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Huge Threat Bugs to Be Fixed Soon via Demoralizing and Battle Shout Changes

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It seems those warrior tanked mob trains that then got AoEd and all magically stayed on the tanks were, in fact, magically bugged. Demoralizing Shout Demoralizing Shout was generating far too much threat while healing spells (and Battle Shout Battle Shout ) were actually having their threat split among the mobs instead of having the full effect trigger on each mob.

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Hi All,

We have identified a fix for an issue that was causing Demoralizing Shout Demoralizing Shout/Roar to generate too much threat when applied to multiple enemies. In addition, we’ve also identified a fix for a separate issue that was causing Battle Shout Battle Shout and most healing spells, effects, and buffs to incorrectly split the threat they generate between enemies that had members of the buffed party on their threat list.

Hotfixes for these issues are going to be deployed very soon, at which time all of these effects will match their functionality in the 1.12 reference client.

This bug has affected the way dungeons and even raids have been handled and the hotfix will massively affect how they will be played in the future, but let's hear from our Classic warrior guide writer Seksi for more insight:

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This change makes it so that spamming Demoralizing Shout Demoralizing Shout will not be the best way to area of effect tank in most situations anymore, as it can be resisted. Instead, you should spam Battle Shout Battle Shout , which will generally do more threat per enemy as long as all of your allies are in range. Also, healers will need to be way more careful with their healing as they will build a lot of threat on all enemies at once, rather than having it split as it was until now.

Our warrior guide will also be updated with this new information soon, and you can check it out here.

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I read a guide here saying spamming battle shout was the best way to generate aoe aggro. But in the game I did noticed the Demoralizing Shout let me hold aggro a lot better. Explains a lot.

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Well the rotation guide (linked on the news) does say to spam demo shout so it was accurate 🙂 changed it now to reflect the new meta, should be updated tomorrow.

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