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Nov 30 Warlocks - Your class needs you! Thread List V0.71 I think it might be pertinent to keep a record of all threads supporting the cause of Warlocks having a fair crack of the whip or at the very least some response to the growing concerns. This is merely a starting point. If I have missed your thread, one you have seen or you feel a thread included does more harm than good please comment below. NEW UPDATE: Further to recent posts in this bread I will add new suggestions in this section: Blizz you owe warlocks an apology. https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20759262165 Significant Rework of Demo in Bfa https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20759495907 Demonology Changes https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20759162485 List of Bad decisions about Warlocks https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20759147063 Demo feels awkward. https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20757707315 Warlocks-fun and good ideas for demo https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20758226616 My only advice for Demo Rework https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20759386670 Make Demonology Great Again https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20759237339 This expansion turning into a JOKE https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20759168385 MoP Vs Legion Warlock, Which did you enjoy? https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20758837845 Demonic Empowerment has to Go https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20749305603 Felguard pet needs a new skin https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20749837174 Demonology being fixed? https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20758708558 Battle for Azeroth Demo Design https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20759387936 What would u like to see on demo in BFA? https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20759606343 Threads concerning the collation of warlock issues: Calling mechanics masters! All specs: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20748845055 [Legion] Compilation of Suggestions/Bugs: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20748805127 Unified Tuning Feedback: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20748765378 We did it!: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20748704898 THIS IS DEFLATE COMPRESSED VERSION OF OLD THREAD INDEX TO SAVE SPACE Quick link to uncompressed content here: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20748645930?page=9#post-163 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 DECOMPRESS HERE: http://www.txtwizard.net/compression ARCHIVE OF POST @0.69 HERE: https://pastebin.com/ucjYKgV6 https://web.archive.org/web/20171120155628/https://pastebin.com/ucjYKgV6 The purpose of this is to allow you, the concerned Warlock, to have a quick reference to threads which MAY get the attention of Blizzard. Please constructively contribute to these threads. Again, there will be threads I have missed. I will of course add relevant threads to the master list as they are provided. Addendum: PvE guides (I think this may prove helpful to some and give these threads the attention they deserve) Affliction: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20747875438 (Cryptrot) http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/affliction-warlock-pve-dps-guide Demonology : http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20748656161 (Nakkiel) http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/demonology-warlock-pve-dps-guide Destruction: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20745707140 (Aldeen) http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/destruction-warlock-pve-dps-guide Warlock Web Resources: Lock One Stop Shop http://lockonestopshop.com/#!/Home Change log: 0.71 Added a few more relevant threads. 0.7 Text compression used to save space. Post as of 0.69 archived. 0.69 Stardate 20/11/2017, Earth. Added new section of new suggestions. Will look at compressing old sections to save space in post. 0.68 Added web resources section, starting with Lock One Stop Shop 0.67 Added A long rational post about Affliction 0.66 Added Class Fantasy, and why we should Tame Demon Added Demon Variety and Customization 0.65 Added An In-Depth Look at Affliction 0.64 Added ~Warlock Dev Hotfix Suggestions Thread~ 0.63 Added To Ion: From Affliction Warlock Added Hotfix thread 0.62 Added On current and future Warlock design Added Warlock Changes. A constructive thread. 0.61 Added Observations from an 838 AFF warlock 0.6 Added EU Warlock forum threads where appropriate, same provisos apply 0.54 Added A list of what we have lost these last years Added Icy Veins PvE guides 0.53 Added Demonology changes hurt class fantasy. 0.52 Added Unified Tuning Feedback 0.51 Added [Legion] Compilation of Suggestions/Bugs 0.5 Added section concerning issue collation Sorted content alphabetically - should have done this from the start :D 0.44 Added Warlock Feedback! Attention Please 0.43 Added Legion PvP feedback section and included linked threads 0.42 Integrated Baalsamael post in format consistent with OP 0.41 Added Calling all Warlock Voices 3 0.4 Added Baalsamael post Added A Treatise of Destruction 0.34 Added Cancelling My Subscription 0.33 Added Short Analysis of Warlocks from Cata to now 0.321 Fixed categorization error 0.32 Added Where are these comments on hotfixes? 0.31 Added Calling All Warlock Voices 2 Added How I thought Demonology was gonna work 0.3 Added Demonology PvE guide 0.25 Added Mop Destro vs WoD/Legion 0.24 Added Destruction Warlocks in Legion 0.23 Added [FEEDBACK] Problems with Warlock Animations Added Legion Beta General Discussion Sub-forum section 0.22 Added Warlock Nerf List 0.21 Added PvE guides 0.2 Not Happy With Demo ATM - A Rant addedPoynty167 Nov 30
Nov 2 [PvE Guide] Destruction in Legion 7.3.2 Introduction Hedo is switching mains in Legion, so I'm going to take up maintaining a Destruction guide, compiling theorycrafting information into one place to build an informative PvE reference. Foreword This guide will be an iterative work on my part, so there will need to be revisions as time goes on and more players figure things out/perfect sims for theroycrafting. Feel free to point out anything you feel isn't accurate, especially if you've got any sources to show as much, as well as anything that might be missing from this guide. [Anything in square brackets is either super WIP, needs confirmation or more info]. Table of Contents 1 - Legion Changes 1. Soul Shards 2. The Scepter of Sargeras2 - Stats and Gearing 1. Stats and How They Affect You 2. Racial Bonuses 3. Tier Bonuses, Legendaries and Other Notable Items 4. Stat Builds, Gems and Enchants3 - Talents and Artifact Traits 1. Talents 2. Artifact Traits 3. Artifact Relics 4. What About Glyphs?4 - Rotations 1. Basic Single Target Rotation 2. Basic Multi Target/AoE Rotation 3. Opening Sequence 4. Advanced Rotation5 - Useful Addons and Macros 1. Addons 2. Macros 3. Logging6 - Sources 1. Data and Sims 2. Sources7 - Conclusion Navigating this Guide To find a specific section of this guide, use ctrl+f (Find...) and search for "[Section]-[Subsection]". For example, if you wanted to find the section on Artifact Traits, you would search "3-2". ...Destruction has seen a few baseline changes worth mentioning before delving into the rest of the guide. Most of this will be touched on in more detail in the Rotation section. 