Demonology Warlock Guide – Legion 7.3.2
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Macros & Addons
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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 %.
Special Class Hall Rewards
Warlocks are on the
Conqueror Tier Token
, sharing tier tokens with
Tier 19 set:
Two piece bonus:
Doom has a 50% chance to generate an additional Soul Shard.
Four piece bonus:
Dreadstalkers last 2.5 sec longer.
Tier 20 set:
Two piece bonus:
Shadow Bolt and Demonwrath have a 20% chance to reset the cooldown of Call Dreadstalkers.
Four piece bonus:
When you cast Call Dreadstalkers, you gain 10% Haste for 5 sec.
Tier 21 set:
Two piece bonus:
Each Soul Shard spent on Hand of Gul'dan increases the damage dealt by your next Call Dreadstalkers by 4%.
Four piece bonus:
When you cast Demonic Empowerment, your Dreadstalkers will immediately use Dreadbite again at 50% increased damage.
This can only occur once per cast of Call Dreadstalkers.
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
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What makes Demonology Warlock Special
: Demons are leeches of the living universe by their very own nature. The Demonology Warlock mastered harnessing the power of these malefic beings for his or her own advantage in the field of battle. Warlocks harvest the souls of their enemies, and those specialized in the ways of demonology use this life essence to tap into the void and pull all manner of abominating creatures from the chaos of the Twisting Nether. While this practice is often considered by outsiders to be reckless, the demonologist maintains absolute control over his summoned Demons, empowered and beholden to the will of the Warlock.
: Demonology Warlocks consume Mana to generate Soul Shards, used to unleash powerful demons on their foes.
: Warlocks can harden their skin with
, to reduce damage taken. They can also create defensive shields with
, and sacrifice their demon's health for a big shield via
is baseline for all Warlocks. They can also talent into
, a sprint that increases their movement speed at the cost of their own life, and
, allowing them to set up a circle and later on port back to it.
: Warlocks can unleash powerful demons with
. They can also empower their damage for a short duration with
: Before the Eredar served the titan Sargeras, one of their greatest leaders,
, had unprecendented skill with summoning and binding magics. Driven by ambition, as they all are, he reached into the Void and was answered with knowledge of dark creatures unlike any seen by the Eredar before. His apprentice,
, discovered his master's dark pact with the Void and revealed to
's fellow rulers, who stroke him down. After
was defeated, they had his skull gilded into the
, and placed on display as a warning against those who dare to tap into the Void.
: Intellect Cloth
: Specializes in single target damage.
Warlocks have their own mounts, the
They can also embark on an epic journey to obtain the
and imbue all their fire spells with
Fel Green Fire
They're also the only class capable of summoning other players without the help of a summoning stone, via
Changes from 7.2.5 to 7.3
now heals for 25% of the user's health, regardless of level.
Changes from 7.2 to 7.2.5
damage was buffed by 180%.
was changed to increase the damage of your pet by 2.5% (down from 5%) when
re-tuned to 8% damage increase per trait, down from 10%.
damage bonus decreased from 20% down to 10%.
changed to have Dreadstalkers last 2.5 sec longer instead of 4 sec.
are the new T20 set bonuses.
has been changed once again to last 12 sec base (down from 15 sec) and increase duration per target afflicted by
4 sec (up from 2 sec) up to a maximum of 36 sec (up from 35 sec).
are two new glyphs interacting with our Soul Shards.
Two new Legendary items will be obtainable:
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.
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