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My English is not so good, so I will try make it short and clear:
Arcane Mage vs Warlock (with Felhunter)
Probably most difficult fight. There are several strategies against them, some including killing pet (and second pet), some using spell steal. So about duel and world PvP:
My strategy ("Kill the master, pet will fall")
You need keep presure all the time, start with Fire ward and mana shield, but never use Mirror Images for opening. Your first step will be spell steal Detect Lesser invisibility (extremly usefull later), at this point you will have curse of elements / curse of tongues on yoursefl and incoming shadow fury, blink away from stun
Right away remove Curse of Elements from you, and slow lock.. you cannot do it without recieving Immolate -> conflagrate, but you will use it for yourself, without CoE isn´t conflagrate so fatal, and it will be absorbed by Fireward / Mana Shield (or missed due to Improved blink), if you have Incanter´s absorbation (you totalny need it for this fight), you will have really nice SP bonus for few seconds, use it by POM - AB followed by Arcane power - Arcane barrage. At same time skilled lock will use felhunter to devour your Slow.
Next spell casted by lock need to be CS, this is time for instant spam, start with spell stealing Nether protection (if it proc) another Arcane Barrage and Fire blast will serve well, you can attempt AB-Fake cast or after Arcane Barrage, Fire blast try AB, if you get spell lock wait for his next move, after his Incinerate or Chaosbolt use Ice block to prevent heavy damage, cancel it immidietly, continue with AB, Arcane barrage, and blink from next Shadowfury.
(if you get fear use trinket, WotF.. everything you can)
Recast Manashield (and fire ward if you have cd ready), slow and continue by AB, Arcane barrage, Fire blast / Missile barrage, at this point lock will be probably under 50% and he will use Death Coil, this is time why you have to spell steal lesser invisbility form him at the start. When you see Death Coil on it´s way, use insta invisibility to evade. If you cannot for same reason make sure you have full Mana shield when you get hit by DC. (if you are low on HP, then let DC crush on your mana shield and save invisibility for Chaosbolt)
When lock is belowe 35 of his hp and without high risk of Insta heal (HS, Death coil..) Spell Steal last Nether Protection from him, pop Mirror images and finish him (CS, Arcane blast, Arcane barrage, Fire blast, Cone of cold).
If Lock have last 2000 - 3000 HP and you too, while you haven´t got Arcane barrage / Fire blast (which get him to 2-3k HP) ready, don´t expect you stand a chance, shadow burn will finish you, or Immolate or Shadowfury, at this moment you haven´t anything faster than him (even frostnova / icelance will not be enough, you need Arcane Barrage in this situation), only chance you got is improved blink (with 30% chance to get missed) followed by Arcane Barrage, hoping the fu**ed nether protection will not proc.
In this fight you have use a lot of mana for insane amount of damage to put him down, because of his soulink, nether protection, insane amount of HP, Soulleech, Fel armor, and same amout to stay alive and increasing your dmg by useing mana shield, so use Mana gem right after fall of first Mana Shield.
Skilled destruction warlock with felhunter will be really hell, if you choose to open by polymorf and kill pet, he we wait until your first AB targeting pet, then devour Polymorf from him, healing his pet by 5000.
Succuba as a pet is different problem and need different strategy to deal with.
Answer: why not open with Mirror images? There is a big chance he will get multiply nether protections from MI, so you cannot steal Arcane Nether protection so easly and stealing fire nether protection (proc from MI´s fire blast) is still not so big chance.
PS: If you get proc Missile barrage after first phase and you have tactical advantage (Fell Hunter have CD for Spell lock, same with Shadow fury for lock), try to stack up 3-4 Arcane Blast buffs, pop Arcane power and get crap from him by brutal Missile Barrage. (but really, there is not big chance to get in situation leaving you to stack 3-4 AB)
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