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#3821669 Reduce dependency on Sac

Posted Eiviyn on 15 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

So let me open by saying that I love sac specs. I couldn't be happier about having the option to not use a pet. However, it feels now like taking a pet is a downside.

Soul Link talent gives +20% hp to you regardless of sacrifice. Hp bonus from having both sac and SL removed.
+2% life every 5 sec removed from sac and made baseline (part of Fel Armor?).
These two changes would leave sac exactly as it is, while enabling some of the survivability of using a sac spec to translate into pet specs.

Boost pet damage.
Right now, aff and destro use sac specs in PvE because using a pet is a dps loss. Pretty simple fix. Bring pets up to par. Furthermore bring ALL pets up to par. I'd still probably use a felhunter in arena anyway, but it feels a little overkill that every other pet not only is less useful, but also does less dps.

Boost pet life.
Glyphed water elemental: 240k hp. Talented felhunter: 200k hp. Rather silly given resummoning a water elemental takes all of 1 sec. Talented pets should at least be on par with mage elementals. Furthermore, again, make the hp of all pets in line with eachother. They don't have to be identical, but there's really no reason why the felhunter should, again, have the most hp (bar VW) and the most utility.

Wishful thinking: Let pets jump.
Someone jumps down a ledge in BE arena? Please let my pet follow. I honestly can't see this happening, but it's worth mentioning. Perhaps give the Imp's Flee ability to all pets?

Lastly, and most importantly;
If I order my pet to attack someone, don't override my order.
Ever played an RTS game where units decide they can give themselves better orders than what you told them to? Nah, me neither, because that would be batshit insane. If I fear a target, my pet should not just randomly decide to either attack someone else or idle by my side. It should do exactly what I told it to; nothing more, nothing less. This is a stupid mechanic.

I'm EU. Can't post on US forums. AJ closest place I could hope to get it read by someone who could make a difference. Nothing major, just I can see sac getting a nerf at some point because everyone takes it, rather than addressing the real issue of pets sucking.

#3814072 Chaos wave isn't the only problem..

Posted Eiviyn on 01 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

60k hit.
Then a 140k hit.

Yeah okay.

#3811967 Dark Soul

Posted Eiviyn on 28 November 2012 - 02:55 AM

View PostRegent, on 28 November 2012 - 02:54 AM, said:

I don't think that it should be dispellable, but it is so strong that making it undispellable in its current state might be over the top. It should be undispellable, longer duration, and weaker (or something like that.)

Buff lock damage. Nerf dark soul. Chaos Bolt/Chaos Wave hit for nothing without it, and hit for your entire health pool with it.

Retarded design.

#3811961 Please help to bring affliction back

Posted Eiviyn on 28 November 2012 - 02:52 AM

View PostNadagast, on 27 November 2012 - 11:10 PM, said:

Has anyone played Affliction in 5.1?  Is it any better with all the nerfs?

Please someone say yes. I can't stand demo and destro feels more like praying to the gods that nobody notices me glowing like the sun and casting a 3 sec spell.

#3808824 Please help to bring affliction back

Posted Eiviyn on 21 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

View PostNadagast, on 20 November 2012 - 11:23 PM, said:

Unfortunately, I think Affliction is so unbelievably far from being a good spec in the current state of the game.  I'd love for it to be good, and I support this, but I have almost no hope that the needed changes will happen.

Depending on how exactly the aura nerf goes through next patch, Warlocks could be in a pretty fucking terrible state overall.  :(


There are 2 reasons why aff is dead;

Malefic Grasp. The while spec's damage is built around this one spell.


Check that out. About 45% of single target damage is Malefic Grasp. This is Blizzard's excuse to effectively half the damage of dots, to avoid the "problem" of multi-dotting, something aff PvP thrived on. This is now dead, and I doubt they're going to remove MG and mess up aff PvE just for PvP.

Haunt costing a shard. Really. What is this? Nerf Haunt damage, remove shard cost. Aff PvE is too high damage anyway.

Life Tap. Remember that time when Blizzard stated they want to make Life Tap cost a % of your max hp, and everyone went ballistic? Well they ninja-patched it into MoP and I've not seen a single complaint. The total lack of self healing, combined with Life Tap, I swear sometimes I end up half-dead just from dealing damage.


- Remove Malefic Grasp and Haunt from Grimoire of Sacrifice, replace it with UA (including UA dispel), Corruption and Agony.
- Buff Siphon Life glyph (makes corr heal you) from 20% of damage done, to 100%. 20% is horrible. 100% will probably offset the life tapping required. In addition, make it heal your pet for the same amount, making Soul Link talent less of a waste of space.
- Nerf Haunt damage and remove the shard cost. Aff PvE is too high anyway, and haunt is basically always up in PvE.
- Double or triple the damage from UA dispel. It's just not doing it's job.

