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    Warlord
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    Exaria <Green Legs and Spam> of Perenolde -US Level 110 Draenei Death Knight

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    EDIT 6/30/17: Thor (Werd@Earthshine) has given a great edits for the current patch. Macros featured below.

    Wither and waste away your foes by turning their own souls against them. Their agony is your triumph.

    This macro focuses on the up-time of your most important dots, filling in the downtime with powerful Drain Soul. Since target switching and multi-dotting are the hallmarks of the Affliction spec, this macro prioritizes your ability to do just that, all while keeping your mobility options open.

    Macro Notes
    This macro uses talent choices that are designed to work best in all situations. Other talents, such as Writhe in Agony or Death’s Embrace have been passed over in favor for a more solid kit whatever you are doing, eliminating the need for talent changes. This means you might find better numbers by choosing these talents, but only in certain situations, and will experience an overall loss of DPS compared to my setup.

    I have also designed this macro to be spammed at 80ms or 100ms depending on latency, or manually tapped.

    If you find yourself low on health, hold ALT and spend a cycle Draining Soul.

    Talents and Explanation
    Malefic Grasp – Our new stand-out talent. While Writhe in Agony has some merit in council or AoE fights, Malefic Grasp has superior targeted DPS. It also reduces your ramp up time, will pops Seeds of Corruption faster, and can help generate Soul Shards.

    Contagion – I go back and forth on this, but for the moment I’m suggestion Contagion. You will see some loss of DPS if you aren’t on your Unstable Affliction casts, but if you can keep it up, this is the way to go.

    (Your Choice) – Choose what you prefer. Demonic Circle is my choice.

    Phantom Singularity/em> – Phantom Singularity is another Corruption level dot, generating a sizable amount of damage. This narrowly beats out Sow the Seeds for its damage potential, but is chosen because of its use in single and multi-target situations and the quality of life you get by having another instant cast you can use while positioning yourself. Mobility is king.

    (Your Choice) – Choose what you prefer. Burning Rush is my choice.

    Grimoire of Supremacy – This is your versatility. Both the Doomguard and Infernal beat the other talents here in Single Target and AoE, respectively. Speccing into this talent not only utilizes that DPS, but allows you to adjust between ST and AoE by choosing the pet instead of the talents. The macro will replace your Doomguard should he die or disappear, but will allow you to have your pet of choice out if you’re running something else. The AoE macro will summon your Infernal if you don’t already have a pet out or it dies.

    Siphon Life or Soul Conduit – For general usage and longer fights Siphon Life should be your staple. It does more damage than either Agony or Corruption and heals you to boot. If you’re questing, raiding, or will need some shards for Seed of Corruption, stick with Siphon Life and the associated macro above. If you know the fight will be less than 2 minutes, consider Soul Conduit and its associated macro above. It will dump all your shards, so don’t use it if you need to reserve shards for any reason.

    Known Issues
    1. Unstable Affliction/Shard use can be a bit random. This evens out over longer fights, but can be an issue in short ones.

    DPS Numbers
    Giving my numbers, in most cases, is not helpful. You will have different gear, different Artifact talents, or different buffs. Instead, I sim my character and attempt to get my macros as close to “Expert” level numbers as possible, which should translate accurately for everyone. Right now, this macro is now within 6% of “Expert” level sims.

    BONUS – ADDONS
    Advanced Interface Options (POSSIBLE DPS INCREASE)
    Users have reported that by installing this addon and unchecking the item “Secure Ability Toggle” you will see a DPS increase. Your mileage may vary.

    Weak Auras – Enslave Demon Timer
    If you have Weak Auras and would like to have a handy timer for an enslaved demon, import this code.

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    Thomas Meincke
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    Hi 🙂

    again a great job:-) waht would u put AHK on this??

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    Warlord
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    Exaria <Green Legs and Spam> of Perenolde -US Level 110 Draenei Death Knight

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    Hi 🙂
    again a great job:-) waht would u put AHK on this??

    80 should be good.

    Sean Tipple
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    If this is anything like your Demonology one, it’s going to be the shit.

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    Seems to be the current best Affliction macro.

    Sean Tipple
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    I may be overthinking it, but I haven’t played Affliction much.

    Do I target and spam until the target has the 3 DOTs (Agony, Corruption, UA) and then tab to a new target and repeat?

    Runs real smooth, just not sure I’m using it correctly.

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    I may be overthinking it, but I haven’t played Affliction much.
    Do I target and spam until the target has the 3 DOTs (Agony, Corruption, UA) and then tab to a new target and repeat?
    Runs real smooth, just not sure I’m using it correctly.

    Depends on your aim at the moment.

    For single target, just spam away.

    For 2 or 3 targets, dot at least Agony, Corruption, and Siphon Life on each target, and keep all three up. Choose one to focus on for your Unstable Afflictions and Drain Souls.

    For 4+ targets, Seed of Corruption the biggest one, dot them up, then continue to spam Seed. If there are multiple meaty targets, dot of a second and third, but keep spamming Seeds until down to 3 or less.

    Don’t be discouraged by your DPS if mobs are dying fast, Affliction is all about maintaining dots. You’ll melt faces if things live longer than a few seconds.

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    Thank you Enix, again a great macro & and explanation! I am a absolutely noob Warlock, so excuse this question please – for what i need to keep up “Life Tap” at all targets? It restores the mana. Can i use it only once per target , than it will make sense ofc. Ok..you mean “Siphon life” – got it 🙂
    But do you using this macro for multi dotting too, or do you have a seperate dot macro?

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    Warlord
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    Exaria <Green Legs and Spam> of Perenolde -US Level 110 Draenei Death Knight

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    Thank you Enix, again a great macro & and explanation! I am a absolutely noob Warlock, so excuse this question please – for what i need to keep up “Life Tap” at all targets? It restores the mana. Can i use it only once per target , than it will make sense ofc. Ok..you mean “Siphon life” – got it 🙂 But do you using this macro for multi dotting too, or do you have a seperate dot macro?

    You are right, wrong ability. Siphon Life, for all the tasty HPs.

    Nope, same macro. It will always prioritize Agony, Corruption, and Siphon Life on every new target before doing anything else.

    Jeremy Southard
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    Great macro, only problem I have is if you are between mobs and have no soul shards it will cast agony, siphon life from pre-macro than immediately cast them again.

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