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The Complete Warlock Hellbringer DPS Build – Neverwinter Mod 22 Dragonbone Vale

Welcome to our Warlock Hellbringer Guide, updated for Mod 22: Dragonbone Vale

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Are you looking for Neverwinter Warlock Hellbringer DPS guide? You’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will teach you everything you need to know about dealing damage as a Warlock in Neverwinter.

We’ll go over important skills, stats, and rotations that will help you crush your enemies. So what are you waiting for? Start reading now and become a master of damage dealing!

Hellbringer is the Warlock DPS build, but they can also heal as a Soulweaver. See our Warlock Soulweaver build here.

The purpose of our class guides is not just to show you a build that you can copy and use on your character, but to show you a base build and teach you the mechanics and stats of the game, so you can understand and play your class to its fullest capabilities.

Try different gear, feats, and powers, and learn to tailor your own build for your playstyle. See our guide to making your own build for more info.

  1. Basic Hellbringer Info
    1. Best Hellbringer Races
    2. Ability Score Priority
    3. Stat / Rating Priority
  2. Paragon Path Feats, Powers & Rotation
    1. Combat Powers
    2. Feats
    3. Rotation
  3. Boons
  4. Weapons & Gear
  5. Artifacts
  6. Enchantments
  7. Consumables & Buffs
  8. Companions
  9. Mounts

Basic Warlock Hellbringer Info

Below is all the basic information for the Hellbringer, from race choices to stats.

Other Warlock Builds

Best Hellbringer Races

What race you play doesn’t play a huge role, but will give you a small boost. Generally, I would advise you to play a race that you enjoy.

Neverwinter Race
  1. Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn Recieve 5% more healing – +2 to Any two Ability Score – 3% Critical Strike – 3% Power
  2. Dragonborn Recieve 5% more healing – +2 to Any Ability Score – 3% Critical Strike – 3% Power
  3. Human1% Bonus to all stats – +3 To any Ability Score
  4. Tiefling5% + Damage to targets below 50% health – +2 Cha and +2 Con or Int – 10% to reduce damage of target for 5 sec by 2.5%
  5. Gith5% Combat Advantage – +2 Dex and +2 Str or Int – 5% Stamina Regen
  6. Wood Elf – 5% Critical Strike – +2 Dex and +2 Int or Wis – 20% Resistance to Slow
  7. Half-Orc5% Crit Severity – +2 Dex and +2 Con or Str – 10% Movement Speed for 3 sec when entering combat

Hellbringer Ability Score Priority

Put all your available Ability Scores into Intelligence and Charisma.

Hellbringer Stat / Rating Priority

The Combat Rework introduced major changes to how stats and item level work, for more info see the official post.

Your cap for each stat is based on your item level. To cap a stat, the numbers of the stat need to be equal to or higher than your item level.

If your stat number is higher than your item level, you are wasting stats and should try to allocate stats differently.

For every 1000 points, a stat is lower than your item level you lose 1% in that stat.

You won’t be able to easily cap all stats, but capping your power is quite easy.

Offensive Stats

  1. Power (90%)
  2. Combat Advantage (90%)
  3. Critical Strike (90%)
  4. Critical Severity (90%)
  5. Accuracy (90%)

Defensive Stats

  1. Defense (90%)
  2. Deflection (90%)
  3. Critical Avoidance (90%)
  4. Awareness (90%)
  5. Health (90%)

Warlock Hellbringer Paragon Path Feats, Powers & Rotation

This part is all about optimizing the Hellbringer with the best feats, powers, and boons.

