Warlock FAQ and Spell Pics organized by spell lines

Discussion in 'Warlock' started by ARCHIVED-Collectall3, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. ARCHIVED-Collectall3 Guest

    What is a Warlock?

    Warlocks are the kings of AoE damage and manipulate the destructive forces of poison and disease to obliterate their foes.


    What Races can become Warlocks? Do I have to be from Qeynos or Freeport?Any character can be a Warlock regardless of race or starting city.


    What's the best race for my Warlock?

    There is no 'best' race as such, since stats can always be enhanced by items, and the starting stat differences are relatively small by the higher levels. In the end the best advice is to pick a race you like the look and lore of, since you'll be playing this character for a very long time.


    What does a Warlock bring to a group besides massive amounts of DPS?
    Warlocks have a lot to offer in a group setting our Seal line of buffs vastly increase the casting levels of the entire group. The Warlocks arsenal also includes Poison and Disease mitigation buffs as well as Mana buffs and Mana feed capabilities. Our Nihilism line of damage sheild spells is a great to cast on the tank it has a 25% chance to proc and will damage the entire encounter all hate generated from this spell will be assigned to the character it was cast on helping your tank keep aggro. Warlocks also have AoE stuns interupts and roots as well as single target stuns interupts and roots which if used stratigcly can help keep the group alive when things start to go wrong.


    What Stats are most important for Warlocks
    Intelligence effects your spell damage and power pool so this will be the most important stat for a Warlock. The next most important stats after Intel would be your + power and resist stats Wisdom also effects your resist rates so a little wisdom is also not a bad idea.

    The stat cap is 7 x your level, so at level 50 the your cap is 350



    Which trait's bonuses should I take?
    I would suggest choosing the power regen triats and the intel bonus traits .



    Warlock vs. Wizard?

    These classes are all about DPS and they both put up impressive DPS numbers. Which class is better for you? That all depends on your play style Warlocks are AoE masters and Wizards can deal out massive single target damage. However Wizards still have a few nice AoE spells and he Warlock can still dish out single target damage witht he best of them. You should choose the class that fits your play style and personality.

    Warlock spells are poison / disease based Wizards spells are fire / ice based.

    Research the classes and pick which one you think you’ll have the most fun with.


    What do I do with Nil Crystals? Where did they come from?
    Nil Crystals are a required component for the Gift, Netheros and Pillaging spell lines. You obtain these crystals by casting a spell from our Curse spell lines on the mob. If the mob dies while the Curse spell is still active it will grant the Warlock a Nil Crystal.


