WotLK Classic Demonology Warlock Pre-Raid Gear

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On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Demonology Warlock in WotLK Classic.

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Warlock Pre-Raid Best in Slot Gear

In this guide we go over the different gear available for Demonology Warlocks before entering Raids in Wrath of the Lich King Classic. We will offer multiple different pieces as some can be expensive or very rare to obtain. Some slots have multiple "best" items that can change depending on your other gear choices.

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Gearing as Support Demonology vs Personal DPS Demonology

There are two types of Demonology Warlocks. First, you have the ones who are purely there for support; their 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 their own personal DPS. On the contrary, you have the guys who are not there to buff the raid and are there to just deal as much damage they possibly can. 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 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. There are some gear sets where you can sacrifice a good chunk of hit, but get an even bigger amount of Spell Power or Spirit, thus giving up a good bit of personal DPS in return for some bigger Demonic Pact IconDemonic Pacts. Items marked Best Support are specifically for the pure support Demonology Warlocks.

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Rank Item Source
Best Support Forgotten Shadow Hood Icon Forgotten Shadow Hood Salramm the Fleshcrafter — (H) The Culling of Stratholme
Best Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance Icon Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance 40 Wintergrasp Marks
Best Visage Liquification Goggles Icon Visage Liquification Goggles Engineering
Great Hat of Wintry Doom Icon Hat of Wintry Doom Tailoring

Forgotten Shadow Hood Icon Forgotten Shadow Hood is the best helm for support Demonology due to the Spirit on it. If you are going for personal DPS, then choose either Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance Icon Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance or Visage Liquification Goggles Icon Visage Liquification Goggles based upon your Hit Rating.

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Necklace

Rank Item Source
Best Encircling Burnished Gold Chains Icon Encircling Burnished Gold Chains 25 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Great Chain of Latent Energies Icon Chain of Latent Energies BoE
Great Titanium Spellshock Necklace Icon Titanium Spellshock Necklace Jewelcrafting

Encircling Burnished Gold Chains Icon Encircling Burnished Gold Chains is your best choice due to the Spirit and Hit on it and you will end up getting it pretty fast with your Emblems of Heroism.

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Shoulder

Rank Item Source
Best Support Runecaster's Mantle Icon Runecaster's Mantle BoE
Best Dark Runic Mantle Icon Dark Runic Mantle BoE

Runecaster's Mantle Icon Runecaster's Mantle is best for support due to the Spirit on it. Dark Runic Mantle Icon Dark Runic Mantle is best for personal DPS. Both of these are Bind on Equip and very cheap on the auction house.

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Back

Rank Item Source
Best Support Reanimator's Cloak Icon Reanimator's Cloak BoE
Best Deathchill Cloak Icon Deathchill Cloak Tailoring
Good Ancient Dragon Spirit Cape Icon Ancient Dragon Spirit Cape Ley-Guardian Eregos — (H) The Oculus
Great Hateful Gladiator's Cloak of Subjugation Icon Hateful Gladiator's Cloak of Subjugation 38,000 x Honor Points Icon Honor Points

Reanimator's Cloak Icon Reanimator's Cloak is best for Support, while Deathchill Cloak Icon Deathchill Cloak is best for personal DPS. Note that Deathchill Cloak Icon Deathchill Cloak is expensive and there are many cloak upgrades from raids that will result in you replacing it pretty fast.

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Chest

Rank Item Source
Best Support Heroes' Plagueheart Robe Icon Heroes' Plagueheart Robe 80 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Great Spellweave Robe Icon Spellweave Robe Tailoring
Good Water-Drenched Robe Icon Water-Drenched Robe Ichoron — (H) Violet Hold

Heroes' Plagueheart Robe Icon Heroes' Plagueheart Robe are best for both Support and Personal DPS. It also has some much-needed Hit on it and two sockets. You also will need this to connect your 4-piece set bonus. Spellweave Robe Icon Spellweave Robe is a great alternative and also Bind on Equip, so you can purchase one from the auction house.

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Wrist

Rank Item Source
Best Support Ancestral Sinew Wristguards Icon Ancestral Sinew Wristguards Wyrmrest AccordRevered
Best Cuffs of Winged Levitation Icon Cuffs of Winged Levitation Ley-Guardian Eregos — (H) The Oculus
Great Azure Cloth Bindings Icon Azure Cloth Bindings Cyanigosa — (H) Violet Hold
Good Savage Wound Wrap Icon Savage Wound Wrap King Dred — (H) Drak'Tharon Keep

Ancestral Sinew Wristguards Icon Ancestral Sinew Wristguards are your best in slot bracers for Support Demo and are also easy to obtain, since you will need Exalted with the same reputation for your Boot. Cuffs of Winged Levitation Icon Cuffs of Winged Levitation are your best are best for personal DPS.

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Hands

Rank Item Source
Best Support Gloves of Glistening Runes Icon Gloves of Glistening Runes Keristrasza — (H) The Nexus
Best Spellweave Gloves Icon Spellweave Gloves Tailoring
Best Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves Icon Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves 60 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism

Gloves of Glistening Runes Icon Gloves of Glistening Runes are the best gloves if you are support Demonology. Both Spellweave Gloves Icon Spellweave Gloves and Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves Icon Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves are both pretty close in terms of value for personal DPS. Spellweave Gloves Icon Spellweave Gloves brings more stats and Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves Icon Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves brings the 2-set.

