First question... how do arenas work now? are we going to be able to keep fighting there till 80 or do we have to work our way up to it? Will 70s still be able to compete against 70s if after that we can't compete till 80? Someone please clear this up for me.
Ok, so I have a spec I need comments on. If I were to use it at level 70 it would be http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?warl...00000000000000
And at lvl 80 http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?warl...00000000000000
I don't think it would work as well in 5x5 but great for 2x2 and almost as good in 3x3
I think of it as max CC. Ordinarily you've got Deathcoil and Fear, but I'm adding instant seduction and shadowfury(now instant cast, not .5 second cast)
Also I have worked out a focus cast seduction macro to keep an eye on the target you want to keep out of the fight
/focus [button:1,target=focus,dead];[target=focus, noexists,button:1]
/cast [button:1,target=focus] Seduction
Then there's enough punch in the destro spells to kill off whoever is left and with so many options for crowd control it may be possible to keep the focus target out of the way and play with the other(s) too.
I suppose as you gain levels the 80 spec could look more like http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?warl...00000000000000
and then if you wanted to after 1 or more of you opponents in the arena is dead, you could pop out a new pet of your choice with soul link. But I wouldn't put it with a sucker, she's fragile enough as it is.
Destruction is still not our most viable spec in arenas, especially 2's and 3's. That is because a destruction lock who is being focused on is ineffective. Plus resilience still affects crit-dependent builds in a very negative way.
Affliction, I think, is going to be the most viable arena spec at 80 (and 3.0 70 for that matter). The tree just has a lot of very practical tools for arenas as well as actual sustainability. If you're serious about arenas, you may want to give affliction a shot.
Aside from that, you won't be able to push past 1550 without Soul Link. It's an arena staple and you're not getting anywhere without it. So somehow work it into your builds.