Destruction Warlock DPS Buffs, Debuffs, and Useful Abilities (WoD 6.0.3)

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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 WoD 6.0.3. 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.

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This guide has been reviewed and approved by two prominent Warlock theorycrafters: Gahddo, who maintains the Warlock profiles and rotations in Simulation Craft, and Zagam, our in-house Warlock theorycrafter.

6.0.2 Transition Guide

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Buffs
Dark Intent Icon Dark Intent
Blood Pact Icon Blood Pact Increases the Stamina of all party and raid members by 10% — does not stack with Invigorating Roar Icon Invigorating Roar,Qiraji Fortitude Icon Qiraji Fortitude, Savage Vigor Icon Savage Vigor, Sturdiness Icon Sturdiness, Power Word: Fortitude Icon Power Word: Fortitude, Commanding Shout Icon Commanding Shout.
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
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 fear, broken by damage
Survival/Movement
Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway Creates a gateway between the caster's location and another location within 10 to 40 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 90 seconds.
Summons a Demonic Circle to which the Warlock can teleport at will.
Soulshatter Icon Soulshatter Reduces threat by 90%
Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve Reduces all damage taken by 40% for 8 seconds and prevents spells from being interrupted