I ran the Amphitheater of Anguish in Zul’Drak this weekend (actually three or four times as I helped out various guildies). I had just dinged 75 and picked up Tricks of the Trade. It was very nice to be able to attack immediately rather than wait for the tank to build threat. Even with the new threat mechanics, I can pull aggro off many tanks if I’m not careful.
I wish I had taken a screenshot of the threat meter. Ten seconds after combat began the tank had a gigantic lead in threat – a laughably huge margin. When the combat ended, the pally tank gushed about how good paladin threat generation was. I almost didn’t have the heart to tell him that I had passed my threat to him with TotT.
Then I told him anyway. 🙂
I’m still trying to figure out the best way to set it up for raids. I currently have my TotT macroed to cast on my focus.
/cast [target=focus] Tricks of the Trade
When there is only one tank, as in a 5-man group, I can set him as the focus at the start of the run and then use this macro repeatedly during combat. I’m thinking about the best way to clear and change my focus on the fly when there are multiple tanks in the group, as is likely when I start raiding. It hasn’t come up yet, but I’ll try out a few options and see which I like best.