Warlocks

What goes around.. keeps going around…

Our timeline. BC: Warlocks hit lifetap to get mana back by sacrificing health. Some (bad) warlocks hit LOTS of lifetaps all at once scaring the healers. Warlocks cackle maniacally. Wrath Development(late 2008): Blizz consolidates gear so Warlocks are sharing gear with priests and mages. This means that everyone will be getting Spirit gear now. Warlocks have NO use for spirit.…

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“Whar’s ma DPS?” Affliction Checklist

I’ve been watching threads on the Warlock’s Den for a while. There’s some good stuff going on over there.. unfortunately 80% of the threads are people saying “I’m not getting as much DPS as I think I should. What am I doing wrong?” These threads aren’t bad.. but eventually they get a little repetitive. The answers are always the same.…

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Not in the notes

I think Blizz is getting a smidge sloppy with Warlock tooltips. It’s kind of the “We’re going to change them entirely.. so meh.. whatever.. they’ll be fine for a few months.” There’s a few things going on in Warlockery (most specifically Affliction) that unless you’re obsessive about watching for blue posts (or notice something in testing) you may have missed.

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My pet’s better than your pet

Open Question #3: – I -think- Felpuppy is the best pet.. but is he better than Doomguard? Should I use Doug when not on cooldown or stick with Fzygwhateverhisnameis? Is it worthwhile to throw down Infernal for last 30% of the fight60 seconds of the fight and replace the felpuppy.. or should I only summon infernal if the felpuppy dies?…

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Elements VS Agony VS DOOM

Which do you choose Curse of Agony or Curse of the Elements or Curse of Doom? Agony does damage.. but Elements increases your damage and the rest of your raid’s damage. BUT Elements shares a debuff slot with “Earth and Moon” cast by Boomkins (should be part of their DPS rotation) and with “Ebon Plaguebringer” cast by Unholy Deathknights (passive…

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Affliction Warlock Pawn 3.3

I finally got a moment with SimulationCraft and found out they’ve made really nice improvements to the tool. I was able to setup several profiles on WowHead and then use those to generate information. I still haven’t figured out how to get them to show up side-by-side.. I have a feeling I need to edit a config file and I…

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Warlocks and the Pally Buffs

On the post earlier today Jacob commented: [Nib wrote] “I believe our pets share pally buffs with us” Yes, they do. My pally is never quite sure what to put on warlocks in 5-man dungeons — about half of you seem to want Wisdom, the other half want Kings. Now you’re saying you want Might? My poor head… Available pally…

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Felhunter notes

I did some quick and dirty tests with my felhunter and wanted to note them down. Shadow Bite Improved Felhunter Fully talented my Felhunter should Shadow Bite every 2 seconds. The damage of that is increased by the number of shadow dots you have on the target. Shadow bite costs 3% of his base mana but if it hits (which…

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 Musings, Warlocks

Affliction Warlocks and Patch 3.3

I need some serious face-time with SimulationCraft. Right now I’m just taking my best stab at Affliction and running on gut feeling but I’m starting to feel the need for some firm hard mathification. Open questions: – My rule of thumb for CotEl has always been “if 3+ people benefit from it in the raid and it wasn’t covered by…

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