Did The 20% HP Cap For CC Change?

85 Blood Elf Priest
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I'm sorry if this was mentioned somewhere in beta as I don't remember seeing anything.

But did the 20% HP cap on Fear change at all?

Whenever I fear something in a instance (where its needed) I keep thinking that the fear will last until 20% of the mob's hp is removed so that it can be a little stun. But the fear seems to almost always just fall off immediately if the target is being attacked.

I noticed the same thing when mages or boomkins would root mobs and someone would hit them, it falls off immediately and i'm pretty sure the mob wasnt losing 20% of their hp when it happened.

I'm a bit confused as to how it works, it would be pretty sad if it breaks like Poly, etc.
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96 Undead Rogue
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20% HP at 85 is a lot.
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100 Tauren Shaman
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They nerfed it with the Shattering. Obligatory-new-expac-fear-nerf.
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85 Goblin Warlock
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Fear now breaks on like 1000 damage. A corruption tick breaks it. So broken.
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85 Goblin Warlock
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Fear now breaks on like 1000 damage. A corruption tick breaks it. So broken.

This. But dont worry, someone will still QQ about it and it'll still get nerfed some more. Good thing warlocks have %@%# for mobility and active defenses because we were designed around controlling our opponent and self-healing right?
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100 Draenei Shaman
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Yeah, they want glyphed fear (which is actually really awesome in cata PvE), hex, and roots to function as crowd control that doesn't instantly break if it gets hit by AE like sheep, but only lasts a second under focused attacks.
Edited by Slant on 12/3/2010 10:10 AM PST
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85 Human Warlock
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Fear is now the blind of the warlock class, without a cooldown of course.
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85 Tauren Druid
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This is just an example of an issue that should be addressed with a ruleset for PvE and a different ruleset for PvP.

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85 Blood Elf Priest
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Hmm.. Well I can understand not wanting the 20% cap for pve reasons with the new fear/cower glyphs. But it would've been easier to just change the cap ON said glyphs.

As for 20% being too much at 85, it's all just a numbers thing, if 20% truly is too much tone it to 15% etc?
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100 Goblin Warlock
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It's been a raw number for a LONG time. The whole 20% myth has been around almost as long. You could have tested this out on trash in RS since they were all fearable and fear would still break on 1-3 corruption ticks which was nowhere near 20% of their hp.

Fear break had been about 2-7k damage pre 4.0
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