Destruction Warlock DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Motoko 55 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Destruction Warlock in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Destruction Warlock gear and best in slot.

1.

Gearing a Destruction Warlock

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Destruction Warlock; this section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

If you have a new piece of gear for which you need gems and enchant advice, you can find everything on our dedicated page below.

2.

How To Effectively Compare Upgrades as an Destruction Warlock

Due to the simplicity of determining upgrades with a simulation in the current game era, we recommend using the popular Raidbots tool to decide which pieces of gear offer the most potential for your character. The main reason why this is a considerable advantage is due to the vast number of variables that differ from character to character, such as Stat Quotients and Scale Factors.

The Top Gear function can be handy, as it allows you to compare multiple items and item types to find the best combination of upgrades.

Learning to use the tools available will allow you to reach the most accurate conclusions with the least effort. It is highly recommended that you avail yourself of these tools, which will serve you well when evaluating items.

3.

Droptimizer

The Droptimizer feature from Raidbots lets you identify which dungeons and Raid Bosses you should spend your Bonus Rolls on. It simulates all of the potential upgrades in a raid or a dungeon, and lists the bosses/dungeons by rank order of how much DPS you can expect to gain from bonus rolling on it. We have a guide for it that you can access using the link below.

4.

Destruction Warlock Gear Upgrades in Dragonflight Season 4

With Season 4 Fated raids providing 3 different raids worth of high item level loot, alongside crafted gear and Mythic+ sources it can be difficult to prioritize where to allocate the limited amount of Awakened Crests, and is instead a path that originates from what gear has been acquired each week.

Listed Below are some guidelines defining the importance of each individual upgrades:

     
  1. Embellishment offers the most reliable upgrades, coming from crafted  items and offering good scaling for those effects;
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  3. High stat tier pieces (Helm, Chest, Legs);
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  5. Weapons and trinket, which for the most part are tied to Amirdrassil  weeks.

For more information on the new Gear Upgrades system, check out our dedicated page for it below.

 

As with Valor, the cost to upgrade scales differs per slot but now also increases quickly as item levels go up.

5.

Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Destruction Warlock

Season 4 offers a way to target specific, powerful items with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion. Here are the best items to spend your Bullions on in Dragonflight Season 4.

     
  1. Belor'relos, the Suncaller Icon Belor'relos, the Suncaller is arguably the best caster trinket,  capable of output in both single and multitarget, while also synergising  with another item listed below;
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  3. Nymue's Unraveling Spindle Icon Nymue's Unraveling Spindle the second-best trinket, especially  relevant in single target, and also another item sought after by  many;
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  5. Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen a rare drop and the best single target ring  provided the spec has some source of Fire damage, which can be obtained  through trinket and embellishment;
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  7. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle the only weapon to sport both  secondaries and an active ability on top;
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  9. Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star offensive-oriented item, which sacrifices  stamina in favor of more secondary stats through a proc
 
  
6.

BiS Gear for Destruction Warlock

  
  Overall BiS List   Mythic+ Gear BiS List   Raid Gear BiS List   
 
7.

BiS List for Destruction Warlock

The list contains the highest DPS options in each slot from any source and should be considered the end goal of gearing for single target output.

