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术士
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适合种族

银月城血精灵男性银月城血精灵女性血精灵
矮人男性矮人女性矮人
被遗忘者男性被遗忘者女性被遗忘者
侏儒男性侏儒女性侏儒
地精男性地精女性地精
暴风城人类男性暴风城人类女性人类
奥格瑞玛兽人男性奥格瑞玛兽人女性兽人
巨魔男性巨魔女性巨魔

吉尔尼斯狼人男性吉尔尼斯狼人女性狼人
专精 Affliction, Demonology, Destruction
能量类型 Primary: Mana
Secondary: Soul Shards, Demonic Fury or Burning Embers
主属性 Intellect
武器类型 Staff, Wand, Dagger, One-handed Sword and held in off-hand items excluding shields and weapons
护甲类型 Cloth
技能 Summons various demonic minions, Shadow Bolt, Drain Life, Enslave Demon, Chaos Bolt


看看这些掌握着力量的人,看这些不惧怕运用这些力量的人。看啊……他们是术士!

—— 古尔丹[1]

术士Warlock) 是一种极具破坏力施法者类别,以他们所大量掌握的、能带来负面效果持续伤害的诅咒和黑魔法而臭名昭著。在魔兽世界中,术士通常指代那些操控邪能和暗影并驱使恶魔的施法者,这样的人群最显著的特征,莫过于他们所奴役的那些邪恶的恶魔爪牙们了,它们不仅会攻击任何敢于挑战它们主人的莽夫,更是兼具攻击能力与防御能力的难缠对手。

跟大多数研习魔法的学者或相关从业人员不同,术士们对于探寻禁忌的知识以及那些古老而邪恶的黑暗力量有着近乎狂热般的痴迷,这些知识往往会带给他们前所未有的强大的力量,比如那些极具破坏力的邪能法术。纵使一部分走火入魔的术士最终沦为了燃烧军团的走狗,仍有很大一部分术士在用自己的方式对抗着这些横行于星界的恶魔大军。也正是这些术士证明了自己和自己的同僚们是联盟与部落具有潜力和价值的盟友——同样,也可能是一个巨大的潜在威胁。[2]

术士不但拥有很多种手段可以轻易的牵制大量敌人的行动,他们所掌握的大范围杀伤性法术也能为他们所在的团队带来强大的火力支援。他们能通过献祭自己的生命来获取更充足的法力,亦或是献祭自己的仆从而保住自己的性命。有些术士掌握了血魔法的奥秘,他们能通过一些更为黑暗、邪恶的手段来恢复自己的伤势——包括但不限于摄取他们的敌人或是其他一些无辜受害者们的生命力。更有甚者不惜通过亡灵法术将受害者们的灵魂的困于灵魂石之中,甚至是亵渎他们的尸体,让其受害者即使在死后也不得安宁,成为术士奴役之下的行尸走肉。一般情况下,术士可以通过消耗法力来施放法术,但他们也可以通过使用邪恶的力量来施放法术或增强法术的功效,他们最主要的攻击手段分为三类——用强大的诅咒将敌人折磨致死并收割他们的灵魂、驱使暗影之力和恶魔之怒来攻击敌人,以及用骇人的邪能烈焰将敌人燃烧殆尽

术士的名声可以说是臭名昭著的,最主要是因为他们的暗影法术及其所能带来的持续性伤害的效果(DOT)还有他们所能召唤的恶魔爪牙以及倾泻浩劫的邪能烈焰。若按专精划分,术士可分为以下三类:痛苦术士是掌控持续性伤害类法术的大师,他们擅长用强大的诅咒折磨敌人,并汲取敌人的生命值为己所用; 恶魔术士能够召唤更加强大的恶魔爪牙,他们还能从自己的恶魔爪牙那里汲取力量,甚至能将自身转变为恶魔去战斗;毁灭术士则能唤起从天而降的火雨, 擅长用邪能火焰造成巨量的伤害

