Don’t get me wrong.. I love feedback. I savor it and look back on it and get a warm fuzzy feeling (somebody “loves” me and values my content) but I don’t always agree with the feedback. I still kind of want to snuggle them and whisper sweet nothings in their ears.
Feedback the first, from the post “Where I suck at DPS“:
…I can usually get ~2.6k dps in my Affliction spec. Last night, in my shiny new destruction spec the best I could do was ~2.3k dps
I’m sorry, your destruction dps numbers for the training dummy don’t make sense compared to the affliction numbers..
have you learnt the highest rank chaos bolt?
I -have- trained the highest chaos bolt (the only time I’ve ever had chaos bolt was when I learned the destruction tree). I will be the first to admit my fingers know the Affliction rotation better then destruction.. Here’s my Destruction details:
Glyphs: Life Tap, Conflagrate, Immolate
Pet: Fel Guard
Boss rotation: Lifetap (rank 1)/send pet, Curse of Doom, Immolate, Conflag [backdraft starts], Chaos bolt, Incinerate, Incinerate [backdraft ends]
Life tap as needed to keep the Life Tap buff up
Refresh Curse of Doom and Immolate as needed.
When Conflag is available, cast 1x chaos bolt and 2x Incinerate to use up Backdraft.
Fill with Incinerate.
I have this spec so that I have the option to provide Replenishment to the group when there isn’t another replenishment available. As such, I have spec’d into Replenishment and therefore skipped a couple of potential DPS increasing talents. My goal is to provide replenishment and a decent amount of DPS.. not to be an Uber Destruction Goddess. So although I agree that there are ways to get more DPS out of destruction.. I’m not willing to skip Replenishment to do it.
That said I’m contemplating slight fiddle to this spec to get the good cookies so I can flip specs to provide good cookies to the raid even when I’m using my ‘normal’ spec. (Flip to dest, drop good cookies, flip back to afflic).
How it feels:
It feels awkward. My fingers know the Affliction rotation.. and I have to spend alot of time thinking about the destruction rotation and figuring out what to do next whereas in my affliction spec it’s ingrained. As such, I, in Destruction, perform more poorly than I should because I’m still struggling with the rotation.
Feedback the second, from YouTube about the video from the post “Warlock PVE Affliction Video“:
dont use coa, remove coa talent points,and remove coa glyph. use coe, and corruption glyph,and try again. you are win some mana and talent points and time.
my rotation=coe,life? tab,shadow bolt,haunt,unstable affliction,corruption.
some shadow bolts,haunt,unstable affliction
and again shadow bolts…
sorry my very bad english, i like your video.
Curse of the Elements adds +13% spell damage. This same buff can be given by a Boomkin (“Earth and Moon”) or an Unholy Deathknights (“Ebon Plagebringer” passive). Most raids I run in have another class providing this buff. So if I changed from CoA to CoE it would ONLY be a drop in DPS.
My Affliction spec currently is: 54/00/17
I -could- shift the two points out of Improved CoA and put them into Improved Life Tap.. but the spec’s already mana neutral. I don’t -need- additional mana. In fact, I dislike the fact that I currently have 1 point in Improved Life Tap.. but I haven’t yet found anywhere better to put it.
I’m tempted to move the point from Improved Life Tap to Dark Pact.. but since I’m currently running with the Succubus that’s not really a good option. The Succy tends to have enough mana to keep her dps up.. but not enough to be Dark pacted.
Thanks for the comments!