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Warlock abilities are mana-based spells hailing from the fire and shadow schools of magic. The abilities are broken down into three specializations: Affliction (slow and steady damage), Demonology (summoning of demons and demonic powers), and Destruction (high-burst damage).

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Overall abilities

Icon Ability Min Level Description
Ability shootwand Shoot Starts with Attack with an equipped wand.
Spell shadow shadowbolt Shadow Bolt Starts with Sends a shadowy bolt at the enemy, causing X Shadow damage.
Spell shadow summonimp Summon Imp Starts with Summons an Imp under the command of the Warlock. Imps cast ranged Firebolts.
Spell shadow abominationexplosion Corruption 3 Corrupts the target, causing X Shadow damage over 18 sec.
Spell shadow bloodboil Imp: Blood Pact 4 Grants the Imp ability to cast Blood Pact.
Blood Pact: Increases party and raid members' Stamina by 10%.
Auto-Cast: Always keep this effect active.
Spell shadow lifedrain02 Drain Life 7 Drains the life from the target, causing X Shadow damage and restoring 2% of the caster's total health every 1 sec. Lasts 6 sec.
Spell shadow summonvoidwalker Summon Voidwalker 8 Summons a Voidwalker under the command of the Warlock. Voidwalkers can withstand heavy punishment.
Warlock healthstone Create Healthstone 9 Creates a Healthstone that can be used to instantly restore 20% of your maximum health.
Conjured Items: Conjured items disappear if logged out for more than 15 minutes.
Spell shadow enslavedemon Control Demon 10 Allows you to give commands to control your demon.
Spell shadow lifedrain Health Funnel 11 Sacrifices 6% of your maximum health to restore 6% of your summoned Demon's maximum health every 1 sec. Lasts for 6 sec.
Spell shadow possession Fear 14 Strikes fear in the enemy, causing it to flee for up to 20 sec.
Fear Restrictions: Damage caused may cancel fear. Limit 1 target.
Spell shadow blackplague Voidwalker: Suffering 15 Grants your Voidwalker the ability to cast Suffering.
Suffering: The Voidwalker taunts the target to attack it, but has no effect if the target is already attacking the Voidwalker.
Auto-Cast: Taunts the current target if it is not attacking the Voidwalker and taunts any target who attacks its master.
Spell shadow burningspirit Life Tap 16 Restores X mana.
Warlock curse weakness Curse of Enfeeblement 17 Binds the target in demonic energy, reducing physical damage by 20% and increasing the casting time of all spells by 50% (25% on player targets) for 30 sec. Less effective on dungeon and raid bosses.
Curses: A Warlock can only have one Curse active per target.
Spell shadow soulgem Soulstone 18 When cast on living party or raid members, the soul of the target is stored and they will be able to resurrect upon death. If cast on a dead target, they are instantly resurrected. Targets resurrect with 60% health and 20% mana.
Spell shadow summonsuccubus Summon Succubus 20 Summons a Succubus under the command of the Warlock. Succubi are dangerous, close-range spellcasters. They seduce Humanoid creatures, preventing them from attacking.
Ability warrior disarm Voidwalker: Disarm 20 Grants your Voidwalker the ability to cast Disarm.
Disarm: The Voidwalker strikes at the target's hand, disarming their weapons and shield for 10 sec.
Spell shadow evileye Eye of Kilrogg 22 Summons an Eye of Kilrogg and binds your vision to it. The eye is stealthed and moves quickly but is very fragile.
Spell shadow demonbreath Unending Breath 24 Allows the target to breathe underwater for 10 min.
Spell shadow mindsteal Succubus: Seduction 26 Grants your Succubus the ability to cast Seduction.
Seduction: Seduces the target, preventing all actions for up to 30 sec. Any damage caused will remove the effect. Only works against Humanoids.
Auto-Cast: Cast upon targets who stun, silence or fear their master.
Ability mage potentspirit Soul Harvest 27 You and your demon absorb nearby wandering souls, regenerating 2% health every second while out of combat. This effect is disabled in arenas.
Inv elemental primal shadow Voidwalker: Shadow Shield 28 Grants your Voidwalker the ability to cast Shadow Shield.
Shadow Shield: Encases the Voidwalker in shadow energy, reducing physical damage taken by 60% for 30 sec. Each time the Voidwalker is struck, a blast of Shadow damage is released, dealing X Shadow damage and reducing the power of Shadow Shield by 20%.
Auto-Cast: Use this ability when being attacked.
Spell shadow summonfelhunter Summon Felhunter 29 Summons a Felhunter under the command of the Warlock. Felhunters are drawn to magic and heal themselves by consuming beneficial magic effects from enemies.
Spell holy dispelmagic Felhunter: Devour Magic 30 Grants your Felhunter the ability to cast Devour Magic.
Devour Magic: Purges 1 beneficial magic effect from an enemy. If an effect is devoured, the Felhunter will be healed for X and gain 60 Energy.
Auto-Cast: Use on the Felhunter's current target.
Spell shadow enslavedemon Enslave Demon 31 Enslaves the target demon, forcing it to do your bidding. Lasts up to 5 min.
