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7-02-2009 @ 3:14PM
Please forgive my complete ignorance on the subject of rage - I've never run a warrior or druid before.But couldn't you use a pre-combat Rage Potion before difficult AOE pulls?
7-02-2009 @ 3:30PM
Ya you could. But depending on the fight an armor pot is sometimes better for the pull.I have been tanking with my warrior since UBRS and it has changed to some degree but it is the same at the core. I have been working on Yogg recently and phase 1 on that fight is a bi*ch! I can handle it. I can get through it but all it takes is someone hitting the adds before they reach me and it becomes a mess. You can't charge to the adds since you have to stay out of clouds and your taunt is on a 10 sec cooldown unless your vigilance target gets hit. Your only other hope is heroic throw as a Oh S**t button or your aoe taunt. TC can be good if the target is near you but you don't always have that luxury. I love tanking. LOVE IT! But people need to understand how hard the first few seconds of a fight is on us especially if you happen to dodge an attack or 2. I am so sick of hearing how they are used to the Paladin threat.
7-02-2009 @ 3:32PM
Sure, and you can use a pre-combat dps potion, too. Do you? of course not. No one should need to use consumables to be able to do their job on trash, ESPECIALLY consumables to fill the primary resource that even allows you to do your job AT ALL.Not to mention the chain-pulling that takes place in many cases. You would never leave combat long enough to use another pot, and if you did it would end up being very expensive just to meet minimum tanking requirements.
7-02-2009 @ 3:35PM
yes... but what for? with shield spec you block enough and gain enough rage where in an aoe pack rage isnt a problem, instead its that you have to work around a 6 second and 20 second cooldown as you're only real aoe threat dealers. theres damage shield, but thats minor, as are all the shouts. so you wind up tabbing around and hitting individuals with devastates and HS's. luckily if you time it right, and the mobs are stunnable you can usually Tclap, shockwave, and when the stun wears off Tclap again.
7-02-2009 @ 3:52PM
or your DPS could wait 2 globals before burning aoe packs... warrior threat and snap threat are great though on single target.
7-02-2009 @ 9:16PM
As a druid tank I sometimes see spiky rage like you mention - but most bosses have plenty of raid damage that usually keeps my rage bar topped up nicely.
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