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Ghostcrawler talks tanks and threat {WoW}

Dec 16th 2010 10:33PM You are completely wrong here. The hunter casts misdirection in anticipation of his first attacks. As explained here the misdirection is then available for the next 30 seconds. The 4 second timer doesn't start until the first threat-generating attack by the hunter occurs.

So he has misdirection queued up, gives the tank 10 seconds to start their threat rotation (which is actually excessive) and then fires a multi-shot. Once the multi-shot is fired the threat is redirected to the tank. This hits multiple mobs and adds some low level threat to help the tank in case other DPS begin to AOE. He then fires his Explosive shot into the tank's target generating a large amount of threat for the tank.

At this point only 2 seconds has elapsed with the 1 sec GCD. He can then fire at least one more special shot (likely Arcane) into the tank's focus to increase that threat even higher. An autoshot or two will have also likely hit the tanks target and raise the threat even higher.

Now understand, at the point the 4 second misdirection threat redirection ends the tank has its own 10 seconds of threat generation, plus the 4 seconds of burst threat generated by the hunter, and the 4 seconds of threat the tank was able to generate for themselves while the hunter was misdirecting. The hunter has 0 threat at this point.

If the hunter is able to overtake the tank in threat at this point then it is clearly on the tank. From the story their gear is roughly the same level and hunters aren't crazy OP. The tank is either not doing their job correctly or there is a major issue with threat generation for druid tanks. I would point at the tank.

Ghostcrawler talks tanks and threat {WoW}

Dec 16th 2010 10:21PM @Noyou, as a raiding hunter who cleared all 25 man content in WotLK I think i have a good understanding of how Misdirect work. The 4 second window doesn't start until the hunter causes a threat-generating attack. The Misdirection spell lasts for 30 seconds upon cast and will either clear after 30 seconds of no attacking or 4 seconds after the first threat-generating attack. The threat will then disappear after 30 seconds. But at this point the tank should have had quite a head start and it shouldn't be an issue unless the DPS severely out gear the tank or the tank has no idea how to play.

Hunters that know what they are doing can be one of the main reasons a not so great tank can help hold agro over other DPS that going all out at the start.

Not all hunters are huntards.

Ghostcrawler talks tanks and threat {WoW}

Dec 16th 2010 4:17PM @Josin, When you cast Misdirect it has a 30 second window waiting for you attack and once you do your first damaging attack then it applies the threat misdirection portion of the spell. So casting Misdirect and waiting 10 seconds or even 29 seconds doesn't matter.

Not all tanks are infallible, not being able to handle a mob that has been misdirected to you and also given a 10 second head start is fail. They clearly are not tanking/geared/talented properly.

Also when the threat falls off from your misdirect it does not go back to the hunter. It just drops from the tank who should already have an insane head start.

Ghostcrawler talks tanks and threat {WoW}

Dec 16th 2010 4:14PM When you cast Misdirect it has a 30 second window waiting for you attack and once you do your first damaging attack then it applies the threat misdirection portion of the spell. So casting Misdirect and waiting 10 seconds or even 29 seconds doesn't matter.

Not all tanks are infallible, not being able to handle a mob that has been misdirected to you and also given a 10 second head start is fail. They clearly are not tanking/geared/talented properly.

Also when the threat falls off from your misdirect it does not go back to the hunter. It just drops from the tank who should already have an insane head start.