I’m trying to be grown up about this.** I said I wouldn’t panic until the full patch notes were published. Well.. they’re published.. and I’m kinda pulling a full /sadface.
Things that make me have a sadface:
– Fel Armor now increases the warlock’s maximum mana by 10% instead of regenerating health.
– Improved Soul Fire now increases Fire and Shadow damage done by 4/8%, rather than 7/15% spell haste. In addition, this talent has been moved to tier-3 Destruction, switching places with Aftermath.
– Complete lack of “nice thing we’re going to do for you since we nerfed you 12% initially and took away an additional 15% of your haste”.
I’m not even going to try and sugar coat this. The ability to self-heal is a cornerstone of our class.. and especially of Affliction.
As Poneria from Fel Concentration wrote on twitter: Who the fuck needs more mana when you have Life Tap? >.>
I was totally hoping they’d up the self heals elsewhere.. through some of those “long cast so you never use this in PVP” spells. Sadly, no. At the very least they could have added this as “10% more stamina”.
I don’t care how big my mana pool is. Nothing I have or do scales based on how much mana I have. Everything is based on my health pool. Health+Mana = Mana.
All this does is make me another drag on the healer. I’m -GOING- to life tap. In fact I’m going to do it MORE to fill up my suddenly bigger mana bar. Without the self heal I’m just sucking away the healer’s mana and using it for my own. THIS SUCKS.
I AM NOT A MAGE! DON’T TREAT ME LIKE ONE.
I’m the warlock. I put up with horribly inefficient spells by using LifeTap to refill my mana-bar and self-heals to refill my health bar. If you nerf my self healing then I’m just an inefficient wannabe shadow mage who can’t evocate.
They gave us a crappy annoying toy.. and now their taking it away.. but they’re not giving us ANY toy in it’s place. Any toy, even a crappy annoying toy is more fun than no toy. /grump
As a vote of solidarity I’ll also pull a /sadface for all the ‘lock PVP nerfs.
** Yes, I see the irony about claiming to be a grown up while commenting about a video game.. You can just shut up now. I don’t need your commentating.