I’ve started questing in Maelstrom/Deepholm and hit level 83. So far questing has been fairly easy and I’ve just kept with my “normal” Affliction raiding spec. This kind of makes me feel guilty since I -know- that spec isn’t optimal for levelling.
So I keep flipping over to my alt spec (which is still 0/0/0) and fiddling with the numbers. I go through all the steps and allocate the points.. and then get frustrated because allocating the points to another tree means I’m going to have to learn a different spell rotation.. and I KNOW that when I get stressed my fingers are going to remember my Affliction rotation.. and I’m going to totally hit the wrong buttons.
So.. I just keep questing as Affliction. So far there’s only been a few times when I wished my pet tanked better. Other than that, affliction has been fine. In fact.. now that I’m at 83 it almost seems silly to flip specs. I mean how silly is it to waste time/energy on learning a new spec/rotation for all of two levels.
Ok.. after spending some quality time with the talent trees I think I have a good option for a tweaked Affliction leveling tree.
This adds in a slow on feared mobs (which I use when the pet stops holding aggro) a little bit of healing for my demon.. and some additional health/healing for myself. It removes a couple of the more raid-y talents but is good enough for leveling.
I think I’ll throw this in as my ALT spec.. and leave my primary spec for raiding/dungeons.
Added horror: last night.. for the first time in a long while, I saw “MISS” pop up above the mob. I was actually a bit horrified.