AoE Threat became a problem
Last night I ran with a bunch of raiders and much to my dismay I suddenly had horrible AoE threat issues. Now there was always a single-target DPS who sometimes managed to steal some opening threat if they started attacking before I had the mob in position but the AoE issue was a shock to me yesterday because it had not happened before. I fully realise that these guys could do more damage than the usual group I hang out with but I am still wondering if there's something wrong on my end.
Could you fellows be kind enough to give me a few pointers?
I decided to change my spec a little to get 10% extra cleave damage (war academy) but I'm wondering if there might be a problem with it.
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...talent/primary (Yes this is my character in case the name confuses people.
My opening on a group of mobs is:
Shield Slam > Rend > Thunderclap> Devastate>Shockwave> anything that procs with Shield Slam as a priority and heroic strike when I have excess rage ( I still keep sunder on 3 stacks of course)
I've been thinking about opening with thunderclap and it was also advised by one of the DPS, but I was always under the assumption that Thunderclap was a low threat ability, simply there to keep the mobs away from the healer during the opening heals. I understand that with rend it does do a bit more threat but according to the DPS I would waste a GCD with rend first.
Any advice you guys can give me?