Destruction Warlock Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Motoko 55 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!


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 pages below.


Best Setup for Torghast as an Destruction Warlock


Best Talents for Torghast as an Destruction Warlock

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with the following string:


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.


S-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

  • Crumbling Aegis Icon Crumbling Aegis if in front of the last boss
  • Ultimate Detainment Icon Ultimate Detainment if in a group with a tank
  • Choking Chains Icon Choking Chains
  • Darkwhisper Signet Icon Darkwhisper Signet especially with Rain of Chaos Icon Rain of Chaos talented
  • Realmlord's Insignia Icon Realmlord's Insignia
  • Soul Platter Icon Soul Platter does not increase Rain of Chaos Icon Rain of Chaos duration and each additional Infernal procs have a chance to consume a Soul Remnant.

A-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

  • Heart of Endereth Icon Heart of Endereth
  • Lens of Elchaver Icon Lens of Elchaver
  • Potent Acid Gland Icon Potent Acid Gland
  • Spectral Oats Icon Spectral Oats lets you balance the health loss from Burning Rush Icon Burning Rush
  • Edgelurker Icon Edgelurker
  • Fallen Armaments Icon Fallen Armaments
  • V'lara's Cape of Subterfuge Icon V'lara's Cape of Subterfuge
  • Brittle Bone Dust Icon Brittle Bone Dust for large pulls and against bosses
  • Offer of Souls Icon Offer of Souls
  • Pocketed Soulcage Icon Pocketed Soulcage
  • Inferno Skewers Icon Inferno Skewers
  • Mark of Borrowed Power Icon Mark of Borrowed Power is good when stacked
  • Pact of Thickness Icon Pact of Thickness

B-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

  • Imperial Warrant Icon Imperial Warrant
  • Knowledge of Mortality Icon Knowledge of Mortality
  • Pulsing Rot-hive Icon Pulsing Rot-hive
  • Subjugator's Manacles Icon Subjugator's Manacles
  • Dark Fortress Icon Dark Fortress
  • The Stone Ward Icon The Stone Ward
  • Unstable Form Icon Unstable Form
  • Glasswing Charm Icon Glasswing Charm
  • Dark Armaments Icon Dark Armaments
  • Ephemeral Effigy Icon Ephemeral Effigy
  • Resonating Effigy Icon Resonating Effigy
  • Blood-Stained Dagger Icon Blood-Stained Dagger
  • Detonation Torch Icon Detonation Torch
  • Glutton's Guise Icon Glutton's Guise
  • Pact of Infernal Intimacy Icon Pact of Infernal Intimacy
  • Tainted Blood Vial Icon Tainted Blood Vial
  • Zovaal's Resolution Icon Zovaal's Resolution

C-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

  • Gaze of Death Icon Gaze of Death
  • Frostbite Wand Icon Frostbite Wand
  • Heart of the Forge Icon Heart of the Forge
  • Purifier's Flame Icon Purifier's Flame
  • Stoneflesh Figurine Icon Stoneflesh Figurine
  • Oversized Boots Icon Oversized Boots
  • Band of Deep Burns Icon Band of Deep Burns
  • Soulward Clasp Icon Soulward Clasp
  • Cilice of Denathrius Icon Cilice of Denathrius
  • Glutton's Kerchief Icon Glutton's Kerchief
  • Art of the Blood Passage Icon Art of the Blood Passage
  • Chaotic Effigy Icon Chaotic Effigy
  • Disembodied Tongue Icon Disembodied Tongue with Venthyr covenant
  • Hellfire Pact Icon Hellfire Pact
  • Smoking Shard of Teleportation Icon Smoking Shard of Teleportation
  • Void Etched Talisman Icon Void Etched Talisman for group play
  • Warlock's Bargain Icon Warlock's Bargain take it at your own risk

D-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

  • Corruption Antenna Icon Corruption Antenna
  • Flame Jet Icon Flame Jet
  • Finger of Frozen Fury Icon Finger of Frozen Fury
  • Kerim's Amulet of Laceration Icon Kerim's Amulet of Laceration
  • Lightning Dust Icon Lightning Dust
  • Defiance of Death Icon Defiance of Death
  • Echo of Azeroth Icon Echo of Azeroth
  • Irritating Moth Dust Icon Irritating Moth Dust
  • Swarm Form Icon Swarm Form
  • Coffer of Spectral Whispers Icon Coffer of Spectral Whispers
  • Roots of the Dreamtree Icon Roots of the Dreamtree
  • Suffused Noble Writ Icon Suffused Noble Writ
  • Bottled Shadow Icon Bottled Shadow
  • Crystal of Perpetual Displacement Icon Crystal of Perpetual Displacement
  • Sacrificial Vermin Icon Sacrificial Vermin
  • Shadowed Shortblade Icon Shadowed Shortblade
  • Visage of Lethality Icon Visage of Lethality
  • Whispers of the Jailer Icon Whispers of the Jailer

E-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

  • Disemboweler's Hook Icon Disemboweler's Hook
  • Erratic Howler Icon Erratic Howler
  • Gruul's Shattered Toenail Icon Gruul's Shattered Toenail
  • Tremorbeast Tusk Icon Tremorbeast Tusk
  • Watchful Lightfly Icon Watchful Lightfly
  • Bottled Enigma Icon Bottled Enigma
  • Flamestarved Cinders Icon Flamestarved Cinders
  • Icy Heartcrust Icon Icy Heartcrust
  • Overgrowth Seedling Icon Overgrowth Seedling
  • Blade of the Lifetaker Icon Blade of the Lifetaker
  • Curious Miasma Icon Curious Miasma
  • Crown of Obstinance Icon Crown of Obstinance
  • Shimmering Wingcape Icon Shimmering Wingcape
  • Ever-Beating Heart Icon Ever-Beating Heart
  • Golden Idol Icon Golden Idol
  • The Fifth Skull Icon The Fifth Skull
  • Claw of Endereth Icon Claw of Endereth
  • Dissolving Vial Icon Dissolving Vial
  • Thirsting Chain Icon Thirsting Chain

F-Tier Anima Powers for Destruction Warlock

  • Frostchipper Icon Frostchipper
  • Scroll of Elchaver Icon Scroll of Elchaver
  • Stormcycle Peridot Icon Stormcycle Peridot
  • Yel'Shir's Powerglove Icon Yel'Shir's Powerglove
  • Negation Well Icon Negation Well
  • Hematoma Bat Icon Hematoma Bat
  • Lumbering Form Icon Lumbering Form - good for griefing your group :)
  • Elongated Skeletal Arms Icon Elongated Skeletal Arms
  • Soulvoid Bag Icon Soulvoid Bag

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.


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.


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.



  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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