This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Raiding 101: AGGRO!

aggro_i_has_it_sWe have new players coming up in the world.. and for the most part they’ve solo’d their way to 80.. and now they’re starting into raids.. so I wanted to run through the basics of Aggro (and maybe more to follow). If you already know it all.. move along, this topic isn’t for you.

Aggro is a measure of how much a mob hates you (aggression)
An Aggro Table is a mob’s list of who it hates and how much it hates them.
In most cases, the Aggro Table governs who the mob will attack.
If the mob knows you exist, and the mob is aggressive to you, then you are probably somewhere on its aggro table.

MOST OF THE TIME the mob will hate the TANK the most. That’s not always true.
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