what causes the random giant 150k heroic strikes? shaman on team (full pvp gear) got crit for 175k last night on a random switch and fell over within seconds.
Taste for Blood is what causes Heroic Strike to hit so hard..
Whenever a warrior uses Mortal Strike(6sec CD) he procs an Overpower use, and whenever you Overpower you have a 30% chance to proc Taste for Blood. If/when TfB procs you gain another Overpower use and a stack of TfB. TfB stacks last for 15 sec, stack to 5, and increases the damage of your next Heroic Strike by 100% per stack.
A 3 stack is usually enough with full CDs popped to get a ~130-150k hit on something(depends on armor/resil of target obviously). 5 stacks with full CDs up usually means you'll global something as a warrior...as the HS will usually crit for 230k+.
It's extremely RNG and a very dumb mechanic.
Edited by Deonto, 03 November 2012 - 09:31 PM.