Dark Sim Has Too High a Skillcap

80 Blood Elf Death Knight
2465
Title says it all. DS requires you to know what you’re opponent is going to do before he even does it. It’s something a good player can do but not something an average player like myself is capable of 100% of the time. Why not change it to something more noob-friendly?

Plus the spell already has limited use. Because DS doesn’t cancel the next incoming spell, it’s mandatory to have your trinket or AMS off cooldown to make the ability effective. You can copy the paladin’s stun (if you can guess when he’s going to use it) but even then you’ll have to wait out that 5 seconds to unleash his own spell back on him. It doesn’t seem right that I need another cooldown to make DS effective.

Edited by Valkyrii on 12/1/2010 2:12 PM PST
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85 Gnome Death Knight
7605
Predicting incoming spells is major part of PVP, even now, Ie AMS Deathgrip a mage, becuase 99% of them will instantly aoe ice snare when Deathgripped. You have to know when to MF and when to strangulate, this is great for DK's btw. You can almost force a spell out because of our current cool downs, get a lock down to sub 30% and as your lichborne wears off, cast strangulate cause you know a Deathcoil is coming, then cast Dark Sim. Get a holy paly down to 30% cast strangulate, then cast Dark Sim, your very likely to wind up getting Divine Shield or a stun. Essentially you force their cool downs by using many of our current skills, and necrotic will force healers to use big heals. I love the meta game this spell introduces.

Raennie
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100 Goblin Warlock
16625
Spell reflect on warriors also says hi.
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85 Troll Death Knight
8085
I agree, this easy class should be made easier.

This combined with the name is pretty funny.
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62 Dwarf Rogue
730
Usually the only people that do things you do not expect are noobs. Just tossin that out there.
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80 Blood Elf Death Knight
2465
I agree, this easy class should be made easier.


Your evidence against my post is overwhelming.

Predicting incoming spells is major part of PVP, even now, Ie AMS Deathgrip a mage, becuase 99% of them will instantly aoe ice snare when Deathgripped. You have to know when to MF and when to strangulate, this is great for DK's btw. You can almost force a spell out because of our current cool downs, get a lock down to sub 30% and as your lichborne wears off, cast strangulate cause you know a Deathcoil is coming, then cast Dark Sim. Get a holy paly down to 30% cast strangulate, then cast Dark Sim, your very likely to wind up getting Divine Shield or a stun. Essentially you force their cool downs by using many of our current skills, and necrotic will force healers to use big heals. I love the meta game this spell introduces.

Raennie


You activate AMS not because your predicting what the enemy is going to do before he does it but because it absorbs almost all spells. That is NOT subtle and that does not require the skill that DS requires.

Spell reflect on warriors also says hi.


Spell Reflect doesn't require that you know what your opponent is about to do like Dark Sim. Some warriors just pop Spell Reflect to help survive against a mob of enemy players, not because they skillfully saw that destro warlock casting Soulfire in the back.
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85 Worgen Death Knight
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30 Orc Shaman
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Come play a hunter for a day if you want skillcap
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80 Orc Warrior
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80 Orc Warrior
2810
Spell Reflect doesn't require that you know what your opponent is about to do like Dark Sim.

It also doesn't guarantee you're going to reflect anything useful. See Wind Shear.

Some warriors just pop Spell Reflect to help survive against a mob of enemy players

LOL at this, you think 1 reflected spell is really going to make a difference against a mob of enemy players? Hint: the answer is no.

not because they skillfully saw that destro warlock casting Soulfire in the back.

Yes, all Warriors definitely just pop Spell Reflection on a whim. No Warrior actually thinks about when he's going to use it.

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96 Human Warlock
4805
don't worry, I have to predict where to put my portal so I'll know when you'll be in range for me to teleport awDEATH GRIP!!!

*out of range*
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90 Undead Warlock
0
there are some dks that challenge the notion that it's a noob class played by bads.....


and then there are all the dks that reinforce that stereotype...
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1 Undead Mage
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I logged in just to downrank his post.
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90 Undead Warlock
0
don't worry, I have to predict where to put my portal so I'll know when you'll be in range for me to teleport awDEATH GRIP!!!

*out of range*


What's even more fun is when they death grip you and you death coil them in the face point blank and then two shot them.
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