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Even the newest adventurer to Worldof
Warcraft
can understand how
powerful the Warlock can be. This class combines powerful magical
abilities with a unique ability to control...
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Even the newest adventurer to Worldof
Warcraft
can understand how
powerful the Warlock can be. This class combines powerful magical
abilities with a unique ability to control summoned demons. According
to lore, warlocks have harnessed the power of magic and learned to use
it for their own will.


Flavor



The biggest weapon in the href="http://wow.tentonhammer.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=268"
target="_blank">Warlock's arsenal is their
damage over time spells or DOTS as they are known and feared. Damage
over time abilities are quickly casted, instantly in most cases. They
do not hit as hard as the spells from other magical classes but linger
on their opponent, slowly and surely sucking the life from them. A
brief encounter with a Warlock will result in a steady loss of life and
crippling loss of control. If you live to witness more, the Warlock may
introduce you to their demon for more torture.



The Warlock class can be customized by several
“flavors” by using the in game talents. These
talent schools will allow you to tailor your strengths and weaknesses
to
your play style. While many combinations are possible, the talents are
broken into three main categories: Affliction, Demonology
and Destruction. While all schools enhance the damage and
survivability,
each one focuses on a different aspect of the Warlock. The Affliction
talents improve on the power of the damage over time spells. The
Demonology talents strengthen the demons the Warlock summons and the
destruction talents improve and enhance the hard hitting shadow and
fire spells. All of these “flavors” or specialties
are capable of quick leveling, high group damage output and excellent
damage and survivability in player versus player combat. The fun part
is discovering your favorite.

 

Only certain races can be Warlocks. For Horde players you must be
Undead, Orc, or Blood Elf. Alliance players much choose between Gnome
and Human.
You may only wear cloth armor but have several weapon choices
including; Daggers, Swords, wands, Staves. Some of the weapons you will
not know how to use without first visiting a “Weapon
Trainer” available at major cities. Be sure to visit them so
you may expand you choices as you receive new weapons.



Playing a Warlock can be a lot of fun. The nature of their spells and
power they posses allows a warlock to easily handle the most difficult
of tasks alone, making the warlock one of the faster leveling classes
in game. Once able to summon a demon as early as level ten they have a
great advantage to tackle what most classes cannot, which also
contributes to the fact that most Warlock players tend to be loners.
Don’t let that fool you into thinking they do not perform
well in a group. It is quite the opposite; the Warlock brings many
group benefits and specializes in group creation with their summoning
ability.



In player versus player combat, their most feared spell is fear,
ironically. Fear can be casts against enemies and will cause the enemy
to flee for a short duration of time. During the fear, the enemy has no
control over their actions and any damage over time spells applied by
the Warlock will continue to harm the target. The combination of fear
and damage overtime spells can destroy an enemy player before they are
ever in range to counter attack making the warlock one of the most
deadly players in the field of battle.



Warlock Strengths
  • Can control powerful pets to assist in battle.
  • High DPS.
  • The Warlock is a fast-leveling class due to its
    ability to kill quickly.
  • Excellent class for soloing and group play.
  • The Fear ability is a powerful one in both PvE and
    PvP.



Warlock Weaknesses

  • Can only wear cloth armor.
  • Can die quickly.
  • Very reliant on their pets, causing a need to
    understand each demon pet and its abilities.

Defining Abilities



The main utility of the Warlock is to provide damage when grouped.
While grouped, the Warlock can also provide many more benefits. Most
notable of these benefits is their ability to
“summon” or bring other
players directly to the location of the group. This comes in handy when
a new member joins the group or a current member becomes separated.
They can also create a soul well, which allows each group member to
receive a health stone allowing the players to quickly restore health
when needed. The main spells of the Warlock are shadow and fire and
there is a demon for each occasion. The demon you summon will also
contribute to any groups with an aura or “Buff”
that will enhance the attributes of friendly group members near to you.
When not grouped, there are also demons which will engage your enemies
allowing you to fight from a distance. Much like a href="www.tentonhammer.com/wow/guides/classes/hunter"
target="_blank">hunter and their
pets, these demons can be powerful and contribute damage to the battle.



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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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