Curiosity is an essential step to becoming a great DMSer! You will have to know how aggro (= aggravation
) fundamentally works before you can progress to tanking. Most of your understanding of aggro will come from experience. However, you need to go over the basics. While used as a term to describe the crew member tanking, aggro is technically defined as the attention of monsters in a room. A dps (= damage per second
) player can accrue aggro on any monster fairly easily. If the tank dies, enemy attention will move to another player or players according to how much aggro they have developed.variables to aggro accumulation
▦▦ damage healed
R2 (= Rage 2
on multiple injuries heals more damage than R4 Bandage
on one member. Healing will cause aggro for all monsters in a room.
▦▦ damage dealt
Your overall damage to a monster builds aggro on that specific enemy.
Certain rings at high rages cause debuff effects on enemies.Some
examples include QuickSand
, Hornet's Nest
, and HotFoot
Any monsters with the given debuff will gain aggro towards the debuffer.
▦▦ first sight
All monsters are set at 0 aggro before a room is entered.
The first crew member to be noticed gains the room's preliminary
Wolves begin gaining aggro at first sight.
You will be able to witness the principles of aggravation development in action throughout your DMS career. However long that may be! If curiosity is the first step to tanking, leveling rings is the second. While it is entirely possible to tank at an extremely low CL, it isn't a practical routine. The majority of DMSers post-bloodstone are at a CL of 11.4-12.0. To retain aggro, you will want a tanking set
of CL 11.3-12.0. A tanking set could include a wild variety of rings. See the next spoiler for more details. If you need a place to begin leveling, the rings listed below are a decent goal to kick off your tanking experience. Incidentally, many of them are also good rings to upgrade for a dps player. Power-ups
are a great investment, as well as Fortunes Favor
and (if you're particularly well-endowed) SweetHeart