Originally Posted by Medion
I have a lock. Fear does not break on damage. DoTs have zero change to break a fear, while direct damage has a chance to break fear.
What game are you playing? Go ask a developer on blizzards website. Hell it was in the patch notes like a year ago. DoTs break fear, its based on damage done, so DoTs break them less, but unless you're the worst player ever and have geared for no +damage, your dots will break fear, usually in less than 5 seconds.
When I was affliction, I would rarely get more than 5 seconds worth of fear with DoTs on, but then I am well geared and understand the game mechanics, which clearly you do not.