Demonology Warlock DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Motoko 21 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Demonology Warlock in World of Warcraft Shadowlands 9.2.5.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic Demonology Warlock gear and best in slot.

1.

Gearing a Demonology Warlock

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Demonology Warlock, this section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

If you have a new piece of gear that you need gems and enchants advice for, you can find everything you need on our dedicated page below.

2.

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 Raidbots tool 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 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.

3.

Droptimizer

The Droptimizer feature from Raidbots lets you identify which dungeons and Raid Bosses you should spend your Bonus Rolls on. It simulates all of the potential upgrades in a raid or a dungeon, and lists the bosses/dungeons by rank order of how much DPS you can expect to gain from bonus rolling on it. We have a guide for it that you can access using the link below.

4.

Tier Set for Demonology Warlock

Patch 9.2 reintroduces Tier Sets in the game providing unique bonuses tailored for each specialisation. For Demonology these bonuses are the following:

Both Malicious Imp-Pact Icon Demonology Warlock 4-Piece and especially the Ripped From the Portal Icon Demonology Warlock 2-Piece will offer an extremely noticeable output increase, in both single target and cleave. Demonology 2 set bonus is probably the strongest upgrade across all the specs and should be prioritised as it is often comparable to the power gain of a 4 pieces.

There are different methods of acquisition for Tier Pieces: the usual Sepulcher of the First Ones bosses alongside the Great Vault weekly reward. A new option is the Creation Catalyst which allows to change a non tier piece into the correspective tier item in the appropriate slot.

4.1.

What slots to equip the Tier Set in For Demonology Warlock

Of the 5 different slots the Tier set pieces will be available in, only 4 are needed to activate the last set bonus, meaning there is some flexibility in how to optimise the gear and what piece to replace with possibly better statted or higher item level options.

Demonology Warlocks in raid will run Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning Icon Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning on Ring slot allowing to opt for Hands off set.

5.

Legendaries for Demonology Warlock

Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning Icon Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning (Finger) is the most important Legendary to craft and is competitive until AoE output is required. It is advisable to craft it with Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste and Missive of Mastery Icon Missive of Mastery.

Afterward, consider crafting Implosive Potential Icon Implosive Potential (Hands) to face more AoE oriented situations such as Fortified week in Mythic+. Grim Inquisitor's Dread Calling Icon Grim Inquisitor's Dread Calling (Neck) is the best Legendary choice for mixed situations, but is behind both Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning Icon Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning and Implosive Potential Icon Implosive Potential in their respective niche.

If you are looking for in-depth explanation on what Legendary to pick for what situation and how to obtain them, read our Legendary page below.

6.

Conduits for Demonology Warlock

6.1.

Best Single-Target Potency Conduits for Demonology Warlock

  1. Borne of Blood Icon Borne of Blood
  2. Tyrant's Soul Icon Tyrant's Soul
  3. Carnivorous Stalkers Icon Carnivorous Stalkers
  4. Fel Commando Icon Fel Commando
6.2.

Best Cleave / AoE Potency Conduits for Demonology Warlock

  1. Borne of Blood Icon Borne of Blood
  2. Carnivorous Stalkers Icon Carnivorous Stalkers when Dreadlash Icon Dreadlash and From the Shadows Icon From the Shadows are talented
  3. Fel Commando Icon Fel Commando

For more info regarding what Conduits to pick for what situation, check our full Covenants, Soulbinds & Conduits page.

7.

Best in Slot Items for Demonology Warlock

7.1.

Sepulcher of the First Ones Best in Slot

Here we have provided a list of the best available items from Sepulcher of the First Ones, which may be advantageous for players who have little interest in Mythic+ dungeons or PvP.

