Unleashing the Warlock Within: Hasteur

Posted: April 9, 2013 in Unleashing the Warlock Within

Hail and Howdy All,

Starting off this series where I’ll be highlighting warlocks throughout the Warcraft Community we’re going to meet Hasteur. For those of you who might not know, Hasteur is one of the hosts of the Group Quest podcast and he is also the creator of the warlock Fel-Tron segments. I was honored to have Hasteur and his team invite me onto the Group Quest show this past Sunday to join him, Gulvan, and DeGei for a roundtable discussion on current topics about the game, and I had a great time despite some audio issues Skype and my computer decided to toss at me. If you like, you can hear the full episode at this link called Not Another Warlock

I have a lot of respect for Hasteur because he’s very passionate about our wonderful warlock class. You may recognize his guild name too because Hasteur is a guildy with Stompalina and Halfrot from the Rawrcast podcast. Pretty cool, huh?

I’d also like to take this time to personally say thanks to Hasteur for taking part in this series! /em bows and salutes

Warlock Name: Hasteur

Server: Zul’jin

Guild Name: Bound

How long have you been a warlock? Since about 2 weeks before patch 2.2 (The No-content BC patch)

What specs are you currently running? Demonology and Destro

What’s your favorite specialization and what do find the most appealing about that playstyle? Demonology is truly straight forward in priority, stats, and mechanics. Lot less complicated than Affliction or Destro

What’s your favorite spell and why? Metamorphosis, as the signature ability of the the spec. Having the ability you bounce in/out of the form depending on what I have going on around me (Big AOE pulse, Prime damage event, etc).

What addons do you currently use besides the basic DBM and Recount? AskMr Robot Profiler, Auctionator, Auctioneer, BagBrother, DailyGrind, DreadSprayVR, ElvUI, GCGambler, GoGoMount, idQuestAutomation, NPCScan, oRA3, Panda, Postal, RatingBuster, ReforgeListe, SavedInstances, SellJunk, Skada, TellMeWhen, TradeSkillMaster, WeakAuras, WIM

Do you prefer using a minion or using the Grimoire of Sacrifice? Minion! As Demo, the best choice is Grimoire of Service because your output (and minion’s output) is directly buffed by mastery.

Which is your favorite demon to command and why? Felguard, I randomized his name a couple times and got a name that was partially the name of a PVP rogue who used to play on the same server as me. I met him once at a Blizzcon so I have that special feeling that when I send the felguard into battle it’s the rogue who’s doing the damage.

Do you use any macros and if so which one? I use the TSM auction scroll wheel macro and GoGo macro which randomizes pets out for me

Your most (favorite / embarrassing / funny / proud / memorable) moment while playing your warlock was? (Feel free to use more than one) I think my most embarrassing moment is when we downed Deathwing for the first time in my guild and when people asked me why I was doing so much less DPS I noticed that I had gone through the entire 17 minute fight with a Kalu’ak Fishing pole equipped

What flavor are your warlock cookies (examples: Chocolate Chip, Carmel, Salty QQ Mage Tears, Spicy Hawtness)? Tears from the encapsulated souls of (Stormwind/Ogrimmar) orphans.

What is your favorite dungeon or PvP battleground and why? Can I go with None of the above? I used to be big into PVP in BC, but I joined a raiding team and didn’t have the time to learn all the new battlegrounds and their metagame strategies so I stopped doing PVP. I’ll occasionally do it when it’s part of something else (Legendary quest line, Children’s Week, etc) but not willingly.

Who is your favorite raid boss and why? Currator in Karazhan. When I first started being a PUG raider, I got into a weekly Karazhan raid and I was fairly decked in PVP gear at the time so was a natural choice for the Currator offtank (as I had almost as much HP as the plate tank).

What is your least favorite spell and why? Ritual of Summoning. It encourages players to be lazy. "Oh, I’ve been on and pissing around for 1 hour already, and now I’m late for raid. Summon me". I hauled my ass out to the raid instance and was ready before the raid time

If you could make up and give your warlock any title you wanted, what would it be? (examples: The Heartbreaker, Purveyor of Pain, The Uncaring, the Unforgiving) Specialized titles for each spec. "Death of a Thousand Cuts" (Affliction), "Liegelord of the Legion" (Demonology), "Pyromancer of the Nine Hells" (Destro) to be taken away once you are not playing that spec actively

What do you like most about playing a warlock? It combines the pet management of a hunter with the fun of being a pure caster

If you could add, change or remove anything with regards to the warlock class what would it be? Give us a patch where we can do a 1 button wonder like the other pure DPS classes have gotten

Do you have any tips you can offer for newer warlock players, or to those who are new to your specialization? Be Evil!

How can readers get in touch with you? http://fel-tron.com show@fel-tron.com or @hasteur on twitter.

  1. Elkagorasa says:

    Thanks Amijade. I look forward to reading about more warlocks out there.. I’m adding Hasteur’s blog to my lock list. Replace some of the recent lock bloggers that have dropped offline.

  2. I always learn something new whenever I read this blog. Great post!

  3. Legolene says:

    Thanks for an awesome post, I’m currently leveling my first Warlock (Destro/Demo), and this has really helped me to clarify some points I was wondering about! Plus – cheers for the question about addons – I’m always on the lookout for something new that can help me TO DOMINATE. :)

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