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.
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.
||Reduces the damage your summoned demon takes from non-player area of effect attacks by an additional 90%.
||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.
||Charge an enemy, instantly causing 100% weapon damage and increasing the Felguard's movement speed by 30% for 6 sec. 15 sec cooldown.
||The Felguard hurls his axe, stunning the target for 4 sec. 30 sec cooldown.
||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.
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."
- "I play all my records backwards, sdrawkcab sdrocer ym lla yalp I."
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Legion Strike now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%.
- 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.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Health increased by 10%