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#4283040 Season 16 Starts Today!

Posted Adversa on 02 December 2014 - 08:22 PM

adversa ret pally is ready

#4282863 Wod affliction warlock so hard to play~~~

Posted Kelarm on 02 December 2014 - 06:02 PM

View PostPouncedd, on 02 December 2014 - 05:28 PM, said:

Casters ACTUALLY have to cast now it's amazing right. Back on planet earth.

It may feel week compared to what it was like in MOP because they were literally gods.

Now you actually have to work and fake cast to maintain dots.

This is bullshit.  Yes, the game is in a much better state when the most powerful abilities are the ones that have counterplay.  It sounds great on paper, but it was executed in an absolutely laughable manner.  Powerful instant CC was removed, but instead of backing off on it across the board, it was really only removed from casters, and even at that, only removed from some casters.  

Aff locks are a perfect example of this.  We lost all of our utility, most of our instant-cast control options, and our iconic control spell is nerfed nearly to the point of uselessness.  Ele shamans are also useless low-damage crap turrets.  Mages, on the other hand, get ice nova (albeit at the expense of everything else, but it's still crazy strong).  Moonkins get all of their instant casts and utility too.  What did DKs lose?  Nothing.

Funnier still is the fact that not only did melee get to retain most of their immense, uncounterable lockdown, they also got to hang onto most/all of their CC breaks, and even gained some.  

The whole idea of having to set up and play around getting off your big damage/high impact abilities is real pretty to say, but was obviously totally fucking botched in this expansion, and I'm not even going to lie, you're a douche for even attempting to make it seem OK.  You have a handful of classes (all casters, mind you) that have to play 4 times better to get their abilities off, and then even if they pull it off, the reward is lower than some retard hunter flying around the map spamming his damage rotation and nonstop instant CC.

#3912204 US - RUIN - 3V3 (S13)

Posted Bigmoran on 12 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

fuck. i accidentally repped bornlol

#4087732 An Arenajunkies Proposition: Let's Stop Standing Still

Posted bouncyballs on 27 March 2014 - 08:24 PM

I would like to first start with something that  all or some or maybe none of you have heard.
"This site just isn't what it used to be."
"Yeah, arenajunkies used to be good in BC/wrath but now its just full of trolls and idiots."
"I like to read it because it is entertaining and funny."

I, like many, fall into that category of people that miss the old days of this website. The potential of this website is enormous. While I understand that trolling and making fun of people is just a fact of the internet, something can be done about it, and if you read further I have a pretty good example of a solution to the problem.

Bouncy's Proposition #1

I would like challenge the arenajunkies community, readers, trolls, but especially the moderators to act instead of just suggesting that people try to be productive in threads that are asking for help.

My simple way to fix this problem that really has corrupted the entire internet but is easily fixable in the case of this site is as follows:

Because trolling gets a, sad but true, large portion of the traffic to this website. Getting rid of the trolling or just negative way people post things is a real issue economically speaking.

So, instead of trying to clean up the whole site from trolling. I propose to create a new tab of this website.

Now some people may ask, how is this different than the most underused tab on arena junkies "Ask a Gladiator." Well, I will tell you!

In this new tab, before you can post or respond to any topic, you must agree to a waiver. All this waiver has to say is that the threads/topics created in this topic are genuine questions or thoughts about World of Warcraft, if you do not abide by the rules, posting privileges in this tab only will be removed from your account (First offense warning, Second offense removal).

The Two Rules of Engagement:
-Be positive. No one responds to negative better than they respond to positive. Especially on the internet.
-Do not troll.
-Where you are from is great, but it doesn't belong here.

Problems with my plan:

1) Now, people may say, but Bouncy, some people find things offensive when others don't. Use your filter people, I believe in you, if you think that it could be offensive, it probably is, so don't post it. It is as simple as that.

2) Moderators: I challenge you to be as unbiased as possible. I have heard numerous accounts of people getting banned for personal reasons of the moderator themselves and its actually sad this occurs but its just a fact of life. It is your duty to make this a positive and productive site for EVERYONE.

3) What if people don't use this tab? So be it, but at least give the portion of the community that wants an informative, positive, productive, and educational part of this website a chance. That is all I ask.

This is a first draft of my proposition, please let me know if you agree, disagree, and/or would make some changes. But I feel like this is an option that could only improve the integrity of this website.

#4087147 PvP Ratings Website

Posted Lupon on 26 March 2014 - 04:50 PM

I know a lot of people already know about this PvP Ratings website but for those of you who haven't heard of it, or maybe went to it and didn't understand how it works, I thought I would make this post to outline some of the features since I believe it has a lot to offer the WoW PvP community.

