PvE Destruction Warlock Talents, Builds & Glyphs 

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With the arrival of Cataclysm, the talent system received a massive overhaul, changing from the 71 talent points system to a more compact 41 points system. As such, many of the old talents were either completely removed or changed, resulting in fewer possible build variations. One key aspect of the new system is that you must use at least 31 points in your main specialization to use the remaining 10 points in a secondary specialization.

Talent Builds

destruction warlock pve standard talent build
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The Standard Talent Build for Destruction Warlock has close to no flexibility when it comes to its talents, however, all talents grant powerful bonuses which makes up for the lack of versatility! The only talents that may be changed are Nether Ward and Nether Protection, which can be replaced with Backlash. However, this change is much more useful in Dungeons, as you won’t want to get hit by any Physical Attack in any raid encounter.

While the Talent Tree itself was shrunk, most of the talents are fairly similar to their WotLk version, with only a few new additions. The new Dark Arts, Improved Soul Fire and Empowered Imp talents are key parts of the Talent Build, providing new core mechanics that enhance Destruction’s overall performance.


Prime Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs


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