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|type=Utility
 
|type=Utility
 
|school=Physical
 
|school=Physical
|range=30 yards
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|range=30 yd
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
|cooldown=8 seconds
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|cooldown=8 sec
|improvement=[[Improved Taunt]]
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|level=12
|requirements=[[Defensive Stance]]
 
 
|debuff_desc=Taunted.
 
|debuff_desc=Taunted.
 
|debuff_dur=3 seconds
 
|debuff_dur=3 seconds
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|tcg=Taunt TCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
{{AbilityFlavor|"Your mother was a furbolg and your father smells of elekk turd!" - Blaine Roberts''|TCG Drums of War|88}}
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{{AbilityFlavor|"Your mother was a [[furbolg]] and your father smells of [[elekk]] turd!" - Blaine Roberts''|TCG Drums of War|88}}
   
'''Taunt''' is a single target debuff which forces the mob to attack the warrior for 3 seconds and also generates enough [[threat]] so that the warrior matches the current top entry in the mob's aggro list. Taunt is instant-cast, does not trigger the [[global cooldown]], costs no rage and has an 8 second cooldown. Warriors learn it from the [[Defensive Stance#Quests|Defensive Stance quest]] at level 10.
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'''Taunt''' is a core [[warrior]] ability learned at level 12. It is a single target debuff which forces the mob to attack the warrior for three seconds, generating enough [[threat]] so the warrior matches the current top entry in the mob's aggro list. Taunt is instant-cast, does not trigger the [[global cooldown]], costs no [[rage]] and has an eight second cooldown.
   
Some mobs (most [[boss]]es in particular) are immune to taunt. Non-immune mobs must be hit by Taunt using standard hit mechanics. Taunt has no effect on enemy players in PvP and does not have any effect when the warrior already has aggro on the mob (except the mob is still forced to target the warrior for 3 seconds).
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Some mobs (most [[boss]]es in particular) are immune to taunt. Non-immune mobs must be hit by Taunt using standard hit mechanics. Taunt has no effect on enemy players in PvP and does not have any effect when the warrior already has aggro on the mob (except the mob is still forced to target the warrior for three seconds).
   
Available in [[Defensive Stance]] only.
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== Notes ==
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Taunt is one of the signature moves of a [[tank]]ing warrior. It may help aggro buildup greatly, and it may be a life-save in certain situations. On the other side it has a rather long cooldown, so it must be used with care with a good grasp of the overall situation (multi-mob pulls in particular). It should also be understood that after three seconds, the mob may immediately turn to another target if the tank's aggro buildup was lower than that of the other player(s).
== Glyphs ==
 
{{:Glyph of Taunt}}{{clrl}}
 
 
==Notes==
 
[[File:Taunt TCG.jpg|thumb|In [[World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game]].]]
 
Taunt is one of the signature moves of a tanking warrior. It may help aggro buildup greatly, and it may be a life-save in certain situations. On the other side it has a rather long cooldown, so it must be used with care and a good grasp of the overall situation (in multi-mob pulls in particular). It should also be well understood that after 3 seconds, the mob may immediately turn to another target, if the tanks aggro buildup was lower than that of the other player(s).
 
   
 
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Normally, hunters can help a tanks initial aggro buildup with [[Misdirection]]. If that's on cooldown, it's possible to use a combination of Taunt and [[Feign Death]] to achieve the same effect. The hunter pulls, using his most aggro intensive abilities. When the mob is about to hit the hunter, the warrior Taunts and the hunter Feigns Death. Misdirection is the safer method though, as both the Taunt and Feign Death can be resisted by the mob.
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Normally, hunters can help a tank's initial aggro buildup with [[Misdirection]]. If that's on cooldown, it's possible to use a combination of Taunt and [[Feign Death]] to achieve the same effect. The hunter pulls, using his most aggro intensive abilities. When the mob is about to hit the hunter, the warrior Taunts and the hunter Feigns Death. Misdirection is the safer method though, as both the Taunt and Feign Death can be resisted by the mob.
   
* Based off testing post [[Patch 4.0.1]] on [[Growl]] and [[Dark Command]], taunt no longer has a miss chance for a level 80 vs a boss. Prior to this, Taunt is treated as a spell. It could't be cast when silenced and it had a 17% chance to miss raid bosses (in contrast to the 8% chance to miss boss mobs for melee attacks). So even if you were melee [[hit]] capped (263 hit rating at level 80), Taunt's chance to miss was still 9%. This 9% gap could be mostly covered with [[Glyph of Taunt]] (removed in [[Patch 4.0.1]].
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Based off testing post [[Patch 4.0.1]] on [[Growl]] and [[Dark Command]], taunt no longer has a miss chance for a level 80 vs a boss. Prior to this, Taunt is treated as a spell. It couldn't be cast when silenced and it had a 17% chance to miss raid bosses (in contrast to the 8% chance to miss boss mobs for melee attacks). So even if you were melee [[hit]] capped (263 hit rating at level 80), Taunt's chance to miss was still 9%. This 9% gap could be mostly covered with [[Glyph of Taunt]] (removed in [[Patch 4.0.1]].
   
