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Destruction Quick Start Guide
This is the Destruction Warlock quick start guide. This guide is simply here to provide you the basics of Destruction Warlock. Read more sections of the guide to enhance your chaotic ability. You can find a more in-depth guide
Here on wowhead
, for a more advanced look on all things Destruction Warlock. Other information can also be found on the
Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Here are some simple builds for Destruction Warlocks in patch 7.3. These are basic talent builds that are all purpose for beginners. A further discussion on them can be found on the
Destruction Warlock Talent Guide
This build is focused primarily on raiding.
Mythic + & Questing
This build is focused on Mythic + and Open World Content.
More in-depth information about stats can be found
Fresh 110s in Legion can gear up pretty quickly (~910 ilvl) between World Quests, Relinquished Tokens from
, Heroic Dungeons, and PvP. Give our
Legion Gearing Before Raids
guide a read to learn which avenue of acquiring gear sounds the most interesting for you. Any gear can proc Warforged or Titanforged ilvl gains, so gear from any source can be a huge upgrade for new players.
Legendaries for Destruction Warlocks are generally pretty even, with only 1 legendary item being the best in every situation:
Lessons of Space-Time
. However, other legendary items like
Feretory of Souls
are also very good. You can find more of this information on the
Destruction Warlock Gearing Guide
Thanks to the
catch-up mechanisms added in 7.3, you'll be able to empower your artifact exceptionally quickly even if this is your first 110. You will with minimum effort be able to fill out every trait in your weapon up to the point where you can only put multiple ranks into
Concordance of the Legionfall
. Therefore the path you decide to take does not matter.
Here is the basic rotation that can be used in both the specs listed. Be sure to use
on cooldown when you do not have the
Lord of Flames
debuff. If you have the
Lord of Flames
instead on single target. More information can be found on the
Destruction Warlock rotation guide
If you are below 30% mana.
on 1-3 targets.
on boss 100% of the time.
on cooldown if there is a secondary target. This will replicate all of your single target attacks to the target, doubling your damage.
on cooldown to receive
stacks. Spend these stacks on
to build more
when there is one target. Combine this with
when there are two targets.
when you need to gain more
Repeat steps above.
Rain of Fire
when there are 4 or more targets and keep up
on two targets.
is a new system of artifact progression added in Patch 7.3.
Once a player has unlocked the Netherlight Crucible on one character, any character that unlocks the
can access the Crucible and put points into the Tier 1 Trait:
. Do this to earn +15 ilvls onto your artifact.
Players with 60-75 purchased traits can unlock additional Crucible relic traits. Because your choice in Tier 2 affects which traits you can reach in Tier 3, you need to balance both the Tier 2 and Tier 3 bonuses when you make your Tier 2 choice.
For Tier 2 choices, prefer paths with
Torment the Weak
Infusion of Light
For Tier 3, prefer paths with
Overall, the Netherlight Crucible is a really complicated system. In order to get in-depth information on it, please check out our
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