Ok, I know we have good dps, but there have been some instances where I've been almost equal if not beaten by a sk/coercer on dps. My warlock is 48, you can check the gear here: http://eq2players.station.sony.com/...erId=1428544120 I'm on a pvp server so I'm geared out pretty well. I also have all spells at least adept III or mastered. I use good food, even temp potions. I have MS and FC in AA atm. I like to think I know how to play the class well. I mean...theres not a whole lot to think about when casting spells in a group situation. Start with debuffs, then cast damage spells. Use encounter/aoe's when applicable, casting in time so that you always have a spell available...and so on... But I still struggle to beat coercers/sks on the parse. I don't really plan to raid, so I'm not really concerned about that end...I'm mainly concerned about pvp really. The fact that a coercer, who with all that dps has a ton of utility/CC, or an sk who gets to wear plate, has HT, lifetaps can put out as good as if not better dps than me, makes me scratch my head and wonder why I rolled this class.