with a cleaving mob killing people evne warning them sometimes they dont move. was hoping someone would have a better option. But looks like im doing what everyone does so people need to learn to listen better i guess so not my fault lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gethzerion View Post
    Have you tried setting your flashback point to where the boss is, then you can blitz into the adds, AoE and then jump back to where the boss was - hopfully before he piles into your dps / healer. Ofc you will need to warn your dps not to engage the adds before you are back on the boss.
    ^^This

    Memory capture is the most underused skill in a rogue tanks arsenal imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hajias View Post
    ^^This

    Memory capture is the most underused skill in a rogue tanks arsenal imo
    Hell yeah. Every time I DPS with a PUG Rogue tank I find some way to suggest "you could memory capture behind this pillar" or whatnot. I use it on tank n' spank just to blink in one spot, but don't really need to keep doing that with 1.6 of course.

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    lol at frag bomb.

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