- Author: Nevermore
- Date: February 5, 2022
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
In this section we will be covering the stat priority list for a Destruction Warlock as it applies to PvP combat in Wrath of the Lich King!
- Spell Power
- Hit Rating
- Critical Strike Chance
For PvP, Resilience is the most important stat you can acquire – you will want to have around 1400 Resilience as a caster. However, since the Destruction Warlock has a high survivability overall, you can drop some of the resilience to acquire more Haste.
Haste is one of the most important stats as a caster, because you will want to spam your abilities as fast as possible to overpower your opponent – be sure to acquire quite a high amount of haste.
Then, you will want to have 3% in Hit Rating.
Critical Strike Chance plays an important role for the Destruction Warlock. Your goal in the battlefield is to literally melt your opponents by using Incinerate and Chaos Bolt. To aid that approach, you should strive to have about 25 to 27% Critical Strike Chance. However, you should never gem Critical Strike Chance or it will severely dampen your other stats.
Spirit may not seem as important of a stat at first, but it can grant you two very powerful effects. First of all, by using the Glyph of Life Tap you can convert 20% of your Spirit rating into raw Spell Power. Second of all, Spirit grants you a massive Spell Power bonus because of Fel Armor. Still, you should never gather excessive amounts of Spirit, since it can unbalance your other stats.