If you’ve raided a lot as a rogue, you’ve probably had to evasion-tank when a tank died or if a dps (maybe you) pulled the boss off the tank. Sometimes its just a matter of staying alive untl the tank can taunt him back. Sometimes, though, its epic.
This past week we were doing a Sartharion 3D zerg to get someone their black drake mount. With about 5% health left, the tank died. I immediately went into emergency-mode. I was third on the threat list when the tank died. If I were a plate-wearer, or druid with bear form, I might have tried to tank him and see if the healers could keep me alive. As a leather-wearing rogue, there’s no chance of that.
So, I pop Vanish to wipe my threat. Yes, that means that Sarth and all the adds are going after the healers now and then the ranged dps. No matter – once the tank classes are dead the healers have no purpose anymore since Sarth can one-shot all the leather and mail dps. While Sarth is running around munching on the rest of the raid, I’m dpsing and keeping Rupture up so the DoT will keep ticking after I die.
I’m watching his health bar drop as the remaining dps unloads on him. Finally he gets down to my spot on the threat list. Sarth turns to me and I hit Evasion. Dodge, dodge, dodge, and down he goes.
That’s the second time I’ve tanked the boss down to his death on a Sarth 3D zerg. I also evasion-tanked Prince Malchezzar from 1% to dead back in the Karazhan days. I’m sure I’ve done similar things on other bosses, but Sarth and Prince were the ones that stand out.
Have you evasion-tanked a boss to its death?