what happens when a sam, drk, mnk, rng, drg, etc pulls hate unexpectedly, drk is main example from souleater and really horrid def, how can the dnc pull hate back? with a pld u can flash/shield bash then get into position for cover...
You let them get hit and take some damage, then fire off a waltz on them and cure them instead of you. It's relatively low risk since the waltz is an instant job ability, so unless they're blinking like mad you can get it off easily.
I'm not sure if I stressed it very well in the OP, but I essentially never lost hate on DNC tank, and it wasn't from the melees not trying. My life was almost constantly in danger, but losing hate was a complete non-issue.
i think dnc can tank within reason but there are better tanks around...
Yeah, that's the thing. There aren't
better tanks around. Lots of people have leveled PLD and NIN by now, and WAR's are more cowardly than my DNC when it comes to provoke. This was written to encourage dancers to try to tank in an exp situation where there were no normal tanks to be had.
Dancers tanking in endgame, no, perhaps not, but this was just supposed to be a beginning. I didn't have any fancy setup or really put a whole heck of a lot of thought into how it was going to work. If dancer tanking doesn't go anywhere, well, okay, but I can say I've done it.
Edit: and wtf, cover? Are we playing the game? My entire career leveling paladin I think I had one or two melees that would help me out with cover. It's pretty much a dead job ability in 2008's TP burn parties. Edited, Mar 31st 2008 3:37pm by Erecia