The Off Tank
, usually abbreviated OT
but also sometimes referred to as the Secondary Tank
, is a fighter with 2 jobs. First is to DPS
when he can, and to take the Aggro
of any adds
off the Main Tank
so the MT can deal with the main target. His second task is to take over for the MT if/when the MT dies, giving the healers time to get the MT back up and re-buffed
Sometimes, the Off Tank will also play the role of Main Assist, which helps the raid focus it's DPS on a single target while the Main Tank holds on to the big target with his much higher defense and aggro control.
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