Table of Contents
- +Easy Mode
- +Spell Summary
- +Builds and Talents
- +Artifact Traits and Relics
- +Netherlight Crucible Relic Paths
- +Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities
- +Boss by Boss Strategies
- 1. Destruction Warlock Boss Advice: The Nighthold
- 1.1. Skorpyron
- 1.2. Chronomatic Anomaly
- 1.3. Trilliax
- 1.4. Spellblade Aluriel
- 1.5. Tichondrius
- 1.6. Star Augur Etraeus
- 1.7. Krosus
- 1.8. High Botanist Tel'arn
- 1.9. Grand Magistrix Elisande
- 1.10. Gul'dan
- 2. ChangeLog
- 1. Destruction Warlock Boss Advice: The Nighthold
- +Stat Priority
- +Gems, Enchants, and Consumables
- ×Macros and Addons
- +Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot
Macros and addons are an integral part of a raider's arsenal as they can make it easier to perform a variety of tasks, improving your overall game experience. On this page, we present macros and addons that can be useful to a Destruction Warlock in World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.5.
The other pages of our Destruction Warlock guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.
About Our Author and Reviewer
This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Future. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.
This guide has been reviewed and approved by Deepshades, a top raider who plays in Method; you can watch his stream on Twitch and follow him on Twitter.
1. Addons for Destruction Warlock
ElvUI is a complete replacement for the default User Interface. Not only is this a popular AddOn among top players, but we here at Icy Veins use it for all our characters. ElvUI eliminates most of the inefficiencies of the Blizzard interface, which are many and varied. It is extremely user friendly, and takes very little time to set up and master. It also comes already furnished with almost everything you need; unit frames, raid frames, minimap, buffs and debuffs, and much more. You can easily unlock and drag all the components around so your UI will look exactly the way you want it to. ElvUI is clean, easy to use, and a great starting point for your UI.
1.2. Weak Auras
Weak Auras is the most important AddOn for players seeking to master their class and take their gameplay to new heights. If you aspire to do any Mythic raiding, this is the most powerful tool in your kit. Weak Auras allows you to display helpful visuals cues anywhere on your screen, which enable you to play better. Most players use it to track their trinket procs, highlight on screen displays of their most important cooldowns, or track the timers of boss mechanics. It is highly customisable and makes keeping track of your procs and cooldowns effortless. The drawback of Weak Auras is that is has a bit of a learning curve and isn't the most user friendly. Weak Auras allows you to import other players data directly into their UI, however, and most players choose to simply import other people's Weak Auras rather than make their own. Weak Auras can be used to create just about anything you can imagine, as it is a LUA scripting tool (essentially an AddOn that creates other AddOns, in-game). This is by far the most essential AddOn for players looking to step into Mythic raiding.
1.3. Boss Mods
Boss Mods are helpful pre-made timers that allow you to keep track of the noteworthy mechanics in any given encounter. Usually they come equipped with helpful prompts, visuals, and sounds to ensure you don't miss anything important.
1.3.1. BigWigs Bossmods
BigWigs is the best boss mod available currently. It is extremely customizable, allowing you to change what is displayed on an individual boss level and how boldly you want each alert customized. BigWigs is typically the most accurate and periodically updated of the available Boss Mods. It doesn't require any setup at all, though there are a dizzying array of options and customizations should you wish to personalize your setup.
1.3.2. Deadly Boss Mods
Deadly Boss Mods is an alternative to BigWigs, though it usually isn't as accurate early in the patch. Most of the alerts are loud and flashy by default, making this a potentially good choice for players who have very little experience in a raid environment.
1.4. Name Plates
Nameplates are essential for allowing you to easily keep track of basic debuffs and quickly select new targets in combat. While ElvUI nameplates do come standard with the AddOn, they are a little limited and occasionally buggy. Listed below are some good alternatives.
1.4.1. KUI Nameplates
KUI Nameplates offer the highest degree of customization and accuracy. For example, you can easily configure the nameplates to enlarge and change color when a target reaches a certain percentage of health, which can be very helpful for classes with executes. They always correctly display your debuffs, and their click box is very accurate. Some setup is required, although it is very simple and straightforward.
TidyPlates aren't quite as customizable or accurate as KUI, but they are an improvement over the default UI or the ElvUI nameplates. They are also great out of the box, requiring little to no setup at all, which is a plus for some players.
