Friday, October 15, 2010

Raiding Warlocks 4.0.1 Pre-Cataclysm

With Cataclysm out in less then two months. There is better things for the community at large to be doing...

Like figuring out a list of changes 4.0.1 does to our gear, mounts, gems, glyphs, Mastery, and any number of things. ...

And if I was a better blogger I would create that list for you...

That is not going to happen just now.

But I will pass on somethings Faidwen has been posting in my Guilds forums to "help" out the locks. (I think it is a devious plan to keep warlocks in raid so he doesn't have to summon raiders or make Soul Wells.)

  • 4.0 Pre-Cataclysm Raiding LINK to Elitist Jerks
  • Common 4.0.1 builds by popularity LINK
  • Guardians ONLY attack a target with a BANE spell, so make certain they are active before summoning. A snapshot of your stats are taken and used when summoning, so act accordingly. They also are effected by ALL buffs etc... Heroism :)
  • DoT clipping has been removed. You cannot clip a DoT any more!

Nerfs and Buffs will continue. So don't get to set on anything right now. Ride this out and focus your time on figuring out broader things then exact specs and gear, because you will have to re-figure it out in under two months.


  1. Eeeeks, my name was mentioned in a BLOG, I'm a celebrity now!!! Woot... queue forms over there for autographs!!!

    And on a side note:

    Drain Soul was nerfed today, Affliction is now the lowest DPS raiding Lock. Order is Destro, Demo, Aff....

    Things are going to change :)

  2. Yeah, I've been beating my head against the keyboard tweaking my Demonology strats. It's fun, though!

  3. Please explain how DoT clipping has been removed.

  4. The anti-clipping coming in Cata allows you to re-apply your DoT between the second to last and last tick without penalty - casting between the 3rd to last and 2nd to last will still be inefficient (but less inefficient than before!). The time is added to the length of the DoT.

    - this was applied in 4.0.1



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