5.4 Trinket lists (Affliction, Demonology & Destruction)

5.4 Trinket lists (Affliction, Demonology & Destruction)

57 Sparkuggz
Added by October 6, 2013

The trinket lists are based off HC gear from Siege of Orgrimmar, remember the values are based on having 1 trinket equipped and thus not 100% accurate. Some trinkets work together better than others and it’s just a rough guideline to compare trinkets. You can always try to simulate your trinket combinations to see the values in your gear set.


affliction  Affliction

demo Demonology

destro Destruction


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  1. Caliban
    Caliban 6 October, 2013, 23:44

    Thank you! Helps a lot!

    • Storm
      Storm 14 April, 2014, 00:39

      I was so confused about what to buy, but this makes it unledstandabre.

  2. Consecra
    Consecra 7 October, 2013, 08:42

    Hey Sparkuggz,

    Thanks for the list! Since I will be going back to “good” ol’ Destruction for several fights now since the Demo nerf, is there any chance we will see a full Destruction Guide in the near future?

  3. maxiduDe
    maxiduDe 7 October, 2013, 12:02

    awesome list, thanks a lot!

    tiny question: the yulon’s bite is the 496 version or 535 version?

  4. Muezick
    Muezick 7 October, 2013, 15:02

    It’s surprising to see Yu’Lon’s bite so high in the demo list.

  5. Felscream
    Felscream 7 October, 2013, 22:41

    Hey Spark, what’s the best thing to do when you get a yorsaj proc as destro btw? refreshing imo at full stacks or cast as many chaos bolts as possible?

    • Sparkuggz
      Sparkuggz 7 October, 2013, 23:01

      I would say you want to time as many chaosbolt on the last stacks as possible, in case you dont have renew immolate at the stacks before you start doing the CB availible!

  6. Vladislove
    Vladislove 8 October, 2013, 14:25

    Hi Spark, I just got my 4 set piece and noticed that i dont get the ember master buff when filling the ember up with conflagrate, but works fine with incinerate.
    Is it a bug that i have or meant to be so?

    • Sparkuggz
      Sparkuggz 8 October, 2013, 17:50

      I’ve seen some weird things too with Ember filling up, not really sure i understand the set bonus completly. Maybe should look into it, if there is indeed a bug!

      • Vladislove
        Vladislove 8 October, 2013, 21:28

        Found in TMW a buff/debuff called ember master hiddencooldown, maybe blizzard are sneaky and not giving us the right tooltip.

        • fleks
          fleks 11 October, 2013, 12:07

          yeah, 4p bonus is on a 10sec icd so you get the crit buff on every 2nd ember filling up in most situations. it’s weird but it also seems to proc in some random situations like eating bufffood…even when in affli or demo spec :D

  7. Alerie
    Alerie 8 October, 2013, 17:44

    Sparkuggz, could you say what you think is the best spec for every boss? Thanks :)

    • Sparkuggz
      Sparkuggz 8 October, 2013, 17:51

      Too early to say really, play what you prefer for now, need more data and testing before we figure out best spec for each encounter. It’s closer than you think, so no need to crazy about it yet.

  8. BaleFire
    BaleFire 8 October, 2013, 21:19

    Ember is buggy. I have played with all spells for filling up, and if you finish filling with conflag it wont trigger the bonus. I reported the bug.

  9. Mopralus
    Mopralus 9 October, 2013, 11:23

    Juste a question about trinket combination as Destruction.
    I have Heroic Breath, Heroic TF Wush and got Yorsag Normal last night. Can I use Wush and Yorsag together ?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Sparkuggz
      Sparkuggz 9 October, 2013, 14:00

      You can use them together, and i possibly would if you have Breath as the last option. Not a big fan of Breath these days

      • Mopralus
        Mopralus 10 October, 2013, 09:59

        Thx :)
        Tried this combination last night, loved 2m6 Chaos Bolt on pull :D

  10. Kilx
    Kilx 9 October, 2013, 22:23

    Hey, would you say Purified + Totem work together as Destro? Both “without stats” on them… Got really lucky and coined both on heroic tonite… Thinking of not using Totem hc but rather Purified hc + Black Blood nHC…

    • Sparkuggz
      Sparkuggz 9 October, 2013, 22:59

      Yes they work very well, might be equal or better than Blackblood anyway. It’s very close to use Totem + Purified vs BB + Purified

    • Ken
      Ken 17 October, 2013, 09:51

      Purified and Totem are both “without stats”,but I think they will work better and better when your gear iLvl up. Damage done from Totem is about 5%.In Wow.CN,Purified(iLvl588) is increase 10% haste and mastery.

  11. AndryBerial
    AndryBerial 10 October, 2013, 07:05

    Hi Spark thanks for the guide :)
    i have the trinket “Purified bindings of Immerseus nm wf”. I can match that trinket?
    sorry my english is bad XD

  12. Piroen
    Piroen 10 October, 2013, 14:58

    Hey Sparkuggz, liking the guides and the vids.
    one question. If i were to think that Kadris’ toxic totem were to pull ahead on AoE ( I’m not saying BiS but higher on the list), would that be a correct thought?