1-1 Soul Shards and Soul Shard Fragments Burning Embers have returned. Sort of. As of 7.2.5, Soul Shards for Destruction have been broken down into 10 Soul Shard Fragments each. Our Fragment generators are: Incinerate, generating 2 Fragments and an additional Fragment on a crit. Immolate, having a 50% change to generate a Fragment. This is guaranteed on a crit. Conflagrate, generating 5 Fragments. Our Shard spenders are still Chaos Bolt and Rain of Fire, costing 2 and 3 Soul Shards respectively. 1-2 The Scepter of Sargeras We no longer have weapon drops in Legion, but we have a spec specific Artifact weapon: The Scepter of Sargeras. This staff serves as our character progression throughout the max level experience in Legion, providing a number of Traits ranging from a new ability, Dimensional Rift, to increases in damage to several spells (See section 3 for more details). Throughout Legion, you'll earn Artifact Power and Artifact Knowledge, which increases Artifact Power drops for that character, that can be used to gain Traits. There are also hidden effects that the Artifact has. A list of all know hidden and PvE relevant effects can be found below... when some are discovered. ...2-1 Stats and How They Affect You Intellect: Increases your Spell Power at a rate of 1 Int = 1 SP. Spell Power increases the damage done by all of your spells.Critical Strike: Gives most of your spells a random chance to deal additional damage (around double in PvE). Increases the damage dealt by Chaos Bolt at flat rate (eg. 20% Crit rating increases Choas Bolt's damage by 20%).Haste: Reduces the cast time of all your spells. Increases the rate at which Damage over Time spells (Immolate) tick. Reduces the cooldown of Conflagrate charges.Mastery: Causes your spells to deal X% increased damage, plus up to X% extra damage. Causes damage you take to be reduced by Y%, plus up to Y% extra damage reduction. Y is roughly one fifth of X.Versatility: Increases all damage and healing done by a percentage. Reduces the damage taken by half of the above percentage.Multistrike...? Multistrike has been removed in Legion and has been replaced by another stat on old gear. 2-2 Racial Bonuses Alliance Dwarf: Might of the Mountain - Increases your critical strike damage/healing by 2%. Gnome: Nimble Fingers - Increases haste by 1%. Human: The Human Spirit - Increases all secondary stats by 2% from all sources. Worgen: Viciousness - Increases critical strike chance by 1%. Horde Blood Elf: Arcane Acuity - Increases critical strike chance by 1%. Goblin: Time is Money - Increases haste by 1%. Orc: Blood Fury - Increases your Spell/Attack power by 2243 (at level 110) for 15 seconds. 2 minute cooldown. Troll: Berserking - Increases your haste by 15% for 10 seconds. Undead: Touch of the Grave - Your spells have a small chance to deal extra damage to the target, healing you for the same amount. 2-3 Tier Bonuses, Legendaries and Other Notable Items Order Hall Set - Vestments of The Black Harvest This is a set of ilvl 810+ gear earned through your Class Hall campaign. These pieces of gear can be upgraded to 840, except shoulders which are ilvl 850. 2 Piece - Increase your out-of-combat regeneration in outdoor Broken Isles zones. 4 Piece - While you are below 35% health you take 50% reduced damage in outdoor Broken Isles zones. 6 Piece - Intellect increased by 500. 8 Piece - Spending a Soul Shard has a chance to increase your Mastery by 2000 for 12 seconds. The Arcway and Court of Stars Sets In the Mythic-only dungeons, The Arcway and Court of Stars, there are several 2 piece sets; one for each armour type and two for every class/spec. Journey Through Time - Trinket and Neck: The effect from Chrono Shard (trinket proc) now increases your movement speed by 30% and grants an additional 1000 Haste. March of the Legion - Neck and Finger: Your spells and abilities have a chance to deal an additional 27200 to 36800 Fire damage. Nightwell Arcanum - Head and Shoulders: Your spells have a chance to increase your Haste by 3000 for 15 seconds. Tier 19 Set - Legacy of Azj'Aqir 2 Piece - Casting Chaos Bolt reduces the cast time of your next Chaos Bolt by 40% for 4 seconds. 4 Piece - Conflagrate gains an additional charge and its charge cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds. Tier 20 Set - Diabolic Raiment 2 Piece - Incinerate generates one additional Soul Shard Fragment. 4 Piece - Chaos Bolt now always gains maximum benefit from Mastery: Chaotic Energies. Legendaries In Legion, Legendary items have been introduced as world drops, giving you a bonus similar to Epic world drops of old. They can range from bonuses for any class, ranged, Warlocks or Destruction specifically. They currently drop from PvE bosses, World Quest Chests and PvP strongboxes. You will start only being able to equip one legendary at a time, increasing to two through your Order Hall research. Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus - Neck - All Classes: Every 30 seconds, gain an absorb shield for 25% of your max health. Sephuz's Secret - Finger - All Classes: Successfully applying a loss of control effect, interrupt or dispell grants you 70% increased movement speed and 25% Haste for 10 seconds. This effect may only occur once every 30 seconds. Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish - Trinket - DPS: Launch a vortex of destruction that seeks your current enemy. When it reaches the target, it explodes, dealing a critical strike to all enemies within 10 yds for 1121640 Fire damage. Norgannon's Foresight - Feet - Warlocks, Priests and Mages: Standing still for 8 seconds grants you Foresight, allowing you to cast while moving for 5 seconds. Soul of the Netherlord - Finger - Warlocks: (Destruction) You gain the Eradication talent The Master Harvester - Chest - Warlocks: Each Soul Shard you spend has a 6% (Destruction) change to grant you Soul Harvest for 8 seconds. Pillars of the Dark Portal - Legs - Warlocks: Demonic Gateway now casts instantly and you can use Demonic Gateways twice before triggering a cooldown. Alythess's Pyrogenics - Finger - Destruction: Enemies effected by your Rain of Fire take 10% increased damage from your Fire spells. Odr, Shawl of the Ymirjar - Back - Destruction: Enemies marked by your Havoc take 8% increased damage from your single target spells. Feretory of Souls - Waist - Destruction: Casting a damaging Fire spell has a 10% chance to generate a Soul Shard. Magistrike Restraints - Wrist - Destruction: Chaos Bolt has a 20% chance to strike an additional enemy within 30 yards. Lessons of Space-Time - Shoulders - Destruction: While you have a Dimensional Rift open, all your damage is increased by 10% 2-4 Stat Builds, Gems and Enchants These priorities will change based on Talent choices, Artifact progression and target counts. The priorities and enchants/gems suggested below will provide a good stat priority for most situations. Stat Priorities Generally: Intellect => Haste > Crit > Vers > Mastery For more accurate stat weights for your character, you should sim yourself. For more information you can read the following guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pW5mWY9nkfWoRCOHfoXqeeGb8s-jMoSVy-g8uveUv4c/preview#heading=h.3lsngyuiznm9 Note: If you invest heavily in mastery, you will experience