OK, I understand using Bluff to pull things. I enjoy it, I even call out "hey sailor!" when I do it, because... well, I'm odd.
Bluffing in the context of combat kind of confuses me. I'm under the impression that I don't want to be up in the mob's grill when I do it as the animation takes time.
It may be the animation that throws me off, but I'm also thrown off by the fact that he looks at me. I've just sort of gotten used to flanking, sneak attacking and assassinating, so I don't like it when they look at me. But with a successful Bluff, in the middle of combat, I can just go up and smack him in the chops?
Being in combat, this new activity makes it difficult to watch the combat log/dice to be sure things are working as they ought to. It would be different if it was all routine, but new things...
Could someone please, describe a short Bluff in combat scenario, and what one should see and do?
Oh, and someone in another thread suggested Bluffing a boss or mini-boss into aggroing onto a more tankish character. Is this merely a matter of cowering behind a Pally or Barb, and then calling out "hey sailor!"?
TIA for any responses!