Demonology Warlock Class Overview
Welcome to my Demonology Warlock DPS guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.
Demonology Warlock is always welcomed in every group due to his buffs and good burst damage capabilities. Cons of this spec would be only big threat generation and no cast pushback reduction while getting damage.
This build will give a 5% crit chance on the target. Additional spellpower bonus to the raid, which is a really nice amount. Considered to be the maximum dps spec for Demonology Warlocks.
Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational
Chaotic Skyflare Diamond
The perfect gem for us would be Runed Cardinal Ruby and you should try to use it in every Red slot possible.
Blue & Yellow:
If the socket bonus grants you 7 spell power or more, then use Purified Dreadstone and Reckless Ametrine in the yellow and blue sockets. But if the bonus gives you less than 7, or some other stat – then ignore the bonus and put Runed Cardinal Ruby.
To reach the Hit Cap you might want to use Veiled Ametrine.
Head – Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Storm
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Brilliant Spellthread
Boots – Icewalker
Gameplay & Rotations
Demonology Warlocks have a priority system, rather than a strict rotation of skills. You’ll get used to it after a while.
Life Tap – This spell triggers a buff of spell damage. It should be used all the time when the buff is about to wear off, or if you found yourself out of mana.
Shadow Bolt – Is used when the target doesn’t have Improved Shadow Bolt on it or to fill the time between cooldowns.
Immolate – Should be on the target all the time.
Soul Fire – Use it when Molten Core and Decimation are active. If two procs won’t come up, use it with just Decimation
Corruption – Should be on the target all the time
Incinerate – If two procs won’t come up, use it with just Molten Core
Metamorphosis – Use as often as possible. It is advisable, that you have it prepared when the Execution phase starts (that’s when the targets health is 35%).
Immolation Aura – Use it only when Metamorphosis is active. Worth using when some additional monsters start spawning.
It’s better to combine Trinket cooldown with Metamorphosis.
Demonic Empowerment – Is used on cooldown. To make it easier, I suggest making a macros for pet-spells that you use. The macros below will use Demonic Empowerment every time your pet casts a spell.
/cast [@pettarget,exists]Demonic Empowerment
/cast SPELL NAME
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