swings in damage from fight to fight based on how lucky you are. If you would rather have a more consistent build, consider avoiding Mastery in favor of other stats Gems Currently, socketing Haste gems should be your priority. You may also have one Saber's Eye of Intellect in your equipped armour, but these are expensive, so socket these wisely. Enchants For Ring enchants, Haste should also be your priority. Cloak enchants are main stat, so use Intellect. Neck Enchant Mark of the Claw is currently our best neck enchant. Food, Flasks and Pots You should be using Haste food, Flask of the Whispered Pact and Potion of Deadly Grace or Potion of Prolonged Power (these are about neck and neck in performance, PP pulling ahead on multitarget). ...3-1 Talents Talents have been through a significant rework in Legion; there are many more Talents that effect your DPS throughput now and not in a "Pick Your Different Flavour of AoE/Single Target/Cleave Talent in this Row" structure either. As such, there are a lot of different set ups for a lot of different situations where you'd want to change talents; many different setups may even excel on a per Boss basis. My aim with this section is to provide an optimal pure ST build and the basis for a dungeon build, then examine each row to show why you would deviate or stay with the suggested Talents on each row. Talent Calculator: http://legion.wowhead.com/talent-calc/warlock/destruction Suggested ST Build Tier One: Backdraft Tier Two: Eradication Tier Three: Demonic Circle Tier Four: Soul Harvest Tier Five: Demon Skin or Dark Pact Tier Six: Grimoire of Service Tier Seven: Channel Demonfire Suggested Dungeon Build [This will likely go through several iterations soon] Tier One: Backdraft Tier Two: Eradication or Empowered Life Tap Tier Three: Shadowfury Tier Four: Cataclysm or Fire and Brimstone Tier Five: Burning Rush or Demon Skin Tier Six: Grimoire of Sacrifice Tier Seven: Any Tier One: Backdraft: Casting Conflagrate reduces the cast time of your next two Incinerate or Chaos Bolt casts by 30%. Roaring Blaze: Conflagrate increases your remaining Immolate damage on the target by 25% until Immolate is refreshed or expires. Shadowburn: Blasts a target for 316% Spell Power. Generates 5 Soul Shard Fragments plus an additional 5 if the target dies within 5 seconds. Replaces Conflagrate, 12 second CD.Discussion: Backdraft is your go-to for this tier. Roaring Blaze currently doesn't perform better than Backdraft in almost any scenario. Shadowburn is very niche and is only a good pick where you can get 2 shards incredibly consistently (basically every 12 seconds). Tier Two: Reverse Entropy: Chaos Bolt and Rain of Fire restore 35% of your maximum mana and their damage is increased by 10%. Eradication: Chaos Bolt increases damage dealt to the target by 15% for 7 seconds. Empowered Life Tap: Life Tap now grants you 10% increased damage for 20 seconds. This duration can pandemic (max 25 seconds when refreshed).Discussion: In single target and 2 target cleave, Eradication is your best choice; 3 or more targets and ELT performs better. Tier Three: Demonic Circle: Summons a Demonic Circle for 6 minutes, allowing you to teleport to its location and remove all movement slowing effects. Limit 1. 0.5 second cast. Mortal Coil: Horrifies an enemy target into fleeing, Incapcitating them for 3 seconds an healing your for 20% maximum health. You will be healed even if the target is not effected by the Horrify. Shadowfury: Stuns all enemies within 8 yards for 4 seconds. 1.5 second cast time. 30 second cooldown.Discussion: Demonic Circle is going to be your go-to for raids, unless you specifically require a stun. Shadowfury is good for dungeons, specifically in Mythic+. Mortal Coil's heal can be useful, but for the most part is too niche for general PvE use. Tier Four: Fire and Brimstone: Incinerate now hits all enemies near the target and generates 1 Soul Shard Fragment per target. Cataclysm: Conjures a cataclysm at the target location, dealing 750% Spell Power Shadowflame damage to all enemies within 8 yards and afflicts them with Immolate. 2.5 second cast. 30 second cooldown. Soul Harvest: Increases the damage of you and your pets by 20%. Lasts 12 seconds, increased by 4 seconds for each target afflicted by Immolate, up to a maximum of 36 seconds. Casting this does not incur a GCD.Discussion: Soul Harvest is your best choice for 1 and 2 targets. For 3+, both Cataclysm and FnB are good options, with Cataclysm being preferable for periodic adds and FnB better for constant cleave. Tier Five: Demon Skin: Your Soul Leech now recharges by 1% maximum health every second, and you may now absorb up to 20% maximum health. Burning Rush: Increases your movement speed by 50%, but also damages you for 4% of your maximum health every 1 sec. Movement impairing effects may not reduce you below 100% of normal movement speed. Lasts until cancelled. Dark Pact: Sacrifices 20% of your current demon's health to shield you for 400% of the sacrificed health for 20 seconds. If you have no demon active, your health is sacrificed instead. Usable while under control impairing effects.Discussion: You should use Demon Skin or Dark Pact in raids unless you need the movement speed of Burning Rush for a very important mechanic, but most of these can be handled similarly with Demonic Circle. Demon Skin gives the most value when incoming damage is frequent and Dark Pact will present the most value when damage is infrequent and very high (its also far stronger with GrimSac given it will use your Health Pool instead of your pets). In dungeons, Burning Rush is desirable when flying through easier dungeons (especially low M+), but you lose a fair amount of survivability, so use at your discretion. Tier Six: Grimoire of Supremacy: Doomguard and Infernal can now be used as permanent pets. Grimoire of Service: Summon a second demon for 25 seconds that deals 100% increased damage. 1.5 min cooldown. They will additionally perform their utility action on summon. Grimoire of Sacrifice: Sacrifice your current demon to gain Demonic Power, which causes your spells to sometimes deal 100% Spell Power Shadow damage to the target and enemies within 8 yards. Approx. 20 RPPM. Lasts 1 hour or until another permanent Demon pet is summoned.Discussion: Some important things to note about this tier: Sacrifice no longer gives you a spell on Command Demon, so choosing which demon to summon does not matter as this talent prevents you from using a pet's Command Demon ability without re-summoning. Also, Supremacy changes Lord of Flames to be activated on an Infernal's Meteor Strike ability (which you should turn off auto-cast to control when it is used). For 3 or more consistent targets, use Sacrifice. In ST, Service and Supremacy are neck and neck, with Supremacy just ahead. Service ends up being more practical for progression and burst. Tier Seven: Wreak Havoc: Havoc's cooldown is reduced by 20 seconds. Channel Demonfire: Launches 15 bolts of felfire over 3 seconds to random targets afflicted with Immolate. Each bolt deals 100% Spell Power Fire damage and dealing 50% Spell Power Fire damage to all nearby enemies. 