Welcome to our No Spell Warlock build guide! In this build, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to utilize the No Spell Warlock build in Dark and Darker. This includes Skills, Perks, Stat Priority and more!
This Warlock build focuses on the strong points of the Warlock currently existing in the game. These main contributors consist of the Warlock’s decently high HP pool, and the Blow of Corruption. This build in particular is flexible across all game modes.
Blow of Corruption and Phantomize are the recommended skills required to run the No Spell Warlock Build. Blow of Corruption is our heavy hitter while Phantomize gives us the opportunity to outplay or escape opponents.
Recommended No Spell Warlock Build Spells
While the Warlock has spells available to it, this build, however, does not use Spell Memory, therefore we have no access to spells!
For this Warlock build, we recommend the following perks:
- Dark Reflection
- Any two other perks
Many of the available perks for Warlock do not fully interact with the Class. However, Dark Reflection and Antimagic are generic perks that always provide a benefit. As a result of not using spells, Will, Torture Mastery and Immortal Lament provide no benefits. Dark Reflection returns a small amount of damage to the attacking enemy. Antimagic only protects you from magic damage.
- +All Attributes
- Strength or Agility
- Any other Magic 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 the primary stat that scales the Warlock’s Magical Power Bonus, however, in a melee-focused build, Strength and Agility share the spotlight as viable stat choices. Strength allows for more HP while dealing more physical damage. On the other hand, Agility provides movement speed and attack speed. Ideally finding Additional Magic Damage or anything that contributes to your Magical Power Bonus and Attribute Scaling is the best option for damage. Attribute Bonus Ratio alongside Magical Power Bonus helps to scale the damage of Blow of Corruption, leading to huge burst damage.
For this build, the Warlock only needs a melee weapon and not a magic weapon. However, there is some flexibility to the weapons you pick. For example, the Warlock can opt for a single Falchion for the mixture of good range, speed and damage. Another option would be the tried and trusted Longsword, a hard hitting weapon with good range and parry mechanics. Finally, a weapon like the Halberd, a much harder to use weapon but incredibly hard-hitting alongside Blow of Corruption.
For the No Spell 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 No Spell Warlock Build
The No Spell Warlock Build is a simple yet deadly approach to the Warlock. The No Spells build allows players to fully focus on melee combat with Blow of Corruption and Phantomize to hit hard and reposition and outplay opponents.
One of the key elements of the No Spell Warlock is Blow of Corruption. The entire build centers around this fantastic damage buff skill. Blow of Corruption adds an incredible amount of Magical Damage on top of your physical damage attack. Another great part of the Blow of Corruption is the 12-second-long anti-heal effect it places on your target. As a result of the anti-heal, you can safely go toe-to-toe with a Fighter due to Second Wind only healing for 30% instead of 100% value.
A strong selling point of the melee build is the ability to deal damage while being fairly tanky. However, against certain Classes such as the Rogue or Wizard, Blow of Corruption headshots can often one-hit kill. A good rule of thumb is to bait an opponent into your first attack with Blow of Corruption, this is to chunk their health and force them to panic or commit. After this, you can then Phantomize to freely chase a player or re-position and re-engage with another Blow of Corruption – giving you control over the fight.
No Spell Warlock Build Guide Conclusion
That concludes our No Spell Warlock build guide, providing an easy-to-play, hard-hitting alternative build for the Warlock class. This build can be run at an extremely budget price. All you need is a Falchion, Longsword or Halberd! For more builds and guides, check out our Dark and Darker section. Finally, should you be interested in further class guides or builds, check out our Bard and Warlock guides.