Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Demonology Warlock Guide

Introduction

    Demonology Warlocks bring an important raid buff with them in
    Demonic Pact
    which scales with your spell power. They also provide spell critical strike chance with
    Improved Shadow Bolt
    and can also apply a spell power taken debuff with
    Curse of the Elements
    if needed.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Demonology Warlock Rotation

    Demonology Warlocks have a rather complex rotation that involves maintaining a handful of DoTs, as well as switching from
    Shadow Bolt
    to
    Incinerate
    when
    Molten Core
    procs, and switching to
    Soul Fire
    when the target is at 35% HP or below because of
    Decimation
    . They also have a powerful cooldown called
    Metamorphosis
    , which is ideally used during your execute window. If a fight is long enough, you can also use it on pull.

Opener

  1. Cast
    Life Tap
    for
    Glyph of Life TapGlyph of Life Tap
    pre-pull.
  2. Pre-pot
    Potion of Wild Magic
    .
  3. Pre-cast
    Shadow Bolt
    to apply
    Improved Shadow Bolt
    if assigned.
  4. Cast
    Demonic Empowerment
    (Off GCD).
  5. Cast
    Curse of Doom
    while moving towards the boss.
  6. Cast
    Corruption
    while moving towards the boss.
  7. Cast
    Immolate
    .
  8. Cast
    Metamorphosis
    .
  9. Cast
    Immolation Aura
    in melee range.
  10. Proceed with normal priorities.

Single Target

  1. Use
    Summon Felguard
    .
  2. Maintain
    Improved Shadow Bolt
    debuff if assigned. This means you might need to cast
    Shadow Bolt
    every now and then during your execute phase.
  3. Maintain
    Glyph of Life TapGlyph of Life Tap
    buff.
  4. Maintain
    Curse of Doom
    or
    Curse of the Elements
    .
  5. Cast
    Metamorphosis
    . Try to align with
    Bloodlust
    .
  6. Cast
    Immolation Aura
    .
  7. Cast
    Demonic Empowerment
    .
  8. Cast
    Soul Fire
    if target is 35% HP or below because of
    Decimation
    . You will use your
    Molten Core
    procs on
    Soul Fire
    .
  9. Maintain
    Corruption
    as long as it will run for its full duration. Let it expire before you re-apply it.
  10. Cast
    Incinerate
    with
    Molten Core
    procs.
  11. Maintain
    Immolate
    as long as it will run for its full duration. Let it expire before you re-apply it.
  12. Cast
    Shadow Bolt
    .

AoE

    For 1 or 2 additional targets

  • Maintain
    Corruption
    and
    Immolate
    on all of them.
  • Follow single target priority.
  • For large pulls:

  • Cast
    Metamorphosis
    .
  • Cast
    Immolation Aura
    .
  • Cast
    Shadowflame
    .
  • Cast
    Seed of Corruption
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Demonology Warlock Talents

Early Game Build

0
Affliction
0
Demonology
0
Destruction

Standard Build

This build takes points out of
Suppression
and puts them into
Improved Demonic Tactics
.
0
Affliction
0
Demonology
0
Destruction

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Demonology Warlock Glyphs

  1. Major:
    FelguardFelguard
    ,
    Quick DecayQuick Decay
    ,
    Life TapLife Tap
  2. Minor:
    Drain SoulDrain Soul
    ,
    Enslave DemonEnslave Demon
    ,
    SoulsSouls

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Demonology Warlock Stats

Hit Cap

  • 11% (289 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    ,
    Suppression R2
    , and
    Misery
    or
    Improved Faerie Fire
  • 12% (315 Rating) with
    Suppression R2
    and
    Misery
    or
    Improved Faerie Fire
  • 14% (368 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    and
    Suppression R2
  • 15% (393 Rating) with
    Suppression R2

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Demonology Warlock Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of the Frost Wyrm
    Alternatives:
  • Spellpower Elixir
    ,
  • Elixir of Spirit

Food

    Best:
  • Fish Feast
    ,
  • Tender Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Firecracker Salmon
    Alternatives:
  • Great Feast
    ,
  • Dalaran Clam Chowder
    ,
  • Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Smoked Salmon
    ,
  • Snapper Extreme
    ,
  • Worg Tartare

Potions

    Best:
  • Potion of Wild Magic
    Alternatives:
  • Potion of Speed

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Spiced Mammoth Treats
    ,
    Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Demonology Warlock Best Races

Alliance

  1. Human:
    The Human Spirit
  2. Gnome:
    Expansive Mind

Horde

  1. Orc:
    Blood Fury
  2. Blood Elf:
    Arcane Torrent

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Demonology Warlock Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Hyperspeed Accelerators
    ,
    Springy Arachnoweave
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Visage Liquification Goggles
    for early gearing.
  2. Tailoring: Second best profession thanks to
    Lightweave Embroidery
    .
  3. Jewelcrafting: Third best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Runed Dragon's Eye
    and
    Rigid Dragon's Eye
    .
  4. Blacksmithing: Fourth best profession during phases 3+ thanks to
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    .
  5. Leatherworking, Enchanting, Inscription, and Alchemy: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Fur Lining - Spell Power
    ,
    Ring - Greater Spell Power
    ,
    Master's Inscription of the Storm
    , and
    Mixology
    respectively.
  6. Skinning:
    Master of Anatomy
    .