Index Page
  • The index page has tabs for each bracket (2v2, 3v3, 5v5, RBG) and each tab has Live Results for matches as they finish.
  • Players highlighted in green indicate they won and players highlighted in red indicate they lost.
  • Underneath that there is a Recent Activity section that shows accumulated wins/losses over the past 15 minutes so even if they haven't won a game recently enough to end up on the live results, you can still see that they have queued recently.
  • Underneath that there are statistics showing representation on the ladder (ie. what percent of total players are shamans, what percent of total players are Goblins, etc)

Player Search
  • Player search feature that is accessed in the top right corner of the website. It will match partial names and also SPECIAL CHARACTERS! So if you are looking for someone with a weird letter in their name, just type the normal name and it will find the match! If it can't find the player then you can...

Add Players
  • Accessed from the leaderboard drop down menu at the top. If you can't find your character, then you can add it by entering the server and name (if there is a special character in your name, you have to include it here)

Player Profile
  • Each player has an in individual character page accessed from clicking on their name (from search, ladder, index page, etc).
  • If the player streams, there will be a Twitch.tv link underneath their name.
  • There are also tabs for each bracket, similar to index page and for each bracket you can see their games played history, as well as a graph of their rating history.
  • If the rating is not up to date you can click on the orange 'Update' button to get most recent rating.
  • Only games for players in the top 1000 are recorded for game history and clicking on a game will bring you to...

Game History
  • Accessed from the leaderboard drop down menu at the top. This will allow you to see results from past games.
  • Specify a bracket, start time and end time (and add server/name filters if you want) and game results will be shown that happened between those times. Useful for seeing who players are playing with and who they won/lost against!

  • This ladder is similar to the one on the battle net community page but it has the capability to go beyond the top 1000 players that the battle net one is limited to.
  • If you filter by server, for instance, you can see top players on server including players that won't show up on the leaderboard list. The rankings are not guaranteed to be accurate beyond the top 1000 since not all players will necessarily be on the website/recently updated. If a player isn't listed you can add them

Title Cutoffs
  • This page shows the title cutoff rating requirements for each bracket based on current participation and updated every hour. In season 14 blizzard only counted players above 1000 rating, but if that changes in s15 you can alter it by changing the 'eligibility rating cutoff'

Conquest Point Calculator
  • Pretty self explanatory, you can use it to figure out what your conquest cap will be the following week based on your current rating, OR if you have a conquest cap goal you want to reach you can use it to figure out what rating you need to push for this week.

Twitch Streams
  • This page will show you a list of WOW PVP STREAMERS. You won't need to sort through a bunch of pve crap or girls with cleavage doing random bg's. If you know a players in-game name, but don't know their stream link, you can filter by name and server and it will find the stream for you. If you want to get better at your alt class you can filter by that class and you will get a list of streamers for that class that you can watch to improve. If you have a stream yourself and it's not listed you can request it be added.

Last thing to note is there are US and EU versions of the website (us.pvpratings.com & eu.pvpratings.com) it will default to your current location, but you can specify by clicking on the flags at the top left

If anybody else knows any other features or uses for PvP Ratings website, post here and I'll update this.

#4082137 US - RUIN - 3V3 (S15)

Posted deprivelol on 17 March 2014 - 10:18 PM

View PostSelicia, on 17 March 2014 - 10:15 PM, said:

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How Ruin became 100% gay.


rep me if u wanan rep trade

#4080199 Challenging Minpojke

Posted Pawzz on 15 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

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#4079854 PvP Live Tourny Disucssion thread

Posted Smooviex on 15 March 2014 - 01:31 AM

that horn sound when the gates open rofl

#4037900 [Bigmoran Video] Veev: The Musical

Posted Bigmoran on 21 January 2014 - 11:41 PM

#4077268 US - RUIN - 3V3 (S15)

Posted Capstone on 12 March 2014 - 04:20 AM

View PostPolygonzz, on 12 March 2014 - 03:58 AM, said:

i was really addicted to suits when i binge watched the first few seasons, now this new one seems like the same old and unexciting compared to house of cards did anyone actually like that new episode
house of cards is decent

suits is bland and all the female characters except donna exist to slow the plot exposition, but it starts rapidly speeding up as it goes on

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#4060904 what happens when we cant queue arenas

Posted Mattadoro on 22 February 2014 - 07:38 AM

my idea came to life by my good buddy JFX with his paint skills

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#4068995 Demonology Warlock Guide (5.4.7)

Posted cvsbug on 01 March 2014 - 02:31 PM

this is the worst warlock spec

#4068602 Demonology Warlock Guide (5.4.7)

Posted glonglon on 01 March 2014 - 01:59 AM

Demonology Warlock Guide (5.4.7)

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This guide is written mainly for players new to playing demonology in arenas / PvP. I want to thanks Polygonzz cause he helped me a lot understanding this spec.

