Monday, October 27, 2008

The MM Misdirection

One would think that with the new talents, threat would never again be an issue for the tanks. For the most part, this is true. However, for some bosses, if the tank can't put on some Expertise, DPS are surpassing them in the blink of an eye. That's where the new Misdirection comes in.

The new 30-second CD is nice for this reason, particularly since I can get two MDs back to back without the use of Readiness if MD is cast early, then the shots fired at the tail-end of the 30-second period.

But what shots to use? I experimented on this for a bit. An autoshot is a given - one will invariably sneak in there as the GCD clears. Initially I tried Aimed-Auto-Chimera. This got maybe 7k threat if I was lucky. Then I tried Serpent Sting-Auto-Chimera. This had better results, typically about 10k. However, the timing is tricky. If you are forced to move, another auto can sneak in there and just ruin the MD completely. The same goes for mid-fight Misdirections. The warlocks are creeping up on the tank, your MD cools down in 5 seconds, your Chimera Shot isn't up for another 7, and your Serpent Sting is about to fall off - what do you do? Right now, since there is no such thing as hunter raiding mana issues, I just put up another Serpent Sting, MD, then Chimera that bitch up. But let's pretend that mana issues do exist - I would tell those 'lock bastards to watch their threat, then wait another 13 seconds for my Chimera to come up to MD.

Of course, if you are running more than just one hunter, this isn't a problem.

1 comment:

Rilgon Arcsinh said...

I just weave it into my rotation and *shrug*