TBC Classic Destruction Warlock Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities

Last updated on Jun 01, 2021 at 10:39 by Crix 4 comments

On this page, you will learn how to optimize the rotation of your Destruction Warlock in both single-target and multiple-target PvE situations in TBC Classic. We also have advanced sections about cooldowns, procs, etc. in order to minmax your DPS.

1.

Destruction Warlock Rotation

As a Warlock, your main job is to do as much damage as you can, without pulling threat and killing yourself, or worse, wiping the raid. Below, you can find a rundown of the rotation for Destruction Warlocks in TBC Classic.

1.1.

Fire Destruction Rotation

  1. Curse of Doom IconCurse of Doom
  2. Immolate IconImmolate
  3. Corruption IconCorruption on pull just to aid with threat.
  4. Incinerate IconIncinerate
  5. Conflagrate IconConflagrate only if you have to move and if you do not need to Life Tap IconLife Tap. Do NOT use Conflagrate IconConflagrate on cooldown or at the end of your Immolate IconImmolates.

It is vital that you obtain and use Flame Cap Icon Flame Cap with your cooldowns, along with constantly watching your threat.

1.2.

Shadow Destruction Rotation

  1. Curse of Doom IconCurse of Doom
  2. Immolate IconImmolate, if you are not wearing a lot of Shadow gear and always if specced into Immolate IconImmolate, Emberstorm IconEmberstorm or you have a Fire Mage
  3. Corruption IconCorruption on pull just to aid with threat.
  4. Shadow Bolt IconShadow Bolt
  5. Conflagrate IconConflagrate only if you have to move and if you do not need to Life Tap IconLife Tap. Do NOT use Conflagrate IconConflagrate on cooldown or at the end of your Immolate IconImmolates.

It is vital that you constantly watching your threat.

2.

Demon Choice for Destruction Warlocks

Your demon choice will vary depending on whether you are playing as Shadow or Fire Destruction.

  • Fire Destruction — Demonic Sacrifice IconDemonic Sacrifice on Summon Imp IconSummon Imp for single-target, on Summon Succubus IconSummon Succubus for AoE.
  • Shadow Destruction — Demonic Sacrifice IconDemonic Sacrifice on Summon Succubus IconSummon Succubus at all times.
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Changelog

  • 01 Jun. 2021: Guide added.
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