作为一名术士,需要玩家拥有以下能力:同时面对多个单位的时候能快速切换目标和自己的爪牙、需要在复杂多变的场合中具有优秀的判断能力、对灵魂碎片等职业资源和技能冷却时间有着足够强的预判和分配能力。同时,作为一名术士也具有以下优势:由于强大的群体控制能力和持续造成伤害的技能,术士在PVP方面是一方霸主;无论在单体输出还是群体输出,术士的PVE伤害输出都是数一数二的。

职业概览

在面对恶魔之力的时候,许多英雄们只看见了死亡,而术士们则看见了机遇,他们的目标是统御和支配这股不可抗拒的强大力量,而这些贪婪的施法者们在研习黑暗技艺的道路上领悟出了许多技巧,最终,他们得以召唤强大的恶魔爪牙为他们而战。最初,他们只能使唤小鬼为他们效命,但随着术士所掌握的知识逐渐增多,妖艳的魅魔,忠诚的虚空行者,以及骇人的地狱犬将会逐渐加入术士的麾下并向任何敢于挑战他们主人的莽夫倾泻怒火与浩劫。术士能用灼热的火焰点燃一定距离外的敌人,也能用邪恶的法术使敌人战栗、溃逃,或是用诅咒折磨他的敌人们并窃取他们的灵魂与生命为己所用。
这些臭名昭著的施法者令整个艾泽拉斯的冒险家们闻风丧胆,任何感受过他们怒火的人都会明白一个道理——再也没有什么事情会比招惹到一名术士要可怕了·······除非你招惹到了两个或更多的术士。
术士会使用一系列的黑魔法来诅咒、削弱敌人,接着,他们会像捏死一只虫子一般轻易的将被削弱的敌人用烈焰摧毁。他们通常会驱使自己的仆从牵制敌人,同时自己在远处用法术杀伤敌人。就和大多数施法者一样,术士并不具备穿戴重型装甲的体质,然而狡猾的术士即使让自己的仆从身先士卒也不会让敌人碰到自己一根毫毛的。[3]
术士在施法者们当中普遍风评很差,他们非常的反复无常而贪得无厌。纵使他们承诺自己所从事的事务是多么的“高尚”和“无害”,但他们对黑暗的知识与邪恶的力量的渴望让所有人都对他们敬而远之,即使是他们最亲密的盟友也难免对他们滋生猜疑。术士们常常不假思索的窥探深藏于虚空中的奥秘,借助混沌的力量,他们通常具备有足以扭转战局的能力——他们通常会收割敌人的灵魂,并将其用做他们最强大的法术的施法材料。他们可以利用强大的暗影魔法来削弱敌人的意志和体能。他们还能驱使邪能烈焰,唤起从天而降的火雨将敌人焚烧殆尽。除此之外,他们还可以从扭曲虚空中召唤并驱使那些最可怕的恶魔加入他们的阵营,必要的时候,术士还会将他们视为弃子以保全自己的性命[4]


背景

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Born of the Eredar race, warlocks are absolutely corrupt and unimaginably powerful. Their chaos magics have burnt out whole worlds and annihilated countless species over the aeons. Kil'jaeden taught the orcs the secrets of warlock magics, but the orcs could never master the powers of entropy and destruction as well the wicked Eredar. Under Archimonde's command, the warlocks serve as the Legion's tacticians and strategistsWarcraft III: Reign of Chaos Manual - Warlock

Nearly twenty-five thousand years ago, the eredar race arose on the world of Argus. They were extremely intelligent and had a natural affinity for magic in all its myriad forms. Using their gifts, they developed a vast and wondrous society. Unfortunately the eredar's accomplishments caught the attention of Sargeras, the Destroyer of Worlds. He had already begun his Burning Crusade to eradicate all life from the cosmos, and he believed that the brilliant eredar would be pivotal in leading the vast demonic army he was gathering. Thus, he contacted the eredar's three most prominent leaders: Kil'jaeden, Archimonde, and Velen. In exchange for the loyalty of the eredar race, Sargeras offered untold power and knowledge.

