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9-19-2011 @ 7:40PM
I totally agree with almost all of this, with two minor exceptions:1) If Blizz wants us to use corruption as destruction maybe having some sort of synergy between CB and corruption like corruption boosts CB's damage slightly, and CB refreshes Corruption's duration. If it were like that, our DOTs would be much more streamlined. Then we could focus more on the fun of blowing things up and keeping up our other buffs (like ISF, stupid stupid ISF), instead of checking if corruption has fallen off.2) I don't much mind the Imp as the 'pet of choice' for destruction, what I do mind is the Impowered imp talent. Our reliance on having our pet crit to give us a buff to instantly cast soul fire (and reapply ISF in turn) bugs the hell out of me. This is another thing that I think should be changed to buff Destruction. It could be another two-fold talent, something like the imp has x% chance to grant a buff that increases fire damage done, for X secs, and when you stack 3-5 stacks, you get your instant cast Soul fire. Bam! Two birds, one stone.. Our damage looks and feels better, and Impowered Imp is much more reliable.well those are my two cents anyways
9-19-2011 @ 7:57PM
1) Having a refresh for Corruption would work for Destruction, but I believe Blizzard probably has avoided the matter because they don't want for Destruction to play too much like Affliction. Having Corruption be apart of the Destruction rotation isn't entirely intentional so much as it is an unavoidable fact. DoTs in general have to be stronger base-line than nukes in order to be worth using, plus the additional scaling that DoTs gained this expansion really went unaccounted for by a lot of the development team. The solution to the Corruption problem is to either create some type of synergy within the Destruction tree for the spell -- doesn't have to be a refresh, but something -- or to modify Affliction's talents to where the base Corruption can be nerfed to where Destruction doesn't want to use it. Either, or.2) /sigh, I knew people would become stuck on ISF. Changing Empowered Imp to be a "stacking buff" off Imp crits which allows for an instant Soulfire would smooth over the RNG factor of Empowered Imp, but that is exactly what Blizzard wants to have intact. Every rotation should have some random element to it which can, at times, modify the standard rotation; that's what Blizzard wants. Empowered Imp has more issues than being RNG'y, it's more an issue of variation flow. The way in which perfect RNG can swing damage as opposed to poor RNG, that's an entirely different matter. It's one that needs to be addressed, but it's something that Warlocks were talking about back in Beta; take it form me, if it hasn't changed by now, then I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it to happen in this expansion. Hope for the next.
9-19-2011 @ 9:19PM
What I would want to see is inc to act like cobra shot/Fel flame does.Example talent:Your corruption transforms into shadowflame corruption dealing shadowflame damage, every hit with Incarnate will increase the duration of this spell by 6 seconds.Maybe it would be baseline for all specs without shadowflame corruption. Demo would get "nice bonus with molten core"(but so that people wont use inc as demo as opposed to sbolt due this) and destro wouldnt have to hassle with another dot.It could be possible that inc would increase duration of immolate but fel flame already does that so I dont see why add 2 spells to do it..
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