Demonology Warlock PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Warlock
Specialization: Demonology
Last updated on: Aug 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Demonology Warlock DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

Demonic Strength
Bilescourge Bombers
Demonic Calling
Power Siphon
Demon Skin
Burning Rush
Dark Pact
From the Shadows
Soul Strike
Summon Vilefiend
Mortal Coil
Demonic Circle
Soul Conduit
Inner Demons
Grimoire: Felguard
Sacrificed Souls
Demonic Consumption
Nether Portal

2. Stats

Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

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Main Hand

4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
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5. Gem

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6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
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7. Races

Troll > Blood Elf > Orc

8. Consumables

Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? Use Potion: Use potion with Demonic Tryant
? Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs with Demonic Tryant
? Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Demonic Tyrant
? Put up Doom if it is not on the target
? Use Nether Portal when you are at 5 Soul Shards
? Summon the Tyrant at the end of your Nether Portal to extend all the demons
? If Nether Portal is ready to use, get to max Soul Shards ASAP. Don't waste a shard by casting this at 4 Soul Shards, though.
? If Nether Portal is ready to use, get to max Soul Shards ASAP
? Save this for multiple targets if it wouldn't cool down again in time
? Save this for multiple targets if it wouldn't cool down again in time
? At any amount of Soul Shards with Nether Portal up
? With 3+ Soul Shards
? With Demonic Core charges
? When you have 3+ Wild Imps and Vilefiend out. Do this even if Nether Portal is up and has time remaining. It seems counter-intuitive, but once you get to having no shards and no Demonic Core charges, the benefit of summoning another random demon or two is relatively small. Casting Tyrant a little early helps you squeeze another Tyrant in between Nether Portals without as much delay.
? Refresh Doom when there is less than 9 seconds remaining and the target will live for another 40 seconds. Keep up on multiple targets when applicable.

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).