Dark Simulacrum

darksimiconThere are a lot of cool spells and awesome tricks to be stolen using Dark Simulacrum as a Death Knight. Warlords of Draenor brought a particularly interesting set of poachable spells with it. This page is a permanent work-in-progress. I’ll try to keep it updated as content comes out and I find more spells to be stolen!

Warlords of Draenor

Dungeons

Auchindoun

  • Sargerei Cleric
    • Void Shell – Places a large absorb shield on players within 15 yards.
  • Sargerei Soulpriest
    • Shadow Word: Pain –
  • Sargerei Magus
    • Arcane Bolt –
  • Soulbinder Nyami
    • Mind Spike – Moderate damage, single target Shadow nuke. This spell is easy to steal as Nyami casts it frequently.
    • Shadow Word: Pain – Shadow DoT. This one is harder to steal as it is instant cast, but you can almost guarantee taking it if you cast Dark Sim and then interrupt any of the following Mind Spikes. This is the better of her two spells to take.
  • Cackling Pyromancer
    • Felblast – High damage, single target Fire nuke. If your group is really good at interrupts, this will be harder to steal since the cast is very slow. Try to put up Dark Sim near the end if you think it’ll get through, or communicate with your team. This also includes the Cackling Pyromancers during the Azzakel fight.
  • Duraq and Zipteq
    • Shadow Bolt – Low damage, single target Shadow nuke.
    • Felblast from Zipteq (Imp) – High damage, single target Fire nuke. If your group is really good at interrupts, this will be harder to steal since the cast is very slow. Try to put up Dark Sim near the end if you think it’ll get through, or communicate with your team.
  • Gul’kosh
    • Drain Life – Channeled low damage Shadow DoT that heals you in return. This one is harder to steal since it has no cast time, mostly luck based.
  • Grom’tash
    • Incinerate – Low damage, single target Fire nuke.
    • Immolate – Fire DoT, should be stolen over Incinerate if possible. The best way to take this spell is to make sure to interrupt all Incinerates cast while Dark Sim is up.
  • Teron’gor
    • Chaos Bolt – High damage, single target Chaos nuke. Only cast by Teron’gor if he is Destruction or in Challenge Mode. This spell is typically interrupted so it is harder to steal. However, it deals significant damage and should be utilized in Challenge Mode especially.
    • Incinerate – Moderate damage, single target Fire nuke. Only cast by Teron’gor if he is Destruction or in Challenge Mode.
    • Immolate – Fire DoT. Only cast by Teron’gor if he is Destruction or in Challenge Mode.
    • Doom – Only cast by Teron’gor if he is Demonology or in Challenge Mode. This one is harder to steal since it has no cast time, mostly luck based. However, pre-casting Dark Sim as he switches phases makes it more reliable.
    • Drain Life – Channeled low damage Shadow DoT that heals you in return. Only cast by Teron’gor if he is Affliction or in Challenge Mode. This one is harder to steal since it has no cast time, mostly luck based.

Bloodmaul Slag Mines

The Everbloom

  • Everbloom Tender
  • Everbloom Naturalist
  • Everbloom Mender
  • Earthshaper Telu
    • Bramble Patch – When used, it places a bramble patch on the target that does high damage over time. Unlike Telu’s patch, there is no visual for it. To verify that it is working, check damage meters for “No One”.
  • Putrid Pyromancer
    • Dragon’s Breath – Channeled Fire damage and disorient. Typically this is the one spell you do not want them to get off, so it may not be advisable to Dark Sim.
  • Archmage Sol

Grimrail Depot

Iron Docks

Shadowmoon Burial Grounds

Skyreach

Upper Blackrock Spire

Raids