WoW Demonology Warlock Stats, Rotation And Glyphs {Patch 4.1}

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There are demons to slay! And other things, if you’re a demonology lock. But wait, patch 4.1 hit recently – what to do, where to start with 4.1 demonology? If you’ve got a metaphorical question mark over your head then look no further than this thread. We’ll get you up and running, and doing your demonology lock thing.

Demonology warlock rotation:

Metamorphosis > Demon Soul (if you’re using felguard) > Immolate > Hand of Gul’dan > Bane of Doom > Immolation Aura > Corruption > Shadowflame > Incinerate (if Molten Core procs) > Soul Fire (if Decimation is active) > Shadow Bolt

Aoe situations: Hand of Guldan > Hellfire > Felguard Felstorm > Inferno > Shadowflame > Immolation Aura

Which warlock demon should I use?:

  • Single target/boss fight: Felhunter
  • Trash: Felguard

Demology talent spec:

Standard talent build for level 85 Demonology warlock

**Stats, reforging and gems as a Demonology warlock:


Stats order: Intellect > Hit (until hit capped at 174217%) >  Mastery  > Haste > Critical Strike Rating

  • Reforge mastery/crit into Hit until hit capped, after that reforge into mastery, if not possible reforge into haste.
  • Gem hit until capped, then a mixture of haste and intellect (pure intellect if red socket).


Primes: Glyph of ImmolateGlyph of MetamorphosisGlyph of Incinerate

Major: Glyph of Shadow BoltGlyph of Life Tap

Minor: your choice.


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