451 iLvl 380k HP
I pull mobs, and the incoming initial damage is often my worst enemy, seeing how i dont have Shuffle up quite yet and cant get into a rotation, and often have to swap around my beginning rotation to stay alive.
Typically i pull with Haze to apply the debuff, then Keg Smash, Jade Wind for stagger, and Keg>Kick>Jab>Tiger (as fillers) and Guard when 3 stax top priority. That is assuming it is an easy pull for me.
Harder ones im forced to forgo an early Shuffle for an early 0stack Guard and try to climb my way up to safety from half health, its scary, and messes with my rotation and my psyche.
AoE pulls, I Haze, Keg Smash, Wind, Crane, Crane, Fire/Kick/Guard depending on my health dropping.
Is there a stat i should srsly reforge to to prevent that early burst? Dont say "read guides" because i have, i understand how to tank, its just hard for me to recover from a rough start, bosses are no problem for me, its all the big trash packs that hammer my butt into oblivion and is concerning me, its bad morale for everyone. HALP ME!