Is venthyr destro in M+ just completely bricked after the nerf?
Talking about generating as many shards as possible as destro - wouldn't maybe Embers of the Diabolic Raiment be viable? I could imagine this would boost the set bonus best.
Man wowhead seriously needs some new writers. Xyro is once again as far off on affliction as one can be, and who is Loozy?1) Affliction is currently !by far! the weakest warlock spec in terms of both aoe and st output on ptr. Our set bonus is literally the worst one in the game and our legendary options not named malefic wrath (which is still a pain in the butt to execute) are extremely weak and boring. Aff is in a terrible spot for 9.2 and desperatly needs some tuning done.2) Destruction, just like any other warlock spec on both live and ptr, does NOT use Korayn as Soulbind. Dreamweaver is the best Covenant for all specs in all contents. But this article aint about class performance, but about double lego options. Its basically DSS plus anything you would play instead of DSS. For every single spec. Necro ST is a thing, but its not far enough ahead to justify missing out on both soul shape and podtender for progression. Nec would need to be 10+% ahead in ST to have people even consider going that route.
I agree with Affliction analysisbut demo and destro for M+ is incorrect and authors should do more researches and simcrafting rather then spilling nonsense.
No it's not. Most of players even won't feel difference at all.
its true.the problem with affliction in ptr is the tier set is very weak in ST and completely useless in mythic plus aoe . on live mythic plus we arent meta aoe but we are good with STS even though in mythic plus are ST for bosses is the worst.most classes in ptr have a big dps boost now from their tier set and non cov leggo. so why we were good not great in mythic plus on live we have been surpassed by most classes by large amount of dps. just sticking with warlocks demo with 3+ targets gains 30% damage increase in ptr and destro gains almost 40% 3+ target . affliction ptr 3+ target 7.2%. and in ST demo and destro gain double the dps increase then affliction.there are lots of videos of great warlocks playing affliction in ptr even with wrath of consumption in mythic plus and its bad. you are still doing 9.1.5 damage say 11k to 13k average total damage at end of dungeon while most other dps classes including demo and destro averaging 16k to 20k. even though it angers me a well known streamer is correct that affliction is "swamp a**" tier in 9.2 as it stands.
what about the if I am a kyrian void elf destro warlock dont I matter at all.?
This really seems off base im not exactly sure what these writers are thinking, no mention of wilfreds in destro single target at all? or even madness? the tier set almost guarantees we wont be running roaring blaze anymore which makes cinders lose a ton of value. Im also confused on why you would bring up aff sustain aoe in m+, burst aoe is far more valuable as packs dont last a long time and your dots are a core part of your aoe damage at all. Running synergy or even malefic rapture for bosses would give you a much more valuable dps output.