25 second cooldown, reduced by haste. Soul Conduit: Each Soul Shard spent has a 15% chance to be refunded.Discussion: In ST, CDF is your best choice. Wreak Havoc should be used when there is 2 to 3 consistent priority targets. At 4 targets and above, SC could pull ahead, especially when coupled with FnB. 3-2 Artifact Traits Artifact Calculator: http://legion.wowhead.com/artifact-calc/warlock/destruction/AqSCImA Active Ability - Dimensional Rift The first trait you receive with the Scepter is Dimensional Rift. This is an instant cast spell with 3 charges and a 45 second cooldown. This spell will open one of three rifts, chosen randomly, to deal damage to your current target, additionally generating 3 Soul Shard Fragments. This can be in the form of a huge chunk of Fel (Chaos Tear), a rapid fire succession of Shadowfel bolts (Unstable Tear) or a slower slew of Shadow bolts (Shadowy Tear). These currently appear to not have infinite range and will cease dealing damage if their target moves out of their range. Use of this ability will be covered more in the Rotations section. Golden Traits Dimension Ripper: Incinerate has a 5% chance to grant a charge of Dimensional Rift. Lord of Flames: Once every 10 minutes, your Summon Infernal (Infernal's Meteor Strike with GrimSup) summons 3 extra Infernals for 25 seconds. Conflagration of Chaos: Conflagration has a 50% chance to guarantee your next Conflagrate critically strikes, and to increase its damage by your critcal strike chance. Flame Rift: (7.2 Trait) Dimensional Rift can now summon a powerful Flame Rift, casting Searing Bolt 20 times over ~8 seconds. Searing Bolt deals 100% Spell Power Fire damage and an additional 140% Spell Power Fire damage over 20 seconds, stacking up to 20 times. Other interesting Traits Soul Snatcher: Chaos Bolt has a 3% (+3% for each addition level) to refund 1 Soul Shard. Demonic Durability: Reduces the cooldown of your Unending Resolve by 30 seconds. Eternal Struggle: After casting Life Tap, you take 3% (+3% with each level) less damage for 6 seconds Planeswalker: Transporting through your Demonic Gateway increases your movement speed by 30% for 6 seconds. Cry Havoc: (7.2 Trait) When Chaos Bolt strikes a target marked with Havoc, it explodes dealing 100% Spell Power damage to nearby enemies. Golden Trait Shortest Paths Getting to each Golden Trait the cheapest way possible is rather simple with the Scepter. The following are the shortest paths to each starting from Flames of the Pit (the trait immediately following Dimensional Rift). Flames of the Pit --> Devourer of Life --> Residual Flames --> Conflagration of Chaos Flames of the Pit ---> Eternal Struggle ---> Burning Hunger ---> Lord of Flames Flames of the Pit ---> Master of Disaster OR Fire From The Sky ---> Demonic Durability ---> Fire and Flames OR Soulsnatcher ---> Chaotic Instability ---> Dimension Ripper Following these paths in any order will not increase the total amount of Artifact Power you need to unlock all 3 as quick as possible so long as you only get one of the two traits in both forks in the Dimension Ripper path. Suggested Trait Path To get the most out of your early Artifact Traits, you should look to get Impish Incineration (Lord of Flames path, detour after Eternal Struggle), then Lord of Flames, then Conflagration of Chaos, and lastly Dimension Ripper before filling out the rest of the Artifact. For those looking to min-max their path: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/146682707756187658/214946089294364682/ARTIFACTFINISHFINISH.png 7.2 Suggested Trait Path After you reach the Broken Shore for the second time and have 35 Artifact traits, you will soon unlock a new set of Traits as well as a 4th rank in all 3 rank traits. Once you unlock these, its suggested you get all the new Traits first, then the 4th ranks in older Traits in the same order as your Relic priorities. 3-3 Artifact Relics Artifact Relics are drops from the world, dungeon bosses and raids that enhance your artifact in two ways. They provide an item level boost to your Scepter, increasing its stats. Relics also add a rank to one of the traits in your Artifact that have multiple ranks, further increasing the benefit they provide. You will start with 2 Relic slots and unlock a 3rd by completing your Class Order Campaign. Selection of which relics to use will mostly come down to ilevel when leveling, so prioritise higher ilevel relics until you can be picky about the traits the relics buff. Relic sims can be found here: http://lockonestopshop.com/#!/Destruction/Sims/Relic 3-4 What about Glyphs? The glyph system has been reworked and Major Glyphs have been removed; all glyphs are now cosmetic only.Aldeen281 Nov 2
Sep 20 [7.0 Guide] to Logging (the only proven +DPS) Introduction Due to the recent patch and the changes that Warlocks, among other classes, have undergone, people are now more than ever concerned about how they are performing. I believe that the best way to evaluate performance is in evaluating your logs--and, without knowledge of how to analyze logs, or how to log, that's impossible. This guide should cover those sufficiently and allow interested players to improve their performance, or, if they would prefer, ask for help. Foreword Please feel welcome to dispute anything posted. I am very dedicated to making an accurate guide that keeps up with all the newest theorycrafting, and to that extent, I will be doing my best to keep up with recent information--but nobody is perfect. Table of Contents 1 - How to Log-1: WarcraftLogs -2: Downloading/Running Logs -3: Known Bugs 2 - Guide to Reading Logs-1: The Interface -2: The Tabs 3 - How to Evaluate Performance Using Logs-1: Basics -2: Destruction -3: Affliction -4: Demonology 4 - Conclusion-1: Afterword -2: Help with Evaluation Guide to Navigating the Thread: If you want to jump to a specific section in the thread, use Ctrl-F and type in the section number, then a dash, then the subsection number. For example, if I wanted to jump to the Known Bugs section, which is in Section 1, and is Subsection 3, I'd type "1-3" into Ctrl-F! ... 1-1: WarcraftLogs WarcraftLogs (https://www.warcraftlogs.com/) is a World of Warcraft fansite dedicated to hosting interactive combat logs and fight rankings for current and past raids in WoW. It is commonly used, to great effect, to evaluate how well someone is performing compared to other players of their spec and to optimal play. By the end of this guide, it is my belief that you will both understand how to evaluate logs and why we evaluate logs. -Why Warcraft Logs? Warcraft Logs is a lot more user-friendly and in-depth than World of Logs--not to mention that its developers (who I am wholly unrelated to) are continuing to update and build on its foundation, where World of Logs, to my knowledge, is remaining stagnant. 1-2: Downloading/Setting Up the Logs Client The WarcraftLogs website is fairly self-explanatory with regards to setting up the client, but in any guide for log analysis must be a guide for actually logging. I've broken it down into a 3 step system. 1: Go to https://www.warcraftlogs.com/ 2: Find this [ http://puu.sh/dxBDb/3fed32d7d1.png ] section--it's in the upper right-hand corner of the home screen. Click "Sign Up," and make an account! 