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DoTs vs DoTs

August 30, 2010

Short and Sweet: I have both a Shadow Priest and an Affliction Warlock.

Upon closer inspection, both classes are very similar in terms of rotational abilities:

  • One main Nuke (Mind Flay/Shadow Bolt)
  • One cooldown-based Nuke that you’ll want to keep on cooldown (Mind Blast/Haunt)
  • One DoT with a cast time (Vampiric Touch/Unstable Affliction)
  • One instant cast DoT that is refreshed by your main nuke (Shadow Word:Pain/Corruption)
  • One instant cast DoT without interaction with other spells (Devouring Plague/Curse of Agony)

My question is… if the two are so similar why is playing the Shadow Priest so much more fun than the Affliction Warlock?!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 30, 2010 13:35

    Shadowform! Dispersion! No sulky, whining imps required!

  2. August 30, 2010 15:36

    Self-heals, too. Rotten bastards.

  3. August 30, 2010 15:49

    Affliction locks are lots of fun. And they aren’t uniformly purple.

    Playing the lock feels like I’m juggling more things than the priest.

    I do admit that I’m kind of a terrible priest, though.

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