I see ppl asking for Buff GFs, mainly for ToNG but I'd like to get an idea of what is expected of a buff GF.
I would expect it means Tactician, with the appropriate feats.
The other day I was in a FBI run and there was a Pally who said they would tank, and because I can't claim to be a DPS GF, I said I'd buff. But I was told I was doing it badly (I think).
Into the Fray is obvious but after that I'm not 100% sure, what encounters and rotation would GF's use when playing a buffing role?
I would have thought mass marking is one of a buffing GF's role, but when I did that I started stealing aggro.
Crushing Pin is the other main buff/debuff - but to apply that en masse I use the guarded assault offhand Power and for that you need to be getting hit regularly, i.e. tanking. The other option is knee breaker or Griffons, but that is single target and only seems decent at bosses.
Should I have been standing next to the "tank" and just doing exactly what I would be if I was tanking the dungeon?
I guess another aspect would be a debuffing weapon enchant like a frost, Plague Fire or terror (and at the moment I have a Feytouched which doesn't help with buffing).
What recovery (and therefore uptime for ItF) do we think is expected for a "buff" GF?
I would appreciate hearing some opinions on this.