    Warlock Spells by Level


    Mage 3 Lightning Burst
    Mage 3 Static Pulse
    Mage 4 Magi's Shielding
    Mage 5 Arcane Augur
    Mage 5 Arcane Bindings
    Mage 5 Biind Sight
    Mage 6 Cure Arcane
    Mage 7 Gift of the Magi
    Mage 7 Lightning Shock
    Mage 8 Storm of Lightning
    Mage 9 Dispel Magic
    Mage 9 See Invisibility
    Sorcerer 10 Blaze - Also available as a level 14 Training Option
    Sorcerer 10 Scorch
    Sorcerer 10 Tounge Twist
    Sorcerer 11 Burning Radiance
    Sorcerer 11 Ice Spike
    Sorcerer 12 Vivid Seal
    Sorcerer 13 Freezing Whorl - Also available as a level 14 Training Option
    Sorcerer 13 Painful Meditation - Also available as a level 14 Training Option
    Sorcerer 14 Conflagaration - Also available as a level 14 Training OptionSorcerer 15 Ice Blast
    Sorcerer 16 Freeze
    Sorcerer 17 Incinerate
    Sorcerer 18 Accord
    Sorcerer 18 Summon Shadows
    Sorcerer 19 Frozen Manacles
    Warlock 20 Kraylith's Curse of the Toad - Can be bought from the scribe in Qeynos HarborWarlock 20 Negative Absolution - Also available as a level 24 Training Option
    Warlock 20 Noxious Blast
    Warlock 20 Poisonous Veil
    Mage 20 Words of Force - From the Splitpaw Adventure Pack
    Warlock 21 Boon of the Void - Also available as a level 24 Training Option
    Warlock 22 Putrid Cloud
    Warlock 23 Dark Distortion - Also available as a level 24 Training Option
    Warlock 24 Curse of Darkness
    Warlock 24 Dark Siphoning
    Warlock 24 Nullification
    Warlock 24 Suffocating Breath - Also available as a level 24 Training Option
    Warlock 25 Shadowsight
    Warlock 25 Venomous Runes
    Warlock 26 Dark Pact
    Warlock 27 Infinite Void
    Warlock 27 Steal Breath
    Warlock 28 Curse of Null
    Warlock 28 Suffocating Cloud
    Warlock 29 Noxious Bolt
    Warlock 30 Flashfreeze
    Warlock 30 Kraylith's Minor Familier - Can be bought from the scribe in Qeynos Harbor
    Warlock 31 Dark Emanations - Also available as a level 34 Training Option
    Warlock 32 Abhorrent Gift - Also available as a level 34 Training Option
    Warlock 33 Boon of the Shadowed
    Warlock 33 Paralyzing Fear
    Warlock 33 Strength of Void - Also available as a level 34 Training OptionWarlock 34 Null Absolution - Also available as a level 34 Training Option
    Warlock 35 Aura of Darkness
    Warlock 35 Bolster Energy
    Sorcerer 35 Ice Flame - From the Bloodlines Adventure Pack
    Warlock 35 Poisonous Shroud
    Warlock 35 Yreth's Bat Vexation - Can be bought from the scribe in Qeynos Harbor
    Warlock 36 Grievous Blast
    Warlock 37 Nil Distortion
    Warlock 38 Dark Pillaging
    Warlock 38 Dark Pyre
    Warlock 38 Vulian Interference
    Warlock 39 Curse of Emptiness
    Warlock 39 Toxic Grasp
    Warlock 40 Bat Familier - Can be bought from the scribe in Qeynos Harbor
    Warlock 40 Bony Grasp
    Warlock 40 Nullmail
    Warlock 40 Seal of Dark Rumination - Also available as a level 44 Training Option
    Warlock 41 Chaotic Maelstrom
    Warlock 41 Grisly Contract - Also available as a level 44 Training Option
    Warlock 42 Abysmal Fury - Also available as a level 44 Training OptionWarlock 42 Curse of Nil
    Warlock 43 Soul Flay - Also available as a level 44 Training OptionWarlock 44 Deter
    Warlock 45 Erqu'q Hex of the Rat - Can be bought from the scribe in Qeynos Harbor
    Warlock 45 Torment of Shadows
    Warlock 46 Wicked Gift
    Warlock 47 Cower
    Warlock 47 Endow Energy
    Warlock 47 Vulian Gift
    Warlock 48 Netheros - Also available as a level 54 Training Option
    Warlock 48 Nil Absolution
    Warlock 49 Aspect of Darkness
    Warlock 49 Aura of Emptiness
    Warlock 50 Dark Nebula - Also available as a level 54 Training Option
    Warlock 50 Devastation
    Warlock 50 Nihilism
    Warlock 50 Raven Familier - Can be bought from the scribe in Qeynos Harbor
    Warlock 51 Null Distortion
    Warlock 52 Dark Infestation - Adept 3 only Ancient teachings spell
    Warlock 52 Shadowed Pillaging - Also available as a level 54 Training Option
    Warlock 52 Shadowed Pyre
    Warlock 52 Vulian Intrusion
    Warlock 53 Curse of Desolation
    Warlock 53 Viruletn Grasp
    Warlock 54 Seal of Ebon Thought - Also available as a level 54 Training Option Warlock 54 Skeletal Grasp
    Warlock 55 Anarchic Maelstrom
    Warlock 55 Ghastly Contract
    Warlock 55 Null Caress - Adept 3 only Ancient teachings spell
    Warlock 56 Curse of Nothingness
    Warlock 57 Soul Blister
    Warlock 58 Boundless Fury
    Warlock 58 Nertherous Realm - Adept 3 only Ancient teachings spell
    Warlock 58 Thwart
    Warlock 59 Scourge of Shadows
    Warlock 60 Corrupt Gift


