Season of Discovery Demonology Warlock Tank Stat Priority

Last updated on Apr 04, 2024 at 00:00 by Crix 8 comments

On this page, you will find out the optimal PvE stat priority for your Demonology Warlock Tank in WoW Classic - Season of Discovery. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations.


Stat Priority for Demonology Warlocks

  1. Stamina
  2. Armor
  3. Spell Hit
  4. Spell Power
  5. Agility
  6. Intellect
  7. Crit Chance
  8. Spirit

Stats Further Explained



Stamina is the best stat for Warlock Tanks. It gives you more health. And thanks to Demonic Embrace Icon Demonic Embrace you gain even more health per Stamina. You should be looking to gain as much Stamina as possible.



Armor makes you take less melee damage, thus you can see the importance of it. While cloth doesn't have too much armor, our Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis increases our armor by 500%. There will also be tons of new Cloth gear in the game with added armor, made specifically for Warlock tanks, that you will be wanting to obtain.


Spell Hit

Spell hit is by far the most important stat for Warlocks. If you can't hit the target, you can't do damage. You need 16% hit to be hit capped and it's hard to achieve that much Hit, especially early on in the game. The Affliction talent Suppression Icon Suppression gives you 2% Hit per point, up to 5 points for 10% total Hit. However this only works for your Affliction spells, so it doesn't help with your Shadow Cleave Icon Shadow Cleave or your fire spells.


Spell Power

Spell power is important because it makes you deal more damage, more damage means more threat. This can come in the form of Spell damage, Shadow damage and Fire damage. There's not too much spell power you can get at the lower levels, but if you can get it, it's worth it.



Agility gives you a higher chance to dodge as well as more armor. 1 point of Agility is 10 armor. There will also be tons of new Cloth gear in the game with added agility made specifically for Warlock tanks that you will be wanting to obtain. Note that the armor gained from Agility, is not multiplied by the armor bonus from Metamorphosis Icon Metamorphosis



Intellect give you more mana and increases your chance to crit. It's not the biggest stat because we have Life Tap Icon Life Tap, so extra Mana is nice, but not super needed.


Crit Chance

Spells can be critical hits, which means they do 150% of their normal effect. We love to crit and thanks to the Destruction talent Ruin Icon Ruin we do even more damage when we crit.



Spirit increases your out of combat health and Mana regeneration. The only way to make use of Spirit during combat is to follow the 5-second rule and not cast for 5 seconds, which is a rarity in raids. Spirit is not that important since we have Life Tap Icon Life Tap.