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SM/Ruin vs DS/Ruin - What did you settle on?

Furious
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I've still been running SM/Ruin on my warlock but it seems like more and more the other locks in my guild are switching over to DS/Ruin.

There really hasn't been an impact on their DPS that's noticeable either way tbh, just wanted to check here to see what people ended up going with and why.

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Topic starter Posted : 10/07/2020 8:11 am
Nyxt
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DS/Ruin requires better gear to be really strong thats why you see a lot of people go SM/Ruin at the start kinda like an entry level spec even though it still performs well in end game. Its just DS/Ruin is stronger. I do love the affliction game play/lore/fantasy, draining your enemies life slowly style with damage over time spells, thats what drew me into being a warlock.

But I chose DS/Ruin because I felt i had alot of spells like siphon and other abilities i dont use in raids when i was SM/Ruin.
Plus SM/Ruin i was running out of bar space lol DS/Ruin had that comfort zone for me with enough offensive with enough defensive that would fit in my bars nicely so i can affectingly and efficiently use my abilities without clicking the button on the screen and be very slow.
I also feel DS/Ruin fits me better in and out of raid, seems stronger for soloing things outside of raids with a stronger pet.
I like the stam buff talent, the stronger HS, stronger pet, more survivability than SM/Ruin without sacrificing my raid damage.
And its nice not keeping your pet up for added damage or support with imp buff or controlling it in general.

To be honest I think warlock is the only class that can spec what they want and still perform well in and out of raids without respeccing.
So you cant go wrong with either.

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Posted : 10/07/2020 8:45 am
Furious
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It is true that I have a lot of spells I don't really use in PvE, but I really love doing battlegrounds and just dotting everyone under the sun LoL

Makes sense they'd respec then as they progress in gear (I play on a PvE realm).

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Topic starter Posted : 10/07/2020 9:13 am
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