3v3 Destruction Warlock

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This is a guide about how to build Destruction Warlocks for 3v3 . It summarizes what is working for the highest-rated players: stat priority, legendary, trinkets, gems, enchantments, talents, PvP talents, covenants, soulbinds, and conduits.

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Class Destruction Warlock
Activity 3v3
Number of players 50
Highest rating 3009
Lowest rating 2574

Stat Priority

+133
9% Crit
+1047
32% Hast
+274
32% Mast
+1154
29% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the stat priority is:

  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    39
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    6
  3. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    2
  4. Goblin icon.
    G

    Goblin

    1
  5. Void Elf icon.
    V

    Void Elf

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Madness of the Azj'Aqir legendary item icon.
    M

    Madness of the Azj'Aqir - Hands

    47

    Chaos Bolt increases the damage of Chaos Bolt by 25% and reduces the cast time of Chaos Bolt by 20% for 4 sec.

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Feet

    33

    Gain the legendary effect of Decaying Soul Satchel: Each target affected by Soul Rot increases your haste and critical strike chance by 5% for 8 sec.

  3. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Ring

    7

    Gain the legendary effect of Decaying Soul Satchel: Each target affected by Soul Rot increases your haste and critical strike chance by 5% for 8 sec.

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    6

    Gain the legendary effect of Decaying Soul Satchel: Each target affected by Soul Rot increases your haste and critical strike chance by 5% for 8 sec.

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Neck

    4

    Gain the legendary effect of Decaying Soul Satchel: Each target affected by Soul Rot increases your haste and critical strike chance by 5% for 8 sec.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    43

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +126 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 272 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  2. Cosmic Gladiator's Echoing Resolve item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Echoing Resolve

    36

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Duration of incoming crowd control effects increased by 25%. Does not stack with similar effects. When affected, protects from the next spell interruption and crowd control effect, persisting for 12 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  3. Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion

    9

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  4. Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis

    5

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Activate the defenses, absorbing 50% of all Magic damage taken, up to 24,870, persisting for 15 sec. Cosmic damage is fully absorbed. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  5. Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch

    4

    Ilvl 272
    Stats
    +119 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Duration of incoming crowd control effects reduced by 20%. Does not stack with similar effects.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Duelist

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Mantle of the Demon Star item icon.
    M

    Mantle of the Demon Star

    50

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +96 intellect
    +202 stamina
    +87 versatility
    +45 mastery
    Set
    Set: Every 10 Soul Shards spent grants Ritual of Ruin, making your next Chaos Bolt or Rain of Fire consume no Soul Shards and have no cast time.
    Set: When Chaos Bolt or Rain of Fire consumes a charge of Ritual of Ruin, you summon a Blasphemy for 8 sec.
    Rank Elite

  2. Robes of the Demon Star item icon.
    R

    Robes of the Demon Star

    50

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 intellect
    +269 stamina
    +123 haste
    +54 mastery
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Set
    Set: Every 10 Soul Shards spent grants Ritual of Ruin, making your next Chaos Bolt or Rain of Fire consume no Soul Shards and have no cast time.
    Set: When Chaos Bolt or Rain of Fire consumes a charge of Ritual of Ruin, you summon a Blasphemy for 8 sec.
    Rank Elite

  3. Leggings of the Demon Star item icon.
    L

    Leggings of the Demon Star

    50

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 intellect
    +269 stamina
    +115 critical-strike
    +62 versatility
    Set
    Set: Every 10 Soul Shards spent grants Ritual of Ruin, making your next Chaos Bolt or Rain of Fire consume no Soul Shards and have no cast time.
    Set: When Chaos Bolt or Rain of Fire consumes a charge of Ritual of Ruin, you summon a Blasphemy for 8 sec.
    Rank Elite

  4. Horns of the Demon Star item icon.
    H

    Horns of the Demon Star

    47

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 intellect
    +279 stamina
    +77 haste
    +103 mastery
    +77 indestructible
    Gem
    +16 Haste
    Set
    Set: Every 10 Soul Shards spent grants Ritual of Ruin, making your next Chaos Bolt or Rain of Fire consume no Soul Shards and have no cast time.
    Set: When Chaos Bolt or Rain of Fire consumes a charge of Ritual of Ruin, you summon a Blasphemy for 8 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Grasps of the Demon Star item icon.
    G

    Grasps of the Demon Star

    3

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +96 intellect
    +202 stamina
    +39 critical-strike
    +94 haste
    Set
    Set: Every 10 Soul Shards spent grants Ritual of Ruin, making your next Chaos Bolt or Rain of Fire consume no Soul Shards and have no cast time.
    Set: When Chaos Bolt or Rain of Fire consumes a charge of Ritual of Ruin, you summon a Blasphemy for 8 sec.
    Rank Elite

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    192

    +16 Haste

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    25

    +16 Mastery

  3. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    19

    +16 Versatility

  4. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    10

    Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    4

    +5% Movement Speed

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    47

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    3

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    46

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    1

    Enchanted: Eternal Insight

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    50

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    4

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    4

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    81

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    13

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    5

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    48

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    2

    Enchanted: Ascended Vigor

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Flashover talent icon.
      F
      48

      Flashover

      Conflagrate deals 25% increased damage and grants an additional charge of Backdraft.

    2. Eradication talent icon.
      E
      1

      Eradication

      Chaos Bolt increases the damage you deal to the target by 10% for 7 sec.

    3. Soul Fire talent icon.
      S
      1

      Soul Fire

      Burns the enemy's soul, dealing 4,681 Fire damage and applying Immolate. Generates 1 Soul Shard.

