Destruction Warlocks received a fair amount of tuning and new talents in the latest build on the Dragonflight Alpha. We summarized them all in our latest news post.



Vile Taint – Now has a 30 sec cooldown (up from 20 sec).

Creeping Death – Your Agony, Corruption, Siphon Life, and Unstable Affliction deal their full damage 15% faster.


Soul Link – 20% 10% of all damage you take is taken by your demon pet instead. Soul Leech also heals you for 25% and your pet for 50% of the absorption it grants.

Nether Portal cast time reduced to 1.5 sec (was 2.5).


Rain of Fire – Calls down a rain of hellfire, dealing [ 86.4% 71.7% of Spell Power ] Fire damage over 8 sec to enemies in the area.

Mastery: Chaotic Energies – Your spells deal 8.0% increased damage, plus a random amount of up to 8.0% additional increased damage.You take 1.8% reduced damage, plus a random amount of up to 1.8% additional reduced damage.

Immolate – Burns the enemy, causing [ 48% 39.84% of Spell Power ] Fire damage immediately and an additional [ 180% 149.4% of Spell Power ] Fire damage over 18 sec.

Incinerate – Draws fire toward the enemy, dealing [ 138.46% 96.92% of Spell Power ] Fire damage.

Conflagrate – Triggers an explosion on the target, dealing [ 110% 93.5% of Spell Power ] Fire damage.

Chaos Bolt – Unleashes a devastating blast of chaos, dealing a critical strike for [ 336% 235.2% of Spell Power ] Chaos damage. Damage is further increased by your critical strike chance.

Soul Fire – Burns the enemy’s soul, dealing [ 420% 315% of Spell Power ] Fire damage and applying Immolate.

Shadowburn – Blasts a target for [ 160% 80% of Spell Power ] Shadowflame damage, gaining 50% critical strike chance on targets that have 20% or less health.

Fire and Brimstone – Incinerate now also hits all enemies near your target for 7% 13% damage.

New Talents

Fel Blast – Blasts the enemy target with a blast of fel magic, causing [ 10% of Spell Power ] Shadowflame damage.

Resolute Barrier – Attacks received that deal at least 5% of your health decrease Unending Resolve’s cooldown by 10 sec. Cannot occur more than once every 30 sec.

Soul Combustion – Summons a Soulkeeper that consumes all Tormented Souls you’ve collected, blasting nearby enemies for [ 22% of Spell Power ] Chaos damage every 1 sec for each Tormented Soul consumed. You collect Tormented Souls from each target you kill and occasionally escaped souls you previously collected.

Fel Synergy – Soul Leech also heals you for 25% and your pet for 50% of the absorption it grants.

Soul Armor – When your health drops below 35%, the percentage of damage shared via your Soul Link is increased by an additional 5%.

Demonic Resilience – Reduces the chance you will be critically struck by 2%. All damage your primary demon takes is reduced by 8%.

Abyss Walker – Using Demonic Circle: Teleport or your Demonic Gateway reduces all damage you take by 4% for 10 sec.

Gorefiend’s Resolve – Targets resurrected with Soulstone resurrect with 20% additional health and 15% additional mana.

Soul-Eater’s Gluttony – Whenever Unstable Affliction deals damage, the cooldown of Soul Rot is reduced by 0.5 sec.

Abyss Walker – Using Demonic Circle: Teleport or your Demonic Gateway reduces all damage you take by 4% for 10 sec.

Malefic Affliction – Malefic Rapture causes your active Unstable Affliction to deal 5% additional damage, up to 15%, for the rest of its duration.

Dread Touch – If Malefic Affliction exceeds 3 stacks, the target instead takes 20% additional damage from your damage over time effects for 6 sec.

Doom Blossom – If Corruption damages a target affected by your Unstable Affliction, it has a 10% chance per stack of Malefic Affliction to deal [ 68% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage to nearby enemies.

Grim Reach – When Darkglare deals damage, it deals 50% of that damage to all enemies affected by your damage over time effects.

Reign of Tyranny – Active Wild Imps grant 1 stack of Demonic Servitude. Active greater demons grant 2 stacks of Demonic Servitude. Demonic Tyrant deals 3% additional damage for each stack of Demonic Servitude active at the time of his summon.