WotLK Classic Destruction Warlock Spec, Builds, Talents, and Glyphs

Last updated on Jan 18, 2023 at 12:00 by Crix 3 comments

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talent choices and builds for your Destruction Warlock in WotLK Classic, as well as advised glyphs.


Talent Builds for Destruction Warlock in Wrath of the Lich King

Warlocks are pretty straightforward when it comes to talents. You want everything with fire damage and anything that buffs you or your Summon Imp IconSummon Imp. Talents like Soul Link IconSoul Link and Fel Domination IconFel Domination can be considered flex points and should be used for Suppression IconSuppression if you need hit.


Important Talents for Destruction Warlocks in Wrath of the Lich King

This talent reduces the cast time of you two of your main abilities, Immolate IconImmolate and Chaos Bolt IconChaos Bolt

Increases the damage of your Immolate IconImmolate and dazes the target. Largely taken for the damage portion as the daze does not do anything to bosses, but can be nice on the trash packs.

All three of these talents synergize and attribute to why your Summon Imp IconSummon Imp does so much damage. Plus, thanks to Empowered Imp IconEmpowered Imp, whenever your Imp crits, your next ability crits as well.

This talent, mixed with Aftermath IconAftermath and Glyph of Imp Icon Glyph of Imp, make your Immolate IconImmolate do very high of damage.

Increases the damage of your Fire spells by 15% and reduces the cast time of your main ability, Incinerate IconIncinerate.

One of the main abilities of Destruction. This spell consumes your Immolate IconImmolate or Shadowflame IconShadowflame and does 60% in instant damage to the same target, while also consuming the Immolate IconImmolate or Shadowflame IconShadowflame, unless you use Glyph of Conflagrate Icon Glyph of Conflagrate.

This is an instant cast AoE ability that stuns everything it hits. It is to be used on cooldown during AoE.

The main talent of Destruction. Whenever you cast a Conflagrate IconConflagrate, the cast time and global cooldown of your next three Destruction spells is reduced by 30%. A lovely spell and integral to the rotation.

Sends a bolt of chaotic fire at the enemy, dealing high damage on a 12-second cooldown. This bolt ignores all absorption effects and cannot be resisted.


Best Glyphs for Warlock in Wrath of the Lich King

Glyphs are a new consumable of sorts introduced in Wrath of the Lich King. Glyphs greatly improve certain spells when you learn them, supporting and even enabling some builds. Glyphs are not permanently learned, so you will want to carry multiple glyphs on you so you can change them quickly depending on the raid or boss encounter you are in. Destruction has some really powerful Glyphs that make the gameplay a little more fun.


Major Glyphs for Destruction Warlock in Wrath of the Lich King

  1. Glyph of Life Tap Icon Glyph of Life Tap — Whenever you Life Tap IconLife Tap, you gain 20% of your Spirit as Spell Power for 40 seconds. This is very important and you must keep this buff on you at all times.
  2. Glyph of Haunt Icon Glyph of Haunt — This adds an addition 3% to Haunt.
  3. Glyph of Quick Decay Icon Glyph of Quick Decay — This allows your Corruption IconCorruption to be affected by Haste. Corruption itself is not huge damage, but it does give you faster Corruption ticks, which results in more Molten Core IconMolten Core procs.

Minor Glyphs for Destruction Warlock in Wrath of the Lich King

  1. Glyph of Drain Soul Icon Glyph of Drain Soul — This gives you a chance at an additional Soul Shard Icon Soul Shard when you Drain Soul IconDrain Soul.
  2. Glyph of Unending Breath Icon Glyph of Unending Breath — This gives everyone with your Unending Breath IconUnending Breath 20% swim speed.
  3. Glyph of Souls Icon Glyph of Souls — This reduces the Mana cost of your Ritual of Souls IconRitual of Souls


  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 19 Oct. 2022: Page added.
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