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Demonology Warlock DPS Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Nov 12, 2016 at 21:04 by Furty 149 comments

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General Information

This page shows you how to level up the Artifact and how to choose the right Relics for your Demonology Warlocks. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1.

The other pages of our Demonology Warlock guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty who raids in Serenity, one of the top World of Warcraft guilds. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed and approvied by Imakki, one of the best Demonology Warlocks. He raids in Exploding Labrats and you can watch his stream on Twitch.

1. Artifact Progression

Artifact Progression

1.1. Early Point Investment

Artifact Progression - Early Point Investment

Take the left path into one of the most potent basic traits,  Icon Summoner's Prowess, which is exceptional for increasing stable damage output as well as producing larger  Icon Thal'kiel's Consumption casts. Do not be scared that  Icon Imp-erator shares nomenclature with a terrible boss, because it is an amazing trait. 35% free Critical Strike for your Imps is a huge boost to your damage at the cost of only a single point.  Icon Open Link is nothing special other than to add a little more defensive utility to your already invincible kit. Mosey down into  Icon Infernal Furnace, another extraordinarily high value basic trait. Talent into your first Golden Trait,  Icon The Expendables, which is a very strong trait overall for any situation.

1.2. Second Golden Trait

Artifact Progression - Second Golden Trait

Before doing anything else, quickly snag  Icon Doom, Doubled right below  Icon The Expendables. This is a great trait and for only one point it is definitely worth acquiring early. Backtrack to the start of the tree and scoop up some more Doom Icon Doom bonuses by investing into  Icon The Doom of Azeroth. Swing back down the left side of the tree and talent into your second Golden Trait,  Icon Stolen Power, which is a fine choice for single target damage.

1.3. Final Point Investment

Artifact Progression - Final Point Investment

From the start of the tree take the right path this time, grabbing some tasty Call Dreadstalkers Icon Call Dreadstalkers crit from the  Icon Sharpened Dreadfangs trait. Go through  Icon Soul Skin and  Icon Firm Resolve to achieve true immortality. Invest into your final Golden Trait,  Icon Thal'kiel's Discord. For your final two traits I recommend taking the  Icon Dirty Hands trait first before finally rounding out Thal'kiel with  Icon Legionwrath.

2. Relic Choice

  1.  Icon Infernal Furnace is overall the best relic choice by far.
  2.  Icon The Doom of Azeroth is very high value on fights with multiple Doom Icon Doom targets, especially when it can be applied via Hand of Doom Icon Hand of Doom. Overall it is the second best relic for single target.
  3.  Icon Maw of Shadows provides a consistent increase to your damage on single target.
  4.  Icon Summoner's Prowess is a good trait as your pets will always be empowered. It also allows for larger damage values from  Icon Thal'kiel's Consumption.
  5.  Icon Sharpened Dreadfangs for the Critical Strike chance for your dogs.
  6.  Icon Dirty Hands for the Hand of Gul'dan Icon Hand of Gul'dan damage.
  7.  Icon Legionwrath.
  8. Any of the defensive relics.

3. ChangeLog

  • 12 Nov. 2016: Updated relic priority.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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