Mar 18th 2009 9:12AM I think it will be interesting to see what happens here. I don't think blizzard will make it so we are using no curse at all, but I don't think it is out of the water to assume that we will be going more for big hits with a lot of damage (stacking crit, using CoE) as compared to lots of smaller hits (stacking haste, using CoA or Corruption).
I also think it's interesting when you realize that since they have moved molten core, destruction locks will no longer need to use CoA and Corruption at all. That's what, in my opinion, puts the nail in the coffin for CoA and Destruction locks. Personally, since neither Corruption or CoA cause a great deal of damage, and in the current specs for destruction and even Felguard/Emberstorm you focus on pounding the enemy with fire damage (ie incinerate and immolate), I will be using CoE to compensate for the loss of molten core.
Any way you look at it, 3.1 is bound to be exciting for warlocks. I'm looking forward to more quality writing like this article. Thanks for the reply, and keep doing what you do. ( :
Mar 17th 2009 1:09PM I have been 00/41/30 since I dinged 80, but I have occassionally dabbled in the deep destro spec. As of now, I am getting almost identical returns for both specs (about 3.5-4.5k dps depending on the encounter), and I find that going with the hybrid is just easier. I do hope the 3.1 improves the incentive for going deep into the destruction tree but since they moved molten core to demonology, I have no idea what we will see out of it.
I do have some questions about the destro spec in 3.1 though. Since they are moving molten core, and we won't have to work as hard on keeping our shadow dots up to keep up the buff, will we switch to CoE instead of CoA? If we are focusing on nuking instead of dot'ing this sounds like a very very viable option. Also, since the focus is now going to be on pure damage from our nuke spells, will we be stacking more crit and easing up on haste? These are both interesting topics to think about and I'd like to see this column bring them up in the future.
Feb 18th 2009 5:54PM You said the Kor'Kron are all Orcs, but in Dalaran there is a troll Kor'Kron reaver. Is this just a screw up on blizzards part?
Jan 27th 2009 2:39PM I'm considering re-rolling. Once again locks have been put on the backburner. I'm so ridiculously tired of this.
Jan 27th 2009 2:31PM Here's a good question:
WHY IS SUMMONING STILL BROKEN!?
-A very frustrated lock.
Jan 4th 2009 4:19PM I think that fixing the "shard problem" is a big distraction from the other bugs that are plaguing our class right now.
I'd rather them work more diligently on things like fixing the affliction rotation (yes, I think it would be better if it was a bit easier to keep track of), and just simply fixing demonology at all.
"Fixing" shards? Do it later. I hear him talking about a "quick-fix" like it's some kind of emergency and I wonder to myself, "If it's such a big problem and it needs a quick-fix, why have you guys waited so long?". Yeah, shard farming is annoying, but we're used to it.