Destruction Warlock 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: October 28, 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 PvE Guide and Destruction Warlock PvP 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

Stats

68%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
17%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
5%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

63%
14%
9%
2%

Head

71%
19%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

96%

Back

100%

Chest

71%
10%
4%
2%
2%

Wrist

38%
25%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

51%
25%
4%
3%
2%

Waist

46%
11%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Legs

69%
6%
5%
4%
2%

Feet

12%
12%
11%
11%
7%
5%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%

Ring

25%
23%
19%
8%
2%

Trinket

43%
23%
15%
8%
3%

Main Hand

93%

Gems

93%
2%

Races

59%
Troll
13%
Human
9%
Orc
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
13%
13%
13%
4%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
23%
22%
21%
4%

Stats

72%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
17%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
3%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Haste > Mastery > Versatility > Critical Strike

Talents

58%
17%
12%
2%
2%

Head

77%
15%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

96%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

67%
12%
8%
3%
2%

Wrist

34%
24%
7%
7%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

52%
25%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Waist

48%
12%
8%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

61%
11%
8%
6%
4%
2%

Feet

17%
11%
11%
8%
8%
8%
8%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Ring

36%
20%
19%
5%
4%

Trinket

47%
20%
14%
12%

Main Hand

87%
8%

Gems

93%
2%
2%

Races

72%
Troll
9%
Human
7%
Orc
3%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
15%
15%
15%
4%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
22%
21%
4%

Stats

72%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
12%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
7%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

66%
16%
7%

Head

74%
20%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

97%

Back

100%

Chest

66%
13%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Wrist

44%
25%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

60%
19%
4%
4%
3%

Waist

49%
9%
8%
6%
5%
3%
2%

Legs

75%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

23%
16%
9%
9%
8%
6%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

32%
22%
13%
10%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

37%
25%
15%
8%
7%

Main Hand

92%
2%

Gems

95%
2%

Races

70%
Troll
11%
Orc
8%
Human

Azerite Powers

20%
16%
14%
14%
12%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
23%
22%
3%

Stats

73%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
12%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
7%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

69%
13%
8%
2%

Head

65%
28%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

97%

Back

100%

Chest

76%
12%
4%
3%

Wrist

45%
19%
7%
6%
4%
4%
2%

Hands

50%
32%
5%
2%

Waist

40%
14%
11%
8%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

62%
16%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

24%
9%
7%
7%
7%
7%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

32%
19%
19%
6%
5%
2%
2%

Trinket

39%
26%
20%
6%
3%

Main Hand

93%
3%

Gems

94%
3%

Races

63%
Troll
21%
Human
4%
Orc

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
13%
12%
12%
6%
6%
5%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
22%
20%
7%

Stats

64%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
20%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
6%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

54%
17%
10%
4%
2%

Head

74%
16%
5%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

95%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

77%
12%
2%

Wrist

41%
21%
10%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

47%
29%
7%
3%
3%
2%

Waist

46%
9%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

69%
8%
4%
4%
3%

Feet

12%
11%
11%
11%
9%
7%
6%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Ring

30%
20%
18%
11%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

38%
22%
18%
14%
2%

Main Hand

97%

Gems

92%
3%
3%

Races

53%
Troll
18%
Human
9%
Orc
2%
Goblin
2%
Nightborne
2%
Undead
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
14%
14%
14%
4%
4%
3%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
22%
4%

Stats

62%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
26%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
5%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

72%
12%
7%
2%

Head

56%
34%
6%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

98%

Back

100%

Chest

76%
7%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Wrist

44%
22%
7%
6%
4%
3%

Hands

46%
20%
19%
2%
2%

Waist

58%
7%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

76%
6%
5%
2%
2%

Feet

19%
13%
10%
10%
8%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

33%
19%
15%
9%
4%
2%

Trinket

34%
30%
25%
4%
2%

Main Hand

95%
2%

Gems

94%
2%

Races

64%
Troll
15%
Human
4%
Orc
2%
Blood Elf
2%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
11%
11%
10%
8%
8%
8%

Azerite Essence

24%
23%
23%
22%
3%

Stats

74%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
16%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
3%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Haste > Mastery > Versatility > Critical Strike

