Nerfs incoming?

100 Human Warlock
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http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/
" Warlock
Warlocks do great damage in most situations, mitigate a lot of damage, and provide a lot of utility, making them almost too attractive in raids. Damage mitigation may be the thing to be nerfed, but we will know more when Patch 5.4 hits the PTR.
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90 Orc Warlock
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Kil jaeden's cunning too, GC mentioned in one of the fansite interviews that it was "too good".
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90 Orc Warlock
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Kil jaeden's cunning too, GC mentioned in one of the fansite interviews that it was "too good".


Must've been one of those secret fansite interviews that nobody can find on the web. I really dont see KJC getting nerfed this xpac.
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90 Undead Warlock
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hes talking about pve in that interview so they'll likely nerf the talents that raiders take like soul leech in the first tier, they might also nerf the hp bonus of soul link/sacrifice which im 100% ok with because sacrificial pact shield is 100x better in pvp
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100 Undead Warlock
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05/27/2013 04:21 AMPosted by Zeedrate
Kil jaeden's cunning too, GC mentioned in one of the fansite interviews that it was "too good".


Must've been one of those secret fansite interviews that nobody can find on the web. I really dont see KJC getting nerfed this xpac.


The gist of the quote is that traditionally, melee have been standout classes on movement heavy fights, with range being standout on fights with anti-melee mechanics (shockwaves, cleaves etc). Currently with all the changes, many ranged classes have next to no disadvantage on movement heavy fights. Melee are either going to be buffed, or ranged movement is going to be nerfed
Edited by Malfos on 5/27/2013 5:14 AM PDT
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90 Undead Warlock
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incoming nerfs seem to be a state of perpetual being for us locks, each xpac we bet buffed to high hell and then we slowly get chipped away at till the next xpac and the cycle repeats
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100 Orc Warlock
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they might also nerf the hp bonus of soul link/sacrifice which im 100% ok with because sacrificial pact shield is 100x better in pvp


Sacrificial Pact is also 100x better in PvE, and is the largest contributor to our OP mitigation after Soul Leech.
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90 Orc Warlock
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05/27/2013 04:21 AMPosted by Zeedrate
Kil jaeden's cunning too, GC mentioned in one of the fansite interviews that it was "too good".


Must've been one of those secret fansite interviews that nobody can find on the web. I really dont see KJC getting nerfed this xpac.


From http://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/2178-patch-53-interview-with-the-wow-design-team/
There is also a continuum here: casting Lightning Bolt while moving isn’t a big balance problem, but something like passive Kil’jaeden’s Cunning might be.


Yeah well the quote isn't what I originally stated, but it's pretty similar.
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90 Orc Warlock
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Must've been one of those secret fansite interviews that nobody can find on the web. I really dont see KJC getting nerfed this xpac.


From http://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/2178-patch-53-interview-with-the-wow-design-team/
[quote]There is also a continuum here: casting Lightning Bolt while moving isn’t a big balance problem, but something like passive Kil’jaeden’s Cunning might be.


"Rather than making casters terrible at moving, we’d rather develop a niche that melee are really good at. For example, we could emphasize that melee are really good at cleaving multiple targets, or they could be more survivable, or both. We are going to explore these ideas more."

You could've finished the quote... in no way does this imply a nerf to KJC.
Edited by Zeedrate on 5/27/2013 6:33 AM PDT
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100 Undead Warlock
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From http://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/2178-patch-53-interview-with-the-wow-design-team/
[quote]There is also a continuum here: casting Lightning Bolt while moving isn’t a big balance problem, but something like passive Kil’jaeden’s Cunning might be.


"Rather than making casters terrible at moving, we’d rather develop a niche that melee are really good at. For example, we could emphasize that melee are really good at cleaving multiple targets, or they could be more survivable, or both. We are going to explore these ideas more."

You could've finished the quote... in no way does this imply a nerf to KJC.


It does if they can't find a niche. I can't see ranged players sitting there getting smashed in meters in multitarget fights, and survivability is frankly pointless in a raid.
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100 Worgen Warlock
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Soul Leech could probably use a nerf if anything has to be nerfed. That talent makes me not take any damage at all in several fights.
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90 Troll Warlock
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From http://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/2178-patch-53-interview-with-the-wow-design-team/
[quote]There is also a continuum here: casting Lightning Bolt while moving isn’t a big balance problem, but something like passive Kil’jaeden’s Cunning might be.


"Rather than making casters terrible at moving, we’d rather develop a niche that melee are really good at. For example, we could emphasize that melee are really good at cleaving multiple targets, or they could be more survivable, or both. We are going to explore these ideas more."

You could've finished the quote... in no way does this imply a nerf to KJC.


I'm not going to lie, seeing the end of the quote made me chuckle. Dialogue can be so easily manipulated.

That being said, Soul Leech seems to be overperforming for Destruction and underperforming for Affliction (not sure how it is for Demo). I'm sure a tweaking of the formula could fix whatever survivability problems we seem to be having.

Keep in mind that Soul Leech used to be a heal, and was changed to an absorb shield. It was a move designed to give us more survivability. It can always be changed again if we have too much, without touching KJC.
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90 Blood Elf Warlock
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Soul Leech is OP for destro. I think it is actually perfect for Demonology, and relatively weak for affliction. If they wanted to balance it, they'd have to remove Chaos Bolt from the list of spells that contribute to it, or nerf how much it contributes.

With Demo I very rarely if at all have a large shield and it provides in my estimate fair mitigation over the fight.

For destro however, hitting 400k chaos bolts means you get an instant 40k shield, over the course of DS that means you can have 200k in mitigation or more. I really like this talent though not just because it is good but because, well... it's warlocky and a cool concept.
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90 Human Paladin
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You need to get hit with the biggest nerfbat that's ever been created.
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90 Human Paladin
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You need PvP nerfs. It's so sad how OP you are. Even the village idiot could play your class and win.
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90 Blood Elf Warlock
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Better throw up your immunity shield and run off before more warlocks come in here
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90 Blood Elf Warrior
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You need PvP nerfs. It's so sad how OP you are. Even the village idiot could play your class and win.


How about we get to the point where locks actually have average arena representation for once before saying they need nerfs.
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90 Human Warlock
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That's coming from a Pally that no longer needs a Trinket for anything? "I'm stunned? JK Devo Aura. I'm CC'd? JK Bubble. I'm Silenced? JK Devotion Aura.
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100 Human Warlock
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use suc or imp,let the aggro go for you, use hand of guldan [the right way of using it] , but yeah it will be slower than a warrior.
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90 Troll Warlock
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It does if they can't find a niche. I can't see ranged players sitting there getting smashed in meters in multitarget fights, and survivability is frankly pointless in a raid.


Maybe in the LFR.

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With Demo I very rarely if at all have a large shield and it provides in my estimate fair mitigation over the fight.


Meta Soulfires get the job done for me, *especially* during Dark Soul, ermahgerd!
Edited by Xythin on 5/30/2013 12:38 PM PDT
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