PVE Destruction Warlock Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Destruction Warlock Class Overview

PVE Destruction Warlock Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to my Destruction 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.

Destruction Warlock is the simplest of all Warlock specs. Small rotation, not gear dependant, overall easy to play, while having good single-target damage.

Talent Tree

There are two main specs for Destruction Warlock. The first one is better, when you can just stand still and use your spells. Soul Leech and Improved Soul Leech will allow you to be full health and mana all the time. You won’t be using Life Tap and will be able to concentrate on dealing damage.

PVE Destruction Warlock Max DPS Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

The second build is more for a dynamic fight, where you have to move constantly. Here we don’t take Soul Leech and Improved Soul Leech, because Unholy Power is considered to be more profitable in this situation. This build is for fights where you can use Life Tap without losing DPS, because you will have to move anyway.

PVE Destruction Warlock Dynamic Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Conflagrate
Glyph of Immolate
Glyph of Incinerate


Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational

Chaotic Skyflare Diamond

Put 2 Purified Dreadstone to make the Meta gem work.
Rest is filled with Runed Cardinal Ruby

Potent Ametrine

Runed Cardinal Ruby


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

Two-handed – Greater Spellpower
One-handed – Mighty Spellpower or Black Magic

Gameplay & Rotations

Curse of the Elements or Curse of Doom is on the target all the time
If you have an Unholy Death Knight or Moonkin Druid in your raid then use Curse of Doom, otherwise your usual
choice is Curse of the Elements
Immolate and Corruption is on the target all the time
Chaos Bolt is you primary spell after that
Incinerate and Conflagrate are used on cooldown.

You pet of choice is Imp. He deals the most damage with this spec and we have Empowered Imp, which gives us a 100% critical after the imp deals one.


Addons play quite a big role in World of Warcraft and should be used by everyone. The question is, what addons do YOU need? Truth is, every player decides for himself what addons does he need or want. Now, there is a list of must-have addons, without them - you won't be taken seriously, or your game will be much more complicated.

Check out our Addons Page which will provide you with download links and configuration information. Addon version is correct for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a.

PVE Destruction Warlock Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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