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8-09-2010 @ 8:11PM
As a whole I really liked these tips, except for the Tactician one. Since while sapped you cannot build any threat at all, shouldn't the Tacticians die first so the threat preventer (as well as extra damage from not being able to dodge block or parry) is no longer there?Oh, and Putricide casts Tear Gas, not Vile Gas (And on heroic, neither)
8-10-2010 @ 12:09AM
I believe it's a typo: should be "fast", not "last".
8-10-2010 @ 1:17AM
No, I would agree with "last". If you split your tank targets right, you should have one tank with adequate threat to hold up against DPS; meanwhile, the tank getting sapped gets more time to build threat between saps.Otherwise, if you put DPS on the tactictian and try to burn him down while the tank is sapped, you end up with a bunch of dead DPS.
8-10-2010 @ 1:38AM
Warrior tanks can have fun on this trash by using Spell Reflect on "Lich Slap", knocks the Lich mob back instead of you. Tough to time with only a 1 second cast on Lich Slap, but oh so fun if the rest of your raid doesn't know about it.
8-10-2010 @ 3:44AM
I'm sure "last" was meant.The trick here is to put Tacticians into some form of Crowd Control at the beginning of the pull (Shackle Undead and Repentance work great). It's best if you manage to do that before they reach the corridor. Then just kite the rest of their group out of the chamber and kill without being bothered by Blood Saps. When there are only Tacticians left, they are no longer as big a threat as usually.
8-10-2010 @ 5:30AM
We are putting tactician down first. He/she is not tauntable and almost 1shooting everybody.
8-10-2010 @ 9:49AM
Ret paladins can render this entire conversation moot. With Divine Purpose, hand of Freedom removes stuns, and Blood Sap qualifies. Have your ret make a mouseover macro for HoF and pop it on whoever gets sapped and Presto! Tank is back in business.
8-10-2010 @ 11:20AM
Hi guys,Yes, Vile Gas is a typo. That was meant to be Tear Gas. Sorry about that.And the tacticians should die last. If you assign a tank to pick them up, there's generally no problem with the tanks surviving the Blood Sap, they just can't build threat.The only real "threat" from the Tacticians is if they start attacking someone else in the raid.Generally I use 3 tanks and just give each tank 2 mobs to pick up. If you only have 2 tanks, I'd use some sort of Crowd control on 2 of them and have 1 tank on tacticians and 1 tank on the first 2 kill targets.
8-10-2010 @ 11:28AM
Don't forget you can always shackle the tactician until everything else is dead. Then it can sap it's little heart out...'cause it's still gonna die.
8-12-2010 @ 12:04PM
Kill Tacticians First. If one tank gets sapped, the other tank can taunt.Also, last time I checked, the Tactician can be stun locked during Blood Sap ... oh wait, DPS is too busy looking at trash meters to do their job ... nvm, carry on.
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