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Destruction Warlock DPS Azerite Traits/Powers and Armor in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 30, 2018 at 05:33 by Furty 47 comments

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General Information

Pick up the Azerite gear with the best traits for your Destruction Warlock and learn about the Heart of Azeroth. This page is updated for World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1.

For more information about the Heart of Azeroth Icon Heart of Azeroth, please read our Hearth of Azeroth guide.

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

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Tabula Rasa. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

1. Best Azerite Traits for Destruction Warlock

Azerite Trait priority can change based on a variety of factors, and your Azerite Traits can also influence many other priorities for your character, such as Stat Priority. For this reason, we always recommend simming your own trait priority or Azerite upgrades using Raidbots to get the most accurate answer possible.

2. Azerite Trait Rankings for Destruction Warlock

2.1. Single Target

2.1.1. Outer Ring

Crashing Chaos_34011388+3.77%
Thunderous Blast_34011377+3.67%
Laser Matrix_34011332+3.26%
Dagger in the Back_34011309+3.05%
Blightborne Infusion_34011287+2.85%
Champion of Azeroth_34011275+2.74%
Rezans Fury_34011263+2.63%
Tidal Surge_34011251+2.52%
Filthy Transfusion_34011240+2.42%
Swirling Sands_34011233+2.35%
Unstable Catalyst_34011214+2.18%
Tradewinds_34011210+2.15%
Bursting Flare_34011197+2.03%
Incite the Pack_34011195+2.01%
Secrets of the Deep_34011192+1.98%
The original results can be found on raidbots.com

2.1.2. Middle Ring

Overwhelming Power_34011115+1.29%
Heed My Call_34011099+1.14%
Gutripper_34011087+1.03%
Elemental Whirl_34011079+0.96%
Unstable Flames_34011076+0.93%
Blood Siphon_34011062+0.8%
Earthlink_34011060+0.78%
Azerite Globules_34011059+0.77%
Destruction Azerite 1T10974 
The original results can be found on raidbots.com

2.2. 3 Targets

2.2.1. Outer Ring

Rolling Havoc_34016760+3.64%
Barrage Of Many Bombs_34016715+3.35%
Blightborne Infusion_34016656+2.99%
Swirling Sands_34016599+2.64%
Champion of Azeroth_34016598+2.63%
Thunderous Blast_34016574+2.48%
Unstable Catalyst_34016559+2.39%
Laser Matrix_34016529+2.21%
Tradewinds_34016527+2.19%
Accelerant_34016515+2.12%
Dagger in the Back_34016515+2.12%
Sylvanas Resolve_34016515+2.12%
Secrets of the Deep_34016514+2.11%
Bursting Flare_34016494+1.99%
Incite the Pack_34016492+1.98%
The original results can be found on raidbots.com

2.2.2. Middle Ring

Azerite Globules_34016389+1.35%
Heed My Call_34016368+1.22%
Overwhelming Power_34016351+1.12%
Unstable Flames_34016324+0.95%
Elemental Whirl_34016318+0.92%
Earthlink_34016307+0.85%
Blood Siphon_34016295+0.77%
Gutripper_34016284+0.71%
Destruction Azerite 3T16170 
The original results can be found on raidbots.com

3. Azerite Traits for Destruction Warlock

Here is a list of the Destruction-specific Azerite traits:

4. Azerite Traits Rotation Changes and Details for Destruction Warlock

Some of your Azerite Traits in Battle For Azeroth can have a small effect on your rotation. They generally do not change the fundamentals, but they allow you to use their effects to squeeze just a little bit more damage out than your competition.

  • Flashpoint Icon Flashpoint can be a potent trait when there are plenty of new targets, allowing you to constantly take advantage of the Haste buff.
  • Always aim to maximize number of globals during Havoc Icon Havoc if you are using Rolling Havoc Icon Rolling Havoc, as the Intellect buff can be quite powerful on high stacks.

5. Relative Strength of Azerite Traits for Destruction Warlock

Azerite Trait priority can change based on a variety of factors, and your Azerite Traits can also influence many other priorities for your character, such as Stat Priority. For this reason, we always recommend simming your own trait priority or Azerite upgrades using Raidbots to get the most accurate answer possible.

6. Find Azerite Armor By Trait/Power

In the table below, you can see all of the Azerite gear available to your Destruction Warlock. By using the + button located next to each item, you can expand the list of Azerite powers that this item possesses (to collapse the list, simply click the - button).

If you want to filter items according to the powers that they offer, you can use the filters below.

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7. ChangeLog

  • 30 Aug. 2018: Updated Azerite rankings. New sims added, with Raidbots links.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 07 Aug. 2018: Page added.
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