Demonology Warlock Frequently Asked Questions in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Nov 06, 2018 at 06:25 by Motoko 40 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list all of the frequently asked questions for a Demonology Warlock in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1.

The other pages of our Demonology Warlock guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Motoko, Warlock main since The Burning Crusade, co-admin in the Warlock Discord, and theorycrafter and contributor for LockOneStopShop.

1. Frequently Asked Questions for Demonology Warlock

This section will attempt to answer several of the most frequently asked questions regarding Demonology Warlocks in Battle for Azeroth.

1.1. When Should I Cast Implosion?

Implosion Icon Implosion should become a part of the regular rotation whenever 2 or more targets are stacked together. You should cast Implosion once every 2-3 casts of Hand of Gul'dan Icon Hand of Gul'dan to maximize Soul Shard efficiency.

The damage that Wild Imps do when they Implode is based off of their remaining Energy on the primary target, while secondary targets take always full damage.

1.2. How Do I Use Demonic Core?

Demonic Core Icon Demonic Core is an interesting proc, because it allows the player a wide degree of freedom to shape the gameplay to suit the encounter. These stacks essential equate to Soul Shards on demand, which can be used to fuel increased AoE, Cooldown Windows, and so on.

1.3. Is Doom Worth Using?

Doom Icon Doom is actually a competitive talent for 1-5 target scenarios, but only if the spell will actually tick.

1.4. What Piece is Better, X or Y?

The answer to this question in any context will always be to simulate it. This is because what is an upgrade for you may not be an upgrade for someone else. In other words, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all answer, even when talking about 2 completely identical comparisons from you to another person. Everything in your gear has an effect on everything else.

This applies to gear, trinkets, Azerite Traits, and even talents in certain situations.

The only exception to this rule is when a specific fight dictates a certain set of optimal talents, for example. If you are curious about what kind of setup to go for a specific fight, Warcraft Logs offers empirical rankings and statistics and is one of the best resources to determine what the top players are doing.

1.5. How Much of X Stat Should I Have?

We are not being timid when we say that "the stat priority varies with each character". There is no hidden answer or secret stat priority only the "in-club" uses. The truth is that scale factors vary very greatly depending on your character.

Most basic "stat priorities" for guides are determined by simming a character with equal amounts of the secondary stats. This tells you a simple truth; when I have equal amounts of secondary stats, what is the best stat for my character?

The obvious answer is provided in our stats page, and should prove to be a largely universal metric to act by. That said, almost every character will desire differing priorities based on item level, Azerite Traits, and your current distribution of stats.

Long story short; if you want the most accurate answer, use a simulation tool to cater the results to your current gear level.

2. Changelog

  • 06 Nov. 2018: Updated Implosion/Doom info.
  • 12 Aug. 2018: Page added.
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