Enslaved: While enslaved, the time between the demon's attacks is increased by 30% and its casting speed is slowed by 20%.
Spell shadow cripple Banish 32 Banishes an enemy Demon or Elemental for up to 30 sec.
Banished: The target cannot act but is invulnerable. Limit 1 target. Casting Banish again will cancel the spell.
Ability heroicleap Imp: Flee 33 Grants your Imp the ability to cast Flee.
Flee: Escapes to the Master. Flee removes all stuns and roots.
Spell magic lesserinvisibilty Succubus: Lesser Invisibility 33 Grants your Succubus the ability to cast Lesser Invisibility.
Lesser Invisibility: Gives the Succubus Lesser Invisibility for up to 5 min. This spell can only be used out of combat.
Auto-Cast: Reapply when the Succubus leaves combat.
Spell fire twilightfireward Twilight Ward 34 Absorbs X Shadow or Holy damage. Lasts 30 sec.
Spell shadow felarmour Fel Armor 38 Increases your armor by X, total Stamina by 10% and the amount of health generated through spells and effects by 10%.
Spell shadow twilight Ritual of Summoning 42 Begins a ritual that creates a summoning portal. The summoning portal can be used by allies to summon a targeted party or raid member.
Rituals: Requires the caster and 2 additional allies to complete.
Spell shadow summoninfernal Summon Infernal 49 Summons a meteor from the Twisting Nether, causing X Fire damage and stunning all enemy targets in the area for 2 sec. An Infernal rises from the crater, under the command of the caster for 1 min. The Infernal deals strong area of effect damage, and will be drawn to attack targets near the impact point.
Spell shadow mindrot Felhunter: Spell Lock 50 Grants your Felhunter the ability to cast Spell Lock.
Spell Lock: Silences the enemy for 3 sec. If used on a casting target, it will counter the enemy's spellcast, preventing any spell from that school of magic from being cast for 6 sec.
Inv enchant essencenetherlarge Nethermancy 50 Increases your Intellect by 5%.
Warlock curse shadow Curse of the Elements 51 Curses the target, increasing magic damage taken by 5% for 5 min.
Curses: A Warlock can only have one Curse active per target.
Spell shadow antishadow Voidwalker: Shadow Bulwark 54 Grants your Voidwalker the ability to cast Shadow Bulwark.
Shadow Bulwark: Temporarily grants the Voidwalker 30% of their maximum health for 20 sec.
Auto-Cast: Use this ability when below 20% health.
Ability warlock demonicempowerment Command Demon 56 Commands your demon to perform its most powerful ability. This spell will transform based on your active pet.
Ability warlock whiplash Succubus: Whiplash 56 Grants your Succubus the ability to cast Whiplash.
Whiplash: Deals X Shadow damage and instantly knocks back all enemies within 5 yards.
Warlock summon doomguard Summon Doomguard 58 Summons a Doomguard to attack the target for 1 min. Doomguard will cast Doom Bolt until it departs.
Doom Bolt: Sends a shadowy bolt at the enemy, causing X Shadow damage. Deals 20% additional damage to targets below 20% health.
Spell shadow demonictactics Unending Resolve 64 The Warlock hardens his/her skin, reducing all damage taken by 40% and preventing his/her spells from being interrupted or silenced for 8 sec.
Spell arcane arcane01 Soulshatter 66 Reduces threat by 90% for all enemies within 50 yards.
Spell shadow shadesofdarkness Create Soulwell 68 Creates a Soulwell. Raid members can click the Soulwell to acquire a Healthstone. The Soulwell lasts for 2 min or 25 charges.
Inv misc volatilefire Imp: Cauterize Master 68 Grants your Imp the ability to cast Cauterize Master.
Cauterize Master: Burns the Master's wounds, dealing a small amount of damage, then restoring 12% health over 12 sec.
Spell fire elementaldevastation Imp: Singe Magic 71 Grants your Imp the ability to cast Singe Magic.
Singe Magic: Burns harmful magic off the target, removing 1 harmful spell from a friend.
Auto-Cast: Cast upon master when he/she is stunned, silenced, polymorphed or feared by a magic effect.
Spell shadow demoniccirclesummon Demonic Circle: Summon 76 You summon a Demonic Circle at your feet, lasting 6 min. You can only have one Demonic Circle active at a time.
Spell shadow demoniccircleteleport Demonic Circle: Teleport 76 Teleports you to your Demonic Circle and removes all snare effects.
Spell fire felfirenova Fel Flame 77 Deals X Shadowflame damage to an enemy and increases the duration of Corruption by 6 sec.
Spell warlock focusshadow Dark Intent 82 Infuses all party and raid members with shadow, increasing their spell power by 10% for 1 hour. If the target is in your party or raid, all party and raid members will be affected.
Spell warlock demonicportal green Demonic Gateway 87 Create a demonic gateway between two locations. Stepping into the gateway causes any party member to be instantly transported to the other gateway. Limit 5 charges. The portal generates one charge every 15 seconds and lasts 10 min.
Spell shadow painfulafflictions Pandemic 90 When refreshing your periodic damage effects, duration remaining on the previous effect is added to the new one, up to a maximum of 50% the base duration.

