Destruction Warlock Leveling Guide From 1 to 80 for WotLK Classic

Last updated on Sep 26, 2022 at 20:39 by Crix and Valks 1 comment

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Destruction 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 Demonology Warlock leveling guide.


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Level: 70

Leveling Talent Tree and Build for Destruction Warlock


Leveling Rotation

The Destruction single-target leveling rotation is very simple for the most part, if you follow this priority:

  1. Maintain your curse depending on fight length
  2. Maintain Immolate IconImmolate
  3. Cast Conflagrate IconConflagrate whenever available
  4. Cast Chaos Bolt IconChaos Bolt
  5. Cast Incinerate IconIncinerate as filler

AoE Leveling Rotation as Destruction

Destruction's AoE rotation only consists of 3 spells — use Shadowfury IconShadowfury whenever you can, Seed of Corruption IconSeed of Corruption whenever you can, and Shadowflame IconShadowflame if you are in range.


Pets for Leveling as Destruction

You should use the Imp as Destruction, due to the talents buffing its damage.


List of Trainer Skills to Buy

It is important to buy all abilities as you level as they are cheap and Warlocks have quite a few abilities that are extremely powerful in certain situations.


Warlock Macros and Addons

Setting up an 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 Destruction Warlock at Level 80

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



  • 26 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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