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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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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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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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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.

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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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Warlockery: Affliction very short term damage

The following is -only- important when you’re single targeting trash that’s going to die very quickly. In a boss fight the loss of one tick is frankly insignificant. If you are part of the “trash is not important” camp.. feel free to skip this entry. Anyway. Right now as an Affliction Warlock, if I have a single targeted mob I’ll…

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Affliction Spec for 3.1

Ok. So I’m finally playing with the “final” spec trees. Here’s what I came up with on my first pass: 54/0/15 +2 Most of the point feel like “Well duh, of course I need to spend points here”. But as I thought about it some more I noticed that there are a few possible quibbles: