Drain Life's damage has been reduced by approximately 25%.
Well okay it was going to be RIP when we got 4 pc but you get my point
Thats a fucking shitty nerf for pvp as well. They better up the healing on it
"Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive."
"Medics never stand taller then when they kneel to treat the wounded" --Hooah.
Blizz are jerks.
Honestly this was something fun and gave affliction options for raiding, now its back to the same ole one thing per one spec, so glad they revamped the talents for all these wonderful opportunities!
i think blizz releases patch then checks theorycraft sites and nerf whats most usefull
so far they manage to do that after every patch in cata
This is just really awful, I would've rather seen the healing value decreased so it could've been viable in pve. Then demo could use sbolt destro incin and afflic drain life.. It REALLY burns locks in pvp as well.
Another great reason blizz should take ques from other people and MAKE A GODDAMN PVP TALENT TREE, the two clash far too often. They whine about how hard it is to balance things, but seem to enjoy making things more difficult for themselves.
Last edited by Gohzerlock; 2011-05-14 at 01:21 AM.
They might as well have removed it altogether =/
Can't say i liked drain life but i don't see this as too bad.
If i recall, drain life didn't excell because it was stronger than sb per se, rather that it allowed locks to take mana feed, increased our pet damage, and less effected by movement. it also scales with mastery though it's not as if aff locks really stacked it anyways.
it's going to be a while before you have full t12 so drain lifes not completely out of the picture. won't be optimal ofcourse
Using a drain spec myself, i'm really disappointed by this change..I finally found a spec that i was enjoying more then destro (i hate Demo after being forced to play it through the whole ToC and ICC) and casting shadowbolts reminded me too much of it, so drain life felt like a great opportunity to try affliction and actually play it somewhat good and on top of it taking some pressure off our healers in heroic raiding (constant 100% hp on Chimaeron is my favourite part). But no, Blizzard has to decrease it's damage so that i can happily go back to destruction and stay that spec for the rest of the expansion......Just awesome :/
Spoiler alert : You die!
Well it was silly to have a 'choice' between Shadowbolt and Drain Life, even if Drain Life was a dps loss for you, you'd still pick it for the healing it did. You shouldn't get that amount of self healing as your primary nuke.
Too all who say its now useless. No its not. Its like a Ret Paladin who uses WoG on themselves in PvE cos they are low, or a Elemental shaman that casts a heal on themselves cos they are low. You use it to keep alive. Less DPS > No Dead (ie Dead).
It was fun whilst it lasted - but we all knew that it was not going to last forever as stated like 6 months ago, its a shame that they ended up in the shitty position where it scaled with Mastery, so they couldn't buff the base-line mastery without buffing Drain Life, and then on the counter they could not stop us using Drain Life as our filler without effecting it in PvP.
RIP, next to the Searing Pain spec.
We could meet again one day.
Gonna go ahead and quote Long Island Iced Z and say "Are you serious bro?!"
Crappy nerf, totally unnecessary. Back to Shadowbolt spam on raids I guess :/
-Cazic, 85 Death Knight, Draenor-EU
-Chaosweaver, 85 Warlock, Draenor-EU
I undertand this for PVE but what about PVP and solo play? Man seriously this is plain retarded
What are we gona cast between dots in PVP????? 3sec Shadowbolt cuase of low haste and no points for Bane or Spam felflame for 3k a pop...
Warlock / IA Operative / Wizard / Engineer
Bliz stated over and over again they did NOT want drain life to be a filler, but a situational use that wont result in a huge dps loss.
So stop all the QQ, this isnt a PvP nerf effecting pvE.
its a PvE nerf, affecting those who PvP.
Was obviously gonna come at some point so why u all acting so suprised?
I thought drain life healed for a % of your total health regardless of how much damage it did?