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Why do people think Warlocks are mainly CC not DPS?

Discussion in 'WoW General Discussion' started by Guest, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Okay....this is where I'm going to rant.

    Many times groups on my shard seem to think I can banish humans. Heads up. We cant. Our succubus CAN seduce them, though it's very unreliable as CC, breaks more often than traps and other CC does and has diminishing returns, meaning that IF it breaks its gonna be harder and harder to work. Period. And while the Succubus has nice DPS, she has virtualy no HP. She will go down.

    We can banish elementals and demons.

    In fact, areas with demons we excell at. Control one, banish another, take your controlled one and have it attack others, don't worry about its health, you want to burn them down because he's eventually going to turn on you. Rinse. Repeat.

    Elementals banish. This is useful when you're in any of the elemental dungeons. It can save your butt. Especially when you have the big elemental in SV and a bunch of smalls. I've done this as only AOE in group where we did SV. Banished big elite, Seed of Corruption on two or three of the smalls, they go off in succession, ROF the rest with tank eliminating the others and everyone else just finishing them off.

    DPS, as a demonology warlock, we -can- DPS extremely well. My Curse of Doom routinely hits 10k a pop with amplify curse. My shadowbolts hit 1500 most of the time. My other spells normally have me beating most rogues and hunters in my group. There are days when I'm tied with mages. As is the hubby, who's a warlock on a different server.

    So people, please quit insulting us by saying that warlocks are not DPS class, they're CC. Play a warlock and see how wrong you are.
  2. RayneStorm

    RayneStorm Guest

    Yes, we are DPS. Very good DPS, if geared and specced right. Notice that "if" though...I've seen many a Warlock who is wearing crap gear (or just flat out WRONG gear) and with Talent points shotgunned all over the three trees. Warlocks become very good if they know what they are doing. It is the clueless players they roll a Warlock because they are tired of getting owned by us and instead of finding our weaknesses (yes, we have them) they decide to join us, muddle the ranks, and give us bad names.

    Without correct gear, spec, and BRAINS...warlocks are nothing more than crowd-controlling taxi cabs that still can't give out food and water.
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Precisely. If we're specced right and have good gear. Hell my gear isn't even the best and I know how to win/survive/overcome odds that I'm not supposed to by playing it right.

    We definitely have weaknesses. And they're not fun when people know them. Instead i'm often ganged up on when I do battlegrounds or 5v5. Not fun.