Introduction :

Demonology is different from both affliction & destro because it uses an alternative resource named  « demonic fury » very similar to warrior’s rage. Demonology is a burst spec, basically you have to generate demonic fury in human form to be able to burst in metamorphosis form.

Strengths :

-   Strong burst with Dark soul.
-   You mostly use instant cast spells, no risks of being interrupted.
-   You have a stun (Axe Toss) and a knockback (Carrion Swarm)
-   Your damage in metamorphosis is physical, that means you can burst through Anti magic-shield, cloak of shadows, diffuse magic…
-   You can be a flag carrier in RBG ! (However feral druids & monks will perform better due to their high mobility)

Weaknesses :

-   Very low sustained damage outside of dark soul. This spec relies too much on dark soul to score kills.
-   Your damage is physical in metamorphosis, a smart paladin will use Hand of Protection to counter your burst, a smart rogue will use glyph of cloak of shadows…

PvP Talents

Level 15 : Dark Regeneration

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You want to pick dark regeneration and macro it with your glyphed healthstone. This macro will be your « panic button » when you’re unable to teleport/gate to avoid incoming burst damage.

Level 30 : Mortal Coil

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You want to pick mortal coil cause shadowfury DR with your wrathguard/felguard’s Axe Toss and demonic breath is useless.

Level 45 : Soul Link

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When playing with a felguard/wrathguard as main pet you want to pick Soul link because this pet got a large HP pool, this talent also scales pretty well with the glyph of eternal resolve, resilience and nether plating.

If you play with an imp as main pet you're obliged to pick dark bargain instead of soul link, imp is our pet with the smallest hp pool (only 200k hp), if you play soul link with an imp he'll always die. You'll use dark bargain to counter major burst cooldowns of your opponents when you're unable to teleport/gate.

To know when to play with a Felguard/Wrathguard or an Imp as main pet see the pet choice section.

Sacrificial pact is useless due to the fact that it doesn't ignore battle fatigue.

Level 60 : Blood Horror or Unbound Will

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In arenas, you’ll use blood horror against meleecleaves and Unbound Will against castercleaves.

Notice that Blood Horror can be grounded or spell reflected so you’ll need a cancelaura macro for blood horror. (see macro section)

If you successfully horrify a melee with blood horror then you can fear him without any risks of being interrupted. This will allow your healer to breathe.

Be careful when using Unbound Will, It’ll trigger spells that have a dispell protection such as Unstable Affliction.

Burning rush is the best choice for flag carrying in RBG. If your role is to dps in RBG, it’ll be better to play with Unbound Will+double damage trinkets (even for non-humans).

Level 75 : Grimoire of Supremacy or Service

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Pick grimoire of supremacy if you don't have mortal strike on your team in 3v3 (25% reduce healing debuff) you'll play with the wrathguard to bring this debuff to your team, otherwise pick grimoire of service to summon an additional Imp or Felguard during your dark soul burst.

Notice that you always want to use Grimoire of Service during your burst cause your additional pet will benefit from the mastery boost of Dark Soul : Knowledge.

You can use Service to summon an additional Imp that will add some very good extra damage (40-60k crits with the demon training glyph).

You can also use service to summon an extra Felguard that'll instantly stun your target with Axe Toss and then use Felstorm. The Felguard does less damage than the imp but the stun can come handy sometimes.

To know what

Level 90 : Archimonde's Darkness

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You’ll be able to burst more often with this talent. Always try to sync dark soul with your surge of dominance proc otherwise your burst will be significantly  weaker. I recommend you to use an addon like Weakauras or ExtraCD to track your Insignia of dominance Internal Cooldown.

Glyphs :

Glyphs choice when playing with a Felguard/wrathguard as main pet and Grimoire of Supremacy :

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Glyphs choice when playing with Grimoire of Service: Imp or an Imp as main pet :

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-   Glyph of Imp Swarm (Mandatory) : Their main purpose is to quickly generate a lot of fury. They will allow you to burst in the arena opener without having to worry about your demonic fury bar.

- Glyph of Demon training : Mandatory when playing with an Imp as main pet or when you play with grimoire of Service and want to summon an additional Imp for extra damage. Your Imp damage will be significantly weaker without this glyph.

