Destruction Warlock PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 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.

1.

The stat priority for Destruction Warlock in PvP

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

  1. Intellect;
  2. Haste
  3. Versatility
  4. Mastery
  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. Versatility 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.

2.

Gear Recommendations

2.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Destruction 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 4 Tier set bonuses are all nerfed by 50% in PvP scenarios. Destruction Warlock's Destruction Warlock 2pc Icon Destruction Warlock 2pc and Destruction Warlock 4pc Icon Destruction Warlock 4pc are both worth using in Season 4.

  • Head: Grimhorns of the Sinister Savant Icon Grimhorns of the Sinister Savant
  • Neck: Draconic Gladiator's Necklace Icon Draconic Gladiator's Necklace
  • Shoulders: Draconic Gladiator's Silk Mantle Icon Draconic Gladiator's Silk Mantle Tier
  • Cloak: Draconic Gladiator's Drape Icon Draconic Gladiator's Drape
  • Chest: Cursed Robes of the Sinister Savant Icon Cursed Robes of the Sinister Savant Tier
  • Wrists: Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands Icon Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands
  • Hands: Grips of the Sinister Savant Icon Grips of the Sinister Savant Tier
  • Waist: Infurious Binding of Gesticulation Icon Infurious Binding of Gesticulation Embellishment Mettle Icon Mettle
  • Legs: Leggings of the Sinister Savant Icon Leggings of the Sinister Savant Tier
  • Feet: Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers Embellishment Precognition Icon Precognition
  • Ring 1: Draconic Gladiator's Ring Icon Draconic Gladiator's Ring
  • Ring 2: Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight
  • Weapon: Draconic Gladiator's Staff Icon Draconic Gladiator's Staff.
2.2.

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

Draconic Gladiator's Medallion Icon Draconic 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.

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

2.3.

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 Ysemerald Icon Energized Ysemerald.

3.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.5.
  • 09 May 2023: Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 16 Mar. 2023: Updated for DRagonflgiht Patch 10.0.7.
  • 30 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 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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