Demonology Warlock talents guide

Patch 10.0 Last Updated: 16th Jan, 2023
Sjeletyven Demonology Warlock Author
Sjeletyven

Talent Builds

Single Target Demonbolt/Pit Lord Build

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This build focuses on massive pit lords every 3 minutes with smaller bursts every minute with Tyrant. A benefit of this build compared to the demonbolt build is that it is less punishing to play outside of cooldowns, as you don't have stacks of Fel Covenant to maintain.

With this build, you have one flex point that can be put into Vilefiend, Soul Strike, Demonic Calling, or Fel sunder. Soul Strike should be slightly better on AoE, but all of the other choices are DPS-neutral on single target. Generally, Demonic Calling is a good bet as it is quality of life to have 60% of your dreadstalkers be instant without a shard cost.

The build also incorporates Antroran Armaments, Expendables, Imp Gang Boss, and Implosion to significantly improve cleave and AoE potential to the point where it can even be used in Mythic+.

Single Target/Cleave Pit Lord Build

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This build focuses on massive pit lords every 3 minutes with smaller bursts every minute with Tyrant. A benefit of this build compared to the demonbolt build is that it is less punishing to play outside of cooldowns, as you don't have stacks of Fel Covenant to maintain.

The build also incorporates Antroran Armaments, Expendables, Imp Gang Boss, and Implosion to significantly improve cleave and AoE potential to the point where it can even be used in Mythic+.

Vilefiend is better for single target, while Soul Strike is slightly better for AoE.

M+/AoE Build

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This build focuses on burst AoE with Demonic Tyrant and Demonic Strength every minute. Implosion with Imp Gang Boss together with felstorm, amplified by Fel Might and Fel Sunder, gives a really strong sustained aoe damage profile outside of cooldowns.

Guillotine feels a little underwhelming as a capstone, but it will still deal 4-5% of your overall AoE DPS, and there is no other single talent point that will do the same that isn't already picked assuming the mobs stay inside the aoe effect for its duration.

If banish or improved banish is needed for a dungeon, you can obtain it by removing points in amplify curse, Fel domination or fiendish stride.