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Futur Changes to Locks (from )

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:57 am
by Doulmagnus
Plans for the warlock in future patches

For 3.1 we are probably going to make some larger changes to the class. I still don't want to oversell these. A popular yet cynical phrase among players is that their class needs to be rebuilt from the ground up (though I see this with probably every class, which is slightly amusing). We are not deleting the warlock and starting over. We are not doing that with any class and probably never will. We do want to smooth out some rough edges of the class though. A few things that I have said we want to look at are:

1) Improve deep Demonology for PvP and PvE.
2) Make Affliction feel less dependent on dot timers and other external mods (nothing wrong with the mods -- we just think it's getting harder and harder to play the spec with the default UI).
3) Take a hard look at Soul Shards.
4) Take a hard look at the way pets scale. (Source)

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:04 am
by Gnomerman
soul shards are silly, do away with them i'd say, or make it so only one or 2 really powerful, items use it, idk

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:21 am
by Doulmagnus
I agree...

Wanna revamp soulshards, here's my idea:

Allow us to summon whatever we got the soulshard from to fight as our demon for 5 mins. This will give warlocks all sorts of advantages they direly need. Also sacrafice a soulshard that has been drained from the following class to get :

Drain soul a pally to get a pally bubble.

Drain soul a mage and you can spellsteal.

Drain soul a shammy to cast an instant shock spell interrupting your target.

Drain soul a DK and you can have a ghoul pet for 5 mins.

Drain soul a priest and you get a HoT for X amount of health over time.

Drain soul a druid and you can get fearie fire.

Drain soul a rogue for stealth.

Drain soul a warlock and you get MP back.

Drain soul warrior and you can thunderclap.

Drain soul a hunter and get an aspect for a limited time.

Im bored...

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:03 pm
by Claire
Here is the EJ post regarding changes. They discuss what spec will output the most dmg and how the changes will effect warlocks as a whole. Good read. ... ter_patch/