couple of things first: i dont queue 3s in this current meta, my experience is 2.2k in 2s and 2.1 k in 3s, im currently 25% versa.
I’m having hard time enjoying arena atm, and its not because every matchup is mage/holypala/ret/arms/WW, but simply because affli is not fun to play atm.
I’ve been doing some 2s with a disc friend (bis setup i know), mainly for the lols and gear, however, i often find myself spending 90% of these arena games trying to survive, where as the zugzug melee coming at me is trying to get a kill. Affli feel soooo dampen atm, and im sure lock is gonna benefit from this in later seasons or when people get more gear.
I often find myself on top of the scoreboard when the game ends, but im asking myself: uhhm, where is that dmg? because the other team has been full health the entire game and the healer ended the match on full mana. sure, we do have some burst. if both targets are fully dotted with soul rot on both of them, and they are standing right in front of me allowing me to spend 5 shards on malefic rapture, but it’s not very often that happens.
and surviving vs melee teams cant be a struggle. It’s a fact that lock have great mobility atm, and with good reasons. as soon as a melee breathes on me its an instant defensive. its unforgiving to make mistakes vs melee as affli atm. is the warrior gonna charge? better have a way out of that. is he gonna leap? better have a way out of that, and i love it! it feels rewarding and fun when you end an arena game after 3 minutes and the melee has barely touched you yet, but as soon as i make a mistake im either dead or my healer is OOM after spamming heals for 20 secs straight. i feel like certain other classes can get away with making mistakes quite easy, and its no longer fun when you’re requiered to play out of your mind as a lock VS certain classes, but the opponent could afk for 3 mins while laughing at you, and still win the game.
I’m not sure what would fix affli atm, because its not in a great spot, but it needs something changed, because we have no way of competing in the current meta, unless you’re chanimal.
Sorry for scuffed english.