WotLK Classic Demonology Warlock Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Jan 17, 2023 at 15:00 by Crix 3 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Demonology Warlock in WotLK Classic.

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Demonology Warlock Phase 2 Best in Slot Gear

In this guide we go over the different gear available for Warlocks in Phase 2 of Wrath of the Lich King Classic. First off, there are a ton of options for gearing in this phase. We have 10-man and 25-man loot with options at normal or Hardmodes loot. That being said, I know some of this gear will be hard to obtain for most of us, so we will briefly show some alternatives to use until you get your absolute Best in Slot. We will offer multiple different pieces as some can be expensive or very rare to obtain. Some slots also have multiple "best" items that can change depending on your other gear choices.

1.1.

Tier 8 Set Bonuses

Recently Blizzard buffed the item level of the gear inside of Ulduar, but they did not touch the tier, so all of the tier pieces will just overall be not as good as the non-tier pieces. As for the 2-set, this increases the damage of your Immolate by an additional 10%. Making one of our main damage over time abilitie hit even harder. For this reason, you will be looking to wear at least 2 of these pieces. Which two pieces will depend entirely upon which you have received from raid, but of course the 2 best options are generally the robe and the pants. If you want to play a more support Demo role, then you would not use the 2 piece and would instead use two more powerfully stat'd off pieces.

As for the 4-set, this increases the damage of our Shadow Bolt IconShadow Bolt by 5%. This sounds better than it is when you think about how often we really are casting Shadow Bolt IconShadow Bolt. Outside of keeping our three DoT's up, we also have an execute phase where we are rarely casting any Shadow Bolt IconShadow Bolts. On top of all of that, Demonology Warlocks are in the raid for Demonic Pact IconDemonic Pact, so we want the off pieces for more spirit and spell power to make the Demonic Pact IconDemonic Pact buff larger. For this reason, it is not suggested for Demonology Warlocks to use the 4-set.

1.2.

Gearing as Support Demonology vs Personal DPS Demonology

There are generally two types of Demonology Warlocks. You have the ones who are purely there for support, whose job is to 100% do everything they can to supply the largest Demonic Pact IconDemonic Pact buff that they possibly can for their Raid, even at the loss of some of their own personal DPS. For the second type, you have the players who are not there to buff the raid and are there to just deal as much damage as they possibly can as Demonology, since Demonology is such a strong specialization, whether there are multiple Demonology Warlocks in the raid and they can just blast, or the guild does not mind them taking more of a DPS role and losing out on some Spell Power from Demonic Pact IconDemonic Pact. Demonology has a real choice to make. This is talked a lot about in the Warlock community and which one you choose is completely up to you and more importantly, up to your Raid Leader.

The bigger difference between support and Personal Demonology is the gearing, or more importantly, the stats. Without getting too deep into it, the most common difference objectively is that as a personal DPS Demo, you would choose Haste and would gear more like an Affliction Warlock would for the most part, whereas a full support Demo chooses the pieces of gear that give up that haste for a healthy amount of Spell Power and Spirit and to a degree even Hit rating. Any items marked 'Best Support' are specifically if you are looking for more support.

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Best in Slot Gear List

Below you can find a list of recommended pieces for each slot. The best in slot items will be marked as Best.

3.
Rank Item Source
Best Crown of Luminescence Icon Crown of Luminescence Mimiron (HM) — (25) Ulduar
Great Cowl of Dark Whispers Icon Cowl of Dark Whispers Yogg-Saron — (25) Ulduar
Great Collar of the Wyrmhunter Icon Collar of the Wyrmhunter Razorscale — (25) Ulduar
Great Conqueror's Deathbringer Hood Icon Conqueror's Deathbringer Hood Thorim — (25) Ulduar

Crown of Luminescence Icon Crown of Luminescence is the strongest helmet to in Ulduar. For that reason, this item is highly contested. Not only that, but it also comes only from Hardmode on one of the more difficult bosses in Ulduar, Mimiron. Cowl of Dark Whispers Icon Cowl of Dark Whispers, Collar of the Wyrmhunter Icon Collar of the Wyrmhunter, and Conqueror's Deathbringer Hood Icon Conqueror's Deathbringer Hood are all excellent alternatives to wear until you are able to obtain the coveted Crown of Luminescence Icon Crown of Luminescence. Collar of the Wyrmhunter Icon Collar of the Wyrmhunter is a great helm if you need any hit rating, meanwhile both Cowl of Dark Whispers Icon Cowl of Dark Whispers and Conqueror's Deathbringer Hood Icon Conqueror's Deathbringer Hood are great helmets if you do not need any hit rating.

