Sunday, February 10, 2008

2.4: Timbal's Focusing Crystal

I could write in great detail about a trinket being introduced in Patch 2.4 and how wonderful it will be for Affliction Warlocks... or, I could just post a picture and let it do all the talking for me. =)


Hello DoTS??? I mean can you even imagine what kind of damage this item can do with multiple DoTS ticking on multiple mobs all at the same time? There is definite PvE and PvP potential here, as long as the internal cooldown isn't too lengthy. But even if that is the case, this sweet little item should be VERY high on every Warlock's list come Patch 2.4, and at the top of Affliction Warlock lists for sure.

11 comments:

Logan said...

The question is, will I replace Darkmoon Card: Vengeance or Icon of the Silver Crescent (or Hex Shrunken Head if it ever friggin drops) with this? Hrmmm....

EvilCheeseWedge said...

That's very cool!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but how often will this damage bonus kick in? One every five fights? Once every thirty minutes? Will it be like getting a doomguard to proc off of curse of doom - almost never?

Anonymous said...

I have never seen a Doomguard proc of Curse of Doom.

Zyphre said...

Wow dude. I'm so glad I am leveling my lock.

Jagoex said...

You guys pretty much said it -- the potential sweetness really depends on the proc-rate and internal cooldown.

Logan, it'd be interesting to see the math behind what your Vengeance card actually produces in terms of damage per DoT Cycle, vs. different proc rates of this card. Since both offer set values for added dmg (or at least a range of values), it should be easy to figure out.

Time to crunch some numbers!

Jagoex said...

Omg, and Zy, remember when we were on vent while going for Rank 14 and crunching those numbers in ridiculous fashion? Lol... that was truly impressive.

Zyphre said...

"Letsee banshee has about 866k, ginzu is at 850. I think I can manage 900k+ and still keep ginzu close enough that our progression is the same?"- Jagoex

"Keep talking about honor, I am getting the lotion."- Demordrah

"Nah its fine. I've only been up like 74 hours, I can keep it up till roll-over" - Ginzu

"Dronens mom, verticle line" - Microsoft Sam

And I don't keep track of the things I say. but yeah I do remember.

Anonymous said...

Hehe. Moonkin posting about lock stuff :P
The proc rate of the crystal is supposidly 10% per DoT
Although obviously a warlock trinket, this isnt truly bad for us either
With a DoT that ticks 6 times in 12 seconds and costs 175 mana
And another that ticks 4 times in 12 and gives me a chance for 140 damage
This is truly a fun trinket for the both of us ^_^

Jagoex said...

Yeah, I'd agree that this beauty is useful to many classes, although Affliction Warlocks would definitely get the most productivity out of it for sure.

Any word on this trinket's internal cooldown?

jeff said...

45 sec CD, im a Spriest with about 3 dots up and it procs every fight almost.