Destruction Warlock Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Nov 24, 2020 at 23:50 by Motoko 22 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Destruction Warlock before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!

1.

Torghast as an Destruction Warlock

On this page we will guide you on how to perform the best in Torghast, Tower of the Damned as a Destruction Warlock. If you are looking for generic Torghast information, check out the page below.

2.

Best Setup for Torghast as an Destruction Warlock

2.1.

Best Talents for Torghast as an Destruction Warlock

Level Choices
15 Flashover Flashover Eradication Eradication Soul Fire ? Soul Fire
25 Reverse Entropy Reverse Entropy Internal Combustion Internal Combustion Shadowburn ? Shadowburn
30 Demon Skin Demon Skin Burning Rush Burning Rush Dark Pact ? Dark Pact
35 Inferno ? Inferno Fire and Brimstone ? Fire and Brimstone Cataclysm Cataclysm
40 Darkfury Darkfury Mortal Coil Mortal Coil Howl of Terror ? Howl of Terror
45 Roaring Blaze Roaring Blaze Rain of Chaos Rain of Chaos Grimoire of Sacrifice Grimoire of Sacrifice
50 Soul Conduit Soul Conduit Channel Demonfire ? Channel Demonfire Dark Soul: Instability Dark Soul: Instability

There are a couple of options available when it comes to talents as an Destruction Warlock in Torghast.

2.1.1.

Level 15 Talent Row for Destruction Warlock in Torghast

Flashover Flashover Eradication Eradication Soul Fire ? Soul Fire

Flashover Icon Flashover is a passive option but does not help on AoE unless talented with Fire and Brimstone Icon Fire and Brimstone.

Soulfire Icon Soulfire is the more active option in the tree, hitting hard and providing shard generation in any situation.

2.1.2.

Level 25 Talent Row for Destruction Warlock in Torghast

Reverse Entropy Reverse Entropy Internal Combustion Internal Combustion Shadowburn ? Shadowburn

Reverse Entropy Icon Reverse Entropy is the default choice, helping in any situation.

Shadowburn Icon Shadowburn relies on targets frequently being in execute range in order to be effective.

2.1.3.

Level 30 Talent Row for Destruction Warlock in Torghast

Demon Skin Demon Skin Burning Rush Burning Rush Dark Pact ? Dark Pact

Burning Rush Icon Burning Rush gives mobility which makes each run faster and more efficient.

Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact gives active mitigation if needed, at the expense of mobility.

2.1.4.

Level 35 Talent Row for Destruction Warlock in Torghast

Inferno ? Inferno Fire and Brimstone ? Fire and Brimstone Cataclysm Cataclysm

Inferno Icon Inferno offers the highest AoE damage potential but it is tied to mobs sitting beneath Rain of Fire Icon Rain of Fire area of effect, therefore not always practical

Fire and Brimstone Icon Fire and Brimstone offers a good middleground, not excelling in any situation.

Cataclysm Icon Cataclysm is the default choice for single target and burst AoE.

2.1.5.

Level 40 Talent Row for Destruction Warlock in Torghast

Darkfury Darkfury Mortal Coil Mortal Coil Howl of Terror ? Howl of Terror

Mortal Coil Icon Mortal Coil is the preferred choice for solo, due to a combination of additional crowd control that cannot be broken by damage, and the added selfheal burst.

Howl of Terror Icon Howl of Terror can help dealing with AoE pulls in group play.

2.1.6.

Level 45 Talent Row for Destruction Warlock in Torghast

Roaring Blaze Roaring Blaze Rain of Chaos Rain of Chaos Grimoire of Sacrifice Grimoire of Sacrifice

Rain of Chaos Icon Rain of Chaos is the default choice here, due its synergy with anima powers and the increased burst potential.

2.1.7.

Level 50 Talent Row for Destruction Warlock in Torghast

Soul Conduit Soul Conduit Channel Demonfire ? Channel Demonfire Dark Soul: Instability Dark Soul: Instability

Soul Conduit Icon Soul Conduit best synergise with Inferno Icon Inferno in order to sutain high AoE damage.

Channel Demonfire Icon Channel Demonfire offers a sustained increase in single target and partially AoE, but is not particularly impressive in either.

Dark Soul: Instability Icon Dark Soul: Instability further increase the burst potential.

3.

Best Destruction Warlock Anima Powers

During a Torghast run, there are plenty of chances to choose 1 between 3 different anima powers. Below we have compiled a list with the relative strength of each Anima Powers you can obtain within Torghast.

Keep in mind some powers might perform better when paired with different options, unlike others that can instead deliver results on their own.

Last but not least, the choice will often be among Potency, Survivability and Utility. Playstyle preference should be taken into account, therefore do not hesitate to experiment differently from this list.

"S" is best and "F" is worst.

For a complete list of Anima Powers available to Warlocks, please refer to the pages linked just below.

3.1.

S-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

3.2.

A-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

3.3.

B-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

3.4.

C-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

3.5.

D-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

3.6.

E-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

3.7.

F-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

4.

Phantasma Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

Occasionally you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. It is hard to evaluate these, but we recommend choosing them when there is no "B"-tier or higher alternative Anima Power.

5.

Destruction Warlock Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

During the first 1, maybe 2 floors, with little to no anima powers, at higher difficulties the tower can be quite challenging, however warlocks as a pet class can deal with multiple target pulls easier than most other classes. Always pay attention to your pet health when soloing the tower, and consider rotating crowd control abilities in the event where the Voidwalker is taking too much damage. Health Funnel Icon Health Funnel can be used to prolong its life, but more often than not is just better to summon a new one.

  1. Cast Soulfire Icon Soulfire on cooldown if talented
  2. Cast Cataclysm Icon Cataclysm on cooldown if talented, trying to maximise the number of targets affected each cast
  3. Cast Channel Demonfire Icon Channel Demonfire on cooldown if talented
  4. Spend your shards on Chaos Bolt Icon Chaos Bolt unless there are 3 or more targets stacked and your Havoc Icon Havoc is on cooldown, in which case cast Rain of Fire Icon Rain of Fire
  5. maintain Immolate Icon Immolate on as many targets as possible
  6. try to snipe dying targets with Shadowburn Icon Shadowburn if talented
  7. Cast Incinerate if nothing else is available

In order to maximise Infernal usage, try to pool at least 4 shards and try to spend as many as possible for the duration of Rain of Chaos Icon Rain of Chaos in order to trigger as many additional Infernals as possible.

Make liberal use of your cooldowns in order to deal with difficult pulls, as normally the end floor mini bosses are not particularly challenging. Try instead to get to the floor 6 boss with all cooldowns ready as later it turns into a DPS race.

5.1.

Anima Power Playstyle Changes for Destruction Warlock

Destruction Warlocks can achieve almost permanent Infernal through a combination of different powers, specifically Realmlord's Insignia Icon Realmlord's Insignia, Soul Platter Icon Soul Platter. This playstyle is especially effective with multiple stacks of Darkwhisper Signet Icon Darkwhisper Signet and Pact of Infernal Intimacy Icon Pact of Infernal Intimacy to further empower your army of Infernals.

Another possible combination is achieved through multiple stacks of Mark of Borrowed Power Icon Mark of Borrowed Power and Glutton's Guise Icon Glutton's Guise in order to chain as many Chaos Bolt Icon Chaos Bolts and potentially face tank bosses.

6.

Changelog

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