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12-23-2010 @ 9:17AM
@sheldonhHappy to answer that. Old timer melee dps here. Kicks and pummels have been off the GCD since wrath. The days where you stood around and do nothing waiting for your turn to kick on RoS is gone (thank god). As for warriors vs rogues. I'll use fury as the base. If you read the spell description of kick, it has a 10s cooldown, and shuts the caster out of the spell school for 5s. Therefore using, 2 and only 2 rogues, you can completely shut a boss out from casting certain very nasty spells. (Like searing flame on general vezax). Compared that to a fury warrior. Pummel is 10s cooldown, but only 4s spell lock out. You'll therefore need 3 warriors to perform the same job as two rogues. By the way, a rogue + a warrior can't completely lock down either, because your CD will still be 10s, but your total lock out will only be 9s. It's not end of the world, for example on normal mode bosses. But on RoS or HM 25 verzax, missing an interrupt basically is a raid wipe. A general misconception is shaman being better at locking down boss casts. But it is not because wind sheer only silences for 2s.Back to the prot warrior. First a raid tank aren't automatically going to be hit capped on specials. So you might miss. Second raid bosses can't be dazed. Thirdly, shield bash is 12s CD, and 6s silence. But do you then pair a second prot warrior to shut down a boss? (There are bosses that need to be tanked by 2 tanks). Pairing a prot warrior with a rogue, dps warrior, dps dk etc, will not give you the shutdown you get from two rogues. For example, a kick and a shield bash gives only 11s lock out, and the prot warrior has a 12s CD. So you still have 1s window where the boss will cast, and you will both be on CD.Gag order is a silence, not an interrupt. They don't usually work on raid bosses. And also it's a 30s CD.
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