Post by ludvig
made this spec for a friend, dont know if its very good in pvp but the idea is to dot and use lifedrain. Please rate the spec and come up with inpromenets and ideas http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=IVzrf0fZ0gczIizzesd
Post by Rofocale
Ive found the drain life sl/sl spec has some need of faster dps in BG combat at least. Fact is we are targets, and cant just sit back behind warriors and drain: survivability is essential; but depending on your style really need faster paced damage for pvp. Ive been using this spec: http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=IhZ0gczIiz0xsZVV0trhz
to address the following pvp facts:
#1 need your fears and seed's of corruption to hit. I have heard you only need 2 in suppression but based on statistics 5% or more is considered significant so i bump it to 3. In BG's SOC is way more effective, and does far, far more damage to all enemies than the standard single target corruption spell: and you;ll find yourself spamming that more that corrupt in most BG situations.
#2 resillience means nerfs to crit chances, periodic damage (dot's), and crit damage. with the current emphasis on resil, you really need to go up in the destru tree: up to ruin to counter this (lvl 70). It's all a matter of preference, but i'd rather preserve my crit chances and burst damage than my dot's for pvp. This implies that a sl/r (soul link/ruin) spec is the best type of spec to counter resillience.
#3 stun/daze is a nice thing from aftermath: i do miss bane but i figure im spamming searing pain which crits at 10% higher rate (+5) and damage is about the same as a non crit shadow bolt: with a 1.5 s cast time. the chance to stun gives 5s and a possible extra cast where SB's 2.5 s cast time is almost unrealistic in pvp. and if your not spamming SB's might as well save 5% per searing pain cast. Nightfall procs @ 4% where the searing pain stun procs a 5s stun at 10% (in theory, equivalent to double the rate of one instant cast shadow bolt from nightfall).
#4 demonology: felguard is overated for pvp. you do need the spell power buff with Demonic Knowledge and would be nice to have demonic resillience, but figure your permanent demon out will be the fel puppy: 9000+hp/mana give a VERY nice spell power buff, and your resistances are at base 70+++. Not to mention that the fel puppy will outlive you in most pvp encounters.
btw im aware that specing imp health funnel instead of imp health stone may not be optimum because you may want to give healthstones out
Just a thought, you may think its crazy. thoughts appreciated.