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11-10-2010 @ 4:53PM
Pallies can use 4 GCDs in a row putting out AOE threat and one of those is on a 3 second cd, that is quite OP compared to druids and dk's and not quite relatively the same.
11-10-2010 @ 5:07PM
4 in a row?Consecration (As laughable threat as ever) 30 sec CD, 10 sec durationHotR 3 secHoly Wrath 15 secAvenger's Shield, unglyphed 15, variable with GC procsVs.Blood Boil, 1 blood runeDeath and Decay, 1 unholyHeart Strike, 1 BloodI don't see a serious difference.Bears might have an issue with the CD on swipe, but I have yet to see a bear have trouble with AoE. Unfortunately I don't currently play one endgame to comment further.
11-10-2010 @ 6:23PM
If a bear uses Thorns correctly on a pull, there is no way he should lose aggro. As long as each mob in a pack hits the bear just once, the amount of damage and threat from thorns should easily keep those mobs sticking to him. If swipe misses and a mob aggros to another player, he has faerie fire, and, failing that, growl, as ranged aggro abilities.Honestly it feels like most tanks are pretty much equal with AoE threat; pallies are still slightly better solely because of avenger's shield, or the avenger's shield + consecrate combination. When doing 5mans on my fury warrior, I've been able to pull off of pally tanks about as much as I have from DK's and warriors. Don't run into too many bears to know, but IMO bear threat is all about thorns.Also, if you have a druid in your group, and she's good at casting thorns on the tank, AoE aggro will be ridiculously more easy for your tank to maintain.
11-10-2010 @ 6:33PM
For comparing Paladins and DKs, Avenger's Shield and Consecrate are along the lines of Heart Strike and Death and Decay. After those you're looking at Hammer/Holy Wrath and Blood Boil. I'm not sure how they stack up, but one of those two is the wild card. :P
11-10-2010 @ 6:46PM
Oh, and if Paladins use those four abilities in a row, they're either doing it wrong or trying to recover from someone else doing it wrong.
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