I once killed a raid boss with a Sentry Totem. No really. I was raiding Ulduar and we were about to fight Auriaya, aka the crazy cat lady boss. Having no Hunter to trap-pull her, I volunteered to use a Sentry Totem instead. I mean, it would get her attention right? In fact it did a lot more. Auriaya aggroed on the Sentry Totem and then inexplicably disappeared! The totem had died, but taken the boss with it in the process. Yay Sentry Totem!
Of course then our resident paladin stepped out to see if Auriaya was truly gone, and she promptly emerged from whatever game-code wormhole she had fallen into and whacked him on the head. Still, it was probably the greatest victory I’ve seen for Totem-kind, especially for a humble Sentry Totem!
Of course, last week brought us the quite frankly ridiculous news that the Sentry Totem will be removed from the game when Cataclysm lands. Have Blizzard gone insane? Do they not realise that the Sentry Totem, whilst being something of the black sheep in the totem family (flock?), has many… some… well occasional uses in a Shaman’s day-to-day life? Clearly they haven’t realised, so now I present to you and to Blizzard my definitive guide on what Sentry Totems can be used for!