Demonology Warlock DPS Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jun 25, 2019 at 03:21 by Motoko 50 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Demonology Warlock for each boss of the following raid: Battle of Dazar'alor. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.

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Introduction for Demonology Warlock Boss Advice in Battle of Dazar'alor

In this section you will find information pertaining to each boss individually in the Battle of Dazar'alor raid.

The advice in this section is in a state of continual updates, as the content is still extremely fresh. As we experience the bosses in their live and properly finished states, additional tips and advanced techniques will be added.

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Talent Cheatsheet for Demonology Warlock

Champion of the Light Grong Jadefire Masters Opulence Conclave of the Chosen King Rastakhan High Tinker Mekkatorque Stormwall Blockade Lady Jaina Proudmoore

We advise to use the following talents on Champion of the Light.

We advise to use the following talents on Grong.

We advise to use the following talents on Jadefire Masters.

We advise to use the following talents on Opulence.

We advise to use the following talents on Conclave of the Chosen.

We advise to use the following talents on King Rastakhan.

We advise to use the following talents on High Tinker Mekkatorque.

We advise to use the following talents on Stormwall Blockade.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

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Champion of the Light

We advise you to use the following talents against Champion of the Light.

This fight is split 50/50 between multi-target and single target phases. Try to maintain Doom Icon Doom uptime as high as you can, without increasing stacks too much. Try to line up Nether Portal Icon Nether Portal during boss phases, or otherwise talent Demonic Consumption Icon Demonic Consumption.

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Grong

We advise you to use the following talents against Grong, the Revenant / Grong, the JungleLord.

This is a single target fight; try to use Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and possibly Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway to reduce the amount of movement required. Pool Demonic Core Icon Demonic Core procs for when the adds spawn. Consider using Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact to mitigate the damage from the missile. In Mythic there will be 2 adds, so if you are Horde try to save Demonic Strength Icon Demonic Strength or Bilescourge Bombers Icon Bilescourge Bombers to cleave them both.

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Jadefire Masters

We advise you to use the following talents against Jadefire Masters.

This fight will have at least 2 targets up the whole time, and some adds that need to die as quickly as possible; try to save Demonic Core Icon Demonic Core procs for those. Warlocks can soak Magma Traps by preplacing Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle and thus avoiding falling damage. Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway is invaluable during the Maze phase. Sacrificed Souls Icon Sacrificed Souls or Demonic Consumption Icon Demonic Consumption might be more practical than Nether Portal Icon Nether Portal for this encounter.

In Mythic, remember the dance is a fixed sequence of colours: Blue, Green, Red, Green, Blue.

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Opulence

We advise you to use the following talents against Opulence.

The boss fight is split into 2 phases: the first phase is a gauntlet where raid has to spit into 2 groups, and then during the second phase, you will face the boss.

Plenty of movement is required during the Gauntlet, so try to minimize it as much as you can. You can use Burning Rush Icon Burning Rush to activate the buff in the 4th room by dropping below 50% health, and remember to save cooldowns for final room.

You generally want to pick up the Opal jewel, unless specified otherwise by your raidleader.

Use Shadowfury Icon Shadowfury on Spirits of Gold Icon Spirits of Gold, and try to save a Bilescourge Bombers Icon Bilescourge Bombers for them. Nether Portal Icon Nether Portal can provide an incredible amount of burst damage on the boss during Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism if timed correctly with the Topaz buff.

Level 100 talent choice is based on what you need: Sacrificed Souls Icon Sacrificed Souls for the biggest implosions on 2 out of 3 sets of adds in Phase Two; Demonic Consumption Icon Demonic Consumption for an easier gauntlet and more damage in critical rooms; Nether Portal Icon Nether Portal for a balanced approach: good damage during gauntlet, high damage on boss especially if you delay last portal before 3rd set of adds so you can also get a noticeable implosion off that sequence after Tyrant expired.

In Mythic, try to implode on current target if you are about to be swapped, to minimize the damage loss. Make use of Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle in Phase Two to place pools at the edges of the room quicker.

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Conclave of the Chosen

We advise you to use the following talents against Conclave of the Chosen.

Despite its appearance, this is mostly a single target fight. Unlike Affliction and Destruction, Demonology does not gain anything by DoTting the second boss, so focus mainly on the main target while dumping Demonic Core Icon Demonic Core procs on the Raptor when available. Remember Raptors are susceptible to crowd control, so make use of Felguard stun and Shadowfury Icon Shadowfury. Make use of Burning Rush Icon Burning Rush to avoid orbs and to rush inside the Pa'ku safe zone during its AoE.

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King Rastakhan

We advise you to use the following talents against King Rastakhan.

This is a cleave fight in Phase One and single target fight with multiple targets later on. Aim for maximum uptime on Doom Icon Doom on all 3 mini bosses and Rastakhan when he joins the fight. Avoid frogs and various abilities during Phase Two, and try to enter Phase Three in the Death Realm with all cooldowns available since Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism will be used there. In Phase Four, pay attention to where you run. Make use of Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle in Phases 3 and 4 to minimize movements and avoid Inevitable End.

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High Tinker Mekkatorque

We advise you to use the following talents against High Tinker Mekkatorque.

This is a single target encounter with various movement requirements. Make the best use of Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway, Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle, and Burning Rush Icon Burning Rush to deal with both the Shrunk Icon Shrunk debuff and Gigavolt Charge Icon Gigavolt Charge. Try to enter Phase Three with cooldowns up for when your raid uses Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism.

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Stormwall Blockade

We advise you to use the following talents against Stormwall Blockade.

This is a single target fight with periodic add spawns. Phase One is pretty straightforward, so focus on dodging abilities and coordinate with the rest of the raid to bring down both bosses at the same time.

In Phase 2 try to save some Demonic Core Icon Demonic Cores to burst adds down as quickly as possible. Use Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway and Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle to minimize the movement when dropping debuffs at the back of the room.

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Lady Jaina Proudmoore

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

This is a single target fight with periodic adds during Phase One. During the whole fight, pay attention to your total health and Chilling Touch Icon Chilling Touch stacks: remember that Burning Rush Icon Burning Rush can be used to bypass the slow but if you dip below 80% of maximum health you become stunned inside an Ice Block that has to be destroyed by your teammates.

Save Demonic Core Icon Demonic Core procs and time Bilescourge Bombers Icon Bilescourge Bombers for each Marine wave, unless your priests just mindcontrol them. In Phase Two, position Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway in conjunction with Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle to help with the Siegebreaker Blast Icon Siegebreaker Blast mechanic and to dodge the Glacial Ray Icon Glacial Ray.

In Mythic, you should run either Doom Icon Doom/Demonic Strength Icon Demonic Strength or Bilescourge Bombers Icon Bilescourge Bombers/Demonic Calling Icon Demonic Calling. Personally, I have found that the Bilescourge Bombers setup works better, as it allows for easier cleave on secondary targets, while still maintaining similar boss damage on Jaina.

After recent nerfs, the Phase 2 ship intermission strategy became obsolete, so Soul Conduit Icon Soul Conduit is arguably a slightly better choice over Grimoire: Felguard Icon Grimoire: Felguard, even for Phase 3 intermission boss damage, if you pool your resources correctly.

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Changelog

  • 25 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019: Updated after recent raid nerfs.
  • 11 Feb. 2019: Updated with better talent choices, and more tips.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Page added.
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