Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Destruction Warlock Guide

Introduction

    Destruction Warlocks bring a raid wide health buff with
    Blood Pact
    empowered by
    Improved Imp
    , and mana replenishment with
    Improved Soul Leech
    if specced into it. They can also bring a spell power taken debuff with
    Curse of the Elements
    if needed.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Destruction Warlock Rotation

    Destruction Warlocks have a simple rotation with fast casts, thanks to
    Backdraft
    and their new ability
    Chaos Bolt
    . This is a hard hitting specialization with a lot of burst, and a lot of critical strikes.

Opener

  1. Cast
    Life Tap
    for
    Glyph of Life TapGlyph of Life Tap
    pre-pull.
  2. Pre-pot
    Potion of Wild Magic
    .
  3. Cast
    Curse of Doom
    if not assigned to
    Curse of the Elements
    .
  4. Cast
    Immolate
    .
  5. Cast
    Conflagrate
    .
  6. Cast
    Chaos Bolt
    .
  7. Cast
    Incinerate
    .
  8. Proceed with normal priorities.

Single Target

  1. Use
    Summon Imp
    .
  2. Cast
    Inferno
    if available and the rest of the fight will not last longer than 1 minute.
  3. Maintain
    Glyph of Life TapGlyph of Life Tap
    buff.
  4. Maintain
    Curse of the Elements
    if assigned.
  5. Cast
    Curse of Doom
    if the target will live for more than a minute and if not assigned to
    Curse of the Elements
    .
  6. Maintain
    Immolate
    . Let it expire before you re-apply it.
  7. Cast
    Conflagrate
    .
  8. Cast
    Chaos Bolt
    .
  9. Cast
    Incinerate
    .
  10. While moving, cast
    Conflagrate
    if available, otherwise cast
    Corruption
    or
    Life Tap
    .

AoE

    For 1 or 2 additional targets

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

  • Cast
    Shadowflame
    if targets are close enough.
  • Cast
    Seed of Corruption
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Destruction Warlock Talents

Standard Build

0
Affliction
0
Demonology
0
Destruction

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Destruction Warlock Glyphs

  1. Major:
    ConflagrateConflagrate
    ,
    IncinerateIncinerate
    ,
    Life TapLife Tap
  2. Optional: If you have less than 500 Spirit, swap out
    Life TapLife Tap
    for
    ImmolateImmolate
    .
  3. Minor:
    Drain SoulDrain Soul
    ,
    Enslave DemonEnslave Demon
    ,
    SoulsSouls

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Destruction Warlock Stats

Hit Cap

  • 13% (342 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    , and
    Improved Faerie Fire
    or
    Misery
  • 14% (368 Rating) with
    Improved Faerie Fire
    or
    Misery
  • 16% (420 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
  • 17% (446 Rating)

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Destruction 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 Speed
    Alternatives:
  • Potion of Wild Magic

Miscellaneous

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

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Destruction 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) Destruction 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
    .