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 3347
Lowest rating 3117

Stat Priority

+792
28% Crit
+1187
35% Hast
+378
38% Mast
+354
9% 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. Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dwarf

    29
  2. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    8
  3. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    6
  4. Goblin icon.
    G

    Goblin

    2
  5. Troll icon.
    T

    Troll

    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 - Wrist

    43

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

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Neck

    19

    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.

  3. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    12

    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.

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Back

    7

    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.

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Feet

    6

    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. Cabalist's Hymnal item icon.
    C

    Cabalist's Hymnal

    43

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +171 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Join the Crimson Chorus. Every minute, your Critical Strike swells by 407 over 30 sec. before returning to normal. This effect is increased by 5% for each member of the Crimson Chorus in your party.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  2. Enforcer's Stun Grenade item icon.
    E

    Enforcer's Stun Grenade

    35

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +184 versatility
    Effects
    Use: Grants 942 Versatility for 20 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  3. The First Sigil item icon.
    T

    The First Sigil

    10

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +160 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Reset the cooldown of your Soulshape and gain 1,447 Versatility for 20 sec. (5 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Fated Mythic

  4. Scars of Fraternal Strife item icon.
    S

    Scars of Fraternal Strife

    5

    Ilvl 311
    Effects
    Equip: Affix a Domination Rune to yourself, gaining power at a price.
    Use: Add another. (30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Fated Mythic

  5. Forbidden Necromantic Tome item icon.
    F

    Forbidden Necromantic Tome

    3

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +171 intellect
    +65 avoidance
    Effects
    Equip: Your damaging spells have a chance to increase your Critical Strike by 97 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 Fated 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

    47

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 intellect
    +411 stamina
    +141 haste
    +61 mastery
    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 Fated Mythic

  2. Grasps of the Demon Star item icon.
    G

    Grasps of the Demon Star

    45

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +135 intellect
    +308 stamina
    +44 critical-strike
    +108 haste
    +65 speed
    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 Mythic

  3. Leggings of the Demon Star item icon.
    L

    Leggings of the Demon Star

    43

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +168 intellect
    +379 stamina
    +129 critical-strike
    +69 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 Fated Mythic

  4. Horns of the Demon Star item icon.
    H

    Horns of the Demon Star

    36

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 intellect
    +411 stamina
    +87 haste
    +116 mastery
    Gem
    Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.
    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 Mythic

  5. Mantle of the Demon Star item icon.
    M

    Mantle of the Demon Star

    34

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +135 intellect
    +308 stamina
    +100 versatility
    +52 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 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

    172

    +16 Haste

  2. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    42

    +16 Critical Strike

  3. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    18

    +16 Versatility

  4. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    15

    +16 Mastery

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    6

    +5% 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

    47

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    1

    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

    48

    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

    48

    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 - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    3

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

  2. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    3

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

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

    76

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    9

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    6

    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 4,717 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 1,769 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.

    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
      49

      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
      1

      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.

    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 487 additional Shadow damage. Lasts 1 hour or until you summon a demon pet.

    1. Soul Conduit talent icon.
      S
      50

      Soul Conduit

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

    2. 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.

    3. Dark Soul: Instability talent icon.
      D
      0

      Dark Soul: Instability

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

PvP Talents

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

  1. Fel Fissure PvP talent icon.
    F

    Fel Fissure

    34

  2. Cremation PvP talent icon.
    C

    Cremation

    20

  3. Nether Ward PvP talent icon.
    N

    Nether Ward

    20

  4. Bonds of Fel PvP talent icon.
    B

    Bonds of Fel

    10

  5. Bane of Havoc PvP talent icon.
    B

    Bane of Havoc

    7

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
2
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
0
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
48
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. Kyrian
  3. Necrolord
  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

    48

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 48

      Dream Delver

    2. 48

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 48

      Podtender

    4. 48

      Soothing Voice

    5. 48

      Waking Dreams

    6. 47

      Somnambulist

    7. 1

      Faerie Dust

  2. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    2

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 2

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 2

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 2

      Forgelite Filter

    4. 2

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    5. 1

      Hammer of Genesis

    6. 1

      Regenerating Materials

    7. 1

      Resilient Plumage

    8. 1

      Soulsteel Clamps

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. Infernal Brand conduit icon.
    I

    Infernal Brand

    49

  3. Soul Eater conduit icon.
    S

    Soul Eater

    47

endurance conduits

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

  1. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    39

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    33

  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

    48

  2. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    5