Demonology Warlock PvP Guide (Shadowlands 9.2)

Last updated on Feb 28, 2022 at 15:57 by Mysticall 7 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play 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 WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Warlock PvP guide.


Demonology Warlocks in the Current Meta

Demonology Warlocks are the strongest Warlock spec right now. They have the same crowd control as all the other specs, but they are 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. If the Demonology Warlock is left unchecked, they can easily burst an enemy down in seconds.


Strengths of Demonology Warlocks

  • Great control
  • Decent mobility
  • Strong consistent damage

Weaknesses of Demonology Warlocks

  • Limited mobility
  • Predictable burst damage
  • Very few defensive cooldowns

Notable 9.2 Changes


Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.



  • 28 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Notable Changes section.
  • 26 Nov. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Guide updated for Shadowlands release. Missing Covenants page.
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