Post by Rekijan
I was wondering about the upcoming patch and with it the removal of iSF.
Currently my spec is pretty standard
I keep CoE up, keep iSF up, Haunt of cd and dots up on any time. Shadow bolt filler and drain soul on sub 25% and succubus as pet as it does more dps glyphed then the felhunter talented (even with demon soul last time I checked).
With 4.0.6 iSF will be out of reach for affliction and with that emberstorm will no longer be useful. Problem is what to spend them on? Sure one more point in nightfall might be nice but what else?
And on another note without that iSF up the shadowbolts will take ages to cast again.
So I was thinking will drain life be the spec to go to then?
So going back to the talent tree I got to something like this
It feels a bit less then optimal tough. Without spamming Shadowbolts Shadow Embrace might fall of, not to mention keeping Shadow and Flame up.
Drain life is also more mana consuming but with Mana Feed (and even Demonic Embrace for bigger Life Taps) should even that out.
The most glaring option is of course your Demon Soul (succubus) would pretty much be limited to Bloodlust time, seeing as shadowbolts will take too long to cast otherwise.
The other route would be a slight alteration in the tree like so
This makes demon soul useful again but at the cost of 1/3 less Mana Feed procs* and significant lower pet dps. It also increases your shadow trance procs which could make keeping your debuffs up a bit easier, but only by a small margin.
*Assuming both pets have the same crit rate. (Succubus attacks every 2 second, Felhunter every 6)
This is what I was thinking, which is only based on current numbers I heard from others.
Post by jrussell7289
is the spec I've been using. Just put up DoTs, soul swap them to other targets, and spam drain life. Shadowbolt really doesn't hit that hard even with all the talents for it. I only use it when I get the instant procs. Drain life when the target is >25% and drain soul when <25%.
Put out a lot of pressure that way and quickly.
Post by LookOut
is the spec I've been using.
Master Summoner 1/2? Hardly of any use. Ever.