Main Tank

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Tank / Main Tank

A Tank is an MMORPG concept centered on the ability to threaten an enemy and to then withstand damage as that enemy attacks.
The Main Tank (MT) is the person in your group which will be handling the aggro (threat) of the main target.
Tanks generally have lower damage output than other classes in exchange for improved durability in a variety of situations.
Tanks generally use the heaviest armor and shields, and have ability to draw enemy attention (agro/threat) towards themselves; as well as to intercept enemy attacks on others - thereby protecting those others that don't wear heavy armour (i.e. the "squishies" - healers, crowd-controlers).
Usually a tank can take alot of damage and hold the agro of the enemy while the rest of the group is either damaging, crowd-controlling (CCing) or keeping the group healed.
The Main Tank must have a good awareness of what is going on around them while putting out as much damage as possible to keep the main target's agro focused on themselves.
  • Guardians are the best at tanking but Captains and Beornings can fill this role as well. Champion tanks are less durable, but deal more damage.