Originally Posted by Endevor
Keep pushing them. I wait until most of the healers are 75% mana or better, and all tanks applicable to the pull are alive and full HP.
Have everyone drink/eat to full Mana/HP. Typically good idea to have the Blessing of Salvation Pally toss that out pretty regular - atleast on those that put out high threat.
IMO, buffs are there to mix/max your performance. If you are having to mix/max for trash pulls, bosses are going to eat you alive.
Do you call the raid off if you only have 2 Paladins, or even 1? What if you dont have a Druid with Improved MotW? What if only 1 type of Shaman? Likely not - you just keep going, and deal with what you have.
Which is what you should do after a situation you described. Players can buff on the move - the spells are instant cast. I have everyone put up all buffs as I am explaining the fight - regardless of when they were put on. This leads to some buffs falling off 2 pulls before a boss. So what? It's a freaking trash mob, get over it.
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