Okay, so, I have my orc warlock started up on Wyrmrest, name of Radaga. I’ve two questions:
One - should I have her dress and act shamanic but never declare herself one outright so she doesn’t get BAAAWWW NO UR NOT from real shamans who feel spirits and can go ‘hahaha nope’ and kill her? Like, just let people assume she is, and tell them ‘I never said, you just believed’ when they get up in her face? ‘Cause I’m just thinking that’d be fun.
2) Practical question - I started into affliction, but based on the fact she’s going to be hiding the ‘lock thing, would destro be better? Also, would destro just plain be better? Burninating!
Question the First:
If that’s the direction you want to go, I say go for it.
You could also, alternately, simply have her as a student of Shamanism.
She doesn’t have to be good at it, she just has to wave her hands and pretend like she’s trying to learn from the other Shaman. Of course, that presumes that other Shaman won’t just sense her fel-taint outright. I assume there’s some way for Warlocks to hide that, or else no ‘hidden Warlock’ would stay hidden for very long.
Question the Second:
Honestly, I think it entirely depends on her personality.
Does she like hurting things? Making people and creatures sick and debilitated? If so, Affliction is definitely the way to go. Similarly, if she likes to explode things and set things on fire, Destruction would better suit her.
Alternately, you could go Demonology if she’s the kind of ‘hidden Warlock’ who is always trying to stuff an Imp into her robes. “SHHH JUST BE QUIET.”