Demonology Warlock Leveling Guide From 1 to 80 for WotLK Classic

Last updated on Jun 26, 2022 at 15:16 by Crix 2 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Demonology Warlock leveling guide for WoW Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

For more general leveling information, please refer to our Warlock leveling guide. We also have a Affliction Warlock leveling guide and a Destruction Warlock leveling guide.


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Leveling Talent Tree and Build for Demonology Warlock

The build below is for open world leveling. It focuses on applying Corruption IconCorruption and Curse of Agony IconCurse of Agony to as many targets around you, then blowing them up with your Metamorphosis IconMetamorphosis and letting your Felguard cleave everything down. This build works for both open world leveling and for any dungeons you plan to do.

This buld is strictly for those of you that will be SOLELY dungeon leveling. It sacrifices the Affliciton talents for some Destruction talents to help you cast harder and faster Shadow Bolt IconShadow Bolts and Immolate IconImmolates.


Leveling Rotation

Leveling as Demonology is all about your DoT's, your Demon and the infamous Metamorphosis IconMetamorphosis. It's a rather simple leveling process in comparison to the other Demonology Warlock specs. While you don't have Siphon Life IconSiphon Life and Corruption IconCorruption healing you constantly, you do have your Felguard acting like a mini Warrior, charging in and cleaving all your enemies down, while you run around and apply your DoTs to everything around you. Once they're close enough pop Metamorphosis IconMetamorphosis, which opens up the ability to use Immolation Aura IconImmolation Aura, and watch all your enemies melt around you.

A perk to Demonology is that you have a deep toolkit to help you out while leveling. Immolate IconImmolate is better used with Demonology, thanks to the talent Molten Core IconMolten Core, which extends it by 9 seconds and allows you to place Immolate up on all enemies around you. Metamorphosis IconMetamorphosis should then be used to buff your Corruption IconCorruption damage. Follow this up with Immolation Aura IconImmolation Aura to wipe out the mob pack. This will be more than enough to kill most enemies that you'll encounter in the open world. When fighting higher level enemies like elites, incorporate Shadow Bolt IconShadow Bolt once you've applied Immolate IconImmolate and Corruption IconCorruption. Helpful Addons and Weakauras can assists you in tracking things like Molten Core IconMolten Core procs, which will tell you when to Incinerate IconIncinerate over Shadow Bolt IconShadow Bolt to sqeeze out some more damage on the heavier mobs.


AoE Leveling Rotation as Demonology

Warlocks have one of the best AoE abilities in the game with Seed of Corruption IconSeed of Corruption. Even better, Demonology itself has another one of the best AoE abilities in the game with Metamorphosis IconMetamorphosis and Immolation Aura IconImmolation Aura. This makes Demonology the best AoE spec in the game when played properly. This also can cause you to have an extreme amount of threat issues if you're in a group and not careful. It's important to Soulshatter IconSoulshatter when you see your threat getting high and if you're running with a Paladin in your group, don't be afraid to ask for a bubble or Hand of Protection IconHand of Protection.

If you're leveling in the open world via quests, then the enemies should be dead long before your Immolation Aura IconImmolation Aura runs out, but if they're still alive, feel free to toss a Seed of Corruption IconSeed of Corruption out.

If you're in a dungeon, apply Immolate IconImmolates while the tank gather all the enemies. Once he's got them all, run into melee range and use Metamorphosis IconMetamorphosis and Immolation Aura IconImmolation Aura and then cast Seed of Corruption IconSeed of Corruption until all the mobs are dead. It is wise to use Soulshatter IconSoulshatter after you cast a couple Seed of Corruption IconSeed of Corruption.


Demons for Leveling as Demonology

The best Demon to be using as Demonology is the Felguard. This is an extremely strong pet that gets even stronger with Demonology talents like Demonic Brutality IconDemonic Brutality, Master Demonologist IconMaster Demonologist, Demonic Empowerment IconDemonic Empowerment and Unholy Power IconUnholy Power. Felguard has access to abilities like Demonic Frenzy IconDemonic Frenzy, Intercept IconIntercept, Cleave IconCleave and a taunt, Anguish IconAnguish.


List of Trainer Skills to Buy

Warlocks have a ton of spells and Demon Grimoires to buy. It can become daunting to think about which ones are worth getting. To keep it simple, you want to buy all ranks of spells that you find yourself using out in the open world. You can skip a bunch of spells if you want to save gold and make it less confusing. Some spells that you can skip training until level 80 are listed below in order of which they become available on your trainer.


Warlock Macros and Addons

Setting up a user interface and macros early on you will greatly improve the quality of your leveling experience. Check out the Warlock Macros and Addons guides in the links below for the full list.


How to Continue to Improve Your Demonology Warlock at Level 80

Once you achieve Level 80, we suggest checking out our Demonology Warlock Guide, which goes more in detail of how to play your Level 80 Warlock.



  • 26 Jun. 2023: Page updated
  • 26 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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