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10-28-2008, 08:15 AM
Hi guys.
It's been a while since i posted here and as i read through the "new posts"(2 days or so) and i see that a lot is going on :wavey:

My question:
Does Mongoose proc now in bear-form too?
Cause that would make it a nice tanking-enchant for your main-weapon. In terms of Aggro and Mitigation.


10-28-2008, 08:33 AM
Mongoose should now proc for bears. I have not tried it yet because I was under the impression the +35 agi was still better. I could be wrong though.

10-28-2008, 09:22 AM
From what I've read Mongoose is quite a bit better for bears and barely better for cats than +35 agi.

10-28-2008, 11:46 AM
Welcome back, Serg!

10-28-2008, 01:14 PM
I use mongoose on my tanking staff and I love it. With all the raid haste buffs, item haste, and the proc I can get my bear swing timer down to an even 2 seconds.

Off topic, but here's a fun bear tank story for a couple nights ago. We were slumming in Tempest Keep to get the Kael achievement for some folks. Our old Warrior MT is switching to a Ret pally for Wrath so I am taking over MT duties as a bear. Obviously I can't use the shield so we knew the possibility for singed bear was likely if a pyroblast got off.

Needless to say it happened... Kael winds up to cast and I can tell I'm toast, but I figure what the hell, I might as well see if I can pop everything I have and try and live through it. Up goes survival instincts; up goes barkskin; up goes my hands clasped in prayer... boom, down goes the bear. I nearly pulled it off, though. I ended up resisting half of it and the extra health left me about 2k short of surviving. Maybe next time, lol, but at least we ended up killing him.

10-28-2008, 02:02 PM
I'll stay using +35 agi, but i think mongoose is procing

10-28-2008, 02:22 PM
Just curious Cinnas, how much health unbuffed did you have? Just wondering if there is any way for us to survive it.

10-28-2008, 04:26 PM
I'm not sure exactly what my unbuffed health is off the top of my head. With survival instincts I was sitting at about 31k in the kael raid. I could have had a little bit more if I gemmed 100% for stamina and used a second stamina trinket. I also could try to use something like a Nightmare Seed (assuming it stacks) to push me over the top.

With the seed and loading up all the sta I can I think it's survivable. Also, I only have 1 piece tier 6 so far and a mix of tier 5 etc. If you had a full tier 6 set gemmed for sta you'd be that much higher

10-31-2008, 08:46 PM
Mongoose does proc in feral forms. I raided as resto pre-TBC, and since it went live I've spent everyday being feral. I must say when I first logged in after the patch and saw the nerf to bear form and the bonus armor on most of my gear I was extremely upset. I was capped out in dmg reduction. After giving it a go and seeing all the other nice things they've done for us, it's not so bad. Wouldnt really call it a nerf just being fine tuned a bit.

Still plan on leveling boomkin to 80 though.