Warlock Runes & Locations – Season of Discovery (SoD)

Warlock Runes & Locations in Season of Discovery (SoD)

Rune Engraving is a new system for Season of Discovery. It allows each class to tailor their gameplay experience by unlocking new unique abilities! In this guide you’ll find all of the runes that are currently available for Warlocks in Phase 4 of SoD. You can also see them all in our Season of Discovery Talent Calculator.

Phase 4 Warlock Runes

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Cloak
Cloak
Boots

Warlock Skill Books

In addition to runes, there are also skill books in the game that will teach you new spells. Here are the skill books that are available for Warlocks in Season of Discovery.

Skill Book
Spell
Discovery
Rune vendors in Stormwind and Orgrimmar
Horde: Zor Lonetree
Alliance: Milton Sheaf

Phase 3 Warlock Runes

Here are the new runes for Warlocks in Phase 3 of Season of Discovery, sorted by the gear slot they can be applied to.

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Bracers
Bracers
Bracers
Helm
Helm
Helm

Phase 2 Warlock Runes

These runes for Druids were added in Phase 2 of Season of Discovery.

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Belt
Belt
Belt
Boots
Boots
Boots

Dance of the Wicked Rune

Dance of the Wicked is a Warlock Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Interact with a Reckless Warlock corpse in one of the following locations to loot a Brimstone Carving:
    • Alterac Mountains: at a cave between Ruins of Alterac and Strahnbrad (54.4, 49.6)
    • Desolace: in Sargeron in the northeast of the zone (74.8, 13.2)
    • Stranglethorn Vale: at the Gurubashi Arena between Booty Bay and Grom’Gol (30.8, 47.0)
    • Thousand Needles: at Highperch, the ledge in the northwest of the zone (11.2, 40.4)
  • With Brimstone Carving in your bags, channel Hellfire until you get the rune.

Demonic Knowledge Rune

Demonic Knowledge is a Warlock Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Speak with the Dalaran Agent at Ariden’s Camp in the northeast of Deadwind Pass (52, 36) to get Ariden’s Sigil.
  • Equip Ariden’s Sigil and look for locations where you get the Dark Presence buff:
    • Arathi Highlands (60, 40)
    • Badlands (58, 54)
    • Deadwind Pass (43, 29)
    • Desolace (65, 25)
    • Duskwood (23, 47)
    • Swamp of Sorrows (69, 28)
    • The Barrens (52, 36)
  • In each of the above locations, use Ariden’s Sigil to summon a Dark Rider, a level 41 elite, and kill it to loot a relic.
  • When you have all seven relics, return to the Dalaran Agent to trade them in for your rune.

Grimoire of Synergy Rune

Grimoire of Synergy is a Warlock Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Reach level 30 and get the Metamorphosis rune. You’ll then get a letter in the mail from Doan.
  • Visit the Warlock camp in The Barrens on the other side of the central road from Camp Taurajo (49.2, 57.2) and pick up A Solid Foundation from Raszel Ander.
  • At Bough Shadow in northeast Ashenvale (90.3, 40.1), use the invisibility potion you received to interact with a tree and collect the Bough of Shadows.
  • Return to Raszel Ander and pick up Soul Vessel.
  • Speak with Doan at the camp before you continue.
  • Craft or buy a Soul Vessel and head to Mannoroc Coven in Desolace to find Rasziel (51.2, 82.6) and pick up Tempting Fate.
  • Kill Des’Altek, the level 40 elite that spawns, to complete the quest and get the rune.

Invocation Rune

Invocation is a Warlock Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Kill Syndicate Conjurors at Stromgarde Keep in southwest Arathi Highlands to loot 10 Conjurer’s Pendants.
  • Use Drain Soul on one of the Syndicate Conjurors’ Voidwalkers to get a Soul of the Void.
  • Go to the top floor of one of the houses nearby and use both items on the Void Prism you find there.
  • Kill the level 36 elite that spawns to loot the rune.

