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09-10-2007, 11:00 AM
...or other mobs that don't bleed.

I (lvl 40) was completing a quest in which I had to kill lvl 38-40 elemental mobs. Since they don't bleed, some of my attack options are not usable. What is the best approach for tackling bleed'less mobs?

09-10-2007, 11:09 AM
They don't bleed, but Blizzard just recently changed the mechanics of a bleed so if you toss one (outside of a finishing move) the damage is put all up front.

So just build those combo points and Bite your way to victory.


09-10-2007, 11:23 AM
So, there is no reason for me not to use Pounce, Shred, Shred, Claw, Bite? Or if the mob is tougher Rip?

I have been just doing, Pounce, Claw, Claw, Claw, Claw, Bite. As I have assumed Rip, Shred and Rake would be useless since I don't see the DOT timer under the mob when I use them.

09-10-2007, 11:47 AM
Shred won't work as it's a finishing move.

Pounce won't bleed or put any damage on but it still will stun (as long as they aren't immune to it) and add a combo point.

09-10-2007, 12:30 PM
Pounce is good so long as they aren't immune to the stun. How can you say free combo points are bad? :)

09-10-2007, 12:32 PM
Shred won't work as it's a finishing move.Rip is a finishing move. Shred is a "damage from behind" move.

09-10-2007, 12:35 PM
Now that I think about it, does FFF affect elementals? I don't remember seeing its timer on the mobs either.

09-10-2007, 02:33 PM
Some elementals are immune to fairie fire.

09-10-2007, 02:46 PM
IIRC earth elementals ( and maybe air? ) are immune to FFF.

09-10-2007, 04:19 PM
Rip is a finishing move. Shred is a "damage from behind" move.

y bad, got em mixed up.


09-14-2007, 02:29 PM
Good thumb rule is: if they don't bleed, they dont have much armor (well earthies maybe).

Just DPS (air) elementals down like crazy.. they have like 0 armor.. gogo big cat attacks! Mangle shred etc etc they are cake for a druid really. :) ;Many druid players have this "oh ****.. im at 30% health I need to heal now!"-thingie going.. go all out dude.. you won't die. :)


I reckomend air elementals. They have least armor (and primal air sells good)