[reposted from a different thread]
if i could go back in time and rewrite WoW from the beginning,
I would redesign warlocks to not be all demon all the time, but rather the three specializations would be:
(choose any 1 of 5 Permanent pets [the current demon pets], use demonic runes as a secondary resource, fire based spells (Rain of Fire, incinerate, immolate, soul fire, fel flame), mana based spell grant runes>rune spells grant a stacking buff on the pet>buff is consumed to periodically empower the pet>pet attacks restore mana, Kill Command and Blink Strike based pet nukes.
*Summary: a cross between a destro lock and an Unholy Death Knight/BeastMaster, without the DoTs.
(Lots of little temporary pets [basically skeletons and ghosts, instead of wild imps, spawned by DoT ticks, by casting nukes, and by executing targets], necromantic energy as resource [just like demonic fury], Lich Form as toggle-able stance, frost and shadow based magic, Howling Blast in place of Hand of Gul'dan, Touch of the Grave instead of Touch of Chaos, Frozen Soul instead of Molten Core, Freeze Soul instead of Soul Fire)
*summary: A demonology lock without a permanent pet, and frost/undead themed spells.
(no pets, disease-type DoTs, DoT spreading via pestilence, Blood Boil, Death and Decay, fears, hexes, curses, banes, channeled fillers
*summary: an affliction lock or shadow priest with Deathknight like AoE.
What are your wild pipe dreams for redesigning the warlock class?