I forgot to log my work on Norushen today. I saw my pet got 50% corruption and it was static the entire time. My question is... do guardians i.e Doomguard or Primal Elemental get effected by 50% corruption.
With the ilvl only creeping up, for the first few weeks I would imagine we would be tanky enough. 65%-72% is effectively 21% less dmg, with the trinket difference offsetting our lost 10% reduction.
Excited to try it out!
fel armor need a buff, a +60% armor contribution (and recalibrate nether plating, of course)?
and conflag wouldnt really affect ember regen much, now if you meant changing backdraft to generate more embers while its up, you'd be right.
... but I highly doubt it was meant to be intended, that is beyond retarded if it is
If they would have originally changed the mechanic of RoF ember regen as opposed to reducing the regen so that it was most effective on 4-10 but the ember regen remained the same on 4 adds in 5.4 as it is in 5.3 then Destro would be able to spam CB's once again.
I am not suggesting I like where Destro is, I don't.
As far as ember regen is concerned they have really been pressing on not increasing that in any significant way. Realistically they don't seem to have time for Destro at the moment so really just hoping for another small damage buff so we remain competitive up to a certain point.
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Since the T16x4 bonus is designed to scale inversely with ember generation spikes/gear I'd think they don't want destro having 30% extra generation. Unfortunately that leaves the spec so far behind as to be non competitive outside of niches where it can snipe shadowburns and/or havoc them onto other targets. It also makes aoe of 4-6 targets unsustainable (gg on aoe change) so it really limits destro's niche even further.
The demo bonus really needs a fix before live...it should not charge DF nor expend charges. May just roll with the soulfire bonus and call it a day.
Good thing I am tanking this tier. Their response to our issues and the fact that they aren't doing shit is getting pretty old.
It would be fun to see how they judge the revamp at the end of the expac. Like i said earlier, maybe it's not the warlock class that has the issues but more so the damn developers behind the wheel.
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This patch is looking very grim for warlocks
For every small buff/fix comes atleast 3 nerfs/negative redesigns
I would love to see for PVP, destro locks get the piercing CB back, maybe off a proc. IMO there was no more satisfying kill than destroying a dk through his AM shield.
For PVE, they could maybe incorporate a proc for a visually exciting CB that does significantly more damage than norm for a greater mana amount 50% for eg.
ok guys calm down. ive followed the discussion for the last 20 pages. nobody is forcing you to play the highest dps spec when 5.4 drops, but if you want to do max damage you have to play affliction. other class specs always have the problem that 1 spec is completly broken (look at MM hunters in 5.2).
yes but when you wanna do the maximum dps you have to play affliction, similar to play demo in 5.2/5.3. although i rather play affliction i had to change spec to demonology for maximum dps on most bosses. now you have to spec to affliction from destru.
maybe next expansion we have to spec from affliction to destruction for maximum dps.
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You have a point parayok, especially earlier about MM hunters being bottom of the barrel, but then in all fairness warlocks received a complete overhaul this expansion so people would expect that the specs play within reasonable distances of eachother.
Also, destruction warlocks were explicitly told that the removal of embers from RoF would be compensated for with damage buffs elsewhere, which has only been acted upon with a pitiful 10% buff to immolate.
I'm confident we will see a buff to destruction, I'm just concerned it will leave too little time to test.
Agree with Parayok. There is always a strongest spec.
It's just the spec most people like (destro) does not seem viable on all fights.
However, as cabana mentionned, there are fights where it is still strong in SoO. It is just situational.
Edit: Do not be confident about a buff to destro. It probaly won't happen; it might happen. There was a buff already, i don't see why Blizzard / GC would add another one before things go live after reading their tweets. They are "keeping an eye on Destro", therefore i don't think it'll get buffs before the patch goes live.
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