Unlike the folks who checked out our previous guide on healing in warzones, you’ve chosen the damage sponging tank lifestyle for your class choice. Although they may seem geared specifically for PVP, the Old Republic’s warzones do have a place for the taunts and guard abilities all tank classes come equipped with. In this guide we run down a few helpful tips for anyone new to the tanking game that also plan on entering the play for keeps world of warzones.
Taking the Beating
As tank ones of the best ways you can help your team is through the various damage mitigating/transferring abilities at your disposal. Using these abilities effectively can extend the average lifespan of your fellow teammates, letting them heal and dish out more damage.
The first, and most effective of these abilities is guard which not only reduces the damage received by the guarded player, it transfers 50% of it to the tank. It’s only single target so be sure that target is someone worth guarding ie. a healer or squishy DPS. Remember that guard is only effective within 15 meters so keep a close distance or switch it to someone nearby.