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|name=Metamorphosis
 
|name=Metamorphosis
 
|image=Spell Shadow DemonForm.png
 
|image=Spell Shadow DemonForm.png
|description=You transform into a Demon for 30 sec. This form increases your armor by 600%, damage by 20%, reduces the chance you'll be critically hit by melee attacks by 6% and reduces the duration of stun and snare effects by 50%. You gain some unique demon abilities in addition to your normal abilities.
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|description=Temporarily transform into a demon, increasing damage dealt by 24.00%. Metamorphosis prevents the use of Corruption and Hand of Gul'dan.
 
|class=[[Warlock]]
 
|class=[[Warlock]]
 
|type=Utility
 
|type=Utility
 
|school=Physical
 
|school=Physical
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|cost=0 [[Demonic Fury]], plus 6 per second
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
|cooldown=3 min
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|cooldown=10 sec
|talented=Yes
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|level=10
|talent_tree=Demonology
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|specialization=Demonology
|talent_req=61
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|buff_desc=Demon Form.<br>Damage dealt increased by 24%.
|improvement=
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|tcg=MetamorphosisTCG.jpg
|buff_desc=Demon Form.
 
Armor increased by 600%.
 
Chance to be critically hit by melee reduced by 6%.
 
Damage increased by 20%.
 
Stun and snare duration reduced by 50%.
 
|buff_dur=30 seconds
 
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
   
[[Image:Warlock in demon form.jpg|thumb|250px|right|A warlock in demon form]]
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'''Metamorphosis''' is a [[warlock]] ability learned at level 10 for those with the Demonology specialization. It is the hallmark of that specialization, allowing use of a demonic form powered by [[Demonic Fury]], granting an array of unique abilities.
   
'''Metamorphosis''' is a 51-point talent in the [[Warlock talents#Demonology|Demonology]] tree of [[Warlock]]s.
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== Abilities ==
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*{{ability|Demonic Leap}}
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*{{ability|Touch of Chaos (warlock ability)|Metamorphosis: Touch of Chaos}}
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*{{ability|Nether Plating}}
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*{{ability|Doom|Metamorphosis: Doom}}
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*{{ability|Carrion Swarm}}
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*{{ability|Immolation Aura|Metamorphosis: Immolation Aura}}
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*{{ability|Cursed Auras|Metamorphosis: Cursed Auras}}
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*{{ability|Chaos Wave|Metamorphosis: Chaos Wave}}
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*{{ability|Void Ray|Metamorphosis: Void Ray}}
   
The Demon Form abilities are the following:
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== Modified by ==
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*{{ability|Mastery: Master Demonologist}} ({{SpecIcon|Demonology}} demonology spec ability)
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*{{ability|Nether Plating}} ({{SpecIcon|Demonology}} demonology spec ability)
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{{:Glyph of Soul Consumption}}
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{{clrl}}
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== Notes ==
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[[Image:Warlock in demon form.jpg|thumb|250px|right|A warlock in demon form]]
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*While shapeshifted, the demon-form warlock can be [[banish]]ed. Demon form is also susceptible to [[Turn Evil]] and grants an auto-crit on [[Exorcism]] but is immune to [[enslave demon]].
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*Also you speak Demonic instead of your normal language.
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*Metamorphosis can be used for [[Area of Effect|AoE]] [[Farming]] by picking up a bunch of [[Mob]]s and then using Immolation Aura and Hellfire
   
*[[Challenging Howl]] (Instant, 15 sec cooldown): Taunts all enemies within 10 yards for 6 sec.
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== Trivia ==
*[[Demon Charge]] (Instant, 45 sec cooldown): Charge an enemy, stunning it for 3 sec.
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*Metamorphosis is adapted from the iconic [[demon hunter]] ability of the same name, and is visually based on [[Illidan Stormrage]]'s demon form.
*[[Immolation Aura]] (Instant, 30 sec cooldown): Ignites the area surrounds you, causing X Fire damage to all nearby enemies every 1 sec. Lasts 15 sec. [[Spell power coefficient]]s: 243.23% total (~214.5% before the 20% damage bonus), 16.22% per tick (~14.3% before the damage bonus). Damage also increases based on level.
 
*[[Shadow Cleave]] (Next melee, 6 sec cooldown): Inflicts 110 Shadow damage to an enemy target and nearby allies, affecting up to 3 targets. Spell power coefficient: ~25.6% (~21.3% before the 20% damage bonus).
 
 
== Description ==
 
When you learn this talent all demonic spells are learned automatically and added to the Demonology tree of the [[spellbook]]. It's shapeshifting, like [[shadowform]], and can't be dispelled.
 
 
While shapeshifted, the demon-form warlock can be [[banish]]ed. Demon-form is also susceptible to [[Turn Evil]] and grants an auto-crit on [[Exorcism]] but is immune to [[enslave demon]].
 
 
Also you speak Demonic instead of your normal language.
 
