Destruction Warlock 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: August 7, 2020

Welcome to our Destruction Warlock BiS List, or as we also call it, Top Picks. This is a page where you can find the statistical distribution of gear, talents, and other choices among Top 1% of the best performing Raiders of this class and specialization in World of Warcraft. This page is updated for the latest Battle for Azeroth (BfA) Patch 8.3 “Visions of N'zoth” and the newest Raid – Ny’alotha.

We use services like Warcraft Logs and Raider.io to look up the list of Top Destruction Warlock Raiders as of this moment. Then we cross-check these players through Official Blizzard API and find out what each of them is using because statistically, they are very likely to already have BiS gear, talents, etc. at this point. We parse these enormous amounts of data into useful and easy to understand charts and rankings that we show you on this page.

You can quickly find out what is the current Destruction Warlock BiS (Best in Slot) gear just with the data we provide here. You can also see the best combinations of Talents, Azerite Powers, etc. This is always useful for optimizing your Destruction Warlock character because acquiring these BiS options for yourself will obviously improve your performance in Raids and PVE content in general.

Be sure to also check out our Destruction Warlock Guide!

All Stars
Ra-den the Despoiled
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
Shad'har the Insatiable
Carapace of N'Zoth
The Hivemind
Maut
Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
Prophet Skitra
N'Zoth the Corruptor
Wrathion
Drest'agath
Vexiona

Talents

36%
17%
10%
6%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Head

76%
14%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

87%
8%

Back

98%

Chest

60%
14%
6%
6%
4%
4%

Wrist

36%
23%
7%
6%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

41%
32%
7%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

47%
9%
9%
8%
7%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

73%
4%
4%
4%
2%

Feet

15%
12%
12%
10%
8%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

32%
18%
10%
10%
5%
4%
3%

Trinket

46%
23%
13%
10%
2%

Main Hand

91%
2%

Gems

86%
6%
4%
3%

Races

59%
Troll
20%
Human
6%
Orc
2%
Dwarf
2%
Nightborne
2%
Goblin
2%
Void Elf
2%
Blood Elf

Azerite Powers

39%
23%
12%
6%
5%
5%
2%

Azerite Essence

64%
10%
10%
6%
3%

Talents

44%
19%
15%
6%
2%
2%

Head

79%
13%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

93%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

62%
12%
11%
6%
2%
2%

Wrist

34%
25%
8%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
2%

Hands

48%
25%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

54%
8%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%

Legs

66%
13%
6%
5%
2%
2%

Feet

18%
16%
13%
12%
9%
9%
5%
4%
4%

Ring

35%
20%
15%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

44%
20%
18%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Main Hand

93%
6%

Gems

89%
5%
4%

Races

73%
Troll
9%
Human
9%
Orc
2%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

39%
25%
13%
6%
6%
4%

Azerite Essence

66%
9%
9%
8%
2%

Talents

41%
18%
13%
8%
4%
4%
2%

Head

80%
11%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

96%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

60%
14%
9%
4%
4%
2%

Wrist

39%
22%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

48%
28%
6%
3%
2%

Waist

54%
8%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

71%
6%
6%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

17%
14%
12%
8%
8%
8%
7%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Ring

32%
23%
9%
8%
5%
4%
4%
3%

Trinket

46%
25%
13%
6%
4%

Main Hand

95%

Gems

86%
7%
3%
2%

Races

71%
Troll
13%
Human
7%
Orc
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

37%
24%
12%
8%
7%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

60%
13%
9%
7%
2%
2%

Talents

50%
16%
13%
4%
3%

Head

82%
9%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

93%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

61%
16%
8%
4%
3%
2%

Wrist

35%
24%
8%
6%
6%
6%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

44%
23%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

45%
14%
9%
7%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

64%
12%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

17%
11%
11%
9%
8%
8%
6%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

34%
23%
10%
8%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Trinket

46%
27%
12%
9%
2%

Main Hand

90%
3%
2%

Gems

86%
6%
4%
2%

Races

65%
Troll
17%
Human
4%
Orc
2%
Blood Elf
2%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

44%
29%
10%
7%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

62%
18%
8%
3%
2%

Talents

40%
18%
13%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Head

76%
12%
5%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

92%
5%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

61%
16%
7%
6%
3%
2%

Wrist

40%
25%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

45%
26%
6%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

47%
8%
8%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

72%
8%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

16%
15%
8%
7%
7%
7%
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Ring

31%
15%
15%
10%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

46%
22%
13%
9%
3%

Main Hand

88%
3%
2%

Gems

84%
7%
6%

Races

57%
Troll
11%
Human
7%
Orc
5%
Blood Elf
5%
Nightborne
3%
Void Elf
2%
Vulpera
2%
Undead
2%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

