Classic Warlock DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Dec 10, 2019 at 19:29 by Impakt 10 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Warlock DPS in WoW Classic.


Warlock Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

Once you hit Level 60, you will want to start getting gear for raiding, PvP, or just to be stronger while you are out exploring the world. This is a list of the best gear to get before stepping into Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair.

One important thing to watch out for is your chance to hit. Remember that you only want to get a 16% increased chance to hit, no more. If you end up getting more than that on your gear, make sure to swap pieces around to ensure that you are not wasting stats.

Another important note for Warlock is that shadow damage is by far your best stat early on. If you find a strong green item that has "of Shadow Wrath" in its name (meaning it offers a ton of +Shadow Damage) then it could very well be worth using as part of your Pre-Raid BiS set.

If you wanted to gear your Warlock for PvP instead, you should head over to our PvP Best in Slot and Gear page, which is linked below.

Slot Item Source
Helm *Green Lens Icon Green Lens (of Shadow Wrath) Crafted through Engineering
Neck Star of Mystaria Icon Star of Mystaria Balnazzar in Stratholme
Shoulders Felcloth Shoulders Icon Felcloth Shoulders Crafted through Tailoring
Back *Archivist Cape Icon Archivist Cape (of Shadow Wrath) Archivist Galford in Stratholme
Chest Robe of the Void Icon Robe of the Void Crafted through Tailoring
Legs Skyshroud Leggings Icon Skyshroud Leggings Highlord Omokk in Lower Blackrock Spire
Staffs Rod of the Ogre Magi Icon Rod of the Ogre Magi Tribute Runs in Dire Maul North
Weapons Blade of the New Moon Icon Blade of the New Moon Immol'thar in Dire Maul West
Off-hands *Drakestone Icon Drakestone (of Shadow Wrath) Drake bosses in Sunken Temple
Wands Skul's Ghastly Touch Icon Skul's Ghastly Touch Skul in Stratholme

*All of these are items that drop with random stats. You will be looking for "Shadow Wrath," which gives +Shadow Damage. This can sometimes be hard to farm, especially when dealing with multiple items, so make sure you have reasonable alternatives until you can get the correct drop.


Warlock Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

Below is the complete BiS list for Warlocks based on what is currently obtainable in WoW Classic. While some classes will want to go for their tier 1 sets, Warlocks unfortunately do not use most of the pieces in your full BiS setup. The tier 1 Warlock set Felheart Raiment is very strong for PvP due to the high amount of stamina on most pieces, but is not as good in PvE. Depending on when you start clearing raids however, you still may want to pick up some pieces anyways since they could still potentially be upgrades over your dungeon or leveling gear.

Additionally, same as for your Pre-Raid BiS setup, high level uncommon (green) quality gear that is "of Shadow Wrath" can sometimes be better than the pieces listed below if they offer lots of +Shadow Damage, especially for the non raid pieces.

Slot Item Source
Helm Nemesis Skullcap Icon Nemesis Skullcap Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair
Neck Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord Ragnaros in Molten Core
Shoulders Felcloth Shoulders Icon Felcloth Shoulders Crafted through Tailoring
Back Sapphiron Drape Icon Sapphiron Drape Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair
Legs Nemesis Leggings Icon Nemesis Leggings Ragnaros in Molten Core
  • Several bosses in Molten Core
  • World drop bind on equip item
Staffs Staff of Dominance Icon Staff of Dominance Golemagg the Incinerator in Molten Core
Weapons Azuresong Mageblade Icon Azuresong Mageblade Golemagg the Incinerator in Molten Core
Off-hands *Drakestone Icon Drakestone (of Shadow Wrath) Drake bosses in Sunken Temple
Wands Skul's Ghastly Touch Icon Skul's Ghastly Touch Skul in Stratholme

Warlock Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Warlock weapons.


Special gear for Warlocks

Some items, which are not powerful enough to be in the best in slot list, have special properties that make them very valuable to acquire for specific encounters or as a weapon swap mid-fight. We will list the most notable special items for the current phase, and their effects and application below.

  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken summons a chicken that attacks your enemies for 1.5 minutes, with a cooldown of 30 minutes. The chicken scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill), and buffs your group with 5% increased Attack Speed through Battle Squawk. This is what makes it well worth using while grouped.
  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling summons a dragon that attacks your enemies for up to 1 minute, with a cooldown of one hour. The dragon scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill) and causes a stacking debuff that increases Fire damage taken, which makes it worth using in later raids to boost Fire Mage damage.
  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is given as a quest reward from completing Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands. While generally undesirable, if you need to run somewhere fast, it can be a useful item to have.
  • Furbolg Medicine Pouch Icon Furbolg Medicine Pouch is sold by Gorn One Eye when you reach Honored status with Timbermaw Hold. This is a great item that you can swap during combat to provide you with a significant 1000 heal over 10 seconds. For comparison's sake, Heavy Runecloth Bandage Icon Heavy Runecloth Bandage heals you for 2000 over 8 seconds, but requires you to channel it, and you cannot take any sort of damage in the channel duration.
  • Tidal Charm Icon Tidal Charm allows you to instantly stun an enemy for 3 seconds. It has a 50% drop chance from Prince Nazjak, who spawns around 25,84 in Arathi Highlands. Due to his very high respawn timer it might be hard to get this trinket, but the stun it provides is a life saver and duel winner.
  • Linken's Boomerang Icon Linken's Boomerang allows you to potentially disarm or stun an enemy when used, which makes it useful in certain scenarios, especially in PvP. Its rewarded from the Un'Goro Crater quest It's Dangerous to Go Alone.
  • Luffa Icon Luffa removes a bleed effect, such as Garrote Icon Garrote, from yourself when used. You get this item from the Searing Gorge quest Incendosaurs? Whateverosaur is More Like It.
  • Crystal of Zin-Malor Icon Crystal of Zin-Malor allows you to kill yourself easily, and you do not get durability loss if you die from its effect. This can occasionally be useful, such as when you regret getting on a fly path after you are already flying or if you need to talk with the Blackrock Depths key ghost NPC. You get it from starting the quest Tormented By the Past.


  • 10 Dec. 2019: Added link to PvP BiS page.
  • 05 Nov. 2019: Added Raid BiS list.
  • 22 Oct. 2019: Updated Pre-Raid BiS to include Dire Maul.
  • 23 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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