Crafted items are used to supplement either lower item level or items with worse secondary stats selection and distribution.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               
SlotItemSource
HelmLost Scholar's Timely Hat Icon Lost Scholar's Timely Hat (528)Larodar in Amirdrassil
NeckTerros's Captive Core Icon Terros's Captive Core (528)Terros in Vault of the Incarnates
ShoulderAmice of the Sinister Savant Icon Amice of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst or Dreadful Synchronous Timestrand Icon Dreadful Synchronous Timestrand bosses
CloakVoice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535)Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus
ChestCursed Robes of the Sinister Savant Icon Cursed Robes of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst or Dreadful Fleeting Hourglass Icon Dreadful Fleeting Hourglass bosses
WristsVibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps (525)Crafted by Tailoring with Haste/Mastery. Embellished with   Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining
GlovesGrips of the Sinister Savant Icon Grips of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst or Dreadful Quickened Bronzestone Icon Dreadful Quickened Bronzestone bosses
BeltSash of Abandoned Hope Icon Sash of Abandoned Hope (528)Kazzara in Aberrus
LegsLeggings of the Sinister Savant Icon Leggings of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst or Dreadful Ephemeral Hypersphere Icon Dreadful Ephemeral Hypersphere bosses
BootsVibrant Wildercloth Slippers Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers (525)Crafted by Tailoring with Haste/Mastery. Embellished with   Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining
Ring #1Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty (535)Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Ring #2Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528)Eranog in Vault of the Incarnates
Main-hand + Off-handDreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle (528)Nymue in Amirdrassil
Trinket 1Nymue's Unraveling Spindle Icon Nymue's Unraveling Spindle (528)Nymue in Amirdrassil
Trinket 2Belor'relos, the Suncaller Icon Belor'relos, the Suncaller (528)Tindral in Amirdrassil
7.

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Destruction Warlock

The following list contains gear exclusively from Mythic+ Dungeons and Crafted items and, therefore, is aimed at those who have no access to raiding due to various reasons.

Lastly, the latest tier set is taken into account, as it is the foundation for the whole gearing process. In situations where the Catalyst is not yet available, such as the first 5 weeks of a tier, consider running the previous tier 4 pieces, as it should still provide more DPS than a higher item level equivalent without set bonuses.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               
SlotItemSource
HelmGrimhorns of the Sinister Savant Icon Grimhorns of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst
NeckBromach's Disentombed Locket Icon Bromach's Disentombed Locket (528)Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr
ShoulderAmice of the Sinister Savant Icon Amice of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst
CloakFireproof Drape Icon Fireproof Drape (528)Ruby Life Pools
ChestCursed Robes of the Sinister Savant Icon Cursed Robes of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst
WristsVibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps (525)Crafted by Tailoring with Haste/Mastery. Embellished with   Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining
GlovesGrips of the Sinister Savant Icon Grips of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst
BeltSky Saddle Cord Icon Sky Saddle Cord (528)Ruby Life Pools
LegsDevout Ashdevil's Tights Icon Devout Ashdevil's Tights (528)Revival Catalyst
BootsVibrant Wildercloth Slippers Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers (525)Crafted by Tailoring with Haste/Mastery. Embellished with   Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining
Ring #1Unstable Arcane Loop Icon Unstable Arcane Loop (528)The Azure Vault
Ring #2Scalebane Signet Icon Scalebane Signet (528)Neltharus
Main-hand + Off-handFinal Grade Icon Final Grade (528)Algeth'ar Academy
Trinket 1Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power (528)The Azure Vault
Trinket 2Furious Ragefeather Icon Furious Ragefeather (528)The Nokhud Offensive
7.

Raid Gear BiS List for Destruction Warlock

The list contains the highest DPS setup available using exclusively gear from the Raids, without craftable items.

As such, it is mostly useful for informing your organized guild of what loot is optimal for you for loot distribution purposes.

Consider supplementing the list with the crafted gear present in the Overall BiS List tab in the event that running Mythic+ does not appeal to you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               
SlotItemSource
HelmLost Scholar's Timely Hat Icon Lost Scholar's Timely Hat (528)Larodar in Amirdrassil
NeckTerros's Captive Core Icon Terros's Captive Core (528)Terros in Vault of the Incarnates
ShoulderAmice of the Sinister Savant Icon Amice of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst or Dreadful Synchronous Timestrand Icon Dreadful Synchronous Timestrand bosses
CloakVoice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535)Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus
ChestCursed Robes of the Sinister Savant Icon Cursed Robes of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst or Dreadful Fleeting Hourglass Icon Dreadful Fleeting Hourglass bosses
WristsVibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps (525)Crafted by Tailoring with Haste/Mastery. Embellished with   Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining
GlovesGrips of the Sinister Savant Icon Grips of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst or Dreadful Quickened Bronzestone Icon Dreadful Quickened Bronzestone bosses
BeltSash of Abandoned Hope Icon Sash of Abandoned Hope (528)Kazzara in Aberrus
LegsLeggings of the Sinister Savant Icon Leggings of the Sinister Savant (528)Revival Catalyst or Dreadful Ephemeral Hypersphere Icon Dreadful Ephemeral Hypersphere bosses
BootsVibrant Wildercloth Slippers Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers (525)Crafted by Tailoring with Haste/Mastery. Embellished with   Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining
Ring #1Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty (535)Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Ring #2Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528)Eranog in Vault of the Incarnates
Main-hand + Off-handDreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle (528)Nymue in Amirdrassil
Trinket 1Nymue's Unraveling Spindle Icon Nymue's Unraveling Spindle (528)Nymue in Amirdrassil
Trinket 2Belor'relos, the Suncaller Icon Belor'relos, the Suncaller (528)Tindral in Amirdrassil
6.1.

