Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Demonology Warlock PvP Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Demonology Warlock PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

Ladder

Talents

15
Dreadlash
Demonic Strength
Bilescourge Bombers
30
Demonic Calling
Power Siphon
Doom
45
Demon Skin
Burning Rush
Dark Pact
60
From the Shadows
Soul Strike
Summon Vilefiend
75
Darkfury
Mortal Coil
Demonic Circle
90
Soul Conduit
Inner Demons
Grimoire: Felguard
100
Sacrificed Souls
Demonic Consumption
Nether Portal

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Dreadlash
Demonic Strength
Bilescourge Bombers
30
Demonic Calling
Power Siphon
Doom
45
Demon Skin
Burning Rush
Dark Pact
60
From the Shadows
Soul Strike
Summon Vilefiend
75
Darkfury
Mortal Coil
Demonic Circle
90
Soul Conduit
Inner Demons
Grimoire: Felguard
100
Sacrificed Souls
Demonic Consumption
Nether Portal

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Dreadlash
Demonic Strength
Bilescourge Bombers
30
Demonic Calling
Power Siphon
Doom
45
Demon Skin
Burning Rush
Dark Pact
60
From the Shadows
Soul Strike
Summon Vilefiend
75
Darkfury
Mortal Coil
Demonic Circle
90
Soul Conduit
Inner Demons
Grimoire: Felguard
100
Sacrificed Souls
Demonic Consumption
Nether Portal

PvP Talents

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Mastery
Versatility

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Mastery
Versatility

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Mastery
Versatility

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Races

Troll
Orc
Human

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Orc
Troll
Human

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Void Elf
Troll
Human

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use potion with Demonic Tryant
Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs with Demonic Tryant
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Demonic Tyrant
Put up Doom if it is not on the target
Use Nether Portal when you are at 5 Soul Shards
Summon the Tyrant at the end of your Nether Portal to extend all the demons
If Nether Portal is ready to use, get to max Soul Shards ASAP. Don't waste a shard by casting this at 4 Soul Shards, though.
If Nether Portal is ready to use, get to max Soul Shards ASAP
Save this for multiple targets if it wouldn't cool down again in time
Save this for multiple targets if it wouldn't cool down again in time
At any amount of Soul Shards with Nether Portal up
With 3+ Soul Shards
With Demonic Core charges
When you have 3+ Wild Imps and Vilefiend out. Do this even if Nether Portal is up and has time remaining. It seems counter-intuitive, but once you get to having no shards and no Demonic Core charges, the benefit of summoning another random demon or two is relatively small. Casting Tyrant a little early helps you squeeze another Tyrant in between Nether Portals without as much delay.
Refresh Doom when there is less than 9 seconds remaining and the target will live for another 40 seconds. Keep up on multiple targets when applicable.

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use potion with Demonic Tryant
Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs with Demonic Tryant
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Demonic Tyrant
Put up Doom if it is not on the target
Use Nether Portal when you are at 5 Soul Shards
Summon the Tyrant at the end of your Nether Portal to extend all the demons
If Nether Portal is ready to use, get to max Soul Shards ASAP. Don't waste a shard by casting this at 4 Soul Shards, though.
If Nether Portal is ready to use, get to max Soul Shards ASAP
Save this for multiple targets if it wouldn't cool down again in time
Save this for multiple targets if it wouldn't cool down again in time
At any amount of Soul Shards with Nether Portal up
With 3+ Soul Shards
With Demonic Core charges
When you have 3+ Wild Imps and Vilefiend out. Do this even if Nether Portal is up and has time remaining. It seems counter-intuitive, but once you get to having no shards and no Demonic Core charges, the benefit of summoning another random demon or two is relatively small. Casting Tyrant a little early helps you squeeze another Tyrant in between Nether Portals without as much delay.
Refresh Doom when there is less than 9 seconds remaining and the target will live for another 40 seconds. Keep up on multiple targets when applicable.

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use potion with Demonic Tryant
Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs with Demonic Tryant
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Demonic Tyrant
Put up Doom if it is not on the target
Use Nether Portal when you are at 5 Soul Shards
Summon the Tyrant at the end of your Nether Portal to extend all the demons
If Nether Portal is ready to use, get to max Soul Shards ASAP. Don't waste a shard by casting this at 4 Soul Shards, though.
If Nether Portal is ready to use, get to max Soul Shards ASAP
Save this for multiple targets if it wouldn't cool down again in time
Save this for multiple targets if it wouldn't cool down again in time
At any amount of Soul Shards with Nether Portal up
With 3+ Soul Shards
With Demonic Core charges
When you have 3+ Wild Imps and Vilefiend out. Do this even if Nether Portal is up and has time remaining. It seems counter-intuitive, but once you get to having no shards and no Demonic Core charges, the benefit of summoning another random demon or two is relatively small. Casting Tyrant a little early helps you squeeze another Tyrant in between Nether Portals without as much delay.
Refresh Doom when there is less than 9 seconds remaining and the target will live for another 40 seconds. Keep up on multiple targets when applicable.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this Guide useful?
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Where do you get this data from?
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