Player perspective, Warcraft Warlocks, Warcraft Writing

Correction: Fourth Velf Lock is the Charm

When I made my male void elf warlock named Sebastyien for the third time, I thought he’d be the velf lock I’d level up eventually. As it turns out, I was wrong. While I love Seb and don’t plan on getting rid of him, the girl power vibes I got from playing my belf lock Srixi were something I wanted to continue on the alliance side. Thus, Sylock was created.

While playing Srixi (formerly Salxi) will always remind me of how I leveled her up through Forsaken lands, Sylock is a different story. I leveled Sylock up the first 60 levels through dwarven lands and during the Brewfest event. Whenever I play her I’ll always remember the troll fighting, ram racing, brew advertising, pretzel hat, and Brewfest garb that she experienced while leveling.

I’ll remember how she reminded me how less than exciting affliction is in the lower levels and how much Srixi had at max level that Sylock obviously lacked starting out. I switched Sylock to destruction spec for a bit more oomph at the lower levels and am still in that spec because I’ve grown rather fond of it. I still think affliction will work best for me in raid, but Sylock is a long way from raiding.

Although I do have the dwarven ram mounts, I much preferred having Sylock ride the Umber Ruinstrider I bought on my belf pally who has exalted rep with the right faction. I really must buy all the colors someday, but this color went well with a void elf I think. I really wish talbuk-style mounts could fly!

I reached level 60 on Sylock last night, got flying, and took her to Howling Fjord in Northrend. I’ll mostly be leveling her through dungeons and doing filler quests in between. When she’s ready of Cataclysm, I’ll be taking her through Twilight Highlands so she can be among dwarves again. I’ve chosen the Horseman’s mount as her flying mount because right now I think it suits her better than the warlock class mount.

I don’t think I’ll be changing Sylock’s appearance much in Shadowlands, which is another reason playing her really appeals right now. She’s all set and good to go while I’m sitting on my hands waiting to be able to transform my veteran characters with fresh looks. I did play around with her appearance on PTR to make her look a bit more like Betsy Braddock aka Psylocke from X-Men, with non-purple skin and blue eyes.

But I really just prefer her as she is now. I love her purple skin and the void tendrils in her hair. In fact, I wish there were more void tendrils around the front of her hair. Wouldn’t that be a fun customization? More tendrils!

I don’t know if I’ll get Sylock to max level before pre-patch or not, but I’m going to try. Of course, if pre-patch comes out by surprise tomorrow on September 29th, then I obviously won’t, but I’ll do my best to get her max level before Shadowlands launches. I see great things in the future for Sylock and maybe someday she’ll even be raiding with an Alliance version of the Strawberry group!

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