 
==Patch changes==
 
==Patch changes==
* {{Patch 4.0.1|note=Removed miss chance of this effect. (Untested, based of testing on [[Growl]] and [[Dark Command]])}}
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* {{Patch 4.0.1|note=Removed miss chance of this effect. (Untested, based off testing on [[Growl]] and [[Dark Command]])}}
 
* {{Patch 3.0.8|note=Range increased to 30 yards, from 20 yards.}}
 
* {{Patch 3.0.8|note=Range increased to 30 yards, from 20 yards.}}
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* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=Range increased to 20 yards, from 5 yards. Cooldown reduced to 8 sec.}}
**Range increased to 20 yards, from 5 yards.
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* {{Patch 2.3.0|note=The chance for this ability to land successfully on its target is now increased by hit rating. However, Taunt remained classified as a spell for the purposes of determining miss rate versus mobs. That means that against a mob 3 levels higher than the player, Taunt has a base chance of 17% to be resisted (a miss).{{fact}} }}
**Cooldown reduced to 8 sec.}}
 
* {{Patch 2.3.0|note=The chance for this ability to land successfully on its target is now increased by hit rating.|comment=However, Taunt remained classified as a spell for the purposes of determining miss rate versus mobs. That means that against a mob 3 levels higher than the player, Taunt has a base chance of 17% to be resisted (a miss).{{fact}} }}
 
 
* Vanilla WoW: on release, Taunt did not create extra aggro for the warrior, it only forced the mob to attack the warrior for 3 seconds.
 
* Vanilla WoW: on release, Taunt did not create extra aggro for the warrior, it only forced the mob to attack the warrior for 3 seconds.
   
==References==
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== References ==
 
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Revision as of 21:06, March 2, 2013

For other use, see Taunt.
Taunt
  • Taunt
  • 30 yd  range
  • 8 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Taunts the target to attack you, but has no effect if the target is already attacking you.
Usable by
ClassWarrior
Properties
TypeUtility
SchoolPhysical
Cooldown8 sec
Level required12
Related debuff
  • Taunt
  • Taunted.
  • Duration: 3 seconds
TCG image
Taunt TCG
"Your mother was a furbolg and your father smells of elekk turd!" - Blaine Roberts[1]

Taunt is a core warrior ability learned at level 12. It is a single target debuff which forces the mob to attack the warrior for three seconds, generating enough threat so the warrior matches the current top entry in the mob's aggro list. Taunt is instant-cast, does not trigger the global cooldown, costs no rage and has an eight second cooldown.

Some mobs (most bosses in particular) are immune to taunt. Non-immune mobs must be hit by Taunt using standard hit mechanics. Taunt has no effect on enemy players in PvP and does not have any effect when the warrior already has aggro on the mob (except the mob is still forced to target the warrior for three seconds).

Notes

Taunt is one of the signature moves of a tanking warrior. It may help aggro buildup greatly, and it may be a life-save in certain situations. On the other side it has a rather long cooldown, so it must be used with care with a good grasp of the overall situation (multi-mob pulls in particular). It should also be understood that after three seconds, the mob may immediately turn to another target if the tank's aggro buildup was lower than that of the other player(s).

Example

A melee damage dealer has 1000 points of threat on a mob. A warrior taunts the mob, thereby immediately gaining a threat value of 1000, and forcing the mob to attack the warrior for three seconds. After that time, threat works normally for the mob, and if no one is at 130%/110% (ranged/melee) of the tank's threat, the warrior remains the mob's target.

Pulling

Normally, hunters can help a tank's initial aggro buildup with Misdirection. If that's on cooldown, it's possible to use a combination of Taunt and Feign Death to achieve the same effect. The hunter pulls, using his most aggro intensive abilities. When the mob is about to hit the hunter, the warrior Taunts and the hunter Feigns Death. Misdirection is the safer method though, as both the Taunt and Feign Death can be resisted by the mob.

Miss chance

Based off testing post Patch 4.0.1 on Growl and Dark Command, taunt no longer has a miss chance for a level 80 vs a boss. Prior to this, Taunt is treated as a spell. It couldn't be cast when silenced and it had a 17% chance to miss raid bosses (in contrast to the 8% chance to miss boss mobs for melee attacks). So even if you were melee hit capped (263 hit rating at level 80), Taunt's chance to miss was still 9%. This 9% gap could be mostly covered with Glyph of Taunt (removed in Patch 4.0.1.

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small / Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Removed miss chance of this effect. (Untested, based off testing on Growl and Dark Command)
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Range increased to 30 yards, from 20 yards.
  • Bc icon / Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Range increased to 20 yards, from 5 yards. Cooldown reduced to 8 sec.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): The chance for this ability to land successfully on its target is now increased by hit rating. However, Taunt remained classified as a spell for the purposes of determining miss rate versus mobs. That means that against a mob 3 levels higher than the player, Taunt has a base chance of 17% to be resisted (a miss).[citation needed]
  • Vanilla WoW: on release, Taunt did not create extra aggro for the warrior, it only forced the mob to attack the warrior for 3 seconds.

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