WotLK Classic Destruction Warlock Pre-Raid Gear
On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Destruction Warlock in WotLK Classic.
Warlock Pre-Raid Best in Slot Gear
In this guide we go over the different gear available for Destruction 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.
|Best||Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance||40 Wintergrasp Marks|
|Best||Visage Liquification Goggles||Engineering|
Both of these helms are best in slot and chosen based upon your Hit Rating. If you need Hit then use Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance. If you do not need Hit, then use Visage Liquification Goggles.
|Best||Chain of Latent Energies||BoE|
|Great||Encircling Burnished Gold Chains||25 x Emblem of Heroism|
|Good||Titanium Spellshock Necklace||Jewelcrafting|
Chain of Latent Energies is the best choice for necklaces. It has got the same thing as Encircling Burnished Gold Chains, but with more Haste. Encircling Burnished Gold Chains is a great alternative in the meantime that you can get pretty fast with your Emblems of Heroism.
|Best||Dark Runic Mantle||BoE|
Both of these are really good shoulders that are also bind on equip and very cheap on the auction house.
Deathchill Cloak is the best cloak you can get for Destruction. This cloak is heavily statted and is also bind on equip, so you can purchase one off the auction house.
|Best||Heroes' Plagueheart Robe||80 x Emblem of Heroism|
Heroes' Plagueheart Robe are the best option here. It has some much-needed Hit on it and two sockets. You also will need this to connect your Tier 7 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||Cuffs of Winged Levitation||Ley-Guardian Eregos — (H) The Oculus|
|Great||Azure Cloth Bindings||Cyanigosa — (H) Violet Hold|
|Good||Ancestral Sinew Wristguards||Wyrmrest Accord — Revered|
Cuffs of Winged Levitation are the best option for bracers. Both Azure Cloth Bindings and Ancestral Sinew Wristguards are great alternatives to wear while waiting for your Cuffs of Winged Levitation to drop.
|Best||Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves||60 x Emblem of Heroism|
|Good||Gloves of Glistening Runes||Keristrasza — (H) The Nexus|
Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves are the best option for gloves as this will secure your Tier 7 2-piece set bonus. Spellweave Gloves are a better statted and great alternative that you can buy on the auction house to wear while you are waiting to farm up enough Emblems for the tier gloves.
|Best||Plush Sash of Guzbah||40 x Emblem of Heroism|
|Great||Sash of Jordan||BoE|
|Great||Girdle of Bane||King Ymiron — (H) Utgarde Pinnacle|
Plush Sash of Guzbah is the best option for belts. Both Sash of Jordan and Girdle of Bane are great alternatives to wear while waiting to farm up your Emblems.
|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 option for pants. 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||Titanium Spellshock Ring||Jewelcrafting|
|Best||Signet of the Kirin Tor||Harold Winston in Dalaran|
|Best||Ring of Northern Tears||Jewelcrafting|
|Great||Annhylde's Ring||Ingvar the Plunderer — (H) Utgarde Keep|
|Great||Band of Guile||Mal'Ganis — (H) The Culling of Stratholme|
You have multiple ring options to choose from. Signet of the Kirin Tor, Titanium Spellshock Ring, and Ring of Northern Tears all phenomenal choices. These are all bind on equip and they can be costly. Both Band of Guile and Annhylde's Ring are great rings as well and drop in a Heroic.
|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 options for trinkets for Destruction. 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 if you have 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 option for Destruction. 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||Ward of the Violet Citadel||25 x Emblem of Heroism|
|Great||Handbook of Obscure Remedies||25 x Emblem of Heroism|
|Good||Faces of Doom||BoE Inscription|
Ward of the Violet Citadel is the best option here for offhands.
|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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