Zagam, on 03 September 2012 - 06:23 PM, said:
Damien, I added some useful information in the 5.0.4 Affliction Warlock Tips and Quirks post. Check that out for rotation simplification.
I've been through it, but I'm not sure what you mean by rotation simplification. To me, your post goes further than my guide on many issue, so it's more like the opposite of a simplification
Hellyeah, on 04 September 2012 - 10:45 AM, said:
Zagam's post is decent stuff I must say, well worth a read even if you're close to mastering the spec already.
In addition: you mention in your guide, regarding Grimoire of Sacrifice, that it doesn't matter which pet you sacrifice - but it most certainly does. You still retain the ability of Command Demon (which applies to yourself and takes an auxilliary form to the usual moves available) after the pet is sacrificed. Here is a list of the abilities gained and their effect:-
Sacrificed Imp || Singe Magic: 3000 mana / 10sec CD - Burns a harmful magic effect off the target.
Sacrificed Voidwalker || Shadow Bulwark: 5000 mana / 2min CD - Temporarily grants you 30% of your max health for 20sec.
Sacrificed Felhunter || Spell Lock: 2000 mana / 24sec CD - Silences the enemy target for 3sec, if used on a casting target will counter the enemy's spellcast and prevent any ability from that school being cast for 6sec.
Sacrificed Succubus || Seduction: 2000 mana / casted (roughly 1.5sec) - Seduces the target, preventing any actions for up to 30sec. Any damage caused will remove the effect. Only works against humanoids. (It's then channelled for duration)
Sacrificed Felguard || Pursuit: 2000 mana / 15sec CD - Charge an enemy target causing 150% weapon damage and increasing movement speed by 30% for 6sec. (ZOMG I'm a warrior!)
On live I'm generally utilising Shadow Bulwark alone and also macro bound with healthstone to provide a monstrous survival CD in raids, (I'm running with Soul Link > Dark Bargain.) Singe Magic has increased PVE utlity with the change to healer dispelling, and it seems cool to have an interrupt without having to have a feldoggy out and suffering what would potentially be missing out on Grimoire of Sacrifice. Might well be able to get the jump on players in PVP who wont see the demon and think they can freecast! (It's also amusing having more flat HP than our warrior tank with the Soul Link/Grim 'o' Sac talent combo!)
Incredible customisability and utility, warlocks are definitely the most enjoyable class I've play since 5.0.4. Can't wait to play around with the Demonic Gateway!
Thanks, I now make a mention of the fact that when it comes to sacrificing a pet, the DPS is the same regardless of the pet but you get to keep their "Command Demon" ability.
Myst, on 04 September 2012 - 09:32 PM, said:
Should be noted that expertise gets converted to hit for casters. Including racials such as range weapons with Trolls, they recieve 1% hit while using a wand, etc.
All our guides have recently been updated to reflect this
pers, on 07 September 2012 - 02:48 AM, said:
Mr. Robot has Locks reforging into expertise, I just wanted to know if this is correct or not. I don't think it is but I wanted feedback about it
Actually, this is correct. Expertise Rating now grant you spell hit in the same amount as Hit Rating, so if you reforge 40 Critical Strike Rating into 40 Expertise Rating or into 40 Hit Ratings, the results are the same.