Warlock hellbringer build

Warlock Hellbringer Combat Powers

At-Will Powers:

  • Hellish Rebuke (ST) – Eldritch Blast (AoE)
  • Hand of Blight – Dark Helix (AoE)

Encounter Powers:

  • Killing Flames
  • Blades of Vanquished Armies – Hellfire Ring (AoE)
  • Hadar’s Grasp (ST) – Fiery Bolt (AoE)

Daily Powers:

  • Tyrannical Curse (ST)
  • Soul Siphon (AoE)

Class Features:

  • All Consuming Curse (ST) – No Pity No Mercy (AoE)
  • Deadly Curse

Warlock Hellbringer Feats

  • Double Scorch
  • Warlock’s Curse
  • Risky Investment
  • Creeping Death
  • Soul Spark Recovery

Warlock Hellbringer Rotation

Single Target Rotation:

Killing Flames > Blades of Vanquished Armies > Hadar’s Grasp > Hellish Rebuke To Build Soul Sparks > Use daily when available

AoE Rotation:

Hellfire Ring > Blades of Vanquished Armies > Fiery Bolt > Use daily when available

Warlock Hellbringer Boons

You should always choose boons based on what stats you currently need. Therefore a selection of several viable boons is available to you for each tier.

Tier 1 Boons

  • Recruit’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Critical Strike – 0.2% Critical Strike Per Rank
  • Critical Avoidance – 0.2% Critical Avoidance Per Rank
  • Cultist Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank
  • Cultist Power – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. Cultists.

Tier 2 Boons

  • Squire’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Armor Penetration – 0.2% Critical Severity Per Rank
  • Defense – 0.2% Defense Per Rank
  • Demonic Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank
  • Demonic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. demons.

Tier 3 Boons

  • Knight’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Combat Advantage – 0.2% Combat Advantage Per Rank
  • Awareness – 0.2% Awareness Per Rank
  • Dino Bulwark – 0.2 HP Per Rank
  • Dino Power – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. dinos.

Tier 4 Boons

  • Captain’s Training – 0.2% Power Per Rank
  • Accuracy – 0.2% Accuracy Per Rank
  • Deflect – 0.2% Deflect Per Rank
  • Necrotic Bulwark – 0.2% HP Per Rank
  • Necrotic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. undead.

Tier 5 Boons (Choose 2)

  • Masterclass – 1% Forte per rank
  • Quick Turnaround – 1% Recharge Speed

Master Boons

  • Blood Lust 3/3

Guild Boons

  • Offense – Power or Critical Strike Bonus
  • Defense – Defence or Hit Point Bonus

Warlock Hellbringer Weapons & Gear

If you are new to Neverwinter and need to know how to get better gear and increase your item level, check out our Gearing Up Guide.

Note that the best in slot for your build might vary depending on what stats you have.

The best way to gear up in Neverwinter is by making a lot of Astral Diamonds, check out our Astral Diamond Guide to learn all the secrets of AD farming.

  • Goristro’s Horns (Avernus Hunts)
  • Enclave Medic’s Coif
  • Blessed Whisper’s Hood of Quiet (Avernus Hunts)
  • Blessed Helm of The Skyblazer (Avernus Hunts)

Armor

  • Blessed Bone Devil’s Ribcage (Avernus Hunts)
  • Forest Guardian’s Ward/Raid Coat (Vault of Stars)
  • Lion Guard’s Ward/Raid Coat

Arms

  • Wristguards of Precipitation
  • Crag Scaler Gauntlets
  • Spiked Defenders Vambrace
  • Forest Guardian’s Ward/Raid(Vault of Stars)
  • Lion Guard’s Ward/Raid

Feet

  • Wasteland Wanderers
  • Rusted Iron Leggings (Avernus Rare Monsters)
  • Greaves of the Lightguard
  • Forest Guardian’s Ward/Raid (Vault of Stars)

Weapons

  • Masterwork Set
  • Scalebreaker’s Wrath
  • Mirage Set
  • Lionheart Set
  • Grand Alliance Set

Main Hand Modification:

  • Hellish Rebuke

Offhand Modifications:

  • Critical Severity & Enhanced Critical Strike

Rings

  • Band of Air
  • The Red Eye’s Glare
  • The Fallen Lord’s Authority
  • Diamond Ring of Sight +3
  • Guiding Ring of the Sharp-shooter

Neck & Waist

  • Demogorgon’s Wrath Set: Heart’s Twine& Sinous Chord
  • Star Set: Starshard Choker & Twinkle of the Stars (Trickster’s Gift)

Shirt

  • Shirt of the Dragon Cult
  • Vale Tunic
  • Upper Pact Brands (Avernus Hunts)

Pants

  • Velvet Pants +1
  • War-Worn Pants
  • Lower Pact Brands (Avernus Hunts)

Warlock Hellbringer Artifacts

Primary Artifact

  • Envenomed Storyteller’s Journal
  • Halaster’s Blast Scepter
  • Demogorgon’s Reach

Secondary Artifacts

Choose secondary artifacts based on the stats you are lacking.

