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12-03-2008 @ 4:00PM
My understanding is that all spells (those currently applied and those that will be applied) are affected during the duration, and then are unaffected at the end. So if you had a 5 stack on one mob (and were attacking another), it would tick regular. When it proc'd, it would start ticking higher, and when it faded, the ticks go back down. This allows warlocks to pre-DoT then trinket and ensure that all of their DoTs for that 10-20 seconds are affected. Previously, you could pop a trinket, apply 30 second DoTs during the 10s duration, and the entire DoT would be affected. Blizzard has fixed this with the new mechanics. The only key would be to use your special abilities during that 10 second window for maximum effect, which can be helped by energy pooling (saving energy then unloading when trinkets are up). Timing a Spree or something for the last 2 seconds of the proc maximizes this effect.
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