Originally Posted by TerryBogard
Your tactics are what many affli locks use in that scenario but at the same time reading them reminds me again why I won't play my lock again in PvP until the class gets fixed. The amount of sacs, summons and out of the way tricks just to stay alive for a few secs more before getting hammered by the melee train just underlines the problem even more.
At the moment and with the nerfs to the class I'm thinking that destro will be the best spec (or least sucky) becuase you can at least get some damage off before you get smacked and get smacked you will, regardless of range, portals or whatever, melee will own you bad. The problem with affli is that it takes far too long to deal damage while other classes deal crap loads of damage up front. Relying on dots doesnt even work now with zero resi and will be even more broken when people start to get a lot of resi again.
Either full destro or a hybrid demo/destro build is what I predict will be what most locks will run with. It will all be about doing as much direct damage as possible in as short time as possible before the melee assist reach you.
And as always, say hello to being more or less perma stunned.
Destro is a glass cannon but affli is all glass and no cannon.
Been lock for 3 years and 140k kills under my belt but I'm calling it. (Sadly)