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 24
Highest rating 3014
Lowest rating 2100

Stat Priority

+13
5% Crit
+845
26% Hast
+94
21% Mast
+1311
32% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 24 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 24 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    14
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    3
  3. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    2
  4. Void Elf icon.
    V

    Void Elf

    1
  5. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 24 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Shard of Annihilation legendary item icon.
    S

    Shard of Annihilation - Legs

    17

    Decimating Bolt also increases the critical strike chance by 100% and critical strike damage by 50% for Incinerate.

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

    Madness of the Azj'Aqir - Head

    3

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

  3. Pillars of the Dark Portal legendary item icon.
    P

    Pillars of the Dark Portal - Chest

    1

    Demonic Gateway is now instant cast, and your first use of your gateway does not trigger its cooldown. In addition, nether energy lashes enemies you pass through, knocking them away.

  4. Cinders of the Azj'Aqir legendary item icon.
    C

    Cinders of the Azj'Aqir - Back

    1

    Conflagrate has 1 additional charge and has its recharge time reduced by 3.0 sec.

  5. Shard of Annihilation legendary item icon.
    S

    Shard of Annihilation - Waist

    1

    Decimating Bolt also increases the critical strike chance by 100% and critical strike damage by 50% for Incinerate.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 24 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Unchained Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Medallion

    20

    Ilvl 249
    Stats
    +96 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Elite

  2. Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    16

    Ilvl 249
    Stats
    +113 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 213 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Rank Elite

  3. Unchained Gladiator's Shackles of Malediction item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Shackles of Malediction

    8

    Ilvl 249
    Stats
    +96 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Shackles an enemy, inflicting 13,696 Shadow damage and absorbing 20,544 healing over 4 sec. You are slowed by 50% while shackling. (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Elite

  4. Unchained Gladiator's Relentless Brooch item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Relentless Brooch

    1

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Duration of incoming crowd control effects reduced by 20%. Does not stack with similar effects.
    Rank Duelist

  5. Unchained Gladiator's Emblem item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Emblem

    1

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Increases maximum health by 14,914 for 15 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Duelist

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 24 highest Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    91

    +16 Haste

  2. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    7

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

  3. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    5

    +16 Mastery

  4. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    5

    +16 Versatility

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    2

    +5% Movement Speed

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 24 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

    18

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    6

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 24 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

    24

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 24 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

    23

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 24 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

    2

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 24 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

    3

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 24 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

    46

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    2

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 24 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

    24

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 24 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Flashover talent icon.
      F
      24

      Flashover

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

    2. Eradication talent icon.
      E
      0

      Eradication

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

    3. Soul Fire talent icon.
      S
      0

      Soul Fire

      Burns the enemy's soul, dealing 4,458 Fire damage and applying Immolate. Generates 1 Soul Shard.

    1. Reverse Entropy talent icon.
      R
      18

      Reverse Entropy

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

    2. Shadowburn talent icon.
      S
      6

      Shadowburn

      Blasts a target for 1,703 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.

    3. 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.

    1. Dark Pact talent icon.
      D
      21

      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
      3

      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
      24

      Cataclysm

      Calls forth a cataclysm at the target location, dealing 1,910 Shadowflame damage to all enemies within 8 yards and afflicting them with Immolate.

    2. Inferno talent icon.
      I
      0

      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
      23

      Mortal Coil

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

    2. Howl of Terror talent icon.
      H
      1

      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.

    3. Darkfury talent icon.
      D
      0

      Darkfury

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

    1. Roaring Blaze talent icon.
      R
      21

      Roaring Blaze

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

    2. Grimoire of Sacrifice talent icon.
      G
      2

      Grimoire of Sacrifice

      Sacrifices your demon pet for power, gaining its command demon ability, and causing your spells to sometimes also deal 460 additional Shadow damage. Lasts 1 hour or until you summon a demon pet.

    3. Rain of Chaos talent icon.
      R
      1

      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.

    1. Dark Soul: Instability talent icon.
      D
      24

      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
      0

      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 207 Fire damage to the target and 82 Fire damage to nearby enemies.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 24 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Demon Armor PvP talent icon.
    D

    Demon Armor

    23

  2. Bonds of Fel PvP talent icon.
    B

    Bonds of Fel

    17

  3. Nether Ward PvP talent icon.
    N

    Nether Ward

    16

  4. Fel Fissure PvP talent icon.
    F

    Fel Fissure

    8

  5. Cremation PvP talent icon.
    C

    Cremation

    5

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
11
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
13
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 24 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 24 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    11

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 11

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 11

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 11

      Ultimate Form

    4. 11

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 10

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    6. 9

      Undulating Maneuvers

    7. 2

      Viscous Trail

    8. 1

      Kevin's Keyring

  2. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    7

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 7

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 7

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 6

      Run Without Tiring

    4. 6

      Survivor's Rally

    5. 5

      Swift Patrol

    6. 4

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    7. 2

      Nature's Splendor

    8. 2

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

    9. 1

      Called Shot

    10. 1

      Niya's Tools: Herbs

    11. 1

      Stay on the Move

  3. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    5

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 5

      Face Your Foes

    2. 5

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    3. 5

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    4. 4

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    5. 3

      Get In Formation

    6. 3

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    7. 2

      Vorkai Ambush

    8. 2

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

    9. 1

      Wild Hunt's Charge

  4. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    1

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 1

      Dream Delver

    2. 1

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 1

      Podtender

    4. 1

      Somnambulist

    5. 1

      Soothing Voice

    6. 1

      Waking Dreams

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 24 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Ashen Remains conduit icon.
    A

    Ashen Remains

    24

  2. Combusting Engine conduit icon.
    C

    Combusting Engine

    11

  3. Duplicitous Havoc conduit icon.
    D

    Duplicitous Havoc

    10

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 24 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    22

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    9

  3. Diabolic Bloodstone conduit icon.
    D

    Diabolic Bloodstone

    2

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 24 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Demonic Momentum conduit icon.
    D

    Demonic Momentum

    18

  2. Shade of Terror conduit icon.
    S

    Shade of Terror

    16

  3. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    10