Alroxas, on 23 October 2012 - 09:25 PM, said:
When fighting Xin the Weaponmaster, several of the mechanics of this fight can be safely ignored (or mitigated) by having the tank pull Xin back to the entrance of the room and have Xin face either corner of the doorway. This provides just enough room to move to the opposite doorway corner when Xin casts Ground Slam
. The doorway is far enough away from all the various traps with exception of the Blade Trap. However, mindful DPS & Healers should be able to find a decent safe spot to stand.
A ha! I found where some of this silliness is coming from. It is NOT true that you can ignore the mechanics by putting him in the doorway. In fact, it takes time to move him back there, it causes range and line of sight issues for your casters (including your healers) and it can also cause him to reset!
Coming from someone who tanked him back in September, it is far far easier to simply stand him at the bottom of the stairs and face him to either the left or the right of the room. Just run through him for Slam. He won't move while casting it. It gives everyone wide open spaces to move around (and DPS!) without all the fuss. Try it! Or better yet try both on a caster and see which you prefer. I'll guarantee that you'll find the doorway method a lot of fuss over nothing.