Warlock Class Changes in Patch 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 08, 2021 at 18:57 by Stan 15 comments

On this page, you will find a list of all Warlock class changes coming in Patch 9.0.5.


General Warlock Changes

  • Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues now lasts 1 minute (was 30 seconds) and lasts 20 seconds against enemy players (was 12 seconds).

Affliction Warlock Changes

  • Malefic Rapture Icon Malefic Rapture no longer causes targets to drop Stealth if it deals no damage.
  • Malefic Rapture Icon Malefic Rapture will no longer waste a Soul Shard if no targets are within line of sight when the cast is completed.
  • Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruption now properly deals damage and applies Corruption Icon Corruption if the Warlock is crowd-controlled when the seed detonates.

Demonology Warlock Changes

  • Call Dreadstalkers Icon Call Dreadstalkers, Summon Demonic Tyrant Icon Summon Demonic Tyrant, Summon Vilefiend Icon Summon Vilefiend, Nether Portal Icon Nether Portal demons, and Grimoire: Felguard Icon Grimoire: Felguard will now listen to primary pet commands.
  • Call Dreadstalkers Icon Call Dreadstalkers Attack Power increased by 10%, and Dreadbide and Dreadlash damage increased by 10%.

Destruction Warlock Changes

  • Mastery: Chaotic Energies Icon Mastery: Chaotic Energies now properly increases the damage of Corruption Icon Corruption.

Warlock Covenant Ability Changes

  • Scouring Tithe Icon Scouring Tithe (Kyrian) now requires the Warlock to be facing its target.
  • Decimating Bolt Icon Decimating Bolt (Necrolord) bonus damage from the target’s missing health increased to 100% (was 60%).
  • Impending Catastrophe Icon Impending Catastrophe (Venthyr) damage while moving towards its target has been increased by 10% and its explosion damage increased by 15%.
  • Impending Catastrophe Icon Impending Catastrophe (Venthyr) no longer damages totems in its path to the target.

Warlock Legendary Power Changes

In this section, we list all Warlock Legendary Power changes that went live in Patch 9.0.5.


Affliction Warlock Legendary Powers

  • Malefic Wrath Icon Malefic Wrath duration increased to 10 seconds (was 8 seconds) and damage per stack increased to 35% (was 25%).
  • Wrath of Consumption Icon Wrath of Consumption duration increased to 30 seconds (was 20 seconds) and periodic damage increased to 6% (was 5%).
  • Wrath of Consumption Icon Wrath of Consumption now properly increases the damage of Scouring Tithe Icon Scouring Tithe's periodic effects.

Demonology Warlock Legendary Powers

  • Implosive Potential Icon Implosive Potential's Haste buff duration increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).
  • Balespider's Burning Core Icon Balespider's Burning Core increases the damage of Demonbolt Icon Demonbolt by 15% per stack (was 8% per stack).
  • Grim Inquisitor's Dread Calling Icon Grim Inquisitor's Dread Calling increased to 4% per stack (was 3% per stack).

Destruction Warlock Legendary Powers

  • Madness of the Azj'Aqir Icon Madness of the Azj'Aqir duration increased to 4 seconds (was 3 seconds).
  • Embers of the Diabolic Raiment Icon Embers of the Diabolic Raiment now properly generate 6 Soul Shard Fragments when dealing a critical strike with Incinerate Icon Incinerate.

Warlock PvP Changes

  • Amplify Curse Icon Amplify Curse (PvP Talent) cooldown reduced to 30 seconds (was 45 seconds).
  • Casting Circle Icon Casting Circle (PvP Talent) no longer causes Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve to stop granting its interrupt immunity.
  • Demon Armor Icon Demon Armor (PvP Talent) increases Armor by 160% (was 90%).
  • Fixed an issue where Rapid Contagion Icon Rapid Contagion (Affliction PvP Talent) could be used while under the effects of crowd control abilities.

Warlock Anima Power Changes

  • Detonation Torch Icon Detonation Torch has been redesigned — Increases Shadow Bolt Icon Shadow Bolt, Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul (Level 15 Talent), Demonic Core Icon Demonic Core, and Incinerate Icon Incinerate damage by 75% per stack. Stacks up to 3 times.
  • Inferno Skewers Icon Inferno Skewers has been redesigned — Increases the damage of Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruption, Implosion Icon Implosion, and Rain of Fire Icon Rain of Fire by 75%. Stacks up to 4 times.
  • Pact of Thickness Icon Pact of Thickness now increases summoned demons health and damage by 50% (was only demon health).
  • Smoking Shard of Teleportation Icon Smoking Shard of Teleportation buff duration increased to 15 seconds (was 10 seconds).
  • Bottled Shadow Icon Bottled Shadow duration increased to 30 seconds (was 15 seconds).
  • Visage of Lethality Icon Visage of Lethality has been redesigned — When you are struck in melee by an auto-attack, you fear all nearby enemies for 8 seconds. The effect can happen once every 45 seconds.

The following Anima Powers have been removed: Hellfire Pact Icon Hellfire Pact, Crystal of Perpetual Displacement Icon Crystal of Perpetual Displacement.


More Patch 9.0.5 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.5 class changes linked below.



  • 08 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5 release.
  • 26 Feb. 2021: Updated for Build 37705.
  • 21 Feb. 2021: Guide added.
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