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WoW Classic: Demonology Warlock Guide

WoW Classic: Demonology Warlock Guide

For WoW Classic Patch 1.12, we present the complete guide to the Demonology Warlock spec. Here, we explain Talents, Rotation, Statistics, Equipment and Professions.

WoW Classic: Demonology Warlock Guide

The Demonology Warlock in WoW Classic, think of it as a Beast Mastery Hunter, except using hell spawn rather than fluffy tigers to do their bidding.

Tier A (PvE) Tier A (PvP)

Demonology embodies hell on Azeroth. In PvE, it's one of the most powerful DPS in the game (if not the most powerful) and is the envy of others. When it comes to PvP Demo is one one of the hardest specs to kill, and you'll often find yourself taking damage. Demo has a lot of tools for a lot of situation, if mastered you can dominate both PvE and PvP.

Very good in PvE
Solid in PvP
Great group utility
2 "free" class mounts
Great solo class
Hard to kill in PvP
Hit cap is hard to hit, making pre-raid gear hard to maximise DPS with
Rely on healers to do max damage
Lots of Soul Shard farming


Demonic Sacrifice PvE 9/21/21 - World of Warcraft: Classic
Demonic Sacrifice PvE 9/21/21

The Demonic PvE Sacrifice Build is a perfect balance between the Demonology tree and the Destruction tree. It allows you to benefit from the Demonic Sacrifice by sacrificing the Succubus , giving you 15% additional damage to your Shadow Bolt, and Ruin to maximize critical hits on that spell.

Demonic Sacrifice PvP 7/33/11 - World of Warcraft: Classic
Demonic Sacrifice PvP 7/33/11

The Demonic PvP Sacrifice Build is the build we'll call 'dubious'. It does not inflict a lot of damage and has no specific role: but because you simply won't die, or at least find it very hard to do so, we think it works. You'll need to bring out your Voidwalker and benefits from the Soul Link coupled with Master Demonologist, making them particularly tanky and allowing the Warlock to be more relaxed, and when the trouble comes just Sacrifice your Voidwalker in order to benefit from the regeneration of your health. This also pairs well with Drain Life, making you nearly unstoppable.

Note: As we said above, this build is far from viable, but, you can make it work and you'll certainly drive a few of your foes crazy as they try to kill you over and over again.

Editor's note: We do not have in mind the best statistics for the Demonology Warlock at this time, we are working to recover them. Of course, if some of you remember it, do not hesitate to let us know in the comments, we thank you in advance.

Rotation and main skills

Single Target

  1. Keep the curse you have been assigned to the main target permanently,
  2. Maintain (if the buffs limit allows it) Corruption on the target,
  3. Shadow Bolt to fill,
  4. Shadowburn when the target is about to die.
  5. Life Tap when you have little mana left.


  1. Corruption on a maximum of targets,
  2. Curse of agony on a maximum of targets,
  3. Head into melee and use Hellfire.
Ritual of Summoning

Ritual of Summoning

The Ritual of Summoning is one of the Warlock's best tools. Although unusable in combat, it saves a lot of time to teleport latecomers directly into the instance or raid.

Stone of healing, resurrection and fire

Major Healthstone, Major Soulstone, Major Firestone

The different stones of the Warlock are of great help to the whole group or the raid. Helping to heal, resurrect an ally or increase fire damage inflicted, respectively, are crucial to any self-respecting raid. However, the Warlock must farm a monumental amount of Soul Shard in order to create them.


The Warlock's curses are also one of his great strengths as they allow him to increase the DPS of allied casters, reduce the power of opponents or simply inflict damage. Generally, a Warlock is assigned to apply each curse before each raid boss.



In PvE, it is always your Imp who should be invoked in order to benefit from the Blood Pact to your group (you will be placed in the Tanks group in raid). If ever the Imp of one of the Warlocks is already present to buff Tanks Group, the Imp is still the best option.


Against classes that can inflict magic effects (Paladin or Mage for example), always use the Felhunter to take advantage of his Devour Magic skill that should save you more often than not. What's more, it's also the best pet against casters since it allows you to kick them with the Spell Lock.

Against melee classes such as Warrior or Rogue, generally, prefer the Voidwalker for his mighty Sacrifice.

Which race do I play for my Affliction Warlock?



The real interest of the Undead is the Will of the Forsaken which is excellent in PvP. Apart from that, Cannibalism is interesting for levelling. The only advantage they have in PvE is that they have a base of slightly more points of Intelligence and Spirit than other races.


The Orc is great in PvE as in PVP thanks to its racial blood Fury, but also Command which is gin Warlock (but not in raid). Finally, Hardness gives them a clear advantage over other races in PvP.



If there is one race to remember, both PvE and PvP, Warlock, this is it. Expansive Mind has no equal even side Horde in PvP as in PvE, Escape Artist is an obvious asset in PvP and, if you follow our trades advice, Engineering Specialization is excellent.


The Human is not as good as the Gnome, but still has two passive assets: his Diplomacy makes grinding easier, and his Perception in PvP to counter your nemisis: the Rogue.

WoW Classic: Race Tier List

World of Warcraft: Classic has a number of races to choose from, and making that choice has long-term consequences. You don't want to regret your choice later, so we've broken down the races in our tier list for WoW: Classic.



Tailoring is a must-have for the Warlock: it allows you to craft pre-raid armour pieces of unparalleled power, including the Robe of the Void. This is the quintessential profession of the Warlock.


The Engineer is the best choice by default as it's great in both PvE and PvP. From Goblin Sapper Charge to the Arcanite Dragonling to the Dense Dynamite, everything about this role will always be useful!


If you do not opt ​​for Engineering, then the Enchanting profession will certainly delight you since it will allow you to make your own enchantments by disenchanting the items you get on the way and in raids/dungeons, but also the ones you make for yourself from Tailoring.

WoW Classic: Profession Tier List

World of Warcraft: Classic has a number of professions to choose from, from crafting armour with Blacksmithing and Leatherworking to farming materials with Herbalism and Minning. With something for everyone, here is our Classic Profession tier list.

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