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Hellow~ I'm sure there's already post about how to tank but as you see, I'm DAT OF A LAZY a** to search for it~ so... if anyone who is experienced in tanking, please do teach me how to or just give me the link~
Heal Tank = Switching rings around and spamming heals on yourself and team mates until everything is wanting to kill you.
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In tanking, you need
Band, Diag, Wish, Buff, Attack, Meat, Passive/CC, Passive.
If you're new at tanking, I suggest you bring a CC.

First, you enter a room, gain the aggro, go to a corner.
Toggle and heal yourself.
You have to keep on healing yourself, to keep the aggro.
Then call your crew in.
So you just stand in your spot and keep healing yourself.
Wish if needed.
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Heal Tank = Switching rings around and spamming heals on yourself and team mates until everything is wanting to kill you.

do i switch rings too when i'm in like 500 hp? o-O
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Heal Tank = Switching rings around and spamming heals on yourself and team mates until everything is wanting to kill you.

do i switch rings too when i'm in like 500 hp? o-O

When you switch rings you loose some HP and healing will cause aggro which is needed for everything wanting to kill you.
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Prince High
In tanking, you need
Band, Diag, Wish, Buff, Attack, Meat, Passive/CC, Passive.
If you're new at tanking, I suggest you bring a CC.

First, you enter a room, gain the aggro, go to a corner.
Toggle and heal yourself.
You have to keep on healing yourself, to keep the aggro.
Then call your crew in.
So you just stand in your spot and keep healing yourself.
Wish if needed.

wait what's CC?
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PlainFazu
Prince High
In tanking, you need
Band, Diag, Wish, Buff, Attack, Meat, Passive/CC, Passive.
If you're new at tanking, I suggest you bring a CC.

First, you enter a room, gain the aggro, go to a corner.
Toggle and heal yourself.
You have to keep on healing yourself, to keep the aggro.
Then call your crew in.
So you just stand in your spot and keep healing yourself.
Wish if needed.

wait what's CC?

Crowd Control. Cat and Tape. 3nodding
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Heal Tank = Switching rings around and spamming heals on yourself and team mates until everything is wanting to kill you.

do i switch rings too when i'm in like 500 hp? o-O

When you switch rings you loose some HP and healing will cause aggro which is needed for everything wanting to kill you.

so in a low health i still need to toggle?
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PlainFazu

so in a low health i still need to toggle?


No.
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Prince High
In tanking, you need
Band, Diag, Wish, Buff, Attack, Meat, Passive/CC, Passive.
If you're new at tanking, I suggest you bring a CC.

First, you enter a room, gain the aggro, go to a corner.
Toggle and heal yourself.
You have to keep on healing yourself, to keep the aggro.
Then call your crew in.
So you just stand in your spot and keep healing yourself.
Wish if needed.

wait what's CC?

Crowd Control. Cat and Tape. 3nodding

aaah kk i got it xD ty~
PlainFazu
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PlainFazu
Binary Mess
Heal Tank = Switching rings around and spamming heals on yourself and team mates until everything is wanting to kill you.

do i switch rings too when i'm in like 500 hp? o-O

When you switch rings you loose some HP and healing will cause aggro which is needed for everything wanting to kill you.

so in a low health i still need to toggle?

No only when you have high health you can toggle.
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Good Luck on tanking!!
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Adding to what they said:
It's a challenge when you first start tanking. After you get used to it though, it's like you can do it with your eyes closed. It's like a pattern.
3nodding
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Regular YM crew ring set would be like this:
DPSer: 2 non rageable buff | 4 attacks | either 2 passives (preferably integ/fitness first & fortune's favor or 1 bandage and 1 passive ( (preferably integ/fitness first) ||
DPSer:1 rageable buff | 1 non rageable buff | 4 attacks | 2 passives (preferably integ/fitness first & fortune's favor||
DPSer:1 rageable buff | 1 non rageable buff | 4 attacks | 2 passives (preferably integ/fitness first & fortune's favor||
DPSer:1 rageable buff | 1 non rageable buff | 4 attacks | 2 passives (preferably integ/fitness first & fortune's favor||
DPSer:1 rageable buff | 1 non rageable buff | 4 attacks | 2 passives (preferably integ/fitness first & fortune's favor||
tanker: 1 buff (preferably iron) | bandage | diagnose| wish | meat| fitness/integrity | either 1 long distance attack ring (ie solar or shuriken) + sweetheart or 2 long distance attack rings||

