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.
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.