Demonology Warlock Leveling Guide from 1 to 70 — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Motoko 43 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Demonology Warlock leveling guide for Dragonflight. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Warlock leveling guide.


Gear Options

When leveling up, you should always choose the piece of loot with the highest item level. If the item levels are equal, you should choose the piece with stats that are most favorable to your specialization. If your current item is an Heirloom, it should not be replaced.


Level by Level Rotation and Talents

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 60

Talents to Level Up as a Demonology Warlock

Below, you can see the suggested levelling talent build and the order in which to pick the talents while levelling.


Rotation to Level Up as an Demonology Warlock

Starting at Level 1, you only have one main attack ability: Shadow Bolt Icon Shadow Bolt.

  1. Level 2 — Cast Corruption Icon Corruption to tag and soften up multiple enemies whenever spamming a few shadowbolts will not kill them quicker.
  2. Level 59 — Cast Summon Demonic Tyrant Icon Summon Demonic Tyrant with at least Call Dreadstalkers Icon Call Dreadstalkers and 2 sets of Wild Imps to get the most out of its extension.
  3. Level 57 — Use Guillotine Icon Guillotine as often as possible after enemies settle in melee range of Felguard.
  4. Level 11 — cast Call Dreadstalkers Icon Call Dreadstalkers on cooldown, regardless of the number of targets.
  5. Level 1 — Hand of Gul'dan Icon Hand of Gul'dan is the first shard spender, and the only one without cooldown. Cast it whenever you have no other spender, and you have 5 shards.
  6. Level 13 — Demonbolt Icon Demonbolt is unlocked, use it whenever a Demonic Core proc happens.
  7. Level 22 — Implosion Icon Implosion should be used whenever there are 3 or more targets stacked.

Demonology Warlock PvP Talents for Leveling

  1. Call Fel Lord Icon Call Fel Lord can be useful mostly when engaging with other players in PvP, as it offers a moment of respite from melee that is focusing you.
  2. Call Felhunter Icon Call Felhunter offers an interrupt every 24 seconds, provided your active pet is not the Felhunter.
  3. Call Observer Icon Call Observer summons a demon that will zap any enemy casting harmful spells within 20 yards for 5% of their maximum health.
  4. Master Summoner Icon Master Summoner is passable at best, considering we take Demonic Calling Icon Demonic Calling.
  5. Pleasure through Pain Icon Pleasure through Pain gives a passive damage increase but requires Succubus is the main pet choice.
  6. Gateway Mastery Icon Gateway Mastery should always be considered to expedite your whereabouts in closed space where mounts are not usable.
  7. Bonds of Fel Icon Bonds of Fel can offer further AoE burst when kiting targets around.
  8. Fel Obelisk Icon Fel Obelisk is perhaps the strongest PvP leveling talent as it offers a very powerful cooldown.

Pet Choice for Demonology Warlock Leveling

Summon Imp Icon Summon Imp is your first available demon. This pet is not particularly useful for leveling, but you have no choice for the early levels.

If you are leveling alone, Summon Voidwalker Icon Summon Voidwalker can be a helpful choice while leveling up, as it takes a lot of the pressure off you. Avoiding casting pushback can also increase leveling speed.

Summon Felguard Icon Summon Felguard is the default choice for the vast majority of content, leveling included, as demonology, due to a combination of hard Crowd Control, Damage, Cleave, and tanking potential.

Summon Felhunter Icon Summon Felhunter can be a good choice if you are leveling in a group or venturing into dungeons. The extra interrupt is helpful for dealing with troublesome caster mobs.



Congratulations on reaching Level 70! Now that you have hit Level 70, we recommend looking at our Easy mode page and Talents section to learn how to play at max level.



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