Sep 21st 2011 2:05PM Well, i am not suggesting dispel immunity. We both know that that will never happen. But a penalty of some sort is definitely in order. A Stun w/ damage is actually a great idea. Or a Burning adrenaline style buff the lock gets if Immolate dispelled... there are options out there. I can say exactly how a healer will react to a deterrent in Destro, but I can say how healers react to UAs effects... they dont dispel it. Immolate is key not only for Conflag and its effect, but to get the added damage to Incinerate. Can you Immolate and Conflag before it gets dispelled? Sure. Can you keep Immolate up for its full duration and really make use of backdrafted Incinerates? Not likely. Immolate is key to the spec. Period.
I am also proclaiming that the dispelling of Immolate would instantly fix the spec. There are other issues that need to be addressed, some of them you touched on. But I am saying it IS an issue that came up again and again in the warlock community on class thread, and it warrants serious consideration.
Sep 19th 2011 7:25PM You are correct, when first released Chaos Bolt not only ignored resistances but immunities as well, such as Ice Block and Pally Bubble. This was of course removed, sigh.
Sep 19th 2011 7:19PM The backdraft idea is okay, but it still overlooks the glaring problem that it is dependent on Conflag which is of course dependent on Immolate, a spell that has no dispel protection. I agree with all of your points, but they seem to look at the discussion from a PvE prospective. I am not sure why it wasnt mentioned, but after reading pages upon pages of the feedback thread, perhaps one of the biggest gripes was Destro in PvP, I really thing this should have been discussed as it seems something the warlock community really wants to see changed.
Jun 27th 2011 6:15PM Now that was a much better column, thank you!
Jun 21st 2011 10:54AM @Ganatola
Your wall of text makes me laugh. The fact that I got under your skin so much that you had to respond with a novel makes the whole post worth it. Mmmm schadenfraude... hows that for intellectual snob?
Jun 20th 2011 8:12PM I am so glad i looked forward to another worthless and content free warlock column. WoW Insider has really just let Blood Pact go... its not like they even try anymore.
May 1st 2009 6:12PM I am just speechless... I mean really... out of all the classes, Blizzard decided to nerf warlocks... again. Do they even play this game? Oh sure, mages can have 140 resist all the time, but giving lock 60% spell reduction on a 30% proc is just so OP...we better cut that in half! And Glyph of Conflag.../facepalm... I mean whats the point of even learning a Destro rotation?... 3 weeks from now it will be different anyway.
Mar 25th 2009 5:35PM I can sum up Blizzard's single biggest mistake with WoW, and it hasnt changed since I have been playing.
Blizzard fights fires with flamethrowers.
It baffles me Blizzard ever expects to reach balance when every patch has 15 different changes to every class. I mean when setting up an experiment, do you change every variable and parameter between trials? No, you make small, singular, methodical changes... one at a time.