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1-13-2010 @ 6:59AM
I wouldn't be too worried about criticism towards mages in this article. Methinks Sir Robert's remarks are fine when you are dealing with very skilled tanks who have everything under control, but in the world of pugs this is not always the case. Plus with the death of CC and the improved aggro abilities of tanks there seems to have vanished something else: the notion that the tank is not the only one who should look after the healer. People are mainly focused on their dps meters and god forbid that a melee would run away from the boss for a few seconds to peel adds off the healer or that a hunter would remember that there is such a thing as a trap you can put in front of a healer.Blast wave and frost nova are the sole reasons why I as a clothy can successfully keep the healer out of harms way in fights with a lot of adds dropping out of the sky, like the last bosses in Azjol Nerub and TOC. I'm always next to the healer and if a mob has been beating on him for a few seconds and I don't see the tank move: I'll blast wave and kite like mad. And fun fact: you only have to do this once and you are automatically on top of the food chain when it comes to which dps to heal first. Is it the blind DK who is pounding away with 5k dps or the nice mage who can barely produce 3.5k but keeps the baddies busy? You betcha.
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