A Main Tank
, often abbreviated MT
, is a heavily-armored fighter with specific abilities (like Taunts
) designed to gain and hold Aggro
. In a group or raid the MT
is not expected to do lots of damage (DPS
); his sole job is to make sure all the mobs are hitting him instead of the squishies
, so that they can do the damage without dying, and so that the healers only have to heal one target. This is crucial to longevity and group/raid success.
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