Destruction Warlock

Patch 9.0.5

Jake
Last Updated: 14th Apr, 2021

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Intellect > Haste > Crit > Mastery > Versatility

These are very dependent on what gear you have as sometimes your stat weights might be different; I would advise using raidbots to check what is best for the gear you have.

Haste is always king on destro and always pulls ahead with the more targets in the encounter, you generally want to try to have a nice balance of haste/mastery. Haste helps with shard regeneration and is generally better with ST situations.

Stat Outline

Haste makes your cast spells quicker and reduces the cooldown of your Conflagrate. It also increases the tick rate of your Immolate. Pets also scale better the more haste you have. This is why haste is such a valued stat.

Mastery is a passive damage effect through Chaotic Energies which increases your damage dealt by a random amount.

Critical Strike increases the chances that your spells and abilities will hit with a critical hit. Your Chaos Bolt hits harder with the more critical strike you have because it always crits. So essentially it increases its damage by 1% with every 1% of critical strike you have. Pets yet again scale with critical strike and so does your Immolate which can increase shard regeneration.

Versatility is just a damage done increase and damage taken reduction.

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

Find out how to sim

Races

The best race for warlock is always Troll - Having an extra CD which increases your haste during burst windows on progression is always the best.

Enchants

For the general player you will want to Enchant your gear with;

Rings: Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

Cloak: Enchant Cloak – Soul Vitality

Chest: Enchant Chest – Eternal Stats

Bracer: Enchant Bracers – Eternal Intellect

Always use raidbots to see what stat is best for you though.

Gems

Mastery: Masterful Jewel Cluster

Consumables

Flask: Spectral Flask of Power

Potions: Potion of Spectral Intellect

Health Potions: Spiritual Healing Potion

Food: Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism