right now i'm going with aff biut i hear destro is better for raiding what do you think? please explain
he just hit lvl 80 yesterday so i know i need better gear.
I have no clue about locks, but according to wowpopular, destro is indeed prefered.
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Destro and Affliction are both very competitive in end game raiding as of now with affliction at a slight higher edge if you are witty enough to pull out the rotation. Demo is right behind these 2 but it might have caught up with recent buffs.
For doing heroic 5 mans affliction seems lower because stuff dies so fast that your dots dont roll to full potency. I would say destro is least taxing to play, well atleast to me, but pure DPS wise both Destro and affliction works well.
Actually in most gear setups right now Demo and Affliction are top DPS (I prefer Demo atm due to the sheer rDPS gain and the fact that's it's at the same DPS I'd get with affliction), with Destruction lagging behind. The only reason destruction is popular is because it's a 3-button rotation. (As opposed to, with cooldowns, the 9/10 buttons used by demo)