Demonology Warlock PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Dragonflight 10.2)

Last updated on Nov 06, 2023 at 17:50 by Chanimal 18 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.


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 because it reduces the Global Cooldown on abilities and your cast time.


Gear Recommendations


General Guidelines

In general, Demonology Warlocks want to get gear that gives both Versatility and Haste, with a priority on Versatility. Most PvP pieces from Honor and Conquest will have Versatility and Haste, so these are generally the best items to go for. Currently, the War Mode gear from Bloody Tokens Icon Bloody Tokens has a set bonus. However, this set bonus does not work in PvP content.

Note that the Season 3 Tier set bonuses are all nerfed by 50% in PvP scenarios. Demonology Warlock's Warlock Demonology 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Warlock Demonology 10.2 Class Set 2pc and Warlock Demonology 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Warlock Demonology 10.2 Class Set 4pc are both worth using in Season 3. Note that only the gloves have Versatility on them, and the helmet has the worst stats. As such, the best gear list would be as follows.

  • Head: Verdant Gladiator's Silk Guise Icon Verdant Gladiator's Silk Guise
  • Neck: Verdant Gladiator's Necklace Icon Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
  • Shoulders: Devout Ashdevil's Hatespikes Icon Devout Ashdevil's Hatespikes Tier
  • Cloak: Verdant Gladiator's Drape Icon Verdant Gladiator's Drape
  • Chest: Devout Ashdevil's Razorhide Icon Devout Ashdevil's Razorhide Tier
  • Wrists: Verdant Gladiator's Silk Armbands Icon Verdant Gladiator's Silk Armbands
  • Hands: Devout Ashdevil's Claws Icon Devout Ashdevil's Claws Tier
  • Waist: Infurious Binding of Gesticulation Icon Infurious Binding of Gesticulation Embellishment Mettle Icon Mettle
  • Legs: Devout Ashdevil's Tights Icon Devout Ashdevil's Tights Tier
  • Feet: Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers Embellishment Precognition Icon Precognition
  • Ring 1: Verdant Gladiator's Ring Icon Verdant Gladiator's Ring
  • Ring 2: Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight
  • Weapon: Verdant Gladiator's Staff Icon Verdant Gladiator's Staff.

Demonology Warlock Embellishments

Embelishments are bonuses that can be put on crafted gear. These affects can have a drastic impact on the game. You are only allowed to have 2 Embellishments equipped at the same time. Here are the recommended Embellishments for Demonology Warlocks:

  • Statuette of Foreseen Power Icon Statuette of Foreseen Power. This embellishment makes it so when an interrupt is used on you while you are not casting, you gain Haste and are immune to all crowd control for 4 seconds. Ideally, this is crafted on your boots.
  • Infurious Binding of Gesticulation Icon Infurious Binding of Gesticulation. This Embellished Waist give you a primary stat increase when you successfully interrupt, crowd control, or dispel an enemy.

Note: It is important to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will give you a Intellect boost that will increase your damage and Stamina. Additionally, the duration of CC effects on you will be reduced by 15%.

Verdant Gladiator's Medallion Icon Verdant 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.

Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity is the best offensive trinket to wear. This gives you an Intellect proc, which will boost your damage.


Gems and Enchants

Here are the best enchants and gems for an Affliction Warlock:

  • Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Writ of Speed Icon Enchant Cloak - Writ of Speed
  • Chest: Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
  • Wrist: Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed
  • Belt: Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp
  • Legs: Frozen Spellthread Icon Frozen Spellthread
  • Feet: Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze Icon Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze
  • Rings: Enchant Ring - Devotion of Versatility Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Versatility
  • Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion

Gem all of your gear with Energized Malygite Icon Energized Malygite.



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