Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tip of the Week: Warlock Suicide

Hellfire is a rarely-used Warlock ability, and with good reason. It produces a very large amount of damage, and for every tick, it also inflicts damage to the casting 'lock. Obviously not ideal in most situations. But then there are those instances where Hellfire simply shines, and that is what this week's TotW is all about.

Ever find yourself in a Battleground, knee-deep in combat and frustrated at the fact that your pet just died for the 15th time? Well, don't waste a Shard summoning another, and don't go giving the opposing team a free kill either. All you have to do is commit Warlock Suicide: Life Tap as much as possible, and top it off with a Hellfire. Bam, you're dead, standing at the graveyard, and about to res with a "free" pet at your side, and at no cost to your durability or death toll. Not bad, right?

How about when you're deep into a raid instance, and your guildies are calling for another to help summon at the Meeting Stone outside? Sick of running your responsible butt all the way back to help out? Well, don't do it then! Instead, Life Tap, Hellfire, and bam. You're dead, outside, and all you need to do is run back through the instance portal and out again. And there you are, ready to summon at the Meeting Stone in a flash.

Oh, and I can't go without mentioning the all-important "wipe" application. When you see your MT die, and you look over at KTM or Omen and see your name creeping up that aggro list, don't run around with your arms flailing. Simply Life Tap, Hellfire, and you're done. You're dead, and you've taken no durability damage in the process whatsoever. Suddenly, wipes aren't that bad anymore, are they? =P

So there you have it -- a rarely-used Warlock spell that actually has many useful applications. Check it out, get a little creative with it, and let me know what you think.

Happy Hellfiring. =)

2 comments:

Demordrah said...

It's times like these when I get a sadistic urge to blast Jago with a heal.

Hilarity often ensues ... following the obligatory "Demo, you ass!" of course.

JAGOeX said...

"lol, ass."

Where have you been btw? I've been suiciding my Warlock with ease and it occurred to me... "Where the hell is Demo?"