…for my pet tanking build is Readiness. I haven’t put alot of thought into this, but all this talk about threat in the forums got me wondering about builds that include Hunter Vs Wild. Im not sure yet if such a build would make sense, but it did cause me to look at Readiness and have a different, and maybe crazy, thought.
If we were willing to give up BM 51pt, ie four talents, we could grab Readiness. No argument there.
That got me thinking about inital threat. Does readiness reset pet abilities? Even if it did, it wouldn’t do much for growl, it might do a little for thunderstomp, and then a varied benefit depending on the pet move*. It would reset Kill Command, Intimidation, NOT Bestial Wrath, and Misdirection.
So the thought is that it could reset almost all of the moves we use for threat, allowing us to double up once in the beginning of the fight to build a nice tasty amount of threat. The other benefit is that if timed right, Bestial Wraths 18 seconds could cover using all of these moves twice, increasing the benefits by 10 and 50%, respectively.
Furthermore, for each additional 3 minutes the fight lasted, we would get an additional use out of each cooldown. The important ones all have cooldowns that are factors of 3 minutes, so aside from the GCD staggering usage, we would get most of the impact.
Like i said, this was just a spur of the moment idea (literally developing as I write), and there may be not much to it. It comes down to whether the above bonus is worth 4 talent points. Maybe sometimes it would.
Whether or not anything at all comes of it, its always a worthwhile endeavour to question things and try out new ideas when it comes to our talents.
So let me know what you guys think.
**Even shell shield would be nice to pop for free in the begining, allowing your healers to hold back and let you build inital threat, especially if there is complex positioning to do, and you don’t start generating threat right away.
PS ooh and dont forget potential chain Last Stand for a really tough enrage, or reseting Shell Sheild for timed events such as Maexxna’s web wrap.
EDIT: Scratch the pet part, it should only affect Hunter abilities.