Patch 8.3 Warlock Changes

Last updated on Jan 06, 2020 at 21:14 by Stan 2 comments

In this article, you are going to find a list of all the Warlock changes for World of Warcraft Patch 8.3: Visions of N'Zoth.


Affliction Warlock

  • The following pets now show up under players' unit frames with a timer: Dreadstalkers, Vilefiend, and Grimoire: Felguard.
  • Deathbolt Icon Deathbolt now deals 20% of the total remaining damage of the Warlock's damage over time effects on the target (was 30%).
  • Nightfall Icon Nightfall's chance to trigger increased by 33%.
  • Nightfall Icon Nightfall now increases the damage of Shadow Bolt Icon Shadow Bolt by 50% (was 25%).
  • Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul damage increased by 50%.
    • Developers' note: One of the key concepts for Affliction Warlock is spreading damage over time spells on a number of different targets. While Deathbolt Icon Deathbolt keys off these types of spells, it provides more-than-expected burst damage and outperforms the other two talents in every situation. In addition to reducing Deathbolt Icon Deathbolt's effectiveness, we are improving the other two talents on the tier to give more options to Affliction Warlocks.

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected a typo that said Grimoire: Felguard Icon Grimoire: Felguard would be summoned for 15 seconds when the ability summoned it for 17 seconds.
  • Summon Demonic Tyrant Icon Summon Demonic Tyrant now attempts pathing to targets that are out of line-of-sight if it is summoned while not in line-of-sight of its target.

More Patch 8.3 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 8.3 class changes linked below.



  • 11 Jan. 2020: Updated based on 8.3 Patch Notes.
  • 07 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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