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1-08-2011 @ 5:31PM
As I'm still learning to tank on my Warrior, in non-heroics, is it better to use devastate than HS on single targets when Revenge and Shield Slam are on cooldown, once you have 3 stacks of sunder? As it is I've been using HS whenever possible (enough time and extra rage) to produce extra threat, but Revenge and SS proc enough for me that I don't get much extra gcd's during which to use Devastate.Basically, what I'm asking is does its damage and threat production warrant an extra focus on its usage besides stacking the debuff?
1-08-2011 @ 11:22PM
General rule is to keep your fingers off heroic strike until you have 50+ rage. Because HS is an instant attack *and* off the global cooldown, the question is whether HSing will leave you rage starved.
1-08-2011 @ 7:51PM
From my experience, using HS instead of devastate will just leave you rage starved. At times when you have a lot of rage flowing, you should be hitting both (HS during the wait for the GCD), and at times when it isn't Devastate is the safer option to keep generating threat without loosing so much rage you can't hit the next Shield Slam or Revenge.That, and the fact that devastate can proc Sword and Board probably means its more valuable than HS throughout a fight.
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