Warlock abilities are abilities that warlocks use. Most abilities are shared between all specializations, while some are only available to one (or two) specializations.


All warlocks automatically learn the following spells at the specified level, regardless of specialization. Minion abilities are listed in another section of this article.

Ability Level
[Shadow Bolt] 1
[Corruption] 2
[Soul Shards] 3
[Summon Imp] 3
[Unending Resolve] 4
[Fear] 5
[Curse of Weakness] 6
[Create Healthstone] 7
[Health Funnel] 8
[Drain Life] 9
[Summon Voidwalker] 10/Quest
[Curse of Exhaustion] 12
[Eye of Kilrogg] 17
[Unending Breath] 18
[Summon Succubus] 19
[Subjugate Demon] 21
[Fel Domination] 22
[Summon Felhunter] 23
[Soul Leech] 24
[Command Demon] 29
[Ritual of Doom] 31
[Soulstone] 32
[Ritual of Summoning] 33
[Curse of Tongues] 34
[Demonic Circle] 41
[Demonic Circle] 41
[Demonic Embrace] 44
[Banish] 46
[Create Soulwell] 47
[Demonic Gateway] 49



The three warlock specializations are Affliction, Demonology and Destruction (all caster DPS).

For a summary of the character and strengths of each spec, see Warlock specializations.


Talents become available at level 15. Only one talent can be chosen from each tier.

They can be swapped out any time outside of a rested area using  [Tome of the Tranquil Mind].

Warlock talents
Level Choices
15 Affliction [Nightfall] [Inevitable Demise] [Drain Soul]
Demonology [Dreadlash] [Bilescourge Bombers] [Demonic Strength]
Destruction [Flashover] [Eradication] [Soul Fire]
25 Affliction [Writhe in Agony] [Absolute Corruption] [Siphon Life]
Demonology [Demonic Calling] [Power Siphon] [Doom]
Destruction [Reverse Entropy] [Internal Combustion] [Shadowburn]
30 [Demon Skin] [Burning Rush] [Dark Pact]
35 Affliction [Sow the Seeds] [Phantom Singularity] [Vile Taint]
Demonology [From the Shadows] [Soul Strike] [Summon Vilefiend]
Destruction [Inferno] [Fire and Brimstone] [Cataclysm]
40 [Darkfury] [Mortal Coil] [Howl of Terror]
45 Affliction [Dark Caller] [Haunt] [Grimoire of Sacrifice]
Demonology [Soul Conduit] [Inner Demons] [Grimoire: Felguard]
Destruction [Roaring Blaze] [Rain of Chaos] [Grimoire of Sacrifice]
50 Affliction [Soul Conduit] Creeping Death [Dark Soul: Misery]
Demonology Sacrificed Souls [Demonic Consumption] [Nether Portal]
Destruction [Soul Conduit] [Channel Demonfire] [Dark Soul: Instability]

PvP talents

PvP talents become available at level 20. Up to 3 PvP talents may be active at any given time (with additional slots becoming available at levels 30 and 40).

These talents are active in the open world with War Mode turned on, as well as during instanced PvP. They have no effect in dungeons and raids.


Glyphs are items that can change a spell or ability's visual appearance. Most glyphs are crafted by scribes, are color-coded by class, and can be applied as early as level 11. They can be removed at any time outside of combat using  [Vanishing Powder].

Minion abilities

See also