I saw that some people had found this blog while looking for reforging information for Warlocks. This is something I only just touched on in my Warlock Guide, so I figured I might do a brief post on reforging. Note though that this is mainly aimed towards Destruction Warlocks since that is the spec I personally play the most.
I think that first of all we need to realise that reforging is very different from person to person depending on your gear and gems, but there are some basic rules that you can apply.
The basics of reforging
To reforge your gear you have to visit an Arcane Reforger in a capital city. You can’t reforge anything you want though, there are a few things to keep in mind. For this guide I’m ignoring stats like Strength, Agility and other things not found on caster gear.
- You can only reforge items with an ilevel higher than 200.
- You can only reforge Secondary Stats.
- You can not add a stat that’s already on the gear.
Stats that you can not reforge are: Intellect, Stamina, Resilience.
Stats that you can reforge: Hit, Haste, Spirit, Crit, Mastery.
Get your priorities straight
Remember the stats that are worth more to you. First of all, try to get Hit capped by reforging what you can to Hit.
Once Hit capped, these are your stat priorities. For more information on them, check the Warlock Destruction Guide.
Intellect > Crit ~ = Haste > Mastery
The first stat to always reforge into anything else is Spirit. It’s completely useless to us and needs to go. Preferably you’ll have no gear with Spirit on it, but if you’re hated by Lady RNG like yours truly there may be a piece of two that you can’t seem to get rid of. Reforge it, now!
The second most useless stat for a Destruction Warlock is Mastery.
In simple terms
If you’re not hit capped; reforge other stats into Hit until you reach 1742 Hit rating (choose the worthless stats to reforge first)
If you’re hit capped: reforge into Haste and/or Crit depending on your gear.
Always reforge Mastery and Spirit into something more useful. Always.
So in general, depending on if you’re Hit capped or not:
Gear with Spirit should be reforged to Hit>Haste>Crit.
Gear with Mastery and Crit should have Mastery reforged to Hit or Haste.
Gear with Mastery and Haste should have Mastery reforged to Hit or Crit.
Gear with Mastery and Hit should have Mastery reforged to Haste.
Gear with Crit and Hit should have Crit reforged to Haste.
Gear with Haste and Hit is fine as it is.