Remove Advertisements

ret or dev aura

Warning: Theorycraft inside.

Moderators: Fridmarr, Worldie, Aergis, theckhd

ret or dev aura

Postby vladria » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:01 pm

I have always been under the impression that ret aura was better than dev aura in almost all tanking situations for paladins. Is this wrong?
Image
vladria
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:25 am

Postby Lore » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:12 pm

They're situational tools.

If threat is your primary concern, ret aura. If mitigation is your primary concern, devotion.
User avatar
Lore
Global Mod
 
Posts: 7757
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:52 am

Postby guillex » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:12 pm

5mans and possibly even heroics, ret is great for threat gen.

In raids though, I usually toss up Devo for my group... And switch to a resist aura when necessary.

Just me though.
Póg mo thóin
Image
User avatar
guillex
Moderator
 
Posts: 7490
Joined: Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:32 pm
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Postby Brute » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:27 pm

If I were to start losing agro in a raid I'd put up ret. Until then, I'll go dev.

Ret forever in 5-mans though.
Brute
 
Posts: 727
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:14 am

Postby vladria » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:45 pm

Ok, with my current spec, i sacraficed +3 to hit, and 1 point in reckoning and 1H damage. This allowed me to imp ret aura. I have been thinking about respec to drop this. Thanks for the advice
Image
vladria
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:25 am

Postby Worldie » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:01 pm

Retri aura is useful everytime you have to AOE tank. But its not "that" big aggro boost, many times you would prefer Sanctity or Devotion to it.

When you are outgearing places, Retri aura is a solid way to build extra aggro, however.
theckhd wrote:Fuck no, we've seen what you do to guilds. Just imagine what you could do to an entire country. Just visiting the US might be enough to make the southern states try to secede again.

halabar wrote:Noo.. you don't realize the problem. Worldie was to negative guild breaking energy like Bolvar is to the Scourge. If Worldie is removed, than someone must pick up that mantle, otherwise that negative guild breaking energy will run rampant, destroying all the servers.
User avatar
Worldie
Global Mod
 
Posts: 13134
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:49 pm
Location: Italy

Postby Hixx-LaughingSkull » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:26 am

I go devot in 5-mans, gotta keep them clothies ballsy.
Hixx-LaughingSkull
 
Posts: 41
Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:59 pm

Postby Mithos » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:56 am

I always use ret on threat fights, I have only MT'd leo twice so far but each time i had to nerf my tank gear because I just wasn't taking any damage...run oom quite quick, so witched to ret aura and even some pvp gear lol. Same with voidy. I only use Dev when the game is survival more than anything (unless resistance is required).
Image
Mithos
 
Posts: 728
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:54 am

Postby Alienor » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:09 am

I thought I saw somewhere that Ret Aura doesn't "proc" off partially blocked attacks. Basically making it useless for single or dual tanking, unless you're not keeping Holy Shield up.

For AoE tanking it's great though, normally when you're AoE tanking something it's because they don't hit hard enough for the extra armor to matter.
Alienor
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:51 am

Postby Luromerre » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:21 am

Alienor wrote:I thought I saw somewhere that Ret Aura doesn't "proc" off partially blocked attacks. Basically making it useless for single or dual tanking, unless you're not keeping Holy Shield up.

For AoE tanking it's great though, normally when you're AoE tanking something it's because they don't hit hard enough for the extra armor to matter.


It procs off partial blocks, not full blocks though...

...at least i'm pretty sure. There was a huge thread about it on the WoW forums and a couple people claimed to have tested it, so i'm going off what they are saying.

I tend to trust the opinions of this forum a bit more so maybe someone can confirm or deny whether it actually does...i generally assume it procs on partials.
Image
Luromerre
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:25 pm

Postby Alienor » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:37 am

Yeah I'm not 100% sure so I'll give it a quick test myself later on.
Alienor
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:51 am

Postby Noradin » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:36 pm

Luromerre wrote:I tend to trust the opinions of this forum a bit more so maybe someone can confirm or deny whether it actually does...i generally assume it procs on partials.


It does.
ImageImage
Noradin
 
Posts: 942
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:00 am

Postby Mithos » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:10 am

It works on partial blocks yeah, uncrushable + combat log says so.
Image
Mithos
 
Posts: 728
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:54 am


Return to Advanced Theorycraft and Calculations

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron

Remove Advertisements

Who is online

In total there is 1 user online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 380 on Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:28 pm

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest