PVE Destruction Warlock DPS Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)
Welcome to the Destruction Warlock DPS guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Destruction Warlock in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.
1. Talent Tree
There are two main specs for Destruction Warlock. The first one is better when you can just stand still and use your spells. Soul Leech and Improved Soul Leech will allow you to be full health and mana all the time. You won’t be using Life Tap and will be able to concentrate on dealing damage.
The second build is more for a dynamic fight, where you have to move constantly. Here we don’t take Soul Leech and Improved Soul Leech because Unholy Power is considered to be more profitable in this situation. This build is for fights where you can use Life Tap without losing DPS because you will have to move anyway.
Head – Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Storm
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Brilliant Spellthread
Boots – Icewalker
5. Gameplay & Rotations
Curse of the Elements or Curse of Doom is on the target all the time
If you have an Unholy Death Knight or Moonkin Druid in your raid then use Curse of Doom, otherwise, your usual choice is Curse of the Elements
Your pet of choice is Imp. He deals the most damage with this spec and we have Empowered Imp, which gives us a 100% critical after the imp deals one.
Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.
Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.