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Waist

Rank Item Source
Best Support Sash of Jordan Icon Sash of Jordan BoE
Best Plush Sash of Guzbah Icon Plush Sash of Guzbah 40 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Great Girdle of Bane Icon Girdle of Bane King Ymiron — (H) Utgarde Pinnacle

Sash of the Servant Icon Sash of the Servant is the best belt for support Demonology. Plush Sash of Guzbah Icon Plush Sash of Guzbah is best in slot otherwise and is obtained from Emblems of Heroism.

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Legs

Rank Item Source
Best Woven Bracae Leggings Icon Woven Bracae Leggings Loken — (H) Halls of Lightning
Great Breeches of the Caller Icon Breeches of the Caller Ingvar the Plunderer — (H) Utgarde Keep

Woven Bracae Leggings Icon Woven Bracae Leggings are best in slot pants for Demonology. Breeches of the Caller Icon Breeches of the Caller is a great alternative that you can use until you have obtained Woven Bracae Leggings Icon Woven Bracae Leggings.

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Feet

Rank Item Source
Best Arcanic Tramplers Icon Arcanic Tramplers BoE from Eye of Eternity
Great Boots of Impetuous Ideals Icon Boots of Impetuous Ideals BoE from Naxxramas
Good Sandals of Crimson Fury Icon Sandals of Crimson Fury Wyrmrest AccordExalted

While you have few very good options for boots, Arcanic Tramplers Icon Arcanic Tramplers will be the best ones. These, along with Boots of Impetuous Ideals Icon Boots of Impetuous Ideals are both bind on equip and buyable off of the auction house.

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Finger

Rank Item Source
Best Support Titanium Spellshock Ring Icon Titanium Spellshock Ring Jewelcrafting
Best Signet of the Kirin Tor Icon Signet of the Kirin Tor Harold Winston in Dalaran
Best Band of Guile Icon Band of Guile Mal'Ganis — (H) The Culling of Stratholme
Best Annhylde's Ring Icon Annhylde's Ring Ingvar the Plunderer — (H) Utgarde Keep
Best Ring of Northern Tears Icon Ring of Northern Tears Jewelcrafting

You have multiple ring options to choose from. Titanium Spellshock Ring Icon Titanium Spellshock Ring being the best one for support Demonology. After that, they all come pretty close. Signet of the Kirin Tor Icon Signet of the Kirin Tor is a strong ring that you can upgrade as the phases go by, however it is pretty expensive, considering you will replace all of these rings pretty fast as soon as you start raiding.

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Trinket

Rank Item Source
Best Sundial of the Exiled Icon Sundial of the Exiled 40 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Best Mark of the War Prisoner Icon Mark of the War Prisoner Cyanigosa — (H) Violet Hold
Good Figurine - Twilight Serpent Icon Figurine - Twilight Serpent Jewelcrafting
Good Forge Ember Icon Forge Ember Halls of Stone

Sundial of the Exiled Icon Sundial of the Exiled and Mark of the War Prisoner Icon Mark of the War Prisoner are the best in slot trinkets for Demonology. Forge Ember Icon Forge Ember is a very good alternative if you can get it to drop for you. Figurine - Twilight Serpent Icon Figurine - Twilight Serpent is also a very strong trinket and excels for Demonology if you are Jewelcrafting.

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Main Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Titansteel Spellblade Icon Titansteel Spellblade Blacksmithing
Great Staff of Draconic Combat Icon Staff of Draconic Combat Ley-Guardian Eregos — (H) The Oculus
Good Flameheart Spell Scalpel Icon Flameheart Spell Scalpel Kirin TorRevered
Good Cursed Lich Blade Icon Cursed Lich Blade Drak'Tharon Keep

Titansteel Spellblade Icon Titansteel Spellblade is the best in slot weapon for Demonology. This is a bind on equip main hand weapon that you can buy off the auction house for a hefty amount of gold. If you do not want to spend gold on a weapon, then we suggest picking up a Staff of Draconic Combat Icon Staff of Draconic Combat from The Oculus or Flameheart Spell Scalpel Icon Flameheart Spell Scalpel after you are Revered with Kirin Tor.

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Off Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Support Handbook of Obscure Remedies Icon Handbook of Obscure Remedies 25 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Best Ward of the Violet Citadel Icon Ward of the Violet Citadel 25 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Best Faces of Doom Icon Faces of Doom BoE Inscription

Handbook of Obscure Remedies Icon Handbook of Obscure Remedies is your best choice for Offhands as Support Demonology. Otherwise use Ward of the Violet Citadel Icon Ward of the Violet Citadel.

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Wand

Rank Item Source
Best Wand of the San'layn Icon Wand of the San'layn Prince Keleseth — (H) Utgarde Keep
Best Wand of Ahn'kahet Icon Wand of Ahn'kahet Herald Volazj — (H) Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom

Both Wand of the San'layn Icon Wand of the San'layn and Wand of Ahn'kahet Icon Wand of Ahn'kahet are amazing wands. If you need hit Rating then use Wand of the San'layn Icon Wand of the San'layn, otherwise you can use Wand of Ahn'kahet Icon Wand of Ahn'kahet.

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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

  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 19 Oct. 2022: Page added.
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