Season of Discovery Destruction Warlock DPS Guide

Last updated on Jul 07, 2024 at 00:00 by Crix 5 comments

Welcome to our Destruction Warlock guide for WoW Classic - Season of Discovery, tailored for PvE content. Here, you will learn how to play the Warlock class as an Destruction Warlock. Click the links below to navigate the guide or read this page for a short introduction.



Destruction Warlocks in World of Warcraft Classic have never been considered a powerhouse when it comes to DPS. They're known for having a boring rotation of pressing one button and are taken in raid mainly for their curses, healthstones, summons and soulstones. With Season of Discovery's new Rune system, Destruction Warlocks get a total revamp. Rather than spamming Shadow Bolt Icon Shadow Bolt, you now get to cast all Fire spells like Incinerate Icon Incinerate, Backdraft Icon Backdraft, Immolation Aura Icon Immolation Aura, Chaos Bolt Icon Chaos Bolt and more, which leads to a much more fun, powerful and high sought out spec.

With these changes, and more, Warlocks will become a very sought-after DPS due to not only their much needed Curse of the Elements Icon Curse of the Elements, Curse of Shadow Icon Curse of Shadow, and Curse of Recklessness Icon Curse of Recklessness, which can now be all applied instantly thanks to the Mark of Chaos Icon Mark of Chaos rune, but also their high damage and AoE, Healthstones, Summoning and more.

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +One of the strongest solo levelers in the game
  • +Unique utility, especially with the ability to summon
  • +Very strong AoE and single target damage
  • +Amazing debuffs that are required in all raids
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Extremely high competition for gear against the other casters
  • -Struggles without Hit and has no help from talents for Hit on their main spells
  • -Generates more threat than any other class, with no way to get rid of it
  • -Has to farm Soul Shard Icon Soul Shards

Season of Discovery

Warlock has received some major changes in the Season of Discovery version of Classic World of Warcraft, and with those changes come many new ways to play one of the games' original classes. Below we have included guides to keep you current on not only Season of Discovery changes, but general game play tips and lists so you are best prepared to tackle the new adventures that await you in the Season of Discovery on your Destruction Warlock.

With all the brand new abilities and runes, the rotation, gearing options, and talent decisions for Destruction Warlocks has changed drastically with Season of Discovery. Use the guides located in the Table of Contents at the top of this page to find all the information you'll need to master the Destruction Warlock.


Rune Engravings

Make sure to check out our Rune Engravings guide to best understand what each rune does for your Warlock. If you're unsure where to locate these Runes, we've listed the location for every Season of Dicovery Rune in the guide below to help you find the best available Runes for your class!