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11-27-2009 @ 5:26PM
To William:Gormok does a crap ton of melee damage, but short of the bleed ability, no geared or experienced tank should die only to that. His melee isn't all that terribly different from the amount of health you'd expect to see lost on the Patchwerk offtanks before you outgear the encounter. It's not burst damage, it's just high damage, and healable damage at that. If a tank is dying to Gormok's melee before the bleed even comes into play, then one of two things is wrong:a). The tank isn't really geared for the encounter, or:b). You don't have a tanking problem on your hands, you've got a healing problem.Now, after the bleed becomes an issue, the raid logs may well show a tank death to Gormok's melee, but it's still Impale indirectly killing the tank, in much the same way that tanks could die to pre-nerf Gurtogg's melee damage, but that's not what was really killing them.
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