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4-02-2008 @ 12:41PM
Yeah, on the topic of subtlety to cloak - it can actually be detrimental to you, depending on your playstyle.Example - in an encounter like Vashj I'll have RF so that that adds aggro to me over other healers. They have salv, I have RF - basically, I'm trying to increase the threat gap over them as much as possible, and subtlety definitely doesn't help do that.Personally, I go with armor as its pretty cheap and comes slightly in handy if the mobs ever actually get to me before a tank. ^^
4-02-2008 @ 1:30PM
I hadn't actually thought of that. I guess that shows how seldom I raid.
4-02-2008 @ 1:52PM
How much to do you use RF while raiding?
4-02-2008 @ 1:58PM
Actually, more often than you'd think. I've got a cookie-cutteresque build of 42/19, and as such have 3 points in Imp RF - that is, increasing that effect of RF's threat modifier, but also reducing damage coming in by 6%.For fights where I need to out-threat other people or healers (like the Vashj example above - another example is Kael, where I liked to have healing-aggro on the phoenixs before the druid picked them up), having RF on is important. For fights where reducing incoming damage is important and they aren't heal-threat sensitive (for example, Gorefiend and Bloodboil), the reduced damage is nifty.It's hardly necessary, but it's a nifty little buff, be it its threat modifier or damage reduction. =)
4-02-2008 @ 2:09PM
Cool.. I'm not at that stage of endgame, but when I suggested using it on Curator to ensure I was second on the aggro list to take the "hateful bolt" I was pretty much laughed at.I'll be trying it out a little more in various situations after reading your post.Thanx!
4-02-2008 @ 2:20PM
If you really aren't tanking very much, the situation where you need to tank adds is one where you can swap out your regular cloak for something that doesn't have subtlety on it. Whether you're getting any milage out of the enchant normally (usually it's the DPS, not the healers, who are pushing the aggro envelope) is a separate question, but if you would benefit from it normally I don't think that one limited situation justifies avoiding it on your everyday gear. That point aside, DPS casters and healadins both have issues with the cloak enchant. My mage has spell penetration because it's the least useless to mages (still pretty useless, I'm debating switching to armor), but you could make the argument for dodge rating, steelweave, or even agility instead on a Pally. Tanks, melee, and hunters get useful back enchants but everyone else is pretty much left out in the cold.
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