Burst threat with...Mocking Blow? Strange but true!
So, to make a somewhat long story short: events last evening led me to do some testing on Mocking Blow. Along with many Warriors, I hadn't given it much thought beyond being a backup taunt for the last 5 years or so, and really didn't consider the semi-recent changes to its overall working mechanics and Glyphs.
After some testing with Satrina's mod, I confirmed a few rare tests a little while ago that the base threat of Mocking Blow is 3 times the damage dealt.
I also confirmed that the Glyph of Barbaric Insults - Item - World of Warcraft doubles this, making it 6 times the damage dealt.
Furthermore, as Glyph of Mocking Blow - Item - World of Warcraft is a Minor Glyph, this can easily be increased.
On a crit last evening with both glyphs, I was able to get over 32,000 threat from a single execute of Mocking Blow. I was a bit amazed by this.
While it may not be appropriate for all points in time, fully raid-buffed and glyphed the average threat from a single Mocking Blow execute could easily reach into the mid-20k range. In fights where aggro was on the edge, it could be worthwhile to drop, for instance, Glyph of Blocking (which is of minimal advantage with current gear) for this.
Even with only the Minor Glyph, fully raid-buffed the average threat per execute of Mocking Blow is often still higher than any other ability we have--potentially up into the 12k+ range. This seems to make the minor glyph fairly interesting, especially considering we rarely use our 3rd minor glyph slot for anything important.
Anyhow, while it may not be game-changing I found the lack of information on this previously a bit odd and figured I would share my findings.
(It is also worth noting that as the threat is directly tied to weapon damage, using it as initial aggro with a slow two-hander gives ridiculous amounts of threat in a single execute. I'm pretty sure one could break 40k threat with a crit 2-hand Mocking Blow in a raid environment. Again, ridiculously situational but, IMO, kinda interesting to know. ;))