Shadow and Flame Rune

Shadow and Flame is a Warlock Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Pick up the quest Highway Robbery from an Extinguished Campfire near the Kodo Graveyard in Desolace (47, 54).
  • Speak with Bibbly F’utzbuckle at the northern crossroads in Desolace (63, 39) to progress the quest to On the Lam.
  • Speak with Tokal inside the inn at Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale (27, 77) to pick up the quest Cherry for Your Thoughts?.
  • Buy a Cherry Grog from the nearby vendor, Nixxrax Fillamug, and bring it to Tokal to get the quest No Honor Among Thieves.
  • Use the boat on the southern shore of Arathi Highlands near the bridge (53, 91) to travel to the east coast.
  • Speak to Illari Duskfeather and either agree with her (Alliance only) or fight her to get Illari’s Key.
  • Use the key to open the nearby Jewel-Encrusted Box to loot the rune.

Shadowflame Rune

Shadowflame is a Warlock Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Use Shadow Ward and activate the Ritual of Sacrifice in southeast Desolace (80, 78).
  • Kill Seductress of Ceyna, a level 38 elite that spawns, to loot the rune.

Phase 1 Warlock Runes

Here are the Warlock runes that were released with Phase 1 of Season of Discovery. We have detailed walkthroughs for where and how to find each one!

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Chest
Chest
Chest
Cloak
Gloves
Gloves
Gloves
Gloves
Legs
Legs
Legs
Bracers

Starting Locations & Level Requirements

The table below can help you plan your route or simply see if you’ve acquired all of the runes in your current zone. Levels with a single asterisk (*) are runes that have a specific level requirement while those with a double asterisk (**) are our recommendations based on the level of enemies in the area or other factors such as abilities that will make the process easier.

Rune
Starting Locations
Level
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest
Durotar, Tirisfal Glades
2*
Wow Alliance Crest Elwynn Forest
Tirisfal Glades
4**
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest
Durotar, Tirisfal Glades
8**
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest
Durotar, Tirisfal Glades
8**
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest
Durotar, Tirisfal Glades
10*
[Reputation Required]
10**
The Barrens
10**
Wow Alliance Crest Loch Modan, Westfall
Silverpine Forest, The Barrens
12*
Wow Alliance Crest Darkshore, Loch Modan, Westfall
Silverpine Forest, The Barrens
18**
Hillsbrad Foothills
20**
Redridge Mountains
23**
The Barrens
25*
* – Required level, such as unable to accept quest or spell requires a certain level to train
** – Recommended level, based upon NPCs needed to kill, zone, etc
.

Chaos Bolt Rune

Chaos Bolt is a Warlock Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Locate a frozen mob at one of the following locations:
    • Dun Morogh: Gol’Bolar Quarry (69, 58)
    • Durotar: east of Razor Hill (69, 58)
    • Elwynn Forest: island in Stone Cairn Lake (77, 51)
    • Tirisfal Glades: north of Brightwater Lake (58, 44)
  • Attack it with fire spells to destroy it and loot the rune. You may need the help of another Mage or Warlock for this.

Demonic Grace Rune

Demonic Grace is a Warlock Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

Dun Morogh:

Durotar:

Elwynn Forest:

  • Collect the following items from mobs in Elwynn Forest:
  • Use the Ominous Tome at the summoning circle in the basement of the Slaughtered Lamb in the Mage Quarter of Stormwind City (29, 75).
  • Kill Soboz, a level 8 demon, to loot your rune.

Tirisfal Glades:

  • Collect the following items from mobs in Elwynn Forest:
  • Use the Ominous Tome at the summoning circle in The Sewers, the tunnel on the eastern side of Undercity (24.1, 41.6).
  • Kill Soboz, a level 8 demon, to loot your rune.

Demonic Pact Rune

Demonic Pact is a Warlock Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Visit Grizzby inside the inn at Ratchet in The Barrnes.
  • Purchase a Rune of the Pact from him for 3 gold and use it to get the rune.

Demonic Tactics Rune

Demonic Tactics is a Warlock Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

Elwynn Forest:

Tirisfal Glades:

Everlasting Affliction Rune

Everlasting Affliction is a Warlock Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Hand in Waylaid Supplies crates until you reach Friendly reputation with Wow Alliance Crest Azeroth Commerce Authority or  Durotar Supply and Logistics.
  • Purchase the rune from a Supply Officer. Supply Officers can be found near the Auction House in each major city.

Haunt Rune

Haunt is a Warlock Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Gnome

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest Stolen Power from Alamar Grimm, the Warlock Trainer at Anvilmar in Coldridge Valley (28.7, 66.1).
  • Open a chest between two tents at the trogg camp just southwest of Anvilmar to loot the rune.

