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10-08-2008 @ 12:38AM
Life tap does not produce any threat, it's perfectly safe to use even when a tank body pulls and has not put any threat on the mobs.
10-08-2008 @ 1:06AM
It does however make a healer's heart skip and often automatically throw a heal at the lock because it looks like they suddenly took a big hit of damage. Stupid locks LTing in combat.
10-08-2008 @ 2:09AM
Lifetap does produce threat, however small. You gain mana from the lifetap - that mana gain produces threat.
10-08-2008 @ 11:41PM
"Lifetap does produce threat, however small. You gain mana from the lifetap - that mana gain produces threat."Not only threat, but threat on everything--same as healing does.For those who doubt what Healer said: try it. Have one player enter aggro range and run back and the second lifetap (if not full mana), evocate or whatever. The mob(s) will come straight to #2.Mana, health, I think even energy & rage regens generate small AoE threat. My mage once pulled aggro from a bad tank in heroic SH by bandaging to prove the point.Great article again from the best writer on the site about the mechanics and play of the game.
10-08-2008 @ 4:51AM
No, it doesn't generate any threat, even from the mana gained. Try it out for yourself with a buddy. Have him or her body pull something then life tap next to that mob.
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