Title says it all, when i was on the test realm as affliction I could start with 4 shards but as destro only 1 ember. And with the slow generation of embers does anyone else find that this kills alot of utility? Trash pull aoe,pvp,etc,etc.
Chaos Bolt and Ember Tap I feel are too powerful to have 2 embers for right away, however FnB you don't use in pvp at all, and as an aoe is not overpowered either, so if the FnB hold > ember regen still works it's okay. If they fixed it, then I feel FnB should get 2 charges from 1 ember spent. It would not even remotely be something like an advantage or being overpowered, it would just make one feel like a more natural aoe spec like many others instead of the slightly awkward one we have now where it is too target amount dependent.
Its a shame really and starting with full resources "like affliction or live soul shards" and increasing regen rate"maybe even nerfing chaos bolt damage and adding a insta proc" would fix alot of destro's issues I feel. Im kinda sick of constantly be required to play affliction to be viable in pvp. And as far as fire and brimstone goes I dont even see the reason it should use an ember to begin with as it's far from OP. A short cd would suffice just fine imho. It's like blizz was so close but yet so far in it's design for the spec.
Demo doesn't start with full Fury, and requires it for both utility and Meta, with Meta being a significant portion of its damage.
Affliction truly shines during execute, and has to have Agony stack up to 10 before it's doing its full capabilities. As far as the "utility" of Soul Shards is concern, they can instant summon a pet, cast Haunt, or spread Corruption. That's about it.
So really, there's about an equal amount of ramp up among all three specs, with Destro having a significant advantage in terms of burst with the starting resources. Destro can do more damage with one ember in 3 seconds than Affliction or Demo even with 4 shards or 250 Fury.
Ember regen regardless is very slow. Destro as always, won;t be pvp viable. Affliction still the way to go it seems.
I DUNNO THO... ember regen felt REALLY smooth to me, coming just when I needed it for either ember tap or chaos bolt 2 embers at the start seems a bit unneccessary, I like how we "build" our resource without been utterly impaired by it, give us another ember at the start and it becomes exactly as rage...
I like how our resource works and how the way it works allows for some awesome damage after a long ramp up, which at the end of day is what destruction is all about. We are not a dot spec, we do not do sustain dps, our price and jewel have always been burst with a costly set up!