PVE Destruction Warlock Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVE Destruction Warlock DPS Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

PVE Destruction Warlock Guide, WoW 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.

PVE Destruction Warlock Max DPS Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

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.

PVE Destruction Warlock Dynamic Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Chaotic Skyflare Diamond


Runed Cardinal Ruby


Potent Ametrine


Purified Dreadstone x2
Rest is filled with Red Gems

4. Enchants

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

Two-handed – Greater Spellpower
One-handed – Mighty Spellpower or Black Magic

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

Immolate and Corruption is on the target all the time
Chaos Bolt is your primary spell after that
Incinerate and Conflagrate are used on cooldown.

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.

6. Add-ons

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.

PVE Destruction Warlock Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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