3: Now that you're logged in, go to where you clicked "Sign Up"--your username will have replaced that option! Click your username, and a dropdown menu will appear. Select "Download Client" and install it! Then, start the client on your computer while playing WoW. This window should appear: [ http://puu.sh/dTL5x/25b02f7b54.jpg ] From there, hit Live Log, and you'll arrive at this screen: [ http://puu.sh/dTLcR/ad07786613.jpg ] Then, if you wish, you can select what page to record your logs on (the default, as you can see, is Personal Logs), and click go! Then, all you need to do is enter World of Warcraft, enter "/combatlog" and raid! All the combat you're doing is now being recorded in real time to Warcraft Logs, where it can be analyzed. When you're done, simply type "/combatlog" again in-game to stop recording combat logs, and click "Stop" on the client! Advanced Combat Logging: In game, to enable Advanced Combat Logging, access the main menu (usually by clicking escape), select System, select Network, and check the boss for Advanced Combat Logging. 1-3: Known Bugs Sometimes, when attempting to log, the client will record nothing, or state "Error - Bad Line". While this is not intended, it is more common than isolated--it can be fixed by simply restarting logs. ... 2-1: The Interface The WarcraftLogs interface is intuitive and user-friendly. An example of a log is one of my Personal Logs, found at [ http://tinyurl.com/k66hywk ]. I will be using this log for the purposes of demonstration throughout this guide. [ http://puu.sh/dxCDv/bb44cf32ef.png ] The image above is what you will first see when reading a log. The first page it shows you (the one shown) is a summary of the various measures of performance recorded by the service. Each of the different tabs (Damage Done, Damage Taken, Healing) will take you to a page that details each individual type of performance. These will be covered in the following section. The Graph The Graph can be manipulated and modified to display only certain data--whether you wish to focus on a specific player, a specific damaging mechanic, or a specific portion of the fight. To access a specific portion, simply click and drag from one end of the graph you'd like to observe to the other--it'll automatically display only the information from that slice of the graph. To display a specific player or mechanic, simply select that option from one of the tables below the graph. The Options The options, located in the upper left hand of your screen, will look similar to these [ http://puu.sh/dxD8d/4b43537a58.jpg ]. Each of the selections (The Butcher, All Friendlies, etc.) have a small arrow to their right--indicating the presence of a dropdown menu. You can select these to choose which boss you would like to observe (selecting The Butcher, in this case), which kill of that boss (if there is more than one in a log), or which player/enemy you would like to observe (selecting "All Friendlies" in this case). Views Located just below the graph are three tabs: Tables View, Events View, and Fight Analysis. Tables View provides the standard table of values--useful in other sections for viewing uptimes, percentages, and other numeric values. Events View simply lists each combat log event by time, useful for determining specific cast orders or time between events. [ http://puu.sh/dxDDd/b792b43c05.png ] Fight Analysis is a handy, automatic, mechanics analysis of the fight. It's useful for determining who caused wipes, or what went wrong on a kill. 2-2: The Tabs Damage Done: This is likely your primary tab of interest. When evaluating warlock DPS, it is one of the main two tabs that you will actually be interested in. When you click this tab, it will default to taking you to a screen similar to the summary--a graph, with a tables view of Damage Done and DPS beneath it. [ http://puu.sh/dxDS9/076101ed08.png ] From here, you can observe how your DPS is compared to the rest of your raid for the fight. However, for evaluation, we must look at the specifics. From there, you would click on your name from the tables view--which would take you to a tables view of your abilities used and damaging effects. [ http://puu.sh/dxE0m/b583e10694.png ] Damage Taken This tab is similar in nature to Damage Done, but displays Damage Taken instead. You can use it to determine uptimes of damaging debuffs and other effects in the same manner you would with Damage Done. It is, however, not entirely relevant to evaluating Warlock DPS (very useful to determine who's draining your healers' mana, though!) Healing This tab is similar to both Damage Done and Damage Taken, but again, deals with healing and healing buffs instead. Useful to determine how much you're healing for with self-heals, but not relevant to DPS. Buffs For Warlock DPS analysis, the Buffs tab will be fairly invaluable. It is a graph -- which is less interesting than the preeceeding tabs' graphs -- and a table containing the uptimes of Damage, Defensive, Healing, Movement, and Raid buffs, in addition to stances and unknown buffs. The reason it's important to Warlocks is not to determine if someone had buffs--but to determine how they're reacting to Trinket Procs, using Dark Soul, using their potions, or even Fire and Brimstone in some situations. If you click on a particular player, it will take you to a screen similar to this one: [ http://puu.sh/dxEIj/ae75429356.png ] Debuffs This tab is less important than the others in terms of DPS analysis, but functions similarly to buffs--but with debuffs. Deaths This tab simply displays deaths and the time leading to those deaths--it can be invaluable in determining who is at fault for a given death. Interrupts This tab displays all interrupts used and can be used to fix issues in interrupt orders in raids. Dispels This tab displays dispells and can be used to determine which player is dispelling the most, or if someone dispelled something they were not meant to. Works for both Offensive and Healer dispells. Resources This tab allows you to view resource expenditure/generation over a fight. It can be used for Demonic Fury, Burning Embers, and Soul Shards and displays raw gain, wasted amount, and net gain. Casts This tab displays number of casts, time spent casting, et cetera. It's especially useful to assist in correcting an opening sequence or observing a particular set of casts (such as a Hand of Gul'dan 2-stacking mishap). Summons Shows all pet, minion, guardian, and demon summons throughout a fight. Replay This feature can show the positioning of players throughout a given fight provided the logging player is using "advanced combat logging," an option found in-game. ... 3-1: The Basics Before you evaluate each given spec, it's helpful to know what kind of things you're going to be looking for. -DoT/Debuff Uptimes: You are going to be looking through the Damage Done section of a Warlock's spellcasts, looking for Damage over Time or other debuffs effects such as Immolate, Corruption, Haunt or Doom. Different DoTs or Debuffs will call for different uptimes. An example: [ http://puu.sh/dxGe8/43d53f1d91.png ] -Cast Ratios: You may also be looking for ratios of one spells' casts to another. This can be done very easily by looking at the casts column and checking numbers. An example: [ http://puu.sh/dxGkX/81bd70a89b.png ] -Buff Usage: All specs have some degree of resource pooling for certain procs or cooldowns. You will be comparing the amount of certain buffs cast, such as Dark Soul or on-use trinkets, the times that randomly proccing trinkets activate, and more to determine how effectively someone is using their spells. An example: [ http://puu.sh/dxGsY/f960820817.png ] WAITING FOR 7.2.5, WILL UPDATE SOON! ... 4-1: Afterword I am not the best Warlock, and I accept this--however, I am passionate about this class, and intend to go forward in WoD with stronger progression and theorycrafting than before. I especially hope that I can help new or returning Warlocks--or even experienced Warlocks who want to brush up on their play--improve and perform better as time goes forward. 4-2: Help with Evaluation If you'd like for a more experienced Warlock to look over your logs and provide their insight, simply post a link to the logs and some basic background information in the thread below. There is a great number of experienced, skilled, and helpful Warlocks around who enjoy doing just that!Hedo109 Sep 20
