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1-16-2012 @ 4:24PM
If I've just dropped a ton of mana on an AoE, please don't proceed to tank the targets out of of the spell.This is more a concern of my leveling characters of course but oh so frustrating!
1-16-2012 @ 4:51PM
Seconded!Surest way to get a tank to move is for my DK to drop Death and Decay...
1-16-2012 @ 5:06PM
Well, you shouldn't be dropping Death & Decay as a DPS anyway. Its a high threat ability. Sure, a good pally or druid tank that can spam AoE threat all day long should be able to hold aggro against D&D, not everybody can. The damage output you get from it can't be all that great, so just don't use it.
1-16-2012 @ 5:22PM
Well - to be fair, I don't use it often. And, I run Skada to make sure I've got a handle on my threat, so I'm not ripping aggro away from the tank.That said - you're right, and I'm having trouble coming up with an example of when I've used it. I'm thinking maybe the slime trash leading up to Yor-Sahj? I dunno - even if that was the case, that's probably a dumb time to be using it, too. I *do* like to drop it on that actual boss fight, right before I haul ass out to kill the assigned slime... just to get a few extra ticks on the big guy, or to get the adds that spawn while I'm focusing the mana void.
1-16-2012 @ 5:30PM
@Edymnion - DnD is part of the Unholy rotation, even single-target, and hasn't been high-threat since . . . Wrath, IIRC.
1-20-2012 @ 4:43AM
Tanking on my druid... a DK can drop D&D all day and I wont lose aggro.Tanking on my warrior, if I have notification that the DK is going to drop D&D, I can line up a Shockwave, stun the adds, regain threat and off I go.I actually had a DK pop army in a random the other night while on my druid. They were going nuts on the boss and I didnt even lose aggro *blink*But I agree wholeheartedly with some of the comments about keeping the DPS happy. I have always tried to keep an eye on their mana/health as much of the time as I can and if they need a mana break between groups, they can have a quite sit down and regain their mana, or I will come out of bear and toss them an innervate to help them :)On of the things that I seriously dont like... people coming into the group, inspecting me and then saying that the bear is wearing DPS gear. Hello... most of my gear is directly interchangable between my cat form and my bear form... its only the enchants and reforges that need to be changed.
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