Destruction Warlock PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Shadowlands / Patch 9.2.5)

Last updated on Jul 30, 2022 at 19:57 by Chanimal 7 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Destruction 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 Destruction Warlock PvP Guide.


The stat priority for Destruction Warlock in PvP

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

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

Intellect is the best stat in all situations. Haste is your best secondary stat to have as it reduces the Global Cooldown on abilities, reduces your cast time, and causes Conflagrate Icon Conflagrate to recharge faster. This will help you cast your Chaos Bolt Icon Chaos Bolt and Fear Icon Fear at a faster rate. Mastery is your second-best stat to have as it increases your damage done as well as making you take less damage, making you more durable.


Gear Recommendations


General Guidelines

In general, Destruction Warlocks want to stack as much Intellect, Haste, and Versatility as possible. Here is the best gear we recommend you using as a Destruction Warlock.


Tier Sets for Destruction Warlocks

The Ritual of Ruin Icon Destruction Warlock 2-Piece bonus makes your next Chaos Bolt Icon Chaos Bolt or Rain of Fire Icon Rain of Fire cost no Shards and be instant cast for every 10 Soul Shards spent. The Avatar of Destruction Icon Destruction Warlock 4-Piece bonus causes you to summon a Blasphemy which is like an Infernal. The tier set bonuses are extremely strong and significantly buffs Destruction Warlocks in Arena.


Note: It is important to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will give you a Intellect boost that will increase your damage and 350 Stamina.

Eternal Gladiator's Medallion Icon Eternal 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 or yourself is at low health.

Eternal Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Eternal Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity is a trinket that increases your Intellect for 15 seconds. This is best used in situations when you are looking to burst and kill the enemy team.


Gems and Enchants

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

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



  • 30 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 02 Mar. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands 9.2.
  • 17 Nov. 2021: Updated for Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Aug. 2021: Updated for Shadowlands Patch 9.1.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: No updates needed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 06 Dec. 2020: Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 20 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: Added Corruption Gear section. Updated Recommended Gear section.
  • 20 Jan. 2020: Updated PvP gear to be Season 4 Corrupted gear.
  • 09 Dec. 2019: Page added.
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