#1 - 2012/06/20 06:15:00 PMIn the numbers feedback thread a question was asked whether using Drain Soul instead of Malefic Grasp to generate shards above 80% in order to maintain Haunt on the target was intended (i.e. drain twisting).
06/19/2012 08:14 PMPosted by GhostcrawlerHaunt is balanced around Nightfall procs. While it may currently be a small DPS upgrade (3%?) to swap Drain Soul and Malefic Grasp, the intent is that you use Drain Soul to generate shards when you need to hit a burst window or of course below 20%.
I'm concerned that the Dev team doesn't seem to think Warlocks are going to chase a 3% dps increase. A 3% increase in dps is a lot. In the previous and current talent trees we have talents that require a significant talent sink to increase dps by 3%. What player would bypass a talent that would give that much of an increase in damage?
History has taught us that players will do anything to squeak out even a 1% increase in damage.
Heck we have a version of drain twisting on live now - I'm sure pet twisting isn't intended but it's an expected part of the rotation.
I might be missing something or not understanding something (I can be dense), but thinking that drain twisting isn't going to be the rotation for affliction locks because it's only a "small dps upgrade" is disregarding how players play.
Again, if something has gone over my head please explain it to me.