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TBC Classic Destruction Warlock Guide

Introduction

    Destruction Warlocks are the strongest casters throughout The Burning Crusade both for single target and AoE. Raid spots will be easy to come by. Their rotation is extremely simple and they will see some huge
    Shadow Bolt
    crits in the process.

TBC Destruction Warlock Rotation

Single Target

  1. Use
    Fel Armor
    .
  2. Use
    Demonic Sacrifice
    on your
    Summon Succubus
    .
  3. Maintain your assigned curse between
    Curse of the Elements
    ,
    Curse of Recklessness
    ,
    Curse of Doom
    , or
    Curse of Agony
    .
  4. Cast
    Corruption
    on pull if you need to give your Tanks some time to gain some threat.
  5. Cast
    Shadow Bolt
    .
  6. Cast
    Shadowburn
    or
    Death Coil
    if the target will die before your next
    Shadow Bolt
    cast finishes or while moving.
  7. Cast
    Life Tap
    when you need mana, ideally while moving.

AoE

    For 1 additional target:

  • Maintain your curse 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 Destruction Warlock Talents

Standard Build

0
Affliction
0
Demonology
0
Destruction

Destruction Fire

In this buid you will
Demonic Sacrifice
your Imp instead of your Succubus, and you will use
Incinerate
instead of
Shadow Bolt
. This build greatly benefits from having a Mage with
Improved Scorch
in your raid.
0
Affliction
0
Demonology
0
Destruction

TBC Destruction 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 Destruction Warlock Best Races

Alliance

  1. Gnome:
    Expansive Mind

Horde

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

TBC Destruction 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 Destruction Warlock Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Scryers as a Destruction 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
    .