Although the offer sounded very tempting, Velen had a vision of the future that filled him with sick dread. Sargeras had spoken the truth: the eredar who joined the Dark Titan would indeed gain enormous power and knowledge. However, the eredar would themselves be transformed into demons. Velen saw the Legion in all its terrible might and witnessed the destruction it would wreak upon all of creation. He hastened to warn Kil'jaeden and Archimonde, but they dismissed his concerns, for they had been enticed by Sargeras' promises. They gave Sargeras their allegiance and were transformed into colossal beings of depthless evil. The sheer power that Sargeras commanded made direct opposition unthinkable. Velen nearly despaired, but his prayer for help was overheard. A being came to Velen and explained that it was one of the naaru, a race of sentient energy beings bent on stopping the Burning Crusade. The naaru offered to take Velen and any other like-minded eredar to safety. Deeply relieved, Velen gathered the other eredar who had thus far refused to join Sargeras. Naming themselves the draenei, or "exiled ones" in the Eredun language, the renegades barely escaped from Argus, with the Burning Legion only moments behind.[5]

At Kalimdor's center was a mysterious lake of incandescent energies. The lake, which would later be called the Well of Eternity, was the true heart of the world's magic and natural power. Drawing its energies from the infinite Great Dark beyond the world, the Well acted as a mystical fount, sending its potent energies out across the world to nourish life in all its wondrous forms. In time, a primitive tribe of nocturnal humanoids cautiously made their way to the edges of the mesmerizing, enchanted lake. The feral, nomadic humanoids, drawn by the Well's cosmic power affected the strange tribe, making them strong, wise and virtually immortal. The tribe adopted the name, Kaldorei, which meant "children of the stars" in their native tongue. The Kaldorei grew powerful from their use of magic, but they did not understand its nature. They did not understand that there were other, powerful forces in the Great Dark Beyond, moving in the space between worlds, that hungers after magic and were very interested in any who tamed it and refined it to their own ends. The Highborne's reckless use of magic sent ripples of energy spiraling out from the Well of Eternity and into the Great Dark Beyond. The streaming ripples of energy were felt by terrible alien minds. Sargeras - the Great Enemy of all life, the Destroyer of Worlds - felt the potent ripples and was drawn to their distant point of origin. Spying the primordial world of Azeroth and sensing the limitless energies of the Well of Eternity, Sargeras was consumed by an insatiable hunger. The great dark god of the Nameless Void resolved to destroy the fledgling world and claim its energies as his own.[6] Only by the heroic actions of a few was the shimmering doorway through the Great Dark shut, exiling Sargeras and his followers. But the very was at great cost. The Well of Eternity exploded when the doorway was shut down, and the resulting explosion ripped the heart out of Azeroth, destroying the Kaldorei lands and the very continent it rested upon.

The race of humans survived those dark days as well, and thrived, and soon, with magical energy worked into the fabric of the world itself, they too were scratching at the doors of reality, beginning to summon creatures from the Great Dark, prying at the shut gates of Sargeras's prison. That was when the Kaldorei who had survived and changed themselves came forward with the story of how their ancestors had almost destroyed the world. The first human mages considered what the surviving Kaldorei had said, and realized that even were they to lay down their wands and grimoires and ciphers, that others would seek, innocently or less so, ways to allow the demons access once more to their green lands.

Kil'jaeden was furious with what he felt was Velen's betrayal, and the demon vowed to hunt Velen and the rest of the draenei to the ends of the cosmos if need be. The Legion chased the draenei for many thousands of years. The draenei visited many worlds and explored much of the known cosmos in their quest to find safe harbor. Still the Legion would not give up its pursuit. Meanwhile, the enigmatic naaru race blessed the draenei with Light-given knowledge and power. The naaru explained that there were other forces in the cosmos that would stand against the Burning Legion. One day the naaru would forge them into a single unstoppable army of the Light. Deeply affected by the naaru's words, the draenei vowed to honor the Light and uphold the naaru's altruistic ideals. Eventually Velen and his draenei settled upon a remote and peaceful world that seemed an ideal refuge. They named it Draenor, or "Exiles' Refuge", and there they quietly cultivated their society once again. Ever wary of being discovered again by Kil'jaeden's forces, Velen and his mystics kept their magics hidden for generations.

