Destruction Warlock Stats, Races and Consumables Guide

Patch 10.2.7 Last Updated: 8th May, 2024
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Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

In every situation:

Intellect > Haste > Mastery > Versa = Crit

Item level is almost always going to determine if the piece is an upgrade regardless of stats; however simming your own character will always be the best option when deciding whether an item is an upgrade.

Stat Outline

Haste makes it so you cast your spells faster, reduce the CD of Conflagrate, and increase Immolate's tick rate. This is why haste is our best secondary stat.

Mastery is just passive damage increase and has gained some value due to the talent Chaos Incarnate.

Critical Strike increases the chance of your spells dealing a critical chance. Crit also gives Chaos Bolt more damage. It provides 1% damage per 1% crit to it.

Versatility is just a passive damage increase and passive damage reduction stat.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character.


All races offer very small dps differences but if you are trying to be 100% optimal:

The best race for the horde is Orc followed by Troll and Goblin.

For alliance it’s a Mechagnome followed by Gnome, Dwarf, and Human.


Rings: Devotion of Haste or Devotion of Mastery or Devotion of Critical Strike (please sim)

Legs: Frozen Spellthread

Feet: Plainsrunner’s Breeze

Chest: Waking Stats

Cloak: Graceful Avoidance

Wrist: Devotion of Avoidance

Weapon: Wafting Devotion or Sophic Devotion (please sim)


In Dragonflight, there has been an introduction to primary stat + secondary stat gems. You can only have one of those equipped at a time. For warlocks, the best gems are Fierce Illlimited Diamond followed by Keen Ysmerald. (please sim)


For Phial, Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage is the best simming option, but consider Tepid Phial of Versatility on some bosses where you can’t get high uptime on the corrupting rage phial or for high M+ dungeons.

DPS Potion: Elemental Potion of Elemental Power / Elemental potion of ultimate power

Healing Potion: Dreamwalker's Healing Potion

Rune: Howling Rune

Augment rune: Draconic Augment Rune

Food: Grand Banquet of the Kalu’ak / Timely Demise