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Necklace

Rank Item Source
Best Support Sapphire Amulet of Renewal Icon Sapphire Amulet of Renewal Steelbreaker (HM) — (25) Ulduar
Best Pendant of Fiery Havoc Icon Pendant of Fiery Havoc Flame Leviathan (HM) — (25) Ulduar
Great Watchful Eye of Fate Icon Watchful Eye of Fate Steelbreaker (HM) — (10) Ulduar
Great Pendant of the Shallow Grave Icon Pendant of the Shallow Grave Thorim (HM) — (10) Ulduar

Pendant of Fiery Havoc Icon Pendant of Fiery Havoc and Sapphire Amulet of Renewal Icon Sapphire Amulet of Renewal are the best options for necks in this phase. Pendant of Fiery Havoc Icon Pendant of Fiery Havoc is the best option if you need some hit rating, while Sapphire Amulet of Renewal Icon Sapphire Amulet of Renewal is amazing if you do not need any, while also bringing in a healthy amount of spirit for you Support Demo's out there. Both of these necks come from Hardmode bosses that might take some time to defeat, so both Watchful Eye of Fate Icon Watchful Eye of Fate and Pendant of the Shallow Grave Icon Pendant of the Shallow Grave are great alternatives that will be much easier to obtain and use until you are able to get one of the Hardmode necks.

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Shoulder

Rank Item Source
Best Amice of Inconceivable Horror Icon Amice of Inconceivable Horror Yogg-Saron (HM) — (10) Ulduar
Great Conqueror's Deathbringer Shoulderpads Icon Conqueror's Deathbringer Shoulderpads Yogg-Saron — (25) Ulduar
Great Mantle of Wavering Calm Icon Mantle of Wavering Calm XT-002 Deconstructor — (25) Ulduar

Amice of Inconceivable Horror Icon Amice of Inconceivable Horror is the best option for shoulders out of this phase. Luckily this will be easier to obtain, as it comes from 10-man, so you should have no issues obtaining them.

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Back

Rank Item Source
Best Sunglimmer Cloak Icon Sunglimmer Cloak Heroic: All Is Well That Ends Well Quest — (25) Ulduar
Great Sunglimmer Drape Icon Sunglimmer Drape All Is Well That Ends Well Quest — (10) Ulduar
Great Drape of Mortal Downfall Icon Drape of Mortal Downfall Steelbreaker (HM) — (25) Ulduar
Great Drape of the Messenger Icon Drape of the Messenger Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar

Cloaks are pretty easy to obtain in Ulduar. So long as your guild can kill Algalon the Observer, as he drops three of your best in slot cloaks from this phase. Sunglimmer Cloak Icon Sunglimmer Cloak is the best out of the option all around and is the reward from the Reply Code Alpha Quest which drops from Algalon the Observer, a lot like how Wyrmrest Necklace of Power Icon Wyrmrest Necklace of Power worked with Malygos in Phase 1.

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Chest

Rank Item Source
Best Support Raiments of the Iron Council Icon Raiments of the Iron Council Stormcaller Brundir — (25) Ulduar
Best Conqueror's Deathbringer Robe Icon Conqueror's Deathbringer Robe Hodir — (25) Ulduar
Great Robes of the Umbral Brute Icon Robes of the Umbral Brute Kologarn — (25) Ulduar

As mentioned at the start of this page, if you want to wear two of your Tier 8 pieces so you can take advantage of the 2-set bonus, then his is mathematically one of the two best slots to achieve this. So for 2-set, you want Conqueror's Deathbringer Robe Icon Conqueror's Deathbringer Robe. If you want the support piece, then choose Raiments of the Iron Council Icon Raiments of the Iron Council.

