Skip to Content
7-11-2008 @ 4:43AM
This is just an idea so don't flame me I beg.1. More multi-stage boss fights. Give the warrior a stage he can excell at, then get a threat restart with a new stage where the druid holds his own really well, same again with high magic AOE for the Death Knight to handle.2. Make bosses "tougher" but introduce a threat transfer mechanic to tanks. Hunters have something similar. But imagine a boss that's so bad, or puts on so many debuffs the tank can't take it, so he passes the threat on to warrior No. 2 in a sort of "No not me! Hit him instead!" Meanwhile the first tank recovers.The second idea I like more, as it gives the hillarious potential for tanks to get revenge on the idiots in PUGs who annoy them. If that damn hunter keeps taking aggro in pulls, send ALL the mobs his way on the next encounter. Muahaha.
7-11-2008 @ 6:32AM
#2 already exists it is called "tell_your_tanking_parter_to_TAUNT_the_mob".
7-11-2008 @ 7:00AM
you mean Bear in ZA?
7-11-2008 @ 11:14AM
As another poster already mentioned, there already are bosses in the game that make Druid tanks less viable then other tanks. And it was mentioned the bear boss in ZA. His bear form damage hurts druids a hell of a lot more then plate wearers, so when we take our bear there, they always are stuck with dealing with his troll form. And this bear gets rage starved a lot, so they tend to wear some of their RP gear for easy fights. I've seen them wearing some RP gear in boss fights in early Kara, just because they aren't generating enough rage. That and our warriors have a solution to help in rage starved fights: Wear no pants.As the Pantsless Prophet, I approve of this.
7-11-2008 @ 11:26AM
Then he feigns death and all the mobs go after the healer . . . gg
7-11-2008 @ 1:04PM
We already have your suggested 2. for the bear boss in ZA. My Feral Druid takes the troll form and one of our Prot Paladins takes the bear form. Very fun fight.
7-11-2008 @ 5:18PM
Gurtogg Bloodboil is pretty much exactly as you describe, the tanks get debuffs that can't stack too high or they get gibbed, so 3 tanks are constantly battling for aggro, when a tank gets so many stacks he'll stop generating aggro and the next tank in line should do everything he can to surpass his aggro maybe even with the help of Misdirects. The first tank has to wait a certain amount of time before he can take aggro (his debuffs will wear off). It's recommended to have three tanks because two really stretches the number of debuff stacks each has to take and is very unforgiving if one tank can't generate enough threat also, and with three, if a tank gets gibbed, it's not a wipe yet. Fortunately there's some frontal AoE in the form of a nature damage breath as well as a cleave to keep your rage up.On a fight like this, Bears are really great for their innate high TPS and their biggest avoidance stat, dodge, keeps the debuffs from stacking too fast. Really good prot warriors can generate quite a bit of TPS even when not being directly hit but prot pallies really have a hard job because their mana regen really hurts their ability to off-tank and keep up with threat. Avoidance helps keep the debuffs from stacking too fast but he hits like a Mack truck anyway, so mitigation and HP can't be skimped. On top of that, in their top defensive gear, they have to generate thoroughly rude TPS because he also happens to knockback tanks, dropping their threat in an unquantifiable way (threat meters don't accurately reflect the amount of threat the knockback drops).But this fight is really stressful for almost everyone. Healers are going 100% balls to the wall from about 10 seconds into the fight until he's dead, 3/5 groups of the raid are dancing, and everyone has the ominous threat of potentially being the next to take Gurtogg's aggro for about 30 seconds with the whole raid spamming heals as hard as they can and them doing everything they can to mitigate that damage and keep themselves alive (mages love this fight, heh).
7-15-2008 @ 10:52AM
This is used in a bunch of bosses at T5 and beyond. Loot reaver comes to mind.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.