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1-23-2008 @ 10:33AM
@ Chris JahoskyBut you shouldn't need to be BoPing people. And BoPing them doesn't make your life as a tank easier, all it's going to do is condemn the healer next to them to death and cause the mob to run in a random direction. If the mob runs off and you can't hold it then the distance factor in aggro is going to cause it to bounce around in the raid, not come back to you.I'm curious to your math on Vindication. Do you have some argument for it other then "I like it"?
1-23-2008 @ 12:01PM
I've had good luck using bop as an emergency taunt of sorts if righteous defense is resisted. If I get it off fast enough I almost always find the mob coming right back to me. It can be particularly useful for fights like the bear boss in ZA when a resisted rd can mean a wipe. I would never waste the points in guardians favor but the base ability certainly has it's uses.
1-23-2008 @ 7:23PM
'But you shouldn't need to be BoPing people. And BoPing them doesn't make your life as a tank easier, all it's going to do is condemn the healer next to them to death and cause the mob to run in a random direction. If the mob runs off and you can't hold it then the distance factor in aggro is going to cause it to bounce around in the raid, not come back to you.'It's not nessacarily going to kill the healer next to them if the healer is way down on the aggro list and the mage is the only person that is over the tanks aggro. And it's not just you who has to control all the mobs it is often one of the other tanks that has let something go, or a shackle that has broken and the mob is heading to the prist (because they shackled it). BoP really does save lives for clothies as they usually can't take more than 2-3 hits from a raid mob before dying. Seriously, start using it and you will be wondering why you have ignored it for so long.
1-23-2008 @ 12:17PM
No, there is no math on Vindication, and I doubt I'd be able to produce any to support the decision to take it. However, not every talent choice needs to be backed up with theorycrafting.For my Paladin's current role, these are the talents I've found useful.I find it interesting that there are so many people willing to pick this spec apart so thoroughly. This is one possible spec out of many, and not all specs are min-max specs. Build Shop is about talent discussion, not about trying to come up with the "best" build.You guys have made your points, you disagree with some of the talent selections and that is fine, but let's move on now. If you'd like to suggest an alternate build that you want to see covered on Build Shop, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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