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On this page, we present the viable talent and glyph choices for Destruction Warlocks in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4. We detail what each of the talents and glyphs do and in which situations they should be taken.
The other pages of our Destruction Warlock guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.
1. Talent Choices↑top
There is no longer such a thing as a default build. Most of the talents are now viable. They can easily be changed, thanks to Dust of Disappearance (and Tomes of the Clear Mind from level 86 to 90). You will frequently find yourself changing talents and glyphs between encounters, in order to adapt your play style to different mechanics. Therefore, it is important to understand what each of your talents does and how they affect your play style.
2. Tier 1 Talents↑top
Tier 1 talents give you the choice between self-healing talents.
You can consider Soul Leech to be the default talent of this tier, because it is entirely passive. If an encounter requires you to heal yourself at specific times, then you will want to choose Dark Regeneration or Harvest Life, depending on how often you need to heal yourself. Harvest Life makes Drain Life very powerful, as a self-healing spell, but it comes at a DPS cost (this is especially true for Affliction Warlock who can combine it with Soulburn).
3. Tier 2 Talents↑top
Tier 2 talents give you the choice between several crowd control abilities.
4. Tier 3 Talents↑top
Tier 3 talents offer damage reduction mechanics. You have the choice between the following talents.
Soul Link is usually the best option if you use a demon Tier 5 talent ( Grimoire of Service / Grimoire of Supremacy). With Grimoire of Sacrifice however, the 20% health increase is not very useful, compared to the massive shield with short cooldown provided by Sacrificial Pact.
Note that when using a demon, the choice between Soul Link and Sacrificial Pact can be affected by damage pattern. For example, in the encounter against the Kor'kron Dark Shaman, there is a mechanic that does 100% of your life roughly every minute. In this case, Sacrificial Pact is a must have. On fights like Thok, where the damage is periodic, Soul Link is definitely the best option.
Dark Bargain is also a strong talent. On a 3-minute cooldown, it enables you to bypass encounter mechanics or to significantly reduce the damage you take during periods of high raid damage. That said, it is mostly interesting on encounters with high damage-spikes or when you want to soften the damage that you take at critical times, so that your healers can focus on other raid members.
5. Tier 4 Talents↑top
Tier 4 talents offer crowd control and utility abilities that cost health to use.
Burning Rush is extremely useful on fights where you need to move quickly (especially if there is no damage while you have to move).
Unbound Will can be useful to remove harmful debuffs, movement-impairing effects, and all effects that cause you to lose control of your character. Note that if you are a Human Warlock, then you already have Every Man for Himself, which does almost the same thing, just that it does not remove harmful debuffs.
Blood Horror is not normally advised for raiding, although it may be useful on fights where adds may attack you. It is very strong for solo content.
6. Tier 5 Talents↑top
Tier 5 talents provide various modifications to your demons.
Currently, all talents are very close in terms of performance, so whichever you choose will have little effect on your DPS. That said, Grimoire of Sacrifice is still better when you need to deal damage to other targets, in addition to your main target.
A typical example of a fight where Grimoire of Sacrifice is better is a fight with many adds that do not need to be killed, but that you can use to provide yourself with a near-unlimited supply of Burning Embers. That said, you need to remember that Grimoire of Sacrifice only boosts single-target spells but not spells you cast with Fire and Brimstone. So, on AoE fights where you rely a lot on Fire and Brimstone, Grimoire of Sacrifice does not outrank the other two talents.
7. Tier 6 Talents↑top
Tier 6 talents provide situational DPS increases.
Archimonde's Darkness is the default choice on any low movement encounter. For heavy movement encounters, use Kil'jaeden's Cunning (even though Patch 5.4 made it possible to use Fel Flame to handle periods of movement, Kil'jaeden's Cunning still has its uses). Mannoroth's Fury does not buff the damage of Fire and Brimstone, so Archimonde's Darkness is the better talent for AoE damage, although Mannoroth's Fury can be used on low movement encounters with adds or multiple targets (such as The Fallen Protectors).
8. Major Glyphs↑top
The potentially useful major glyphs are listed below.
9. Minor Glyphs↑top
Minor Glyphs are cosmetic and none of them will improve your performance while raiding. Two of them will be useful while leveling or questing and might have very occasional uses in dungeons or raids.