Demonology Warlock

Patch 8.3

Written by Deepshades Last Updated: 24th Feb, 2020

Recommended Talents

Recommended Raiding Build

Single Target


Recommended Mythic+ Build

Boss specific recommendations and strategy:

Raid Bosses

Talents Discussion

Tier 1 (15)

Demonic StrengthInstant
Bilescourge BombersInstant

Dreadlash: Your Dreadstalkers do 25% more damage and do AoE damage in an 8 yard radius.

Demonic Strength: Your Felguard charges to the target and does a 400% increased Felstorm.

Bilescourge Bombers: 8 yards AoE ability that costs 2 shards.

Raiding: Demonic Strength

Mythic+: Bilescourge Bombers

Tier 2 (30)

Demonic CallingPassive
Power SiphonInstant

Demonic Calling: Shadow Bolt and Demonbolt have a 20% chance to make your next Call Dreadstalkers instant and cost one less shard.

Power Siphon: Instant ability to sacrifice 2 Imps and gain 2 Demonic Core charges in return.

Doom: Extra DoT.

Raiding: Demonic Calling

Mythic+: Demonic Calling

Tier 3 (45)

Demon SkinPassive
Burning RushInstant
Dark PactInstant

Demon Skin: Makes Soul Leech regenerate passively and increases the cap by 15%.

Burning Rush: Increases movement speed by 50% but makes you lose 4% of your health points every second it’s active. You can’t be slowed while having it active.

Dark Pact: Sacrifices 20% of your health and gives you a 250% shield of the sacrificed health points.

Raiding: Demon Skin is a good passive choice while Dark Pact can be really useful on encounters with hard-hitting abilities. Burning Rush is great for bosses with a lot of movement involved.

Mythic+: For higher keys I can definitely recommend running with Dark Pact. On lower keys Burning Rush might be more useful.

Tier 4 (60)

From the ShadowsPassive
Soul StrikeInstant
Summon Vilefiend2 sec cast

From the Shadows: The target takes 20% more Shadowflame damage for 20 seconds after you’ve used Call Dreadstalkers on them.

Soul Strike: Single Target ability that generates one shard.

Summon Vilefiend: Summons an extra demon that fights for you the next 15 seconds.

Raiding: Soul Strike

Mythic+: Soul Strike

Tier 5 (75)

Mortal CoilInstant
Demonic Circle0.5 sec cast

Darkfury: Reduces the cooldown of Shadowfury by 15 seconds.

Mortal Coil: Fears the target for 3 seconds and heals you for 20% of your maximum health points.

Demonic Circle: You can place a circle on the ground for up to 15 minutes to teleport at a later point to that location.

Raiding: Demonic Circle is usually the best choice. It’s great to minimize movement. Mortal Coil can be useful for bosses with heavy incoming damage.

Mythic+: Both Darkfury and Mortal Coil are really good. Demonic Circle will be only for really specific dungeons/bosses useful.

Tier 6 (90)

Soul ConduitPassive
Inner DemonsPassive
Grimoire: FelguardInstant

Soul Conduit: Every Soul Shard has a 15% chance to be refunded.

Inner Demons: Every 12 seconds you passively summon an Imp that fights for you. Additionally you have a 15% chance to summon an extra demon.

Grimoire: Felguard: Summons a Felguard that fights for you for 15 seconds and deals 25% extra damage. The Felguard will stun the target when summoned.

Raiding: Soul Conduit

Mythic+: Soul Conduit

Tier 7 (100)

Sacrificed SoulsPassive
Demonic ConsumptionPassive
Nether Portal2.5 sec cast

Sacrificed Souls: Shadow Bolt and Demonbolt do 4% increased damage per demon you have summoned.

Demonic Consumption: Your Demonic Tyrant absorbs and destroys all your Imps and increases his own damage.

Nether Portal: Opens a portal for 15 seconds. For every time you spend Soul Shards you also summon demons out of the portal.

Raiding: Demonic Consumption

Mythic+: Demonic Consumption