-   Glyph of Eternal Resolve (Highly recommended) : 10% damage reduction will make you more tanky and it scales very well with soul link, resilience and nether plating.

-   Glyph of Healthstone (recommended) : Great synergy with dark Regeneration talent. Macro them together. However when you are playing with Grimoire of Service and want to summon an Imp for extra burst damage will be a better glyph.

About Glyph of Fear : This glyph becomes mandatory when you play with a hunter, it'll allow him to trap off fears.

About Glyph of demon hunting : Imho this glyph doesn’t fit the demo playstyle very well because when you come out of Dark Apotheosis form you lose all the demonic fury you generated. Also in RBG, If you carry the flag in dark apotheosis form, you’ll get the tank debuff.  

Stats Priorities / Gearing / Enchants / Gemming / Reforge / professions / Best races

Stats priorities :

6% hit > Intellect > Mastery > Crit > Haste

Mastery is your most valuable stat after intellect, 600 mastery = +1% damage in metamorphosis.

Then it’s crit cause you want those 100k touch of chaos crits that can win you games.

Haste is pointless as demo.

Gear :

You’ll pick all the Prideful Gladiator’s five set and the following offpieces with mastery :
Neck – Prideful Gladiator’s Pendant of Cruelty  
Back – Prideful Gladiator's Drape of Prowess
Wrists – Prideful Gladiator’s Cuffs of Prowess
Waist – Prideful Gladiator’s Cord of Cruelty
Feet – Prideful Gladiator’s Treads of Cruelty

Enchants :

Head - None
Shoulders – 200 Int / 100 Crit
Back – Ligthweave Embroidery or 180 int
Chest – 80 to all Stats
Wrist – 180 Int
Hands – 170 Mastery
Waist– Living Steel Belt Buckle
Legs – 285 Int / 165 Crit
Feet – 140 Mastery / Run Speed
Main Hand Weapon – Jade Spirit or Spirit of Conquest
Offhand Weapon – 165 Int

Gemming :

Put 320 mastery gems everywhere, except in your gloves and belt where you’ll put green +160 mastery and 160 hit gems in the blue slot cause you want to get the socket bonuses with intellect. Pick the metagem with 216 int and 3% Increased critical effect.

Reforge :

Reforge for 6% hit then mastery. If you struggle with reforging, you can install the addon reforgelite and use it with the stats priorities I’ve gave you above.

Best Professions :

Human : tailoring for ligthweave embroidery (2k int proc) + any prof that gives a passive intellect bonus, alchemy is the cheapest one to level since it only requires you to level it to 300 to get the 320 int flask.

Non-human : engineering for synapse springs (2k int on-use) + tailoring

Best races :

Alliance : Human is the best, their burst is stronger with double damage trinkets. Also they got an expertise bonus for playing with 1h swords that allow them to reforge a bit more hit into mastery.

Horde : Orc is the best for the blood fury racial that you can add in your burst macro (see macro section) for more burst. Also the 15% stun duration reduction from hardiness is nice and with the Command racial you get a flat +2% dmg dealt by your pets.

Rotation :

How to generate demonic fury in human form ?

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Hand of gul’dan is your highest priority (don’t let it sit at 2 charges) then keep corruption / doom up. As a filler you basically just fel flame or soul fire if you get a molten core proc. If 3+ targets are around you Hellfire becomes your main filler, this AOE will quickly generate a big amount of fury if it hits multiple targets.

About curses, use enfeeblement if you aren’t going for a kill and elements just before your dark soul burst.

Notice that you’ll never use shadow bolt cause its cast time is too long and you don’t want to be locked on your shadow school.

How to burst as demo with Dark soul ?

You need to use your abilities in that order for an optimal burst :

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See the macro section for the burst macro.

During metamorphosis burst you’ll only use two damage abilities :

Touch of Chaos :  Your metamorphosis version of shadowbolt, it’s your most cost efficient damage ability (only 40 fury), and it has a 1 sec GCD so you can spam it like a niggah with an AK-47.

Doom : Your metamorphosis version of corruption, a slow-ticking, big hitting DoT. Apply this once you’ve dealt your burst with Touch of Chaos to ensure you maintain pressure after your metamorphosis ends.

You should never use chaos wave, immolation aura and auras of elements/enfeeblement unless you have 700+ demonic fury and your opponents are clustered together. These abilities are not cost efficient at all !

PS : Void Ray is useless.  

Pet Choice :

In BG/RBG  : Use Imp as a main pet with grimoire of service: Imp.

