The Classifieds: The birth of a mage tank


[hide]The Classifieds[/hide] brings you weekly news from around the WoW community, including our famous Random Acts of Uberness shout-outs to players who make your WoW sessions memorable.

Yes, Virginia, mage tanks do exist. While I wouldn’t call them a common occurrence, this PUG member was thrilled to find himself becoming a mage tank in this instance run:

My name is Kardas, from Emerald Dream, and I’m a mage. On Tuesday, July the 12, I was running a regular Vortex Pinacle with a friend when the tank and the only other plate wearer (My friend the DK, who happened to have atank spec) dc’d. This left a Restoration Shaman named Blowmytotem of Stormreaver, and a Moonkin named Guudru from Twisting Nether, and me, directly at the begining on the instance. I a bit better geared for the instance so we said, ‘What the heck, let’s try mage tanking the thing’. They we’re great about everything, even everytime I screwed up and got the Moonkin killed. It took about 3 hours, but we finished it, including Al’akir. They are now some of my favorite people on WoW, for everything they’ve done.

They deserve to get recognized for this, so I figured I’d drop a line and see if I could get this up. It would be really appreciated!
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[hide]The Classifieds[/hide] brings you weekly news from around the WoW community, including our famous Random Acts of Uberness shout-outs to players who make your WoW sessions memorable.

Yes, Virginia, mage tanks do exist. While I wouldn’t call them a common occurrence, this PUG member was thrilled to find himself becoming a mage tank in this instance run:

My name is Kardas, from Emerald Dream, and I’m a mage. On Tuesday, July the 12, I was running a regular Vortex Pinacle with a friend when the tank and the only other plate wearer (My friend the DK, who happened to have atank spec) dc’d. This left a Restoration Shaman named Blowmytotem of Stormreaver, and a Moonkin named Guudru from Twisting Nether, and me, directly at the begining on the instance. I a bit better geared for the instance so we said, ‘What the heck, let’s try mage tanking the thing’. They we’re great about everything, even everytime I screwed up and got the Moonkin killed. It took about 3 hours, but we finished it, including Al’akir. They are now some of my favorite people on WoW, for everything they’ve done.

They deserve to get recognized for this, so I figured I’d drop a line and see if I could get this up. It would be really appreciated!
[hide]Continue reading The Classifieds: The birth of a mage tank[/hide]Filed under: [hide]The Classifieds[/hide][hide]The Classifieds: The birth of a mage tank[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Wed, 20 Jul 2011 20:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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