TBC Classic Destruction Warlock Phase 5 / Tier 6 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on May 08, 2022 at 22:23 by Crix 4 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Destruction Warlock in Phase 5 of TBC Classic.

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Destruction Warlock Phase 5 / Sunwell Plateau Best in Slot List

If you would like to better understand the stat priority that helped decide the items used in this list, please consult our page about them below.

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Other Destruction Warlock Best in Slot Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Destruction Warlock, our pre-raid best in slot list is meant to give you an idea of non-raid items you can chase as a solo / pug player in preparation for raids. If your character is still progressing through the content of Tiers 4 or 5, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead.

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TBC Phase 5 / Sunwell Plateau Destruction Warlock Tier Set

Tier 6 is the third Tier set that you can obtain in TBC Classic and is famously known for the wings that occasionally come out at random. Not only does it look amazing, it also has an extremely powerful 4-set bonus which increases the damage of your Shadow Bolt IconShadow Bolt and Incinerate IconIncinerate by 6%, which equates to aboout 120-130 Spell Power. The 2-set is much less exciting as it only heals you for 70 health every time your Corruption IconCorruption and Immolate IconImmolate does damage. This set also provides very good upgrades on the current slot as well. Obtaining this set should be a priority. You share this token with Paladins and Priests and it is pretty common to give the first 4-set to your Protection Paladin as it increases the damage of their Consecration IconConsecration by 10%. Typically after that they go to the Warlocks.

The tokens for Tier 6 are obtained from both Mount Hyjal and Black Temple. Bracers, Belts, and Boots are now released with the new and final raid, Sunwell Plateau. You will be aiming to get all three of these pieces as soon as you possibly can. These are the only pieces of your tier set with Haste on it, with the Belt and Boots being the only pieces in the game with Hit, Crit, Haste, and Spell Power.

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Phase 5 / Sunwell Plateau Best in Slot for Destruction Warlocks

If you would like to better understand the stat priority that helped decide the items used in this list, please consult our page about them below.

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Rank Item Source
Best Dark Conjuror's Collar Icon Dark Conjuror's Collar Kil'jaedenSunwell Plateau
Optional Annihilator Holo-Gogs Icon Annihilator Holo-Gogs Illidan StormrageBlack Temple
Optional Cowl of the Illidari High Lord Icon Cowl of the Illidari High Lord Illidan StormrageBlack Temple
Optional Hood of the Malefic Icon Hood of the Malefic Illidan StormrageBlack Temple

Dark Conjuror's Collar Icon Dark Conjuror's Collar is the absolute best in slot. Both Annihilator Holo-Gogs Icon Annihilator Holo-Gogs and Cowl of the Illidari High Lord Icon Cowl of the Illidari High Lord are very strong alternatives, however they are missing the Haste that is on the KJ helm. Feel free to use either in the meantime with the preference on The Engineering goggles if you are Engineering. Hood of the Malefic Icon Hood of the Malefic is still a good option to keep your 4 piece T6 intact and only swapping this off for one of the better pieces once you have obtained either Tier 6 Belt, Bracers, or Boots.

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Necklace

Rank Item Source
Best Amulet of Unfettered Magics Icon Amulet of Unfettered Magics Eredar TwinsSunwell Plateau
Best Pendant of Sunfire Icon Pendant of Sunfire Jewelcrafting
Good Guardian's Pendant of Subjugation Icon Guardian's Pendant of Subjugation 15,300 Honor
Option Brooch of Nature's Mercy Icon Brooch of Nature's Mercy Akil'zonZul'Aman
Option Loop of Cursed Bones Icon Loop of Cursed Bones Zul'jinZul'Aman

You have two choices on which neck is BiS for you largely depending on your profession. If you are Jewelcrafting, then Pendant of Sunfire Icon Pendant of Sunfire is your best in slot. If you are not Jewelcrafting, then Amulet of Unfettered Magics Icon Amulet of Unfettered Magics is your best in slot. Due to the gem socket on Guardian's Pendant of Subjugation Icon Guardian's Pendant of Subjugation it is a slight upgrade from both of the ZA necks and costs some Honor.