1.5. Damage Meters
Damage meters display a variety of helpful data about what is taking place in combat, from your current DPS (or HPS) to the number of interrupts each player successfully used.
Skada is a lightweight damage meter that is exceptionally accurate. It doesn't take up much memory, which could cause you to lag, and displays a wide range of helpful data. This is the recommended damage meter if you log your raid data to WarcraftLogs.
Details is a more heavyweight damage meter, taking up quite a bit of memory. It offers extensive in-game analysis tools compared to Skada, however, allowing you to break down your data in depth without leaving the game. This is the recommended damage meter if you don't log your raid data.
1.6. Extra AddOns
These AddOns are just small trimmings that might make your life a little easier.
1.6.1. Mik's Scrolling Battle Text
If you're not satisfied with the default combat text, this AddOn is an alternative that allows you to heavily customize your scrolling combat text. Quite a bit of setup is required.
DeathNote displays the last several deaths for each of your party or raid members. For 30 seconds prior to their death, a complete timestamp of their combat log is displayed, showing their current health, what heals they received, what buffs and debuffs they had, whether they used their personal cooldowns, etc. This AddOn is helpful for breaking down your own death as well as finding out whether that guy really did use his healthstone.
1.6.3. Doom CooldownPulse
Whenever one of your abilities comes off cooldown, this AddOn flashes a large transparent version of the ability in the center of your screen, alerting you that it is off cooldown. You can easily configure what is displayed, or use it by default.
1.6.4. Angry Assignments
This AddOn allows you to set up text assignments that are displayed to everyone else in the raid group that have the AddOn. Extremely beneficial for raiding guilds, particularly when assigning jobs like interrupt orders, or what players are soaking in what quadrants of the room, etc.
2. Macros for Destruction Warlock
- #showtooltip Havoc
- /cast [@mouseover,harm] Havoc; [harm] Havoc
This macro casts Havoc on your mouseover target if you have any, otherwise it casts it on your target (provided it is an enemy). Mouseover macros are not recommended for this ability as it can easily lead to applying Havoc to your wrong target. Only use this if mouseovers are your preference.
2.2. Cursor Rain of Fire
- #showtooltip Rain of Fire
- /cast [@cursor] Rain of Fire
Some people might find this macro very useful. It places the Rain of Fire where your cursor is instead of having too constantly place the green circle where you want it. It can be a much quicker way to puts Rain of Fire down.
2.3. Pet Macros
These macros allow you to manage your demon, as playing with your pet on passive is the optimal way to play.
This orders your demon to attack your target.
This orders your demon to follow you.
This orders your demon to move to a location specified by you. This macro is especially useful for Demonology, as the Felguard tends to stand at maximum melee range of its targets. To maximize the Felstorm ability, however, you want to move your Felguard right into the center of large AoE packs so it hits as many targets as possible. This macro can be useful for all 3 Warlock specializations, however.
2.3.1. Soulstone Mouseover
- #showtooltip Soulstone
- /cast [target=mouseover,exists]  Soulstone
This macro allows you to cast Soulstone on a raid or party member by simply hovering the mouse over their unit or raid frame. If you are not hovering over any friendly unit's unit frame, it will cast Soulstone on your current target.
2.3.2. Demonic Circle
- /cast Demonic Circle
This macro will cancel your current spell cast and make you use your Demonic Circle. This saves you the trouble (and the time!) of interrupting your spell cast manually.
- /cancelaura Demonic Circle
This aura will remove your Demonic Circle, allowing you to place a new one without manually right clicking the buff off. This is extremely useful for when you want to place a new Demonic Circle during the fight.
3. ChangeLog+ show all entries- show only 10 entries
- 12 Jan. 2017: Added Rain of Fire macro.
- 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
A new addon Regulators require for raiding is Angry Assignments but why?
It is a great tool to help people remember stuff during fights. You can place it on the side of your screen and reference it during the fight. As you can see from this picture it is an assignment from Hellfire High Council. Once the Raid Leader or Raid Assist makes a page and tells the addon to display it will show up on your screen with the direction we need to go.
Another example the Kilrogg Deadeye fight. Groups and Interrupts.
It is a very lightweight addon but can be very powerful.
You can find the link to curse HERE.
Common questions about AA.