Of course, this is far from turning warlocks into ranged tanks, but it's certainly an interesting step in that direction. I'd look at it more as a hunter taunt, however.
And as with all things in the beta, there's no saying whether this will be around next week. But for now, raise the eyebrow at the possibilities!
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