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12-13-2011 @ 5:14PM
It's not just rumors, Asira's Knives of STFU can most definitely be blocked by melee taking the hit for a caster. Whenever I run this with guildies, we always have caster DPS and healers stand behind the tank. Melee can do it also (and I try to be mindful of this when DPSing on my DK and Pally in pugs) but we find it's just easier to do it that way.So, tanks, please think of your healers and caster DPS and stop running around like crackheads during this fight unless you have to drag her out of the smoke bombs. Having people zig zag around for no reason is extremely frustrating. :\
12-13-2011 @ 5:37PM
Thrall can eat daggers for you too - and I find it pleasing to give him plenty of Knives of STFU, I just wish they *did* make him STFU - but he'll be standing behind Asira, who is standing in front of your tank ... so it's a rare tank who doesn't leave Thrall standing in the Clouds of Bad, making it impossible for casters to stand behind him.
12-13-2011 @ 5:49PM
I find it helps putting a Star/whatever on myself and a Skull on Asira, so casters can more easily line us up.
12-13-2011 @ 5:54PM
Mainly only saw it between patchs 4.0-4.2 but, it would be nice for tanks to stop PvPing with the boss. Some of us are melee and it's hard to compensate with Billy from Family Circus tanking for you. As to the Knives attack, can that be blocked by anyone? Usually, there should be one melee dps in the group. Just stay behind them if you're ranged.
12-13-2011 @ 6:27PM
Playing this as a melee dps got me a very rude message from the healer displaying to me the damage I'd taken in that fight, despite the healer and lock using me as a meatshield instead of the tank =/. Good thing for the damage breakdown Tanks probably shouldn't twist the boss round to start as they sometimes do for this one.
12-13-2011 @ 10:22PM
TRUTH.There are two ways to tank this boss.1) Run around like an idiot moving side to side while silencing your healers and casters who rely on you for silences.2) Calmly deal with smokeclouds by backing her out of the smoke cloud, letting casters stay behind you.'But how do I deal with totems if I'm not running into them!?!'If you back out slowly, with the casters behind you, then totems will fall at your feet. You will NEVER have to move into a totem because the totems come to you.Strafing is NEVER necessary for this boss, any tank who tells you otherwise is wrong.
12-14-2011 @ 2:40AM
As a caster, this boss may be the only time I've ever liked having a hunter in the group. They can eat knives without much trouble.
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