Affliction abilities

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Icon Ability Min Level Description
Spell shadow unstableaffliction 3 Unstable Affliction 10 Shadow energy slowly destroys the target, causing X damage over 14 sec. If the Unstable Affliction is dispelled it will cause X damage to the dispeller and silence them for 4 sec.
Spell shadow haunting Drain Soul 19 Drains the soul of the target, causing X Shadow damage every 2 sec and energizing one Soul Shard after it deals damage twice. If the target dies, three Soul Shards are energized. Lasts 12 sec. If the target is at or below 20% health when Drain Soul deals damage, it deals 100% additional damage and causes all of your other periodic Affliction damage effects to instantly deal 100% of their normal periodic damage.
Spell warlock soulburn Soulburn 19 Consumes a Soul Shard, unlocking the hidden power of your spells. Soulburn: Summon Demon has a 60 sec cooldown. Affected Spells: Summon Demon, Drain Life
Spell shadow rainoffire Rain of Fire 21 Calls down a fiery rain to burn enemies in the area of effect for X Fire damage over 6 sec.
Spell shadow lifedrain Soulburn: Health Funnel 27 Grants the Soulburn empowerment to your Health Funnel. Your Health Funnel will instantly restore 36% health and reduce damage taken by 30% for 10 sec.
Spell shadow grimward Curse of Exhaustion 32 Reduces the target's movement speed by 30% for 30 sec.
Curses: A Warlock can only have one Curse active per target.
Spell shadow curseofsargeras Agony 36 Inflicts increasing agony on the target, causing X to X Shadow damage over 24 sec. This damage is dealt slowly at first and builds up each time it deals damage.
Ability warlock everlastingaffliction Malefic Grasp 42 Binds the target in twilight, causing X Shadow damage over 4 sec. Every 1 sec, when Malefic Grasp deals damage, it causes all of your other periodic Affliction damage effects to instantly deal 50% of their normal periodic damage.
Spell shadow twilight Nightfall 54 Gives your Corruption spell a 5% chance to cause you to regain a Soul Shard.
Spell shadow seedofdestruction Seed of Corruption 60 Embeds a demon seed in the enemy target, causing X Shadow damage over 18 sec. When the target takes X total damage from the caster or dies, the seed will inflict X Shadow damage to all enemies within 15 yards of the target.
Ability warlock haunt Haunt 62 You send a ghostly soul into the target, dealing X Shadow damage and increasing all damage done by your spells on the target by 25% for 8 sec.
Spell shadow seedofdestruction Soulburn: Seed of Corruption 62 Grants the Soulburn empowerment to your Seed of Corruption spell. Your Seed of Corruption detonation effect will afflict Corruption on all enemy targets, and grant a Soul Shard.
Spell shadow possession Improved Fear 69 Causes your Fear spell to inflict a Nightmare on the target when the fear effect ends.
Nightmare: The target's movement speed is reduced by 30% for 5 sec.
Spell shadow curseofachimonde Soulburn: Curse 73 Grants the Soulburn empowerment to your Curses. Your Curses will afflict all enemies in a 15 yard radius around your target. Soulburn: Curse does not inflict a cooldown.
Ability warlock soulswap Soul Swap 79 You instantly deal X damage, and remove your Shadow damage-over-time effects from the target. For 20 sec afterwards, the next target you cast Soul Swap: Exhale on will be afflicted by the Shadow damage-over-time effects and suffer X damage. You cannot Soul Swap to the same target.
Ability warlock jinx Mastery: Potent Afflictions 80 Increases the damage of Agony, Corruption and Unstable Affliction by 24%.
Spell warlock demonsoul Dark Soul: Misery 84 Infuses your soul with the misery of fallen foes, increasing spell haste by 30% for 20 sec.
Spell shadow demoniccircleteleport Soulburn: Demonic Circle: Teleport 86 Grants the Soulburn empowerment to your Demonic Circle: Teleport spell. Your Demonic Circle: Teleport spell also increases your movement speed by 50% and makes you immune to snares and roots for 8 sec.

