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1-10-2012 @ 7:45PM
Tanks waiting for the exact moment when the shields and/or the hots run off them to pull all the mobs. It's like they know it's better to pull without anything on them. Hate them.
1-10-2012 @ 9:11PM
Sometimes your tank is waiting for a defensive or offensive cooldown to expire. I know its good to have your buffs active when I pull, but it won't help as much as the ranged silence I need to position that damn caster or proactively hit a defensive cooldown on a tough pull.Food for thought.
1-10-2012 @ 9:48PM
Actually, sometimes your tank is waiting or even clicking off your hots to keep your skinny healing butt alive. Groups of mobs love jumping the healer who just had to have 3 hots rolling while the tank is pulling, and before he's hit anything. This is especially true on gauntlet type mechanics such as tyrande's crap where it's not just before the tank has hit, but new mobs are coming.
1-10-2012 @ 10:29PM
Jabadabadana --If the HoTs are already rolling on you prior to combat starting, they do not pull aggro. It's the casting of the HoTs that will do it.
1-11-2012 @ 3:16AM
It's a great way of detecting old-school tanks :-). When the rules changed so that existing HoT ticks didn't caue aggro before the pull, I had to change my tanking and healing reflexes (main's a bear/tree).
1-11-2012 @ 12:52PM
@ MartinI have to agree with Jaba. I'm almost sure the ticks from Hots cause aggro for the healer. I've died several times from the cat packs in ZA because I had Hots ticking when the tank pulled the next group. I was definitely not casting anything to pull the mobs.
1-11-2012 @ 1:41PM
A HOT that does no healing (if applied before the fight) causes no threat. If it's 100% overheals, it's 0 threat. It has been proven and tested.Now, I suppose it's possible that there may be a heartbeat pause where the tank has body aggro only on 3/4 of a 4 pack, he gets hit, and the HOT ticks before the tank can use his AOE move, but I think those circumstances would be suitably rare as to be nothing to worry about; and it would only be a split second of aggro at most before the tank Swiped/Tclapped/etc.
1-11-2012 @ 2:51PM
So if the tank were not at 100% health when they pulled, and had a HoT ticking, the healer would get aggro. Sounds right. In my situation, the tank regularly triggered that next pack at
1-11-2012 @ 2:53PM
stupid comment system....less than 90% health, and I immediately pulled aggro on all of the mobs.
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