you realize lock self healing coupled with their utility that prevents casts quite literally outheals mage damage right? it is impossible (not hard but IMPOSSIBLE) for a mage to outdamage lock self healing if the lock just keeps up tongues, devours shields and prevents casts... and you think the problem is lock pressure on MAGES is too low?
in every thread u keep bringing this up. why? do you play 1v1 tournaments? why do you complain about 1v1 anyways? u were THE godclass of duels the past 4 seasons. seems like u took being invincible duelgods for granted...who cares about 1v1 srsly? i fucking specced into draintanking so why SHOULD u outdamage a locks heals 1v1(ofc its op right now but just tell me why does it matter for you to outdmg a locks healing when it clearly doesnt matter outside of duels)...and please dont tell me u cant outdmg a locks heals in any grp pvp environment if that were the case then im afraid u have to push that icelance button a little harder.
i think you have things totally backwards... devour shields, put up dots, mages have no self healing = locks unquestionably put up higher pressure on mages than mages do on locks. and somehow mage mitigation is the problem? um, no
still why is that a problem. that is only the case in 1v1. u've got to think in higher dimensions (read: brackets). so u cant kill a warlock 1v1. who cares? u can certainly do it with your mate. ofc an earthshield on a lock makes him nearly unkillable even with a 25sec cc chain on the shaman. every class that has any form of defensive cooldown and/or selfheal is unkillable with an earthshield and a 25sec cc chain on a shaman. that is not the warlocks fault. still then with lock/rshaman comps shitting on u how does that justify a 50% reduction on ALL magic effects in the game? u do realize there are warlocks out there not playing with a rshaman or in a caster cleave right? rsham/lock synergy is what should be adressed thats all. ofc with mage armor being nerfed that synergy cant stay as it is but the nerf to mage armor is still totally justified. after all u just whine about getting nerfed and other classes dont or at least dont to the degree u would like to see it but that does not justify mage armor staying as it is imo and thats not only from a warlock perspective. u have to see this game as a whole. if warlocks are totally dominant after the patch that should totally be addressed but right now i dont see why mage armor should not be changed.
if you haven't been playing long you haven't seen how fucking dumb it is to get of a perfect cc supported swap against a mage/rshaman team, only to have it shut down by a [insert random mage peeling utility] as a melee/caster/healer team.
sort of the opposite - if you haven't been playing long you haven't seen how fucking dumb it is to get off a perfect CC supported swap against a lock team, only to have it totally shut down by a spell lock from a pet you can't realistically control. MA fixed a lot of shit, and Mages would be pretty fucking worthless without it. As-is our representation is dropping incredibly quickly, post-nerfs it is going to be a nightmare
im sorry for anything that reads like a flame/troll as this was not my intention