Destruction improves the direct damage spells of the Warlock.
There are also talents to increase the speed at which your pets attack,
as well as to improve your damage-dealing spells, their chances to
get critical effects, and the damage done when critical effects occur.
Corruption - Curse of Agony - Immolate - Shadow Bolt
Shadowbolt until either of the applied DoT's requires re-application, try and keep them up at all times by monitoring the duration as oppposed to allowing them to drop before refreshing
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Spell Hit - 12.6 = 1%
Spell Critical - 22.1 = 1%
Spell Penetration - 1 = 1 Lost point of Resistance
Spell Haste - 15.7 = 1%/0.025 seconds off of Global Cooldown & Spell
Spell Damage Coefficients:
Curse of Agony - 120%
Curse of Doom - 200%
Corruption - 93.6% OR 129.6% W/ Empowered Corruption
Immolate - 65%
Seed of Corruption - 150%
Siphon Life - 100%
Unstable Affliction - 120%
Shadow Bolt - 85.71% OR 105.71% W/ Shadow and Flame
Incinerate - 71.43% OR 91.43% W/ Shadow and Flame
Life Tap - 80%
Spell Hit Cap:
Spell Hit Cap = 202
Spell Hit, Crit, etc.
The Numbers above detail the percentage to which each point of +Spell Damage actually effects any given spell. For instance, 1 point of spell damage does not automatically equal an increase of one damage, rather it will increase it to a percentage as listed above.
If the spell you're looking for isn't listed above then simply take the base casting time(without talents) and divide it by 3.5. However, a different formula will apply to AoE spells.
What to shoot for when entering Karazhan & Heroics:
If you simply want to make certain you're good to begin attempting karazhan and heroics try aiming for the stats below as an absolute minimum, surpassing them however is recommended to make things overall quite easier.
Additionally, you can downgrade these stats somewhat for the easier heroic dungeons as Karazhan is definitely more challenging than most if not all of them.
These numbers should cover you for passing Karazhan into the 25-man raiding content, statistics such as spell hit will be notably harder to achieve prior to gearing up in Karazhan & Heroics quie a bit. Otherwise if you have this or higher by the time you eclipse Karazhan you'll be fine.
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