Scourge Warlock Currently in Sparkling Form

The Scourge Warlock class is still a work in progress after the massive balance changes introduced in Storm Kings thunder. Patch NW.65.20160801C.21 did fix the bug of the daily Burrowed Time not working, but introduced another one affecting the Soul Sparks. Soulbinders can currently unintentionally stack them past 30. A dev confirmed the bug on the forum and posted a detailed explanation as well.

This is clearly unintentional, and we have another internal fix that will address the stacking issue. Some info on what is happening here:

Soul Sparks are set to have a cap of 30, but the power is built to be applied from the character’s target, rather than by the character itself, causing it to follow different stacking rules. Because of this, warlocks are building up to 30 stacks per enemy, which compounds to the eventual hundreds of stacks players are seeing over multiple enemy pulls. The fix going in will cause Soul Sparks to cap at 30 stacks regardless of their source. This was admittedly an oversight on our behalf, but know that this is a fix of highest priority that will go out with the next possible build.

Thanks again for the continued prompt feedback, and I’ll be doing my best to return the responsiveness on issues such as these.dreadnaught

With the the proper build, Sparks give Deflect, Healing and damage increase, so this is kind of a big issue. In the midst of the solo queue PVP test it’s bad timing. The game mode doesn’t need yet another game-breaking bug and mechanic that spoils the fun for everyone. Unfortunately the issue will probably not be fixed before the next scheduled maintenance on Thursday. Hence players will have to live with the issue throughout the week.

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5 thoughts on “Scourge Warlock Currently in Sparkling Form

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    September 13, 2016 at 11:20 pm
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    Just a note : All true PVP SWs stayed on Hellbringer path and didnt exploit the bug. As a friend of Pink Panther and fellow PVP SW, i think that he did that video to test the bug and changed to HB afterwards.

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      September 14, 2016 at 3:52 am
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      I met him in PvP and he was SB, and im not on vid. Guess he had big fun spamming Immolation Spirits around and clearing nodes. You just defend your friend, thats all.

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      September 14, 2016 at 4:47 am
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      Hey! He/She posted the video on our message board to raise awareness. This wasn’t meant to call anybody out.

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    September 14, 2016 at 2:31 am
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    Thanks for posting my video, I’m flattered. I’ve been SB for 2-3 matches after I first found the bug on PTR and to record how is it. PavlosT is right despite the sparks bug I prefer HB offensive playstyle so yeah I respec HB afterwards.

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    September 19, 2016 at 9:01 am
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    Apparently there is still an issue:

    https://goo.gl/xZQiA9

    @dreadnaught
    @dreadnaught8525
    When the soulspark stacking was fixed with latest patch, the offhand feat for borrowed time got broken (no longer gives the deflect for soulsparks). Please fix this, thanks.

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