At current tuning (which yes, yes, we all know, it’s literally first week of beta, calm down) it’s literally Not Necessary to cast Chaos Bolt to max out DPS.
The obvious solution is to buff CB over the equivalent values of (Rain of Fire + Incinerate). Kalamazi does the napkin math in the video.
So essentially, Warlocks have a currently-superior Fire Warlock build.
Is this good or bad? Is this a valid spicy choice or cursed design fail?
I am a filthy casual and the last time I was a Cool Kid was Cata but IMHO as a 10 year warlock (if that has any value) I think this is bad.
On the first Shivarra hand, under no circumstance should our damage be such that Chaos Bolt is not necessary. On the other Shivarra hand I think it’s good more of our damage is no longer tied to Chaos Bolt and Infernal CD, which is what everyone basically agreed needed to happen, from Elites to Casuals. On my Shivarra’s third hand, a CB buff will lead to many a nerd REE-ing into the Maw. On my Shivarra’s fourth hand, maybe there’s an indirect solution that isn’t “nerf x, buff y”?