The Tank• Tanko Able to absorb and mitigate large amounts ofdamage• The Conductoro Assess the situationo Assess team memberso Versed in the mechanics
The Tank• Tanking Classeso Death Knight (Blood)o Druid (Guardian / Bearform)o Monk (Brewmaster)o Paladin (Protection)o Warrior (Protection)
The Healer• Healerso Maintain party members’ health, especially theTank(s)!• They umm... Healo Anticipate damage takeno Prioritize healso Keep the tank aliveo Know the fight sequenceo Recognize and dispel curses, poisons, DOTs applied to raidmember(s)
Endgame Goal of each Class• Optimize their specific set of abilities• Tankso Block, dodge, parry (i.e. mitigate damage)• DPSo DPS (damage per second)• Healero HPS (heals per second) & minimize Overhealing
How can you Optimize?• Primary wayo Familiarity with spells, talents & glyphso Gear• Secondaryo Increase Priority Stats on Gear Reforging, Gemming, Enchantso Potions and Food
How can you Optimize?• Gearo WoW gear is color coded• Purple - Epico best gear for your levelo drops from Raids orrandomly
How can you Optimize?• Blue - Rareo next highest lvl gearo Drops from dungeonbosses, special quests,and randomly• Green - Uncommono Drops from most questso sometimes can bepurchased from vendor
Quick Questions........Tanks do what?Heals......?DPS......?And Leeroy Jenkins did what..........?
Each role has distinct responsibilitiesAnyone can call the fight, designated as RaidLeaderTanks• Tank the boss• Manage party aggro• Communicate with other tank• Common for Tanks to be Raid LeadersResponsibilities
Healers• Manage party health• Prioritize battle rezzes• Call for mana replenishment• Common for Heals to be Raid LeadersDPS• Do high damage• Avoid taking damage• Help with other duties as needed, e.g. dealingwith AddsResponsibilities
Things we havent mentioned yetYou also need to be situationally awareDuring any given fight all players need to bepaying attention...:• Role in Fight• Fight Progression• Look for Adds• Watch your Feet• Watch your Health• Whats coming Next?
Things we havent mentioned yetWe generalized a lot. There are a ton of littledetails that are required to be successful inraiding:• Studying• Know what your abilities are and when to usethem• Being open to improvement• Lots of Practice• Constant Analysis
Things arent always what theyappear• Top DPS• Top Heals
Things we havent mentioned yet• Key to successful raiding groupo Its about optimizing the GROUPnot any one persono Raiding is a collaborative endeavor