 
== Utilization ==
 
Metamorphosis can be used for [[Area of Effect|AoE]] [[Farming]] by picking up a bunch of [[Mob]]s and then using Immolation Aura, Shadowflame and Hellfire
 
 
In PvP, it's only advisable when fighting in a one-on-one situation (primarily against [[Rogues]]), as in a brawl, a big, black and horned demon is the favorite target for everyone.
 
 
Of course, Metamorphosis can also be used as a flat damage boost for 30 seconds.
 
 
An interesting fact you should notice about this is it reduces your chance to be critically hit by 6%, which is just above what you need to be uncritable by a raid boss. Coupled with the 600% armor increase and taunt it makes this an option for lock tanking bosses that primarily use spells. The lack of avoidance enhancements in addition to the fact that demon form only lasts for 30 seconds makes it somewhat dangerous to tank very hard and fast-hitting melee bosses. This can be useful against the [[Blood Prince Council]] as a range tank.
 
 
== Inspiration ==
 
Metamorphosis is adapted from the iconic [[demon hunter]] ability of the same name, and is visually based on [[Illidan Stormrage]]'s demon form.
 
 
The demon form does use a model extremely similar to Illidan's from the Black Temple.
 
 
==Trivia==
 
 
*Metamorphosis is considered [form:2] in macros.
 
*Metamorphosis is considered [form:2] in macros.
 
*At one point, warlocks in demon form could be [[Enslave Demon|enslaved]].
 
*At one point, warlocks in demon form could be [[Enslave Demon|enslaved]].
   
==Patch Changes==
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== Patch changes ==
[[Patch 4.0.1]]{{Cata-inline}}:Challenging Howl, Shadow Cleave, and Demonic Charge Removed, Replaced with [[Demon Leap]].
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*{{Patch 5.1.0|note=Removed the ranged Melee attack from Demonology Warlocks in Metamorphosis form, and increased the damage of Doom by 25% to compensate.}}
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*{{Patch 4.0.1|note=Challenging Howl, Shadow Cleave, and Demonic Charge Removed, Replaced with [[Demon Leap]].}}
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*{{Patch 3.0.8|note=The bonus armor effect from this ability will now calculate properly and interact correctly with armor buffs and debuffs.}}
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
{{Elinks-spell|47241}}
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{{Elinks-spell|103958}}
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{{Classfooter|Warlock}}
 
{{Classfooter|Warlock}}
 
[[Category:Warlock abilities]]
 
[[Category:Warlock abilities]]
[[Category:Warlock talents]]
 

Latest revision as of 04:58, February 19, 2013

Metamorphosis
Spell shadow demonform
  • Metamorphosis
  • 10 sec cooldown
  • 0 Demonic Fury, plus 6 per second
  • Instant cast
  • Temporarily transform into a demon, increasing damage dealt by 24.00%. Metamorphosis prevents the use of Corruption and Hand of Gul'dan.
Usable by
ClassWarlock
Properties
TypeUtility
SchoolPhysical
Cooldown10 sec
Talents
SpecializationDemonology
Level required10
Related buff
Spell shadow demonform
  • Metamorphosis
  • Demon Form.
    Damage dealt increased by 24%.
TCG image
MetamorphosisTCG

Metamorphosis is a warlock ability learned at level 10 for those with the Demonology specialization. It is the hallmark of that specialization, allowing use of a demonic form powered by Demonic Fury, granting an array of unique abilities.

Abilities Edit

Modified by Edit

Inv glyph majorwarlock2020
  • Glyph of Soul Consumption
  • Item Level 25Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Warlock (Destruction)
  • Requires Level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

    Drain Soul restores 20% of your total health after you kill a target that yields experience or honor.

    Restore 20% of your total health after you kill a target in Demon Form that yields experience or honor.

    Restore 20% of your total health after you kill a target with Chaos Bolt or Shadowburn that yields experience or honor.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver

Notes Edit

Warlock in demon form

A warlock in demon form

  • While shapeshifted, the demon-form warlock can be banished. Demon form is also susceptible to Turn Evil and grants an auto-crit on Exorcism but is immune to enslave demon.
  • Also you speak Demonic instead of your normal language.
  • Metamorphosis can be used for AoE Farming by picking up a bunch of Mobs and then using Immolation Aura and Hellfire

Trivia Edit

  • Metamorphosis is adapted from the iconic demon hunter ability of the same name, and is visually based on Illidan Stormrage's demon form.
  • Metamorphosis is considered [form:2] in macros.
  • At one point, warlocks in demon form could be enslaved.

Patch changes Edit

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.1.0 (27-Nov-2012): Removed the ranged Melee attack from Demonology Warlocks in Metamorphosis form, and increased the damage of Doom by 25% to compensate.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Challenging Howl, Shadow Cleave, and Demonic Charge Removed, Replaced with Demon Leap.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The bonus armor effect from this ability will now calculate properly and interact correctly with armor buffs and debuffs.

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