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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Warlocks

Early Christmas for Affliction

A while back I wrote the following: … Thing 2: Dots, Hots and Haste Some Hots/Dots may benefit from haste by ticking faster. Verdict: Mixed. If your dot ticks faster it ends sooner meaning you have to recast it more. For warlocks they’re talking about doing this by having a glyph that makes your Corruption tick faster. I’m interested to…

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Warlocks

Pretty Trinket

Trinkets scare me. I mean they’re lovely bits of sparkle that have tasty buffs on them.. but for some reason, I have a very hard time telling if trinket A is better than trinket B. I blame the proc. For some reason the proc part of the trinket just scares me. The math of the proc just makes my eyes…

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Paladins

Sacred Shield: Fact vs Fiction

The Pally’s Sacred Shield is a squirrley little spell. Each time the target takes damage they gain a Sacred Shield, absorbing 500 damage and increasing the paladin’s chance to critically hit with Flash of Light by 50% for up to 6 sec. They cannot gain this effect more than once every 6 sec. Lasts 30 sec. This spell cannot be…

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Paladins, Tatia

Holy Pally Toolbox

Lately I’ve been healing on my Pally. Don’t tell our raid leaders.. {shifty eyes} but I’ve had fun. I’m not saying that I’m shelving my warlock (far from it) but occasionally I can have fun while healing an instance on my Pally. Following is a thought exercise for me based on my glyphs/spec. Feel free to follow along… or not……

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Macros, Warlocks

Life Tap + Pet Attack Macro

Woot! So it turns out I can add life tap to my pet attack macro. Pet Attack: /target [help] targettarget /petattack [target=pettarget,noexists] target /cast [nochanneling] life tap(rank 1) /stopmacro [target=pettarget,noexists] /petfollow If my target is friendly to me (ie, the tank) use my target’s target and .. If I’m not currently channeling another spell, Life tap (rank 1) (because I…

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Warlocks

Nibs Loot Lists

Hi all, Quick note: I’ve updated my pre-naxx gear list and Badge and Raid Gear list for warlocks. These now use my new scales and include Argent Tournament, Ulduar and BoC items. Enjoy.

Warlocks

Warlockery: By the Numbers

I just want to start off by saying: I’m a bad bad blogger. I’m thrilled to death when I get email from a reader.. but unfortunately it’s taken me -way- to long to respond to this one. A while back I got an email from Megan. Megan wrote: Hi there, I was reading your blog today and looking at the…

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