Slot Item Source
Helm Grim-Veiled Hood Icon Grim-Veiled Hood Crafted Legendary with Unity Icon Unity, Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste and Missive of Mastery Icon Missive of Mastery
Neck Worldkiller Iris Icon Worldkiller Iris The Jailer in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Shoulder Mantle of the Demon Star Icon Mantle of the Demon Star Lords of Dread in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Cloak Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Icon Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Lords of Dread in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Chest Robes of the Demon Star Icon Robes of the Demon Star Rygelon in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Wrists Cuffs of the Covert Commander Icon Cuffs of the Covert Commander Lords of Dread in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Gloves Grasps of the Demon Star Icon Grasps of the Demon Star Lihuvim, Principal Architect in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Belt Sash of the Silent Sonata Icon Sash of the Silent Sonata Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Legs Leggings of the Demon Star Icon Leggings of the Demon Star Halondrus the Reclaimer in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Boots Stolen Nathrian Slippers Icon Stolen Nathrian Slippers Artificer Xy'mox in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Ring #1 Rygelon's Heraldric Ring Icon Rygelon's Heraldric Ring Rygelon in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Ring #2 Shadowghast Ring Icon Shadowghast Ring Crafted Legendary with Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning Icon Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning, Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste and Missive of Mastery Icon Missive of Mastery
Main-hand + Off-hand Antumbra, Shadow of the Cosmos Icon Antumbra, Shadow of the Cosmos + Forbidden Truth Icon Forbidden Truth Rygelon + The Jailer in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Trinket 1 Soulletting Ruby Icon Soulletting Ruby The Great Vault or upgrading via Valor. (original source: Kul'tharok in Theater of Pain)
Trinket 2 Infinitely Divisible Ooze Icon Infinitely Divisible Ooze The Great Vault or upgrading via Valor. (original source: Margrave Stradama in Plaguefall)
7.2.

Sacrificed Souls alternative Best in Slot

Because this build does scale better with Versatility and Haste as opposed as Haste and Mastery the gearset is different. If crafting a second Unity Legendary helm with different stats is prohibitive in cost, use the suggested Haste/Mastery above since the difference is not as important.

Slot Item Source
Helm Grim-Veiled Hood Icon Grim-Veiled Hood Crafted Legendary with Unity Icon Unity, Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste, and Missive of Versatility Icon Missive of Versatility
Neck Cabochon of the Infinite Flight Icon Cabochon of the Infinite Flight The Great Vault or upgrading via Valor. (original source: Timecap'n Hooktail in Tazavesh, the Veiled Market)
Shoulder Mantle of the Demon Star Icon Mantle of the Demon Star Lords of Dread in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Cloak Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Icon Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Lords of Dread in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Chest Robes of the Demon Star Icon Robes of the Demon Star Rygelon in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Wrists Grim-Veiled Bracers Icon Grim-Veiled Bracers Crafted Legendary with Balespider's Burning Core Icon Balespider's Burning Core, Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste, and Missive of Versatility Icon Missive of Versatility
Gloves Grasps of the Demon Star Icon Grasps of the Demon Star Lihuvim, Principal Architect in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Belt Kin-Tara's Baleful Cord Icon Kin-Tara's Baleful Cord The Great Vault or upgrading via Valor. (original source: Kin-Tara in Spires of Ascension)
Legs Leggings of the Demon Star Icon Leggings of the Demon Star Halondrus the Reclaimer in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Boots Codebreaker's Cunning Sandals Icon Codebreaker's Cunning Sandals The Great Vault or upgrading via Valor. (original source: Hylbrande in Tazavesh, the Veiled Market)
Ring #1 Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet Icon Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet The Great Vault or upgrading via Valor. (original source: Blightbone in The Necrotic Wake)
Ring #2 Signet of Collapsing Stars Icon Signet of Collapsing Stars The Great Vault or upgrading via Valor. (original source: So'leah in Tazavesh, the Veiled Market)
Main-hand + Off-hand Antumbra, Shadow of the Cosmos Icon Antumbra, Shadow of the Cosmos + Forbidden Truth Icon Forbidden Truth Rygelon + The Jailer in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Trinket 1 Empyreal Ordnance Icon Empyreal Ordnance The Great Vault or upgrading via Valor. (original source: Oryphrion in Spires of Ascension)
Trinket 2 Infinitely Divisible Ooze Icon Infinitely Divisible Ooze The Great Vault or upgrading via Valor. (original source: Margrave Stradama in Plaguefall)
7.3.