    1. Reverse Entropy talent icon.
      R
      50

      Reverse Entropy

      Your spells have a chance to grant you 15% Haste for 8 sec.

    2. Internal Combustion talent icon.
      I
      0

      Internal Combustion

      Chaos Bolt consumes up to 5 sec of Immolate's damage over time effect on your target, instantly dealing that much damage.

    3. Shadowburn talent icon.
      S
      0

      Shadowburn

      Blasts a target for 1,774 Shadowflame damage, gaining 50% critical strike chance on targets that have 20% or less health. Restores 1 Soul Shard and refunds a charge if the target dies within 5 sec.

    1. Dark Pact talent icon.
      D
      50

      Dark Pact

      Sacrifices 20% of your current health to shield you for 250% of the sacrificed health plus an additional 4,895 for 20 sec. Usable while suffering from control impairing effects.

    2. Demon Skin talent icon.
      D
      0

      Demon Skin

      Your Soul Leech absorption now passively recharges at a rate of 0.5% of maximum health every 1 sec, and may now absorb up to 15% of maximum health.

    3. Burning Rush talent icon.
      B
      0

      Burning Rush

      Increases your movement speed by 50%, but also damages you for 4% of your maximum health every 1 sec. Movement impairing effects may not reduce you below 100% of normal movement speed. Lasts until canceled.

    1. Cataclysm talent icon.
      C
      49

      Cataclysm

      Calls forth a cataclysm at the target location, dealing 1,968 Shadowflame damage to all enemies within 8 yards and afflicting them with Immolate.

    2. Inferno talent icon.
      I
      1

      Inferno

      Rain of Fire damage is increased by 20% and has a 20% chance to generate a Soul Shard Fragment.

    3. Fire and Brimstone talent icon.
      F
      0

      Fire and Brimstone

      Incinerate now also hits all enemies near your target for 40% damage and generates 2 Soul Shard Fragments for each additional enemy hit.

    1. Mortal Coil talent icon.
      M
      50

      Mortal Coil

      Horrifies an enemy target into fleeing, incapacitating for 3 sec and healing you for 20% of maximum health.

    2. Darkfury talent icon.
      D
      0

      Darkfury

      Reduces the cooldown of Shadowfury by 15 sec and increases its radius by 2 yards.

    3. Howl of Terror talent icon.
      H
      0

      Howl of Terror

      Let loose a terrifying howl, causing 5 enemies within 10 yds to flee in fear, disorienting them for 20 sec. Damage may cancel the effect.

    1. Rain of Chaos talent icon.
      R
      43

      Rain of Chaos

      While your initial Infernal is active, every Soul Shard you spend has a 15% chance to summon an additional Infernal that lasts 8 sec.

    2. Roaring Blaze talent icon.
      R
      6

      Roaring Blaze

      Conflagrate increases your Immolate, Incinerate, and Conflagrate damage to the target by 25% for 8 sec.

    3. Grimoire of Sacrifice talent icon.
      G
      1

      Grimoire of Sacrifice

      Sacrifices your demon pet for power, gaining its command demon ability, and causing your spells to sometimes also deal 489 additional Shadow damage. Lasts 1 hour or until you summon a demon pet.

    1. Dark Soul: Instability talent icon.
      D
      49

      Dark Soul: Instability

      Infuses your soul with unstable power, increasing your critical strike chance by 30% for 20 sec.

    2. Soul Conduit talent icon.
      S
      1

      Soul Conduit

      Every Soul Shard you spend has a 15% chance to be refunded.

    3. Channel Demonfire talent icon.
      C
      0

      Channel Demonfire

      Launches 15 bolts of felfire over 2.8 sec at random targets afflicted by your Immolate within 40 yds. Each bolt deals 214 Fire damage to the target and 85 Fire damage to nearby enemies.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Demon Armor PvP talent icon.
    D

    Demon Armor

    49

  2. Fel Fissure PvP talent icon.
    F

    Fel Fissure

    39

  3. Nether Ward PvP talent icon.
    N

    Nether Ward

    30

  4. Bonds of Fel PvP talent icon.
    B

    Bonds of Fel

    20

  5. Bane of Havoc PvP talent icon.
    B

    Bane of Havoc

    4

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
4
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
46
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the covenants to pick are:

  1. Night Fae
  2. Necrolord
  3. Kyrian
  4. Venthyr

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    34

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 34

      Grove Invigoration

    2. 34

      Run Without Tiring

    3. 33

      Bonded Hearts

    4. 33

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    5. 32

      Survivor's Rally

    6. 24

      Swift Patrol

    7. 10

      Nature's Splendor

    8. 2

      Called Shot

    9. 1

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

  2. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    12

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 12

      Dream Delver

    2. 12

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 12

      Podtender

    4. 12

      Soothing Voice

    5. 11

      Waking Dreams

    6. 8

      Somnambulist

    7. 4

      Faerie Dust

    8. 1

      Cunning Dreams

  3. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    4

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 4

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 4

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 4

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    4. 4

      Ultimate Form

    5. 4

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 4

      Volatile Solvent

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Ashen Remains conduit icon.
    A

    Ashen Remains

    49

  2. Infernal Brand conduit icon.
    I

    Infernal Brand

    48

  3. Soul Eater conduit icon.
    S

    Soul Eater

    37

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    49

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    8

  3. Accrued Vitality conduit icon.
    A

    Accrued Vitality

    1

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Demonic Momentum conduit icon.
    D

    Demonic Momentum

    43

  2. Shade of Terror conduit icon.
    S

    Shade of Terror

    39

  3. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    10