I got one shotted by Hans'gar and Franzok HC today multiple times, because I could not recognize when they actually do Crippling Suplex. The cast bar is showing up once they already grabbed you or the other tank. In case of the other tank, I can use Divine Protection or other defensive cooldowns, but both need to do that, before being grabbed.

I do use Deadly Boss Mods, but the warning there is unreliable and often too early, resulting in Divine Protection running out before I actually was hit by the damage. For what it is worth, I have ~440k Life buffed, a GS of 677 and I am a Protection Paladin.

This guide on icy-veins is inconclusive about that, unfortunately.

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    As an aside, this will be easier in 6.1 when they fix the bug that prevents you from using CDs during Suplex. PTR testing is wrapping up, so ETA is soon.
    – Troyen
    Feb 17, 2015 at 6:08

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Crippling Suplex with you being picked up always comes when your boss leaves the combat area to active the searing plates or stamps. That is your cue to use a cooldown.

  • Guess that has to do for now until this mess is fixed. We got another raid on tomorrow, hope 6.1 hits us tomorrow morning on maintenance.
    – user28015
    Feb 17, 2015 at 14:18
  • Don't get your hopes up too high. Looks like one or two more weeks.
    – Raidri
    Feb 17, 2015 at 14:24
  • Did you guys already kill them on HC? How do your tanks handle this inconvenience? DP or the Guardian only run 8 seconds and the suplex cast is around 3 seconds at least, so activating it too early can really mess you up.
    – user28015
    Feb 17, 2015 at 15:03
  • I am only dps and not sure how exactly our tanks are doing it. I will ask them later if I don't forget.
    – Raidri
    Feb 17, 2015 at 15:08
  • @NoneOfYourBusiness Patch has been announced for Feb 24th.
    – Troyen
    Feb 18, 2015 at 6:02

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