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#1 Wulca

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:47 PM

Hi there.
 
I've been playing warlock since the beginning of time, but I've mostly played PvE. However, recently, I have been keen to do some PvP and I've played quite a bit of 2's and 3's with my friend who is a ret pala. I never put out enough damage so I'm seeking a bit of advice.
 
I've been searching for guides but most of them are pre 7.2 so a bit has changed since then, so I am looking for something more up-to-date (and in-depth). Whether it's a video or text-based doesn't matter. Please refer me to good guides if you know of any :)
Besides that, here is a few questions I'd like to hear your thoughts about (and which is what I'm also searching asnwers for in the guides)
 
Ad 1) Which spec "should" I play. I know that I "should" play whichever is most fun (since our rating sucks) but I hate losing so I would also like to be somewhat competitive. I've been playing affliction so far, but I feel like I die too easy and also I do like 50% of the damage he does? Why do you think that is?
 
Ad 2) Which talents (regular AND pvp) are recommended? I reckon talents will change depending on whether we face melee cleave, shadowplay or whichever combination people play. Suggestions on changes that are match-up dependent is most welcome.

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 10:08 PM

 

Hi there.
 
I've been playing warlock since the beginning of time, but I've mostly played PvE. However, recently, I have been keen to do some PvP and I've played quite a bit of 2's and 3's with my friend who is a ret pala. I never put out enough damage so I'm seeking a bit of advice.
 
I've been searching for guides but most of them are pre 7.2 so a bit has changed since then, so I am looking for something more up-to-date (and in-depth). Whether it's a video or text-based doesn't matter. Please refer me to good guides if you know of any :)
Besides that, here is a few questions I'd like to hear your thoughts about (and which is what I'm also searching asnwers for in the guides)
 
Ad 1) Which spec "should" I play. I know that I "should" play whichever is most fun (since our rating sucks) but I hate losing so I would also like to be somewhat competitive. I've been playing affliction so far, but I feel like I die too easy and also I do like 50% of the damage he does? Why do you think that is?
 
Ad 2) Which talents (regular AND pvp) are recommended? I reckon talents will change depending on whether we face melee cleave, shadowplay or whichever combination people play. Suggestions on changes that are match-up dependent is most welcome.

 

General tips will be hard to give out post by post, but knowing all possible combinations you and your friend plays is a start. Ret palas and Warlocks arent usually paired together in pvp. 

 

Where warlocks usually play more of a control drain playstyle(mainly), rets usually play more of a cleavy high burst damage compositions. 

 

You should be able to pull out a lot of damage comparable to a ret paladin, though this will depend a lot whether you are being trained by opponents and such. 

 

I could go into much more detail, but I do feel like having a discussion would be more efficient time wise, if that is interesting reply to this and we'll figure something out :) 


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Posted 03 June 2017 - 08:38 AM

General tips will be hard to give out post by post, but knowing all possible combinations you and your friend plays is a start. Ret palas and Warlocks arent usually paired together in pvp. 

 

Where warlocks usually play more of a control drain playstyle(mainly), rets usually play more of a cleavy high burst damage compositions. 
He is cleaving a lot and runs with Divine Storm relics, so the multi-pressure of our team is decent, and all warlock sppecs are able to do this too. I guess Aff is a bit better at this than Demo, whereas demo har more survivability and CC. 

 

You should be able to pull out a lot of damage comparable to a ret paladin, though this will depend a lot whether you are being trained by opponents and such. 
But I'm never doing that, and it doesn't change depending on whether Im being trained or not. I'm still far behind him. I know I'm suposed to spend more time on casting fears to CC, but still, my damage should not be 50% of his damage...

 

I could go into much more detail, but I do feel like having a discussion would be more efficient time wise, if that is interesting reply to this and we'll figure something out :)
Please share some more of your thoughts :D


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