Demonology Warlock Patch 9.2 Changes Analysis and Tier Set Thoughts

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Motoko 43 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you how the Patch 9.2 changes for Demonology Warlock affect the spec and what the current state of theorycrafting is.


Demonology Warlock in Patch 9.2: Eternity's End

This page will go over how the changes currently on the Patch 9.2 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 9.2 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 9.2, you can also check out our Patch 9.2 Overview page.


Base Spec Changes for Patch 9.2

Currently Demonology Warlock did not receive any changes to their core kit and the Succubus buff should not affect the specialization choice of pet as there are talents and potency traits that affects Felguard but not the Succubus.


Best Talents in Patch 9.2 for Demonology Warlock

Dreadlash Icon Dreadlash and From the Shadows Icon From the Shadows become the better choice after acquiring the Ripped From the Portal Icon Demonology Warlock 2-Piece and Malicious Imp-Pact Icon Demonology Warlock 4-Piece, respectively.


Demonology Warlock Tier Set in Patch 9.2

With the advent of Patch 9.2 every class will have the opportunity to earn new gear sets either through the Great Vault or the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid.

Equipping at least 2 and 4 pieces of the set will unlock new passive effects which are the following for Demonology Warlock:

  • Ripped From the Portal Icon Demonology Warlock 2-PieceCall Dreadstalkers Icon Call Dreadstalkers has a 100% chance to summon an additional Dreadstalker.
  • Malicious Imp-Pact Icon Demonology Warlock 4-Piece — Your Hand of Gul'dan Icon Hand of Gul'dan has a 15% chance per Soul Shard to summon a Malicious Imp. When slain, Malicious Imp will either deal Fire damage to all nearby enemies of your Implosion Icon Implosion or deal it to your current target.

The Ripped From the Portal Icon Demonology Warlock 2-Piece bonus is extremely powerful both in single-target and multitarget situations thanks to the interactions with Dreadlash Icon Dreadlash and Carnivorous Stalkers Icon Carnivorous Stalkers on top of synergizing with Demonic Consumption Icon Demonic Consumption as well.


Best Legendary in Patch 9.2 for Demonology Warlock

Patch 9.2 will feature the ability to equip a Covenant Legendary simultaneously with another non-covenant-specific one. In the case of Demonology it enables an alternate setup centered around Sacrificed Souls Icon Sacrificed Souls and Balespider's Burning Core Icon Balespider's Burning Core as a Necrolord after acquiring both the tier set and Unity Icon Unity.

Otherwise, the default choice remains Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning Icon Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning as the best single- and 2-target Legendary option, with Grim Inquisitor's Dread Calling Icon Grim Inquisitor's Dread Calling gaining ground after obtaining the Ripped From the Portal Icon Demonology Warlock 2-Piece bonus. Implosive Potential Icon Implosive Potential is still the best option in multi-target unless priority damage is needed.


Best Covenant in Patch 9.2 for Demonology Warlock

Necrolord with Plague Deviser Marileth offers a competitive option to Niya for Demonology, but ultimately Night Fae have the luxury of 3 desirable Soulbinds that works with all 3 specs in all situations, whereas Necrolord mostly caters toward single-target.



  • 22 Feb. 2022: Updated to reflect Patch 9.2 launch.
  • 15 Jan. 2022: Page added with initial thoughts and information.
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