WotLK Classic Demonology Warlock Pre-Raid Gear
On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Demonology Warlock in WotLK Classic.
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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.
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 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, 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 Pacts. Items marked Best Support are specifically for the pure support Demonology Warlocks.
|Best Support||Forgotten Shadow Hood||Salramm the Fleshcrafter — (H) The Culling of Stratholme|
|Best||Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance||40 Wintergrasp Marks|
|Best||Visage Liquification Goggles||Engineering|
|Great||Hat of Wintry Doom||Tailoring|
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 or Visage Liquification Goggles based upon your Hit Rating.
|Best||Encircling Burnished Gold Chains||25 x Emblem of Heroism|
|Great||Chain of Latent Energies||BoE|
|Great||Titanium Spellshock Necklace||Jewelcrafting|
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.
|Best Support||Runecaster's Mantle||BoE|
|Best||Dark Runic Mantle||BoE|
Runecaster's Mantle is best for support due to the Spirit on it. Dark Runic Mantle is best for personal DPS. Both of these are Bind on Equip and very cheap on the auction house.
|Best Support||Reanimator's Cloak||BoE|
|Good||Ancient Dragon Spirit Cape||Ley-Guardian Eregos — (H) The Oculus|
|Great||Hateful Gladiator's Cloak of Subjugation||38,000 x Honor Points|
Reanimator's Cloak is best for Support, while Deathchill Cloak is best for personal DPS. Note that Deathchill Cloak is expensive and there are many cloak upgrades from raids that will result in you replacing it pretty fast.
|Best Support||Heroes' Plagueheart Robe||80 x Emblem of Heroism|
|Good||Water-Drenched Robe||Ichoron — (H) Violet Hold|
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 is a great alternative and also Bind on Equip, so you can purchase one from the auction house.
|Best Support||Ancestral Sinew Wristguards||Wyrmrest Accord — Revered|
|Best||Cuffs of Winged Levitation||Ley-Guardian Eregos — (H) The Oculus|
|Great||Azure Cloth Bindings||Cyanigosa — (H) Violet Hold|
|Good||Savage Wound Wrap||King Dred — (H) Drak'Tharon Keep|
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 are your best are best for personal DPS.
|Best Support||Gloves of Glistening Runes||Keristrasza — (H) The Nexus|
|Best||Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves||60 x Emblem of Heroism|
Gloves of Glistening Runes are the best gloves if you are support Demonology. Both Spellweave Gloves and Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves are both pretty close in terms of value for personal DPS. Spellweave Gloves brings more stats and Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves brings the 2-set.
|Best Support||Sash of Jordan||BoE|
|Best||Plush Sash of Guzbah||40 x Emblem of Heroism|
|Great||Girdle of Bane||King Ymiron — (H) Utgarde Pinnacle|
Sash of the Servant is the best belt for support Demonology. Plush Sash of Guzbah is best in slot otherwise and is obtained from Emblems of Heroism.
|Best||Woven Bracae Leggings||Loken — (H) Halls of Lightning|
|Great||Breeches of the Caller||Ingvar the Plunderer — (H) Utgarde Keep|
Woven Bracae Leggings are best in slot pants for Demonology. Breeches of the Caller is a great alternative that you can use until you have obtained Woven Bracae Leggings.
|Best||Arcanic Tramplers||BoE from Eye of Eternity|
|Great||Boots of Impetuous Ideals||BoE from Naxxramas|
|Good||Sandals of Crimson Fury||Wyrmrest Accord — Exalted|
While you have few very good options for boots, Arcanic Tramplers will be the best ones. These, along with Boots of Impetuous Ideals are both bind on equip and buyable off of the auction house.
|Best Support||Titanium Spellshock Ring||Jewelcrafting|
|Best||Signet of the Kirin Tor||Harold Winston in Dalaran|
|Best||Band of Guile||Mal'Ganis — (H) The Culling of Stratholme|
|Best||Annhylde's Ring||Ingvar the Plunderer — (H) Utgarde Keep|
|Best||Ring of Northern Tears||Jewelcrafting|
You have multiple ring options to choose from. Titanium Spellshock Ring being the best one for support Demonology. After that, they all come pretty close. 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.
|Best||Sundial of the Exiled||40 x Emblem of Heroism|
|Best||Mark of the War Prisoner||Cyanigosa — (H) Violet Hold|
|Good||Figurine - Twilight Serpent||Jewelcrafting|
|Good||Forge Ember||Halls of Stone|
Sundial of the Exiled and Mark of the War Prisoner are the best in slot trinkets for Demonology. Forge Ember is a very good alternative if you can get it to drop for you. Figurine - Twilight Serpent is also a very strong trinket and excels for Demonology if you are Jewelcrafting.
Main Hand Weapon
|Great||Staff of Draconic Combat||Ley-Guardian Eregos — (H) The Oculus|
|Good||Flameheart Spell Scalpel||Kirin Tor — Revered|
|Good||Cursed Lich Blade||Drak'Tharon Keep|
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 from The Oculus or Flameheart Spell Scalpel after you are Revered with Kirin Tor.
Off Hand Weapon
|Best Support||Handbook of Obscure Remedies||25 x Emblem of Heroism|
|Best||Ward of the Violet Citadel||25 x Emblem of Heroism|
|Best||Faces of Doom||BoE Inscription|
Handbook of Obscure Remedies is your best choice for Offhands as Support Demonology. Otherwise use Ward of the Violet Citadel.
|Best||Wand of the San'layn||Prince Keleseth — (H) Utgarde Keep|
|Best||Wand of Ahn'kahet||Herald Volazj — (H) Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom|
Both Wand of the San'layn and Wand of Ahn'kahet are amazing wands. If you need hit Rating then use Wand of the San'layn, otherwise you can use Wand of Ahn'kahet.
For a list of recommended enchants in Wrath of the Lich King, check out our Warlock Enchants guide.
- 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
- 19 Oct. 2022: Page added.
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