Demonology Warlock Patch 9.1 Changes Analysis

Last updated on Jul 13, 2021 at 11:50 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 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 instead read our full list of changes to the entire Warlock class on our dedicated page below. For an additional list of content coming in Patch 9.1, you can also check out our Patch 9.1 Overview page.


Base Spec Changes for Patch 9.1

From the Shadows Icon From the Shadows damage buff now applies to Summon Demonic Tyrant Icon Summon Demonic Tyrant.


Best Talents in Patch 9.1 for Demonology Warlock

Doom Icon Doom seems to consistently perform above Demonic Calling Icon Demonic Calling by 100 to 300 DPS, depending on talent configuration and Legendaries used in mythic Chains of Domination gear.


Best Legendary in Patch 9.1 for Demonology Warlock

New covenant Legendaries do not seem to be very competitive for Demonology.

Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning Icon Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning is continuously trending upwards as the best single- and 2-target Legendary option by a long shot, due how powerful Demonic Consumption Icon Demonic Consumption is in relationship with stamina scaling.

Implosive Potential Icon Implosive Potential is still the best option in multi-target unless priority damage is needed. Grim Inquisitor's Dread Calling Icon Grim Inquisitor's Dread Calling remains a solid generic option, offering flexibility in mixed scenarios at the expense of a worse performance compared to Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning Icon Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning and Implosive Potential Icon Implosive Potential in their respective niches.


Best Covenant in Patch 9.1 for Demonology Warlock

Necrolord with Heirmir offer a competitive option to Niya for Demonology, but ultimately Night Fae have the luxury of 3 desirable Soulbinds that works with all 3 spec, whereas Necrolord mostly cater towards Demonology and Destruction players.



  • 13 Jul. 2021: Removed PTR disclaimer.
  • 27 Jun. 2021: baseline changes, legendary and covenant recommendations updated.
  • 05 May 2021: Page created.
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