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WoTLK Demonology Warlock Guide

Welcome to the PvE WoTLK Demonology Warlock Guide!

We are going to tell you about the best builds and glyphs for the highest DPS in raids, and what stats to choose for the gems and some tips that can help you doing a lot of dps in raid.

If you play as an alliance, create gnome because of +5% INT and crit % buff. If horde - orc, Blood Fury spell gives 168SP/15s buff. And buff for pets +5% DMG.


1. Talents

2. Glyphs

3. Gems

4. Professions

5. Equipment Enchants

6. Weapons Enchants

7. Rotation

8. DPS Stat Priority

9. Best in Slot

10. Consumables

11. Conclusion

1. Talents

This build provides the highest DPS for Demonology Warlocks.

2. Glyphs

Best major glyphs, but you can take what you need in minor(expect drain soul glyph). Here are the most optimized glyphs for any situation.

Major Glyphs:

Glyph of Felguard - Item - WotLK Classic (

Glyph of Quick Decay - Item - WotLK Classic (

Glyph of Life Tap - Item - WotLK Classic (

Minor Glyphs:

Glyph of Drain Soul

Glyph of Unending Breath

Glyph of Subjugate Demon

3. Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps, but here are the best gems.

Meta: Chaotic Skyflare Diamond

Red: Runed Cardinal Ruby

Blue: Purified Dreadstone 2x (Only if the socket bonus is +7 Spell Power.)

Yellow: Reckless Ametrine (Only if the socket bonus is +7 Spell Power)

4. Professions

In WoTLK all professions are balanced, but the most useful professions for Demonology are:

Jewelry – must need. 3 stones that give +117 SP.

Leatherworking - wrist enchant (+76 SP)

Alchemy - +46 SP from the potion

Enchantment - Rings enchant (+46 SP each)

Blacksmithing - 2 prismatic sockets for the gloves and wrist.

Inscription – Shoulder enchant +70 SP and 8 mana restore/5s

Tailoring – Cloak enchant +60 SP.

5. Equipment Enchants

Many enchants can be used while you have specific professions, so you can manage what you need, but here is a very popular enchant build.

Head: Arcanum of Burning Mysteries

Shoulder: Greater Inscription of the Storm

Back: Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed

Chest: Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats

Bracers: Enchant Bracers - Superior Spellpower

Gloves: Enchant Gloves - Exceptional Spellpower

Waist: Eternal Belt Buckle

Legs: Brilliant Spellthread

Boots: Enchant Boots - Icewalker

6. Weapons Enchants

Here is the best enchants for 1H and 2H weapons:

Two-Handed Weapon: Enchant Staff - Greater Spellpower

One-Handed Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Mighty Spellpower

7. Rotation

Demonology is one of the hardest specs, so you must concentrate all the time.

Core Abilities

Life Tap buffs your spell damage. You should keep this buff up at all times.

Shadow Bolt  is a filler when you don’t have cooldowns up. You should also keep Improved Shadow Bolt on the target.

Immolate should be kept up at all times.

Soul Fire  Use when Molten Core and Decimation are active. If you can’t get both to proc, you can use it with just Decimation active.

Corruption should be kept up at all times.

Incinerate if you can’t get both procs, use it with Molten Core


Curse of the Elements should be on the target at all times.

Curse of Doom is your primary curse when an unholy DK or Moonkin is in the raid group.

Other Spells

Metamorphosis should be used as often as possible. Especially during the execution phase of the boss. (less than 35% health)

Immolation Aura should only be used when Metamorphosis is active.

It’s also worth noting to use your trinkets when Metamorphosis is active.

Demonic Empowerment should be used on cooldown.

8. DPS Stat Priority

Here are the main stats that you need.

Hit (17%) (14% with talents or raid buffs) (13% if alliance)

Spell Power - more - better.

Critical Strike - >35%

Haste - softcap - 700, cap - 1300.

9. Best in Slot

Here is the best equipment that you can have.

Head - Sanctified Dark Coven Hood - Item - WotLK Classic (

Neck - Blood Queen's Crimson Choker - Item - WotLK Classic (

Shoulder - Sanctified Dark Coven Shoulderpads - Item - WotLK Classic (

Cloak - Greatcloak of the Turned Champion - Item - WotLK Classic (

Chest - Sanctified Dark Coven Robe - Item - WotLK Classic (

Wrist - Bracers of Fiery Night - Item - WotLK Classic (

Hands - Sanctified Dark Coven Gloves - Item - WotLK Classic (

Waist - Crushing Coldwraith Belt - Item - WotLK Classic (

Legs - Plaguebringer's Stained Pants - Item - WotLK Classic (

Feet - Plague Scientist's Boots - Item - WotLK Classic (

Fingers - Ashen Band of Endless Destruction - Item - WotLK Classic (, Loop of the Endless Labyrinth - Item - WotLK Classic (

Trinkets - Charred Twilight Scale - Item - WotLK Classic (, Phylactery of the Nameless Lich - Item - WotLK Classic ( or Dislodged Foreign Object - Item - WotLK Classic (

Weapon - Bloodsurge, Kel'Thuzad's Blade of Agony - Item - WotLK Classic ( and Shadow Silk Spindle - Item - WotLK Classic ( (1H), Archus, Greatstaff of Antonidas - Item - WotLK Classic ( (2H)

Wand - Corpse-Impaling Spike - Item - WotLK Classic (

10. Consumables

Best flasks and food.

Flask of the Frost Wyrm  - 125SP/1 hour

Potion of Speed - 500 haste/15s

Potion of Wild Magic - 200 crit rating and SP/15s

Elixir of Mighty Thoughts - 45INT/1h


Fish feast: 80 AP, 46SP, 40 stamina.

Tender Shoveltusk Steak - 46SP, 40 stamina.

11. Conclusion

Today you looked at the Affliction Warlock guide. Thank you for your attention. Hope you get better results with this guide!
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