Demonology Warlock Overview
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You should play a Demonology Warlock if:
You enjoy dealing damage with your pets.
You enjoy a slightly more complex class.
You like to be owner of your personal demon army.
Changes from 7.1.5 to 7.2
Four new Artifact traits:
: Increases damage by 10% and Stamina by 10%,
: Increases the damage of your pet by 5%,
: Dreadbite increases damage taken from your Wild Imps' Fel Firebolt by 20% and
: Demonic Empowerment has a 50% chance to enrage Thal'kiel, causing each of your pets to deal (50% of Spell power) Shadow damage to its current target.
All traits with baseline 3/3 are given a new 4th trait;
Changes from 7.1 to 7.1.5
duration increased to 15 minutes (was 6 minutes).
damage increased by 20%.
healing is now 20% of maximum health (was 11%).
now always heals you, regardless of whether the target is affected by the Horror.
base duration is now 15 seconds and maximum duration is 35 seconds (was 10 seconds and 30 seconds).
bonus is now 25% (was 35%).
damage bonus is now 18% (was 20%).
now additionally reduces Doom's duration by 3 seconds.
(Artifact Trait) is now triggered by
now has a 65% chance to activate (was 50%).
: For 25 seconds after casting Summon Doomguard or Summon Infernal, you and your minions deal 15% (was 30%) increased damage.
Changes from WoD to Legion
Legion brought many changes into the game, as well for Demonology Warlocks. Demonology is now a completely pet bases specialization with a handful of new abilities and some old ones that got reworked.
During combat, you concentrate on summoning pets and increasing their damage with
. Your most important combat abilities are the following:
is your new artifact ability that drains 8% health from all your pets and minions and deals equally much damage on the target.
summons 2 Dreadstalkers that fight 12 seconds for 2 Shards.
summons now 1 Imp for each Shard that you spend.
increases the health of your active demons by 50% and their haste by 20% for 12 seconds.
is castable while moving and brings your demons to crackle and deals around 6,000 damage in a 10 yards radius.
You keep some of your old abilities with minor changes:
Dark Soul got removed but instead Doomguards Cooldown is lowered to 3 minutes.
Your new resource are
(talent) replaces now
as Filler and deals 20% more damage for each pet you have active.
What makes Demonology Warlocks special
Demonology Warlocks are masters of legions of slave demons that do their bidding. They are unlike other pet classes in that they are constantly summoning and unleashing these demon pets for damage. Swarms of imps and manastalkers are their enslaved damage dealers.
While still using spells, these demons give the Demonology Warlock the feel of a true necromancer wizard.
Races that can play Warlocks: Worgen, Goblin, Blood Elf, Orc, Dwarf, Gnome, Human, Troll, Undead.
s can use daggers, one-handed swords, staves, and wands.
Iconic Demonology Warlock abilities:
also increases the damage of your demons by %.
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
I will list the best races below. From best to worst:
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