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1-04-2012 @ 8:44PM
Could you possibly include the most common marks for each? I just started tanking today, and while I know square for hunter trap and moon for sheep because I play them, I don't know the others to use them.
1-04-2012 @ 8:49PM
no marks are set in stone. always ask to be sure.
1-04-2012 @ 9:20PM
I usually see star for sap and the purple thing for warlock fear, but like Ametrine says, not set in stone. And others in the group may not be familiar with marks, no matter how common they are, so best not assume. Since you're the tank and presumably setting the marks, just call them with the first pull. SAY "trap square please," or "sap star, sheep moon." There! And elaborate and use full sentences when necessary. ("[playername,] could you sheep this guy here with the moon over his head?") Some people don't get called on to use their CC much, so a bit of clarification doesn't hurt.If you like you can also ask which mark they prefer ("I'm going to mark a target for you to fear. Any preference as to which mark? Skull is taken. :-P") In general, talking in groups is A Good Thing.
1-04-2012 @ 9:23PM
In general, square means Freezing Trap, moon means Polymorph, triangle means Hex, star means Sap. Also, skull means "kill first" and X means "kill second". However, as stated by Ametrine, it never hurts to talk about what marks will mean what before you pull.
1-04-2012 @ 9:41PM
Typically:White Skull: 1st kill targetRed X "Cross": 2nd kill targetYellow Star: 3rd kill target or Sap/Repent/Mind Control (for this reason, tends to be a humanoid)Blue Square: Hunter's trap OR second Hex/sheepGreen Triangle: Hex OR second Sheep/trap/sapPurple Diamond: Fear OR Mind ControlSilver Moon (wtb Golden Sun mark, blizz): Sheep, sleep, or root undead.Orange Circle (hardly ever used): second fear or what have you. That's what is common on the emberstorm battlegroup.
1-04-2012 @ 10:02PM
On Doomhammer I was taught thatSkull = killX = 2nd Kill or off tankSquare = TrapMoon = SheepTriangle = druid (sleep or roots, used less commonly)Circle = SapDiamond = lock (whatever is appropriate)Star = shackle/MCWhenever I pug and the folks know what they are doing, the CC tends to go out before I have a chance to mark, but mostly those classes respond to those marks.
1-05-2012 @ 2:00AM
@Ametrinesorry, for me at least blue square is for hunter's trap (ie set in stone) because from my days raiding in BC.... even if it's wrong... I'm trapping it. Should see me bug out if there is a blue square over a party member... 'trap'... wtf? :P
1-05-2012 @ 2:34AM
I've seen diamond=repent a fair amount. The diamond is sort of pinkish and repent is a more reliable cc than fear. When I'm my shaman, triangle gets hexed, but bind elemental can also be diamond (this makes sense with diamond=lock as mentioned above, since locks are the other class that deals well with elementals). Circle is druid sometimes, by the 'class colors' logic, but more often triangle is used for their cc.
1-05-2012 @ 2:39AM
Like Mechakisc, I have also always used Circle for Sap.
1-05-2012 @ 4:43AM
There are no specific marks for each CC. You're the tank, you mark so you decide. Just type in raid or party what each mark means and go for it. The group will get the hang of your system soon enough. ;-)
1-05-2012 @ 10:37AM
You are the tank so you can decide what you would like to mark and which mark to use.
1-05-2012 @ 4:01PM
There's actually a blue post "confirming" that Moon=Sheep :)Sadly, I don't remember it right now. Gogo Google!
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