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1-18-2009 @ 8:29PM
"Hand of Reckoning is a 30-yard taunt that deals 1 Holy Damage on an 8 second cooldown. It's awesome. Paladin off-tanking gets even better, and Retribution Paladins no longer have to smash their heads against a wall when faced with a flying mob"Is it possible to 'taunt' something you're not in combat with? I thought it wasn't, in which case this ability isn't the Ranged Pull that the author thinks it is...
1-18-2009 @ 8:53PM
Note the 1 Holy damage. It's a damaging spell (scales with SP) and should be enough to tag a mob under the new mechanics.
1-19-2009 @ 1:52PM
Of course, under the new mechanics, repentance will also tag a mob. So thanks for the holy damage Blizz, but it was really just the single target taunt we were after.I don't know, I guess I shouldn't complain. it will probably do more damage than my SoV auto swings :-/
1-18-2009 @ 9:45PM
No no, I get that it does damage, but can you even activate a Taunt ability if the target isn't already in combat with you?
1-18-2009 @ 9:48PM
It is a taunt, but will be usable out of combat. Basically its a high threat, low damage spell with a range of 30 yards.It also opens up some avenues for off-tanking Prots now. RD taunts 3 targets which is 2 too many on some boss fights especially when there are adds you don't want pulled.
1-19-2009 @ 9:47AM
Warrior taunts are usable outside of combat, too. I'll be using Taunt+Charge on my prot-warrior as a pull whenever my Heroic Throw is on cooldown.
1-22-2009 @ 4:02AM
It's a taunt that does damage, which also makes it double as an attack.as well, with 3.0.8, taunts allow you to tag a mob, whether they do damage or not, if i read the notes right.so either way, its good :)
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