Originally Posted by Deathshay
And this is probably why you're meeting such strong opposition, those "unnecessary complications" are often the dominant aspects of tanking (and possibly healing as well). Now compared to DPS where the dominant aspect is the final rate of damage out, it can make sense why people want to do it. Tanking just refuses to work that way, you'll spend a lot more time dealing with those complications than you will worry about figuring out your time to live. Gear yourself correctly, don't bite off more than you can chew (meaning don't hop into ICC25 if you've only tanked heroics, work your way up), and you'll do just fine in that department.
You just get more mileage out of playing smart and reacting appropriately those complications rather than worrying about the math behind it, or at least that's what my experience has told me thus far.
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