Welcome to our Flamewalker Warlock build guide! In this build, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to utilize the Flamewalker Warlock build in Dark and Darker. This includes Skills, Perks, Stat Priority and more!

This Warlock build focuses on using a combination of Skills and Spells to achieve a simple yet effective and fun approach to the class.


Phantomize and Spell Memory are the recommended skills required to run the Flamewalker Warlock Build. Spell Memory allows the player to access the main spell of this build, Flame Walker. Additionally, Spell Memory can fill out the Warlock kit with some additional damage & utility. Phantomize is the focal point of the build. Phantomize is a skill that phases the Warlock through physical attacks and projectiles. As a result, both skills are a must-have for the build’s success.

Recommended Flamewalker Warlock Build Guide Spells

For this particular Warlock build, the recommended spells are the following:

  • Flame Walker
  • Curse of Pain
  • Power of Sacrifice
  • Bolt of Darkness
  • Eldritch Shield

Curse of Pain and Power of Sacrifice are currently the two bread-and-butter spells of the Warlock class. However, the main focus of the build is the use of Flame Walker and Eldritch Shield. Finally, Bolt of Darkness provides a standard source of ranged damage.


For this Warlock build, we recommend the following perks:

  • Dark Reflection
  • Vampirism
  • Torture Mastery
  • Malice

Vampirism and Torture Mastery serve as both common choices but also for the sustain provided. Malice also provides a 10% Will boost. Finally, Dark Reflection is an easy to activate damaging perk. If an opponent hits you with Dark Reflection active, they also hurt themselves.

Stat Priority

  • +All Attributes
  • Will
  • Movement Speed
  • Any other Magical Damage modifier

Within the stat priority, it should be a no-brainer that +All Attributes is a great all-rounder stat to obtain. Will is a must, increasing your damage output through raw magical DoT damage. As can be expected, any other Magical Damage modifier after the rest is useful too!


Weapons for the Flamewalker Warlock build is a fairly straightforward situation and not too important overall. The main choice for the build that we recommend, however, is a combination of Spellbook & Halberd. Although, you can simply use Falchion & Crystal Ball to avoid weapon swapping.


For the Flamewalker Warlock build, we recommend using a decent combination of cloth and leather where appropriate to get the best protection-to-movement speed ratio. This can be the following:

  • Leather Cap or Occultist Hood
  • Marauder Armor or Regal Gambeson
  • Lightfoot Boots or Rugged Boots
  • Rawhide Gloves
  • Loose Trouser

The above loadout provides the best possible resistances without compromising your movement speed. Try to build your loadout with the above in mind to yield the most optimal results. Finally, do not forget to find the associated stat priorities required for the build!

How to Play the Flamewalker Warlock Build

The playstyle surrounding the Flamewalker Warlock is simple but incredibly effective. The one downside, however, to note is the build can be quite gear-dependent. As a result of the build’s simplicity, you have one main goal with the build – to run right at your enemy! You read right, this build focuses on eliminating multiple enemies by using a combination of Phantomize and Flame Walker! Firstly, look for an opponent or a team in a section of the dungeon that can be tricky to navigate. For example, a tight-spaced room with decent mob density.

The main trick to the build is to find a way into the opponent’s space without easily alerting them. Movement speed is fantastic for achieving this. Once you move into the room to engage your target, simply pop Flame Walker and then use Phantomize. Using Phantomize allows you to phase through players, damage and monsters. As a result, this makes your attack incredibly safe and easy to use. Begin to run through and around your opponent while phased by Phantomize, as Flame Walker leaves a ton of fire on the ground, dealing huge damage with every tick! Flame Walker + Phantomize is a fantastic way to AoE clean up mobs or deals with players in a funny yet effective way. Finally, remember to use Eldritch Shield once you are used to the playstyle to provide more support to the fight.

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Multiclassing Options

Multiclassing has been taken out of Dark and Darker to be reworked. We’ll update this section when more information is released.

Flamewalker Warlock Build Guide Conclusion

That concludes our Flamewalker Warlock build guide, providing a fun, AoE combo-focused Warlock build. This build can be played with next to no set-up cost-wise. However, the damage dealt can be pretty gear-dependent. For more builds and guides, check out our Dark and Darker section. Finally, if you’re interested in further class guides or builds, check out our Bard and Warlock guides.