    Warlock Spell Lines

    The following Pics are organized by the spell line they belong to with a breif discription of each line and its uses.

    All pics were taken at 306 Intel

    All Pics with the Blue Background were taken by Kalabus @ 344 Intel

    If anyone has screenshots of any of the new spells that are not pictured here with there intel at 306 or very close to it please send it to me in a email and I will add it to the list

    lunar@halasianempire.com


    Direct Damage Spell Lines

    Flay spell line
    As a Warlock this will be one of your most used DD spell lines. The flay line does mid range damage with a fast cast and recast timer upgrade these spells to adept 3 if you have the opertunity to do so. But keep in mind Soul Flay is a Level 44 Master II training option.

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    Distortion spell line
    The Distortion spell line is the Warlocks high damage DD it has a slightly longer cast and recast timer then the flay line but does more damage and returns some mana to the caster. At level 24 you can choose the Master II training version of Dark Distortion It should be a priority to upgrade Nil and Null Distortion ASAP.

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    Pyre spell line
    This spell line consists of low damage DD with a small DoT effect and is a good spell to use while your other spell timers are recycling or when you want to do some damage but don't want to pull aggro.


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    Freeze spell line
    This spell line has mid range Ice damage with a stun. This spell line is good for finishing HO's and can also be stratigicly used to let your healers catch up on healing the MT or to buy you enough time to get a root off. This spell has a fast cast timer but a long 30 sec recast timer. This spell is also useful on Poison Immune mobs since it is one of the very few Warlock spells that are not poison based.

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    Ice Flame spell line
    This spell is from the Bloodlines adventure pack and you do not automaticly get this spell you must get the drop in the Bloodlines or purchase it from your local sage. This spell is on a seperate timer and it is worth the time and effort to track this spell down. It is Ice / Heat based with a snare effect . The only down side of this spell is its very very short range.

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    AoE Spell Lines


    Devastation
    This spell is the Warlocks signature spell this spell allows the Warlock to burn down groups of mobs in seconds. It has a 45 sec recast timer and will hit up to 5 mobs be sure your tank has a good amount of hate built up before unleashing Devastation. This spell should be a priority on your upgrade list.

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    Absolution spell line
    The Absolution spell line are high direct damage AoE spells. Negative and Null Absolution can be chosen as a level 24 / 34 Master II traing options. Upgrading this spell line to Adept 3 or better is highly advisable.

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    Nebula spell line

    This spell line not only does mid ranged AoE damage at a relativly low power cost but also stuns the encounter. This spell is a good one to cast when you notice the MT is losing health fast and could buy the healer the few seconds he needs to catch up. As a bonus the stun also works on Epic mobs which is really nice.

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    Fury spell line

    This spell line is a PBAoE spell the radiates out from the caster and hits all the mobs with in its radius of effect. It has a very fast cast and recast timer and low power cost. When using this spell becareful not to pull unwanted add's.


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    Null Caress
    Pic taken from Kalabus's post
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    Message Edited by Collectall3 on 10-02-2005 01:06 AM
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    DoT Spell Lines


    Pulse spell line

    This DoT line has a very fast cast / recast time and should be used to supplement your single target DPS. Dark Emanations is a level 34 Master II training option.

