I don't understand why dot damage NEEDS to be buffed.. you use 1 instant and you have a full set of dots on whoever you want. Locks are still topping damage in arena, I believe every good lock will say so. You guys are complaining about it not doing enough damage outside of CD's. I , on the other hand, think that just because you get dots on every target doesn't mean you need to force CD's by yourself. Their survivability is amazing in solo play but when multiple DPS are involved it gets iffy. I think they need to rework the locks defensive cds because, in my opinion, there's a fine line of things you can do to a lock without pushing them over the edge. I know I'm a rogue and I'm OP so I cant complain or comment on or about anything, but rogues damage outside of OP trinket procs and Find Weakness is a joke. You guys complaining about your instant cast row of dots not doing damage is like me saying "Oh i had 100% uptime on my target why didnt they die from my auto attacks?"
EDIT: I also want to note that I haven't seen anyone comment about how when someone dispels your haunt you get a shard back, that coupled with the 10% dot buff should be enough to make you guys happy with all the other classes getting toned down.
Not a good comparison. When rogues dont have CDs, they run around controlling the game and stopping the other team from doing anything, then when CDs are up (pretty much every dance), you just global something in a swap. When a lock doesnt have cds, everything on the other team hovers at 80-90%, when demon soul is up, everything on the other team hovers at 50-60% till demon soul is over and they get healed back up.
Top damage means absolutely nothing when you cant land kills without a T1 class doing it for you. I often see aff doing the same damage/barely beating burst classes like mages and spriests, which is just retarded. The spec brings no burst at all, it has to do significantly more damage then anything else.
Soulburn soulswap is a problem but even considering that, dot damage is too low right now, and +10% isnt enough, it needs to be at least +20-30% because of the corruption nerf, with possibly a slight nerf to demon soul. Or they could give us a real way to burst with a massive haunt buff or something, but that wouldn't match afflictions role.I don't think survivability needs a buff.
Edited by Dreamex, 25 April 2013 - 06:30 PM.