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Mythic+ 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 2503
Lowest rating 2271

Stat Priority

+359
15% Crit
+875
27% Hast
+610
51% Mast
+215
5% 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. Mastery
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatility

Race

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

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    21
  2. Troll icon.
    T

    Troll

    12
  3. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    4
  4. Mechagnome icon.
    M

    Mechagnome

    3
  5. Goblin icon.
    G

    Goblin

    2

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 1

    22

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

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

    Cinders of the Azj'Aqir - Legs

    19

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

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

    Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning - Wrist

    6

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

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

    Cinders of the Azj'Aqir - Back

    3

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

Trinkets

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

  1. Soulletting Ruby item icon.
    S

    Soulletting Ruby

    41

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    +52 avoidance
    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 4,924, and grants you up to 1,184 Critical Strike for 16 sec. You gain more Critical Strike from lower health targets. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Titanic Ocular Gland item icon.
    T

    Titanic Ocular Gland

    16

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: While your health is above 50% you are judged Worthy, increasing your highest secondary stat by 132. While your health is below 50% you are judged Unworthy, decreasing your highest secondary stat by 132.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Unbound Changeling item icon.
    U

    Unbound Changeling

    14

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your abilities have a chance to grant you 433 Mastery for 12 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Forbidden Necromantic Tome item icon.
    F

    Forbidden Necromantic Tome

    12

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your damaging spells have a chance to increase your Critical Strike by 75 for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Use: Raise the remains of a fallen ally as a skeletal warrior for 30 sec. (10 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Heroic

  5. Cabalist's Hymnal item icon.
    C

    Cabalist's Hymnal

    6

    Ilvl 233
    Stats
    +82 intellect
    +47 avoidance
    Effects
    Equip: Join the Crimson Chorus. Every minute, your Critical Strike swells by 294 over 30 sec. before returning to normal. This effect is increased by 5% for each member of the Crimson Chorus in your party.
    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

    83

    +16 Haste

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    22

    +16 Mastery

  3. Leviathan's Eye of Intellect icon.
    L

    Leviathan's Eye of Intellect

    5

    +7 Intellect

  4. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    1

    +5% Movement Speed

  5. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    1

    +16 Critical Strike

Domination Shards

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

  1. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    20

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.50% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  2. Foreboding Shard of Zed icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Zed

    15

    |CFF20ff20Your helpful spells and abilities have a chance to grant your target an Unholy Aura, draining 297 health from nearby enemies every 2 sec for 10 sec.|R

  3. Foreboding Shard of Dyz icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Dyz

    15

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.44% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  4. Foreboding Shard of Oth icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Oth

    13

    |CFF20ff20Your Speed is increased by 45|R

  5. Desolate Shard of Oth icon.
    D

    Desolate Shard of Oth

    6

    |CFF20ff20Your Speed is increased by 45|R

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

    20

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    10

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  3. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    9

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

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

    44

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    6

    Enchanted: Eternal Insight

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

    10

    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

    20

    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 Mastery enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    19

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    1

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

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

    46

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    4

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

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

    1. Flashover talent icon.
      F
      49

      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 4,362 Fire damage and applying Immolate. Generates 1 Soul Shard.

    1. Reverse Entropy talent icon.
      R
      49

      Reverse Entropy

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

    2. Shadowburn talent icon.
      S
      1

      Shadowburn

      Blasts a target for 1,668 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
      26

      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. Burning Rush talent icon.
      B
      15

      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.

    3. Demon Skin talent icon.
      D
      9

      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.

    1. Cataclysm talent icon.
      C
      49

      Cataclysm

      Calls forth a cataclysm at the target location, dealing 1,887 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
      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. Roaring Blaze talent icon.
      R
      25

      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
      25

      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
      0

      Grimoire of Sacrifice

      Sacrifices your demon pet for power, gaining its command demon ability, and causing your spells to sometimes also deal 462 additional Shadow damage. Lasts 1 hour or until you summon a demon pet.

    1. Dark Soul: Instability talent icon.
      D
      48

      Dark Soul: Instability

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

    2. Channel Demonfire talent icon.
      C
      2

      Channel Demonfire

      Launches 15 bolts of felfire over 2.8 sec at random targets afflicted by your Immolate within 40 yds. Each bolt deals 205 Fire damage to the target and 80 Fire damage to nearby enemies.

    3. Soul Conduit talent icon.
      S
      0

      Soul Conduit

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

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

    47

  2. Fel Fissure PvP talent icon.
    F

    Fel Fissure

    28

  3. Cremation PvP talent icon.
    C

    Cremation

    22

  4. Nether Ward PvP talent icon.
    N

    Nether Ward

    19

  5. Bonds of Fel PvP talent icon.
    B

    Bonds of Fel

    10

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 Mythic+, 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 Mythic+, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    33

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 33

      Field of Blossoms

    2. 33

      Podtender

    3. 32

      Waking Dreams

    4. 31

      Soothing Voice

    5. 24

      Dream Delver

    6. 21

      Somnambulist

    7. 12

      Faerie Dust

    8. 1

      Cunning Dreams

    9. 1

      Empowered Chrysalis

    10. 1

      Social Butterfly

  2. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    11

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 11

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    2. 11

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    3. 9

      First Strike

    4. 7

      Get In Formation

    5. 7

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    6. 4

      Vorkai Ambush

    7. 4

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

    8. 2

      Face Your Foes

  3. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    3

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 3

      Carver's Eye

    2. 3

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 3

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    4. 3

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    5. 2

      Runeforged Spurs

    6. 1

      Bonesmith's Satchel

  4. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    2

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 2

      Called Shot

    2. 2

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 2

      Run Without Tiring

    4. 2

      Swift Patrol

    5. 1

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

    6. 1

      Niya's Tools: Poison

  5. Emeni icon.
    E

    Emeni

    1

    The traits to use with Emeni are:

    1. 1

      Cartilaginous Legs

    2. 1

      Emeni's Magnificent Skin

    3. 1

      Gnashing Chompers

    4. 1

      Lead by Example

    5. 1

      Pustule Eruption

    6. 1

      Sole Slough

potency conduits

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

  1. Ashen Remains conduit icon.
    A

    Ashen Remains

    49

  2. Soul Eater conduit icon.
    S

    Soul Eater

    34

  3. Duplicitous Havoc conduit icon.
    D

    Duplicitous Havoc

    31

endurance conduits

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

  1. Diabolic Bloodstone conduit icon.
    D

    Diabolic Bloodstone

    34

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    31

  3. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    29

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

    33

  2. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    27

  3. Shade of Terror conduit icon.
    S

    Shade of Terror

    3