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    Netheros
    This is just a fancy DoT spell although it can also be used to keep a add off of you for a few sec's in a emergency and is a good soloing spell also. At level 51 Netheros does about 1500-3000 damage on a level 50 mob depending on how long the fight lasts and if it gets killed. This spell requires a Nil Crystal

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    Dark Infestation
    Pic taken from Kalabus's post
    This DoT has a 25% chance to spawn up to 3 Dark Broodlings
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    Damage Enhancing Spells

    Aura spell line
    This spell line is used to enhance single target damage. Cast this spell every time the recast timer resets this spell lasts 30 sec or 3 proc's and can significantly boost your single target DPS.


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    Gift spell line
    It seems a lot of people overlook this spell because of its small numbers but in a good AoE encounter this spell can add about 1000-2500 damage. This spell requires a Nil Crystal

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    Netherous Realm
    Pic taken from Kalabus's post

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    Mana Regen / Feed spell lines


    Meditation spell line
    Warlocks can cannibalize health for mana with this spell line. This spell line will be used alot so upgrading is not a bad idea Grisly Contract is a level 44 Training Option.


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    Endow Energy spell line
    This spell is a single target mana feed over time which also cost the Warlock health over time you can use this spell line on group / raid members and on yourself.

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    Pillaging spell line
    Drains mana from the target and feeds the Warlocks group mana. This spell costs the Warlock more mana to cast then it gives back even at master 1 and also costs a Nil Crystal to cast. This spell is probably mostly used for raids and such.

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    Message Edited by Collectall3 on 10-02-2005 01:16 AM
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    Debuff spell lines


    Steel Breath spell line
    This spell debuffs poison resistance and lowers the mobs attack speed. This spell has a 50% chance on every spell cast by the Warlock to cast cough and spread through the encounter.


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    Curse of the Null spell line
    Str / Int debuff spell that also creates a Nil Crystal for the Warlock when the mob dies. This is a good spell to cast on higher con ^^^ mobs.

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    Curse of Emptiness spell line
    This is good for pulling low con solo mobs while soloing and creates a Nil Crystal when the mob dies. Overall this is one of the most useless spells in the Warlocks aresonal for a group setting.


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    Message Edited by Collectall3 on 09-26-2005 09:41 AM
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    Buff spell lines


    Boon spell line
    Increases Mitigation vs poison and disease as will as the groups power pool.


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    Seal spell line
    Vastly increases the parties casting levels which should lower the resist rates for all spells.

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    Accord spell line
    This is also another good spell to cast on the MT it drains the mobs power and regens the person it is cast on. You must be getting hit for it to go off though


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    Message Edited by Collectall3 on 09-26-2005 09:44 AM
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    Damage shields and Weapon Proc's

    Nihilism
    Keep this spell up on the MT the hate from this spell is assigned to the person it is cast on and this spell line causes a good amount of damage

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    Runes spell line
    This is a weapons proc it is a good idea to put it on the MT to help him build additional hate and any other melee classes in your group depending on how many conc slots you have available


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    Root spell lines


    Arcane Bindings spell line
    Single target roots all these roots have a chance to break with damage.

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    Bony Grasp spell line
    AoE root that has half the chance of a normal root to break.


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    Interrups

    Tounge Twist spell line.
    Interrupts and pacifies the mob for the duration of the spell. This is a good one to throw out now and then to let your healers catch up and is also a useful soloing spell.


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    Message Edited by Collectall3 on 09-26-2005 09:50 AM
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    Emergency spell line


    Nullmail
    Use this spell when you get some unwanted aggro and hopeully the MT can pul the mob"s" off of you before you die.