In time the draenei met and befriended the shamanistic orc clans that already lived in the tranquil southern grasslands of Nagrand. Aside from engaging in some limited trade, the draenei and orcs regarded one another with respect but kept mostly to themselves. In spite of the draenei's caution, Kil'jaeden discovered their secret refuge on Draenor. He learned more of the world and its inhabitants, and he grew intrigued by the mighty orc race. A plan unfolded in his mind, and the demon lord began to laugh. He could see precisely how to mold the orcs into the instrument of his wrath. It was merely a matter of time and pressure.[5] He enthralled the elder orc shaman, Ner'zhul, in much the same way that Sargeras brought Queen Azshara under his control in ages past. Using the cunning shaman as his conduit, the demon spread battle lust and savagery throughout the orc clans. Before long, the spiritual race was transformed into a bloodthirsty people. Kil'jaeden then urged Ner'zhul and his people to take the last step: to give themselves over entirely to the pursuit of death and war. Yet the old shaman, sensing that his people would be enslaved to hatred forever, somehow resisted the demon's command.

Frustrated by Ner'zhul's resistance, Kil'jaeden searched for another orc who would deliver his people into the Legion's hands. The clever demonlord finally found the willing disciple he sought - Ner'zhul's ambitious apprentice, Gul'dan. Kil'jaeden promised Gul'dan untold power in exchange for his utter obedience. The young orc became an avid student of demonic magic and developed into the most powerful mortal warlock in history. He taught other young orcs the arcane arts and strove to eradicate the orcs' shamanistic traditions. Gul'dan showed a new brand of magic to his brethren, a terrible new power that reeked of doom. Kil'jaeden, seeking to tighten his hold over the orcs, helped Gul'dan found the Shadow Council, a secretive sect that manipulated the clans and spread the use of warlock magics throughout Draenor. As more and more orcs began to wield warlock magics, the gentle fields and streams of Draenor began to blacken and fade. Over time, the vast prairies the orcs had called home for generations withered away, leaving only red barren soil. The demon energies were slowly killing the world.[7]

对术士的评价

  • "那些术士追求魔法就像吸食鸦片一样,让人打心眼里讨厌。"[8]
艾格文
  • "我们活跃于阴暗之中,被社会所唾弃,但至少在这里——在战争的最前线,我们的力量使我们得到了最公正的评价和待遇。"
来访的术士s

著名的术士

姓名 身份 状态 所处地点
中立  阿克蒙德 污染者,艾瑞达统领,隶属于燃烧军团 存活 地狱火堡垒
中立  基尔加丹 欺诈者,燃烧军团的代理领导者 存活 太阳井高地
中立  古尔丹 第一个成为术士的兽人暗影议会的创立者,暴掠氏族的酋长 已故 死于萨格拉斯之墓
中立  古加尔 暮光之锤的领导者 已故 死于暮光堡垒
中立  麦迪文[9] 最后的提瑞斯法守护者 失踪 下落不明
部落  耐克鲁斯·碎颅者 曾是龙喉氏族的第二把交椅,曾几一度驱使恶魔之魂控制红龙女王阿莱克斯塔萨并奴役了几乎整个红龙氏族 已故 死于格瑞姆巴托附近
中立  梅里·冬风 提瑞斯法议会的成员之一,新提瑞斯法议会的创始人之一 活跃 下落不明
中立  耐奥祖[10] 影月氏族的酋长,第一任巫妖王 已故 其精神仍依附于巫妖王的头盔之中
联盟  威尔弗雷德·菲兹班


十字军试炼中出场的“召唤大师”,被自己召唤的加拉克苏斯大王所杀 已故 十字军试炼; 银白竞技场, 冰冠冰川

技能

Summoning

Elithys Firestorm, a blood elven warlock, and her succubus.
Tarn Darkwalker, an orcish warlock, and his voidwalker.