Talents

71%
11%
10%

Head

69%
23%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

95%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

76%
11%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Wrist

41%
27%
7%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

55%
17%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

47%
18%
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

74%
7%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

23%
16%
13%
10%
7%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

36%
21%
15%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

50%
24%
10%
9%
3%
2%

Main Hand

94%
2%

Gems

93%
2%
2%

Races

71%
Troll
12%
Human
8%
Orc
3%
Blood Elf
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
13%
13%
13%
6%
5%
5%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
22%
21%
4%

Stats

71%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
16%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
5%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

68%
15%
7%

Head

74%
16%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

97%

Back

100%

Chest

69%
14%
6%
3%
2%

Wrist

46%
24%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

53%
22%
6%
5%
2%

Waist

50%
8%
8%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

64%
9%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

14%
9%
9%
8%
8%
7%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

24%
19%
15%
13%
11%
3%

Trinket

41%
29%
14%
6%
3%
2%

Main Hand

95%

Gems

94%

Races

50%
Troll
12%
Human
11%
Nightborne
7%
Undead
6%
Orc
2%
Blood Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
15%
14%
14%
4%
4%
3%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
19%
4%
2%

Stats

62%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
28%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

66%
18%
2%
2%

Head

77%
11%
3%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

96%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

82%
5%
4%
2%

Wrist

36%
30%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%

Hands

46%
33%
6%
2%
2%

Waist

38%
18%
11%
6%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

58%
16%
5%
4%
2%

Feet

21%
11%
10%
9%
8%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

36%
20%
16%
7%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

47%
22%
13%
8%

Main Hand

95%

Gems

96%

Races

44%
Troll
21%
Orc
15%
Human
7%
Void Elf
4%
Undead
2%
Blood Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
15%
15%
14%
4%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
24%
22%
3%

Stats

72%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
18%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
4%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

66%
13%
8%
4%

Head

76%
15%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

98%

Back

100%

Chest

77%
13%
2%

Wrist

50%
19%
7%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

63%
19%
4%
2%

Waist

57%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
3%

Legs

78%
6%
5%
3%

Feet

30%
10%
9%
9%
7%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

32%
23%
21%
7%
2%

Trinket

33%
30%
19%
7%
3%
2%

Main Hand

95%

Gems

94%
3%

Races

49%
Troll
16%
Worgen
11%
Human
6%
Orc
5%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
15%
15%
14%
4%
4%
3%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
18%
7%

Stats

72%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
17%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
3%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

62%
18%
6%
2%
2%
2%

Head

72%
19%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

97%

Back

100%

Chest

72%
10%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Wrist

34%
24%
11%
6%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

54%
26%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Waist

50%
8%
8%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%

Legs

67%
9%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

13%
11%
10%
10%
9%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

24%
23%
22%
8%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

47%
23%
15%
9%
2%

Main Hand

91%
2%
2%

Gems

92%
4%
3%

Races

56%
Troll
20%
Human
9%
Orc
2%
Blood Elf
2%
Gnome
2%
Vulpera

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
14%
13%
13%
5%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
22%
21%
5%

Stats

62%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
15%
Haste > Mastery > Versatility > Critical Strike
12%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
3%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

56%
23%
9%
3%

Head

76%
14%
5%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

98%

Back

100%

Chest

65%
24%
2%
2%

Wrist

36%
22%
18%
8%
2%

Hands

43%
31%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Waist

36%
20%
9%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

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

Feet

17%
13%
12%
10%
7%
7%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Ring

24%
19%
18%
17%
2%
2%

Trinket

49%
20%
12%
9%
4%

Main Hand

95%

Gems

94%
3%

Races

49%
Troll
21%
Orc
13%
Human
2%
Blood Elf
2%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
15%
15%
14%
4%
4%
3%

Azerite Essence

24%
23%
23%
22%
3%

Stats

62%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
19%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
14%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

48%
18%
13%
8%
2%
2%

Head

71%
19%
3%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

97%

Back

100%

Chest

59%
18%
8%
7%
2%

Wrist

26%
25%
22%
7%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

48%
32%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

37%
28%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

76%
6%
5%
3%

Feet

20%
11%
10%
10%
10%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

38%
24%
14%
3%
3%

Trinket

60%
18%
13%
3%
2%

Main Hand

93%

Gems

93%
6%

Races

71%
Troll
11%
Human
4%
Orc
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
15%
14%
13%
5%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
23%
22%
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.