Destruction Warlock

Patch 8.3

Written by Deepshades Last Updated: 24th Feb, 2020

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Mastery >= Haste > Intellect > Crit > Versatility

Stat Outline

Intellect: Raw damage increase on everything.

Haste: Makes your cast time and Immolate ticks faster and shortens your cooldown on Conflagrate.

Mastery (Mastery: Chaotic Energies): Passively increases your damage and reduces your damage taken, in addition to a random component/amount of both.

Versatility: A weak damage multiplier and damage reduction.

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

Find out how to sim



Troll > Orc > Goblin > Blood Elf > Undead > Nightborne


Human > Void Elf > Dwarf > Gnome > Worgen > Dark Iron Dwarf


The enchants you use depend on your stat weights. Both Mastery and Haste enchants can be useful, but you should sim yourself before enchanting your gear.


Mastery: Accord of Mastery

Haste: Accord of Haste


Mastery: Masterful Navigation 

Haste: Quick Navigation


Gems are depending on your stat weights. Both Mastery and Haste gems can be useful, but it is always best to sim yourself before socketing your gear. It is also recommended using one Intellect gem if your Intellect is simming better than both your Haste and Mastery.

Mastery: Masterful Sea Currant

Haste: Quick Sand Spinel

Intellect: Leviathan's Eye of Intellect


Potion: Potion of Unbridled Fury

Food: Famine Evaluator And Snack Table

Flask: Greater Flask of Endless Fathoms

Rune: Battle-Scarred Augment Rune

Health Potions: Abyssal Healing Potion