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4-25-2011 @ 7:16PM
I will never forget the day when we had one of our priests trying to set up a mouse over macro for Singed Magic on yher warlock alt. She spent hours on hours and still all she could manage to do was get it to spam guild chat. Singed Magic is good, sure, but dispels are so infrequent during raids these days. If I'm remembering right, there's only three encounters where that could be used at all. And then that gets dropped down to two encounters if you are doing heroics because Blackout in heroic can't be dispelled, you have to heal it off. Don't get me wrong, most warlock pets don't really require any upkeep in a raid. Only the Felguard that I can think of, but there's really more potential for it. I am an strong advocate for everyone doing everything they can to help in a raid situation. If you can dispel something nasty off a target, then go ahead and do it. The problem is that this is slightly less cut and dry. I believe this; my raid leader doesn't always agree. To a certain degree, he would be right, too. As a warlock, it is not your job to dispel things, it is the healer's job to do so. Unless specifically told, then you should take their job, particularly now because there is no automatic block on dispels that prevents a healer from using it on a non-cursed target. Like I said, I agree with you, I think warlocks should all have Singed Magic macros that they can easily use to help out the raid -- and they should use those macros. But, right now, there really just isn't a strong case for it due to the way raiding has pretty much phased out dispelling. Will it come back? Possibly, but every case, every encounter, is different. We could always end up with another V&T or Lich King on our hands were, yes, you need dispels, but the warlock isn't going to help with them.
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