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Wrist

Rank Item Source
Best Grasps of Reason Icon Grasps of Reason XT-002 Deconstructor (HM) — (25) Ulduar
Great Bracers of Unleashed Magic Icon Bracers of Unleashed Magic Kologarn — (25) Ulduar
Good Unsullied Cuffs Icon Unsullied Cuffs Sartharion — (25) The Obsidian Sanctum

Grasps of Reason Icon Grasps of Reason are the best options for bracers in this phase. Bracers of Unleashed Magic Icon Bracers of Unleashed Magic is another set of bracers that drops in Ulduar that you can use until you get Grasps of Reason Icon Grasps of Reason. Unsullied Cuffs Icon Unsullied Cuffs are from Phase 1, but still extremely strong and better than the new bracer options.

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Hands

Rank Item Source
Best Support Pharos Gloves Icon Pharos Gloves Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar
Best Pulsar Gloves Icon Pulsar Gloves Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar
Great Conqueror's Deathbringer Shoulderpads Icon Conqueror's Deathbringer Shoulderpads Mimiron — (25) Ulduar

Both Pharos Gloves Icon Pharos Gloves and Pulsar Gloves Icon Pulsar Gloves are the best options for gloves in this phase and both of these also drop from Algalon. Which one you choose should be based around your hit rating. Pulsar Gloves Icon Pulsar Gloves are amazing if you need any hit rating and Pharos Gloves Icon Pharos Gloves are amazing if you do not need any, as these have a big chunk of spirit. For pure support builds, we suggest Pharos Gloves Icon Pharos Gloves.

10.

Belt

Rank Item Source
Best Starwatcher's Binding Icon Starwatcher's Binding Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar
Great Sash of Ancient Power Icon Sash of Ancient Power Bind on Equip — Tailoring

There are many options for belts this phase. However only these two are worth mentioning. Starwatcher's Binding Icon Starwatcher's Binding is a very strong neck and the best of the two, but will be harder to obtain as it comes from 25-man Algalon the Observer. Sash of Ancient Power Icon Sash of Ancient Power is a great alternative that is Bind on Equip, meaning you can purchase one from the auction house if you are sitting on some extra gold. Sash of Ancient Power Icon Sash of Ancient Power is also a very good choice if you need some hit rating as well.

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Legs

Rank Item Source
Best Support Leggings of Profound Darkness Icon Leggings of Profound Darkness General Vezax (HM) — (10) Ulduar
Best Leggings of the Enslaved Idol Icon Leggings of the Enslaved Idol Freya (HM) — (25) Ulduar
Best Conqueror's Deathbringer Leggings Icon Conqueror's Deathbringer Leggings Freya — (25) Ulduar

As mentioned at the start of this page, if you want to wear two of your Tier 8 pieces so you can take advantage of the 2-set bonus, then his is mathematically one of the two best slots to achieve this, so for 2-set, you want Conqueror's Deathbringer Leggings Icon Conqueror's Deathbringer Leggings; meanwhile Leggings of Profound Darkness Icon Leggings of Profound Darkness are the best options for pure support as it brings some more spell power and spirit than the Tier 8 legs. Leggings of the Enslaved Idol Icon Leggings of the Enslaved Idol are another amazing pair of pants that are great for pure support since the extra socket, but also great for pure DPS Demo as well.

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Feet

Rank Item Source
Best Boots of Fiery Resolution Icon Boots of Fiery Resolution Flame Leviathan (HM) — (25) Ulduar
Great Treads of the False Oracle Icon Treads of the False Oracle Yogg-Saron (HM) — (25) Ulduar
Great Starlight Treads Icon Starlight Treads Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar

Boots of Fiery Resolution Icon Boots of Fiery Resolution are the best options in this phase. These drop from a Hardmode boss, granted not one of the most difficult ones. Treads of the False Oracle Icon Treads of the False Oracle are a great alternative, but also drop from Hardmode and a harder boss. This leaves Starlight Treads Icon Starlight Treads as another great option that comes from 10-man Algalon the Observer that you can use until you get the big Boots of Fiery Resolution Icon Boots of Fiery Resolution.

13.

