So it’s been building for a while.. kind of hiding in the overpowered runs of ZF, Maraudon, BRD, Sunken temple… Tatia’s threat building sucks.
Now keep in mind, Tatia’s my first toon.. so I’m a little vague about the normal workings of a group with a tank.. but even my expectations are not being met. I’m not sure what needs to happen.
Somebody aggros the mobs.. mobs run toward group. Tatia skillfully gathers up the stray mobs so they’re all hitting her. Holy shield up at all times.. threat building to gigantic proportions. DPSers unload on Tatia’s main target until it’s down. Then move onto target number two, three, etc.
Somebody aggros the mobs.. mobs run toward the group…. Right past Tatia. They spread out like an army of locusts.. and attack whichever squishy looks tastiest. Tatia runs after 1-2 of the mobs hitting them with her sword (or taunts them off of the healer), using Judgment of Righteousness to try and get their attention. Some hunter throws down an ice trap at Tatia’s feet just as she throws down a consecrate. Everyone eventually DPSes everything down. Not very many wipes.. but very very very messy.
Guildie hunters have had to turn growl off so they don’t constantly pull mobs off of me.. Which means the when they shoot the mobs.. and pull aggro the mob goes to them instead of their pet. Which then causes them to turn growl back on.. because if they’re going to pull aggro they’d rather do that with their pet.
One guildie even told me that consecrate should be removed from my hotbar(has no place in a dungeon). So I’m becoming more and more frustrated and feel like I’m failing the group.
I normally have the following up: Retribution Aura, Blessing of Sanctuary, Improved Righteous Fury
Things to build threat:
– White damage from sword (very minimal, hardly worth mentioning)(Added Superior Wizard Oil for what that’s worth)
– Consecrate (~300 damage over 8 seconds. AoE, breaks any nearby crowd control)
– Avenger’s Shield (Hits 3 mobs for good threat, breaks crowd control & makes it hard for CCers to peel off mobs after the throw)
– Judgment of Righteousness (10 second cool down ~137 damage)
– Holy Shield (~2000 damage over 10 seconds #1 threat builder, requires that I block and I must be the one being hit).
(I’m not considering Exorcism or Holy Wrath as those are only used in very specific circumstances)
So if I remove consecrate.. I’m left with Avenger’s Shield (good against 3 mobs as long as there’s no CC in the way.. and as long as I’m not already being hit), Judgment of Righteousness (which only works on one mob for a pitiful amount of damage) and Holy shield (which only works if they’re hitting me).
I believe, in the boss fights I’m doing well. Mostly this is because they’re giving me time to build threat. Is it reasonable for me to expect to hold threat in the trash fights?
What am I doing wrong?