So I flagged up for the baby dungeons on conjurer on Taprara Rara yesterday because I'm still trying to gear her up in preparation for the stuff in the 20s. I'm sorted into Copperbell, and we get about three rooms in and our tank quits out of the blue. No warning... We had been doing very well, too. I don't know what his/her deal was.
While we wait for Duty Finder to get us a fresh tank, me and the two DPS continue crawling along tank-less. We pause for a few minutes at the first blasting device, but then shrug and decide to give it a go. Success! We survived. As conjurer, I ended up being a blood tank more often than not, but as long as I didn't run out of MP, it was cool.
Things go along more or less the same til we get to the flan room. On our first try we managed to get the flan to split into four, but all three of us got caught in the bomb and had to restart. At this point, one of the DPS decides he's had enough and leaves. Before me and the other DPS can dissolve and end the run, Duty Finder dutifully fills in our second DPS slot - with a guy who needs the clear since we got the message about this being a "first time duty" for the player.
***** it, let's do this, we said. We took out the flan on the second try.
We actually managed to deal with the rest of the run and the final giants without a tank, and got the replacement DPS the win he needed for the story.
I actually used my ether macro for the first time. MP was a bit of an issue the entire time since there was zilch damage mitigation.
I doubt this is possible at the upper level runs, but if you tank is gone at these lower level runs, just go ahead and finish it out. You'll probably make it.
Edited, Oct 1st 2013 1:11pm by Catwho