Warlocks are adept at summoning their allies to their presence, whether said allies are other heroes or bloodthirsty demons. Warlocks bind demons to their will; these infernal denizens defend their masters with their lives or rain death upon their enemies.[3]

Warlocks have access to spells that summon these demonic entities:

  • Summon Imp - Imps are small, cackling demons.[11] This creature is best used for support of a larger group.
  • Summon Voidwalker - The voidwalkers' strength and endurance are significant, making them ideal for defense.
  • Summon Succubus - A creature of incredible mental powers, a succubus can lull those of weak minds into its servitude.[12]
  • Eye of Kilrogg - A demonic eye sentry that is used for scouting.
  • Summon Felhunter - Felhunters feed on magical energies ... and those who wield them.[13]
  • Summon Felguard - Soldiers of the Burning Legion, felguard can be controlled only by those most skilled in the demonic arts.[14] They serve as warriors for warlocks specialized in Demonology.

In addition to these normal minions the warlocks can summon two greater demons to defend them for a short time:

The warlock can also summon Nightmare steeds into their service as mounts:

Warlocks may also use Enslave Demon on some demons, forcing them to serve as their minions for a short time.

Ranged Damage

Warlocks deliver fire and shadow damage with their spells, and they’re able to hurt others both instantly and with ongoing afflictions.[3]

Demonic Resources

Warlocks make use of burning embers, demonic fury or soul shards to empower their own spells, making them swifter or more deadly.[3]

Races

Kelena Ashford, an undead warlock

详见:Warlock races

The warlock class can be played by the following races: 模板:Warlock attributes

The only races unable (or unwilling) to be warlocks are the night elves, the tauren, the draenei and the pandaren.

Racial traits

Each race comes with its own racial traits. Below is a brief list of the abilities that interact directly with the warlock's abilities, playstyle and needs in specific situations; other racials are not listed. For a complete list, see Racial trait.

Hunrik Blackiron, a dwarf warlock

联盟Dwarf

  • Stoneform is a useful defence and debuff-dispelling cooldown which can be useful in PvP and PvE.
  • Frost Resistance can be useful in reducing damage taken, especially versus frost mages.

联盟Gnome

  • Expansive Mind is one of the most important mage beneficial racial abilities as it increases mana by 5%. Note that it increases mana pool but not Intellect, spell power or spell critical.
  • Escape Artist removes snares and speed reduction effects. Usable to PvP and certain PvE encounters. (Note: does not remove stun effects).
Helena Demonfire, a human warlock.

联盟Human

  • Every Man for Himself is another beneficial trait enabling players to remove all incapacitating effects on the character (Slow, stun, fear, immobilize effects)

联盟Worgen

部落Blood elf

  • Arcane Torrent Provides a similar mana increase too life tap without the loss in health. Due to its limit in AoE range, it has limited use in Boss PvE encounters and is half effective on PvP.
  • Arcane Acuity increases spell critical strike rate by 1%, therefore is handy in both PvP and PvE. It is worth noting that this passive assures higher damage of Chaos Bolt (Destruction specialization).

部落Goblin

部落Orc

  • Blood Fury gives an increase in spell power whenever activated.
  • Hardiness a 15% reduction in the total time of stun effects.
  • Command increases damage dealt by all minions by 5%, especially useful for Demonology warlocks.

部落Troll

  • Berserking Provides a buff that increases casting speed which will also provide the warlock with one of it's few cool downs besides trinkets, 3 minutes cooldown but the most important is that unlike Bloodlust does not place a 10 minutes debuff thus making it an extremely beneficial racial ability.
  • Regeneration (racial) is useful as an additional health regeneration effect, especially beneficial on long encounters, useful with Life Tap.
  • Da Voodoo Shuffle has use in both PvE and PvP.
  • Beast Slaying increases damage dealt versus Beasts by 5%, which can be helpful for PvE.