Finger

Rank Item Source
Best Support Shimmering Seal Icon Shimmering Seal Flame Leviathan (HM) — (10) Ulduar
Best Support Conductive Seal Icon Conductive Seal Mimiron (HM) — (25) Ulduar
Best Nebula Band Icon Nebula Band Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar
Great Frozen Loop Icon Frozen Loop Hodir — (25) Ulduar

There are a handful of options for rings. Shimmering Seal Icon Shimmering Seal and Conductive Seal Icon Conductive Seal are the best options as they supply the most stats on the rings, while supplying a nice amount of spirit for your Demonic Pact IconDemonic Pact. Nebula Band Icon Nebula Band is a great option to use while waiting for either of your main rings or if you are more pure DPS. Lastly, Frozen Loop Icon Frozen Loop is an excellent ring if you are looking for some hit rating.

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Trinket

Rank Item Source
Best Flare of the Heavens Icon Flare of the Heavens General Vezax (HM) — (25) Ulduar
Best Support Dying Curse Icon Dying Curse Shared Drop — (25) Naxxramas
Best Scale of Fates Icon Scale of Fates Thorim — (25) Ulduar
Great Living Flame Icon Living Flame Sartharion — (25) The Obsidian Sanctum

There are a ton of options for trinkets for Demonology in Phase 2, but the following are the main ones and what you wear depends on your role. Flare of the Heavens Icon Flare of the Heavens is the best one out of all the options, no matter what your role is. Nothing comes close to this in terms of spell power. As for you second trinket, if you are looking to support via Demonic Pact IconDemonic Pact then Dying Curse Icon Dying Curse is your best second option. This still has the most spell power you can gain outside of Flare of the Heavens Icon Flare of the Heavens. If you want more of a DPS role then you will want Scale of Fates Icon Scale of Fates to go with your Flare. Living Flame Icon Living Flame is a good alternative option for those not able to obtain a Dying Curse Icon Dying Curse or patiently waiting for your Flare of the Heavens Icon Flare of the Heavens.

15.

Main Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Starshard Edge Icon Starshard Edge Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar
Great Fusion Blade Icon Fusion Blade Mimiron (HM) — (10) Ulduar
Great Staff of Endless Winter Icon Staff of Endless Winter Hodir (HM) — (25) Ulduar

There are many many options for weapons that drop inside of Ulduar ranging from outstanding to not so great. The following three are the main ones you will want to target. Starshard Edge Icon Starshard Edge is the best choice for weapons as its the strongest of the new weapons. Fusion Blade Icon Fusion Blade is next in line and another great option for weapons. As for the staff, Staff of Endless Winter Icon Staff of Endless Winter is not only a great staff, but comes with an extra socket and more spirit than anything in the game can bring you. This is a great option to wear while waiting for one of the two big main hand weapons we talked about.

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Off Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Support Ironmender Icon Ironmender Kologarn — (25) Ulduar
Best Cosmos Icon Cosmos Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar
Great Leviathan Fueling Manual Icon Leviathan Fueling Manual Flame Leviathan — (25) Ulduar

You have a few really strong options for offhands. Cosmos Icon Cosmos is the best option if you are looking for more personal DPS, while Ironmender Icon Ironmender is the best if you are looking for more support with Demonic Pact IconDemonic Pact.

17.

Wand

Rank Item Source
Best Petrified Ivy Sprig Icon Petrified Ivy Sprig Freya (HM) — (10) Ulduar
Best Scepter of Lost Souls Icon Scepter of Lost Souls General Vezax — (25) Ulduar

You have got two great options for wands in Ulduar. Petrified Ivy Sprig Icon Petrified Ivy Sprig is the best though, and you should aim to get this as soon as possible. It should not be too hard to get as it drops from a rather simple 10-man boss. Scepter of Lost Souls Icon Scepter of Lost Souls is a great alternative if you are having troubles obtaining Petrified Ivy Sprig Icon Petrified Ivy Sprig.

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For a list of recommended enchants in Wrath of the Lich King, check out our Warlock Enchants guide.

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Changelog

  • 17 Jan. 2023: Updated for Phase 2.
  • 19 Oct. 2022: Page added.
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