Dungeons Best in Slot

Slot Item Source
Helm Depraved Physician's Mask Icon Depraved Physician's Mask Plaguefall
Neck Sin Stained Pendant Icon Sin Stained Pendant Halls of Atonement
Shoulder Mantle of the Demon Star Icon Mantle of the Demon Star Creation Catalyst conversion of another item in this slot
Cloak Drape of Twisted Loyalties Icon Drape of Twisted Loyalties Spires of Ascension
Chest Robes of the Demon Star Icon Robes of the Demon Star Creation Catalyst conversion of another item in this slot
Wrists Contaminated Gauze Wristwraps Icon Contaminated Gauze Wristwraps Theater of Pain
Gloves Grasps of the Demon Star Icon Grasps of the Demon Star Creation Catalyst conversion of another item in this slot
Belt Kin-Tara's Baleful Cord Icon Kin-Tara's Baleful Cord Spires of Ascension
Legs Leggings of the Demon Star Icon Leggings of the Demon Star Creation Catalyst conversion of another item in this slot
Boots Dark Stride Footwraps Icon Dark Stride Footwraps Spires of Ascension
Ring #1 Death God's Signet Icon Death God's Signet De Other Side
Ring #2 Arachnid Cipher Ring Icon Arachnid Cipher Ring Plaguefall
Main-hand + Off-hand Nathrian Ferula Icon Nathrian Ferula Halls of Atonement
Trinket 1 Soulletting Ruby Icon Soulletting Ruby Theater of Pain
Trinket 2 Infinitely Divisible Ooze Icon Infinitely Divisible Ooze Plaguefall
8.

Trinkets for Demonology Warlock

Due to the prevalence of high item level trinkets via Mythic+, raiding, and PvP, there are a variety of suitable options when it comes to trinkets. It is always best to use Raidbots Top Gear to determine what your optimal trinkets are.

In Sepulcher of the First Ones there is only one stand-out option: The First Sigil Icon The First Sigil offers a tremendous burst potential and can be considered in situations where a stronger burst phase is needed.

From dungeons, Inscrutable Quantum Device Icon Inscrutable Quantum Device is by far the most potent trinket, for non-Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning Icon Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning, but becomes somewhat inconsistent in the latter part of a fight, due to stat increase being on a lower priority than other triggers. Infinitely Divisible Ooze Icon Infinitely Divisible Ooze is the best passive trinket, as it benefits from Demonology Mastery and Tyrant aura/Tyrant's Soul Icon Tyrant's Soul Potency Conduit. Soulletting Ruby Icon Soulletting Ruby is the best option, especially paired with Grimoire: Felguard Icon Grimoire: Felguard and Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning Icon Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning. Last mention goes to Empyreal Ordnance Icon Empyreal Ordnance for being the best active choice in Sacrificed Souls builds.

8.1.

Trinket Simulations for Demonology Warlock

8.1.1.

Single Target

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8.1.2.

Cleave

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9.

Changelog

  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Apr. 2022: Updated trinket recommendations.
  • 28 Mar. 2022: Added a Sacrificed Souls gear set.
  • 10 Mar. 2022: Updated trinket section and unity slot.
  • 22 Feb. 2022: Added tier section and created BiS list for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 08 Sep. 2021: Updated trinket section following Forbidden Necromantic Tome change.
  • 26 Aug. 2021: Removed Castle Nathria BiS list, as it is not relevant anymore.
  • 30 Jun. 2021: Added Sanctum of Domination bis list, updated trinket section and shard recommendations.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 30 Apr. 2021: Cleaned up Legendary section.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated BiS list to reflect a new Legendary recommendation, added Valor section.
  • 23 Feb. 2021: Updated trinket section.
  • 28 Dec. 2020: Added Sun King Salvation as another source of drop for the Abominable Anima Spherule weapon token.
  • 04 Dec. 2020: Updated Castle Nathria BiS list, added dungeons BiS list, and updated trinket recommendations.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Added disclaimer about Bloodmallet sims.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated for Shadowlands release, added Legendary and Conduits sections, and Castle Nathria BiS list
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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