Demonology Warlock DPS Stat Priority in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 13, 2018 at 08:57 by Furty 40 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Demonology Warlocks in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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

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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 ≅ Mastery;
  4. Versatility.

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. Mastery has great synergy with Haste, as Haste generates more demons while Mastery beefs them up.

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

  • 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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