I have a moonkin alt aswell, and I loooove my typhoooon, because it saves lives in add-hard boss fights (say last boss in Azol-nerub), if tank is stunned/feared and healers are beeing overwhelmed with adds or additional add come towards vunerables (meaning anyone but the tank) and it saves little time untill tank picks them up. But I never ever would use it on mobs that are already atacking tank - why the hell would anyone create more chaos?
Originally Posted by Dreg
You say it helps you take less damage? - if you are tanking aoe you probably feel comfortable in your gear and trust the healer so knockbacking to take less damage is not much of a tool in my opinion.
Think of ranged mobs - you finally picked them up, got them all in front of you (hopefully they will not go on your back) and someone comes and knocks them back and you have to pick them up again! Usually they are not in charge-in range, so then need to run in or walk backwards.. in the mean time anyone could overagro on any of the mobs...
So it is a good tool if you use it properly, but I think people just get over -exited about these spells.