Demonology abilities

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Icon Ability Min Level Description
Spell shadow demonform Metamorphosis 10 Temporarily transform into a demon, increasing damage dealt by 24.00%. Metamorphosis prevents the use of Corruption and Hand of Gul'dan.
Ability warlock eradication Demonic Fury 10 Damage dealt increased by 8.00%. This effect is disabled while in a Demon Form. Demonic Fury is spent while using Metamorphosis. Your damaging spells and your demon's special attacks generate Demonic Fury.
Ability warstomp Demonic Leap 12 Leap into the air upon demonic wings, moving a short distance. Using this ability activates Metamorphosis.
Spell fire fireball02 Soul Fire 13 Burn the enemy's soul, causing X Fire damage. Soul Fire always critically strikes. In addition, the damage is increased by your critical strike chance.
Ability warlock handofguldan Hand of Gul'dan 19 Summons a falling meteor to strike the target and all enemies within 6 yards for X Shadow damage and inflicting them with Shadowflame.
Shadowflame: Reduces movement speed by 30% and deals X Shadowflame damage over 6 sec. Generates 2 Demonic Fury every time it deals damage.
Spell fire incinerate Hellfire 22 Ignites the area surrounding the caster, causing X Fire damage to himself and X Fire damage to all nearby enemies every 1 sec. Lasts 14 sec. Generates 3 Demonic Fury per target.
Inv jewelcrafting shadowspirit 02 Metamorphosis: Touch of Chaos 25 While using Metamorphosis, your Shadow Bolt spell transforms into Touch of Chaos.
Touch of Chaos: Unleashes energy at the enemy, causing X Chaos damage and extending the duration of Corruption.
Inv misc deepseascales Nether Plating 27 While using a Demon Form, your armor contribution from items increases by 250% and the duration of stun and snare effects is reduced by 35%.
Ability warlock impoweredimp Wild Imps 32 Your Shadow Bolt, Soul Fire, and Touch of Chaos hits summon a Wild Imp from the Twisting Nether. This effect can occur every 20 sec. Each Wild Imp will cast 10 Firebolts before departing. Each Firebolt generates 5 Demonic Fury.
Spell shadow auraofdarkness Metamorphosis: Doom 36 While using Metamorphosis, your Corruption spell transforms into Doom.
Doom: Inflicts impending doom upon the target, causing X Shadow damage over 1 min. When Doom critically strikes, a Wild Imp will be summoned to attack the target.
Spell shadow summonfelguard Summon Felguard 42 Summons a Felguard under the command of the Warlock. Felguard are powerful melee fighters who excel against multiple targets and reduce healing received by their target.
Ability rogue sprint Felguard: Pursuit 43 Grants your Felguard the ability to cast Pursuit. Charge an enemy, instantly causing weapon damage and increasing the Felguard's movement speed by 30% for 6 sec.
Ability warlock demonicpower Carrion Swarm 47 Flaps your wings, unleashing a wave of shadow which deals X Shadow damage, knocking back enemies and interrupting spell casting.
Ability warrior bladestorm Felguard: Felstorm 48 Grants your Felguard the ability to cast Felstorm. The Felguard recklessly swings its weapon, striking all nearby targets within 8 yards for 100% weapon damage every 1 sec for 6 sec. The Felguard cannot perform any other abilities during Felstorm.
Ability warrior titansgrip Felguard: Axe Toss 53 Grants your Felguard the ability to cast Axe Toss. The Felguard hurls his axe, stunning the target for 4 sec.
Spell shadow demonictactics Demonic Rebirth 54 If your summoned demon dies, you gain the Demonic Rebirth effect reducing the cast time of your next summon demon spell by 100%. Lasts for 20 sec. This effect has a 2 min cooldown.
Ability warlock inferno Metamorphosis: Immolation Aura 62 While using Metamorphosis, your Hellfire spell no longer deals damage to you and does not need to be channeled.
Spell shadow sealofkings Metamorphosis: Cursed Auras 67 While using Metamorphosis, your Curse of the Elements and Curse of Enfeeblement become auras.
Aura of the Elements: Curses all targets within 20 yards, increasing magic damage taken by 5%.
Aura of Enfeeblement: Binds all enemies within 20 yards in demonic energy, reducing physical damage by 20% and increasing the casting time of all spells by 50%.
Ability warlock moltencore Molten Core 69 When Shadowflame or a Wild Imp deals damage you have an 8% chance to trigger Molten Core.
Molten Core: Reduces the cast time and mana cost of your next Soul Fire spell by 50%. Lasts 30 sec.
Inv wand 1h firelandsraid d 02 Decimation 73 When you cast Soul Fire or Shadow Bolt on a target below 25% health, you gain the Molten Core effect.
Molten Core: Reduces the cast time and mana cost of your next Soul Fire spell by 50%. Lasts 30 sec.
Ability warlock coil2 Metamorphosis: Chaos Wave 79 While using Metamorphosis, your Hand of Gul'dan spell transforms into Chaos Wave.
Chaos Wave: Hurls a wave of chaos to strike the target and all enemies within 6 yards, dealing x Chaos damage and reducing movement speed by 30% for 6 sec.
Spell shadow shadowpact Mastery: Master Demonologist 80 Increases the damage done by your demon servants by 8.00%. Increases the damage you deal in caster form by 8.00%. The damage you deal while using Metamorphosis increased by 24.00%.
Spell warlock demonsoul Dark Soul: Knowledge 84 Your soul is infused with demonic knowledge, increasing your Mastery by X for 20 sec.
Spell fire twilightnova Metamorphosis: Void Ray 85 While using Metamorphosis, your Fel Flame spell transforms into Void Ray.
Void Ray: Deals X Shadowflame damage to all enemies in a 20 yard line and increases the duration of Corruption by 4 sec.

Destruction abilities

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Icon Ability Min Level Description
Spell fire fireball Conflagrate 10 Target enemy instantly explodes, dealing X Fire damage. If the target is afflicted by Immolate, their movement speed is reduced by 50% for 5 sec.
Spell fire burnout Incinerate 10 Deals x Fire damage to an enemy.
Spell fire felflamering Chaotic Energy 10 You drain energy directly from the twisting nether. Your mana regenerates 625% faster and your spell haste also increases your mana regeneration. Replaces Life Tap.
Spell fire immolation Immolate 12 Burns the enemy for X Fire damage and then an additional X Fire damage over 15 sec.
Spell shadow rainoffire Rain of Fire 21 Calls down a fiery rain to burn enemies in the area of effect for X Fire damage over 6 sec.
Spell fire playingwithfire Backlash 32 Gives you a 25% chance when hit by a physical attack to reduce the cast time of your next Shadow Bolt] spell by 100%. This effect lasts 8 sec and will not occur more than once every 8 seconds.
Ability warlock baneofhavoc Havoc 36 Causes the next Chaos Bolt or three other single target spells cast by the Warlock to also strike this target. Lasts 15 sec.
Ability warlock chaosbolt Chaos Bolt 42 Unleashes a blast of chaos, causing X Shadow damage. Chaos Bolt always critically strikes. In addition, the damage is increased by your critical strike chance. Replaces Soul Fire.
Inv ember Ember Tap 42 Heals 18.6% of your health.
Ability warlock burningembers Burning Embers 42 Burning Embers are generated by primarily casting Incinerate and are consumed by Chaos Bolt to deal damage or Ember Tap to heal you.
Spell shadow scourgebuild Shadowburn 47 Instantly blasts the target for X Shadow damage. Only usable on enemies that have less than 20% health. Restores 15% of your total mana after 5 sec. If the target dies within 5 sec, and yields experience or honor, the caster gains a Burning Ember instead.
Ability warlock fireandbrimstone Fire and Brimstone 54 Your next Immolate, Incinerate, Conflagrate or Curse will hit all targets within 15 yards of the target and deal 43.40% of their normal damage.
Spell fire fire Aftermath 54 Your Rain of Fire does not need to be channeled and will stun all enemies struck three times for 2 sec.
Ability warlock backdraft Backdraft 69 When you cast Conflagrate, the cast time and mana cost of your next three Incinerates is reduced by 30%. Lasts 15 sec.
Ability mount fireravengodmount Flames of Xoroth 79 The flames of Xoroth instantly revive your last demon.
Spell fire moltenblood Mastery: Emberstorm 80 Increases the damage of Immolate, Incinerate, Fel Flame and Conflagrate by 9.00%. Increases the effectiveness of Burning Ember consuming spells by 24.00%.
Spell warlock demonsoul Dark Soul: Instability 84 Infuses your soul with unstable power, increasing your critical strike chance by 30% for 20 sec.
Inv offhand 1h firelandsraid d 01 Pyroclasm 86 Chaos Bolt will be affected by Backdraft, but consumes three charges.

