Hey fellow archers, here is a move that a few people use (but not enough) that will greatly help out when you are running with a warrior (or even a mage, if they can gather in a corner) tank that will make everyone love you. Or love you even more.
One thing I always see is that when a tank hauls through a load of mobs down a hall or coming into a room, there are always a couple of mobs trailing him a little further than the rest closely following the tank.
DO NOT hit Auto attack..IGNORE them and follow the tank into whatever corner he/she is going to. DIVE in behind the tank, not shooting anything as they are gathering the mobs before they hit Beckon. You can literally be standing in the middle of 10 mobs and not one will touch you, if the tank is aggroing them with taunt or a mage skill as they lead. Just tuck in behind the tank as close as you can and follow them into the corner. NO AUTO.
Once the warrior uses Beckon or the mage has run into the corner, now you can unload with Cruel Blast, then throw Thorns (mages love to see thorns), pop Auto on, etc. You will be rewarded with not one or two but several COMBOs and people will laugh at quickly vaporized mobs.
The problem is that as birds we tend to target the rear trailing mobs when a tank is trying to pull....this causes them to stop and turn around and attack you. You now have A) decreased the effectiveness of the tank's pull, B) fallen behind the tank yourself as you are now messing around trying to kill a couple of mobs way behind the tank and C) left the tank in his corner with a nice bundle of mobs around him wondering "Where the hell is that bird?" because you are B) still messing around trying to kill the rear mobs you aggroed while the tank was trying to gather them.
Wish I could take pics of what I mean, but I have a new Droid and haven't figured out screenies in the midst of a run yet,
Give it a shot...fight the urge to shoot anything while the tank is gathering, and do not be afraid to dive right in behind the tank until the very end and blast away.