How NOT to pull as a prot pally

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Postby xstrykr » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:15 am

Lightstrike wrote:My girlfriend who plays a mage, finds it difficult to DPS when other people are tanking because they really lack the fast AoE threat and she ends up pulling off of them.

That's a problem with pretty much every current warrior and druid tank out there. A lot of people got really comfortable with pally tanks in BC, to the point where it got "expected" to frontload threat so that DPS can go to town sooner.

The problem there is that the rage tanks aren't built to frontload nearly as well as paladins and DKs. While good rage tanks may have adapted to this, a good number of them (that I've seen) are still of the old mindset where they need to build threat over time. Thankfully snap aggro helps them a lot in this regard.
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Re: How NOT to pull as a prot pally

Postby Arnock » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:03 pm

Kellel wrote:When you have a pack of 3+ mobs at 40 yards, do NOT use nothing more than your hand of reckoning and wait for them to run into your consecration. HoReckening is an awesome tool to pull single mobs, or chain pull more mobs every 6 seconds into your inevitable corpse pile ... it is NOT your primary pulling tool. Use your avenger shield please.

Gonna have to disagree a bit here, if you are in an area with a lot of patrolling mobs, sometimes a snared mob from AS will move slow enough for a pat to notice it and then turn on you and your group. Otherwise, AS is the best pulling tool, use it whenever you can

ALSO, try to consecrate BEFORE the mobs reach you, that way it's already down and you're GCD is free for a HoR/Shor
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