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Syntax: toggle tank Instead of familiars jumping into combat and rescuing their owner, they are able to take some hits to protect their owner. Thieves, Warriors, Clerics, Necromancers, and Psionicists all have a low chance for their familiars to take a blow for them. All other classes have a higher chance. The more familiars a player has, the higher the chance that one of the pets will take a hit. For a familiar to be hit, it must be targeting the monster which is attacking its owner. To have your familiars automatically jump into combat with you, toggle on 'toggle petattack'. If you have multiple familiars in the combat, there is a chance that any one of them could take a hit. There is also a chance that your pets will take hits from arrows being sent remotely by archer mobiles.
Related helpfiles: Beast Mastery, Familiar Loyalty.