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5-31-2010 @ 7:43PM
Quick question as it pertains to the spell power procs...If I have my DoTs on an enemy, and i get an SP buff proc, do I have to reapply my DoTs for the buff to apply to the ticks, or is the damage done automatically recalculated?The only reason I ask is because the Hunter ability Serpent Sting needs to be reapplied after any Ranged AP buff, but will keep up the buff if you keep reapplying it...In short: with a SP buff, do I need to reapply the DoTs, or is the damage recalculated?
5-31-2010 @ 7:51PM
Yes, dots use your current spellpower when cast or refreshed.
5-31-2010 @ 7:54PM
I always thought that it was recalculated. Your best bet is to go to the dummy and use a single corruption and try and force a proc from your trinket. This works especially well if you check with an on use +spellpower trinket. Further, it would diminish our DPS if we have to keep reapplying after many changes in the SP fluctuations. Because there are many, especially if demonic pact procs at the wrong time for those Warlocks in a raid with another Demonology Warlock.
5-31-2010 @ 9:41PM
For afflictionlocks:Every time Corruption is refreshed, it will get the value of the spellpower / haste you have at the moment you refresh it.So.... no need to reapply corruption when your spellpower changes.Corruption does however keep both the critchance and the damagemodifiers (like the 4p t10 bonus) of it's initial cast.That's wy the NeverMelting IceCrystal is so great. A good afflictionlock will start his rotation on the boss without activating the trinket. However, when the 4p t10 bonus procs (+10% damage on everything), Seed of Corruption is cast on the boss (to remove the "old" Corruption), followed by activating the NMIC, drinking a potion of Wild Magic and the re-cast of Corruption. That Corruption should be kept on the boss untill the end of the fight, because it will have an extremely high crit-chance (and damage).
5-31-2010 @ 11:03PM
The only class that gets a "free" SP buff update on DoTs is Shadow Priests when Mind Flay resets SW:P. However it doesn't reset crit etc so you need to manually recast to maximise those sorts of procs.
6-01-2010 @ 8:44AM
Affliction locks get Everlasting Affliction to reset timer for corrupution while keeping the crit and haste just to clarify.
6-01-2010 @ 8:50PM
@Frosty0rNoooo!The Glyph of Quick Decay (which every afflictionlock and demolock should use) let's your corruption scale with Haste.So if you've got that glyph, and you refresh your Corruption thanks to the Everlasting Affliction Talent (by casting Haunt, Shadowbolt or Drain soul), your Corruption refreshes.The refreshed corruption keeps it's old critchance and damagemodifiers, but gets your current haste and spellpower.So..... crit and damagemodifiers "roll" the whole fight, while the haste and spellpower (of corruption) gets refreshed every single time corruption is refreshed by Everlasting Afflicion.
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