Shackling: The Chains are back

Did you hear?   Shackling is now back in fashion!!!

There is lots of undead things in ICC and  the new Instances – and shackling as crowd control has made a little bit of a come back.

In Halls of Reflection I shackle the Hunter Mob, the Tortured Rifleman so he stops shooting at us  with his ice shot and iceblocking us.

In ICC  10 man, when doing several trash farming runs – ( a girl has to get her rep somehow when she isn’t guaranteed a spot in a raid – so honoured now!) and the 10 man Icc runs I’ve managed to do full runs on we  were shackling the Spiders to reduce the webs immobilizing people,  they also have a tendency to stand back  away from the rest of the trash so easier to keep separate from the Aoe.  I’ve not done the pull on 25 – as I was only in for the last 2 bosses on a 25 so I am not sure how finicky a well geared 25 group is on those pulls.

In Pit of Saron the two pulls straight after Krick and Ick ( the second boss)  are the hardest to heal in any fight/instance I have done so far. Ymirjar Flamebearers doing a  magic fire debuff, and the Ymirjar Wrathbringers casting blight – a disease  – so it’s heal – dispel,  cleanse, heal ect.

 After that are two pulls with  Wrathbone Coldwraith’s – and Melee always fail at getting out of the frost circle. I was doing Pit of Saron the other day with a DK tank who asked me ( as healer) to shackle one of the Coldwraiths.   Which made it so much easier to heal that pull. Less circle failing.


7 Responses to “Shackling: The Chains are back”

  1. 1 Klepsacovic December 23, 2009 at 2:43 am

    I had a priest shackling once in HoR while I was tanking. It was so much better than any other method I’ve ever tried. No struggle to grab mobs, no hiding in the corner, just let the priest take care of the rifleman while I get the rest.

    Tank you, good priests.

    Now if only I could get a paladin that fears them.

    • 2 Xio December 23, 2009 at 6:45 am

      If there’s a Ret paladin in the group they can do even better than fearing – Repentance. I’ve been using it to CC the same mobs mentioned. Its great when there’s also a priest in the group!

    • 3 Shy December 23, 2009 at 7:42 am

      Ouchie…careful with those fears. The metaphysiognomical laws of WoW say that the first thing a feared target does is find consolation with a friend and ask the friend to help him beat those filthy adventurers.

  2. 4 Barbanegre December 23, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Ymirjar Flamebearers are undead?! I didn’t even think to try.


  3. 5 wantedpriest December 23, 2009 at 5:14 am

    I shackle the riflemen as well. It makes life in HoR soo much easier.

    I really like the new 5-mans. They have to have been designed by a Disc Priest though, since we get to use all our toys and it really makes them alot easier to heal.


  4. 6 Ruhtra December 23, 2009 at 6:32 am

    I am just happy to see people with CC abilities using them again. I really missed that part of the game and I am happy to see it being brought back in and love to see a Priest shackling (did I just make that up?) in runs with undead.

  5. 7 Silk December 23, 2009 at 10:13 am

    The thing i liked most about cc in Kara was that as a Mage I didn’t have to do it

    oh and happy Xmas PP 🙂

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