Oct 26, 2010 Welcome Warlocks: Please Read! Welcome to the Warlock forum! This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss the warlock class with your fellow World of Warcraft players. Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy, so we ask that you take the time to read through the forum Code of Conduct (http://us.battle.net/en/community/conduct) and guidelines (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/15252595157) before posting. Important Reminders: Search The search function at the top of the World of Warcraft community site is extremely effective and robust. Before you create a new forum topic, please be use it to search for similar topics, blog posts, or web pages that may contain the answer for which you are looking. Making a new thread on an existing subject can result in your thread being deleted or, if you continue to re-post the same content, the loss of your forum privileges for spamming. Rating The forum rating system can be used to promote positive discussion, demote unhelpful comments, and even report posts that violate the forum Code of Conduct. By hovering over a post you'll be presented with several options, including a "thumbs up" (Like) and a "thumbs down" (Dislike) icon. Clicking the "thumbs up" icon will rate the post up. If enough people like a post, it will gain a Highly Rated status and appear at the top of related search results. Highly Rated posts will also have a highlighted background. Clicking the "thumbs down" icon will expand a drop-down menu which will include "Dislike," "Trolling, "Spam" and "Report" options. "Dislike" will rate the post down. If enough people dislike a post, it will be darkened, and with a lot of dislikes it will be hidden completely. You can also quickly report a post as trolling or spam, or use the report function to fill out a more comprehensive description of a violation. Please note that you can only rate each post once. Use your power wisely to help foster a positive and helpful forum community. Have fun posting on these forums, and good luck with your adventures in Azeroth!Lylirra1 Oct 26, 2010
24m Warlocks and Mana I've just started a warlock, level 10 as of posting this, and I find myself getting quite low on mana especially when I have to fight multiple mobs. I can't recall ever having this problem on the mage I leveled a little while ago. Is mana something i'm going to have to keep an eye on all the time or does it get better as you level?Ithralin0 24m
27m Unpopular opinion I like demonologyLickastik19 27m
29m How to Multi-Dot? Hey guys, i'm new to the Warlock class and definitely love the aesthetic. However I'm having an issue properly dotting against mobs. Currently I use tab targeting but is there a more effective way to accurately apply all my dots on all my targets?Nytheros8 29m
38m Damage done consistently lower My dps is about 100k and tanks dps was about 70k. But tank had higher damage done at the end of dungeon. What can I do better my damage done?Booin1 38m
4h Q: Taeshalach & Scythe of the Unmaker Would it be too unreasonable to ask that warlock gets added to the list of classes who can acquire 2H flavour weapons for the off chance to use it with Glyph of Felguard. I know we are getting to some low player base numbers with this being a glyph used by spec Blizzard likes to wipe their behind with and thus with low representation but unless I misunderstand a warlock would literally never be able to acquire these two weapons for the off chance Demo becomes good down the track. Thoughts?Jakub4 4h
5h Dead weight in early dungeons. Seed of Corruption goes really slow compaired to other classes aoe and my lack of mobility spells have left it so the mobs are almost dead by the the I've cought up to the group.Nozax16 5h
7h My role as an Afflock in PvP? Just started one today and have been doing nothing but BGs since I got out of the goblin starting zone. I'm exploring the class right now and am considering it for a new main. Disclaimer: I speak mainly about solo-queued random BGs. I don't really have much aspiration for arena or anything high rated. Randoms are where I find my fun. Just need a few things cleared up. -Is there something I should be doing besides just dotting all the things? I've been trying to fear/seduce healers, but it really doesn't feel like it does a whole lot. I'd get a fear off, it'd last for a second, and they're right back to healing. Sometimes they'll be way in the back, and if I run toward the healers to fear them, the melee all turn around and beat my face in. -Main targets I should watch out for? -As a warlock am I better off defending flags/nodes or running with the offense? Bout all I have so far. I'll ask here if anything else comes up. Any other bits of advice for affliction PvP are welcome, the class is fun if a little bit of a struggle. Thanks in advance friendly forum warlocks. :)Tadkins30 7h
8h Heroic Portal Keeper Hello, I really want to improve on my Dps/Logs and am struggling with this fight. What area of the fight do you do more damage, Going into Portals or staying out? At the moment im out of Portals. Legendaries: Helm/Belt Talents: Writhe, Contagion, Phantom, Siphon Life with 4 Set Tier 21. I save Phantom for when adds are spawning, I Agony each of adds then straight back on boss with Drain Cycle. Do i just need to manage better or am i doing something wrong, ThanksBlythyie5 8h
8h Infernal Torch Magic Mythic + Hello, Wondering what can you purge in Mythic+? Anything that is important to know?Blythyie0 8h
10h Mage Tower Question... I am hitting the Hand From Beyond with Mortal Coil during its casting of "One-Shot", only MC isn't interrupting. I tested this a couple of times, the last by standing right in front to make sure I wasn't attacking something else and still got blasted. Is it bugged? Did I miss something?Raeyvan7 10h
11h Simcraft and T21 Hi guys, I have gear as shown, Prydaz and Master Harvester as addtional available Affliction legendaries, and a random assortment of jewelery. I have the following additional options. https://i.imgur.com/9eDeRjw.png I have simmed myself with every permutation of this gear I can fathom, but I cannot for the life of me figure out a way to get T21 4p to be an upgrade. My current setup simmed at approximately 1.57m. While messing around with every gear piece listed above, the best I could swing with T21 4p was a 60k DPS loss, despite every tier piece being a 15 to 30 ilevel upgrade on the piece it was replacing (save for my M+ pants). What am I missing? Edit: I also tried simming both Siphon Life and Soul Conduit, fwiw.Serinicas7 11h
12h Rate that transmog! Rate the warlock's transmog above you.Normadeus15 12h
13h Lord of Flames and Supremacy How does Lord of Flames and Supremacy work?Synmoc2 13h