Glyph-taught abilities

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Icon Ability Source Description
Spell shadow metamorphosis Dark Apotheosis Glyph of Demon Hunting You imbue yourself with demonic energies, reducing physical damage taken by 10.00%, reduces magic damage taken by 15% and allows the use of various demonic abilities. In addition, Soulshatter taunts your target, Twilight Ward will absorb all schools of damage and Shadow Bolt becomes Demonic Slash.
Ability warlock impoweredimp Imp Swarm Glyph of Imp Swarm Summons 5 Wild Imps from the Twisting Nether to attack the target. The Wild Imps passive effect is disabled while Imp Swarm is on cooldown. Imp Swarm's cooldown is reduced by spell haste. Also increases Wild Imp's cooldown by 4 sec.

Pre-Mists of Pandaria

The first two tables cover abilities learned from trainers and abilities learned from warlock talents. The abilities are then organized by their various functionalities. The last table displays abilities learned by the warlock minions. For detailed information on each spell and its rank advancements, click on the spell's title.

Trainable abilities

Warlock trainers can teach these abilities to all Warlocks at the appropriate levels.

Icon Ability Min Level Tree Description
Spell shadow shadowbolt[Shadow Bolt] Starts with Destruction Sends a shadowy bolt at the enemy, causing X Shadow damage.
Spell shadow ragingscream[Demon Skin] Starts with Demonology Protects the caster, increasing Armor by X and increasing the amount of health generated through spells and effects by 20%. Only one type of Armor spell can be active on the Warlock at any time. Lasts 30 minutes.
Spell shadow summonimp[Summon Imp] 1 Demonology Summons an Imp under the command of the Warlock. Does not use a Soul Shard.
Spell fire immolation[Immolate] 3 Destruction Burns the enemy for X Fire damage and then an additional Y Fire damage over 15 seconds.
Spell shadow abominationexplosion[Corruption] 4 Affliction Corrupts the target, causing X Shadow damage over Y seconds.
Spell shadow burningspirit[Life Tap] 5 Affliction Converts X health into Y mana.
Spell shadow lifedrain02[Drain Life] 6 Affliction Drains X health per second and transfers it to the Warlock. Lasts 5 seconds. (Channeling spell)
Spell shadow ragingscream[Demon Armor] 8 Demonology Protects the caster, increasing Armor by X and increasing the amount of health generated through spells and effects by 20%. Only one type of Armor spell can be active on the Warlock at any time. Lasts 30 minutes.
Spell shadow summonvoidwalker[Summon Voidwalker] 8 Demonology Summons a Voidwalker under the command of the Warlock. Requires a Soul Shard.
Inv stone 04[Create Healthstone] 9 Demonology Creates a Healthstone that can be used to instantly restore X health. Conjured items disappear if logged out for more than 15 minutes. Requires a Soul Shard.
Spell shadow haunting[Drain Soul] 10 Affliction Drains the soul of the target, causing 55 Shadow damage over 15 seconds. If the target dies while being drained, and yields experience or honor, the caster gains a Soul Shard. (Channeling spell)
Spell warlock soulburn[Soulburn] 10 Demonology Consumes a Soul Shard, allowing you to use the secondary effects on some of your spells.
Drain Life
Summon Imp, Voidwalker, Succubus, Felhunter, Felguard
Demonic Circle: Teleport
Soul Fire
Healthstone
Searing Pain
Spell shadow lifedrain[Health Funnel] 12 Demonology Transfers X health per second from the Warlock to their summoned pet. Lasts 10 seconds. (Channeling spell)
Spell shadow curseofsargeras[Bane of Agony] 12 Affliction Banes the target with agony, causing 1524 Shadow damage over 24 sec. This damage is dealt slowly at first, and builds up as the Curse reaches its full duration. Only one Bane per Warlock can be active on any one target.
Ability mage potentspirit[Soul Harvest] 12 Demonology You seek out nearby wandering souls, gaining 1 soul shard and regenerating 15% of your health every 3 sec for 9 sec. Cannot be cast when in combat.
Spell shadow possession[Fear] 14 Affliction Strikes fear in the enemy, causing it to run in fear for up to 10 seconds. Damage caused may interrupt the effect. Only 1 target can be feared at a time.
Spell shadow demonbreath[Unending Breath] 16 Demonology Allows the target to breathe underwater for 10 minutes.
Spell shadow curseofmannoroth[Curse of Weakness] 16 Affliction Target's physical damage done is reduced by 10% for 2 min. Only one Curse per Warlock can be active on any one target.
Spell shadow soulgem[Create Soulstone] 18 Demonology Creates a Soulstone which can be used to store a target's soul. If the target dies while his soul is stored, he will be able to resurrect with X health and Y mana. Lasts 15 minutes. Requires a Soul Shard.
