Destruction Warlock talents guide

Patch 10.0.5 Last Updated: 24th Jan, 2023
Stove Destruction Warlock Author

Talent Builds

Single Target


This build has a lot of built-in synergies:

  1. Close to 100% uptime on immolate without having to recast it due to raging demonfire and decimation
  2. Roaring Blaze increases the damage of your soul fire, channel demonfire, incinerate and immolate. I recommend playing around with this debuff with your conflagrates to keep up 100% uptime.
  3. Eradication increases all the damage taken by the target you hit with your Chaos Bolt. This is one of the essential debuffs, so try to keep it up on the target while weaving in other spells between chaos bolt casts.
  4. Burn to Ashes buffs your incinerate after a chaos bolt
  5. Madness of Azj’Aqir buffs your damage and cast time of chaos bolt; keeping this buff is also essential. Its duration is 2 seconds less than eradication, and you play it the same way as eradication, weaving in spells between chaos bolt casts.
  6. If there are adds in the fight that spawn later, make sure to immolate them for extra soul shards and flashpoint uptime.

2 Targets


Our 2 target build cuts out channel demonfire and soul fire for rolling havoc. You basically want to play the same way you do in single target while keeping this in mind:

  1. Mayhem is a new talent with a 35% (45% with Pandemonium) chance to proc havoc on a nearby target after using a single target spell. Since the proc chance is so high, you don’t need to play around with it.
  2. 2. Rolling Havoc makes this build even stronger due to the introduction of Mayhem, which makes you have a 70-80%+ uptime on the buff.



With this setup, the main things to keep in mind are:

  1. Madness of Azj’Aqir now works on rain of fire. This means you can treat your rain of fire as you treat chaos bolt in single target - keeping up the madness buff rolling without overcapping soul shards and weaving in spells between rain of fires. Also, remember that overcapping on soul shards is never a good thing!
  2. Fire and Brimstone make it so your incinerate hits all targets close to your primary target, making burn to ashes also a very solid pick.