Destruction Warlock Stats, Races & Consumables guide

Patch 10.1 Last Updated: 26th May, 2023
Stove Destruction Warlock Author
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Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

In every situation:

Intellect > Haste > Mastery > Crit > Vers

Simming 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 Channel Demonfire and 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

Find out how to sim

Races

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

For alliance it’s a mechagnome followed by a gnome, dwarf, and human. (Difference is 0.1-0.4%)

For mythic +, you might want to consider dwarf as Stoneform is quite strong in certain situations.

Enchants

Rings: Devotion of Haste

Legs: Frozen Spellthread

Feet: Plainsrunner’s Breeze

Chest: Waking Stats

Cloak: Graceful Avoidance

Wrist: Devotion of Avoidance / Devotion of Speed

Weapon: Sophic Devotion

Gems

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.

Consumables

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: Refreshing Healing Potion

Rune: Howling Rune

Augment rune: Draconic Augment Rune

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