Spell fire soulburn[Searing Pain] 18 Destruction Inflict searing pain on the enemy target, causing X Fire damage. Causes high amount of Threat.
Spell shadow rainoffire[Rain of Fire] 18 Destruction Calls down a fiery rain to burn enemies in the area of effect for X Fire damage over 8 seconds. (Channeling spell)
Spell shadow auraofdarkness[Bane of Doom] 20 Affliction Banes the target with impending doom, causing 1947 Shadow damage every 15 sec. When Bane of Doom deals damage, it has a 20% chance to summon a Demon guardian.
Spell shadow gathershadows[Soul Link] 20 Demonology When active, 20% of all damage taken by the caster is taken by your Imp, Voidwalker, Succubus, Felhunter, Felguard, or enslaved demon instead. That damage cannot be prevented. Lasts as long as the demon is active and controlled.
Spell shadow summonsuccubus[Summon Succubus] 20 Demonology Summons a Sccubus under the command of the Warlock. Requires a Soul Shard.
Spell nature swiftness[Summon Felsteed] 20 Demonology Summons a Felsteed, which serves as a mount for the Warlock. Speed is increased by 60%.
Spell shadow evileye[Eye of Kilrogg] 22 Demonology Summons an Eye of Kilrogg and binds your vision to it. The eye moves quickly but is very fragile.
Spell shadow siphonmana[Drain Mana] 24 Affliction Transfers X mana per second from the target to the Warlock. Lasts 5 seconds. (Channeling spell)
Spell shadow curseoftounges[Curse of Tongues] 26 Affliction Forces the target to speak Demonic, increasing casting times of their spells by X%. Lasts 30 seconds. Only one Curse per Warlock can be active on any one target.
Spell shadow enslavedemon[Enslave Demon] 30 Demonology Enslaves the target demon, up to level X, forcing it to do the Warlock's bidding. While enslaved, the time between the demon's attacks is increased by 40% and its casting speed is slowed by 30%. Lasts up to 5 minutes. If you repeatedly enslave the same demon, it will become more difficult to control with each attempt. Requires a Soul Shard.
Spell fire incinerate[Hellfire] 30 Destruction Ignites the area surrounding the caster, causing X Fire damage to all nearby enemies and self every second. Lasts 15 sec. (Channeling spell)
Spell shadow summonfelhunter[Summon Felhunter] 30 Demonology Summons a Felhunter under the command of the Warlock. Requires a Soul Shard.
Spell shadow cripple[Banish] 32 Demonology Banishes the target for X seconds, preventing it from doing anything, but also making it invulnerable. Works only on Elementals and Demons. Only one target can be Banished at a time.
Spell shadow antishadow[Shadow Ward] 34 Demonology Absorbs X Shadow damage. Lasts 30 seconds.
Ability mount dreadsteed[Summon Dreadsteed] 40 Demonology Summons a Dreadsteed, which serves as a mount for the Warlock. Speed is increased by 100%.
Spell shadow deathcoil[Death Coil] 42 Affliction Causes the enemy target to run in horror for 3 seconds and causes X Shadow damage. The Warlock gains 300% of the damage caused in health.
Spell shadow twilight[Ritual of Summoning] 42 Demonology Begins a ritual that creates a summoning portal. The summoning portal can be used by 2 party or raid members to summon a targeted party or raid member. The ritual portal requires the caster and 2 additional party or raid members to complete. In order to participate, all players must be out of combat and right-click the portal and not move until the ritual is complete.
Spell shadow deathscream[Howl of Terror] 44 Affliction Howl, causing 5 enemies within 10 yards to flee in terror for X seconds. Damage caused may interrupt the effect.
Spell shadow summoninfernal[Inferno] 50 Demonology Summons a meteor from the Twisting Nether, causing 439 to 493 Fire damage and stunning all enemy targets in the area for 2 sec. An Infernal rises from the crater, under the command of the caster for 45 sec.

The Infernal deals strong area of effect damage, and will be drawn to attack targets afflicted by your Bane of Agony or Bane of Doom spells.

Inv enchant essencenetherlarge[Nethermancy] 50 Increases your Intellect by 5%.
Spell shadow chilltouch[Curse of the Elements] 52 Affliction Curses the target for 5 min, reducing Arcane, Fire, Frost, Nature, and Shadow resistances by 183 and increasing magic damage taken by 8%. Only one Curse per Warlock can be active on any one target.
Spell fire fireball02[Soul Fire] 54 Destruction Burn the enemy's soul, causing 2172 to 2722 Fire damage.
Achievement boss kiljaedan[Summon Doomguard] 58 Demonology Summons a Doomguard to fight beside you for 45 sec.

The Doomguard will assist you by attacking the target which is afflicted by your Bane of Doom or Bane of Agony spell.