部落Undead

  • Will of the Forsaken is usable in all cases in PvP and PvE when losing control of character (does not include slow or immobilize effects)
  • Touch of the Grave adds a chance to deal Shadow damage and heal oneself when attacking. This is a significant DPS increase.

In the RPG

The RPG Icon 16x36.png 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽争霸角色扮演游戏,这些设定可能是非官方设定.

术士是掌握着古老黑暗的知识的人,他们热衷于研究以暗影与邪能为主的法术。此外,他们还与存在于扭曲虚空之中的恶魔有所来往。他们最早在第一次兽人战争中出现于艾泽拉斯——也就是当第一位兽人术士古尔丹指引着德拉诺的兽人大军穿越黑暗之门的时候。[15][16]

Specializations

For a full list of specialization abilities, see Warlock abilities

Affliction

Warlock preview Affliction.jpg
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A master of Shadow magic who specializes in drains and damage-over-time spells.

Affliction warlocks are the masters of damage over time spells, plaguing their enemies with an array of Curses and DoTs. Affliction locks can snare attackers with the Curse of Exhaustion, and afflict them with DoTs such as Agony and Unstable Affliction, the latter serving to prevent other DoTs from being dispelled. Affliction warlocks' periodic effects are further improved by their mastery Potent Afflictions, and can be quickly spread or transferred between targets with Soul Swap and Glyph of Soul Swap. Affliction warlocks gain Soul Shards as a secondary resource, which can be used to empower certain spells.

Affliction warlocks are masters of shadow-touched powers, but unlike shadow priests—deadliest when pushed to the brink of insanity—these warlocks delight in using fel forces to cause intense pain and suffering in others. They revel in corrupting minds and agonizing souls, leaving enemies in a state of torment that would see them undone in due time. Even the most battle-hardened warriors can be deceived, landing blow after blow against the warlock, only to succumb to their suffering as their very vitality is siphoned away by the dark spellcaster.[4]

Demonology

Warlock preview Demonology.jpg
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A master of demonic magic who transforms into a demon and compels demonic powers to aid him.

Demonology warlocks transform themselves into demons in order to crush their foes, with their dark Metamorphosis (warlock ability) empowering their attacks and granting them fiendish new powers. As well as improving their damage and survivability, these warlocks' demonic mastery empowers their minions (Master Demonologist, Demonic Rebirth) and grants them new demons to command (Wild Imps, Doom, Summon Felguard). Demonology warlocks wield a mixture of Shadow, Fire and Chaos damage to immolate and corrupt their enemies. Demonology warlocks use Demonic Fury, generated through various spells, as a secondary resource to fuel their demonic Metamorphosis (warlock ability).

By their very nature, demons are leeches on the living universe—but the demonologist has mastered harnessing the power of these malefic beings on the field of battle. Warlocks harvest the souls of their defeated enemies; those specialized in the ways of demonology use this life essence to tap into the Void, pulling all manner of abomination from the chaos of the Twisting Nether. While such a practice is often considered by outsiders to be wicked and reckless, the demonologist maintains absolute control over the summoned creatures. These malignant entities are fully beholden to—and empowered by—the will of the warlock, until banished to the realm from whence they came.[4]

Destruction

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A master of chaos who calls down fire to burn and demolish enemies.

Destruction warlocks focus on demolishing opponents with fast and powerful direct damage spells. They use the Burning Embers generated by their spells to fuel their most powerful attacks, deal splash damage and even restore health. With enviable abilities such as Shadowburn, Havoc and Chaos Bolt, Destruction warlocks can rapidly reduce unprepared opponents to a pile of cinders.

