I feel like there is a large misconception about what bramble does. The only class that can legitimately not have bramble is mystics because of the lucky break skill, bramble can and will waste ur garunteed crit in that case. however the things i have heard magic classes say as to why they do not want bramble really makes me wonder...
If you are a melee tank and have been tanking a boss from the start of the battle, then yes bramble's dmg reflection will help you out keeping aggro. However if you're fighting a group of mobs and you're a mage that AOEs and happens to get aggro from all those mobs, you gotta understand that bramble is not doing more damage than you are; a barb or stronger person is still able to take aggro off you while you have bramble on in that case. You cannot say that was bramble's fault you got aggro or died.
Clerics, same thing. If you are healing and get aggro from some mobs because of heals, bramble's damage will not be more than the heal hate. So once more, a barb or stronger DD can take aggro off you.
Another line is 'bramble interupts me'... no. that is inaccurate. you have aquired the aggro on your own first and without bramble on the mob would attack you then anyway and the potential of being interrupted is already there. Bramble is not staticly doing damage around you attracting unwanted aggro. You had to get the mobs attention one way or another first.
You generate teh aggro in the first place! Bramble is intended for tanks with lower dmg than the DD's to just help out a bit. It is an offensive buff, but not this OP green hoolahoop of death people are imagining. 60-75% of damage dealt to you +weapon damage is in fact less than any damage ratio even your weakest skill has on any DD class. that is the acutal reason people would mainly only bramble the tanks, because its a special buff for them really. But that doesnt mean its a detriment on other classes and as strong as end game gear is --even just G16 in PVE is more than enough to put over the top-- I believe that bramble is completely acceptable on any class except mystic for the previously mentioned reason.
I see many veno (and even myself had this habit at one time) only bramble the melee classes. There is a good chance that the sin in aps gear is as squishy if not more squishy than the mages in the squad. Yet no sin has ever pm me when i join a squad 'don't brmable me'. and to reiterate once more, the bramble is not doing more damage than that aps sin could.
Someone made the arguement that what if you pull a mob by accident and you just want it to reset. well then holy path. even if bramble hits the mob, if u put enough distance, most mobs will reset. If you die because you pulled the attention of a mob you can't handle that is entirely on you. bramble didn't force you to walk into its sight range.
OK that is all the QQ about bramble for now. People to me jus seem to have a lack of understanding when it comes to this buff or blame the buff for dying when it was really their own actions that led to their fate. My rule with bramble now is, if you're OP, its OK!
And remember, Veno is Master-race: If you don't like our buff, maybe we will just eat all of yours b:cute