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.
Immolate and Unstable Affliction no longer stack. Meaning they cannot be use by the same warlock on the same mob. I know, I know it’s old news.. but some people haven’t gotten the message. This change only really effects you if you’ve spec’d into Unstable Affliction (which if you’re affliction you should have) and if you have Unstable Affliction, then use it.
Back when Siphon Life was removed as a separate spell they also updated Glyph of Siphon Life. It now only effects the -healing- done by Siphon Life. So if you’re rocking this glyph… EWWW change. This is NOT a dps increase. Recommended glyphs: Life Tap, Quick Decay, Haunt.
If you’re spec’d into Everlasting Affliction the spell notes that your corruption ticks can be refreshed by Drain Life and Haunt. What it doesn’t note is that Shadow Bolts and the initial cast of Drain Soul will also refresh the duration of your corruption. I’m not sure when the Drain Soul bit got added.. but I noticed this last night and had to go corrupt a few test dummies (which chortling to myself). I haven’t really looked at this yet.. but I think it means that during execute you only need to interrupt DS to refresh Haunt.
This wouldn’t be in the tooltip but is of interest. When 3.3 initially went live ‘locks were able to super buff their haste and -then- cast corruption and keep corruption rolling with that initial haste for UNGODLY damage through the whole fight. Blizz quickly hotfixed the haste issue. At this point I’ve been told that the rolling corruption is still rolling with the ‘lock’s initial Crit.