Warlock Leveling

“But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.”
George Eliot

Warlock Leveling

I used the Suggestion Box to plead with them to tell us which will be the favored classes in the next raid. Our guild needs DPS, so I’m leveling Warlock. This expansion seems to be humanoid, so Banish Demon won’t be very popular.

Currently at ilevel 363, I have joined pug normal raiding (still no ring or trinket drops) and my dps is low, about 6k. I have to visit and revisit the guides to make sure that I’m doing my rotation in the best of ways.

We have a Numbers Guy in our guild. He works for the government with a security clearance and he does math. That is all I know but he is a very good raider and a good guy too.

He broke down the gear value for us.

  • Chest, Legs, Shoulders, Helm, Waist, Hands are worth one slot.
  • Wrists are worth one-half of a slot.
  • The AP Neck piece is worth three slots.
  • Your weapon is worth six slots.
  • I forget what he said about rings and the cloak, sorry. Trinket’s value depends on the trinket.

What this means is that I can push via island expeditions to get AP and get the value of my neck up to it’s three slots worth. With catch-up mechanics it will slow down some and then pick up again when Season 2 starts on Jan. 22.

I can not do anything about RNG.

We have a rogue on our Heroic raiding team who had 355 daggers for the full run including AotC, months. Last week she got, finally, upgrades and her dps went up 2k. There was nothing, nothing at all, that she could do about RNG.

The high value of our weapon (with an enchant) is big. Getting a weapon to be high level is purely chance.

Our Numbers Guy also said that if you get good luck early in a raid then you’ll be lucky from then on. I don’t know how that works. But, running the raids over and over for the desired drops has a nasty trip hazard called RNG.

Alt Leveling: Warlock

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
Mark Twain

Alt Leveling: Warlock

Oh the plans and dreams!

I have the ambition of leveling up a Warlock for raiding. In the pug life, we need the portal and the healthstones. If I can do it, I would be useful and valued.

Of course, it may not happen and that is okay. My nerfed Druid will still be welcome for the battle rez. I’ve tried things before, like tanking, that went not very far: mashed in melee waiting for the DPS to finish the job wasn’t very fun.

But, my Warlock, I find that I look forward to playing her. She is a gnome with giggles. After years of night elf, this is very different. Questing is fun for many reasons; one is that there is no pressure. When BfA dropped, we had three weeks to get to ilevel 340 and be raid ready with flasks, potions and feasts.

A Warlock plays a little like a hunter but a lot more evil! And, for my warlock, one is never enough; if I can tag three or four mobs; all the better, thank you very much! There are a lot of buttons to push and choices to make.

I think that earning XP and moving the bar up through levels is a lot more fun than farming AP. Knowing the path and the zones already is great so I can learn the spells as I go. To really practice my rotation, I’ve joined a few island expeditions.

Let us hope that it all works out. Currently at 117, I’d have three weeks to get up to raid ready. Now with assaults and warfronts and stuff, it might be possible!

Just look at that sly gnome; her name is Corruptsome.