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Evans, GA
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Re: [Classes] Warlock 5.0.5 (Demonology)

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Noxxic Demo Spec Recommendation

Stat Priority:
Intellect > Spell Hit (15%) > Crit > Mastery > Haste

• Intellect Increases damage dealt by spells and slightly increases critical strike chance.
• Spell Hit (15%) Any Hit Rating will increase your chance to hit and at 15% Hit (5100 Rating) your spells can no longer miss on bosses. To check your hit percentage, open your character panel and then check under the Spell tab for "Hit Chance." The choice of how much Hit to stack comes down to your comfort level with missing and reapplying DoTs. Thanks to Pandemic, Warlocks have room to spare in their rotation but heavy misses can make the rotation difficult to manage. Stack as much Hit as needed (up to 15%) to maintain a comfortable rotation.
• Mastery: Master Demonologist increases the damage dealt by your demons and your damage in both caster and Metamorphosis form.
• Haste Reduces cast time, lowers GCD, and can gives extra ticks to your DoTs.
• Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for 200% damage.

1. Check for 15% Spell Hit If you are not at or above 15% Hit, then reforge your gear until you are at the Hit cap. On any gear without Hit, reforge the weakest stat (see stat priority) into Hit Rating or Expertise. Do this until you are at or slightly above 15%.
2. Optimize Secondary Stats On any gear without Crit or Mastery, reforge the weakest stat (see priority) into Crit or Mastery as available.

Major Glyphs 5.0.5

• {Glyph of Siphon Life} Recommended. Provides a small survivability boost.
• {Glyph of Demonic Circle} Optional. Good for high movement fights.
• {Glyph of Demon Hunting} Optional. Become a backup tank.
• {Glyph of Imp Swarm} Optional. Good for fights with key burst phases.
• {Glyph of Soulstone} Optional. Improved utility for saving players.

Minor Glyphs 5.0.5

• {Glyph of Shadow Bolt} Required. Slightly improves procs from Shadow Bolt.
• {Glyph of Crimson Banish} Optional. New color on Banish can be used to identify targets.
• {Glyph of Enslave Demon} Optional. Useful if you get to enslave a strong add.

Single Target Rotation - 5.0.5

Demonic Fury Builders: Follow this priority to build Demonic Fury.
• Corruption Maintain at all times.
• Hand of Gul'dan Maintain at all times.
• Soul Fire with Molten Core proc.
• Shadow Bolt as a filler spell.
• Fel Flame when on the move, but not to extend Corruption.

Metamorphosis Priority: Follow this priority while in Metamorphosis demon form.
• Enter Metamorphosis at > 900 Demonic Fury.
• Metamorphosis: Doom Maintain at all times.
• Metamorphosis: Touch of Chaos as a filler spell and to refresh Corruption.
• Exit Metamorphosis at ~750 Demonic Fury.
Demonology Warlock DPS involves building up Demonic Fury to then enter Metamorphosis and spend the Demonic Fury on powerful demon form abilities. To build Demonic Fury, maintain Corruption and use Hand of Gul'dan as much as possible without overwriting Shadowflame. Use Soul Fire to consume Molten Core procs. Use Shadow Bolt as a filler spell.

When Demonic Fury goes above 900, activate Metamorphosis. Now, maintain Metamorphosis: Doom at all times. Use Metamorphosis: Touch of Chaos as a filler spell or to refresh your Corruption. When Demonic Fury goes below 750, end Metamorphosis and resume the Demonic Fury Building rotation. Only stay in Metamorphosis below 750 Demonic Fury if Dark Soul: Knowledge is still up or the target will die in Demon: Use the Summon Felguard as your pet for single target DPS. Activate its Felguard: Felstorm with Command Demon as often as possible.

AoE Rotation - 5.0.5

• Hand of Gul'dan
• Harvest Life
• Metamorphosis: Void Ray
• Metamorphosis: Immolation Aura

In caster form, apply Corruption on as many targets as possible while casting Hand of Gul'dan on cooldown. Use Harvest Life as a filler (if available) to help build Demonic Fury.
If Metamorphosis is ready, activate it and apply Metamorphosis: Doom to as many targets as possible. Use Metamorphosis: Void Ray to refresh any Corruption you cast earlier. Finally, activate Metamorphosis: Immolation Aura. You may use Carrion Swarm as long as the knock back is not a problem.

Demon: Use Command Demon with the Summon Felguard to activate its Felguard: Felstorm ability for AoE DPS.

Effective Cooldowns - 5.0.5

These effective cooldowns are available if you chose them in your talent build.
• Kil'jaeden's Cunning Use as needed for penalty-free casting during raid movement.
• Grimoire of Service Use on cooldown for a 2nd Summon Felguard.

These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate into most all encounters.
• Dark Soul: Knowledge Use on cooldown. Stack with Metamorphosis.
• Summon Infernal Use for burst AoE DPS. Exclusive with Summon Doomguard.
• Summon Doomguard Use for burst single target DPS. Exclusive with Summon Infernal.
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