Hardmodes - Value of PH/Safeguard?
So I bit the bullet and app'd and was accepted into a top10 raiding guild on the server. I've been looking into their preferred talent builds and I'm a little confused.
Now, I've only done regular with kills up to Cho'Gal (and seen that fight) and Magmaw. I've seen ODS and Conclave as well. But, this means I haven't experieced several of the fights and the ones I have, have been normals.
So I'm not going to argue with them - they've seen a need for the abilities - I just want to know what need? I need to understand the value better.
Their AoE/Adds spec includes PH. This confuses me because I don't see a lot of value to PH unless you're going to solo-kite the Magmaw adds. Otherwise how does a slow really help you all that much (even if it is spammable)? If adds have to die and you're kiting slowed adds, it seems that you're asking for threat issues. On hardmodes, or I guess even regualrs I haven't seen - what is the value of PH?
The other talent is Safeguard. Which I understand if you're not going to do taunt swaps, but if you're going to do taunt swaps, how valuable is it?
I don't want to be the new guy that says "I've got a better way for fights and difficulties I've never actually attempted before", I'd rather understand why they value these abilities when my experience to date has made these not very desirable talents?