Yogg-Saron is not your average tank and spank type of fight. In fact, there is an entire phase were we aren’t really tanking anything at all, that phase being Phase 2. Here is some advice for how to remain “useful” during this Phase and really help your raid do what needs to be done.
- Interrupting Diminishing Power. The Crusher tentacles have a channeled ability called Diminishing Power that, while active, reduces all damage raid-wide by 20%. This can stack if you have more than one Crusher up at a time. Tanks should be running around and interrupting this ability to keep the raid-wide DPS as high as possible throughout this phase. Heroic Throw is amazing for stopping the channel without getting in range of the Crusher’s punishing melee damage. Note: shooting it with a gun will not stop the cast, you have to use a melee ability to successfully interrupt.
- Sunder Armor and Shattering Throw. When a Crusher becomes active your first priority, after stopping Diminishing Power, is to get five Sunders up on any of the Crushers that are being actively DPSed. While this will only directly help your Hunters during the brain phase, once the tentacles are stunned and your melee can jump on they will already be hitting a fully-debuffed tentacle. Remember to put up Shattering Throw on the tentacle once they are stunned as well and you can really watch your melee just go to town.
If you have any more tips for tanking Phase 2 of the Yogg-Saron fight, feel free to post here.