Demonology Warlock PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Shadowlands / Patch 9.1)

Last updated on Aug 09, 2021 at 10:09 by Mysticall 7 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Demonology Warlock in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Demonology Warlock PvP Guide.

1.

Stat Priority for Demonology Warlocks in PvP

The stat priority for Demonology Warlock in PvP is as follows:

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

Intellect is the best stat in all situations. Versatility is the strongest secondary stat because it increases the damage you deal and reduces the damage you take. Haste is the next strongest secondary stat at all times due to it reducing the Global Cooldown on abilities and reducing your cast time.

2.

Gear Recommendations

2.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Demonology Warlocks want to get trinkets that line up well with Summon Demonic Tyrant Icon Summon Demonic Tyrant. These trinkets can have a passive or on-use effect. The stat you want to be increasing is Intellect. The reason you want to increase Intellect is because it drastically increases your overall damage output. Here is the best gear we recommend you using as a Demonology Warlock.

2.2.

Note: It is important to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will give you a Versatility boost that will increase your damage and healing.

Unchained Gladiator's Medallion Icon Unchained Gladiator's Medallion is a mandatory trinket to have equipped at all times. This allows you to remove any crowd control on yourself. You will normally use this when you are stuck in crowd control and a teammate is at low health. Note, if you play a Human and are playing against a team with only stuns, Unchained Gladiator's Relentless Brooch Icon Unchained Gladiator's Relentless Brooch is a better option.

Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity gives you Haste and has a 1-minute cooldown that increases your primary stat. This is great to use right before you activate a powerful cooldown.

Unchained Gladiator's Emblem Icon Unchained Gladiator's Emblem increases your maximum health when used. This gives you an additional defensive when you think a team will be focusing you.

Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity increases your Haste and has a chance to proc your primary stat. This is an overall strong trinket, as the stat will proc often throughout an arena match.

2.3.

Shards of Domination

Some gear from the Sanctum of Domination raid have a Domination Shard socket. These Shards have various passive effects. To get more information on this gear and sockets, read more on our dedicated page.

Something to note is that these Shards are nerfed by 50% in PvP. Although they do have powerful affects, they are not mandatory to be successful in PvP. With that said, if you do get the chance to use Shards of Domination, here are the best ones for Demonology Warlocks:

2.4.

Gems and Enchants

Here are the best enchants and gems for a Demonology Warlock:

Gem all of your gear with Versatile Jewel Cluster Icon Versatile Jewel Cluster.

3.

Changelog

  • 09 Aug. 2021: Updated recommended gear.
    • Added Shards of Domination section.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: Updated Stat Priority.
  • 06 Dec. 2020: Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 27 Oct. 2020: Removed Corruption sections.
  • 03 Jul. 2020: Updated Corruptions.
    • Added Recommended Corruptions section.
  • 19 May 2020: Updated Corruptions section.
  • 08 Apr. 2020: Updated Recommended Items.
  • 14 Feb. 2020: Several changes made.
    • Updated stat priority.
    • Added Corruption Gear section.
    • Updated Recommended Gear section.
  • 20 Jan. 2020: Updated PvP gear to be Season 4 Corrupted gear.
  • 13 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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