For dueling : Use Felguard as a main pet with grimoire of service: Imp for extra damage. Double felguard can be nice against melee.

For 2s arenas :Use Felguard as a main pet with grimoire of service: Imp, however if your team lack burst but can still maintain CC (e.g demo/frostmage)  use Imp as a main pet with grimoire of service: Imp.

For 3s arenas : If your team needs Mortal strike pick Wrathguard as a main pet with grimoire of supremacy . Otherwise use Felguard with Grimoire of service : Imp. You can even play with an Imp as a main pet with grimoire of service: Imp if your comp can still maintain CC but lacks burst.

Some basic arenas tips :

The first thing you should be doing in the opener is to get your surge of dominance proc then use your dark soul burst on the kill target with an initial CC chain on the enemy healer. Then, wait for your insignia of dominance ICD to come back and try to score a kill with your second charge of dark soul and another CC chain on the healer.

There is a common misconception that demo locks cannot burst in the opener cause they need to generate demonic fury. Actually, you can burst right at the start of the arena thanks to your imp swarm, these little bastards will give you enough demonic fury for a good dark soul burst with a lot of ToC spamming. So don't worry about your demonic fury bar in the opener.

However, If your Imp swarm is not available for your next dark soul burst then you need around 400 demonic fury to 100-0% someone. If your target is not at 100% hp when you start bursting you’ll obviously need less demonic fury to kill it.

Between two dark souls you should use your peels for your teamates mainly by spamming fears and applying aura of enfeeblement on the dps. Remember that demo sustained damage is low so you must use your peels to avoid counter-pressure from the enemy team.

When specced  into GoServ don’t forget that you can stun your kill target with your service felgard’s Axe Toss and cross-cc another target with your regular felguard's Axe toss.

Also about CCs, In Z-axis Maps  (blade’s edge, dalaran sewers) your Carrion swarm (knockback) is useful to bump people in a bad spot. For example, you can bump an healer out of the line of sight of his teamates.

You should communicate a lot with your dps teamate to synchronize your burst.

For example, if you are playing with a shadowpriest you should synchronize your dark soul burst with a 3 orbs devouring plague or a 2 orbs+mind blast into devouring plague.

Viable setups :

2v2 :

Frostmage / demo lock (petskill ran it to 2.3k)
Boomy / demo lock
Rsham / demo lock

3v3 :

Shadowplay : demo lock / shadow priest / restoration shaman (Dreamexicray ran it to 2.5k)
LSD : demo lock /elemental shaman / restoration druid
Hld : Hunter/demo/rdruid (Eviaax ran it to 2.4k)
Demo /enhance /Rdruid (Sosseri ran it to 2.3k)

Comps strategies :

If you are experienced with a demo lock comp, you are free to share your strategies :)

demo/enhance/rdruid by Sosseri :


Hunter/Demo/Rdruid (HLD) by Eviaax :


Being a flag carrier in RBG :

How to quickly bring a flag back to your base ? :

Use Burning rush and healthstone if necessary.
Use your demonic leap on cooldown every 10 secs.

How to defend the flag in Warsong gulch ? :

Put your demonic circle on the roof of the flag room and stay there, the walls provide great protection to break line of sight and you can use your carrion swarm (knockback) to bump your opponents to the ground of the flag room. If the roof is getting too hot just jump down, this will force your opponents to follow you, then port back up.

Tip : If you jump from the roof you can leap to the balcony during your fall.

How to defend the flag in Twin Peaks ? :

Put your demonic circle on the balcony of the flag room and stay there. You'll try to bump your opponents to the ground of the flag room, you can also howl/fear them pretty easily since the balcony is very small. If the balcony is getting too hot just jump down to the flag room, this will force your opponents to follow you, then port back up.

About Deepwind gorge  :

Demo lock is the best cart carrier for Deepwind Gorge, when players carries a cart they are limited to 100% of their run speed so monks & feral druids are useless. However, demo locks can still use demonic leap every 10 secs so they'll bring back the cart to their base faster than any other class (except maybe warriors).

Macros :


Streams :



Conclusion :

Hope you'll enjoy reading this guide, constructive feedback is appreciated.


#4065146 [S14 Bigmoran Video] Apology to Whiteknights, Talk about S14

Posted Bigmoran on 25 February 2014 - 07:54 PM


#4064882 [S14 Bigmoran Video] Apology to Whiteknights, Talk about S14

Posted Bigmoran on 25 February 2014 - 04:19 PM

I really hope I can earn the respect of all whiteknights. Apologies to Dibzz, Irub, and Benjiown.