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Shoulder

Rank Item Source
Best Amice of the Convoker Icon Amice of the Convoker Eredar TwinsSunwell Plateau
Best Mantle of the Malefic Icon Mantle of the Malefic Mother ShahrazBlack Temple

There is only two options here for you to choose from. It is suggested to continue to use the Tier 6 shoulders Mantle of the Malefic Icon Mantle of the Malefic for your 4 piece. Amice of the Convoker Icon Amice of the Convoker does have better stats than the T6 shoulders, however this combo is better than using T6 helm and Amice of the Convoker Icon Amice of the Convoker.

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Back

Rank Item Source
Best Tattered Cape of Antonidas Icon Tattered Cape of Antonidas Kil'jaedenSunwell Plateau
Option Shroud of the Highborne Icon Shroud of the Highborne The Illidari CouncilBlack Temple

Tattered Cape of Antonidas Icon Tattered Cape of Antonidas is the only new cloak to come in Phase 5 and is your best in slot cloak.

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Chest

Rank Item Source
Best Sunfire Robe Icon Sunfire Robe Tailoring
Best Fel Conquerer Raiments Icon Fel Conquerer Raiments M'uruSunwell Plateau
Option Robes of Ghostly Hatred Icon Robes of Ghostly Hatred M'uruSunwell Plateau
Option Vestments of the Sea-Witch Icon Vestments of the Sea-Witch Lady VashjSerpentshrine Cavern

Whichever Robe you choose will depend once again on your profession. If you are Tailoring, as is suggested, you should look to obtain Sunfire Robe Icon Sunfire Robe as soon as you can. If you are not Tailoring, then Fel Conquerer Raiments Icon Fel Conquerer Raiments is your best in slot. Robes of Ghostly Hatred Icon Robes of Ghostly Hatred are a very good alternative to both the previously listed robes to wear in the meantime. However this is not only best in slot for Mages, but also the base of this Robe is a Healing robe, so you would have to fight healers and Mages for something that you would end up replacing anyway, so do not worry about it.

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Wrist

Rank Item Source
Best Bracers of the Malefic Icon Bracers of the Malefic
Option Bracers of Nimble Thought Icon Bracers of Nimble Thought Tailoring

Bracers of the Malefic Icon Bracers of the Malefic are your best in slot bracers. You can continue to use Bracers of Nimble Thought Icon Bracers of Nimble Thought until you are able to obtain the Tier 6 ones.

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Hands

Rank Item Source
Best Handguards of Defiled Worlds Icon Handguards of Defiled Worlds Kil'jaedenSunwell Plateau
Option Sunfire Handwraps Icon Sunfire Handwraps Tailoring
Option Gloves of Tyri's Power Icon Gloves of Tyri's Power Kil'jaedenSunwell Plateau

Handguards of Defiled Worlds Icon Handguards of Defiled Worlds are your best in slot gloves. In the meantime you can obtain Sunfire Handwraps Icon Sunfire Handwraps, which are a Tailoring Bind on Equip and just use these until you get the KJ gloves. Gloves of Tyri's Power Icon Gloves of Tyri's Power are good gloves, however just like that chest piece, this is not only best in slot for Mages, but also the base of this Robe is a Healing robe, so you would have to fight healers and Mages for something that you would end up replacing anyway, so do not worry about it.

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Waist

Rank Item Source
Best Belt of the Malefic Icon Belt of the Malefic BrutallusSunwell Plateau

Belt of the Malefic Icon Belt of the Malefic is the best in slot belt. Nothing comes close to it.

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Legs

Rank Item Source
Best Leggings of Calamity Icon Leggings of Calamity BrutallusSunwell Plateau
Best Pantaloons of Growing Strife Icon Pantaloons of Growing Strife KalecgosSunwell Plateau
Best Leggings of the Malefic Icon Leggings of the Malefic The Illidari CouncilBlack Temple

Leggings of Calamity Icon Leggings of Calamity are the best in slot pants. These are very good pants that most casters will want. Pantaloons of Growing Strife Icon Pantaloons of Growing Strife are a good alternative in the meantime while waiting for Calamity. Leggings of the Malefic Icon Leggings of the Malefic fall far behind the alternatives and should only be used if you need to connect your 4 piece Tier 6.

