Wotlk Destruction Warlock Guide
Welcome to the PvE WoTLK Destruction Warlock Guide!
We will tell you about the best builds and glyphs for the highest DPS in raids, what stats to choose for the gems, and some tips that can help you do a lot of DPS in raids.
If you play as an alliance, create gnome because of +5% INT and crit buff. If horde - orc, Blood Fury spell gives 168SP/15s buff. And buff for pets +5% DMG.
- 5. Equipment Enchants
- 6. Weapons Enchants
- 7. Rotation
- 8. DPS Stat Priority
- 9. Best in Slot
This build provides the highest DPS for Destruction Warlocks.
Here are the best major glyphs, but you can take what you need in minor(expect drain soul glyph). Here are the most optimized glyphs for any situation.
Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps, but here are the best gems.
Meta: Chaotic Skyflare Diamond (https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=41285/chaotic-skyflare-diamond)
Red: Runed Cardinal Ruby (https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=40113/runed-cardinal-ruby)
Blue: Purified Dreadstone (2x (Only if the socket bonus is +7 Spell Power.)) (https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=40133/purified-dreadstone)
Yellow: Reckless Ametrine (Only if the socket bonus is +7 Spell Power) (https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=40155/reckless-ametrine)
In WoTLK all professions are balanced, but the most useful professions for the destruction are:
Jewelry – must need. 3 stones that give +117 SP.
Leatherworking - wrist enchant (+76 SP)
Alchemy - +46 SP from the potion
Enchantment - Rings enchant (+46 SP each)
Blacksmithing - 2 prismatic sockets for the gloves and wrist.
Inscription – Shoulder enchant +70 SP and 8 mana restore/5s
Tailoring – Cloak enchant +60 SP.
5. Equipment Enchants
Many enchants can be used while you have specific professions, so you can manage what you need, but here is a very popular enchant build.
Head: Arcanum of Burning Mysteries https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=50368/arcanum-of-burning-mysteries
Shoulder: Greater Inscription of the Storm https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=44135/greater-inscription-of-the-storm
Back: Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/spell=47898/enchant-cloak-greater-speed
Chest: Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/spell=60692/enchant-chest-powerful-stats
Bracers: Enchant Bracers - Superior Spellpower https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/spell=60767/enchant-bracers-superior-spellpower
Gloves: Enchant Gloves - Exceptional Spellpower https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/spell=44592/enchant-gloves-exceptional-spellpower
Waist: Eternal Belt Buckle https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=41611/eternal-belt-buckle
Legs: Brilliant Spellthread https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=41602/brilliant-spellthread
Boots: Enchant Boots - Icewalker https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/spell=60623/enchant-boots-icewalker
6. Weapons Enchants
Here is the best enchants for 1H and 2H weapons:
Two-Handed Weapon: Enchant Staff - Greater Spellpower https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=45059/formula-enchant-staff-greater-spellpower
One-Handed Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Mighty Spellpower https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/spell=60714/enchant-weapon-mighty-spellpower
Rotation on Destro spec isn't so hard, but remember one thing - cast spells to the end, don't cancel them because you will lose a lot of DPS.
Tips: remember always reuse Fel Armor
Life Tap before the pull
Curse of the Elements (or Curse of Doom)
Immolate (Keep the debuff up at all times)
Corruption (Keep the debuff up at all times)
Conflagrate (This should be used every time it’s off CD)
Chaos Bolt (This is your primary spell)
Incinerate (Use this when everything else is applied or on CD)
Keep Curse of the Elements or Curse of Doom on the target at all times. You use Curse of Doom if you have an Unholy Death Knight or Moonkin in your group. Otherwise, you use Curse of the Elements.
Imp is your best pet. He deals the most damage, and the builds above both have Empowered Imp, which gives us a 100% chance to crit after he crits.
8. DPS Stat Priority
Here are the main stats that you need. INT or spirit isn't so important, so don't focus on them.
Hit (17%) (14% with talents or raid buffs) (13% if alliance)
Spell Power - more - better.
Critical Strike - need more than 35%
Haste - softcap - 700, cap - 1300.
9. Best in Slot
Here is the best equipment that you can have.
Head - Sanctified Dark Coven Hood
Neck - Blood Queen's Crimson Choker
Shoulder - Sanctified Dark Coven Shoulderpads
Cloak - Greatcloak of the Turned Champion
Chest - Sanctified Dark Coven Robe
Wrist - Bracers of Fiery Night
Hands - Sanctified Dark Coven Gloves
Waist - Crushing Coldwraith Belt
Legs - Plaguebringer's Stained Pants
Feet - Plague Scientist's Boots
Fingers - Ashen Band of Endless Destruction, Loop of the Endless Labyrinth
Trinkets - Charred Twilight Scale, Phylactery of the Nameless Lich or Dislodged Foreign Object
Weapon - Bloodsurge, Kel'Thuzad's Blade of Agonyand Shadow Silk Spindle (1H), Archus, Greatstaff of Antonidas (2H)
Wand - Corpse-Impaling Spike
Best flasks and food.
Flask of the Frost Wyrm - 125SP/1 hour https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=46376/flask-of-the-frost-wyrm
Potion of Speed - 500 haste/15s https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=40211/potion-of-speed
Wild Magic - 200 crit rating and SP/15s https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/spell=53909/wild-magic
Elixir of Mighty Thoughts - 45INT/1h https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/spell=60367/elixir-of-mighty-thoughts
Fish feast: 80 AP, 46SP, 40 stamina. https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=43015/fish-feast
Tender Shoveltusk Steak - 46SP, 40 stamina. https://www.wowhead.com/wotlk/item=34755/tender-shoveltusk-steak
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