A momentary tangent on warlock spec abbreviations before we begin: “Destro,” sure, that’s cool. “Aff” or “Afflic,” okay, whatever. It’s “Demo” that I got a problem with, because every time I read it, I see “Demolition.” In my mind, the demolition of something equals the destruction of its existence and destruction OBVIOUSLY equals Destro, so therefore we’re talking about FIREEEEEEE, right? Aaand then I realize that I’m so wrong. I guess “Dem” wouldn’t be that much better, though, since I might just assume that Demonology warlocks all have liberal political beliefs or something.
Anyhoo, Ignitine’s been Destro since day one. Many folks assured me that Destro was/is the easiest of the specs, and Lord knows I’m not about to start making things more challenging for me than they already are. There was a brief period of time in which I tried Affliction, but …
… yeah, they were right, Destro is easiest. When Affliction wasn’t looking like a whole lot more management than I could handle, sheeyit kept dying before I finished casting all my damn Affliction DoTs and that annoyed me. So back to Destro it was! YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH MORE FIRE.
Or rather, it was back to sitting in some inn, accumulating rested EXP. Maybe it was because all the pets but the Voidwalker annoyed me one way or another, but using the Grimoire of Sacrifice was weird, because I didn’t like the lack of a pet either. The prospect of someday attaining green fire wasn’t really all that motivating. Now, if it was purple fire, we’d be talkin’. Green? Eh. I can’t say that it appeals to me on a “I WIN AT WARLOCK” level either, because who’s not paying attention and spamming Immolation? THAT WOULD BE ME. I could never keep up with green fire-set expectations.
So Ignitine sat quietly until Goa had another altoholism flareup. At first, while in the 70s, I still felt the mehs. I was pretty sure I had more or less conquered my tendency to
spam excessively refresh Immolation, yet I remained at the bottom of the barrel in terms of DPS. Then, too, it’s hard to feel badass when you have to stand still for two seconds to cast and the tank has already dragged all the mobs out of range. But then Ignitine hit 80, and quite suddenly, I was a DPS master! I went from being the total derps of any LFD group to hitting like a ‘zerked raid boss! (Or so I like to think.) My skill level had not increased, nor had I quite overcome my love of hoarding all the embers so I could be on fire as much as possible, but as it turns out, Destro warlock Mastery is SUPER EFFECTIVE.
Plus, things just kind of got silly, which generally improves my feelings about a class by 10% or more. How the hell am I on fire while underwater in Vashj’ir? I AM WARLOCK. I DO NOT NEED YOUR FOOLISH HUMAN LOGICS. I hit 85 with a pet battle. I AM WARLOCK. I DO WAT I WANT.
Ignitine’s now level 90, but she does face a challenge – I didn’t anticipate leveling her, so all of the cloth tokens my other characters collected on the Isle went to gear Ailabeth and Esplodine. Poor gal has actually had to go look for the treasure chests on her own!
But give her time. Then, all the things will be on fire. ALL OF THEM.