Demonology Warlock DPS Gear and Best in Slot in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Oct 19, 2018 at 11:47 by Motoko 40 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Demonology Warlocks. It lists your best items, with an emphasis on trinkets, and gives you gearing advice.

The other pages of our Demonology Warlock guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Motoko, Warlock main since The Burning Crusade, co-admin in the Warlock Discord, and theorycrafter and contributor for LockOneStopShop.

1. How To Effectively Compare Upgrades as an Demonology Warlock

Due to the simplicity of determining upgrades with a simulation in the current era of the game, we recommend using the popular tool Raidbots to determine which pieces of gear offer the most potential for your character. The main reason why this is a huge advantage is due to the huge number of variables that differ from character to character, such as Azerite Traits, Stat Quotients, and Scale Factors.

The Top Gear function can be especially useful, as it allows you to compare multiple items and item types to find the best combination of upgrades.

Learning to use the tools available will allow you to reach the most accurate conclusions with the least effort. It is highly recommended you avail yourself of these tools, and they will serve you well when evaluating items.

2. Best in Slot Items for Demonology Warlock

2.1. Uldir Best in Slot

Here we have provided a list of the best available items from Uldir, which may be advantageous for players who have little interest in Mythic+ Dungeons or Player vs. Player.

When considering the usage of Seals of Wartorn Fate, it is often best to roll bosses that can provide Azerite Armor.

Slot Item Source
Helm Horrific Amalgam's Hood Icon Horrific Amalgam's Hood Fetid Devourer
Shoulders Amice of Corrupting Horror Icon Amice of Corrupting Horror G'huun
Cloak Fetid Horror's Tanglecloak Icon Fetid Horror's Tanglecloak Fetid Devourer
Chest Robes of the Unraveler Icon Robes of the Unraveler Mythrax the Unraveler
Wrists Void-Lashed Wristband Icon Void-Lashed Wristband Zek'voz
Gloves Mutagenic Protofluid Handwraps Icon Mutagenic Protofluid Handwraps Vectis
Belt Cord of Septic Envelopment Icon Cord of Septic Envelopment G'huun
Legs Leggings of Lingering Infestation Icon Leggings of Lingering Infestation MOTHER
Boots Volatile Walkers Icon Volatile Walkers Taloc
Ring #1 Rot-Scour Ring Icon Rot-Scour Ring MOTHER
Ring #2 Band of Certain Annihilation Icon Band of Certain Annihilation Mythrax the Unraveler
Weapon Tusk of the Reborn Prophet Icon Tusk of the Reborn Prophet Zul
Off-Hand Codex of Imminent Ruin Icon Codex of Imminent Ruin Mythrax the Unraveler

2.2. Dungeon Best in Slot

This list illustrates some of the best available dungeon items for the Demonology Warlock specialization.

Bear in mind that this list is a template rather than an end point. We recommend simming using the Top Gear function to find the best setup for your character, which can depend on factors such as Talents, Azerite Traits, and Stat Distribution.

Many of these items can actually out-perform their "Raid Best in Slot" counterparts, particularly at extremely high item levels or if you are lucky enough to receive a Titanforged version of one of them.

Please refer to the Trinket Simulation section below for details on Trinkets.

Slot Item Source
Helm Grasping Crown of the Deep Icon Grasping Crown of the Deep Viq'Goth (Siege of Boralus)
Shoulders Amice of the Returned Icon Amice of the Returned Gorak Tul (Waycrest Manor)
Cloak Cloak of Questionable Intent Icon Cloak of Questionable Intent Rixxa Fluxflame (The MOTHERLODE!!)
Chest Robes of the Reborn Serpent Icon Robes of the Reborn Serpent Avatar of Sethraliss (Temple of Sethraliss)
Wrists Wraps of Everliving Fealty Icon Wraps of Everliving Fealty Vol'kaal (Atal'Dazar)
Gloves Claw-Slit Brawler's Handwraps Icon Claw-Slit Brawler's Handwraps Jes Howlis (Tol Dagor)
Belt Sailcloth Waistband Icon Sailcloth Waistband Captain Jolly (Freehold)
Legs Rowdy Reveler's Legwraps Icon Rowdy Reveler's Legwraps Coin-Operated Crowd Pummeler (The MOTHERLODE!!)
Boots Sandswept Sandals Icon Sandswept Sandals Adderis and Aspix (Temple of Sethraliss)
Ring #1 Band of the Ancient Dredger Icon Band of the Ancient Dredger Hadal Darkfathom (Siege of Boralus)
Ring #2 Seal of Questionable Loyalties Icon Seal of Questionable Loyalties Captain Jolly (Freehold)
Weapon (Staff) Seabreeze Icon Seabreeze Galecaller Faye (Shrine of the Storm)
Weapon (Main-hand) Wand of Zealous Purification Icon Wand of Zealous Purification Priestess Alun'za (Atal'Dazar)
Off-hand Rattling Jar of Eyes Icon Rattling Jar of Eyes The Sand Queen (Tol Dagor)

3. Azerite Gear for Demonology Warlock

For information about what Azerite traits to choose and what the best items are, see our Azerite page.

4. Trinkets for Demonology Warlock

Azurethos' Singed Plumage Icon Azurethos' Singed Plumage is the best available trinket in virtually all scenarios, providing a large boost to our Haste for decaying amount over a short period of time. The on-use effect also gives the player a great deal of control over the power influx, allowing you to save the proc for the critical moment of the encounter.

Ignition Mage's Fuse Icon Ignition Mage's Fuse is another powerful on-use trinket available from Tol Dagor. The passive Intellect coupled with a potent injection of Haste, on demand, makes it a very desirable pickup for any Demonology Warlock. This trinket should not be used together with Azurethos' Singed Plumage Icon Azurethos' Singed Plumage or any other on-use trinket, however, as the effects of two on-use trinkets cannot be overlapped.

Incessantly Ticking Clock Icon Incessantly Ticking Clock can be extremely powerful at higher item levels, and is the perfect compliment to an on-use trinket in your other slot. The constant stat boosts it provides are powerful in all situations, but feels particularly good during cleave and AoE.

4.1. Trinket Simulations for Demonology Warlock

4.1.1. Single Target

For the complete simulation results, check out

4.1.2. Cleave

For the complete simulation results, check out

5. Changelog

  • 19 Oct. 2018: Split best in slot lists into Raid & Dungeon sections.
  • 26 Aug. 2018: Made small tweaks to the page.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 26 Jul. 2018: Updated the legendary ranking.
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