mm+ Destruction Warlock

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This is a guide about how to build Destruction Warlocks for Mythic+ . 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 Mythic+
Number of players 50
Highest rating 3885
Lowest rating 3650

Stat Priority

+715
25% Crit
+1187
35% Hast
+306
34% Mast
+241
6% Vers

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

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

Race

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

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    30
  2. Troll icon.
    T

    Troll

    11
  3. Goblin icon.
    G

    Goblin

    4
  4. Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dwarf

    2
  5. Void Elf icon.
    V

    Void Elf

    1

Legendary

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

  1. Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning legendary item icon.
    W

    Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning - Ring

    32

    Every Soul Shard you spend reduces the cooldown of Summon Infernal by 1.5 sec.

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Head

    29

    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. Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning legendary item icon.
    W

    Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning - Wrist

    17

    Every Soul Shard you spend reduces the cooldown of Summon Infernal by 1.5 sec.

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    10

    Gain the legendary effect of Languishing Soul Detritus: When Scouring Tithe generates Soul Shards, gain 100% increased movement speed and 45% increased critical strike chance for 8 sec. If Scouring Tithe expires, gain 33% increased movement speed and 15% increased critical strike chance instead.

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Neck

    3

    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 Mythic+, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Unbound Changeling item icon.
    U

    Unbound Changeling

    44

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    +58 leech
    Effects
    Equip: Your abilities have a chance to grant you 551 Haste for 12 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  2. The First Sigil item icon.
    T

    The First Sigil

    18

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Reset the cooldown of your Soulshape and gain 1,310 Versatility for 20 sec. (5 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  3. Inscrutable Quantum Device item icon.
    I

    Inscrutable Quantum Device

    13

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Use: ??? (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  4. So'leah's Secret Technique item icon.
    S

    So'leah's Secret Technique

    9

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Select a player in your party or raid, granting them 18 of their highest secondary stat, and granting you 113 of that same stat, for 30 min.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Soulletting Ruby item icon.
    S

    Soulletting Ruby

    7

    Ilvl 272
    Stats
    +119 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Draw out a piece of the target's soul, decreasing their movement speed by 30% until the soul reaches you. The soul instantly heals you for 6,536, and grants you up to 1,096 Critical Strike for 16 sec. You gain more Critical Strike from lower health targets. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

Tier Set

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

  1. Robes of the Demon Star item icon.
    R

    Robes of the Demon Star

    50

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +141 intellect
    +303 stamina
    +128 haste
    +56 mastery
    +79 leech
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Reinforced (+32 Stamina)
    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

  2. Mantle of the Demon Star item icon.
    M

    Mantle of the Demon Star

    49

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 intellect
    +227 stamina
    +91 versatility
    +47 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 Mythic

  3. Grasps of the Demon Star item icon.
    G

    Grasps of the Demon Star

    49

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 intellect
    +227 stamina
    +40 critical-strike
    +98 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

  4. Leggings of the Demon Star item icon.
    L

    Leggings of the Demon Star

    41

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 intellect
    +279 stamina
    +117 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 Mythic

  5. Horns of the Demon Star item icon.
    H

    Horns of the Demon Star

    17

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 intellect
    +279 stamina
    +77 haste
    +103 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 Mythic

Gems

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

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    177

    +16 Haste

  2. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    48

    +16 Critical Strike

  3. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    6

    +5% Movement Speed

  4. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    4

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

  5. Straddling Viridium icon.
    S

    Straddling Viridium

    2

    +3% Movement Speed

Back Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    42

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    5

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    3

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

Chest Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    50

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

Wrist Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    3

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

  2. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    2

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    15

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

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

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    79

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    19

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

  3. 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 50 highest rated Destruction Warlocks in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    50

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

Talents

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

    1. Eradication talent icon.
      E
      50

      Eradication

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

    2. Flashover talent icon.
      F
      0

      Flashover

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

    3. Soul Fire talent icon.
      S
      0

      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. Inferno talent icon.
      I
      48

      Inferno

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

    2. Cataclysm talent icon.
      C
      2

      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.

    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
      50

      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
      0

      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
      0

      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. Soul Conduit talent icon.
      S
      49

      Soul Conduit

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

    2. Dark Soul: Instability talent icon.
      D
      1

      Dark Soul: Instability

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

    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 Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Demon Armor PvP talent icon.
    D

    Demon Armor

    41

  2. Fel Fissure PvP talent icon.
    F

    Fel Fissure

    27

  3. Cremation PvP talent icon.
    C

    Cremation

    24

  4. Nether Ward PvP talent icon.
    N

    Nether Ward

    12

  5. Bonds of Fel PvP talent icon.
    B

    Bonds of Fel

    11

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
9
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
0
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
39
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
2
Vent

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

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

Soulbind

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

  1. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    37

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 37

      Dream Delver

    2. 37

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 37

      Podtender

    4. 37

      Soothing Voice

    5. 37

      Waking Dreams

    6. 36

      Somnambulist

    7. 1

      Faerie Dust

  2. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    9

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 9

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 9

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 9

      Forgelite Filter

    4. 9

      Hammer of Genesis

    5. 9

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    6. 5

      Regenerating Materials

    7. 4

      Resilient Plumage

  3. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    1

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 1

      First Strike

    2. 1

      Get In Formation

    3. 1

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    4. 1

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    5. 1

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    6. 1

      Wild Hunt Tactics

  4. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    1

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 1

      Agent of Chaos

    2. 1

      Familiar Predicaments

    3. 1

      Fatal Flaw

    4. 1

      Friends in Low Places

    5. 1

      Sinful Preservation

    6. 1

      Thrill Seeker

  5. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    1

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 1

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 1

      Called Shot

    3. 1

      Grove Invigoration

    4. 1

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    5. 1

      Run Without Tiring

    6. 1

      Swift Patrol

potency conduits

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

  1. Infernal Brand conduit icon.
    I

    Infernal Brand

    50

  2. Ashen Remains conduit icon.
    A

    Ashen Remains

    49

  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 Mythic+, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    43

  2. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    40

  3. Diabolic Bloodstone conduit icon.
    D

    Diabolic Bloodstone

    18

finesse conduits

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

  1. Demonic Momentum conduit icon.
    D

    Demonic Momentum

    42

  2. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    14