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7-13-2011 @ 4:40AM
So still no word on fixing the crippled state of Warlock DPS? Ever since Patch 4.2 hit my Lock's dps has dropped so low my raid leader doesn't want to take me to Firelands anymore. Can't figure out what the problem is, my stats are better than before 4.2. And the EU Forums are no help, I don't even know why Blizz has them. Time to roll a Mage.
7-13-2011 @ 5:33AM
Let me fix that for you:"So still no word on fixing the crippled state of MY Warlock DPS"Check latest raid log stats at Raidbot, say for Normal 25 Man Raid (or any really);http://raidbots.com/dpsbot/Overall_DPS/25N/100/7/60/default/Take a look at current top damage dealers, take a look at your statement and see which makes more sense.
7-13-2011 @ 6:33AM
Let me contest that with this link:http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2313883808Or this one:http://elitistjerks.com/f80/t111390-destruction_cataclysm_4_2_release/p10/And oh look! Would you believe it, lots of complaints about a huge drop for many players DPS overnight. Guess I do know what I'm talking about huh.
7-13-2011 @ 7:35AM
Try a different spec? :pMy affliction warlock friends are doing fine. The only complaints I've heard from them is that they can't do stupid amounts of dps via soul swap anymore.Warlocks certainly aren't "crippled" from my experience.
7-13-2011 @ 8:26AM
I'm going to give Affliction a try. Destro is definitely suffering after 4.2 though as is evident on Elitistjerks and the EU Forums. I hate the fact I have to respec and learn a new rotation because of such a nerf though.Oh and very nice voting down my comments. I see maturity is strong here.
7-13-2011 @ 8:48AM
Just to also mention, according to the EU Forums a lot of players who are specced Affliction are noticing the dip in their DPS too.
7-13-2011 @ 8:54AM
Glyph of imp use to make imp do 40% damage instead of 20% - so it was competitive with that bug only when going against affli and demo. I'm guessing the hotfix didnt go thro last time so it was patched in 4.2.(Those that dont remember, glyph of imp was bugged so it did 20% dmg increase on all pets but for imp it had 20% from bug then 20% from real effect so going to 40% )Affli is fine, destro is clunky imo and its sadly hasnt been best spec for while. It IS viable but I prefer affli and good damage.It could also be from that fact that combat logs changed AGAIN in 4.2 so world of logs, recount, combat text addons are totally screwed and buggy.Also pet damage is very important so if you have pet running around on assistance you need to micro manage it more sadly like others said.No need to roll pink casting robe wizard just for this! Just go affli or demo depending on fights and you should do fine.
7-13-2011 @ 9:02AM
Thanks for the comment Ice. Like I said there have been reports of Afflic warlocks feeling a DPS drop too.Perhaps it is something to do with the change to Pets, and there's more to it?I'll learn Afflic rotations and practise in some dungeons to see if it makes any difference. Hope so because my Warlock has been with me since Vanilla, I'd hate to abandon him due to some weird dps issue.
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