Rotation for destro lock?

90 Undead Warlock
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Hi ppl, my question is:
What is the rotation for a destro lock? I am demo, now i want to try destro!

(i know talents, glyphs, pet, etc)
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85 Undead Warlock
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As destro there is kind of a rotation, but it's more-so priorities.,

Start with Curse of Elements > Demon Soul > Shadowburn > Soul Fire > Immolate > Conflagrate > Bane of Doom > Corruption > Chaos Bolt > Incinerate. Re-cast Soul Fire (hard cast it if you have to) when ISF has about 4-5 seconds left. Cast Conflagrate and Chaos Bolt whenever they're off CD. Keep Immolate, Corruption and BoD up, and fill with Incinerate.

Conflagrate will be your most important skill, ALWAYS use this when it's off CD, even if you have Backdraft stacks still up, the only time you shouldn't be casting it off CD is if you're reapplying ISF or you need to reapply immolate.
Edited by Devïance on 6/29/2011 3:48 AM PDT
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85 Gnome Warlock
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You can only Shadowburn when the boss is at <25% HP. Otherwise this is a good priority to follow. Don't forget to use Shadowflame when in melee range! Also, when you get the empowered imp procs for instant Soulfire, use it before Chaos Bolt or Incinerate.
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90 Undead Warlock
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I think he means Soul Burn > Soul Fire not shadowburn (Soul Burn makes SF instacast)
Edited by Ashrayul on 6/29/2011 9:16 AM PDT
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90 Orc Warlock
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http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2516831746#4

No rotation.

Keep Improved Soul Fire buff up at all times.

Keep Immolate, Corruption, and Bane of Doom up at all times.

Cast Conflagrate, Chaos Bolt, and Demon Soul on cooldown.

If 2nd target, keep Immolate, Corruption, Bane of Havoc on it.

When not doing any of the above, Incinerate.
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85 Undead Warlock
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I use my rotation for both pvp, pve & arena.

My priority goes:
Fear
Soulfire (if I have time, mainly use this in pve)
Immolate
Conflagrate
Chaos Bolt
Incinerate x2
I always make sure to keep Corruption up throughout my rotation.

I also make sure I have shadowfury and howl of terror or my bars for cc.



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90 Human Warlock
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06/29/2011 03:47 AMPosted by Devïance
Start with Curse of Elements > Demon Soul > Shadowburn > Soul Fire > Immolate > Conflagrate > Bane of Doom > Corruption > Chaos Bolt > Incinerate. Re-cast Soul Fire (hard cast it if you have to) when ISF has about 4-5 seconds left. Cast Conflagrate and Chaos Bolt whenever they're off CD. Keep Immolate, Corruption and BoD up, and fill with Incinerate.
NO

You do NOT demon soul that early. You waste valuable crit time.
A good opener imo is:
Soul Fire, CoEle, immolate, BoD, Conflag, aff, Demon Soul, Incineratex3, conflag, incineratex3, Chaosbolt, conflag, incineratex3

HOWEVER: during that incinerates, you need to watch your soulfire buff and immolate and refresh them before they fall off, before resuming the opener. Soulburn the soulfire to refresh while Demon Soul is up.

Remember, Demon Soul ONLY works for cast timer spells. insta' don't benefit.

The reason I don't say conflag right after immolate is because there is lagg between after casting it and conflag registering that you can use it, by casting BoD, it gives conflag time to become available without wasting time.
Edited by Brolan on 6/29/2011 9:54 PM PDT
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85 Human Warlock
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I see some good spell priorities here, but I personally follow some general "rules."

1) Make sure immolate is up. Always. Absolute top priority.
2) Use conflagrate as many times as possible over the duration of the fight.
3) Survive, and don't kill your group

X) Try to keep CB on CD, try to keep corr up at all times, try to keep sf buff up at all times, use demonsoul wisely (if the fight doesn't last long enough for 3 uses, when would be the best 2 times to use it?), curse and bane are pretty easy imo.
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90 Undead Warlock
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Thanks ppl for answer. The last night, with my guild we do Shannox and i do a frustated 15k dps like demo (vs a Sp 21k, hunter mm 20k, and arcane mage 18k)

So i want to migrate to destro (or affli) Thanks a lot
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85 Undead Warlock
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Edited by Thezman on 1/14/2013 11:35 PM PST
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85 Gnome Warlock
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Omg... Thezman... it hurts me to think you are actually doing that. You should never cast immolate twice in a row just to get some procs. You should always keep improved soul fire up. You should always refresh your DoTs when they fall off. Never use fel flame to extend the duration of immolate (it's a huge DPS loss to do so). And if you are taking threat from your tank either you massively outgear your tank or your tank just sucks.
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85 Gnome Warlock
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On heavy movement fights and target switching, about 17k. On low movement, single target fights upwards of 23k depending on raid composition.

-Improved Soul Fire
-Demon Soul
-Immolate
-Conflagrate
-Bane of Doom
-Corruption
-Shadowflame
-Empowered Imp procs
-Shadowburn
-Chaos Bolt
-Incinerate
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85 Undead Warlock
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yeah i know i should....i do all that in raids and heroics...sorry what i posted that talking abouut normal dungeons...if i do to much damage i always aggro, 12k dps isnt bad...for normals dungeons...

in raid like lets say Firelands (doing trash runs) ill pull 35-45 crits...and my dps is like around 15-20k (if i remember that right)

also i was trying to show even being lazy 12k dps is easy

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85 Undead Warlock
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can anyone tell me what teh faction buffs are
Edited by Thezman on 7/5/2011 10:56 AM PDT
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90 Undead Warlock
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07/05/2011 09:09 AMPosted by Thezman
can anyone tell me what teh fraction buffs are


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