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Unlock Your Full Potential: Complete Warlock Rune Guide for WoW Season of Discovery

The launch of World of Warcraft’s latest expansion “Season of Discovery” has ushered in an exciting new Rune system that promises to shake up gameplay and character builds across all classes. For Warlocks, these powerful Runes offer game-changing enhancements to existing abilities as well as brand new spells to unleash on your foes.

In this ultimate guide, we will uncover each Warlock Rune coming in Season of Discovery Phase 1 and detail their effects, discovery locations, and unlock requirements.

Lake of Fire Rune

  • Creates a Lake of Fire effect from your Rain of Fire, increasing Fire damage by 40% to enemies standing in it
  • Chest slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Hillsbrad Foothills: Purchase Bomb from Zixil for 5 gold, use on rubble in Durnholde Keep to reveal chest
    • Ashenvale: Dropped by Befouled Water Elementals in Ashenvale
    • Stonetalon Mountains: Complete the Molten Core questline given by Master Smith Burninate and it will be the final reward
  • Special Requirements:
    • Must have at least 100 Fire spell damage to activate effect
    • Using Rain of Fire costs 50% additional mana

Master Channeler Rune

  • Drain Life no longer channeled, lasts 15 sec with 15 sec cooldown, costs 100% more mana, heals 50% more
  • Chest slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Darkshore: Dropped by Dark Strand Fanatic
    • Loch Modan: Eat Malevolent Pie sold by Greishan Ironstove, receive rune
    • The Barrens: Use Health Funnel at Altar of Thorns until health reaches 0
  • Requirements: None

Soul Siphon Rune

  • Increases Drain Life/Drain Soul effect by up to 18% based on # of afflictions
  • Chest slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Elwynn Forest: Drain Hogger and trade shards to NPC in Goldshire
    • Durotar: Drain Gazz’uz and trade shards to NPC in Razor Hill
    • Tirisfal Glades: Drain Maggot Eye and trade shards to NPC in Brill
  • Requirements: Must drain specified NPCs

Demonic Tactics Rune

  • Increases pet and Warlock melee/spell crit chance by 10%
  • Chest slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Elwynn Forest: Interact with dead acolyte near Jasperlode Mine
    • Tirisfal Glades: Interact with dead acolyte near Scarlet Monastery
  • Requirements: None

Everlasting Affliction Rune

  • Refreshes Corruption duration when using certain damage spells
  • Legs slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Purchase for 4g 50s honored with Durotar Supply and Logistics (Horde) or Azeroth Commerce Authority (Alliance)
  • Requirements: Honored reputation

Incinerate Rune

  • Adds the Incinerate ability, increasing Fire damage dealt by 25% for 15 sec
  • Legs slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Dropped by Incinerator Gar’im in Redridge Mountains
  • Requirements: None

Demonic Grace Rune

  • Increases dodge chance by 30% for 6 sec
  • Legs slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Dun Morogh: Summon and defeat demon using reagents at Shimmer Ridge
    • Tirisfal Glades: Summon and defeat demon in Undercity Sewers
    • Durotar: Summon and defeat demon near Zalazane in Echo Isles
  • Requirements: Must farm reagents to summon demon

Demonic Pact Rune

  • Pet crits apply a damage/healing buff to party members
  • Legs slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Sold by Grizzby in Ratchet after completing quest line
  • Requirements: Must complete three item turn-in quests

Metamorphosis Rune

  • Gives the Metamorphosis ability, transforming into demon form
  • Gloves slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Complete orb collection quest line across multiple zones
  • Requirements: Must retrieve items from instances and defeat demons in Ashenvale

    Loot the Orb of Des at the top of the Tower of the Ilgalar in Redridge Mountains and Bough of Altek at the top of the Tower of Althalaxx in Darkshore. Both items will be needed later in the quest.

Shadow Bolt Volley Rune

  • Shadow Bolt hits up to 5 targets for reduced damage
  • Gloves slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Darkshore: Dropped by Delmanis the Hated
    • Loch Modan: Kill demon near Loch Modan ruins
    • The Barrens: Use Drain Soul on NPC, feed soul to idol
  • Requirements: None

Chaos Bolt Rune

  • Adds the Chaos Bolt ability, dealing massive unresistable Fire damage
  • Gloves slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Break ice containing frozen murlocs/troggs by spamming fire spells
  • Requirements: Need multiple warlocks to quickly break ice

Haunt Rune

  • Adds the Haunt ability, increasing Shadow DoT damage and healing when it ends
  • Gloves slot Rune
  • Discovery Locations:
    • Complete early warlock class quest in each start zone
  • Requirements: Must complete short quest line
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