View Full Version : Cleaving
06-30-2009, 05:09 AM
I thought this skill was pointless for holding multi threat on multiple mobs but apparently im wrong, is this true?
Also i normally use devistate but people say use sunder to x5 then devistate as sunder has move threat, is that true too?
06-30-2009, 11:40 PM
I would think the answer would depend on whether or not you run out of rage. If you don't run out of rage, then cleave away. If you do then it's a matter of whether or not changing targets and using a single target cooldown or devastate would produce better results, which is to say, nobody is pulling aggro. I find that often TC, Cleave, and Shockwave aren't enough if someone is single target attacking a mob I'm not targetting so I end up having to tab target a lot even with using Cleave.
I'm not sure about the Devastate question. I never use Sunder Armor by itself. I have the Glyph of Devastate and Glyph of Sunder Armor and use Devastate to apply sunders.
07-02-2009, 02:43 AM
yeh i also tab a hell of a lot but i havent got the sunder glyph as i prefered to have the last stand , blocking and devistate, maybe i should change thedevistate for the sunder one. bit more aggro maybe
07-02-2009, 03:08 AM
Cleaving is key to multimob tanking. Use it like Heroic Strike - i.e. when you're above 50 rage.
As to your latter question, the answer is here:
I read from that Devastate > Sunder.
07-02-2009, 06:11 AM
so i got
"but does not give the threat for it."
which means x5 normal sunder then devistate to keep it up.
07-02-2009, 06:54 AM
Well, I may be a noob or something, but it says:
Devastate: Damage + 5% of AP
Sunder: 345 + 5% of AP
So as long as your Devastate dmg(50% of wep dmg + 15 per Sunder applied) is higher than 345, Devastate > Sunder Armor.
If your Devastate dmg is less than 345, then Sunder by itself would cause more threat.
Using the Glyph of Sunder will always hit the second target with a normal Sunder, not Devastate. Thus, the 2nd target will not have quite as much threat on it as the your primary target due to Devestate on the primary target causing a bit more threat (assuming your Devastate dmg is higher than 345 + 15 per sunder).
Again, I may be overlooking something. Thats just my take.
EDIT: Just scrolled down and saw the bit you quoted. So.. I honestly don't know now :) Maybe someone with a higher degree in mathematics can chime in :)
07-02-2009, 01:02 PM
Devastate applies a sunder.... always use devastate and dont use sunder itself. The only reason to ever use sunder is if you wanted to apply it to a crowd controlled mob. It does no damage.
There are several glyphs that will help. Glyph of cleave makes cleave hit a 3rd mob and they have a devastate glyph that will apply 2 sunders for one devastate and another that will sunder a nearby mob if you use devastate.
Glyph of blocking is good and there is a vigilance one that might be ok (I have not used that one).