I am happy to announce our first main tank of a heroic! Durante and Bubbles are a powerhouse!
Who: Durante of Hydraxis (70)
Pet: Bubbles (70 Gorilla)
70 BM Hunter
70 MM Hunter
70 Holy Pally
Details: Main tanked entire instance. Gear quality on the other four players ranged from S1 to early BT, with the healer in a mix of S2, kara and early T5 gear. My gear is unchanged from the OH run submitted earlier.
Comments: Damage is extremely spikey, and requires a very attentive healer. If your healer is watching tv or babysitting their nephew don’t even bother. With kings and Sporeling Snack my pet had 11k health and was taking 2-3k melee hits from certain mobs or bosses with a 7k crit from the first boss. Its imparative to keep up Mend Pet at all time, and the T5 two piece bonus is invaluable. It could be done without, but the healer would likely need high T5-T6 gear. We wiped three times, but all to mistakes or lack of tanking experience, and not the fault of the pet.
Keep in mind if using a gorilla that Thunderstomp will not autocast when attacking only one mob and Smack generates much less threat than Thunderstomp. Aggro can be very underwhelming without it, so try manually casting Thunderstomp or including it in a macro to maximize threat. If threat is still an issue, using Aspect of the Beast cuts your dps, but will give the pet more AP and will help threat slightly.
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