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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 2754
Lowest rating 2436

Stat Priority

+361
15% Crit
+910
28% Hast
+675
55% Mast
+242
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. 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

    22
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    10
  3. Worgen icon.
    W

    Worgen

    4
  4. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    4
  5. Mechagnome icon.
    M

    Mechagnome

    3

Legendary

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

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

    Cinders of the Azj'Aqir - Legs

    29

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

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

    Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning - Ring 2

    18

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

  3. 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

    36

    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

    31

    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 Haste for 12 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Shadowed Orb of Torment item icon.
    S

    Shadowed Orb of Torment

    7

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Gaze into the orb, suffering 18,879 Shadow damage over 2 sec to increase your Mastery by 489 for up to 40 sec. The longer you gaze, the more tormented and insightful you become. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  5. Inscrutable Quantum Device item icon.
    I

    Inscrutable Quantum Device

    6

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Use: ??? (3 Min Cooldown)
    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

    86

    +16 Haste

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    46

    +16 Mastery

  3. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    10

    +16 Critical Strike

  4. Leviathan's Eye of Intellect icon.
    L

    Leviathan's Eye of Intellect

    2

    +7 Intellect

  5. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    1

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

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

    50

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

  2. Portentous Shard of Cor icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Cor

    44

    Your damage is increased by 3.00% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.

  3. Portentous Shard of Bek icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Bek

    40

    Your damage is increased by 3.0% when you have 50% or more health than your target.

  4. Portentous Shard of Zed icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Zed

    28

    Your helpful spells and abilities have a chance to grant your target an Unholy Aura, draining 340 health from nearby enemies every 2 sec for 10 sec.

  5. Portentous Shard of Oth icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Oth

    27

    Your Speed is increased by 60

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

    19

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    12

    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

    42

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    7

    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

    49

    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

    18

    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

    25

    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

    74

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    22

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    4

    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

    44

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    5

    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 4,418 Fire damage and applying Immolate. Generates 1 Soul Shard.

    1. Reverse Entropy talent icon.
      R
      47

      Reverse Entropy

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

    2. Shadowburn talent icon.
      S
      3

      Shadowburn

      Blasts a target for 1,690 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
      28

      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
      7

      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
      50

      Cataclysm

      Calls forth a cataclysm at the target location, dealing 1,909 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
      49

      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
      1

      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
      32

      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
      18

      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 466 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 207 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

    36

  2. Fel Fissure PvP talent icon.
    F

    Fel Fissure

    31

  3. Cremation PvP talent icon.
    C

    Cremation

    29

  4. Nether Ward PvP talent icon.
    N

    Nether Ward

    18

  5. Bane of Havoc PvP talent icon.
    B

    Bane of Havoc

    11

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

    35

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 35

      Dream Delver

    2. 35

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 35

      Podtender

    4. 35

      Soothing Voice

    5. 32

      Waking Dreams

    6. 27

      Somnambulist

    7. 8

      Faerie Dust

    8. 3

      Cunning Dreams

  2. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    9

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 9

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    2. 9

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    3. 9

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    4. 8

      Get In Formation

    5. 7

      First Strike

    6. 6

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    7. 3

      Vorkai Ambush

    8. 2

      Face Your Foes

    9. 1

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

  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

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    3. 4

      Ultimate Form

    4. 4

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 3

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    6. 3

      Undulating Maneuvers

    7. 1

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

    8. 1

      Viscous Trail

  4. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    2

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 2

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 2

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 2

      Run Without Tiring

    4. 1

      Called Shot

    5. 1

      Nature's Splendor

    6. 1

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

    7. 1

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    8. 1

      Survivor's Rally

    9. 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. Ashen Remains conduit icon.
    A

    Ashen Remains

    48

  2. Soul Eater conduit icon.
    S

    Soul Eater

    38

  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. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    44

  2. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    29

  3. Diabolic Bloodstone conduit icon.
    D

    Diabolic Bloodstone

    22

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

    32

  2. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    23

  3. Shade of Terror conduit icon.
    S

    Shade of Terror

    6