Warlock

Blood Pact: Warlocks and professions, artifacts, and followers in Legion There’s a lot of Legion datamining happening right now, and while it’s information that can change in an instant, it still gives us an early look at what might be coming up for Warlocks. So far, we have info on professions, artifacts, and class hall followers as well as a lot of spell, talent, and...

Blood Pact: Rewinding Warlocks in Legion BlizzCon frustrated me as a Warlock. Blizzard was swearing up and down to me that each class and spec would feel unique due to its fantasy and yet I was reading my current spells’ exact tooltips on slides dedicated to Demon Hunters. I was unable to get hyped about Demon Hunters at all; I felt like...




demonology warlock
WoW Legion Warlock class preview Another day has arrived and so another class preview is upon us — this morning we have Warlocks, whose former mastery of all things demonic in World of Warcraft was rather left in question with the announcement of of Legion‘s Demon Hunters. With the game’s latest class taking ownership of signature abilities like Metamorphosis, just...

Blood Pact: Affliction’s two faces of fantasy Demonology’s class fantasy right now feels like Schrodinger’s cat, where we don’t really know what it’s going to be yet. We know pets are involved, but we’re really hoping to observe massive hordes of imps or unique demonic enslaves, not dead cats. Destruction seems fairly consistent — so long as things are being set on...

Blood Pact: Experimenting with Enslave Demon Banishing things is fun, in a very Warlock kind of way. Being able to interrupt your raidmates tunneling on a mob by switching the Banish target around the mob pack is giggle-worthy. Banishing the target at sub-10% is also funny, though it often happens when one Warlock starts to cast to cancel the Banish and...

Blood Pact: Improving Affliction Demonology is getting a rework (again) in Legion, and we don’t know anything about what Destruction has in store. With the announcement of the Insanity resource for Shadow Priests, I imagine our DoT-loving brethern have some changes in store for them. I just hope Affliction isn’t left out in the DoT-spec love. The DoT spec...




Blood Pact: Warlock artifacts, champions, and class halls When the Legion news hit the scene last month, I observed something interesting from my experiment with some Metamorphosis outrage. Those who played pre-Metamorphosis tended to dislike a Demonology that focused on demon form, and those who started playing it after didn’t mind or even preferred a Metamorphosis-centric Demonology. Me? My real opinion is that I...

Blood Pact: Metamorphosis and the Demonologist fantasy I’m angry. I didn’t start playing WoW because I played an RTS back in 2002, or even in 1995 or 1994. I joined much later in 2008, because rather than pay attention to my chemistry lecture, I was paying attention to my friend’s laptop. I asked him what game he was playing that let him...



Climbing the Ranks: Iron Reaver To get one of the top ranks on Iron Reaver, you need to kill the boss before the first air phase starts.

Blood Pact: Hellbreach and Halls of Blood for Warlocks After the recent July 20 hotfix for Affliction Warlocks’ Drain Soul and Haunt damage, Affliction may be not so bad for single target. Top-notch Warlocks like Midwinter’s Furty are displaying impressive single-target numbers as Affliction in Hellfire Citadel’s Mythic fights, but those numbers require more investigation and contextual details than just a simple number one damage bar....

Blood Pact: Wreaking havoc as Destruction in Tier 18 The change of tiers from Blackrock Foundry to Hellfire Citadel has been a weird one for Warlocks. Demonology has been nerfed for being too good in Blackrock Foundry, and yet we’re faced with the same problem in Hellfire Citadel, where all the fights are fitting almost perfectly with Destruction’s strengths in the Normal, Heroic, and...

Blood Pact: Warlocks in Patch 6.2 featuring Final Boss TV As I was working on bringing my fellow warlocks a summary and small loot watchlist for Warlocks in Patch 6.2, Final Boss TV interviewed some Warlocks for its newest episode this past Sunday. I did a Blood Pact with the third episode way back in 2013, and in the class column absence of 2014, I wrote summaries...

Blood Pact: Demonology and patch 6.2 I want to explore what was already revealed in the patch 6.2 Q&A with Lead Game Designer Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas -- not only that Demonology was too good relatively within the Warlock class, but also how it has design problems.

Warlock heirlooms
Blood Pact: Warlock heirlooms and starting specs I love the leveling experience and getting to figure out what buttons to press to defeat semi-challenging content. But I know that when it's your seventy-bazillionth alt, or perhaps even your seventy-bazillionth Warlock alt, it's not about the journey anymore. Let's just fast forward to the end already.

Blood Pact: Patch 6.2 Warlock trinkets We take a close look at the Warlock trinkets coming to World of Warcraft in patch 6.2.

Blood Pact: Warlock-themed battle pets I've been getting into Pet Battles more because of Anna's brilliant to-the-point guides, and while I know there are better pets out there to use, I'm partial to expanding my army of demonic giraffes minions. Thankfully, most of these are drops I can farm rather than tameables out in the world, so it almost doesn't require pet battling skill at all.