Yes, warlocks are OP.. first single target.. first cleave.. and first multidot..
+ all the raid utility..
They should be nerfed!
On everyone complaining about Destruction's AoE being broken - consider an Elemental Shaman that can destroy the meters on Galakras (for example) with ~70% damage coming from Chain Lightning. Destruction does get pretty strong when you have enough targets to cap out on ember regen, but still requires quite a bit of Shadowburn sniping + Havoc to be superior, compared to a single button spam.
.... only if played well.
I know plenty of Warlocks that aren't all-that-and-then-some.
Of course warlocks might be OP again. Somebody has to be.
Warlocks are really strong cleave right now and they happen to have high single target as well, doesn't mean they are overpowered or broken though
Okay, Yeah and Maybe, have been trolling in every forum they go into, please do not listen to what any of them have to say as they have misleading info which they cant and wont back up. This is potentially confusing new players which, genuine players are trying to help with the game.
What are you guys talking about? Warlocks are completely balanced.
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As a warlock player, I agree that warlocks are a tad over the top right now (I don't say a lot because, if that was the case, even terrible players would be topping LFR meters by a long shot). And I would say that our strongest point isn't DPS right now, but survivability. That is definitely over the top, and I wouldn't be surprised if we have nerfs coming our way.
However, if your raid is 30% below the Warlock in DPS in a fight that's not Protectors or maybe Paragons (as the OP is stating), your raid is underperforming. A lot. I'd want to take a look into that before wanting the devs swinging the nerfbat.
And I really, REALLY hope you guys aren't using ranks as a way to tell which class is OP and which class isn't. At this point in this expansion, ranks for all classes are crowded by people in full BiS doing fights with unusual strategies that allows them to do max DPS. I could very likely pull a top 10 world parse for Destruction on Immerseus if I was the only person cleaving adds in the raid (and I've seen that in the logs so, so many times).
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I've always said that Warlocks are more or less THE sandbox class of WoW, and Blizzard has absolutely no idea what to do with us. They're either too overpowered or close to not viable at all in PvE, always, every single patch. We got lucky this expansion because we didn't hit that low at all, but Cata... yeah...
I like to remember Conflagrate being nerfed after TWENTY-FOUR HOURS back in Ulduar (http://wow.joystiq.com/2009/04/15/hotfixes-for-conflagration-and-ulduar/) as the prime example for this.
I'm sorry, I'm not even sure you're playing the same game at this point. Maybe in some random garbage guild that is progressing on normal mode Garrosh, but there simply isn't a single fight this tier where a similarly geared Warlock cannot absolutely school a likewise Priest or Mage.
(Subtly hoping this is just a massive troll. In which case, well played.)
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Warlocks are in a very good place atm.