The Warlock

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href=""> style="font-weight: bold;">Calling: Mage

Role: DPS

Primary Attribute: Int

The Warlock deals in the dark arts and walks a fine line between
controlling the aspects of death and being controlled by them. Using
curses and leeching their opponent's life force to feed their own, the
Warlock is a fearsome force to be reckoned with. 


  • Master at soloing
  • Lots of survivability tricks
  • Little to no down time
  • One of the highest DPS souls


  • Damage needs time to ramp up
  • Can be overwhelmed by burst DPS


The Warlock is among the most powerful and feared souls in all of style="font-style: italic;">Rift, with high
damage and survivability making them a daunting opponent to face.
Warlocks have a high success rate as a close companion soul to the
Necromancer, with either soul doing well as the focal point. Which soul
to focus on will be more about personal preference of playstyle than
anything, with many players doing 33/33 splits between the two.

Solo Play

Soloing as a Warlock is a very easy road to hoe, with tons of tools and
tricks to help you along the way. Players who can manage the rotation
of life drains and mana regen will rarely need to stop to rest or
drink. Multiple mob pulls are not a problem either with multiple AoE
damage spells at their disposal as well as a very potent single target

Group Play

What Warlocks lack in utility and crowd control, they more than make up
in raw damage. High output groups will love to bring you along as they
burn through content. Even though the Warlock may not have that initial
high burst of damage, they make the last 40% of the enemies health bar
drop quickly. Warlocks also possess a stun and a silence that increase
their worth to a group.

Pairs Best With


Cut from eerily similar cloths, the Warlock and Necromancer are truly a
match made in..well, somewhere south of the heavens. In builds that
feature heavy point investment into both, it’s often hard to tell where
one ends and the other begins. Adding extra healing, a strong
pet and the ability to drop all aggro make this pairing a no brainier.


As similar as the Necromancer is to the Warlock, the Chloromancer is
equally dissimilar – but they are still an excellent pairing. Needing
very few points to be effective, the Warlocks DPS rotation is enhanced
quickly. By leading with Radiant Spores not only will all group members
have a chance to heal themselves for 100% of the damage they deal, the
Warlock will increase his Intelligence for several seconds – making
other spells more potent and effective. Rounding out a build with group
healing utility will make you a fast favorite in groups.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016