Crafted Gear & Embellishments

The newly revamped crafting system gives players access to an alternate avenue of gearing, one which offers unique embellishment, which is limited to two equipped at any time.

Spark of Dreams Icon Spark of Dreams will remain the main limiting factor when crafting high-end gear, as it can be acquired once every two weeks by combining two Splintered Spark of Dreams Icon Splintered Spark of Dreams and 250 Flightstones Icon Flightstones.

At the start of a tier, it will be possible to craft two pieces (the first from the initial quest and the second from the initial bi-weekly reward).

It is essential to understand that your individual crafting strategy depends heavily on the kind of progress and therefore drops available, the speed at which you progress through the content and whatever drop you can obtain early. As a result, there will not be a single best path, instead listed below will be some guidelines:

The best option overall, regardless of target count is double Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining assuming at least 50% uptime. For situations where that is not the case (few raid encounters with constant damage spikes) Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch offers the second-highest single target damage increase.

6.2.

Tier Set for Destruction Warlock

In Dragonflight season 4 Destruction Warlock sees the return of Season 1 tier set with the following bonuses:

     
  • Destruction Warlock 2pc Icon Destruction Warlock 2pc: Consuming Soul Shards has a  chance to grant you Chaos Maelstrom, increasing your critical strike chance  by 15% for 10 seconds.
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  • Destruction Warlock 4pc Icon Destruction Warlock 4pc: Your critical strikes deal  212% damage instead of the usual 200%.

Both bonuses offer a talent-agnostic passive damage increase.

It is important to note that achieving the Destruction Warlock 4pc Icon Destruction Warlock 4pc is a higher gain than having the set on the sub-optimal slots.

That said, the ideal setup has the Helm as the offset piece due an overall better stat distribution.

6.3.

Weapons for Destruction Warlock

Two weapons stand out, and both are staves:Final Grade Icon Final Grade and Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle, dropping respectively from Algeth'ar Academy and Nymue in Amirdrassil.

6.4.

Trinkets for Destruction Warlock

Due to the prevalence of high item level trinkets via Mythic+, raiding, and PvP, there are various suitable options for trinkets. It is always best to use Raidbots Top Gear to determine what your optimal trinkets are.

From Raids Nymue's Unraveling Spindle Icon Nymue's Unraveling Spindle and Belor'relos, the Suncaller Icon Belor'relos, the Suncaller are the overall best trinkets.

From dungeons any combination of Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power, Furious Ragefeather Icon Furious Ragefeather, Idol of Pure Decay Icon Idol of Pure Decay, Irideus Fragment Icon Irideus Fragment and Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart Icon Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart will work.

6.5.

Trinket Simulations for Destruction Warlock

DISCLAIMER: sims are currently being developed; therefore, take the following charts with a grain of salt.

6.5.1.

Single Target

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6.5.2.

Cleave

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7.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4 launch.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Updated trinket section for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 07 Nov. 2023: Embellishment recommendations updated after Undulating Sporecloak has been annihilated.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated Gear recommendations for Patch 10.2 and Season 3.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reformat of the page with BiS tables and section updates.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 24 Mar. 2023: Updated Onyx Annulet section to account for live hotfixes.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Added Patch 10.0.7 new ring section. .
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 13 Dec. 2022: Updated Embellishment recommendations.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Season 1 launch.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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