How to Get the Metamorphosis Rune for Your Tank Warlock Build in WoW Season of Discovery

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How to Get the Metamorphosis Rune for Your Tank Warlock Build in WoW Season of Discovery

Daniel Royte
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There are several new runes in World of Warcraft Classic: Season of Discovery that have a big impact on gameplay.
And for Warlocks, there is one that enables them to adopt the playstyle of a tank called the Metamorphosis rune.
Let’s look at the effects of the Metamorphosis Rune and a detailed overview of the quest chain required to unlock it.

There are several new runes in World of Warcraft Classic: Season of Discovery that have a big impact on gameplay. And for Warlocks, there is one that enables them to adopt the playstyle of a tank. In the gloves slot, the Metamorphosis Rune increases the defensive stats of a Warlock. It also adds double the mana from Life Tap, and alters the functionality of certain abilities, while also granting new ones. Let’s look at the effects of the Metamorphosis Rune and a detailed overview of the quest chain required to unlock it.

Metamorphosis Rune Effects

The Metamorphosis Rune, when placed in the gloves slot, grants Warlocks the ability to transform into a demon. This transformation comes with several powerful effects:

  • Armor Increase: Your armor value is increased by 500%, making you significantly more resilient.

  • Critical Hit Reduction: The chance of being critically hit is reduced by 6%.

  • Threat Generation: Your threat generation is increased by 100%, ensuring enemies pay attention to you.

  • Mana Regeneration: Mana gained from Life Tap is doubled, allowing for more sustained casting.

  • Ability Transformation: Several of your abilities are transformed, such as Searing Pain becoming instant cast and Shadow Bolt turning into Shadow Cleave, a melee attack hitting up to 3 nearby enemies.

  • New Abilities: You gain new abilities like Demon Charge, a stun, and Demonic Howl, an AoE taunt.

How to Get the Metamorphosis Rune

The quest chain for obtaining the Metamorphosis Rune consists of several parts, the first of which is "The Orb of Soran'ruk." Here is a detailed walkthrough for obtaining the Metamorphosis Rune:

1. Obtain the Orb of Des: Located at the top of the Tower of Ilgalar in Redridge Mountains.

2. Acquire the Bough of Altek: Found at the top of the Tower of Althalaxx in Darkshore.

How to Get the Metamorphosis Rune for Your Tank Warlock Build in WoW Season of Discovery

3. Start The Orb of Soran'ruk quest: Located next to Camp Taurajo in the Barrens. Collect three Soran'ruk Fragments and one Large Soran'ruk Fragment from Twilight Acolytes inside and outside Blackfathom Deeps, and a Large Fragment from Shadowfang Darksoul enemies in Shadowfang Keep.

4. Complete The Conjuring: Collect ten Blood of the Legion from demonic enemies in Demon Fall Ridge, Ashenvale. Interact with the altar to start a ritual, using Drain Soul to defeat the demons while standing inside the purple rune. Defeat the final Infernal to start the Mysterious Traveler quest.

5. Finish the Mysterious Traveler quest: Talk to the Mysterious Traveler and then return to Karhan in the Barrens to receive the Metamorphosis Rune.

In World of Warcraft's Season of Discovery, the Metamorphosis Rune gives Warlocks additional opportunities to reinvent their gameplay and assume the role of a tank. The benefits of earning this rune are definitely worth the time and effort it may take. 


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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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