Yes, its a serious question.
As far as i understand it, my basic rotation should be to keep up corruption, agony, and preferably UA on all 3.
My burst should be dark soul > singularity > darkglaire > rapid contagion > malefic rapture spam or big suck if i have it.
What i dont understand is howwwww
It seems like every game, by the time i have my port down, melee drones are smacking me, if they didn’t kick me on my gate in the first place. By the time i even get out a few globals for instant dots, im half hp. I end up needing to blow dark pact immediately. gating out, porting back, using coil to set up a fear just to create a chance for a UA or two.
i feel like i create zero pressure outside of major CDs which i know affliction is capable of. I know im doing something wrong, i just dont know what about my approach needs to change, but i shouldn’t be even with other dps in an arena, i should be top of the scoreboard every game. Not that scoreboard is the only important thing but i can tell im not doing meaningful damage.
Any locks have advice? i love this spec but if it’s that difficult to do damage i’ll just shelf the whole class. dont enjoy destro or demo nearly as much.
and i know im doing something wrong here, because when i fight affliction locks, even on counter classes and get beat, their damage feels unreal. I know its possible, just dont know how i can learn to be better than the zug zugs
**edit just going to add, i know my gear is crap, but i should still be able to do damage having double leggos and my 2pc