Stat Priority (5.4.8)
Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Demonology Warlock. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Warlock and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.
Intellect > Spell Hit (15%) > Haste (Breakpoint) > Crit >= Mastery
Intellect Increases damage dealt by spells and slightly increases critical strike chance.
Spell Hit (15%) Any Hit Rating or Expertise will increase your chance to hit with spells and at 15% Spell Hit (5100 Rating) your spells can no longer miss on bosses. Spells missing is the easiest way to lose DPS, so always make sure you are at this cap. To check your hit percentage, open your character panel and then check under the Spell tab for “Hit Chance.” Make sure it is at or slightly above 15%.
Haste Reduces cast time, lowers GCD, and can gives extra ticks to your DoTs. In a raid or group with the +5% Haste buff, you need 4717 Haste Rating on your gear to obtain +1 tick to Shadowflame and +2 ticks to Corruption.
Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for additional damage. Crit is preferred for increased single target damage.
Mastery Master Demonologist increases the damage dealt by your demons and your damage in both caster and Metamorphosis form. Mastery is preferred for more AoE damage.