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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Ask Mr Robot

Go visit Ask Mr Robot.

I don’t suggest -blindly- following it’s suggestions.. but I am happy and all glowy with it’s recommendations. Thanks Elk [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

4.0.3a Rotation Notes

I know we’re on the eve of a new patch.. and everything will change.. again.. but I wanted to get my notes down.

This is only concerning spell orders. Spec, Glyphs, pet choice, stats, gemming, enchanting and consumables are covered in my Affliction Cheatsheet (which I’m in the process of updating).

Any/all comments welcome.


Affliction:
(4.0.3a) Initial [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

“DI THE TANK!!!”**

Dark Intent
– Can only be cast in a party (which makes it very hard to setup power auras and to test with).
– Gives you and your target each 3% haste.
– When you (or the linked target) gets a dot/hot crit the other person gets 3% increased dot damage/healing which lasts for 7 seconds [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Pretty Pretty Trinkets

I think of all the armor slots I hate trinkets the most. It’s because it’s hard to compare “occasionally hits target with shadowy damage” vs “summons a minion to fight at your side” vs “very very occasionally gives you god-like int.. but then is on cooldown for the rest of the fight”.

So when a guildie [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

ISF makes me grumpy

I hate it. I’m glad it’s changing… but I can’t sit on my thumbs waiting for it to change.

*sigh*

Ok. Soul Fire is a long cast fire spell (4 seconds unless you spec into Emberstorm. Then you can bring it down to 2 second cast) that has no business in my shadowy dotty [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Pandemic + Haste

Pandemic causes your Bane and Curse spells to behave as if you have 50% haste (50% haste reduces GCD for casters down to 1 second).

Assuming that Haste and Pandemic don’t stack (ie you can’t bring your GCD below 1 second) that would imply that the second point in Pandemic becomes less important as your haste increases. [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Haste and Hit

I finally published my Affliction Haste manifesto. So now I have all the information I know about Hit and Haste published on permanent pages. Any and all [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Warlockery in a bag

Richard Messanger Bag. Made of pure win.

Mother’s day is coming. [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Soul Shard Worthy

The suggestions in Cataclysm so far for using our precious soul shards are kind of tepid. So I put on my thinking cap to see if I can come up with better (ie, I’m making shit up so don’t get all butthurt if none of these come to pass). Again, I don’t PVP so [...]

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Afflock Cataclysm: Let's Pretend

If Cataclysm dropped tomorrow and Affliction had only the changes described so far…what would a raid fight look like?

Which Curse? Curse of the Elements if there’s no Boomkin/Unholy DK
Otherwise Curse of Weakness (yes, I had to look it up) (doesn’t stack with Demoralizing Roar(Feral Druid), Demoralizing Shout(Warrior), Vindication(Paladin in the Ret tree)
Otherwise Curse of Tongues (srsly.. are there bosses who aren’t immune to this?)(doesn’t stack with Lava Breath(BM Hunter)(exotic pet), Mind-numbing Poison (Rogue), Slow (Mage))
Srsly.. can we get another curse? Like Curse of the Not Boring.. or something. Where is my evil.. my whiff of darkness.. srsly.. elements, weakness, and tongues /sigh

Which Bane? Since blue said “pandemic will refresh bane of agony”, I’m guessing Bane of Agony is the affliction bane of choice.
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