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2-28-2012 @ 9:24AM
Dan, first off good article.Just wanted to weigh in on the use of Army. I'm fine if they want to allow a glyph to remove the taunt. Hopefully it's a minor glyph. But honestly, I'm fine with it being a little used wipe saver that you can keep tucked up your sleeve. I've been able to use it on occasion to that exact effect, and in using it judiciously, have garnered a lot of praise from guildies and group mates alike.DK's don't need another minor DPS cooldown to use at the cost of such a great (if highly situational) utility spell. The frost tree is already ridiculously easy, but I love having all of the utility that we have in our current kit. Learn how to use what you have and use it wisely and your groups will love you. This is yet another of those mechanics that separate stereotypical DKs from good ones.
2-28-2012 @ 9:28AM
"I'm fine with it being a little used wipe saver that you can keep tucked up your sleeve" Agreed, and I tank on my DK, thus my tank (me) always knows when it's coming, so I don't get group aggro for that. If needed a quick "Army on Phase 2" to my healers pretty much keeps everyone happy."Learn how to use what you have and use it wisely and your groups will love you" - Very well said nosoup :)
2-28-2012 @ 10:38AM
I have to say my primary use for Army of the Dead is a tanking cooldown and an emergency fodder to taunt off adds. I'd like to keep it exactly as is. As the above poster noted, a glyph to remove the aunt would be nice for those who want that.
2-28-2012 @ 11:01AM
Absolutely agree with you... if they take away my AotD's taunt, I will cry.I never use Army as a DPS cooldown (that might make me a bad DK, but eh)... I *always* save it for a very specific scenario: The tank or healer has just died, the boss is pretty hurt, but he has just enough health left that he's gonna be able to kill the DPS before we can kill him.I'm really not going to care about the piddling DPS increase of AotD if I'm the last one alive, that boss completely ignores them and keeps hitting me, and I end up biting the dust six seconds before I would've had him. Whereas it would've taken him more that six seconds to target and kill all those taunt-happy ghouls.Alternatively (okay, upon revision, I lied; there are multiple scenarios), even if the boss still has a ton of health, AotD can save the day when my Runic Power bar is empty and it can keep the boss from killing the DPS (especially me) just long enough for me to pool sufficient RP for a battle rez on the aforementioned dead tank or healer.This may seem HUGELY situational, and it really is, but you'd be amazed at *just how often* this actually comes up in LFD in particular! I love my taunty little ghouls; don't take them away from me!
2-28-2012 @ 11:20AM
I wouldn't mind a Minor Glyph removing the taunt. As it stands, I almost never think to use Army of the Dead just because there's so many situations where I shouldn't.If I can't make regular use of an ability, it might as well not exist. That isn't some ultimatum to Blizzard - it's just that rarely-used abilities pretty much drop off the radar for me. I've got four 85s (almost five), each dual-specced...there's only so much I can remember, y'know?
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