DPS Warlock TBC Pre-Patch BiS Gear Guide

Last updated on May 23, 2021 at 13:28 by Crix 3 comments

On this page, you will find the best in slot items for your DPS Warlock during the pre-patch of the Burning Crusade.


End Game Gearing for Warlocks

Gearing for end game best in slot has not changed much after pre-patch. There is tons of amazing gear that you can acquire that will aid you in your leveling once you walk through the Dark Portal. Unfortunately, many of this gear is quite hard to get or very expensive. If you do not have them, then you more than likely will not be able to obtain then. Thankfully there are many other alternatives to each slot that are not as hard to get, while not losing out on too much of your stats. We will list them all below and also where you can find each piece.


Gearing for TBC Launch

As we mentioned above, if you don't already have your end game best in slot, then it will be impossible to get it all before the launch of TBC Classic. However at this point in Classic, the game is over and we're all looking toward TBC Classic and how to prepare for our leveling adventures, which is all you really need the gear for at this point. Thankfully there are many items that you can get before hand that are much cheaper and far easier to get, while not losing out too much of those precious stats.

We will link the best in slot gear lists for all the raids in Classic. This is to help you get a better undertanding on how to progress your gear as soon as you hit level 60, then you can try and get into any raids you can before TBC launch and see what gear to target.


End Game Best in Slot Gear

This is the gear we recommend for Warlocks in the pre-patch going into The Burning Crusade Classic. As with the rest of Classic WoW, this will be optimized for both the Affliction, Demonology Summon Felguard IconSummon Felguard, Shadow Destruction builds which use Shadow Bolt IconShadow Bolt as their main damage source for single target.

Naxxramas is the final destination of the original World of Warcraft, and as such carries the best gear and the most difficult bosses.

Naxxramas is the last raid in Classic WoW and as such, it hosts the hardest bosses and the best gear in the game.

Warlock Tier 3, Plagueheart Raiment is one of the iconic Warlock sets of all time, and is extremely strong for Warlocks in Classic WoW. You're not aiming to use all 8 pieces, the 3-piece and 4-piece bonuses are quite strong and definitely worth using. Not only that, but they also have insanely good stats that can help you fill out your Spell Power, Spell Hit and Spell Crit.

In Naxxramas, all bosses are undead except for Grand Widow Faerlina and Maexxna. This makes specialized anti-undead items such as Rune of the Dawn Icon Rune of the Dawn, Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion and the Regalia of Undead Cleansing set really effective. Consider any of these items and the full set of undead cleansing to be a top 3 piece of gear for its slot.

Slot Item Source
  • Plagueheart Circlet Icon Plagueheart Circlet
  • Gem of Trapped Innocents Icon Gem of Trapped Innocents
  • Plagueheart Shoulderpads Icon Plagueheart Shoulderpads
  • Grobbulus, Patchwerk, or Gluth in Naxxramas
  • Cloak of the Necropolis Icon Cloak of the Necropolis
  • Plagueheart Robe Icon Plagueheart Robe
  • Rockfury Bracers Icon Rockfury Bracers
  • Stalwart's Battlegear quest in Silithus
  • Dark Storm Gauntlets Icon Dark Storm Gauntlets
  • Eyestalk Waist Cord Icon Eyestalk Waist Cord
  • Leggings of Polarity Icon Leggings of Polarity
  • Plagueheart Sandals Icon Plagueheart Sandals
  • Gothik the Harvester, Instructor Razuvious or Gluth in Naxxramas
  • Ring of the Fallen God Icon Ring of the Fallen God
  • Band of the Inevitable Icon Band of the Inevitable
  • Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion
  • The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron Icon The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron
  • Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian Icon Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian
  • Brimstone Staff Icon Brimstone Staff
  • Legendary reward from utilizing the Splinter of Atiesh Icon Splinter of Atiesh found in Naxxramas
  • Loatheb in Naxxramas
  • Wand of Fates Icon Wand of Fates

