I mentioned yesterday that I was playing around with Curse of Doom. This arose from the fact that I as I was filling out my PvP bar, debating what was and wasn't going to make the cut, I suddenly "remembered" that I had this spell. I believe the last time I used this was on Curator, right before one of his evocations. Since that time, I haven't really had occasion to use it. CoA has always seemed like the better choice, or CotE.
In any case, in reading the tooltip and realizing it cannot be used on players, I was about to throw this one out, but then I read the part about potentially summoning a Doomguard. I realized I had never seen a Doomguard before. That is, one of my own summoning. I guess I've just never really killed anything with CoD.
So a plan hatched itself in my brain. I would go out and test this spell on something that would both give me honor and yet not kill me. I.E. a level 77ish mob. I flew north out of Dalaran to the nearest area I could find with mobs in Icecrown. This is where I encountered problem #1.
Problem #1 stemmed from the fact that the undead are immune to fear. Icecrown is crawling with undead, so that is what I found when I landed. My plan was to put CoD on an enemy, drain some of his life, and then fear him and let him run around until he died. Welp, there goes the fear part.
It's okay though, they don't hit very hard and I can always drain tank. Problem #1 solved, drain tanking for one minute... check.
I popped CoD on the baddie, then got him to under 7k health (my tooltip said CoD would hit for 7k, so I got him well under that to make sure he died from it). I let him beat on me, draining him down, but not too low lest I kill him by mistake. The monster dies and I get meet a Doomguard. Yay! Success!
But wait, I forgot about Problems #2 and 3.
Problem #2 is that I am now decently injured from allowing the baddie to beat on me until death, thus I'm sitting at maybe 50% health when the Doomguard puts in his appearance. I'm also a clothie, mind you, so he starts hitting me for a decent amount.
Problem #3 is that I don't normally use "Enslave Demon" so the spell is most definitely not "at hand".
Thus, with those two problems in mind, I am not getting whacked by a being of my own creation, threatening to kill me, and I have no way to stop him in the immediate future. Did I have a soulstone on? Of course not. Healthstone? Nope. I wasn't planning on an epic battle here...
So, yeah, I got three shotted by my own Doomguard. I guess that's what I get for trying to use the stupid spell. I really have to figure out something else to put there...
Here's a picture of the outcome... notice dead baddie, dead me, live Doomguard standing on my face and taunting me with his awesomeness. He despawned before I could exact my revenge too. I was pissed.