Hello and thank you for reading. I have been testing a Destruction spec using Abyssal since 6.2 release and it has been going so well I thought I would share for others to try.
The spec addresses the current survivability concern by using Grim of Sup and Demonic Servitude for Abyssal. Abyssal actually has more HP than any other pet giving you a whopping 350k shield with Sacrificial Pact.
Abyssal also gives you a AOE 3 second stun that can do 25000 damage on it's own. This is used perfectly for a Chaos Bolt in the face or stunning a heal. Used along with Blood Horror gives x2 uninterrupted Chaos Bolts to melee which is who we need breathing room against the most.
His Blaze Magic can be placed on auto to burn away valuable buffs. It can also be on keybind and targeted to get people out of magic stun, fear, polymorph, or silence effects.
Right now Abyssal is looking really good but you are thinking "Demonic Servitude=no Charred Remains" which means no more Ember spam or Bolt spam
I really felt that was going to be the reason I had to stay Charred Remains, but with the new Destro PvP 4 piece I was wrong! I am throwing out 35k crit conflagrates and 30k Incinerates. This doesn't sound like much at first when your used to 150k Chaos Bolts. This is because we are used to both conflagrate and Incinerate doing crap damage just for embers. When Incinerates hit for 30k you can really hurt people and force cool-downs with Incinerate alone.
I find this spec easier to kill melee as well. When you are being trained heavy by someone this makes sure you get in damage as you are ember tapping. With charred Remains you are doing nothing unless a Bolt is flying but with this spec every spell you use does decent damage.
The spec feels more practical for the type of tempo the game is in right now. For me I can't just stand and spam Bolts, it seems everyone favors targeting the lock. Using this spec I survive swaps and I actually feel I deal more damage than Charred Remains. On top of the great Incinerates and Conflagrates Abyssal also does great damage almost like a Hunter pet.
When you throw x2 Chaos Bolts into someone's face and they run away at 4%HP to somehow recover now you can conflagrate kill them like old times
The spec I use: 1 Searing Flames 2 Shadowfury 3 Sacrificial Pact 4 Blood Horror 5 Grim of Supremacy 6 KJ Cunning 7 Demonic Servitude.
I'm sharing this because I feel some people will very much like the spec the way I do. It feels kind of old school Drakedog but upgraded. Instead of seducing into Bolts you are Meteor Striking into Bolts which is a even stronger effect while stripping buffs at the same time or holding back to counter a incoming predicted CC.
Once you play with the specs style for a while you will start finding slick moves. Using Meteor Strike and Shadowfury in combination to lock down entire teams grouped up. It is also good for locking down both the kill target and the Havoc target to really guarantee those x2 Chaos Bolts with Glyph of Havoc. Using KJ Cunning to fear piller humpers or fear people while still kiting. Another is lining up Blood Horror into Shadowfury into Meteor Strike into fear for heavy CC.
Abyssal also remembers your HP as when you summon him. From this I like to get the pvp health trinket and use it then summon Abyssal. Once he is summoned I will put my standard pvp trinket on but doing this gives my Abyssal more HP thus giving my Sacrificial Pact an extra 35k to absorb If you die you will have to repeat this, but we are bad asrses that don't really die now so it's no worry.
If anyone tries the spec please comment and share your thoughts. I find it not only interesting and fun but also powerful. That is a rare combination now days. It seems you are ether the flavor of the month or some horribly boring spec.
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