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WoW Classic Warlock Runes & Effects in Season of Discovery

We detail all the Warlock Runes, item slots, and effects in the WoW Classic Season of Discovery to shake up your build!
WoW Classic Warlock Runes & Effects in Season of Discovery

The biggest draw of World of Warcraft Classic's Season of Discovery set to release in the week of 30 November 2023, is the Rune Engraving feature. Players can find Runes out in the world and engrave them on specific item slots, creating unique builds in the process.

In this guide, we outline all the Warlock Runes in WoW Classic Season of Discovery, alongside their effects and item slots, so you can plan ahead!  

All Warlock Runes in WoW Classic SoD

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Discover Warlock Runes out in the world an engrave them on your items in WoW Classic Season of Discovery. (Picture: Blizzard)

Warlocks can explore Azeroth and discover Runes, which they can then use on their items via the Rune Engraving feature in Season of Discovery. Below, you can check out all the known Warlock Runes for WoW Classic players to find in Season of Discovery.

Warlock Rune Item Slot Description/Effect
Master Channeler 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.
Lake of Fire 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.
Soul Siphon 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 effect.
Demonic Tactics Chest Increases the melee and spell critical strike chance of you and your pet by 10%.
Incinerate Legs Burn your enemy for (222 / 100 *) to (258 / 100 *) damage and increase all Fire damage you deal by 25% for the next 15 sec.
Everlasting Affliction Legs Drain Life, Drain Soul, Shadowbolt, Shadow Cleave, Searing Pain, Incinerate, and Haunt refresh the duration of your Corruption on the target back to its maximum duration.
Demonic Grace Legs 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.
Demonic Pact Legs 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 (Level / 2), whichever is higher. Does not work on Subjugated demons.
Shadow Bolt Volley Gloves Your Shadow Bolt now strikes up to 5 targets within a chain distance of 10 yards, but for 20% reduced damage.
Chaos Bolt Gloves Sends a bolt of chaotic fire at the enemy, dealing (* 522 / 100) to (* 662 / 100) Fire damage.  Chaos Bolt always hits, cannot be resisted, and its knowledge causes all your Fire spells to pierce through absorption effects.
Haunt Gloves Unleash a ghostly soul on an enemy, dealing (* 251 / 100) to (* 295 / 100) damage, and increasing all Shadow damage over time you deal to that target by 20%. When the Haunt ends or is dispelled, you will be healed for all the damage it dealt to your target.
Metamorphosis Gloves

Transform into a Demon, increasing Armor by 500%, reducing the chance you will be critically hit by 6%, increasing your threat by 100%, increasing mana gained from Life Tap by 100%, transforming the functionality of some of your abilities, and granting some new abilities:

Searing Pain: Now instant.

Shadow Bolt: Becomes Shadow Cleave, a Shadow melee attack that hits up to 3 nearby enemies, but has a 6 sec cooldown.

Curse of Recklessness: Now also taunts your target to attack you for 3 sec, but gains a 10 sec cooldown and range is reduced to melee.

Demon Charge

Charge an enemy and stun it for 1 sec.  Cannot be used in combat.

Demonic Howl

Forces all nearby enemies to focus attacks on you for 6 sec.

Remember, this is only the start of the Warlock Runes in Season of Discovery. As it progresses and the level cap is raised higher than 25, players will be able to find new Runes to engrave on their items, including new item slots!

Check out the 40-minute-long developer panel video focusing on what's next for the WoW Classic era, including the Season of Discovery below.

So there you have all the Warlock Runes to find and create new builds within Season of Discovery. Stay tuned, WoW Classic players, as we will endeavor to update this article with the latest info and when new Runes are discovered!


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