Destruction Warlock PvP Guide (Shadowlands 9.0.5)

Last updated on Mar 08, 2021 at 14:31 by Mysticall 6 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 are capable of some of the strongest single target damage in the game. Chaos Bolt Icon Chaos Bolt is one of the most feared spells in the game, and for good reason. If you give a Destruction Warlock a chance to chain together multiple Chaos Bolts, the game will surely be over.


Strengths of Destruction Warlocks

  • Great control
  • Strong burst damage
  • Extremely difficult to kill without Dampening

Weaknesses of Destruction Warlocks

  • Struggle to stay alive against melee teams
  • Hard to cast against teams with multiple interrupts
  • Very few defensive cooldowns

Content of the Guide

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



  • 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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