Warlock Stat Weights & Gear Selection for Warlocks BWL

ZED

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Hi Guys,

I have been looking into the real stat weights for warlocks and which gear to choose for the BWL Progression and this is what I have collected to help decide which items to select for the best possible DPS:

Early Gear Levels, Molten Core - Blackwing Lair
  1. Spell power
  2. Crit
  3. Hit
  4. Spell Pen
  5. Int
  6. Stamina
Attributes (level 60)

Stamina
1 Stamina = 10 health

Intellect
1 Intellect = 15 Mana
60 Intellect = 1% Spell Crit

Spirit
8 + (Spirit / 4) = Mana per tick

Hit% & vs. Crit%
1%Hit is slightly > 1%Crit

Spell Power vs. Hit% & Crit%

10-13 Spell power =1%Hit
10-13 Spell power =1%Crit
(Sweetspot here is 12 Spell power as a reference when Comparing)

Examples:

1)
If we have the Talisman of Ephemeral Power https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18820/talisman-of-ephemeral-power -, and have to choose which trinket is the best for the 14th Slot.
we compare:
Choice nr.1: https://classic.wowhead.com/item=12930/briarwood-reed (+29 Spell Power)
Choice nr.2: https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13968/eye-of-the-beast (+2%Crit)

10-13 Spell power =1%Crit (12 is our reference number)
2*12= 24 Spell power equivalent.
+29 Spellpower from the https://classic.wowhead.com/item=12930/briarwood-reed, is worth more than +2%Crit from the https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13968/eye-of-the-beast.

2) Comparing wands, let us say the +4 int & +11 Spell Power https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13938/bonecreeper-stylus and the +13 Shadow Power Lunar wand of shadow wrath https://classic.wowhead.com/item=15283/lunar-wand.

https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13938/bonecreeper-stylus : +4 Int ( 4/60 = 0,6666* % Spell Crit *12= 0,7999 Spell Power)
so for the https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13938/bonecreeper-stylus 0,7999 Spell power + the 11 Spellpower= 11,8 Spellpower in total.
Compared to the +13 Spell Power of the https://classic.wowhead.com/item=15283/lunar-wand, we see that the +Spell power wand is better overall for our DPS.

In Conclusion:

  1. Hit is worth more than the equivalent sum in Crit. (if you don't hit you don't crit^^)
  2. Use the conversion of 12 Spell power per 1% hit or 1% Crit to see if it is worth more DPS.
  3. If two item are very close and one of the options offer better DPS, take it! But if you struggle to survive in a Raid look at the options with Stamina on it-if you are dead you do 0 DPS^^.
  4. Warlock DISCORD LINK: https://discord.gg/8mrt6DE (plenty of spreadsheets and all-round good info)
  5. Simm yourself on the Warlock Simulation
    :sim:
    (helps when checking multiple items per slot)
Hope this helps someone-i know it helped me out!
@Zandramas, @Lilithoaken, @Vikingstad, @Shimyy, @Mfgeo.
 
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ZED

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Still to add:
When we get geared eventually from BWL, we will have around 6 % hit without loosing Spell power (relative to our current spell power numbers +- 450/500Sp). At that point we should focus on getting 16% hit together for future content in phase 4 and beyond.
 

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I don't see the 16% happening before Bloodvine sadly
 

ZED

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I don't see the 16% happening before Bloodvine sadly
thats my point we have o hit as pre bis going into bwl, coming out with 6% if we get perfect gear drops and only after p4 well be in the ballpark of 16 % heading into Aq40 and so on...
 

ZED

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Here a Phase by phase Sp conversion, lots of moving parts to consider^^.
 

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