… So, I’m hungry.
Lest you think I’m spending all my time on my warrior, I thought I’d drop in to say Jayne just hit 69. Most of this insane progress I have to attribute to my TSA/BM 21/40/0 spec. As soon as he was able to land growls on mobs, he’s been able to hold agro thanks to TSA blowing the growl threshold away. I don’t think I’ll be able to finish the review, should the change go through before I finish.
On the other hand, I’m finding this makes actually testing the pets very difficult. I get used to playing one way while leveling, and then things change drastically when I respec back to 41/20/0. I’m not sure which would be worse: hating the pet for 10 levels or enjoying it for 10 levels and hating it during testing.
Either way, I’m going to be sad to see it go. I know there’s skeptics out there, but I’ve stopped arguing. It works for me. Really, really works. If it doesn’t for you, I have no idea why.
I also wanted to comment on grinding areas. I heard great things about Firewing point, and I think I have to agree that its the best place to go if your pet can’t hold agro or take a hit. However, once you get to 66/67 or so, I recommend Legion Hold in SMV. There are 3 groups of 4 warlocks at the top, and it seems like the server requires 3-4 of them to be up at all times. The 2 cautions are you have to be prepared for chain pulls and there’s a level 69 elite.
Train in some pet resistances and avoidance. Just make sure to clear one of the 3 tower areas to prevent adds and move your pet out of the elite’s AoE when it comes, and you should be fine. I was able to kill him with Jayne at 65 with some kiting around a tower at the end. If you don’t think you can handle it, you can avoid him pretty easily, but it will slow you down a bit. The trouble is worth it. You’re not only getting more exp per kill, but some great aldor rep drops to sell. I ended up with a level for Jayne, 4 Fel Armaments and 31 Marks of Sargeras along with 5 greens and some vendor trash worth a few more g in just an hour or so.