    • Sparkuggz
      Sparkuggz 10 October, 2013, 17:11

      What do you mean pull ahead on AoE and vs what? Blackblood on AoE is sick if it procs at the right time, yadda yadda!

  13. Zephonix
    Zephonix 11 October, 2013, 13:32

    Hello friend! Thanks for this site and for ur guides, pls help me to respond this big question:
    I’ve got the Black blood trinket (awesome) and the totem one, currently we are killing immerseus heroic, if i got the purified bindings on H… would trinket would you use as a destru??? what if i get it on flex?? should i stay with BB and totem? or change it? Thanks!!!

    • Sparkuggz
      Sparkuggz 11 October, 2013, 20:22

      Check the list out, but yes Purified is like mandatory for Destruction because of the crit increase for CB. I would probably go with the highest ilvl of the totem vs BB you have. BiS conditions its a lot of arguments wether to go BB or Totem, both work well for destro and you won’t see a major impact which one you choose. BB relays heavily on you using it properly, where totem is more passive and you can’t really fuck it up.

  14. trublood
    trublood 24 October, 2013, 09:08

    Hey Spark,

    Is it true that KTT is not as good as BBoY due to the fact that it can proc multistrike from pet attacks, thus loosing procs to minor pet attacks?

    • Sparkuggz
      Sparkuggz 24 October, 2013, 18:54

      Well, BBoy is the trinket that is always better if you use it correctly, because simulations don’t always use it optimal. Multistrike does fall behind with pet’s, but BBoY is still a hard trinket to not go for with any spec, because of the things you can do with it.

  15. Medz
    Medz 24 October, 2013, 14:41

    Hey Spark, ty for your efforts man i really appreciate it, but i have offtopic question what addon do u use to track your cds and procs?


  16. Heather
    Heather 26 October, 2013, 05:32

    You actually created a number of terrific tips within your article, “| Sparkuggz”.

    I may you should be heading back to ur blog shortly. Thx -Leah

  17. Kark
    Kark 28 October, 2013, 16:09


    Why is Yu’Lon Bite soooo good für Demonology?
    Even better than Toxic Totem Warforged and BBL (garrosh) nhc??

    How is the playstyle with this trinket? Like with uvls?
    Crit-Proc –> Refresh Doom for crits (imps)?

    Thanks very much!

    • Sparkuggz
      Sparkuggz 28 October, 2013, 16:47

      It’s the higher ilvl one, not the low version

      • Kark
        Kark 29 October, 2013, 00:30

        Yeah I know that Sparkuggz^^

        But that is my question, why ist the 535 yulon bite > toxic totem/garrosh trinket (553) ?
        How is the playstyle? Like with UVLS?


        • Kark
          Kark 3 November, 2013, 17:08

          You read that Spark? Would be nice to define the playstyle :)
          Thanks a lot!

  18. Benafflock
    Benafflock 3 November, 2013, 19:19

    I got access to the Kadris Totem HC Wf, and i got the Garrosh Trinket NHC as Affliction. What would you prefer ?

    • Sparkuggz
      Sparkuggz 6 November, 2013, 00:26

      Having the same dilemma at the moment and i havn’t come to a conclusion :D

  19. Dotty
    Dotty 17 November, 2013, 16:39

    Hey spark, I got flex bindings, normal black blood, and normal totem. I’m 568 and trying demo out. Are flex bindings and normal black blood my best bet?

    • Dotty
      Dotty 17 November, 2013, 17:32

      Also forgot to ask, this trinket list was updated after the nerf to Demo right? haha. Pretty sure it was but just gotta double check! Thanks for the site and great info everywhere!

  20. Nimak
    Nimak 31 January, 2014, 04:01

    Having a pure destru spec mastery/crit 579 ilvl . Like 20K+ mastery 11K crit .
    I wanted to respec to affli cause some ppl asking for . Don’t have any hast gear, no BB hc. I can reach the 13737 hast cap with some tricks .
    Here’s my question, i have the wuushoolay hc ( non tf ) 16220 int at ten stack 1.21 ppm and the hc wf totem 15124 int 0.92 ppm .
    Considering the fact i’m good enough to use trinkets well, which one is better ?

    • Sparkuggz
      Sparkuggz 31 January, 2014, 11:43

      Hc wf trinket is better, but dont sac mastery for useless 13k cap. Just play destro m>h its better in most situations anyway and works with both specs.

      • Nimak
        Nimak 31 January, 2014, 14:20

        I know it’s useless till i get a proper opti. But ppl can’t understand Warlock TC in some country .

        Anyway thanks at least if they don’t listen to me maybe they will to you . Have a nice day,cya .

  21. Ruffhead
    Ruffhead 5 March, 2014, 15:46

    Kadris Totem HC or BboY nhc as second trinket? (Immerseus HC is equipped)
    Gearlevel 575

  22. Andrew
    Andrew 22 May, 2014, 09:57


    Did I miss the 496 Time-Lost Artifact (7500 coins from timeless isle?) on the above ratings?

    Just wandering how it compares as I gear up.



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