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Usage of Soul Swap

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I am just learning to play Affliction warlock and aftet reading the Icy Veins guide, I am slightly confused on the usage of Soul Swap.

 

It says: "While raiding, you will only use wow_icon_spell_warlock_soulburn.jpgSoulburn on wow_icon_ability_warlock_haunt.jpgHaunt and wow_icon_spell_shadow_seedofdestruction.Seed of Corruption, but never on wow_icon_ability_warlock_soulswap.jpgSoul Swap."

 

Does that mean even in AoE situations you never use Soul Swap? Also, when leveling (and in 5-mans) is it worse to use Soul Swap over Haunt (since they both cost 1 soul shard)?

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Soul Swap is useless. Don't use it.

 

MAYBE in Blackrock Foundry with the 2pc and a load of haste shards will be common enough to use SS again, but I think that is unlikely. For now the spell is basically useless.

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Soul Swap burns a shard and that makes it damn expensive.  The only situation where I could see using it would be if you needed immediate damage on something - one of those must kill adds that for whatever reason the other dps can't kill quick enough

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Soul Swap is useless. Don't use it.

 

MAYBE in Blackrock Foundry with the 2pc and a load of haste shards will be common enough to use SS again, but I think that is unlikely. For now the spell is basically useless.

Thanks for the quick response. Is it worth using in dungeons or leveling?

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Thanks for the quick response. Is it worth using in dungeons or leveling?

 

I would say the first mistake would be leveling as aff, that sounds really icky. If you are leveling as aff though then I'd say no also.

 

5 mans are about burst, Aff is meh.

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Only time i've really used it is some trash packs, Soul swap a couple but time it so you can drain soul a target about to die and get shards back. 

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Soul Swap is 2 GCDs. Your dots are 3 GCDs. You are spending a soul shard to save yourself 1 GCD. It's not worth it considering how important shards are for Haunt.

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I dont know how good/bad soulswap is in pve, but if you venture into the world of pvp, then its very useful.

Ive always been destro, but a little while ago I decided to main my priest, so now my lock is pure pvp.

And I have to say, affli is SO fun to play in pvp! :D

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I would say the first mistake would be leveling as aff, that sounds really icky. If you are leveling as aff though then I'd say no also.

 

5 mans are about burst, Aff is meh.

Idk I can see aff being alright for solo play. Apply dots, damage a bit, run to next enemy. Kinda like I did with demo, except I was overgeared, so HoG would 2 shot things. Think demo is probably gonna be better still. But I can see aff not being stabbing your eyes out with rusty spoons.

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Soulburn would only be usable if it had a cooldown and not a resource cost.  Soul Shards are too precious at the moment.

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The days when it had a cooldown were significantly less fun, but nowhere near as shitty as it is today.  Of course, playing multi-target without soul swap sucks more.

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The days when it had a cooldown were significantly less fun, but nowhere near as shitty as it is today.  Of course, playing multi-target without soul swap sucks more.

 

I feel like this is only because so much of Aff's damage is tied into Drain Soul. If we could backload the damage a little, and balance haunt and shards accordingly, it wouldn't feel like you tickle.

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