First off, Malefic Grasp may actually be better Single Target now (Yay).
No seriously, Malefic Grasp (MG) in this talent build was buffed by 60% (that’s insane). Also, Haunt’s damage bonus was buffed by 20%, Contagion was buffed by 6% (not a whole on the grand scale).
7.1.5 PTR talent cheat sheet, there are 2 builds I’ve found so far with MG.
Oh boy, this is a juicy tier of talents that it is. So let’s get into the meat of it, shall we?
Haunt has been buffed by 20% in this current build, which is very nice. What it does now, is a). increases your damage by 30% for 15 sec. If the target dies, the cooldown of Haunt is also reset. Writhe in Agony. Still, works the same. Malefic Grasp, however, was buffed to 80% (up from 20%). http://ptr.wowhead.com/spell=235155/malefic-grasp
NOTE! Grimoire of Service pets are getting buffed by 20%, this also applies to the 1.5 min cooldown!!
Also, I do not recommend taking Soul Conduit in any situation outside of 4+ targets (really 5 -6 is where SC starts being better, But that’s pretty much nonexistent). Overall you’ll still be taking Effigy 95% of the time solely for the increase to Soul Shard generation. Your pet of choice in 7.1.5 as affliction will be the felhunter (With go service as the grimoire talent choice).