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3-05-2010 @ 2:26PM
Bears already have the threat scaling as they shift into form - bear form has an inherent threat multiplier.I think GC's main point is that the system is presently broken, principally due to the unexpectedly high-ilvl gear that's been handed out because of the decision to give better gear in the heroic modes in Wrath. He's reiterated that in multiple forum posts on different topics, as it's turned round and bitten the design team in multiple unexpected ways.Fixing it? That's easy. Nerf all the DPS and push the enrage timers out correspondingly ;-). And before I get flamed to oblivion, yes, I *do* run tank, healer, melee DPS and ranged DPS.
3-05-2010 @ 5:41PM
"bear form has an inherent threat multiplier."As does Defensive Stance.
3-05-2010 @ 7:50PM
ALL tanks have inherent threat modifiers: Druids from (Dire) Bear Form, DKs from Frost Presence, Paladins from Righteous Fury, and Warriors from Defensive Stance.What's your point?
3-05-2010 @ 9:11PM
All tanks have a +30% threat modifier in their respective tank stances, apart from paladins who have +80%.
3-05-2010 @ 11:53PM
That's not completely correct - the 80% for Paladins applies only to Holy spells, not all forms of damage like the other classes. The net result is a similar amount of threat on a single target, given similarly gear.I think your statement makes it sound like Paladins are gifted with 50% more threat than other tanks, which isn't true.
3-06-2010 @ 6:29AM
Except that the only thing that isn't a "holy spell" is auto attacks, so to all intents and purposes they are gifted with +50% more threat than anyone class (and it shows in the current state of the game).I do appreciate that a lot of warrior spells have the tag "this generates high amounts of threat" however a lot of those same spells are used by DPS warriors so effectively we get +30% more threat (minus the damage nerf from defensive stance) - anyway it isn't enough hence the need for ToT, MD and vigilance.The fact that Paladins don't have a vigilance type spell says a lot...
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