PVE AOE DOT/curse mechanic
First thing, thank you Ascension team for your work on this mod! I only just started playing but have already talked 4 others into playing & supporting. We've all been away from wow since 2019 & this mod has us back to the ol grind!
I've always really wanted to play a sort of D2 Curse Support Necro on wow; a mystic enchant, spell or talent to turn my instant cast periodic spells or more importantly, curses (sw:p, corruption, agony, elements, weakness, tongues) into AOEs would be such a satisfying play loop upgrade from tab cycling (whether as a full dps or a support).
Channeled like a blizzard, casted like a flameblast, contagious spread from target to target per tick, or more options like the mystic enchant Pestilence, anything! An aoe/single caster stance similar to the Munitions Expert enchant or an activated tertiary ability akin to POM to make the next handful of casts AOE. Could be different per ability.. mass dispel proccing pain on targets, a per tick contagious corruption, aimed aoe curses, or dropping a shadow totem that spams the tab cycle while I do other stuff would be rly neat. I'm just spit balling, hope this gets read by the people who make all the dope shit happen.
TL;DR basically not having Soul Swap or AOE dots is rough.
My char fantasy is being able to quickly dot/curse packs & utilize aoe support on my team with totems, auras & big cd buffs--just sounds so fun! Like a real troll voodoo hexer, the traditional niche a d&d bard fills, indirectly supporting with many mob debuffs & stacking powerful team buffs.
Keep the content coming, love you.
I can only agree.
Being a fan of DoT management I wanted to experiment a cross affliction/shadow build only to realize that there is little to no viable options for spreading DoTs on trash packs, which is a big part of the content.
Beside the Pestilence RE which is not very practical just to spead one DoT, there's also a huge issue in the affliction talent tree.
Contagion is supposed to spread Corruption on its last tick with the help of Drain Soul, however Everlasting Affliction (which can't be overlook) makes Drain Soul reset the timer of Corruption. These two talents are literally working against each other.
And that's once again just to spread one DoT ~
A personal suggestion would be a RE or talent that spreads warlock DoTs from Seed of Corruption targets, and later do the same for Shadow priest DoTs when Mind Sear will be available. It could also be a Mystic Enchant working like the Tainted Swipe RE
Obviously if this mechanic gets out of control (possibly in PvP), spreaded DoTs could just be weaker versions of the ones present on patient zero.