All Warlock Runes in WoW Classic SoD

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All Warlock Runes in WoW Classic SoD

Daniel Royte
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Warlocks in World of Warcraft Classic's Season of Discovery (SoD) have seen substantial changes, making them a more versatile and powerful class.
With new runes such as Metamorphosis and Demonic Grace, Warlocks can now be an effective tank in addition to their traditional DPS role.
Here’s everything you need to know about Warlock Runes in WoW Classic: Season of Discovery.

Warlocks in World of Warcraft Classic's Season of Discovery (SoD) have seen substantial changes, making them a more versatile and powerful class. With new runes such as Metamorphosis and Demonic Grace, Warlocks can now be an effective tank in addition to their traditional DPS role. The Season of Discovery provides 18 runes for Warlocks, distributed over chest, legs, gloves, belt, and boot slots. Here’s everything you need to know about Warlock Runes in WoW Classic: Season of Discovery.

List of All Warlock Runes in WoW Classic SoD

Phase One introduced 12 Warlock runes, while Phase Two added six more runes specifically for boots and belt slots. Each rune offers unique effects and abilities. Here's a list of all Warlock runes and their effects:

Phase 1:

1. Haunt Rune (Gloves) - Unleash a ghostly soul on an enemy, dealing Shadow damage and increasing all Shadow damage over time you deal to that target by 20%.

2. Chaos Bolt Rune (Gloves) - Sends a bolt of chaotic fire at the enemy, dealing immense Fire damage. Chaos Bolt always hits and cannot be resisted.

3. Demonic Grace Rune (Pants) - Surge with fel energy, increasing your pet's and your own dodge chance by 30%, and your chance to critically strike with all attacks by 30%. Lasts 6 sec.

All Warlock Runes in WoW Classic SoD

4. Demonic Tactics Rune (Chest) - Increases the melee and spell critical strike chance of you and your pet by 10%.

5. Soul Siphon Rune (Chest) - Increases the amount drained by your Drain Life and Drain Soul spells by an additional 6% for each of your Warlock Shadow effects afflicting the target, up to a maximum of 18% additional drained.

6. Master Channeler Rune (Chest) - Your Drain Life is no longer channeled, lasts 15 sec with a 15-sec cooldown, costs 100% more mana, and heals you for 50% more each time it deals damage.

7. Everlasting Affliction Rune (Pants) - Drain Life, Drain Soul, Shadowbolt, Shadow Cleave, Searing Pain, Incinerate, and Haunt refresh the duration of Corruption on the target.

8. Shadow Bolt Volley Rune (Gloves) - Your Shadow Bolt now strikes up to 5 targets within a chain distance of 10 yards but for 20% reduced damage.

9. Demonic Pact Rune (Pants) - Your pet's critical strikes apply the Demonic Pact effect to your party members for 45 sec. Demonic Pact increases spell damage and healing by 10% of your spell damage or half of your level, whichever is higher. Does not work on Subjugated demons.

10. Lake of Fire Rune (Chest) - Rain of Fire also leaves a Lake of Fire on the ground that increases all Fire damage you deal and your Demon pet deals to affected enemies by 40% for 15 sec.

11. Metamorphosis Rune (Gloves) - Transform into a Demon, increasing Armor by 500%, reducing the chance you will be critically hit by 6%, increasing your threat by 50%, increasing mana gained from Life Tap by 100%, transforming the functionality of some of your abilities, and granting some new abilities.

12. Incinerate Rune (Pants) - Burn your enemy for massive Fire damage and increase all Fire damage you deal by 25% for the next 15 sec.

Phase 2:

1. Shadow and Flame Rune (Belt) - Critical Hits with Fire and Shadow spells increase both your Fire and Shadow damage by 10% for 10 seconds.

2. Grimoire of Synergy Rune (Belt) - When you or your Demon deals damage to an enemy, there is a 5% chance to increase Damage dealt by the other by 5% for 15 seconds. Self-buff, lasts for 30 minutes.

3. Invocation Rune (Belt) - Refreshing Corruption, Immolate, Curse of Agony, or Siphon Life when it has less than 6 seconds remaining deals instant damage to the target equal to the spell's remaining periodic damage.

4. Shadowflame Rune (Boots) - Targets in a cone in front of the caster take a medium amount of Shadow damage and additional Fire damage over 8 seconds. This effect can be consumed with Conflagrate.

5. Demonic Knowledge Rune (Boots) - Increases your Spell Damage and Healing by 10% of your Demon's total Stamina plus Intellect combined.

6. Dance of the Wicked Rune (Boots) - Grants Dodge chance equal to your Spell Critical Hit chance each time you deal a Critical Hit to an enemy. Critical Hits and Dodges both regain 2% of your maximum mana.

To find these runes, players have to complete missions and objectives throughout Azeroth, which include battling enemies, interacting with special NPCs, and getting specific items. As the Season of Discovery continues, new runes and challenges may be available, so stay tuned!


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Daniel is an under-grad and has grown up with esports titles like Dota 2 cultivating a passion for esports. His current beats include in-depth coverage of Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.

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