18h Why,are my ''tank'' pets so weak? Everything I've looked up is pretty outdated so, maybe it's just yet another rant about yet another problem with warlocks but, has anyone managed to actually keep their ''tank'' pets alive for more than 30 seconds? because for some reason my void walker/fellgaurd/infernal are even more squishy than i am. What am i missing?Iànkevork14 18h
19h Clever warlock names? I was thinking Souled.Motgutra297 19h
1d How's Warlock as the only class you play? I still feel like I'm trying to find my "main" class where I'll spend 99% of my time. I think this might be it. I like the fact that I can jump from dungeons and get right into whatever else I was doing. I like the class flavor and all of the little utility abilities. I think summoning the same demon every time is cool, and I like how they all have their own utility. I like that it's a ranged class, I tried a little bit of melee raiding and didn't like staring into the bosses hitbox. I think I'm in love! What are your thoughts on mostly playing a warlock? Good choice?Dornstoff14 1d
1d Tell me about Locks! Alright guys, I've just recently came back to the game after a VERY long break (vanilla). I got a DH up to 110 and some sparkly items, but I have a core group of friends and we seem to have some holes in our comp (basically all tanks or melee DPS). Locks have always interested me back in the day, I just never really played one. So, I am debating on trying one (felt like either a Lock, Hunter or Shammy for ranged) but I don't know the specs well, at all! I looked on Icy Veins and the general wisdom I see there is Destruction is the "best" (maybe better to say most versatile?) spec, then affliction and then demo. Can anyone dispute this, or give more in-depth information on this? Any help/guidance would be fantastic! Thanks ahead of time!Keldoris3 1d
1d I should be doing better dps as affliction So Im not the best raider there has been, maybe not even good but more avg. However, I saw the logs and see affliction is tops in dps for the new raid. Can I get some constructive criticism to improve my overall dps? Also, are there are solid addons people use for dot uptimes or maybe even that tell me when addon? Any info would help. https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/us/emerald-dream/ob%C3%ACtuary did an update but last I checked it was from the 5th.Obìtuary8 1d
1d Did affliction mage tower... Im happy dont get me wrong however, what the actual heck bliz?!?! I killed 1 twin for a reason. i didnt want to other to die.... Whoever that crusader guy was, rest in peace. May your spirit live in my weapon eternallyDemontuné1 1d
1d Not sure why DPS got worse going into Antorus I used to parse pretty well in ToS but towards the end of ToS/beginning of Antorus I plateaued. My parses lately have been garbage compared to the other lock I raid with and I can't figure out why that is the case. I'll link logs from our heroic clear tonight. Notice how far below the other lock I am. I tried simming with T20 4pc/T21 2pc and it wasn't much of an improvement. I would really like to earn a spot in mythic with this guild but I know that with my DPS the way it is now it would be a long shot; so any advice would be greatly appreciated. https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/us/sargeras/decatre Guild log: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/TxVaB697MmW81jLgDecatre5 1d
1d What is considered good dps in ToS? I just got my 2 piece heroic set and most bosses I do 800-950k. I'm 921 ilvl with 137% mastery and 16% haste. I feel that's low. I know I don't have logs so you can't actually analyze me but with my ilvl and stats am I doing ok?Lucrend19 1d
1d Why does affliction keep getting nerfed? Was just reading patch notes and I see bac on Dec 5: Warlock Affliction Corruption and Agony damage reduced 6% Unstable Affliction damage reduced 4% Is aff really outperforming other classes so much we need a ~5% nerf on 3 of our bread n butter talents? Then I see this: http://www.noxxic.com/wow/dps-rankings/ which has aff performing (in simulation) toward the bottom of the pack. And I see this: http://www.worldoflogs.com/ranking/eu-us/tomb-of-sargeras/dps/ which has a few aff locks but certainly doesn't show them dominating. What am I missing?Xenophobe19 1d
1d Destruction: First impressions on 4 piece T21 I recently replaced all my T20 pieces with T21(simmed quite higher than 2+2) and wanted to ask you guys how you feel about it. Personally I saw quite a bump on dps but slower shard generation is annoying not to mention more incinerate casts and more lifetaps. Fortunately high haste is here again which makes destro much more enjoyable to me at least. Apparently though, we're still falling in terms of standings as rest of the classes are getting their 4 set.Midnighter2 1d
1d Incinerate soul shards fragments bug Hey, I'm testing 2 piece tier 21 and no one tier 20, but my incinerate doesn't give me the additional soul shard fragment on critical strikes, thats so sad for destro locks. Can u check it, please?Srsombras2 1d
1d vote for aff please play the spec and vote down below to the one you agree with to vote like the one down below and theirs only 4 options.Arexionah9 1d
1d vote for destro down below vote for the change you want to happen their are 4 votes. please play the spec to vote and vote for the one you agree with. to vote you need to send a like to the one you agree withArexionah7 1d
2d Demo vs. other Ranged DPS classes' specs? I know that right now Demonology is not great to say the least when compared to Destruction and Affliction, but I just find the class fantasy of Destruction and Affliction to be very unappealing to me and that matters quite a bit for me right now. From what I understand, Affliction is also mostly a DoT machine, which is also quite unappealing to me. I've been considering leveling a different ranged DPS class altogether considering it doesn't look like Blizzard is going to actually fix Demo any time soon. So my question is whether Demonology is any good when compared to non-Warlock ranged DPS, because if it is still good in comparison, I might stick with it. For those that don't know the specs off the top of their head: Elemental Shamans, Balance Druids, all Mages, Marksmanship and Beast Mastery Hunters, and Shadow Priests. In particular, I'm interested in Elemental Shamans.Ordwill24 2d
2d LFM - Destruction Hidden Artifact Farm Hello As the title says looking for minimum 2 other Locks to help farm the Hidden Artifact skin in Ritual of Doom. I'm sure it will be many attempts over many days :) Tag is AVFC1951#1809 Thank you.Jommie2 2d
2d Demo locks - See this Enter and comment about your ideas and suggestions for demo locks in the next expansion: Calling all demo locks - Class Development https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20759458409Albiondragon12 2d
2d How can I improve? I've been tanking this entire expac, my guild fell apart so now I'm back to my lock and I'm trying to improve... any help is greatly appreciated. www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/RzWZr264nPwmfL8A This was my first week raiding on my lock and I know there are several things I can do to improve, my only known problem is I seem to be starved for souls for buffing my UA's.Túda3 2d
2d Gear, Rotation Critiques? Logs included! I was comparing myself to other Destros and it's not good chaps. I want to get into purple parsing range and it's just not looking good. Any help would be appreciated. Be brutal. I've got all Destro legendaries. https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/us/dalaran/sa%C3%BBron Btw just want to say ty to the Warlock community, yall have helped me a lot so far.Saûron0 2d
