Introduction to the Demonology Warlock

 Demons are leeches of the living universe by their very own nature. The Demonology Warlock mastered harnessing the power of these malefic beings for his or her own advantage in the field of battle. Warlocks harvest the souls of their enemies, and those specialized in the ways of demonology use this life essence to tap into the void and pull all manner of abominating creatures from the chaos of the Twisting Nether. While this practice is often considered by outsiders to be reckless, the demonologist maintains absolute control over his summoned Demons, empowered and beholden to the will of the Warlock.

Below you will find a beginners guide to the Demonology Warlock, you can click on highlighted abilities, for a more in depth description of them.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Demonology Warlock


  • High single target damage
  • Efficient cleave damage
  • High mobility


  • Weaker but shorter cooldowns compared to Affliction or Destruction
  • Some ramp up required
  • Limited multi-target options


15Dreadlash DreadlashDemonic Strength Demonic Strength Bilescourge Bombers Bilescourge Bombers
30Demonic Calling Demonic CallingPower Siphon Power SiphonDoom Doom
45Demon Skin Demon SkinBurning Rush Burning RushDark Pact Dark Pact
60From the Shadows From the ShadowsSoul Strike Soul StrikeSummon Vilefiend Summon Vilefiend
75Darkfury DarkfuryMortal Coil Mortal CoilDemonic Circle Demonic Circle
90Soul Conduit Soul ConduitInner Demons Inner DemonsGrimoire: Felguard Grimoire: Felguard
100Sacrificed Souls Sacrificed SoulsDemonic Consumption Demonic ConsumptionNether Portal Nether Portal

Rotation of the Demonology Warlock

The basic rotation of the Demonology Warlock


  • Summon Demonic Tyrant Icon Summon Demonic Tyrant is the main DPS cooldown for Demonology. Tyrant has a short cast time to summon, lasts 15 seconds, and has a 90 second cooldown.
  • Soul Link IconSoul Link causes 20% of the damage you take to be taken by your pet instead
  • Soul Leech IconSoul Leech grants an absorption shield for 8% of all single target damage done, up to a maximum of 10% of maximum player health
  • Demonic Gateway IconDemonic Gateway creates two points which players can travel between by interacting with the gates. Players may only use the gateway once every 90 seconds.

Stat Priority

The stat priority for the Demonology Warlock is:

  1. Haste
  2. Mastery = Critical Strike
  3. Versatility
  4. Intellect