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Goldheart

join:2002-06-09
Ballston Spa, NY
kudos:1
reply to Bodybagger

Re: [Classes] Warlock 5.0.5

said by Bodybagger:

Chaos bolt is always a crit btw. No need to burn the extra crit CD when casting it. I usually pop the CD when I'm low on embers as incenerate and fel flame crits build burning embers faster. It's usually a good idea to use at the beginning of a fight to build embers quickly, throw out some chaos bolts, then pop everytime you are low on embers and the fight mechanics allow it.

Edit: Sorry I think this thread was actually intended to be an AFF Lock guide.

If you're talking about Backdraft that doesn't provide a crit, it reduces the cast time of the next 3 incinerates or 1 chaos bolt by 30%. Game guides usually say if you have 3 up, cast incinerate, otherwise chaos bolt.


Bodybagger
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join:2010-03-30
Saint Matthews, SC

No I thought he was talking about Dark Soul which gives you an increased crit chance in destro I do believe. I couldn't think of the name at the time of typing the reply.


Jodokast

join:2012-05-10

its ok, im at work and dont have all the spells memorized, ill update tomarrow once i get my facts straight



Goldheart

join:2002-06-09
Ballston Spa, NY
kudos:1
reply to Bodybagger

Ah right, Dark Soul: Instability does increase crit chance by 30% for 20 seconds.

The glyph of Dark Soul has a passive bonus of 3% to crit (except on cooldown) but at the cost of only 20% bonus. Could be useful.



Nick D
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join:2010-02-04
Orange, CA

said by Goldheart:

Ah right, Dark Soul: Instability does increase crit chance by 30% for 20 seconds.

The glyph of Dark Soul has a passive bonus of 3% to crit (except on cooldown) but at the cost of only 20% bonus. Could be useful.

This might be implied, but to be specific ...

The glyph is only good if you expect Dark Soul to be off cooldown due to sandbagging for higher damage phases or some such. Otherwise, it should generally be on CD constantly, so it ends up being a pure nerf.

That said, I use it for questing because I'm not usually blowing DS to kill 3 mobs.


Carpie

join:2012-10-19
united state
kudos:5

said by Nick D See Profile

The glyph is only good if you expect Dark Soul to be off cooldown due to sandbagging for higher damage phases or some such. Otherwise, it should generally be on CD constantly, so it ends up being a pure nerf.



I make it simple and just replaced Incinerate with a macro of:

/cast DS
/cast Incinerate

That way DS is blown every time it is up and I'm maximizing dps (because backdraft is buffed before hitting it) and building back embers fast with the crits.

Plus I'm just lazy like that. It's easier to hit one button than two.