Warlocks who command the power of destruction favor incantations of pure chaos and aggression in battle. In this regard, they’d find a stronger kinship with fire mages than warlocks of other disciplines—if not for their propensity to make use of magic deemed detestable by all mage orders. The destruction warlock is well-versed in discharging a dizzying array of shadow, fel, fire, and chaos magics upon opponents that rattle souls and conflagrate bodies. They require little motivation for the havoc they wreak, happy to revel in the destruction they cause—thrilled at any opportunity to watch the world erupt in discord around them.[4]

End-game expectations

Warlocks are taken to raids for their incredible dps and their raid utility. Warlocks are usually one of the highest sources of ranged DPS and also possess an array of utilities such as using Ritual of Summoning for late comers, casting Soulstone for combat resurrections, and distributing [[]]s. They also provide a raid buff (Dark Intent) and a variety of enemy debuffs through curses such as Curse of the Elements. Warlocks are also well known for their CC abilities such as Fear and Banish.

In PvP, Warlocks are incredibly useful as a support class for arenas and battlegrounds. DoT abilities such as Corruption, Bane of Agony, and Unstable Affliction spread between multiple player targets are excellent at generating pressure for opposing teams. Unstable Affliction also provides opponents with a hefty penalty for spam-dispelling debuffs. The felhunter also provides excellent anti-caster and anti-healer abilities with Spell Lock and Devour Magic. Finally, they are infamous for their PvP CC abilities such as Fear, Howl of Terror, and Death Coil (warlock ability). While burst damage is not as strong, Demon Soul (warlock ability) can be used to help finish off low-health players. Demonic Gateway is also an iconic and powerful contribution to any group.

Warlocks are renowned for their damage over time (DoT) spells and sinister Shadow magic, as well for summoning demonic minions and their ability to wreak havoc with destructive Fire spells. Warlocks can specialize in any of these areas: Affliction warlocks are the masters of damage over time, draining their targets' health with an array of powerful debuffs; Demonology warlocks summon improved demons to do their bidding, drawing power from their minions and even transforming into demons themselves; while Destruction warlocks call down a rain of fire upon their enemies, specializing in potent burst damage and Fire spells.

Being a warlock demands certain things: being able to engage multiple targets simultaneously while keeping tabs on your minion, to make split-second strategic decisions on cast rotations depending on the situation, and careful resource and cooldown management. Being a warlock also offers many rewards: they are PvP powerhouses due to their powerful crowd-control and sustained damage abilities, and in PvE their damage output is among the highest in both single and multiple target situations.

Mists of Pandaria

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Warlock Tier Sets 1 to 13

Mists of Pandaria introduced massive revamps to the Warlock class and all three of its specs. Soul Shards were removed as a non-replenishable resource for all warlocks. Each spec was given its own secondary resource, and the playstyle for all three specs was greatly changed. In addition, the overhaul of the talents system changed some formerly standard spells into optional talents and introduced new spells to be integrated into rotations.

Spells

Affliction changes

  • Soul Shards as a secondary resource, replenished by Corruption and Drain Soul.
  • Malefic Grasp scales with the strength of one's DoTs already on the target.
  • Haunt serves as a debuff increasing personal damage on that target in addition to doing upfront damage.

Demonology changes

Destruction changes

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Videos

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  • {{#vlink:P31skHk7GzU|Official Crash Course: Level 90 Warlock (Destruction)}}
  • {{#vlink:bq5ozrTZhLs|Cataclysm Talents and Abilities}}
  • {{#vlink:BYO44OqPaog|Cataclysm DPS Run Down}}

Macros and addons

详见:Useful macros for warlocks

  • AffDots is an addon that tracks DoT strength. Specifically designed for Affliction locks to attain maximum DPS from Malefic Grasp, it also provides spell tracking for the other specs. Also features integration with Tidy Plates.
  • Natur EnemyCastBar shows all buffs and debuffs on your character making it exceptional for raiding.
  • ForteXorcist (also here) shows spell timers, cooldown timers and messages that you can set for yourself or the raid. On top of that, it also offers support for tracking Soulstones, shards and healthstones as well as a summoning assistant. Also, although the addon is primarily targeted at Warlocks, ForteXorcist can also be used with the other classes. In essence, ForteXorcist provides what Necrosis and DoTimer does with a few added extras.

See also

Patch changes

References

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