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Question: Initial Aggro Opener Skill -Should i Taunt or NOT?

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Question: Initial Aggro Opener Skill -Should i Taunt or NOT?

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jade_de_aguilera
07.21.2014 , 06:28 AM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by fire-breath View Post
Ehm? You are aware that 1st boss in tfb doesn't have adds in the opening? And even than death field won't make you pull aggro on a boss. If you mean to say that its early in your rotation which makes you bursty than yes. But that wasn't what you were saying ;-). Also any decent tank should hold aggro against it.
There is Incubation debuff on tank on boss that stacks, If more than one person gets the Incubation debuff, a Foul Offspring seem to spawn immediately, as many of them as the stacks on the person that does not have the boss anymore and this clears the debuff. This is the reason for swapping the tanks.
If this happens too early and no pool available is a bit not good. So he right that this may cause a wipe.
Some bosses are harder to keep aggro this one of them. It is not walk in the park and it is really important due to mechanics. I remember some threads in the past that people suggesting adrenals and stuff.
And couse this is "should i taunt" thread - in NiM i use taunt right before she burrows for the first time, to give me the time to find where she is next.

The other stuff that he says is really sad & wrong:
Quote: Originally Posted by Kaos_KidSWTOR View Post
All you mostly will need to keep threat on the boss is to guard a high threat MELEE DPS. and a good rotation, only time you should need your taunts is when you are either A. Tank Swapping, B. Threat Boosting (aka, where Tank 1 taunts, wait 6 seconds and Tank 2 Taunts to get a HUGE threat boost) or C. Grouping up adds with AOE taunt.
1. Have seen many DPS like this "i did not got guard and i was pissed off and made everything possible to take boss to show that i need a guard"
The real challenge as DPS for me is different. Not to have a guard, do enough DPS and not take the boss
Not always best DPS gets aggro. Sometimes it may be the worst one. As like we are moving the boss and somebody decides to get bursty. And if I have 4 DPS that do samish DPS, i may guard the one that i trust least. E.g. the worst player from my point of view.
2. Tank swapping when no needed for boosting, could not work here as well. If tank with stacks already it will result the same as DPS gets the boss, 2 people with debuff & ads spawn ...
3. Add should be grouped in pull, no AOE taunt here until last phase that the free tank may get some away from the healz and kite them.
4. Operation is teamwork So if you wipe check what you can improve, not demand only others to improve.

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fire-breath
08.02.2014 , 02:59 AM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by jade_de_aguilera View Post
There is Incubation debuff on tank on boss that stacks, If more than one person gets the Incubation debuff, a Foul Offspring seem to spawn immediately,

2. Tank swapping when no needed for boosting, could not work here as well. If tank with stacks already it will result the same as DPS gets the boss, 2 people with debuff & ads spawn ...
Actually Taunt fluffing may work. IF the tanks know what to do and most importantly WHEN to taunt it.
Pardon my wording below but this is how I envision this bossfight.

Basically this boss implants her offspring in the belly of the person she has aggro on. She keeps filling the belly till she gives you 10. After you got 10 of these embryos You explode since a ten babies is way to much to handle. This is why you need to tankswap eventually.
Since she also happens to have a very jealous male, swapping on that moment works out the best for most groups.

Once she looses aggro on someone the stacks of embryos will run out and you will give birth to several younglings. IF you manage to taunt the boss before you she implants the next embryo you will be safe and good to go.

But than again. If a tank knows about this and is capable of tauntfluffing without issues than my guess is that said person also would know how to not lose aggro on her.
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