Dark#1458 for warrior help.
IT IS FRIEND NOT FIEND.
The kiting strategy works best for me as well. You don't have to stay stacked on the raid more than a couple of seconds per minute since the raid is not taking any damage at all except for the dire calls. And even for this you can pop into def stance and you are fine. The dire call will not one shot you if you are on full HP, and going def stance makes it trivial.
Guess I'll try kiting around the boss next week then. I suppose I never really considered that throw pauses your melee swings before reading this thread so I never felt the need to kite it before. Obviously if you kite and never have to use anything to knock the dino back that is most optimal for dps, but if I find myself in a spot where I have to knock it back I would still prefer throw over WW, for now.
I can confirm that taunt does work on direhorn spirit.
I didn't think about the piecing howl talent. probably because Disrupting shout is needed from me as I normally interrupt dino mender with it in the raid. but im sure someone can take over.
I use WW range glyph because of the spirit and because i can get some hits on boss. I feel it improved my dps as well.
although the piercing looks to be a nice way of knocking back. when i used WW I felt i had no rage at some points and I had to throw to get the spirit away from me. granted i lose some dps using howl but it only uses 10 rage rather than 30 pus sometimes the spirit would sometimes be too far for WW so that's wasted rage . so there was alot of missed executes
I did try using (would use symbol but it wont let me) [atdirehorn spirit] macro for taunt and HT but it didn't work. so i'm gonna try =direhorn. unless someone can confirm that for me.
I used individual macros not all in one macro XD
sorry for not putting that.