40%
25%
14%
7%
5%
3%

Azerite Essence

66%
10%
8%
8%
2%

Talents

45%
21%
9%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Head

77%
17%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

94%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

68%
12%
5%
5%
4%

Wrist

34%
29%
8%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

48%
18%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

48%
10%
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%

Legs

72%
8%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

21%
16%
12%
8%
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

35%
17%
16%
9%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

47%
24%
16%
8%
2%

Main Hand

96%

Gems

85%
5%
5%
3%

Races

70%
Troll
13%
Human
4%
Undead
2%
Nightborne
2%
Orc
2%
Vulpera

Azerite Powers

41%
26%
14%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

81%
6%
5%
2%
2%

Talents

52%
15%
11%
4%
3%
2%

Head

72%
19%
3%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

90%
3%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

64%
14%
6%
5%
4%
2%

Wrist

31%
30%
7%
7%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

37%
25%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

51%
9%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Legs

68%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

22%
12%
12%
10%
7%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

32%
18%
11%
7%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Trinket

45%
27%
10%
10%
3%

Main Hand

95%

Gems

87%
5%
3%
2%

Races

77%
Troll
10%
Human
5%
Orc
2%
Blood Elf
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

46%
25%
11%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

59%
20%
6%
6%
3%

Talents

40%
17%
12%
6%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Head

77%
13%
6%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

96%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

62%
14%
9%
4%
4%
2%

Wrist

35%
21%
9%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

38%
28%
10%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

50%
9%
7%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

64%
9%
9%
4%
4%
2%

Feet

18%
12%
11%
7%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

32%
17%
11%
11%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

46%
22%
18%
8%
2%

Main Hand

92%
3%

Gems

89%
5%
2%

Races

67%
Troll
17%
Human
3%
Undead
3%
Orc
2%
Gnome
2%
Nightborne
2%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

42%
26%
15%
6%
2%

Azerite Essence

65%
14%
10%
3%
3%

Talents

43%
17%
7%
6%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

84%
7%
6%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

92%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

60%
15%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Wrist

34%
25%
9%
7%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

46%
19%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

43%
9%
7%
7%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

71%
9%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

14%
12%
10%
8%
7%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

34%
18%
14%
11%
5%
3%
2%

Trinket

45%
20%
16%
9%
3%
2%

Main Hand

91%
4%

Gems

89%
5%
2%

Races

52%
Troll
14%
Human
10%
Void Elf
7%
Orc
4%
Blood Elf
4%
Undead
2%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

50%
23%
10%
5%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

71%
12%
8%
4%
2%

Talents

44%
13%
11%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

72%
13%
6%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

94%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

67%
12%
9%
4%
2%

Wrist

40%
30%
8%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

50%
26%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Waist

54%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
4%
2%

Legs

73%
6%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Feet

22%
15%
10%
9%
9%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

36%
21%
12%
6%
5%
4%
3%

Trinket

46%
26%
13%
9%

Main Hand

93%
2%
2%

Gems

89%
3%
3%
2%

Races

65%
Troll
13%
Human
5%
Undead
3%
Blood Elf
3%
Orc
2%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

42%
24%
15%
5%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

69%
9%
8%
6%
3%

Talents

50%
20%
6%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

79%
14%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

93%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

50%
25%
7%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Wrist

35%
25%
8%
6%
5%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Hands

46%
24%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

46%
8%
7%
6%
6%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

70%
7%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

16%
12%
12%
8%
7%
6%
6%
6%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

33%
19%
11%
11%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

42%
23%
14%
13%
3%

Main Hand

89%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

86%
6%
5%

Races

65%
Troll
14%
Human
7%
Orc
5%
Blood Elf
3%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

37%
26%
15%
8%
4%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

61%
15%
11%
6%
2%

Talents

52%
13%
13%
4%
3%
2%

Head

72%
16%
8%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

89%
6%
2%

Back

98%

Chest

63%
11%
8%
6%
2%
2%

Wrist

32%
27%
8%
8%
6%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

50%
20%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

39%
10%
9%
8%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

65%
8%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

17%
14%
14%
11%
9%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

33%
20%
12%
8%
5%
4%
2%

Trinket

43%
24%
20%
9%

Main Hand

93%
3%

Gems

87%
5%
4%
2%

Races

65%
Troll
11%
Human
6%
Blood Elf
4%
Nightborne
4%
Orc
2%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

43%
25%
14%
5%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

68%
12%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Talents

50%
16%
13%
5%
3%
2%

Head

70%
13%
7%
5%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

88%
6%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

70%
8%
6%
6%
3%
2%

Wrist

27%
27%
7%
6%
6%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

49%
17%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

41%
10%
7%
7%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

75%
7%
5%
5%
3%

Feet

18%
15%
12%
8%
8%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
3%

Ring

34%
19%
14%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

42%
27%
13%
10%
3%

Main Hand

93%
2%

Gems

91%
4%

Races

67%
Troll
10%
Human
5%
Void Elf
3%
Undead
3%
Blood Elf
2%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

47%
26%
12%
3%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

68%
15%
6%
6%
2%

Frequently Asked Questions

🏆 Is this BiS List reliable?

Yes, it is reliable. We use a very sophisticated statistical method to constantly dig through tons of data which is received from Top 1% Raiders (using services such as Warcraft Logs).

🎯 How is this different from BiS Spreadsheets?

We think our approach is better because we utilize statistics and Big Data approach. Also, most hand-written Spreadsheets show only single BiS item for each slot and they do not cover Boss-specific BiS, while we show multiple options for each equipment slot as well as for every Raid Boss.

🤔 Why are there separate BiS Lists for each Raid Boss?

We show data for each Raid Boss separately, because quite often some items perform better than others if we look at particular PVE encounters.

🙄 Are lower-ranked items unviable?

Of course not. Every item that we mention here is decent enough to be considered, it's just that the first one is obviously the most beneficial.