Czaan

AFF in PvP

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So with the changes in 5.3 is AFF now much more viable in RBG's? And in Arenas?

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Except we don't give that kind of answer to any PvE related questions. :P

Czaan, hang tight and maybe your question will be taken care of, but on the whole this forum has been more PvE focused.

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I tried to arena and BG as Affliction and I was rather annoyed that my DoTs hit for less than DK diseases and Warrior's Deep Wounds. The issue with Affliction in PvP is you really need Dark Soul and Malefic Grasp channels to be pushing some damage. Malefic Grasp does two things, one good and one bad:

Good: Makes your damage awesome

Bad: Let's any skilled player know where you are, what you're doing, and gives them the perfect opportunity to lock you out of your entire spellbook

Even with the 10% buff, you're still going to have to protect yourself. If you do nothing but DoT people, you'll create some pressure on the opposing team, but Affliction is the most support-style spec of the three. Your main job is to keep pressure, protect your DoTs from dispels with UA, and protect your teammates with Fear and other forms of CC. When your DPS partner(s) make the decision for burst, you pop your CDs and assist.

Granted, I'm by no means an expert PvP Warlock, but those are my general observations from theory and actually playing it.

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I'd like to add as well that, as long as you don't have 1 or more melee stuck on you, you can use Malefic Grasp's channel mechanic to your benefit by executing it and then LoS'ing your target.

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