Ability warstomp[Demon Leap] 60 Demonology Leap through the air and slam down on all enemies within 5 yards of the target area, causing 2214 to 2624 Shadow damage and stunning them for 2 sec.
Spell fire incinerate[Immolation Aura] 60 Demonology Ignites the area surrounding you, causing 251 Fire damage to all nearby enemies every 1 sec. Lasts 15 sec.
Spell shadow felarmour[Fel Armor] 62 Demonology Surrounds the caster with fel energy, increasing spell power by X plus additional spell power equal to 30% of your Spirit. In addition, you regain 2% of your maximum health every 5 sec. Only one type of Armor spell can be active on the Warlock at any time. Lasts 30 min.
Spell fire burnout[Incinerate] 64 Destruction Deals X Fire damage to your target and an additional Y Fire damage if the target is affected by an Immolate spell.
Spell arcane arcane01[Soulshatter] 66 Demonology Reduces threat by 50% for all enemies within 50 yards. Requires a Soul Shard.
Spell shadow shadesofdarkness[Ritual of Souls] 68 Demonology Begins a ritual that creates a Soulwell. Raid members can click the Soulwell to acquire a Master Healthstone. The Soulwell lasts for 5 min or 10 charges. Requires the caster and 2 additional party members to complete the ritual. In order to participate, all players must be out of combat and right-click the soul portal and not move until the ritual is complete.
Spell shadow seedofdestruction[Seed of Corruption] 72 Affliction Embeds a demon seed in the enemy target, causing X Shadow damage over 18 sec. When the target takes X total damage, the seed will inflict Y Shadow damage to all enemies within 15 yards of the target. Only one Corruption spell per Warlock can be active on any one target.
Ability warlock shadowflame[Shadowflame] 76 Destruction Targets in a cone in front of the caster take X Shadow damage and an additional Z Fire damage over 8 sec.
Spell shadow demoniccirclesummon[Demonic Circle: Summon] 78 Demonology You summon a Demonic Circle at your feet, lasting 6 min. You can only have one Demonic Circle active at a time.
Spell shadow demoniccircleteleport[Demonic Circle: Teleport] 78 Demonology Teleports you to your Demonic Circle and removes all snare effects.
Spell fire felfirenova[Fel Flame] 81 Destruction Deals 221 to 255 Shadowflame damage to an enemy target, increasing the duration of Immolate or Unstable Affliction by 6 sec.
Spell warlock focusshadow[Dark Intent] 83 Affliction You link yourself with the targeted friendly target, increasing both of your haste by 3%.

When you or the linked target gains a critical periodic damage or healing effect, the other gains an increased 3% increased periodic damage and healing lasting for 7 sec. Stacks up to 3 times. Dark Intent lasts for 30 min.

Spell warlock demonsoul[Demon Soul] 85 Demonology You and your summoned demon fuse souls, granting the Warlock a temporary power depending on the demon currently enslaved.

Imp - Critical Strike damage on cast time Destruction spells increased by 60% for 30 sec. Each spell cast benefitting from this effect reduces the bonus by 20% until the bonus expires after 3 casts.

Voidwalker - All threat generated by you transferred to your Voidwalker for 15 sec.

Succubus - Shadow Bolt damage increased by 10% for 20 sec.

Felhunter - Periodic shadow damage increased by 20% for 20 sec.

Felguard - Spell haste increased by 15% and fire and shadow damage done increased by 10% for 20 sec.

Talent-granted abilities

The first rank of these abilities must be gained by spending a talent point on the appropriate talent. Subsequent ranks are then learned from warlock trainers.

Affliction

Icon Ability Reqs Description
Spell shadow grimward[Curse of Exhaustion] Affliction 10 Reduce movement speed by 30% for 30 sec.
Spell shadow unstableaffliction 3[Unstable Affliction] Affliction 1 (Upon selecting Affliction tree) Shadow energy slowly destroys the target, causing X damage over 18 seconds. In addition, if the Unstable Affliction is dispelled it will cause Y damage to the dispeller and silence them for 5 seconds.
Ability warlock haunt[Haunt] Affliction 30 You send a ghostly soul into the target, dealing X Shadow damage and increasing all damage done by your Shadow damage-over-time effects on the target by 20% for 12 sec. When the Haunt spell ends or is dispelled, the soul returns to you, healing you for 100% of the damage it did to the target.

Demonology

Icon Ability Reqs Description
Spell shadow summonfelguard[Summon Felguard] Demonology Given by choosing the Demonology specialization Summons a Felguard under the command of the Warlock. Does not use a Soul Shard.
Spell nature removecurse[Fel Domination] Demonology 10 The next Imp, Voidwalker, Succubus, Felhunter or Felguard Summon spell has its casting time reduced by 5.5 sec and its Mana cost reduced by 50%.
Ability warlock demonicempowerment[Demonic Empowerment] Master Demonologist 5
Demonology 30
Grants the Warlock's summoned demon Empowerment.

Imp - Increases the Imp's spell critical strike chance by 20% for 30 sec.

Voidwalker - Increases the Voidwalker's health by 20%, and its threat generated from spells and attacks by 20% for 20 sec.

Succubus - Instantly vanishes, causing the Succubus to go into an improved Invisibility state. The vanish effect removes all stuns, snares and movement impairing effects from the Succubus.

Felhunter - Dispels all magical effects from the Felhunter.

Felguard - Increases the Felguard's attack speed by 20% and breaks all stun, snare and movement impairing effects and makes your Felguard immune to them for 15 sec.

Spell shadow demonform[Metamorphosis] Demonology 50 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.

Destruction

Icon Ability Reqs Description
Spell shadow scourgebuild[Shadowburn] Destruction 10 Instantly blasts the target for X Shadow damage. If the target dies within 5 seconds of Shadowburn, and yields Experience or Honor, the caster gains a Soul Shard. Requires a Soul Shard.
Spell fire fireball[Conflagrate] Improved Immolate 5
Destruction 30
Instantly deals fire damage equal to 60% of your Immolate's periodic damage on the target.
Spell shadow shadowfury[Shadowfury] Shadow and Flame 5
Destruction 40
Shadowfury is unleashed, causing X Shadow damage and stunning all enemies within 8 yds for 2 seconds.
Ability warlock chaosbolt[Chaos Bolt] Destruction 50 Sends a bolt of chaotic fire at the enemy, dealing X Fire damage. Chaos Bolt cannot be resisted, and pierces through all absorption effects.

Abilities by functionality

This list is not yet complete.

