This article feels... unfinished? Is that all there is to it?
Let's see how low it gets after that first guess was so grossly inflated.
talks about Withering bolt in title, but nothing but Cold embrace in the article. did someone post too soon?
Cold Embrace's new name is Withering Bolt!
Completely necessary nerf. Shadow Bolt was hitting way too hard through this conduit. Overall, still very happy with how the affliction spec is looking in 9.1
as a warlock...this was expected...no way 80k shady b's were gonna go live
Looks like this will still hit like a truck.
Do you guys even play the game, what made you think a 50% nerf was gonna be enough lmao, its still broken af, do things right for once.
This is still ridiculously too strong, make this a legendary instead of malefic wrath, which they clearly want us to play in ST. Make a very simple boring light ST damage buff conduit instead to replace it, it doesn't matter what it buffs exactly (maybe not our filler though).Forcing us to play malefic wrath with this conduit will be terrible for the spec.It will ruin malefic rapture, a very well designed ability, the best spell the spec has gotten since soulswap in cataclysm, reduced to just be used to update a way too short buff every 8 seconds.It will ruin our damage profile and flexibility and simple usefulness in any kind of mid high level content, because malefic rapture has been way too heavily nerfed to compensate for this new conduit.It will make us a single target only dps spec, a very heavily immobile one and force us into an extremely punishing style of play whenever you have to play a mechanic or there are additional targets and you loose the buff (which you will all the time). You won't be able to mutlidot, keep dots up on your main target, keep the buff up and find the time to actually use your filler.Making this conduit the new malefic wrath legendary instead would allow a mixed gameplay : We keep the 1 minute or 45 seconds burst windows where we pool our shards for cleave/priority target/burst with buffed raptures, which make the spec so well-rounded now. The burst would be weaker, less punishing if you fail at it somewhat, but it would still be there as a great tool for good and useful dps. At the same time we would have kind of a more "engaging" legendary than synergy for the rest of the time built around spamming our filler with our dots up.Or you can just revert the spec to what it is now, a very well designed, well rounded spec. All that's needed is to just nerf focus malignancy to the ground, and it would be fine, enough to control the scaling of the spec. 1
What, they just halved the bonus? Really?I saw Kalamazi demonstrate 40K non-crit shadow bolts with that conduit. So with the nerf it's going to be 40K crit shadow bolts? And ticks of Drain Soul that deal 10K+ in execute range? Yeah, it's just a first pass.
Dont nerf it just make the buffs that affects shadowbolt additive and not multiplicatife