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5-10-2007 @ 12:38PM
Honestly, I don't agree with this assesment. Like you say, against a boss (and honestly who cares about trash pulls?) the shield will absorb one or MAYBE two swings. So let's look at the two cases, first the case without a PWS, and second the case with a PWS.Without a PWS:Time 0--warrior swings at boss, generating rageTime 1--boss swings at warrior, generating more rageWith a PWS:Time 0--warrior swings at boss, generating rageTime 1--boss swings back at warrior, generating no rage (since the damage is absorbed by PWS)Time 2--warrior swings at boss, generating more rageTime 3--boss swings at warrior, generating more rageSo take a look at those two sequences. What do you see? Time 2 and 3 with a PWS are the same as time 0 and 1 without but the warrior has more rage from the swing that he took at time 0. So unless you have some seriously antsy dps'ers who aren't disciplined enough to wait for the second sunder or the "dps go!" call your tank will be better off with the PWS. All it does is delay the amount of time dps can engage by about one boss swing (and, since the tank will have more rage (and hence aggro) from his "free" first swing, the dps can start ramping up their dps faster).Am I missing something here?
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