Warlock Class Overview

Last updated on Sep 29, 2019 at 06:10 by Blainie 3 comments

Warlocks were mages that delved too deeply into the roots of demonic power. Consumed by a lust for dark knowledge, they've tapped into chaotic magics from beyond the world. The Burning Legion now feeds them their powers, allowing them to channel destructive energies and call upon the powerful emissaries of their demon masters.

If you were looking for TBC Classic advice, please refer to our TBC Classic Warlock class overview.


Races for Warlocks

Warlocks can be played as Humans and Gnomes for the Alliance and Undead and Orcs for the Horde in Classic.


Warlock Specializations

Warlocks have 3 talent specializations: Affliction, Demonology, and Destruction.

  • Affliction — This specialization focuses on amplifying the Warlock's damage over time, rather than direct damage.
  • Demonology — This specialization mainly increases the damage of the demons a Warlock can summon, as well as making sure the Warlock itself has more survivability.
  • Destruction — For Destruction Warlocks, fiery, catastrophic damage is of paramount importance and their talent tree reflects it.

Resources as a Warlock

The primary resource used by Warlock is Mana in all specializations.


Gearing a Warlock



Warlocks are only able to wear Cloth armour in Classic.



Warlocks are able to use Daggers, Staves, Swords (One-handed), and Wands.


Warlock Trainers

In order to learn skills and skill ranks, you will need to go to a Warlock trainer. Below is a list of all the trainers available to the Alliance and Horde.


Alliance Warlock Trainers


Horde Warlock Trainers


Warlock Guides for World of Warcraft: Classic

For information on how best to play your Warlock in Classic, you can check out the following guides.


Warlock Guides for the Season of Mastery

While the Season of Mastery features no class changes, you can check out alternate gear guides we have created for Warlock.



  • 29 Sep. 2019: Updated trainer locations.
  • 26 Aug. 2019: Removed mention of Dwarves and replaced with Gnomes.
  • 25 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
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