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Feet

Rank Item Source
Best Boots of the Malefic Icon Boots of the Malefic FelmystSunwell Plateau
Option Slippers of the Seacaller Icon Slippers of the Seacaller High Warlord Naj'entusBlack Temple

Boots of the Malefic Icon Boots of the Malefic are the best in slot boots.

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Finger

Rank Item Source
Best Ring of Omnipotence Icon Ring of Omnipotence M'uruSunwell Plateau
Best Ring of Ancient Knowledge Icon Ring of Ancient Knowledge Trash drop — Black Temple
Best Loop of Forged Power Icon Loop of Forged Power Jewelcrafting
Best Mana Attuned Band Icon Mana Attuned Band Timed Chest 3 — Zul'Aman

Rings, as they have always been for TBC, are used as a Spell Hit slot. Simply put, if you need Spell Hit, you want to use Mana Attuned Band Icon Mana Attuned Band as it is insanely good with Spell Hit and Haste on it. Loop of Forged Power Icon Loop of Forged Power is a Bind on Equip ring that Jewelcrafters craft and is a very good option for a ring if you need Spell Hit, however it is only 1 Haste and 1 Hit rating more than Mana Attuned Band Icon Mana Attuned Band. Also the JC ring will be very expensive as well, but if you can afford it, more power to you. Ring of Ancient Knowledge Icon Ring of Ancient Knowledge is the best in slot if you do not need any extra Hit Rating.

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Trinket

Rank Item Source
Best Shifting Naaru Sliver Icon Shifting Naaru Sliver M'uruBlack Temple
Best The Skull of Gul'dan Icon The Skull of Gul'dan Illidan StormrageBlack Temple
Option Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion The Fall of Kel'Thuzad
Option Hex Shrunken Head Icon Hex Shrunken Head Hex Lord MalacrassZul'Aman
Option Quagmirran's Eye Icon Quagmirran's Eye Quagmirran — Heroic The Slave Pens

Shifting Naaru Sliver Icon Shifting Naaru Sliver and The Skull of Gul'dan Icon The Skull of Gul'dan are your two best in slot trinkets. Use any combination of the other three until you can obtain the two good ones.

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Main-Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Sunflare Icon Sunflare Kil'jaedenSunwell Plateau
Option Grand Magister's Staff of Torrents Icon Grand Magister's Staff of Torrents FelmystSunwell Plateau
Option Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer Icon Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer Illidan StormrageBlack Temple
Option Tempest of Chaos Icon Tempest of Chaos ArchimondeMount Hyjal

Sunflare Icon Sunflare is your Best in Slot. Paired with the Offhand Heart of the Pit Icon Heart of the Pit, you should be looking for nothing else. Grand Magister's Staff of Torrents Icon Grand Magister's Staff of Torrents is another weapon that drops in SWP. Its a great staff with three sockets, however lacking Haste. This is a good alternative while waiting to obtain your Sunflare. Continue to use your T6 weapons in the meantime as they are still good.

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Off-Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Heart of the Pit Icon Heart of the Pit BrutallusSunwell Plateau
Option Chronicle of Dark Secrets Icon Chronicle of Dark Secrets Rage WinterchillMount Hyjal

Heart of the Pit Icon Heart of the Pit, however not super far ahead of Chronicle of Dark Secrets Icon Chronicle of Dark Secrets, is best in slot.

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Wand

Rank Item Source
Best Wand of the Demonsoul Icon Wand of the Demonsoul Trash mobs — Sunwell Plateau
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Further Enhancements

NOTE: There are multiple options for Warlock when gemming, due to the prevalence of Hit-capping and the varying levels of Hit you may receive from other gear, as well as the requirements for activating your Meta gem. We highly recommend that you go over the advice given on the gems page when choosing your gems for your current gear setup.

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Changelog

  • 08 May 2022: Updated for Phase 5.
  • 21 Mar. 2022: Updated for Phase 4.
  • 09 Jan. 2022: Updated for Phase 3; separated previous Phase 2 list into a new page.
  • 06 Aug. 2021: Page added.
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