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erinn
12-07-2005, 10:36 PM
<DIV>Hello, I just discovered that Torpor was available to us now.   I mostly duo with a monk (both of us level 54).  </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Is Torpor worth using when duo'ing?  Or is it more for raid situations where the main tank doesn't care that much about loosing attack speed?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I know we could test this for ourselves (and likely will), but I'm stuck at work at the moment and thought I'd ask. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Thanks!</DIV>

paisan
12-07-2005, 10:46 PM
It works very good in a duo. However a monk who is going to be providing most of your DPS will be hurt more than most classes from the attack speed slow. When i duo with a monk i try and keep him alive mainly using my single target ward and use torpor if things get rough or on myself if i get agro.

erinn
12-07-2005, 11:16 PM
<P>That's what we mostly do now - monk pulls, gets a taunt off, I drop Sacred Aegis on her, dot/debuff the mob, reapply the ward as needed.  It has worked so far.</P> <P>Just was wondering if there was a better option. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  She does tend to spam CA's, so it may be that the slow is hardly noticable.  </P>

paisan
12-07-2005, 11:25 PM
<DIV>A good amount of their hate  comes from a spell that gives them XXX hate per hit. This number is less than a taunt but they hit so fast it equaly out. Limiting their attack speed not only decreases their DPS but their taunting as well. Dont get me wrong... i still use torpor on a monk, its just not the 1st heal i use on him.</DIV>

Nacire
12-08-2005, 03:23 AM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <HR> erinn wrote:<BR> <DIV>Hello, I just discovered that Torpor was available to us now.   I mostly duo with a monk (both of us level 54).  </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Is Torpor worth using when duo'ing?  Or is it more for raid situations where the main tank doesn't care that much about loosing attack speed?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I know we could test this for ourselves (and likely will), but I'm stuck at work at the moment and thought I'd ask. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Thanks!</DIV><BR> <HR> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P><BR>Since this monk is a common duo partner I'd think working strats together would be a commonplace thing for the two of you, so here's one that will help ya both. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></P> <P>Monks CAs are about 90% all on a 30 second recast timer so they get a string of big hits then get to autoattack for a bit.  Now the smart ones will wait a second or 2 between each big hit when the string all pops to allow autoattacks from both hands to slip in between, THIS is when the torpor should be working.  When ever the monk is about to begin using all his CA's have them press a macro button telling you their CA chain is up, you toss the torpor and they don't get affected by the slow at all as they are spamming arts anyways.</P> <P> </P>