Just a few things that have been going through my head and I wanted to put down in writing :P
I've finally been having the chance to tank some end game instances, and I've learned pretty much all my gambits.
Not long ago, I made a post with a personal complaint about constantly messing up my gambits and just losing my head.
Well, I am glad to say, this does not happen anymore.
Let me add that I also have a Guardian toon. Well, I have come to the conclusion that no matter what I'm doing, I find it easier to tank on my Warden than my Guard. Much easier in fact. Primarily due to the need to constantly switch targets on my Guard, whereas on my Warden it's not really necessary.
A couple of points I wanted to discuss - (Bear with me, as I do not know the names of the gambits unfortunately, so I will use 1 (SP) 2 (SH) 3 (FI).
Single target - 3 1 is just awesome Just throw in a few 3 1 3 1 in there, and nothing can pull aggro away from me, except maybe a hunter in strength if I get a little lazy.
Now, multiple targets. Generally, if I'm not mistaken, Champs are the ones who give us the most trouble, correct?
Although it gets annoying at times spamming the same gambit, I personally don't mind it too much if the Champ goes ape sh**.
I spam 2 3 2 3 2 a few times, along with 2 3 2 3 and 2 3 2, and eventually any aggro that the champ had just turns over to me. Granted I have to keep spamming these gambits if the Champ never slows down, but it's never a problem, mobs always end up turning to face me.
So I'm to the point where I don't even worry about champs... they want to go crazy, i say more power to them :P
Of course, sometimes too many hard hitting mobs will turn to the champ and he'll go down faster than a (insert dirty joke here). Nothing I can really do about that, other than tell the champ to tone it down for a few. And if that's the case, a quick /tell to the champ usually fixes the problem. If it doesn't, it ends up being his problem. Once he dies, everything turns to me and we succeed nonetheless, just a little bit slower
And I hate to say it, but sometimes I hope for that hardheaded champ to just die so it makes my job simpler.
Another post of mine a bit ago was regarding problems with power. Well, after a lot of tweaking, I'm at 2100 power with 1600 ICPR. In Conservation, I never ever have power issues anymore. Only going solo, from mob to mob with no breaks, eventually my power will slowly get low, otherwise, it's always there when I need it!
Anyways, sorry for the long post :P I'm loving my warden so dam much, and our threat generation can really be through the roof. But yes, we need to know our gambits very well, which took me a while, but once we do, there's simply nothing we can't do
/finishes thoughts :P