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Melee warlock

Post by Algeri420 » Sat Sep 23, 2023 5:29 pm

Hello everyone
Is there any way to play as melee warlock? I know about firestone and it would be cool if it was good as normal dps warlock

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Post by Aldis » Sat Sep 23, 2023 6:11 pm

Addict !!!!

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Post by Imonobor » Sat Sep 23, 2023 6:21 pm

It would be pretty sick to have a hexblade warlock spec that could proc insta shadowbolts with melee attacks and whatnot. Probably not happening though. :/
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Post by Manletow » Sat Sep 23, 2023 9:13 pm

I think the firestone was intended as a 'finisher'. Like if a Lock (uses any pet other than voiwalker) takes aggro from a mob. The mob will get in locks face at which point lock finishes it off with firestoned melee attacks + DOT damage.

Wanding is better but if you want to meme with firestone i suppose its an lulzy option.
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Post by Bigsmerf » Sun Sep 24, 2023 1:42 am

I forget what level firestone was, but I kinda wanna try using it when I get it just for the meme on my lock.
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Post by Krokzogg » Sun Sep 24, 2023 12:35 pm

Firestone was not a "finisher." The developers wanted to make a replacement for the magic wand, but for close combat. And something didn’t work out for them. Here's a video to prove it:

I tried different builds and weapons for the melee warlock. The damage is comparable to a wand at the initial levels. Then there are a lot of misses and glancing blows.

In any case, Shadow Oil's trigger rate and damage are better than Firestone's. I would also like to play as a melee warlock, at least while leveling up. For example, if the damage and procs of Firestone would be like Shadow Oil or the chance to hit like wands.

I don't understand melee warlock opponents. This will be just an alternative to wand. A wand is often used when leveling. So why not give warlocks an alternative in the form of a sword or dagger? There will be more variety.

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Post by Augustfenix85 » Tue Nov 21, 2023 4:35 am

There are also not a full set, but a number of cloth items with Strength on them surprisingly.
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Post by Silverleafeon » Tue Nov 21, 2023 4:52 pm

A melee Warlock would more than likely be my new favorite class. Seems like a perfectly viable concept. I'd imagine it could be something like Turtle Wow's version of a Demon Hunter.

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Post by Bigsmerf » Tue Nov 21, 2023 5:03 pm

Kinda got distracted from my lock, and I'm now playing a shadow priest. Hopefully I'll pick the lock back up soon though. Can't wait to try this.
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