Aff has far better self-healing capability than the other two specs though. Stopping everything to Drain Life puts you in a pretty bad spot as Destro and Demo, as you are dealing next to no damage. As Affliction, Drain Life deals more more damage, so it does more healing, and you have the luxury of being able to Drain Life while damage is going out due to the nature of DoTs.
There’s also ID - yeah, it’s not a talent or baked in passive, but it’s actually pretty much better than any talent we have except maybe Deathbolt.
I’m not saying the healing is perfectly tuned, but that’s considered to be one of Affliction’s defensive strengths over the other specs. Did we need Demon Armor? I dunno, we needed something for sure. But Affliction is still pretty lackluster in Arenas and nerfing Demon Armor didn’t do us any favors, but it got nerfed because of Destro. It’s the problem I foresaw with giving both specs the same exact version of a spell.
But what I was getting it is mostly that I don’t think slapping in more healing would be something to complain about, just that it wouldn’t really fix the spec in the way it needs to be fixed. So it’s not a bad suggestion but I just wish the devs would take the plunge and really try to fix Affliction’s mechanical issues. Maybe they are trying to, and that’s why we’re not seeing any changes but they aren’t offering any commentary on it, patch after patch, so who knows.
Yep… I think if they lowered the CD of Unending Resolve for Aff that could help matters a bit. It actually had a 1 min (I believe) CD for Destro in Legion from an artifact trait, and that was one of the strengths of Destro. I’d like to see them do something for Aff.
BTW I’m not saying your suggestion about leech is unwarranted or anything, I just gave my thoughts on it.