Unleashing the Warlock Within: Rewt

Posted: April 17, 2013 in Unleashing the Warlock Within

Howdy All,

Busy week has been busy! I hope you’re all doing well and that the RNG gods have been kind to you. So there is this guy named Kanrethad Ebonlocke? Have you heard of him? I sure have. He’s my new nemesis like I’m sure he might be for many of you as well. You gotta love to hate that guy! What a true ‘lock he is in so many ways. It seems like he likes to play around with all three specs at once. Don’t ya love that? He mixes and matches all three specializations of talents and skills. Yep, if you’re working on him I feel your pain. Derpy me is doing the fight as Affliction and I’m refraining from any help. The lowest I got him was 18% at this point. I just gotta figure out one more trick he’s got that seems to be of the RNG persuasion. Yes, I know I should be doing it as Destro…I’ve been told that by a few people. Maybe I’ll try him as Destruction on my Ally lock just to see the difference in tackling the mechanics.

 

I’m actually thinking of writing a post about my chronicles yet I’m sure there’s a ton of sites and videos on how to defeat him already. I want to do something fun about him, because fighting this guy is glorious and maddening at the same time. Kanrethad’s up there with the Lich King in my book when it comes to brutal fights. I can see why people are screaming nerf him, but I can only hope they don’t even consider it. With enough gear people will lay him waste in no time and they’ll only have to deal with the mechanics. From what I can tell the fight really is all about mechanics. It’s definitely spit second and spot on mechanics, but mechanics just the same.

 

I present to you Rewt!

Ha! Like Rewt needs an explanation of who he is right? Well if you don’t know, I met Rewt over a year ago from none other than @Demonicric. Rewt is one of the two Co-hosts of The Hearthcast Podcast. Rewt used to be Demonology to the core, but lately he’s showing his Destructive side. The locals in my area have a saying. If people tolerate you then they say, “You’re nice.” If they really like you then they say, “You’re just like family.” Well, I can easily say that after talking and chatting it up with Rewt that to me, he’s just like family. Both he and Freckleface are wonderful people and I’m better from having met them, plus he’s a warlock to boot! Although, I still think Rewt cheated on that last Hearthcast AoE contest I did with them :P It was that or just a really lucky proc on his end.

 

Warlock Name: Rewt

Server: Deathwing

Guild Name: Horderlies

How long have you been a warlock? 6 years.

What specs are you currently running? Demonology/Destruction

What’s your favorite specialization and what do find the most appealing about that playstyle? I tend to gravitate to whatever my guild needs. As a member of the raid team, I tend to go with the highest DPS output in game, according to sites like Noxxic. Right now, it’s Destruction.

What’s your favorite spell and why? Eye Of Kilgrog. It’s highly undervalued. Right now, I’m using it to peek into tents on Isle Of Thunder to check for Treasure Boxes. If you’re running solo, pick a "safe spot", launch your seeing-eye-ball, and see if the trip in is worth your time.

What addons do you currently use besides the basic DBM and Recount? I use tinydps instead of recount. I’m a huge advocate of TellMeWhen, and TidyPlates/ThreatPlates. Out of Combat, BankStack is a must. NPCScan and NPCScan_overlay

Do you prefer using a minion or using the Grimoire of Sacrifice? It depends on the DPS buff, and situation. At present, I’ve got Grimoire of Supremacy for my minions.

Which is your favorite demon to command and why? Situational again, and again I’ll defer to the DPS output. In raid, Observer. Out of raid, in high aggro areas, my voidwalker. In high gank areas (I play on a pvp server) I keep the sheeva out for her mesmerizing abilities.

Do you use any macros and if so which one? I have many. I use a mouseover macro for havoc, a macro for my soulstone, several for "high priority" targeting/focusing situations.

Your most (favorite / embarrassing / funny / proud / memorable) moment while playing your warlock was? (Feel free to use more than one) So many to choose from! I’ll go with the "last man standing" moments – I’ve now had 4, when it’s just you left, against the boss, dot them up, kite them around, and get the cheers of your loving team mates.

What flavor are your warlock cookies (examples: Chocolate Chip, Carmel, Salty QQ Mage Tears, Spicy Hawtness)? Didn’t know he had any.

What is your favorite dungeon or PvP battleground and why? Any dungeon where a warlock ability helps out. Banishing demons, fearing someone in place, seducing them… or now using our warlock tunnels to move the group through areas. It’s all fun.

Who is your favorite raid boss and why? I’ve only been raiding since Cataclysm, although I have gone back and done others with OpenRaid. Presently, I don’t really have a favorite.

What is your least favorite spell and why? That one that makes us run fast and die. Why the heck is that good?

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) DeathMaster

What do you like most about playing a warlock? It’s not the easiest class to master. It’s always evolving, and swapping specs out during a raid is actually a good thing.

If you could add, change or remove anything with regards to the warlock class what would it be? Reduce the number of people it takes for us to summon. Allow us to summon corpses to us – useful for healers to rez.

Do you have any tips you can offer for newer warlock players, or to those who are new to your specialization? We may not always top the DPS charts, but when we do, we make sure the mages know.

How can readers get in touch with you? Google "hearthcast" or follow here at The Hearthcast Podcast, and @hearthcastrewt

 

 

Fundraiser for helping Demonicric to see again ends May 9th

Besides wanting to highlight Rewt for this post, it’s also a good time for me to reminder everyone that there is still time to make a donation for helping @Demonicric have the chance to see again, and to make sure to do so in less than three weeks because the deadline is May 9th. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for him. All of the info on his fundraiser is —->HERE<—-.

So it seems everyone really likes this idea of the warlock questionnaire. I’ve gotten a good response from the folks I’ve contacted, and I also have another small list I’m in the process of contacting as well. This weekend, I hope to get a regular post up as well. Until then, have a great week everyone and if you want to give Rewt a holler either over at the Hearthcast Podcast Website or on Twitter, I’m sure he’d love it.

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Comments
  1. “That one that makes us run fast and die. Why the heck is that good?”

    Because you get There sooner, even if you fall dead on the spot.

  2. Mooftak says:

    Pretty entertaining. I’m downloading a couple eps of Hearthstone now. Thanks for the expanding of my universe :)

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