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    Message Edited by Collectall3 on 09-26-2005 09:52 AM
  12. ARCHIVED-Collectall3 Guest

    Fun Spells

    These fun spells can all be purchased from scribes in Qeynos Harbor We get 6 fun spells at levels 20, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50. These consist of 3 illusions can be cast on ourselves, other group members or group members pets and 3 familiars

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    Training Spells

    Level 14 Options

    Blaze
    Freezing Whorl
    Painful Mediation
    Conflagration

    Level 24 options

    Negative Absolution
    Boon of the Void
    Dark Distortion
    Suffocating Breath

    Level 34 options

    Dark Emanations
    Abhorrent Gift
    Strength of the Void
    Null Absolution

    Level 44 options

    Seal of Dark Rumination
    Grisly Contract
    Soul Flay
    Abysmal Fury


    Level 54 options

    Netheros
    Dark Nebula
    Seal of Ebon Thought
    Null Distortion


    Training spell pics are from a previous post from the Warlock forums

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    Message Edited by Collectall3 on 10-10-2005 02:48 PM
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    What Spells Should I upgrade first?
    I reccomend upgrading all your spells to adept 1 if you can below is a list of spells that should be considered for Adept 3 or Master upgrades.

    Tier 2 Level 10-19 (Coral or Silver required)
    Painful Meditation "This spell is available as a Master II Training option at level 14"
    Frozen Manacles (still used at 50)
    Tier 3 Level 20-29 (Jasper or Palladium required)
    Dark Distortion "This spell is available as a Master II Training option at level 24"
    Noxious Blast
    Invite Void
    Steal Breath
    Noxious Bolt
    Tier 4 Level 30-39 (Opal or Ruthenium required)
    Flashfreeze
    Null Absolution "This spell is available as a Master II Training option at level 34"
    Ice Flame (still use at lvl 50)
    Nil Distortion (still use at level 50) ** PRIORITY! **
    Tier 5 Level 40-50 (Ruby or Rhodium required)
    Bony Grasp
    Grisly Contract "This spell is available as a Master II Training option at level 44"
    Soul Flay "This spell is available as a Master II Training option at level 44"
    Nil Absolution
    Aura of Emptiness
    Devastation ** PRIORITY! **
    Tier 6 Level 51 - 50 (Pearl or Vanadium required)

    Null Distortion "This spell is available as a Master II Training option at level 54"

    Soul Blister


    What do the Warlock Spell Effects look like?

    Here are a few examples from various spell lines


    Bony Grasp - This is probably the best spell graphic we have

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    Deter Line


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    Distortion Line Pic 1

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    Distortion Line Pic 2 This is the graphic after the spell hits this graphic is also used for a few other spells



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    Flay Line


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    Curse / Aura spell line graphics This spell line is a translucent green snake that autoscales with the size of the target it looks very cool when cast on giants

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    Netheros This spell also autoscales in size to an extent

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    Message Edited by Collectall3 on 09-30-2005 11:25 PM
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  15. ARCHIVED-Collectall3 Guest

    Soloing Tactics
    Keep checking back this information will be added soon



    Group Tactics
    Keep checking back this information will be added soon



    Useful Links

    EQ2 Warlocks
    http://www.eqiiwarlocks.com/

    Spell Pics 1-50
    http://http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?board.id=24&message.id=11557&jump=true

    Robes Database
    http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?board.id=24&message.id=7689&jump=true

    Compiled Warlock Spell Drops
    http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/...message.id=3793&view=by_date_ascending&page=1




    Message Edited by Collectall3 on 10-02-2005 12:56 AM
  16. ARCHIVED-Collectall3 Guest

    Ok that was a lot more work then I expected lol if anyone has an corrections or additions let me know
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  17. ARCHIVED-AngelVyxen Guest

    Kick-[expletive ninja'd by Faarbot]! Awesome job!
  18. ARCHIVED-Methusalem Guest

    Thanks for this list, it's a huge help!

    Amazing job!
  19. ARCHIVED-Soefje Guest

    Awesome!!! Best post I have seen on this board in a while. This needs to be a sticky.
  20. ARCHIVED-Kalel22 Guest

    Missing the tier 6 upgrades to alot of these spells. I will post those this week.

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