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.

For accuracy purposes, Murlok.io analyzes the character equipment types, keeps track of their specialization history, and uses only active characters.

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Class Destruction Warlock
Activity 3v3
Number of players 40
Highest rating 2211
Lowest rating 1504

Stat Priority

+122
9% Crit
+1083
33% Hast
+294
33% Mast
+1182
29% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 40 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 40 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    17
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    13
  3. Void Elf icon.
    V

    Void Elf

    4
  4. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    2
  5. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    2

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 40 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

    23

    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

    23

    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

    8

    Gain the legendary effect of Shard of Annihilation: Decimating Bolt also increases the critical strike chance by 100% and critical strike damage by 50% for Incinerate.

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

    Madness of the Azj'Aqir - Head

    8

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

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    4

    Gain the legendary effect of Shard of Annihilation: 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 40 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

    28

    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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  2. Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion

    21

    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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  3. Eternal Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    E

    Eternal Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity

    10

    Ilvl 268
    Stats
    +123 haste
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 302 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.

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

    Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch

    9

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  5. Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity

    3

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +126 critical-strike
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 322 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 40 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Robes of the Demon Star item icon.
    R

    Robes of the Demon Star

    39

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +159 intellect
    +353 stamina
    +135 haste
    +59 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 Duelist

  2. Mantle of the Demon Star item icon.
    M

    Mantle of the Demon Star

    36

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +119 intellect
    +265 stamina
    +95 versatility
    +50 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 Fated Heroic

  3. Horns of the Demon Star item icon.
    H

    Horns of the Demon Star

    31

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 intellect
    +366 stamina
    +84 haste
    +112 mastery
    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 Elite

  4. Leggings of the Demon Star item icon.
    L

    Leggings of the Demon Star

    28

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +159 intellect
    +353 stamina
    +126 critical-strike
    +67 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 Duelist

  5. Grasps of the Demon Star item icon.
    G

    Grasps of the Demon Star

    14

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +126 intellect
    +284 stamina
    +43 critical-strike
    +105 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

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 40 highest Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    149

    +16 Haste

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    27

    +16 Mastery

  3. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    18

    +16 Versatility

  4. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    6

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

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    3

    +5% Movement Speed

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 40 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

    30

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    6

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    2

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 40 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

    35

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 40 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

    38

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 40 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

    6

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 40 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

    6

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 40 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

    56

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    14

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    7

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 40 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

    32

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    4

    Enchanted: Ascended Vigor

  3. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    2

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 40 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Flashover talent icon.
      F
      39

      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
      0

      Soul Fire

      Burns the enemy's soul, dealing 4,717 Fire damage and applying Immolate. Generates 1 Soul Shard.

    1. Reverse Entropy talent icon.
      R
      25

      Reverse Entropy

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

    2. Shadowburn talent icon.
      S
      15

      Shadowburn

      Blasts a target for 1,769 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
      37

      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
      39

      Cataclysm

      Calls forth a cataclysm at the target location, dealing 1,991 Shadowflame damage to all enemies within 8 yards and afflicting them with Immolate.

    2. Fire and Brimstone talent icon.
      F
      1

      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.

    3. 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.

    1. Mortal Coil talent icon.
      M
      40

      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. Roaring Blaze talent icon.
      R
      27

      Roaring Blaze

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

    2. Rain of Chaos talent icon.
      R
      10

      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.

    3. Grimoire of Sacrifice talent icon.
      G
      3

      Grimoire of Sacrifice

      Sacrifices your demon pet for power, gaining its command demon ability, and causing your spells to sometimes also deal 487 additional Shadow damage. Lasts 1 hour or until you summon a demon pet.

    1. Dark Soul: Instability talent icon.
      D
      40

      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 216 Fire damage to the target and 84 Fire damage to nearby enemies.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 40 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Fel Fissure PvP talent icon.
    F

    Fel Fissure

    26

  2. Nether Ward PvP talent icon.
    N

    Nether Ward

    26

  3. Casting Circle PvP talent icon.
    C

    Casting Circle

    16

  4. Bonds of Fel PvP talent icon.
    B

    Bonds of Fel

    14

  5. Gateway Mastery PvP talent icon.
    G

    Gateway Mastery

    12

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
19
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
21
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 40 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 40 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    18

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 18

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 18

      Ultimate Form

    3. 18

      Volatile Solvent

    4. 16

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    5. 15

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 12

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    7. 6

      Kevin's Keyring

    8. 3

      Viscous Trail

    9. 2

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

  2. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    12

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 12

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 12

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 12

      Run Without Tiring

    4. 11

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    5. 10

      Survivor's Rally

    6. 6

      Nature's Splendor

    7. 6

      Swift Patrol

    8. 2

      Called Shot

    9. 1

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

  3. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    9

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 9

      Dream Delver

    2. 9

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 9

      Podtender

    4. 9

      Soothing Voice

    5. 8

      Waking Dreams

    6. 7

      Somnambulist

    7. 2

      Faerie Dust

    8. 1

      Cunning Dreams

  4. Emeni icon.
    E

    Emeni

    1

    The traits to use with Emeni are:

    1. 1

      Cartilaginous Legs

    2. 1

      Emeni's Magnificent Skin

    3. 1

      Lead by Example

    4. 1

      Pustule Eruption

    5. 1

      Resilient Stitching

    6. 1

      Sulfuric Emission

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 40 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Ashen Remains conduit icon.
    A

    Ashen Remains

    40

  2. Infernal Brand conduit icon.
    I

    Infernal Brand

    21

  3. Fatal Decimation conduit icon.
    F

    Fatal Decimation

    16

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 40 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    36

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    13

  3. Accrued Vitality conduit icon.
    A

    Accrued Vitality

    2

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 40 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Demonic Momentum conduit icon.
    D

    Demonic Momentum

    30

  2. Shade of Terror conduit icon.
    S

    Shade of Terror

    27

  3. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    14