I think the above, plus the new Kil'jaeden's Cunning, will make aff viable without making it overpowered.

Blood Fear should be reworked to;
"Your fear is instant when used against a unit who has inflicted physical damage on you in the past 5 sec."

Keeps the survival aspect of blood fear. Removes the ability to just spam instant CC on random healers with no counter.

#3803184 Affliction vs Destruction, this season ?

Posted Eiviyn on 11 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

View PostTteSPORTSDoomsen, on 11 November 2012 - 03:36 PM, said:

I faced some WLS today and been quite nice to have my mage getting oneshotted in one global by some 200k crit of a warlock that popped demonsoul. I really think Demo is the way to go this season but it needs a nerf, those crit numbers remind me of a warrior.

Bind an interrupt. Use it once per 2min.

#3796593 Chaos Bolt nerf in 5.1

Posted Eiviyn on 29 October 2012 - 08:20 PM

See new post in lock section.

Nvm it's ^ that guy again crying.

#3795919 Best Comp / Spec for MoP ?

Posted Eiviyn on 27 October 2012 - 09:51 PM

View Postbighandxyz, on 27 October 2012 - 08:31 PM, said:

my lock just hit 90, and i'm looking forward to play affliction.

What is the best talent/glyph atm? and setup?

Dark regen. Macro to healthstone for a 2min cd full heal.

T2 is your choice. Most go with death coil or shadowfury though. Death Coil can be havoc'd if you're destro.

T3 most go with dark bargain, though some take Soul Link + Grimoire of Sacrifice.

T4 Blood Fear.

T5 Grimoire of Sacrifice.

T6 Mannaroth's Fury for destro, Archimonde's Vengeance for aff.

Glyphs, whatever really. Glyph of Healthstone is good, as is the glyph that gives you 4 shards. Last glyph, just take whatever. UA/CoEx are good choices.

Some take different choices but the above are the basic picks.

#3794666 beyond pathetic, my friends

Posted Eiviyn on 24 October 2012 - 07:38 PM

warlocks have incredible survivability at the moment
Casper October 24th

you will still die fast as hell to a good hunter/warrior/healer
Casper October 24th

warlocks should not be crying about survivability this expansion, not a fucking little bit.
Casper October 24th


#3794641 Chaos Bolt nerf in 5.1

Posted Eiviyn on 24 October 2012 - 06:45 PM

View PostFrango, on 24 October 2012 - 06:05 PM, said:

Im sure ur target was 100% pvp geared and u had no other buff then ur own on u. Ty for trying tho.

Are you the narrator?

#3794525 beyond pathetic, my friends

Posted Eiviyn on 24 October 2012 - 03:31 PM

View PostSmiercx, on 24 October 2012 - 03:28 PM, said:

I find it amusing seeing warlocks complain SO MUCH about the current state of this game. Some classes are unbalanced? Ye sure, aggred. Will they get nerfed? Hope so. Warlock unplayable? Bullshit. Bad players playing the class since ever, hence are used to do nothing and win  cus of their class being a fucking joke ? VERY, VERY likely. Cu after hunters and warriors nerfs :) Will be fun to see you STILL bitching about the game until warlock gets back to its previous state ( enhanced cata BS )

"I dislike warlocks because in a different expansion and unrelated season I felt they were too good."


#3794497 beyond pathetic, my friends

Posted Eiviyn on 24 October 2012 - 02:32 PM

View PostThugjitsu, on 24 October 2012 - 02:25 PM, said:

Welcome to being a warrior for the last 3 seasons...

Aww poor you

#3794494 Chaos Bolt nerf in 5.1

Posted Eiviyn on 24 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

View PostRegent, on 24 October 2012 - 02:02 PM, said:

Apparently you aren't very bright, if you read what I said you would see that hitting 60%+ in one spell is never okay. I don't care if it took 4 minutes to cast. It is bad for the game, and has no place. The last time destro could hit that hard we had season 8...

Sorry captain pala/war/hunter, was just pointing out how to counter it.

#3794461 Chaos Bolt nerf in 5.1

Posted Eiviyn on 24 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

View PostRegent, on 24 October 2012 - 12:34 PM, said:

No matter how bad a class you are, hitting people for 200k in literally one spell is never okay.

170k. Requires a dispellable 2min cooldown. Warlock glows bright red then casts for 2-3 sec.

Use a cooldown.

You're welcome.

#3794429 Chaos Bolt nerf in 5.1

Posted Eiviyn on 24 October 2012 - 11:16 AM


Also, this is probably the last burst of Class Design work that I'm going to be doing for a while. I burned too much political capital getting Cataclysm through to remain viable in my position. Chaos Bolt will be getting a damage nerf to reduce its Arena viability soon and I will be focusing on other aspects of game design.


Xelnath is a dev who posts on MMO-Champion and is/was responsible for lock design.

Wish they'd just un-ruin affliction.