Destruction Warlock PvP Guide (Shadowlands 9.1.5)

Last updated on Nov 15, 2021 at 20:33 by Chanimal 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.


Destruction Warlocks in the Current Meta

Destruction Warlocks bring a mix of strong single-target damage and control, and are very threatening when left alone. Chaos Bolt Icon Chaos Bolt is one of the most feared spells in the game. If you give a Destruction Warlock the chance to chain together multiple Chaos Bolts, the game will surely be over.


Strengths of Destruction Warlocks

  • Extremely disruptive
  • Strong, casted burst damage
  • Great on-demand instant damage

Weaknesses of Destruction Warlocks

  • Struggle to stay alive against melee teams
  • Hard to cast against teams with multiple interrupts
  • Difficult to close games out before Dampening

Content of the Guide

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



  • 17 Nov. 2021: Guide updated for Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Aug. 2021: Guide updated for Shadowlands Patch 9.1.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added Covenant page.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Guide updated for Shadowlands. Still missing Covenants page.
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