Destruction Warlock DPS Buffs, Debuffs, and Useful Abilities (MoP 5.4)

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General Information

On this page, we list the buffs, debuffs and useful abilities that a Destruction Warlock brings to a raid in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4. We also list equivalent buffs and debuffs that other classes provide.

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

About Our Reviewers

This guide has been reviewed and approved by two prominent Warlock theorycrafters: Gahddo, who maintains the Warlock profiles and rotations in Simulation Craft, and Evrelia, who raids in ScrubBusters and frequently publishes video on Youtube.

Buffs
Dark Intent Icon Dark Intent
Debuffs
Curse of Enfeeblement Icon Curse of Enfeeblement
Curse of the Elements Icon Curse of the Elements +5% Spell Damage taken — does not stack with Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath, Lightning Breath Icon Lightning Breath, and Master Poisoner Icon Master Poisoner
Utility
Create Soulwell Icon Create Soulwell Conjures Healthstones. Healthstones heal players for 20% of their base health. Players are limited to having one Healthstone in their inventory, but the Soulwell lasts for 2 minutes or 25 charges, meaning that if a player has already used their healthstone during the first part of the fight, they might be able to take a new one.
Ritual of Summoning Icon Ritual of Summoning Creates a Summoning Portal, allowing raid or party members to be summoned to any location (only works outside of combat).
Soulstone Icon Soulstone
  • Conjures a Soulstone.
    • when used on a live raid member, the Soulstone allows them to resurrect themselves after dying (including during combat)
    • when used on a dead raid member, the Soulstone acts as a combat resurrection.
Removes a beneficial magic effect from an enemy
Steals a beneficial magic effect from an enemy
Removes a harmful magic effect from a friendly target
Removes a harmful magic effect from up to 3 players within 15 yards of the target
Interrupt on a 24-second cooldown
Interrupt on a 24-second cooldown
Single-target taunt
Disarms the target
Crowd Control
Enslave Demon Icon Enslave Demon Mind-controls a demon
Banish Icon Banish 30-second incapacitate, only works on Demons and Elementals
30-second incapacitate, only works on Humanoids
30-second Incapacitate, only works against Humanoids, Beasts, Dragonkin, Giants, Mechanical and Undead targets
Fear Icon Fear Single target fear, broken by damage
Howl of Terror Icon Howl of Terror Multiple target gear, broken by damage
Survival/Movement
Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway Creates a gateway between the caster's location and another location within 20 to 70 yards. The gateway initially has 0 charges and will generate a new charge every 15 seconds, up to a maximum of 5 charges. A charge is consumed every time someone steps in the gateway (on either end). Stepping through the gateway, on either end, will transport you to the other end. It will also apply a buff to you, which prevents you from using the gateway for the next 60 seconds.
Summons a Demonic Circle to which the Warlock can teleport at will.
Soulshatter Icon Soulshatter Reduces threat by 90%
Twilight Ward Icon Twilight Ward Absorbs a small amount of Shadow or Holy damage
Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve Reduces all damage taken by 40% for 8 seconds and prevents spells from being interrupted
  • 11 Sep. 2013: Patch 5.4 update.
  • 07 Mar. 2013: Blood Pact has been removed by Patch 5.2. The 10% Stamina buff has been added to Dark Intent Icon Dark Intent.