Here's why I'm asking, and keep in mind, this is based solely on my observations, I have not tested this:
I have Primal Tenacity and Predatory Instincts. On a Nightbane kill on Sunday, I was tanking, with a shaman dropping tremor totems. It appeared to me that I was resisting around one third of the fears. I didn't keep stats, so I don't know how accurate this is. However, I am 100% sure that I was resisting more than 15% of the fears. This may be due to innate fear resistance, though.
Has anyone taken the time to test this? I know the description for Predatory Instincts says "Increases your chance to avoid area effect attacks by 15%", but I don't know if AE fear is considered an "attack".
Last edited by Lokoki : 03/20/07 at 12:20 PM.
Since it's an AoE fear, it would seem most likely that it's being resisted by both Primal Tenacity and Predatory Instincts.
As far as I know not all fears are Shadow based, so Prayer of Shadow Protection might not make a difference (Thottbot classifies all variations of Bellowing Roar as Physical, if that's any indication).
Since it's an AoE fear, it could be that it's being resisted by both Primal Tenacity and Predatory Instincts.
That's my question. Primal Tenacity gives 15% fear resistance. If Predatory Instincts also gives 15% fear resistance, this could explain why I was seeing resist rates so high. It could have also been a statistical anomaly. It could have been the Shadow Protection. It could be that I have a horrible memory. It could have been any number of things. That's why I'm asking if anyone has tested this.
Ya, I thought Bellowing Roar was physical, as well. But I'm not an expert.
The felguard has the trained ability called Avoidance http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=32233. I am almost positive this applies to physical based AoE fears, as when PvP'ing during the 2.0 pre-BC phase, I landed exactly one AoE fear on a felguard (typically, I charged the lock, then int. shouted) . The way that it showed up on screen was as a resist.
I know that obviously it wasn't the most scientific of tests, but due to the freshness of the new felguard pet, there was an ample supply of them to blow my shout on.
I'm pretty much certain Pred instincts works against AE fears in general, but maybe not nightbanes - my build doesn't have tenacity and I'm sure I resist more than just the "base" amount of fears on most mobs, although on Nightbane I don't think I resist the AoE fear much - as far as I can remember I've only ever resisted it once. Obviously not scientific, but from my experience I'd say it doesn't affect the nightbane fear, but does affect Howl/Scream from warlocks/priests.