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Destruction Warlock DPS Guide (WoD 6.2.4)

Last updated on May 24, 2016 at 22:04 by Furty 68 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Destruction Warlock DPS guide for World of Warcraft WoD 6.2.4. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Destruction Warlock in a raid environment, although most of the content also applies to normal and heroic dungeons.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Furty who raids in Serenity, the number #1 World of Warcraft guild. He plays most DPS classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

Class Overview

Destruction Warlock is an extremely flexible "jack-of-all-trades" specialization that generally excels during progression. This specialization provides the strongest sustained AoE in the game, unparalleled priority damage, and the ability to turn adds into fuel for your single target damage. Compared to the other warlock specializations, it is not particularly gear reliant and does well at all item levels. This is the ideal progression specialization for most encounters in Hellfire Citadel.

Destruction Warlocks have extremely high personal survivability, which makes them strong candidates for soaking mechanics or outright ignoring them. While this spec is is not very mobile, it has a large toolkit to help deal with all fight types. With an enormous healthpool courtesy of Soul Link Icon Soul Link, Grimoire of Sacrifice Icon Grimoire of Sacrifice, and Blood Pact Icon Blood Pact, this spec can plant its feet and unleash hell without being too worried about dying. Destruction Warlocks also have access to many passive defense increases, such as Soul Leech Icon Soul Leech, alongside powerful active cooldowns, such as Shadow Bulwark Icon Shadow Bulwark. Finally, like all Warlock specializations, Destruction brings Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway, a powerful raid cooldown that can transport your entire group 40 yards instantly.


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