Alternative Gear for Warlocks

Slot Item Source
  • Doomcaller's Circlet Icon Doomcaller's Circlet
  • Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer Icon Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer
  • Preceptor's Hat Icon Preceptor's Hat
  • Nemesis Skullcap Icon Nemesis Skullcap
  • The Hexxer's Cover Icon The Hexxer's Cover
  • Champion's Dreadweave Cowl Icon Champion's Dreadweave Cowl
  • Spellweaver's Turban Icon Spellweaver's Turban
  • Amulet of Vek'nilash Icon Amulet of Vek'nilash
  • Malice Stone Pendant Icon Malice Stone Pendant
  • Nacreous Shell Necklace Icon Nacreous Shell Necklace
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
  • Soul Corrupter's Necklace Icon Soul Corrupter's Necklace
  • Doomcaller's Mantle Icon Doomcaller's Mantle
  • Rime Covered Mantle Icon Rime Covered Mantle
  • Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal Icon Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal
  • Warlord's Dreadweave Mantle Icon Warlord's Dreadweave Mantle
  • Nemesis Spaulders Icon Nemesis Spaulders
  • Cloak of the Devoured Icon Cloak of the Devoured
  • Cloak of Consumption Icon Cloak of Consumption
  • Cloak of the Brood Lord Icon Cloak of the Brood Lord
  • Sapphiron Drape Icon Sapphiron Drape
  • Veil of Eclipse Icon Veil of Eclipse
  • Cape of the Trinity Icon Cape of the Trinity
  • Bloodvine Vest Icon Bloodvine Vest
  • Crystal Webbed Robe Icon Crystal Webbed Robe
  • Garb of Royal Ascension Icon Garb of Royal Ascension
  • Doomcaller's Robes Icon Doomcaller's Robes
  • Nemesis Robes Icon Nemesis Robes
  • Robe of Volatile Power Icon Robe of Volatile Power
  • Felheart Robes Icon Felheart Robes
  • The Soul Harvester's Bindings Icon The Soul Harvester's Bindings
  • Bracers of Arcane Accuracy Icon Bracers of Arcane Accuracy
  • Burrower Bracers Icon Burrower Bracers
  • Shackles of the Unscarred Icon Shackles of the Unscarred
  • Nemesis Bracers Icon Nemesis Bracers
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
  • Plagueheart Gloves Icon Plagueheart Gloves
  • Ebony Flame Gloves Icon Ebony Flame Gloves
  • Bloodtinged Gloves Icon Bloodtinged Gloves
  • Deathmist Wraps Icon Deathmist Wraps
  • Nemesis Gloves Icon Nemesis Gloves
  • Plagueheart Belt Icon Plagueheart Belt
  • Nemesis Belt Icon Nemesis Belt
  • Angelista's Grasp Icon Angelista's Grasp
  • Mana Igniting Cord Icon Mana Igniting Cord
  • Sash of Whispered Secrets Icon Sash of Whispered Secrets
  • Bloodvine Leggings Icon Bloodvine Leggings
  • Plagueheart Leggings Icon Plagueheart Leggings
  • Fel Infused Leggings Icon Fel Infused Leggings
  • Leggings of the Black Blizzard Icon Leggings of the Black Blizzard
  • Doomcaller's Trousers Icon Doomcaller's Trousers
  • Nemesis Leggings Icon Nemesis Leggings
  • Bloodvine Boots Icon Bloodvine Boots
  • Boots of Epiphany Icon Boots of Epiphany
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
  • Betrayer's Boots Icon Betrayer's Boots
  • Doomcaller's Footwraps Icon Doomcaller's Footwraps
  • Nemesis Boots Icon Nemesis Boots
  • Plagueheart Ring Icon Plagueheart Ring
  • Ring of the Eternal Flame Icon Ring of the Eternal Flame
  • Seal of the Damned Icon Seal of the Damned
  • Zanzil's Band Icon Zanzil's Band
  • Zanzil's Seal Icon Zanzil's Seal
  • Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos Icon Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos
  • Mindtear Band Icon Mindtear Band
  • Wrath of Cenarius Icon Wrath of Cenarius
  • Band of Dark Dominion Icon Band of Dark Dominion
  • Band of Forced Concentration Icon Band of Forced Concentration
  • Ring of Spell Power Icon Ring of Spell Power
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power
  • Neltharion's Tear Icon Neltharion's Tear
  • Eye of Diminution Icon Eye of Diminution
  • Zandalarian Hero Charm Icon Zandalarian Hero Charm
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
  • Power of the High Chief Icon Power of the High Chief
  • Soulseeker Icon Soulseeker
  • Wraith Blade Icon Wraith Blade
  • Midnight Haze Icon Midnight Haze
  • Sharpened Silithid Femur Icon Sharpened Silithid Femur
  • Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff Icon Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff
  • Staff of the Ruins Icon Staff of the Ruins
  • Staff of the Shadow Flame Icon Staff of the Shadow Flame
  • High Warlord's Spellblade Icon High Warlord's Spellblade
  • Staff of Dominance Icon Staff of Dominance
  • Shadow Wing Focus Staff Icon Shadow Wing Focus Staff
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • Azuresong Mageblade Icon Azuresong Mageblade
  • Mindfang Icon Mindfang
  • Sapphiron's Left Eye Icon Sapphiron's Left Eye
  • Royal Scepter of Vek'lor Icon Royal Scepter of Vek'lor
  • Scepter of Interminable Focus Icon Scepter of Interminable Focus
  • Talon of Furious Concentration Icon Talon of Furious Concentration
  • Jin'do's Bag of Whammies Icon Jin'do's Bag of Whammies
  • Tome of Shadow Force Icon Tome of Shadow Force
  • Master Dragonslayer's Orb Icon Master Dragonslayer's Orb
  • Doomfinger Icon Doomfinger
  • Wand of Qiraji Nobility Icon Wand of Qiraji Nobility
  • Touch of Chaos Icon Touch of Chaos
  • Skul's Ghastly Touch Icon Skul's Ghastly Touch

Gearing for a Boosted Level 58 Warlock

If you're a freshly boosted Warlock then you probably have noticed how bad the gear is. You will have a very tough time in Outlands with that gear. Thereforth we suggest to make your life MUCH easier, as soon as you hit level 60, start queueing for the battlegrounds and stock up on as many Marks of Honor and the Honor you get from doing battlegroudns and purchase the Rank 14 gear! It is super powerful and can easily carry you into leveling in Outlands.



  • 23 May 2021: Page added.
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