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Supremacy or Synergy?

A question I seem to be getting a lot is on the subject of the level 75 talents. Which is better, Grimoire of Supremacy or Grimoire of Synergy? Well, the simple answer is SYNERGY. I’m also curious as to why you’re discounting Grimoire of Service, as that’s better than Supremacy in most situations too!

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Single Target + Demonic Servitude

For single target, Grimoire of Service coupled with Demonic Servitude is the best setup. Use the Doomguard as your pet, and every 2 minutes use the Grimoire of Service: Doomguard cooldown to summon a second one.

Grimoire of Supremacy is the second best when taken with Demonic Servitude. Terrorguard as your pet, and no cooldowns to have to play with.

Single Target + Demonbolt

Service is again the best option here, but in second place is Grimoire of Synergy. Synergy, however, requires you to have good RNG luck and the ability to take full advantage of the proc. Service and Supremacy are easier to deal with, and Service is higher DPS anyway.

Demonbolt is slightly lower in DPS than Demonic Servitude as of 6.1 though.

Single Target + Cataclysm

Again, Service and Synergy are the top two. When Synergy pops, use Cataclysm for a superpowered nuke!

Demonbolt and Cataclysm are almost identical in DPS. They pale compared to Demonic Servitude in single target.

Cleave (2 targets) + Cataclysm

Cataclysm is the top cleave talent, and Synergy works best with it. Again, Synergy procs, blow things up.

Service is the second best talent, and operates independent of Cataclysm. Use both on cooldown whenever you can.

Cleave + Demonbolt

We’re back to Service being on top again, followed by Synergy.

Cleave + Demonic Servitude

It’s Service and Supremacy here.

4+ Targets + Cataclysm

I’ll be honest, in an AoE situation, you do NOT want to be taking anything OTHER than Cataclysm, as it completely eclipses the other talents.

Synergy comes out on top here, provided you have good RNG. Synergy does require you to be pretty good at tracking and using procs, and cooldown stack.

Grimoire of Supremacy is the second best talent here, and may provide higher DPS than Synergy if you have bad RNG with procs.

Conclusions

I’ve said what the best talents for each situation are, but with the exception of AoE (where you take definitely Cataclysm), you can take Grimoire of Service, Supremacy OR Synergy and do great numbers. Though each situation may well have a setup that yields higher DPS, the DPS yield between each setup is only marginally different, so it comes to that old adage of play whatever you think is the most fun, whatever you’re most comfortable with. Talents are balanced very evenly in 6.1 until you get to an AoE situation, where Cataclysm pulls ahead massively.

But if you absolutely must squeeze out every inch of DPS, here’s those “best” talent setups:

Single Target: Grimoire of Service, Archimonde’s Darkness, Demonic Servitude.

Cleave: Grimoire of Synergy, Archimonde’s Darkness, Cataclysm.

AoE: Grimoire of Synergy, Archimonde’s Darkness, Cataclysm.

Warlocks of Draenor: Grimoire of Synergy

So I wake up this morning with the full intention of taking advantage of server reset, and working on getting the Titan Runestones on my shaman. I have none so far, but then I did Secrets of the Empire in like 2 weeks so I can’t complain.

While I was asleep, however, patch notes were released, and they contain a very interesting change for Demonology warlocks! It’s not yet implemented on beta so I can’t mess around with it, but here’s the general gist.

Demonology is a spec that focuses around having stronger demons. Your mastery stat increases your demons’ strength, as well as your demonic form. A talent like Grimoire of Sacrifice, which kills your demon to increase your strength, didn’t really fit with the whole ethos of a Demonology warlock, so the team set about reworking it.

They had originally toyed with it Grimoire of Sacrifice being a sacrifice of YOUR strength to power your pet for Demonology only, in that your critical strike would be halved, and your active demon’s critical strike would be doubled, and also with it being a temporary cooldown, but in the end decided to replace it with a brand shiny new Demonology-only talent!

Grimoire of Synergy: When the warlock or their demon deals damage, there is a chance to trigger Demonic Synergy, granting the other one 15% increased damage for  15 seconds.

So basically, you and your pet can trigger this proc with your attacks. Your pet can trigger this proc on you, and you trigger it on your pet. We don’t know how often it will proc, though I’d take a wild stab in the dark at 10%. Do your wild imps trigger this on you? Or would they trigger it on your demon? Or each-other? If your demon triggers this buff on you, does it also power up your imps/guardian cooldowns? After all their stats are affected by yours.

I AM BOUND TO SERVE!

I AM BOUND TO SERVE!

Thankfully, when it finally comes to beta, Arax’arad and I will be there to test it!

That would be Fel Synergy. And personally, I like the name. Fits the theme of the row (Grimoire of…) and describes the effect perfectly!

In other news:

  • The animation for Incinerate has changed! It seems wildly unpopular.
  • Infernals and Abyssals summoned through Demonic Servitude stop their pulsing AoE when out of combat.
  • Fel Flame is still gone.
  • Health Funnel is removed from Destruction. Presumably because with Soul Leech, Soul Link and our HUGE damage numbers through Chaos Bolt, we don’t NEED Health Funnel anyway.
  • Garrisons are still fun.
  • You can solo anything in Cataclysm at level 100 with EASE, bar Warmaster Blackhorn (I keep falling through the floor, glitch?) and probably Spine of Deathwing (RNG, pshaw). Yes, even Conclave of Wind, Ultraxion, Majordomo Staghelm and Cho’gall become absolutely trivial. You’ll be able to farm those transmogrification pieces with absolute ease! Unless you want ones from the latter part of Dragon Soul. Have fun with THAT one.
  • LFR Stone Guard solo is pretty easy.

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Yes I was playing a warrior in that last picture. I wanted to test Gladiator stance. My point is, anything you can solo now, you will be able to solo in 6.0 so don’t worry about it!

Until next time, kids!

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