Demonology Warlock PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Chanimal 18 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Demonology Warlock in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Warlock PvP guide.

1.

Demonology Warlocks in Dragonflight PvP.

Demonology Warlocks are one of strongest Warlock specs right now. They have more crowd control than the other specs but are also much harder to kill. They have utility in the form of Fear Icon Fear and a passive defensive, Soul Link Icon Soul Link that makes them a bad target to focus on. If the Demonology Warlock is unchecked; they can easily burst an enemy down in seconds using Summon Demonic Tyrant Icon Summon Demonic Tyrant.

2.

10.2.5 Changes

There are no notable changes for Patch 10.2.5. However. Demonology Warlocks were changed significantly in Patch 10.2. There are too many changes to list here, however, they are listed below if you would like the full list.

  • Demon Skin Icon Demon Skin now provides a 45/90% armor increase.
  • Your main damage dealing abilities such as Demonbolt Icon Demonbolt, Hand of Gul'dan Icon Hand of Gul'dan, Call Dreadstalkers Icon Call Dreadstalkers and Grimoire: Felguard Icon Grimoire: Felguard have been increased.
  • Many talent revamps have occurred, however the spec mostly plays the same in PvP. Affecting PvP notably is the addition of an AoE added to your Summon Vilefiend Icon Summon Vilefiend ability through Fel Invocation Icon Fel Invocation.
3.

Demonology Warlock Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Great control
  • +Multiple casting schools
  • +Strong consistent damage
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Predictable burst damage
  • -Lack of scary damage outside of Summon Demonic Tyrant Icon Summon Demonic Tyrant
4.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024 (races): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
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  • 07 May 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (comps): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (gear): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
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  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Season 4
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  • 22 Apr. 2024 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight Season 4
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (comps): Updated for Dragonflight Season 4
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight Season 4
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight Season 4
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Season 4
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Season 4
  • 19 Mar. 2024 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.6.
  • 19 Mar. 2024 (macros): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.6.
  • 19 Mar. 2024 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.6.
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  • 19 Mar. 2024 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.6.
  • 19 Mar. 2024 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.6.
  • 19 Mar. 2024 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.6.
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  • 15 Jan. 2024 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.5.
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  • 15 Jan. 2024 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.5.
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  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.
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  • 06 Nov. 2023 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.
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  • 06 Nov. 2023 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.
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  • 04 Sep. 2023 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.7.
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  • 04 Sep. 2023 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (comps): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (races): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Updated Best Alliance races.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (macros): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Removed Spell Lock macro.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Updated Best 2v2 and 3v3 Team Compositions.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Updated Recommended gear.
    • Added Embellishment section.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants section.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Updated Recommended talents.
    • Updated PvP talents.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 07 May 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated Best 2v2 Team Compositions.
    • Updated Best 3v3 Team Compositions.
  • 07 May 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated Recommended Gear section.
    • Updated Tier-Set section.
  • 07 May 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated PvP Talents section.
  • 07 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (races): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Best Alliance Races.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Best 3v3 Team Compositions.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Trinkets to Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier-Set section.
    • Updated Best Gems.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Talent Tree.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 04 Jan. 2023 (gear): Updated Best Leg Enchant.
  • 16 Dec. 2022 (gear): Updated Enchants.
  • 15 Dec. 2022 (playstyle): Updated Damage rotations.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (talents): Updated Recommended Talents.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (races): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (macros): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (comps): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (gear): Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 19 Jul. 2022 (talents): Updated Talent Table.
  • 10 Jun. 2022 (playstyle): Updated Damage rotations.
  • 10 Jun. 2022 (talents): Updated Tiers 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 regular talents.
  • 31 May 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
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  • 28 Feb. 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (gear): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier-Set section.
    • Removed Shards of Domination section.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (talents): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tier 1 Regular Talent.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Notable Changes section.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Notable Changes section.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (comps): Updated best 2v2 Compositions.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (talents): Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tier 7 Regular Talent.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 09 Aug. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Aug. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Aug. 2021 (playstyle): Updated sustained and burst damage rotations.
  • 09 Aug. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Aug. 2021 (gear): Updated recommended gear.
    • Added Shards of Domination section.
  • 09 Aug. 2021 (talents): Updated Talent table.
    • Updated Tiers 1 and 5 regular talents.
    • Updated PvP talents.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (gear): Updated Stat Priority.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 18 Dec. 2020 (playstyle): Updated Rotations to have Covenant Abilities buff the correct spell.
  • 06 Dec. 2020 (gear): Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 05 Dec. 2020 (playstyle): Updated Rotations to include Covenant Ability.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (playstyle): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (gear): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (talents): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (this page): Guide updated for Shadowlands release. Missing Covenants page.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (this page): Guide updated for Shadowlands release. Missing Covenants page.
  • 27 Oct. 2020 (races): This page was checked for patch 9.0.1 and no updates were necessary.
  • 27 Oct. 2020 (macros): This page was checked for patch 9.0.1 and no updates were necessary.
  • 27 Oct. 2020 (playstyle): Added Generating and Spending Soul Shards section.
    • Updated all damage rotations.
    • Updated Defensives section.
    • Added Curses section.
  • 27 Oct. 2020 (comps): This page was checked for patch 9.0.1 and no updates were necessary.
  • 27 Oct. 2020 (gear): Removed Corruption sections.
  • 27 Oct. 2020 (talents): Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tiers 1, 4, 5, 7 Regular Talents.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 03 Jul. 2020 (gear): Updated Corruptions.
    • Added Recommended Corruptions section.
  • 19 May 2020 (gear): Updated Corruptions section.
  • 08 Apr. 2020 (gear): Updated Recommended Items.
  • 14 Feb. 2020 (gear): Several changes made.
    • Updated stat priority.
    • Added Corruption Gear section.
    • Updated Recommended Gear section.
  • 14 Feb. 2020 (talents): Updated Tier 7 Regular talent.
  • 20 Jan. 2020 (races): This page was checked for Patch 8.3 and no update was deemed necessary.
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  • 20 Jan. 2020 (gear): Updated PvP gear to be Season 4 Corrupted gear.
  • 20 Jan. 2020 (talents): This page was checked for Patch 8.3 and no update was deemed necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (races): Page added.
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