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12-16-2009 @ 12:03PM
Allison, have you tried the corridor method for the trash waves? As a mage, I've seen that method done by the main bear tank in my guild and it is much more effective for bears and warrior tanks, because you guys have intercept abilities to run around and collect mobs while generating rage and snap threat; as opposed to the DK's and Paladins, who drop shiny spells on the floor in one static position and generate threat.Also, I generally am marking targets (with an addon called Lucky Charms), and as a mage, I can usually stand back and identify the Priest and mark him while the tank is busy, you know, being a tank. The generally agreed upon kill order is: Priest, Shadow Mercenary, Mage, Rifleman, Footman; however once the priest and mercenary are gone, most groups that are geared well enough can start just pewpewing away at them. One thing about Priest's Cower: It can wipe you (if the priest cowers the healer) and it's a super fast cast and very difficult to interrupt (I've got pretty fast reflexes and only interrupt it about 50% of the time).People just have to understand those trash waves are not a dps race, it's more about control, identifying the correct enemies to down, keep everyone cleansed/decursed. But anyway, I was wondering if you had tried or experienced the corridor method (where you tank the mobs in the beginning corridor as opposed to the alcoves for LOS). The big advantage as I understand for warrior and bear tanks is that you have intercept type abilities as opposed to death grip pulling abilities, so it can be more effective to get that aggro if a trash mob wanders off that big furry rocket-butt.
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