I have a hard time believing any creep, particularly a flayer warg could put out enough damage to make a dent in even a squishy dps class solo, with no damage increasing corruptions. In the most basic sense, going flayer vs shadow is fairly similar in terms of survivability gained vs dps lost, but that is before you calculate the loss in attack speed from a shadow stance maul crit. Also a primary part of both a flayer and shadow stance wargs arsenal is getting a stun and doing positional damage while their foe cannot fight back, and this is an instance where all the added mits make no difference. A creep with no damage increasing corruptions is like getting hit with a rolled newspaper from what I've seen, I just don't see the meagre gains in mitigations those corruptions provide being remotely worth the loss in damage.
Originally Posted by jackzilla1212
I'd be very interested in hearing these people chime in, or freeps who have faced them do the same. Since RoR I don't think I've faced a single flayer warg who I think could kill me using all their cooldowns, while i didn't touch a heal or reflect, if I gave them 100 tries. In the same scenario, i there are a few shadow wargs who I think would pull out a win a decent number of times in the same situation.
Obviously a raid leader needs to prioritize their survival over dps compared to other classes, but that allows them to effectively lead, not effectively contribute as a dps class.
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