Destruction Warlock Class Overview
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.
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.
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.
Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational
Chaotic Skyflare Diamond
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
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.
Boss mods for all raid bosses.
A must have addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. A complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools.
OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown.
Omen is one of the most popular threat meters.
A must have addon.
Tool for helping Healer to their work. Highly customizable tool for faster and more efficient healing.
The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced.