TBC Classic Demonology Warlock Guide

Introduction

    While usually seen as a leveling specialization, Demonology Warlocks can hold their own in early content thanks to the strength of their Felguard.

TBC Demonology Warlock Rotation

    The most important thing for Demonology Warlocks is keeping your summoned pet alive (Felguard or Succubus depending on build). If your pet is close to dying, it is best to dismiss it and resummon it with
    Fel Domination
    so it keeps all of its buffs. Your spell damage is increased based on your pet's stamina and intellect because of
    Demonic Knowledge
    .

Single Target

  1. Use
    Fel Armor
    .
  2. Use
    Summon Felguard
    or
    Summon Succubus
    depending on build.
  3. Maintain your assigned curse between
    Curse of the Elements
    ,
    Curse of Recklessness
    , or
    Curse of Doom
    .
  4. Maintain
    Immolate
    .
  5. Maintain
    Corruption
    .
  6. Cast
    Shadow Bolt
    .
  7. Cast
    Shadowburn
    while moving.
  8. Be sure to cast
    Life Tap
    when you need mana, ideally while moving.
  9. If you are using the Succubus build, make sure she doesn't use
    Lash of Pain
    .

AoE

    For 1 additional target:

  • Maintain your curse,
    Immolate
    , and
    Corruption
    on both targets.
  • Cast
    Shadow Bolt
    .
  • For large pulls:

  • Cast
    Seed of Corruption
    on every target.
  • Cast
    Hellfire
    if every target has
    Seed of Corruption
    and you are waiting for them to explode. This should only happen with a low number of targets.

TBC Demonology Warlock Talents

Felguard Build

This is the standard Demonology Build. You go deep into Demonology and use the Felguard as your pet.
0
Affliction
0
Demonology
0
Destruction

Succubus Build

In this build, you give up
Summon Felguard
for
Ruin
.
0
Affliction
0
Demonology
0
Destruction

TBC Demonology Warlock Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Pure Death
    Alternatives:
  • Elixir of Major Shadow Power
    ,
  • Elixir of Draenic Wisdom

Food

    Best:
  • Blackened Basilisk
    ,
  • Crunchy Serpent
    ,
  • Poached Bluefish
    Alternatives:
  • Skullfish Soup
    ,
  • Juicy Bear Burger

Potions

    Best:
  • Destruction Potion
    Alternatives:
  • Super Mana Potion

Weapon Buffs

    Best:
  • Brilliant Wizard Oil
    Alternatives:
  • Superior Wizard Oil

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

TBC Demonology Warlock Best Races

Alliance

  1. Gnome:
    Expansive Mind

Horde

  1. Orc:
    Blood Fury
    and
    Command
  2. Blood Elf:
    Arcane Torrent
    and
    Mana Tap

TBC Demonology Warlock Best Professions

  1. Tailoring: The
    Frozen Shadoweave Boots
    are bis until T5, and the set bonus from Spellstrike are bis until Tier 6.
  2. Enchanting: Provides 24 Spell Power with
    Ring - Spellpower
    .
  3. Leatherworking: Provides 80 spell haste for 30 seconds with
    Drums of Battle
    and 60 spell power for 30 seconds with
    Drums of War
    .
  4. Jewelcrafting: Provides two unique gems for 14 Spell Damage and 12 Spell Crit.

TBC Demonology Warlock Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Scryers as a Demonology Warlock in TBC Classic. The Aldor shoulder enchant,
    Greater Inscription of Discipline
    , is slightly better than the Scryer
    Greater Inscription of the Orb
    . However, Scryer's has the advantage of providing one of the best trinkets in Phase 1, the
    Scryer's Bloodgem
    and a powerful ring, the
    Seer's Signet
    .