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WoW Classic SoD Pre-Raid and BiS Phase One Warlock Gear Guides

The one-stop shop for gearing up for the first phase of Season of Mastery in WoW Classic. Our guide is geared toward both Horde and Alliance players, so you're well equipped regardless of your WOW Classic SoD gold stash. Today we'll cover pre-raid gearing outside of Blackfathom Deeps.

 


WoW Classic SoD Pre-Raid and BiS Phase One Warlock Gear Guides

 

Pre-Raid Gear for Horde and Alliance Warlocks

 

Head:

  • Horde: Resilient Cloth Headband (Warsong Gulch Equip) - Great for PvE with 50 armor.
  • Alliance: Dread Mage Hat (Quest: "You Have Served Us Well" in Stormwind) - Offers 7 intellect and spirit.

 

Neck:

Both Factions: Scout's Medallion (Horde) / Sentinel's Medallion (Alliance) - PvP vendor item.

 

Shoulder:

Feline Mantle from Shadowfang Keep (SFK) - Dropped by Nandos.

 

Back:

Sergeant's Cloak (PvP vendor in Orgrimmar/Stormwind) - Adds 4 to every stat.

 

Chest:

Robes of Arugal from SFK - Dropped by Arugal.

 

Wrist:

  • Horde: Fiery Bracers (Ragefire Chasm).
  • Alliance: Timberland Armguards (Quest: "WANTED: Murkdeep!" in Darkshore).

 

Weapon:

Staff of Sandrock (Quest: "The Orb of Soran'ruk" in the Barrens) - Increases damage done by Shadow and Fire spells.

 

Hands:

  • Horde: Jutebraid Gloves (Quest: "Horde Presence" in the Barrens).
  • Alliance: Zodiac Gloves (Quest: "Look To The Stars" in Duskwood).

 

Waist:

Belt of Arugal (SFK).

 

Legs:

  • Horde: Sacred Burial Trousers (Quest: "The Battle of Hillsbrad" in Hillsbrad Foothills).
  • Alliance: Night Watch Pantaloons (Quest: "Mor'bent Fel" in Duskwood).

 

Feet:

Artisan's Spider Silk Boots (Tailoring Quest) - Essential for cloth wearers.

 

Ring:

Advisor's Ring (Horde) / Lorekeeper's Ring (Alliance) - PvP rings with Mana regeneration and increased damage/healing.

 

Trinkets:

Insignia of the Horde/Alliance and Rune of Perfection - PvP trinkets.

 

Wand:

  • Horde: Charred Wand (Quest: "Dangerous!" in Hillsbrad Foothills).
  • Alliance: Excavation Rod (Quest: "Orm's Revenge" in the Wetlands).

 

BiS Gear for Post-Raid

For Warlocks who have braved the depths of raids, your gear choices expand significantly. These items are faction-neutral, ensuring equal access for Horde and Alliance.

 

Head:

Shrouded Hood (Dropped by specific raid bosses).

 

Neck:

Black Shroud Choker (Raid drop) - Ideal for Shadow spell users.

 

Shoulder:

Magician's Mantle (BoE, Auction House) - Expensive but powerful.

 

Back:

Sergeant's Cloak (mentioned above).

 

Chest:

Twilight Invoker's Robes (Raid drop) - Enhances spell power.

 

Wrist:

Frost Bracers (BoE) - Can be enchanted for extra intellect.

 

Weapon:

Rod of the Ancient Sleepwalker (Raid drop) - Boosts damage/healing spells significantly.

 

Hands:

Handwraps of the Veiled Waters (Raid drop) - Increases Shadow spells and effects.

 

Waist:

Belt of Arugal (SFK, as mentioned above).

 

Legs:

Leggings of the Enslaved Idol (Raid drop) - Enhances spell effects.

 

Feet:

Artisan's Spider Silk Boots (as mentioned above).

 

Ring:

Ring of Spell Power (Raid drop) - Boosts spell power dramatically.

 

Trinkets:

Eye of the Beast (Raid drop) - Increases spell power.

 

Wand:

Phoenix Ignition (Raid drop) - Top choice for ranged DPS.

 

Warlock Tank Gearing

With the right gear, Warlock tanking is viable. You want to focus on items with high stamina and armor, such as Twilight Invoker Shawl and Stitches' Femur. Warlock tanks need to balance defensive stats with threat generation.

 

Final Notes

Gearing your Warlock in WoW Classic SoD starts here. Keep an eye on the auction house for BoE items and engage in PvP for specific gear pieces. Each item's availability may vary based on your server's economy.

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