Quick Start

Want to jump right in? Here are some simple ways to get started doing the content you love ASAP.

These builds are specifically chosen to be content-relevant and easy to learn. There’s a lot more depth available if you’re interested!

World Content / SoloingDungeonsRaids

For starting out with some questing or soloing.

Talents

Talents choices for soloing are very flexible, but these are a good place to start.

Rotation

Initiate with Infernal Strike. If there are extra mobs within range, pull them with Throw Glaive and Sigil of Flame.

Cast Immolation Aura on cooldown, and spam Felblade and Shear until you have enough pain for Soul Cleave.

Use Fel Devastation and Soul Barrier against especially difficult enemies like elites.

Vengeance does particularly well in 5 mans because of their healing ability and crowd control. However, they require fast healing reflexes and use of the entire toolkit.

Rotation

Pull with Infernal Strike and Immolation Aura. If there are groups out of range, grab them with Throw Glaive and Sigil of Flame.

Generate pain with Immolation Aura and Shear. Use Immolation Aura on cooldown, unless you need it for AoE pickup in the near future. Fill every empty spot in your rotation with Shear.

Use Demon Spikes early and often to reduce incoming damage. Use Soul Cleave to heal up that damage.

Talents

Cooldowns

Fiery Brand: Best used proactively. It’s a 40% damage reduction with a 1 minute cooldown, so use it frequently!

Metamorphosis: Use when you have dangerously low health to heal yourself, or to reduce damage from a big boss attack.

Empower Wards: Use when you expect magic damage.

Sigil of Misery for ranged AoE fear, Sigil of Silence for ranged AoE interrupts.

Raids tend to prefer cooldowns and niche abilities, which Vengeance has in spades. This is just a starting point, and more difficult raiding content will require more custom builds.

Rotation

Pull a boss to your position with Throw Glaive.

Generate pain with Immolation AuraShear, and Felblade. Use Immolation Aura on cooldown, unless you need it for AoE pickup in the near future. Use Felblade on cooldown, unless you need it for mobility in the near future. Fill every empty spot in your rotation with Shear.

Use Demon Spikes early and often to reduce incoming damage, especially when a predictable boss attack is coming up. Use Soul Cleave to heal up that damage.

Talents

Cooldowns

Fiery Brand: It’s a 40% damage reduction with a 1 minute cooldown, so use it frequently!

Metamorphosis: Use when you have dangerously low health to heal yourself, or to reduce damage from a big boss attack.

Empower Wards: Use when you expect magic damage.

Keybindings

I have an unusual keybinding setup (one of those MMO mice with 12 buttons on the side), so here are my general recommendations, with my own bindings in parenthesis:

Ready to learn more?

Talents

Active Mitigation / Rotation