Warlock PvP Guide
Warlock is perhaps one of the most difficult classes in Warcraft to master. This class can be complex to use and – like every class – there are lots of methods to specialize your talents in order to fit to your personal playing style. Would you rather blast your enemies with massive nukes, watch them bleed dry or let a summoned demon crush your opponent on your behalf? No matter your preference there’s a build for you. This is a World of Warcraft Guide designed to help beginning Warlock players choose the right build.
Option 1: Destruction: Nuke ‘em to death.
Destruction Warlocks don’t sit back and wait for an enemy to slowly die from a DoT or their summoned pet demon. Destruction is based on nukes. Your primary spell is Chaos Bolt, followed by Shadow Bolt. Chaos Bolt is the strongest of the two with a shorter cool down, lower mana cost, and a lot more damage. Build your Warlock around Destruction and domination will ensue.
Option 2 Affliction “More DoTs, more Dots”
The Affliction Warlock build centers on DoT, or Damage over time. A DoT allows the Warlock to stack up an incredible amounts of damage that burn through the targets HP. This build does not rely on nukes or demons. It does rely heavily on fear and other disables. These allow the Warlock to remain unharmed while the DoT takes effect. Every Affliction Warlock needs to know that, in addition to DoT spells, it is very important to use Haunt correctly. Haunt is an amplifier, increasing all Shadow-based DoTs damage amount. Haunt is a Tier 11 spell in the Affliction talent tree. A good Warlock PvP player masters the ability to multi task and keep their spell timers of all DoTs and Haunt casted on a target so that they can renew them when they expire. This is the build that is most popular with great PvP players.
Option 3: Demonology, the puppet master’s fantasy.
Demonology, as the name suggests, is the build that allows Warlocks to have a demon do their bidding. Demonology tens to be a more difficult build for beginners to figure out on their own, so here’s a tip: Put 31 points into Demonology and 10 points into Destruction. How those points are divyed up would depend on your own personal playing style.
Warlock PvP Guide
When fighting an enemy as a Warlock there is one option; Kill them before they kill you. No matter what build you choose, a Warlock is a formidable opponent and should not to be taken lightly. In almost any engagement, no matter what build you choose, is to start with DoTs and any slows or stuns the Warlock has available, then if a Demonology or Destruction Warlock, start up the engine and unleash hell. If you are unable to keep the enemey at bay, it could spell disaster. As with any class, a prepared Warlock is much more deadly than an unprepared Warlock. It’s never a good idea to engage in a fight and have a concrete mindset for the fight since each battle is fluid and things change.
Useful Warlock PvP Tip
Warlocks tend to be squishy casters. In PvP, the best way to scare of attackers is to be the wildest, most bad-ass creature in WoW. A good Warlock can fly under the radar. On the outside they seem juicy and vulnerable, but the proper use of skills and spell management can make them a power-house of death to an unsuspecting victim. Warlocks can be a sweet addition to any raid or arena battle – and when played right can devestate even the strongest enemy.