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There's a giant thread on WoG and the issues with it over at the tanking forums. Should still be on the first page if you wanted to check it out. Warning, some of the discussion is pretty byzantine.
Short answer is: Currently, for AoE tanking and even raid tanking once threat is established WoG is apparently the go-to finisher. That will likely be changed in the near future.
Ok, Well i know that the absorb shield must generate threat. Also, Do you know if this healing threat is increased by Righteous Fury?
Is damage threat generated the same way?
And If i heal a target that is not myself, lets say, a warlock. Is the threat still spread to all mobs around me, or does healing threat only apply if the mobs are targeting your target?
I don't think so, I remember paladins have an innate reduction (50%?) to healing threat to avoid heal tanking from way back in Vanilla. No idea if it still stands or not though but I can't imagine why it wouldn't.
The way i see it. even if it generates mediocre threat, if threat can still be held by using WoG it is clearly beneficial. In all fights, minus a DPS race, tanks survivability is pretty crucial and anything to allieviate the healers/healers mana pool seems to be beneficial. Staying alive for 10 more seconds is worth the dps increase you might experience because all other dps will make up for that damage.
I find WoG threat generation increasingly interesting especially given the huge crits i have heard of. 19k crits coming 9 seconds after each other from a tank is absurd. This means you generate 19k threat per WoG in terms of pure healing and then this is cycled through RF. IMO even if you hit for 19k with SotR it seems as if, purely hypothetically speaking, WoG is just as useful in holding threat.
Thank you guys for you imput ive had alot of help in my question.
Yes I am, but my personal preference when it procs is to follow with SotR for the damage threat, in raid boss fights my healers are generally fast enuf to keep me towards 100% or get me back to 100% when i need to WoG to keep myself up so a second WoG wouldnt benefit me as much (except for the bubble but im still working on really making use of that talent)
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