Demonology Warlock DPS Stat Priority — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018 at 18:47 by Motoko 42 comments

On this page, you will find out the optimal stat priority for your Demonology Warlock. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations. Our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.

1. The Basics of Stats for Demonology Warlock

The stat priority for a Demonology Warlock is as follows.

1.1. 1 Target

  1. Intellect;
  2. Haste;
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatility
  5. Mastery.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using SimulationCraft.

2. Statistics Explanations for Demonology Warlock

Intellect is your primary stat. You should look for this stat in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Spell Power, which increases the damage of your spells.

Haste influences the cast speed of all your spells, as well as the number of attacks your demons can output before despawning. Haste is overall the most forgiving and desirable stats, as it generates additional resources via Demonic Core Icon Demonic Core and allows for increased Soul Shard generation.

Mastery, through Mastery: Master Demonologist Icon Mastery: Master Demonologist, increases the damage dealt by your demons. It is currently overshadowed by the rest of our secondaries due a combination of relatively low gain per point and our default talent choice in the last row: Sacrificed Souls Icon Sacrificed Souls.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Versatility is a flat-out damage done increase and damage taken reduction.

3. Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 06 Nov. 2018: Updated stats priority and explanation.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 23 Jul. 2018: New sims completed; added a 4-target stat priority for M+ players.
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