Somewhat of a necropost, BUT...
So I finally got to the end of the MSQ, those two raids, the first where you go in to disable to magitek shield and then the one after it where you gotta kill Ultima Weapon, right?
I'm a PLD with 71 avg. item level, with 5600-ish health. The first time, I'm in there with a Warrior with 10k+ health, which means that surely his Item Level is much higher than mine. The trash pulls are rather chaotic, and then we come up to the first boss, and it goes like this:
1). I let the other tank run up first, and then I follow a second later. I slap a Fast Blade on, and then Spirits Within, and then Circle of Scorn.
2). I use Savage Blade. I glance up at the threat meter, and I notice I've got yellow threat, I'm almost tied with the other tank.
3). I use Rage of Halone, we're tied (it keeps going between us for a sec because of auto-attacks)
4). I do Fast Blade, it goes to the WAR.
5). I do Savage Blade, it goes to me.
6). I do Rage of Halone, now the WAR only has 75% threat
And it just goes down-hill from there, the WAR doesn't seem to be able to break 50% of my threat. I'm like "how could this possibly be happening?"
So I wind up main-tanking the thing without even really trying (wasn't spamming Flash, didn't use Provoke).
This keeps going on the rest of the dungeon.
So, next up, the Ultima Weapon raid. Dark Knight, 8500HP and I'm still at 5600. The same exact thing happens, again.
Both tanks acted like they knew the dungeon, and they knew the pulls, and they knew where/how to go, but then both had Mandy Sprouts next to their names.
I'm kinda wondering how you can get enough item-level to get that much health, but yet not be able to hold hate against a tank that's got half your health, not even using all of their threat buttons, lol. How is that possible? I don't know anything about a DRK, but I know WARs should not be that bad at holding hate on single-targets.