This post is still current for 4.2. Although it should be noted that Affliction drain life is no longer considered “viable” by a lot of people in 4.2. As such I’ve updated the title etc.
So your a warlock, and your fairly new at this whole warlock thing and EJ is overwhelming, or perhaps your just being lazy? Maybe you switch between all the specs fairly often and need a reference point for it all, or maybe it’s your 10′th alt and you need a quick reference for it. Well here’s my quick and dirty guide to the various rotations, specs, glyphs and stats for the 3 warlock specs.
Keep in mind, if your serious about raiding, this isn’t a full substitute for Reading through the various EJ sources or doing the research yourself. I’ve glossed over several things, and made generalizations, things like rotations and stats can have various subtleties and changes based on your gear and specific stats.
Important note: Demonology changes went in this patch that created the need for 2 specs. Both a single target spec and a multiple (2-3) target spec, both specs can AE effectivly.
So without further ado;
Once again (I say this far to often it seems) sorry for the lack of posts over the last 2 weeks or so, I’ve been somewhat sick, which surprise surprise has ruined my concentration and ability to write.
But your probably not to interested in that, and more interested in the new patch that’s dropping within the next few days (or so I’m led to believe) (or maybe has dropped by the time your reading this) with some tasty changes for warlocks. So read after the break for a condensed version about the changes.