Follow these steps when you enter a room

  1. attack any monster. I recommend to attack wolves
  2. once your health is reduced and your rage is full, r3-4 bandage and r1-2 diag
  3. reposition yourself. Corner is your best friend because it gives enough space for your crewmates to attack monsters from behind

if there is a BD or NF, attack it first then run to reset while keep healing yourself

the lazy way to aggro is to amp xD
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Tanking in zOMG is quite difficult, because of the way aggro has been proportioned. That is, certain styles grab aggro far faster than others, while other styles are unable to get aggro directed at themselves no matter how hard they try. Once you learn it though, it's simple.

The main problem with aggro in zOMG is healing. I don't have all the numbers handy, but trust me when I say that healers tend to draw the most aggro. To the point that its nearly impossible to avoid. There are some methods as to how to tank as a unique class, but they're pretty unusual, and generally less effective than other methods of combined tank-healer.

Your best bet is a healer tank. zOMG's abilities are fairly limited anyways, and this lets you double your usefulness by being both a damage-soaker and healer.

Solo: While it's difficult to be a solo healer/tank, you'll often end up in situations where you are grinding, repeatedly joining random crews, and thus will need a standard set as opposed to the time-consuming "have slots open" method that requires repeated null chamber visits. As essentials you need wish, bandage, meat, rock armor, and teflon spray. These basically make you able to soak decent damage, and heal your teammates until everything is attacking you. Mix and match fire-rain, hack, dervish, mantis, fitness, and healing halo based on what you're doing. More damage if solo, more buffs if you're grinding one boss lair with random crews. Divinity is also essential of course, but it's 100% safe to assume SOMEONE will have that, so not even worth mentioning.

Crew: In a crew you have time to plan, so no point in leaving anything up to chance. Your buffs will be predetermined, so take whichever are assigned to you. Most importantly you want Wish, Dianose, and Bandage. These three healing rings are huge aggro-getters, way better than taunt. You'll be saving your team and grabbing the attention of all enemies. "But wait, then I'm just a lame healer!!!!" Well, normally yes, but consider them zOMG's substitute for a good taunt. In addition, you want fire rain. It's great for aggro and steady damage over time, without knocking anything away from your team's melee like dervish does. Bring dervish and/or hack if your team can use a little extra damage, and doesn't mind knockback. Fitness is also pretty underrated. Check the stats screen for yourself, its pretty worthwhile. If you happen to own sweetheart, that's awesome too.

"But if I'm healing anyways, why not defib?"
Because defib is saying "I fully expect my team to fail." if you do it right, no one needs to die, and your ring slot is wasted
"What about diagnose? I heard its stupid and awful."
Diagnose is fairly bad based on its stamina cost, but it draws mad aggro. So use it at the start. Once you are tanking everything, you can ignore it. The rule is, if you hit (and actually heal) 4 people or more with diagnose, it's worth it. So in DMS it can actually be good. Although if you're tanking well you won't need it much except to save your own life
"Turtle is THE tank ring, and you left it out!!!"
Turtle is awful. Seriously awful. its cooldown vs the damage it shields are just trash. It's better than nothing, but I would take it over almost any other ring. You can use bandage for better protection that turtle. It's just bad. Once upon a time, turtle was amazing. But its current stats just mean that you almost never want it.

One last tip: Don't spam once you have aggro: You'll need that stamina to save your own life.

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Hope that helped.

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