Shadowflame, does it have a use?

Warlock
So I just got shadowflame and glyphed it replacing my soul link glyph and was just wondering if the ability has any actual use besides pvp or a leveling "oh %!*%" moment to snare adds.

ty
pvp or a leveling "oh %!*%" moment to snare adds.
Figured as much.
So even single target this spell takes priority over casting something else in my normal rotation?
I use it as much as I can pve wise. Just try to position yourself in a way you can get it on the boss.
I've looked through alotta parses and see people not even using it on most bosses only really on marrowgar and maybe deathwhisper for the adds.

Also looked at HLK parses and people aren't even using it.


Must be the melee range thing I guess?
Must be the melee range


Yep.
derp.
So when I can start near a boss I should add this in, but if I have to be at range in the beggining then it's a no go pretty much since I'd be losing damage by not casting anything to get close.


So if close my rotation should be Immolate, Conglagrate, Bane of Doom, Shadowflame, Corruption, Chaos Bolt and Incinerate.

If not able to start in melee range then remove shadowflame?
Well I'm a min/maxer so I guess it's melee range for me =(


Thought I rolled range to actually attack from range!
So I just got shadowflame and glyphed it replacing my soul link glyph and was just wondering if the ability has any actual use besides pvp or a leveling "oh %!*%" moment to snare adds.

ty


Its to be used as a snare in pve and pvp. And its a god damn good one too. Its not meant for damage, however if you are destro you can use it to get a quick conflag off without using casting immo.

Using it in a rotation is rather impractical due to its low range/damage and high mana cost.
You can also limit the downtime of casting by setting your summoning circle at your ranged spot and they just jumping back once you apply the attack.

If you want to just run up and then get back to range fast that is.
Ok so according to Bonespirit it's just a snare not a main rotation ability.

wtf!
Well something you can do in Demo as an Aoe Rotation..
Demonform
Stun
Immolation Aura
Shadowflame
Hellfire/RoF

It brings many pretty number on the AoE dps. Also very good to slow people who are in front of your face.
Ok so according to Bonespirit it's just a snare not a main rotation ability.

wtf!


Yeah but its a damn good slow! Seriously not even being sarcastic here. I just found out that you can no longer use conflag on shadowflame, which is gay... Although it still is an awesome snare and does decent damage in pvp.

However for pve you are better off just spamming seed or rain. You don't want to get too close to aoe packs in the event you pull agro and get one shot before you can shatter.
Its changing now that it'll be a shorter CD... That'll be cool...

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