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5-30-2010 @ 8:15PM
HEY YOU BOOMKINS OUT THERE.Cower exists !
5-30-2010 @ 8:21PM
Actually, cower is pretty awful. It reduces your threat by a small, static amount instead of a percentage. So a couple melee hits or ticks from a dot totally counteract the effect. A druid will drop aggro more quickly by just not attacking for a few seconds until the tank gets the mob back.
5-30-2010 @ 8:24PM
Last I checked you need to not only shift to another form, which cost an assload of mana (and time, since you have to wait to store up 20 energy to use it), but Cower only lowers threat if you're within 5 yards of the enemy. Not super useful to boomkin.
5-30-2010 @ 8:54PM
Last I checked, Cower is usually forgotten, so I decided to throw it out there.Usually forgotten by myself at least. >.
5-30-2010 @ 11:02PM
It's 'forgotten' for a good reason. A SINGLE auto-attack that crits (from a cat) immediately regains the threat that Cower reduces. This is because Cower is a piece of shit that reduces threat by a tiny fixed amount rather than a percentage. It never scaled with gear and damage as patch after patch arrived. You're better off just stopping attacking, period, than attempting to use Cower to lower your threat.
5-31-2010 @ 6:45AM
The static amount is about 2k or 4k, I can't remember. If you have a threat meter, a dps usually puts out 1.5k-2k threat PER SECOND. So Cower simply reduces threat of ONE SECOND of your usual threat. What's more, it has a CD, and an energy cost. Had they simply made it % based, it would be no problem. But as it is, it's completely, utterly useless.
5-31-2010 @ 2:37PM
Yeah cower is about as awful for Druids as wind shear is for us Shaman, if it wasn't for them forcing the interrupt component on it it'd be completely useless to us.. Nice attempt though, might want to try that on a Druid article next time.
5-31-2010 @ 7:18PM
@boomingechos. Really Wind Shear useless? I think not. It has very little mana cost and is independent from our GCD. I cast it nearly everytime it's up on a boss fight. Different from cower casting this does not cost us extra mana and still supplies a good amount of threat reduction, I guess if you're looking at it like the boomkins are to cower and thinking it's be better to just not cast for a while, then you're losing out on a LOT of dps just for the sake of disregarding a very effective spell.
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