2d a few changes and explanations. All spec changes All warlocks gets 20% to 30% increase varsity or so to start off with. Give all warlocks row 75 or divide it between them for example you can give demon [demon skin] and the other talents to other spec that best suit its need and best fix that class description and also make it so that [burning rush] is only for destro but change it so it increase his movement speed by 100% for 5 to 8s and he can also cast anything while using it. Something like that and you can also bring back [dark bargain] [dark regeneration] and other talents and go on but divide it up between each of the spec and make sure it goes into the spec that it best fits and that it needs it to. For example if you give dark pact to everyone you can make dark pack gives a 100% but sacrifice 5% and other spec has it 400% something like that. Like destro can use [dark bargain] but add onto it so you can't be silent or kick or interrupted when casting so it can be really useful or… Destro new talent and maybe demo allows you to cast certain spells while moving or 8s cast anything you want. Now all your pets can’t die instead before they die they take a knee and heal to 100% hp but it takes them 10-30s if it’s to long just summon him again and when your pet is healing soul link goes off Ok giving away talents may be a bad idea but you can nerf those ability’s so it is an benefit to warlocks and some spec will have it weak or powerful like dark packed demo can have a weak version of it while destro has a strong version of it. It depends on if the spec needs it badly or not. I believe they should bring back some old abilities and talents and give them back or give them to certain specs. all warlocks now have [soul link] and maybe [demon skin] both [grimoire of supremacy] and [grimoire of sacrifice] are gone destro main pet is now an infernal instead of a !@#$ty imp. infernal when he burn nearby enemies he also puts a burning dot on them also. infernal gets 2 news ability's one is that the infernal cast a quick bolt at the target silent the target and other one is to cleans all bleeds, poisons, diseases and some magic dots and can not only do it to the lock but maybe other players but he deals 5% of your total hp as damage to you but over 10 to 20s you heal for 10% hp. aff main pet is now an doomguard instead of a %^-*ty dread stalker. doom guard applies doom and other dots to the target and also cripple reduces healing by 10% or so and their new ability stuns one target for 5s demo pet is wrathguard. they have the same abilities but their bigger and meaner their new ability makes them shoot a laser beam from their eyes to the target interrupting them and some more abilities.Arexionah48 2d
2d Considering a Warlock... Hey all, so in all my 10+ years of playing this game, I've always had the itch to make a Warlock but never went through with it. Originally it was because I hate pet classes, and I still do. So I have a few questions: Do Destruction Warlocks not rely on demons? Can they just be solo spellcasters? I haven't seen a Destruction Warlock in forever, so I don't know. If the above is true, can anyone fill me in on a brief "feel" of how the class plays? They have gone through so many resource systems since the days of needing a special bag for Soul Shards. How does it flow? My only caster is a Disc Priest so if you can draw any comparisons there, that would be great.Malefic10 2d
2d Warlock demon special ability macro k i want a macro so i can keep my pet by my side on passive and send him to cast his special ability and come back to me after he is done so there for he wont get killed as much.Narkacist10 2d
2d Affliction, Argus and Aggramar Hey Guys On Argus and Aggramar they both have phases where you have adds up that stay up for a little bit of time. What does the most damage for a Warlock during these phase? Do people dot everyone or do you keep 2 dotted and drain life 1? ThanksBlythyie8 2d
3d The life of a Mythic Destro Lock tryna parse https://i.imgur.com/euXvx1n.png when you realize you're 50% of the destro representation in the top 50 mythic felhound parsesDzdz18 3d
3d Question of possibility. So I know there's a lot of good pvper's on these forums, my question to you guys is this. I really NEED the elite version of this set. For a casual bg'er... how possible is it for me to get to 2000's? And where should I begin to look for groups to do so? Thanks for the advice ahead of time.Alijha4 3d
3d Did i make a bad decision? I am just coming back to the game, last time i played was WoTLK as a Mage. I am leveling a Paladin with other friends, and decided to use my boost to make a Warlock because my other friend is already a mage. (my mage is on another account and server). But i am reading now that it appears as though everyone here says warlocks suck and are boring. Did i make a wrong move not choosing to continue my mage?Epicdept15 3d
3d Frost DK's They absolutely smash me in PVP on my Warlock, is it possible to counter them as any spec of warlock? The "pvp nerfs" didn't do anything, they are still facerolling .Abarron7 3d
3d Affliction or Destruction? Good Afternoon Warlocks! After capping my warrior, I've decided to mix it up and dust off one of my old casters. A simple question: Affliction or Destruction? I'm more about having fun on this guy and collecting some cool transmog gear more than topping charts in raids. What are your thoughts?Ryvaazul13 3d
3d Goblin + Engineering Would this be an acceptable replacement for burning rush to always take Demon Skin?Lewdlady2 3d
3d How to make Succubus useful (Demo change) When demo gets reworked, make it so we can use two different pets like BM Hunters. Then buff her numbers a bit. Boom. Feel free to hire me.Zanther8 3d
3d Rate the warlock name above you On a scale of 1-10!Isaias252 3d
3d State of Warlock's? Hello everyone, it has been months since I have last played my warlock, and I am thinking about returning to him. I'm wondering about the state of warlock's right now in terms of Antorus, mythic+ and in general. Do people want them? Are they doing decent damage right now?Malandros1 3d
3d stuck in escape from jagganoth lair He's stuck casting.. firewalls block exits. Can't cast on him.. how do I escape? or is the scenerio bugged.Curlyzu7 3d
4d Tier 21 vs. Tier 20 questions and opinions Currently, I'm wearing 4 piece T20 with 2 piece T21. T21 seems to push us toward Writhe over Malefic for Single target. Is this the case? So do we keep T20 two piece and keep stacking UA's to avoid shard capping? Which two legendaries (aside from Aman'thul's because duh) are people running? Still using Soul of the Netherlord and Power Cord in most cases? Or has anything changed with this? Are we moving toward Endless Corruption over Contagion even for single target? Sacrolash over the Soul of the Netherlord? Is the playstyle less about Drain Soul and more about maintaining 2 piece T20 and maybe pushing us to go for 40% haste ahead of mastery? I'm curious because I haven't seen nor can I seem to accurately get answers from resources like RaidBots as to what's best at this point. Icy Veins is horribly out of date. The rotation is largely static but the nuanced proc responses seem to be what make the biggest differences..... Any thoughts? /trollshieldactiveTragik5 4d