Warlock DPS Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on Mar 13, 2020 at 00:00 by Impakt 20 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Pre-Raid content for your Warlock DPS in WoW Classic. For more gearing advice, please refer to our Warlock DPS Gearing and Best in Slot guide.


Warlock Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

This is the gear we recommend for Warlocks, before setting foot in Molten Core or Onyxia's Lair. This guide will assume that you are playing either the SM/Ruin build or the DS/Ruin build for raids, meaning Shadow Bolt Icon Shadow Bolt is your primary source of damage. Because of this, items with +Shadow spell damage, or "of Shadow Wrath" will make up a large portion of your BiS gear. There are numerous sources for items such as this, so do not be afraid to use a piece if you come across it, even if it is not on the list of gear below.

This list contains gear from: dungeons, blue PvP sets (up to rank 10) and reputation gear.

Slot Item Source
  • **Champion's Dreadweave Cowl Icon Champion's Dreadweave Cowl
  • Crimson Felt Hat Icon Crimson Felt Hat
  • *Master's Hat Icon Master's Hat (of Shadow Wrath)
  • *Green Lens Icon Green Lens (of Shadow Wrath)
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 10
  • Magistrate Barthilas in (side-entrance) Stratholme
  • World drop BoE
  • Engineering
  • Orb of the Darkmoon Icon Orb of the Darkmoon
  • Star of Mystaria Icon Star of Mystaria
  • Dark Advisor's Pendant Icon Dark Advisor's Pendant
  • Champion's Dreadweave Spaulders Icon Champion's Dreadweave Spaulders
  • Felcloth Shoulders Icon Felcloth Shoulders
  • *Eternal Spaulders Icon Eternal Spaulders (of Shadow Wrath)
  • Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 10
  • Crafter through Tailoring
  • World drop BoE
  • Side bosses in Scholomance
  • *Archivist Cape Icon Archivist Cape (of Shadow Wrath)
  • *Master's Cloak Icon Master's Cloak(of Shadow Wrath)
  • Amplifying Cloak Icon Amplifying Cloak
  • Spritecaster Cape Icon Spritecaster Cape
  • Archivist Galford in (main-entrance) Stratholme
  • World drop BoE
  • Magister Kalendris in Dire Maul East
  • High Interrogator Gerstahn in Blackrock Depths
  • Robe of the Void Icon Robe of the Void
  • Robe of Winter Night Icon Robe of Winter Night
  • *Master's Vest Icon Master's Vest (of Shadow Wrath)
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
  • *Flameweave Cuffs Icon Flameweave Cuffs (of Shadow Wrath)
  • *Tearfall Bracers Icon Tearfall Bracers (of Shadow Wrath)
  • *Master's Bracers Icon Master's Bracers (of Shadow Wrath)
  • Sublime Wristguards Icon Sublime Wristguards
  • Felcloth Gloves Icon Felcloth Gloves
  • Hands of Power Icon Hands of Power
  • Ban'thok Sash Icon Ban'thok Sash
  • Clutch of Andros Icon Clutch of Andros
  • Defiler's Cloth Girdle Icon Defiler's Cloth Girdle
  • *Master's Belt (of Shadow Wrath)
  • Ok'thor the Breaker in Blackrock Depths
  • Kirtonos the Herald in Scholomance
  • Honored with Arathi Basin reputation
  • World drop BoE
  • Legionnaire's Dreadweave Legguards Icon Legionnaire's Dreadweave Legguards
  • Skyshroud Leggings Icon Skyshroud Leggings
  • Felcloth Pants
  • Maleki's Footwraps Icon Maleki's Footwraps
  • *Master's Boots Icon Master's Boots of Shadow Wrath
  • Omnicast Boots Icon Omnicast Boots
  • Defiler's Cloth Boots Icon Defiler's Cloth Boots
  • Maleki the Pallid in Stratholme (Undead)
  • World drop BoE
  • Golem Lord Argelmach in Blackrock Depths
  • Revered with Arathi Basin reputation
  • Underworld Band Icon Underworld Band
  • Maiden's Circle Icon Maiden's Circle
  • Songstone of Ironforge Icon Songstone of Ironforge (Alliance) / Eye of Orgrimmar Icon Eye of Orgrimmar (Horde)
  • World drop BoE
  • World drop BoE
  • The Princess's Surprise (Alliance) / The Princess Saved? (Horde) in Blackrock Depths
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
  • Burst of Knowledge Icon Burst of Knowledge
  • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Jed Runewatcher in Upper Blackrock Spire
  • General Drakkisath's Demise (Alliance) / For The Horde! in Upper Blackrock Spire
  • Ambassador Flamelash in Blackrock Depths
  • Reward from the quest Harnessing Shadows in Dire Maul
  • Rod of the Ogre Magi Icon Rod of the Ogre Magi
  • Trindlehaven Staff Icon Trindlehaven Staff
  • Blade of the New Moon Icon Blade of the New Moon
  • *Demon Blade Icon Demon Blade (of Shadow Wrath)
  • Witchblade Icon Witchblade
  • Mind Carver Icon Mind Carver
  • Tome of Shadow Force Icon Tome of Shadow Force
  • *Drakestone Icon Drakestone (of Shadow Wrath)
  • Spirit of Aquementas Icon Spirit of Aquementas
  • Alterac Valley Exalted
  • Green Dragon mini-bosses in Sunken Temple
  • It's Dangerous to Go Alone in Un'Goro Crater
  • Skul's Ghastly Touch Icon Skul's Ghastly Touch
  • *Lunar Wand Icon Lunar Wand (of Shadow Wrath)
  • Bonecreeper Stylus Icon Bonecreeper Stylus

*These items have random suffixes. You will be looking for of Shadow Wrath, which gives +Shadow Spell Damage. Since you need both the item and the correct suffix to drop, these are often hard to farm, so make sure you have reasonable alternatives until you can get the correct drop.

**While we are only listing the Horde versions of the PvP set and PvP reputation gear, equivalent versions can be found on the Alliance side, with the same requirements, cost and stats.

You can find more Warlock BiS lists in our dedicated gear hub below.



  • 13 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 12 Feb. 2020: Guide added.
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