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Warlockery: what was, what is, and what will be

Dan left a comment on my “Singing the praises of Raider101” post that reminded me that warlockery is evolving very quickly and a lot of the web-side documentation isn’t keeping up. So I want to address a few possibly misconceptions. I’m going to look ahead a little bit to the changes coming in 3.1 and include that under the “what…

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0/0/0 ?

Does it make me a sad and compulsive blogger that I’m actually considering spending 1k g just so I can have a 0/0/0 spec to flip into for testing out spells without hurting my “real” spec?

Lilac, Warlocks

WWS and the Affliction Warlock

Go read this by Candian Pimp on the Warlock’s Den: How to analyze your WWS reports as Affliction In this post I’m going to examine my performance in the fight last night where we downed Patchwerk. Here’s the full WWS from last night: Naxx-25 3/4. We downed Patchwerk and then wiped a bunch on Grobbulus. After you’re hit capped, the…

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Sliding Tiles

Did you ever play with one of these sliding number puzzles? You start off with all the numbers in order.. and the blank in the bottom right-hand corner.. and you give it to a 3-year-old to play with for an hour.. and it comes back all scrambled. So then you have to spend time trying to unscramble what the three-year-old…

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Disconnect

Rogues can now buy poisons from a vendor instead of having to mix them up themselves. Blizz didn’t want poisons and their reagents to clutter their bags. Hunters can now stack a b-zillion arrows/bullets into one bag slot. Blizz doesn’t want ammunition to clutter their bags. Warlocks can now gather soul stones whenever they use Drain Soul.. not just if…

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It’s the end of the world as we know it

Panic now and get it over with. Done yet? How about now? Ok. Now we can talk. Any long-time reader of the blog should be suitably surprised. I’m going to do something I’m pretty sure I’ve never done before.. that is, on the day that patch notes are released I’m going to mull them over and contemplate the implications for…

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Kvetching, Warlocks

Affliction Pet

I’m totally and utterly jealous of Hunters. I mean I totally -get- that I’m not spec’d demonology.. so I shouldn’t expect much dps out of my pet… but SERIOUSLY!! seeing a Recount.. where the hunter’s pet is out DPSing half the DPSers.. and my felpuppy is bumping along at 330 (it’s better since 3.0.8 where he was lucky to break…

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Affliction Scribbles: Refuting the Haunt block

TL; DR Issue: My current rotation is clipping Unstable affliction and Immolate (really bad since clipped immolates sometimes refuse to refresh) OR it’s causing downtime in Haunt and dropped Corruptions. TL;DR Solution: Stop casting Haunt/UA/Immo as a block and go back to watching 4 things (Haunt, UA/Immo, SL, CoA) instead of three. Refresh Haunt before it expired to prevent corruption…

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Known Bugs: Warlock

There’s a surprising amount of “known bugs” in the warlock world. Surprising in that I didn’t know about that. I wanted to compile the list in one place so I could keep track of them.