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5-13-2009 @ 1:08PM
Big surprise here that NO ONE PLAYS WARLOCKS ANYMORE. I played a warlock in a top raiding guild for 3 years and here is my take on the class.1. Warlock's DOTS do little damage and can be COMPLETELY removed/countered by many many classes. It take 18 seconds for a dot to do it's damage for maybe 4k. 18 seconds! They should shorten that to 9 maybe just maybe it would work.2. Warlocks have NO ESCAPE and no the reverse blink is not an escape.3. Warlocks primary CC, fear, is USELESS. Don't dare use it while questing cause you get more mobs, instances you get more mobs, and in PVP everyone can break it. Not to mention every time it does work, IT HAS DIMINISHING RETURNS. Making the spell useless.4. Warlocks stamina buffs were nurfed. /facepalm5. Warlock damage was good for about ohh 2 hours until a server hotfix came out to make the class less bursty. That makes no sense. The class wears cloth and has lowered HP. You have to be able to put out damage to counter classes/mobs with more health. Now Blizzard takes that away.Every patch is a nurf warlocks and I could not take it anymore. So I quit.
5-13-2009 @ 1:23PM
I'm a warlock. There's four of us in my progression raiding guild, and top of the meters is always a race between the four of us (myself and one other are Meta/Ruin locks, the other two are Affliction). And we have a balanced, well-geared and extremely talented group of raiders.I'm going to be a blatantly elitist bitch for a minute and point out that we're still out there, all the nerfs did was separate the wheat from the chaff IMO. People who like to flail and roflstomp their way to high numbers due to FOTM OPness cried about the nerfs and rerolled DKs. The rest of us rolled with the punches and adjusted our tactics and are still comfortably putting out solid DPS. Warlocks require skill to play correctly, as it should be. And that's clearly not for everyone.
5-13-2009 @ 4:35PM
Are your high?Half the time for your dots???? Or in other words double your dps from dots?And seriously, 20k crits? My shadow priest cannot do that, maybe I should cry about that.
5-13-2009 @ 5:48PM
@Kylenne:I completely agree. Warlocks rock these days. My scrub alt warlock can beat regular raiders on the damage charts. And that's with a hybrid Felguard spec.Our top DPS mage is finding his less-geared alt warlock can do more damage that his main.All of our trees can be effective (barring maybe deep demonology), we bring raid benefits, and we top damage meters.If your warlock sucks, you are seriously doing it wrong.Admittedly, we have to do it differently every patch, and the talent trees are a dog's breakfast, but those who can adapt will flourish.They are easy to level as they come with a built in tank and have healing mechanics. There's really no down-side to them except that they are a pure DPS class. You'll sit in LFG for a while watching all the "LF2M Tank and Heals for xxx" messages.
5-13-2009 @ 8:54PM
Warlocks are fine. All the FOTM warlocks from arena seasons past have rerolled DKs. Simple as that.
5-13-2009 @ 11:09PM
"Are your high?"No just being reasonable."Half the time for your dots???? Or in other words double your dps from dots?"And bring warlock in line with other classes. The name of the game is fast damage and dots dont do that."And seriously, 20k crits? My shadow priest cannot do that, maybe I should cry about that."I never saw 20k crits, 16 at highest, but never 20k. Besides warlocks are so squishy its sad. Your priest is not a pure dps class get over it.
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