Top 5 – Strange Warlock powers

A few spells for Warlocks are just strange and often barely useful. My top picks would be:

  1. Ritual of Doom. The Doomguard is very nice looking, and its an affect that defines the Warlock. “say hello to my little friend…” The summon requires a full party, one character has to die, it costs a gold in reagents, and honnestly I’ve never seen this used outside of Goldshire.
  2. Firestones. Odd little things that melee dps would drool to use and pyro Mages might like, but i don’t find much use for; especially when I was affliction.
  3. Hellfire. This used to be such a fun AoE, especially as a final “up-yours” to the mobs or players killing me. Now I find that the opportunities to use it are few are far between. Such a pity, an emo warlock killing themselves in spitefully reflects the class well.
  4. Infernal Pet. Just like the Doomguard above, this is the other level 60 pet. Again this is perfect from a RP sense, but altogether useless at 70. Thankfully you don’t need such harsh requirements to summon, but you do need to consider a long cooldown and expensive limited use.
  5. Lash of Pain on the Subby. In most scenarios you’ll not be using your Subby because she can deal out damage, you’ll be using her because you can seduce. It bugs me that even with this spell teh damage is poor. It would be better if she was not such a one trick pony.

3 thoughts on “Top 5 – Strange Warlock powers

  1. I had a chat with a few of my warlock friends and they’ve recommended a use for “Hellfire”. Dunno if you and other Warlocks agree but: Hellfire can be used when the raid is wiping for sure, because it will save you the repair bill.

    Ok, that doesn’t make Hellfire=Shadowbolt, but still, might pop it a few steps on the “useful – useless” Warlock spells? 🙂

  2. Yup, I’ve used it that way too, but that’s like knowing that it’ll be hard for a Giant-Monster to digest you… you’re still dead, you just get a slight edge.

    I have used Hellfire as AoE in UBRS for all the adds. Get a good priest who will shield and heal you and you can clear the room.

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