So, as a commenter at Mystic Chicanery claims, warlocks are now the least popular class in WoW at 7%, and have even lost to shamans. Which is a class that was only introduced to Alliance in TBC.
I’m not quite sure why the warlock population has dropped like a stone. Of course, I’m one of those that stopped playing my cute little gnome warlock so I didn’t help matters much. The main impression I’m getting is that most people think locks were nerfed in WotLK and are not competitive dps.
This is very puzzling to me as Rethreth randomly prances around pwning every single pull with her felguard cleaving away while rain of fire ticks for about 3.5k every other second on a pack of mobs. I can’t recall the last time she has NOT topped dps, with the very rare exception of a very well geared DK who was not actually asleep. In our Naxx-10 groups, the only one who can come even close is our friend Psin… but he’s also a warlock. Even when I took my Plik out to run free in Borean Tundra, I felt massively overpowered since the new fel armor healing mechanic meant I never needed healing. “Oops I pulled 8 mobs, looks like I have to pop metamorphosis and immolation aura + rain of fire them to death while cackling madly”. Demo specced warlocks can easily solo group quests all the way up to Icecrown. And even then some 5 man quests there were doable.
I’m actually levelling my 54 mage now, and she makes me want to cry compared to my warlock. So why are there so few warlocks now? Which part was nerfed? You mean Rethreth is supposed to do even more than 30% of a 10-man group’s damage?
I don’t get it. Did they really all reroll DKs? >.< If warlocks are nerfed, mages should officially be classified as “non-combat apple strudel vendors” judging by their average dps, but there are still plenty of them around.