Dances With Big Bugs - Need Advice On Tanking Garalon
"Shoulda brought a bigger can of Raid." -one of my guildies
18% on our first night playing with Garalon isn't bad at all. But one of the things I noticed is that my OT and I are struggling with being able to hit the boss while dancing in front of him while one of us has the pheremones.
* I understand the principle is 'tanks should be hitting the legs when they're up, preferably with an AoE attack to splash the damage over', but if you're in the leg zone, you're not in front of the boss to get hit by the cleave cone. So the goal is looking like 'watch the DBM timer for that attack ('tis on a 5 second countdown, which is huge) and then dip back in to stand in the attack, then dance back out to munch on the leg some more.'
* However, whenever one of the tanks has the Pheremones, either we wind up running into each other or one of us has to stand outside of melee range of Garalon's body. And one of the tanks needed to start with the pheremones because our DPS don't get down the legs fast enough at the start of the fight to prevent the boss from trapping a ranged kiter in the corner and subsequently munching them. Plus we only had three ranged folks to kite with.
What this means is that if we have no legs up and the tank has the pheremones, the other tank winds up standing around looking cute because they have to stand in the cone zone and unable to hit the boss at all. Which meant that both tanks were sporting kinda painful DPS numbers.
Any advice from tank-shaped folks on how to tank Garalon a little better?
Thanks in advance...