Orc:

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest Stolen Power from Nartok, the Warlock Trainer at The Den in the Valley of Trials (28.7, 66.1).
  • Open a chest at the bottom of a pool of water in the back of the Burning Blade Coven cave to the north to loot the rune.

Human:

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest Stolen Power from Drusilla La Salle, the Warlock Trainer on the south side of Northshire Abbey (49.8, 42.6).
  • Open a chest near the two outhouses in the Northshire Vineyards to get the rune (52.6, 51.8).

Undead:

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest The Lost Rune from Maximillion, the Warlock Trainer at Deathknell (30.9, 66.3).
  • Open a chest inside Night’s Web Hallow in the northeast of Deathknell to get the rune (28, 58).

Incinerate Rune

Incinerate is a Warlock Rune for the Bracers slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Kill Incinerator Gar’im, a level 23 elite in a cave in Render’s Valley in the southeast corner of Redridge Mountains (77, 85).
  • Loot the rune.

Lake of Fire Rune

Lake of Fire is a Warlock Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Buy Demolition Explosives for 1 gold from Zixil, the goblin vendor who patrols the road between Tarren Mill and Southshore in Hillsbrad Foothills.
  • Use the Demolition Explosives on top of the Rubble in the large ruined building in Durnholde Keep (79.7, 41.0).
  • Loot the Storage Locker that appears to get the rune.

Master Channeler Rune

Master Channeler is a Warlock Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

Loch Modan:

Silverpine Forest:

  • Use Curse of Recklessness on Sadistic Fiend, a level 19 elite demon inside the Deep Elem Mine in the center of the zone (56.6, 46.4).
  • Defeat the demon to get the rune.

The Barrens:

  • Cast Life Tap at the Altar of Thorns at Thorn Hill east of the Crossroads (58.0, 26.0).
  • Use Health Funnel on your pet until you die. You will be revived and rewarded with the rune.

Westfall:

Metamorphosis Rune

Metamorphosis is a Warlock Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Shadow Bolt Volley Rune

Shadow Bolt Volley is a Warlock Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Darkshore:

Loch Modan:

  • Attack the Demonic Remains in the southeast corner of Loch Modan (72, 69) with shadow spells such as Shadow Bolt.
  • Kill Graix, the level 18 demon that spawns, to loot the rune.

Silverpine Forest:

The Barrens:

Westfall:

Soul Siphon Rune

Soul Siphon is a Warlock Rune for the Cloak slot. Here’s how to get it:

Dun Morogh:

Durotar:

Elwynn Forest:

  • Use Drain Soul on any critter to get a Pure Soul Shard.
  • Use Drain Soul on Hogger, everyone’s favorite level 11 elite, at the gnoll camp (27.8, 89.8) to get a Tainted Soul Shard.
  • Turn both shards in to Damien Kane in Goldshire near the Warlock Trainer in the inn basement (44.0, 66.2) to get the rune.

Tirisfal Glades:

 

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I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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Mr Big
Mr Big
8 months ago

If I am reading this correctly, master channeler turns Drain Life into a 15s dot that applies its damage and healing every 1s as opposed to 3s…that seems really good, like a Syphon Life on steroids. Metamorphasis seems nuts too, not just for tanking but also for grinding/farming multiple mobs.

Last edited 8 months ago by Mr Big
Green
Green
Reply to  Mr Big
8 months ago

yeah, master channelers numbers don’t really make sense, way too good

Ash
Ash
Reply to  Mr Big
7 months ago

Since when did drain life only apply damage and healing every 3 seconds? It’s every second on Classic right now. How did you get that?

Last edited 7 months ago by Ash
majamer
majamer
8 months ago

and its knowledge causes all your Fire spells to pierce through absorption effects

is resists considered an absorbtion effect? like will fire by pass the fire resists gear or just the absorbtion potions

Zihkari
Zihkari
Reply to  majamer
8 months ago

I assume it would, just like how it works in WotLK classic (I’m a warlock main with a destro pvp spec)

DapperDeeps
DapperDeeps
Reply to  majamer
8 months ago

I don’t believe so. Resist is a partial reduction of damage not an absorption of damage. Absorbtion would be any priest bubbles or paladin bubble. Maybe even fire shield? I believe fire shield’s description states “absorb X amount of fire damage” but I could be wrong on that one.

naxom
naxom
5 months ago

you can get a perck in scalert monastery GY as lock

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