Demonology Warlock Patch 9.1 Changes Analysis — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on May 05, 2021 at 23:02 by Motoko 11 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you how the Patch 9.1 changes for Demonology Warlock affect the spec and what the current state of theorycrafting is.


Demonology Warlock in Patch 9.1: Chains of Domination

This page will go over how the changes currently on the Patch 9.1 Public Test Realm (PTR) will affect Demonology Warlocks, specifically how the changes impact the playstyle, best Legendaries, Covenants, etc. If you are simply interested in what the current changes are for Demonology Warlock on the 9.1 PTR, you can read our Patch 9.1 Warlock Changes.



Due to the nature of testing and ongoing development, any changes to Demonology Warlocks on the PTR are likely to be incomplete and/or not final. Make sure to keep checking this page over time for additional changes, and we highly recommend reviewing our Demonology Warlock guide once Patch 9.1 goes live for definitive thoughts on what changed and its impact on gameplay.


Base Spec Changes for Patch 9.1

There are currently no Demonology changes in 9.1.


Best Talents in Patch 9.1 for Demonology Warlock

There are currently no Demonology changes in 9.1.


Best Legendary in Patch 9.1 for Demonology Warlock

Please keep in mind the new Covenant-specific Legendaries have not yet been revealed or datamined in the current PTR build. Therefore, their effectiveness and power is still unknown.

As Demonology has not received any changes on PTR, the Legendary choices have not been impacted.


Best Covenant in Patch 9.1 for Demonology Warlock

With the new Soulbind rows being added the relative difference between Covenants seems to have shrunk, opening the possibility to play something different and at the same time be competitive with Night Fae. While Simcraft implementation is in its early stages it is hard to exactly quantify how good alternatives such as Bonesmith Heirmir will be in the grand scheme, but I will update this page as soon as I can provide concrete numbers on the new Soulbinds.



  • 05 May 2021: Page created.
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