Felguard (warlock minion)

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Felguard
For lore on the felguard, see Felguard.

The Felguard is a demonic minion available only to Demonology warlocks. It is summoned through the [Summon Felguard] ability.

The Felguard acts as a 'permanent' pet, unlike the Doomguard and Infernal. This minion, like the other permanent minions, will receive a random name that can be changed by visiting a Demon Trainer.

Abilities

As a warlock pet, the felguard possesses five abilities that help it excel in combat. [Legion Strike] is its basic damage ability to help it cause damage in addition to its melee attack. [Pursuit] helps with catching up to enemies. [Axe Toss] is a long ranged, instant stun with a relatively short cooldown. [Felstorm] does very good damage, and generates decent AoE threat. Lastly, Avoidance helps mitigate incoming AoE damage.

Icon Spell Min Level Description
Ability warlock avoidance.png Avoidance (Passive) 10 Reduces the damage your summoned demon takes from non-player area of effect attacks by an additional 90%.
Inv axe 09.png Legion Strike 10 A sweeping attack that does 130% of the Felguard's weapon damage divided among all targets within 6 yards. The Felguard's current target is also wounded, reducing the effectiveness of any healing received by 10% for 6 sec.
Ability rogue sprint.png Pursuit 21 Charge an enemy, instantly causing 100% weapon damage and increasing the Felguard's movement speed by 30% for 6 sec. 15 sec cooldown.
Ability warrior titansgrip.png Axe Toss 33 The Felguard hurls his axe, stunning the target for 4 sec. 30 sec cooldown.
Ability warrior bladestorm.png Felstorm 45 The Felguard recklessly swings its weapon, striking all nearby targets within 8 yards for 100% weapon damage every 1 sec for 6 sec. The Felguard cannot perform any other abilities during Felstorm. 45 sec cooldown.

Its [Demonic Empowerment] effect is to break all stun, snare and movement impairing effects, making the Felguard immune to them for 15 sec.

Trivia

The voiceovers for the Felguard were originally recorded by Blizzard for the Doomguard which originally was summoned as hostile to the warlock until enslaved, and again once the enslave broke. The voiceovers make more sense when this is taken into account, especially the spell cast voiceovers, where the Felguard appears to be threatening the warlock with death repeatedly. This would also explain the quote "What happened to your friend?", as summoning a Doomguard used to kill a random party member. The Doomguard has since reclaimed its voice upon summoning, or rather now shares it with the Felguard.

  • Voiceovers when summoned:
"Who dares summon me?!"
"You cannot command me."
"What happened to your friend?"
"Do not waste my time, lesser creature."
  • Voiceovers when given a command:
"A paltry task."
"Too pathetic to fight your own battles?"
"A welcome diversion."
"Your fate will be the same."
"Your time is running out."
"Enjoy this while you can."
"I will enjoy watching you die."
"You waste my time."
  • Voiceovers when dismissed:
"Do not call on me again."
"You live...for now."
"Summon me again at your peril."
"I'll be back."
  • Funny voiceover:
"I play all my records backwards, sdrawkcab sdrocer ym lla yalp I."

See also

Felguard Poem

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Legion Strike now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Demonic Frenzy, Anguish, Cleave removed. Felstorm, Axe Toss, Legion Strike added. Intercept renamed Pursuit, reworked. No longer stuns target, instead increases Felguard's movement speed by 30% for 6 seconds.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Health increased by 10%