I often explain to Jasper how I used to tank, but now am a healer in SWTOR. He understands how the healers help the tank, and the damage dealers kill the boss, and so on. Talking about it today, we decided to set it up with Lego.
“If the tank and healers dies, um, the damage dealer will end up dying, because he doesn’t have the armour, he’s the one that whacks fast, doof doof doof doof. The tank’s job is to keep the bad guy from attacking the damage dealer, because the damage dealer if he gets hit a few times he’s dead. Tanks can take a lot of whacks but they can’t do as hard a whack as the damage dealers.”