Abbreviation key

  • Af = Affliction
  • De = Destruction
  • Dm = Demonology

Direct damage

Spell Level Type Description
Shadow Bolt 1 (79) De A direct-damage spell causing 12-16 (541-602) Shadow damage.
Searing Pain 18 (79) De Burns the target for 34 to 42 (204 to 240) Fire damage. Causes high amount of threat.
Shadowburn 20 (80) De Instantly burns the target for 87 to 99 (597 to 665) Shadow Damage. If the target dies within 5 seconds after the Shadowburn attack, a Soul Shard is created as long as the Shadowburn is not resisted and the kill yields experience or honor. (Talent)
Conflagrate 40 (70) De Instantly deals fire damage equal to 60% of your Immolate's periodic damage on the target. (Talent)
Soul Fire 48 (80) De Burn the enemy's soul, causing 623 to 783 (703 to 881) Fire damage. Uses a Soul Shard.
Shadowfury 50 (80) De Shadowfury is unleashed, causing 343 to 407 (612 to 728) Shadow damage and stunning all enemies within 8 yds for 2 sec. (Talent)
Incinerate 64 (80) De Deals 357 to 413 (444 to 514) Fire damage to your target and an additional 89 to 104 Fire damage if the target is affected by an Immolate spell.

Damage over time

Spell Level Type Description
Immolate 1 (80) De Instantly burns target for 8-9 (327) damage and an additional 20 (615) damage over 15 seconds.
Corruption 4 (77) Af Causes 40 (906) damage over 12 (18) seconds.
Bane of Agony 8 (79) Af Banes the target with agony, causing 1524 Shadow damage over 24 sec. This damage is dealt slowly at first, and builds up as the Curse reaches its full duration.
Drain Soul 10 (78) Af Drains the soul of the target, causing 55 Shadow damage over 15 seconds. If the target dies while being drained, and yields experience or honor, the caster gains a Soul Shard. (Channeling spell)
Drain Life 14 (78) Af Drains 10 (108) HP per second and transfers it to the Warlock. Lasts 5 seconds. (Channeling spell)
Unstable Affliction 50 (80) Af Shadow damage slowly destroys the target, causing 660 (1050) damage over 18 sec. In addition, if the unstable affliction is dispelled, it will cause 990 (1575) damage to the dispeller, and silence them for 5 sec. (Talent)
Bane of Doom 60 (80) Af Banes the target with impending doom, causing 1947 Shadow damage every 15 sec. When Bane of Doom deals damage, it has a 20% chance to summon a Demon guardian.
Seed of Corruption 70 (80) Af Imbeds a demon seed in the enemy target, causing 1044 Shadow damage over 18 sec. When the target takes 1044 total damage, the seed will inflict 1110 to 1290 Shadow damage to all enemies within 15 yards of the target. Only one Corruption spell per Warlock can be active on any one target.

Curses

Spell Level Type Description
Curse of Weakness 4 (71) Af Reduces attack power by 21 (478) for 120 seconds.
Curse of Tongues 26 (50) Af Increase casting time by 25% (30%). Lasts 30 seconds.
Curse of Exhaustion 30 (Talents) Af Reduce movement speed by 30% for 12 sec. Available as a talent.
Curse of the Elements 32 (78) Af Curses the target for 5 minutes, reducing Shadow, Arcane, Fire, and Frost resistances by X and increasing Shadow, Arcane, Fire, and Frost damage taken by Y%. Only one Curse per Warlock can be active on any one target.

Utility

Spell Level Type Description
Demon Skin 1 (10) Dm Protects the caster, increasing Armor by 40 (120) and increasing the amount of health generated through spells and effects by 20%. Only one type of Armor spell can be active on the Warlock at any time. Lasts 30 minutes.
Fear 8 (56) Af Strikes fear in the enemy, causing it to run in fear for up to 10 (20) seconds. Damage caused may interrupt the effect. Only 1 target can be feared at a time.
Create Soulstone 18 (76) Dm Creates a Minor (Master) Soulstone which can be used to store a target's soul. If the target dies while the soul is stored, it can resurrect itself with 400 (2900) Health and 700 (3300) Mana. Lasts 30 minutes. Will disappear if holder logs off for more than 15 minutes.
Demon Armor 20 (80) Dm Increases the Armor of the Warlock by 210 (660), Shadow Resistance by 3 (18), increases the amount of health generated through spells and effects by 20%. Only one type of Armor spell can be active on the Warlock at any time. Lasts 30 minutes.
Ritual of Summoning 20 Dm Begins a ritual that summons the selected party member. Requires two other present party members (of any class). The Warlock begins casting and the two other party members then right-click to concentrate on the opening portal. Once the portal is opened, the targeted party member has 2 minutes to step through and be summoned to the Warlock's location.
Eye of Kilrogg 22 Dm Summons a fast, but fragile Eye of Kilrogg for scouting. Lasts 30 seconds.
Fel Armor 62 (79) Dm Surrounds the caster with fel energy, increasing spell power by X plus additional spell power equal to 30% of your Spirit. In addition, you regain 2% of your maximum health every 5 sec. Only one type of Armor spell can be active on the Warlock at any time. Lasts 30 min.
Soulshatter 66 Dm Reduces threat by 90% for all enemies within 50 yards.
Ritual of Souls 68 (80) Dm Begins a ritual that creates a Soulwell. Raid members can click the Soulwell to acquire a Master Healthstone. The Soulwell lasts for 5 min or 10 charges. Requires the caster and 2 additional party members to complete the ritual. In order to participate, all players must be out of combat and right-click the soul portal and not move until the ritual is complete.

Minion abilities

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