First of all, hello captains! I hit 75 on my Captain a few weeks ago, and I decided to go for a (off)Tanking captain. I'm aware it not a common path to take, but I thought it would be a bit of fun to see just how much I can Tank as a captain. (Hypothesis: everything upto and including orthanc tier 1; something which I hope to prove.)
The build is shaping up nicely, and I'm at the point where I'm putting theory to practice, and started tanking content. So far I've tackled Fangorn's edge and the Limlight Prequests. Both without issue, it was interesting trying to pick up as many orcs as possible in the last part of FE without force taunting the trolls/ents.
Here are my thoughts, I'd appreciate any more insight.
The obvious issue is tanking multiple mobs, I do what I can with threatening shout, but that can only do so much. The RAT should focus on stuff I've not got aggro on, but I can use the force taunts to pull things of induction classes, and "in harms way" to reduce the damage people are taking from the strays.
Does Routing cry have a straight threat component, or just the force taunt? I tend to keep it back to use as an emergency taunt to get aggro back or pick up adds quickly, but I'm not sure if I should be using it all the time to boost my total threat.
When starting a fight I try to get into aggresive stance before hitting threatening shout, to get the most threat from it. I sometimes hit routing cry at the start to get everything if there are multiple mobs, which allows me to do this.
In the fight I use noble mark on the RAT's target, keep aggresive stance up and hit threatening shout when it comes of cooldown. I have copious use of defensive strikes, and do the battle shout -->DS/PA --> LoE rotation as it comes up. With defeat responses I use SL for threat if I think I require it, otherwise rallying cry for heals.
Traiting I go 5y2b, with captains hope and NFW as the blues. I drop Captains victory, Composure and Defiance from the yellows, thoughts? For legendaries IDOME, FB and LoM
So anyone got thoughts?