Stat Priority (5.4.2)
Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Destruction 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.
Spell Hit (6%) > Intellect > Mastery > Crit > Haste
PvP Resilience and PvP PowerPatch 5.3 introduced major changes to PvP Resilience and PvP Power to reduce their effectiveness. In general, traditional secondary stats like Crit, Haste, and Mastery are now much more effective in PvP. Our stat priorities are based on the best available information, but we expect our recommendations to change as the PvP season progresses.
Spell Hit (6%) The Hit cap of 6% (2040 Rating) will eliminate the chance for any special ability to miss against other players. To check your Hit, open your character panel and then look under the Spell tab for “Hit Chance” and make sure it is at or just above 6%.
Intellect Increases damage and healing dealt by all spells and slightly improves critical strike chance.
Mastery Emberstorm increases the damage of your Immolate, Incinerate, Fel Flame, Conflagrate, and any spell that consumes Burning Embers.
Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for additional damage.
Haste Reduces cast time, lowers the GCD, and can give extra ticks on DoTs. Also, thanks to Chaotic Energy, Haste increases Mana regeneration for Destruction Warlocks.