  • Mythallar Fragment
  • Neverwinter’s Standard
  • Jewel of the North
  • Demogorgon’s Reach

Or choose 2 Storyteller’s Journals for the bonus

  • Frozen Storyteller’s Journal
  • Flayed Storyteller’s Journal
  • Darkened Storyteller’s Journal
  • Envenomed Storyteller’s Journal

Other Artifact Choices

  • Arcturia’s Music Box
  • Trobriands Ring
  • Staff of Flowers
  • Halaster’s Blast Scepter
  • Shard of Orcus’ Wand

Warlock Hellbringer Enchantments

When getting enchantments, always get the ones with the stats you are lacking in with your gear, boons, etc in mind.

For example, if you’ve capped Crit with your gear and boons, don’t get azure enchantments for your offense slots.

If you still need to refine your enchantments, see our Refinement Guide for tips on how to farm refinement.

Offense Enchantments

  • Cobalt Enchantment
  • Garnet Enchantment
  • Citrine Enchantment
  • Amethyst Enchantment
  • Jade Enchantment

Defense Enchantments

  • Garnet Enchantment

Utility Enchantments

  • Garnet Enchantment

Bonus Enchantments

  • Recharge Bonus

Combat Enchantments

  • Poisoned Thorn
  • Cursed Burn

Overload Enchantments

  • Rage of Flames or Devil’s Precision
  • Various Marks from Stronghold Vendor
  • Corrupt Black Ice / Lethal / Piercing
  • Black / Red Dragon Glyph

Armor Reinforcement Kits

  • Critical Strike or Severity / Accuracy Kit

Jewelry Reinforcement Kits

  • Combat Advantage Jewel

Warlock Hellbringer Consumables & Buffs

Consider getting VIP for the Power of VIP HP buff if you aren’t already. Also always stand in campfires to get the +1 ability campfire buff.

Pick one from each of the categories below depending on the stats you are lacking.

Invocation Blessing: Grace of Battle / Gift of Awareness / Righteous Boon / Gamber’s Fortune

Stronghold Food: Seared Tuna / Prime Rib / Ratatouille

Event Food: Watermelon Sorbet / Hotwings / Squash Soup / Mochi

Elixir: Wild Storm Elixir

Potion: Superior Flask of Potency +1

Reusable Item: Awakened Forger’s Box > Empowered Chain of Scales > Adorable Pocket Pet > Tymora’s Lucky Coin

Warlock Hellbringer Companions

Summoned Companion

For your summoned companion you have the choice between using Augmented companions which will make it easier to cap stats or an active combat companion which will do damage.

Augment Companion Choices

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This is just a selection of augment companions. Use one that has the stats you need.

  • Owlbear Cub
  • Bulette Pup
  • Deepcrow Hatchling
  • Ioun Stones
  • Quasit

Active Companion Choices

  • Pseudodragon
  • Honey Badger
  • Tomb Spider
  • Spined Devil
  • Kuo-Toa
  • Wayward Wizard (AoE)
  • Regis (AoE)

Enchantment Power

  • Potency
  • Acute Senses
  • Potent Precision
  • Precision

Companion Powers

Below is a selection of viable companion powers.

Offense Powers

  • Wulfgar (Wulfgar’s Wrecking) – 4.7% Combat Advantage & Accuracy
  • Drizzt (Drizzt’s Devestation) – 4.7% Critical Change & Severity
  • Neverwinter Knight (Neverwinter Knight’s Discipline) – 7.5% Outgoing Damage
  • Wild Hunt Rider (Wild Hunt Discipline) – 2/3/5% chance to increase damage by 10% for 5 seconds.
  • Siege Master (Siege Master’s Discipline) – Combined Rating – Increases the power of your At-Will powers by 11% (Doubled on Stronghold Map)
  • Black Dragon Ioun Stone (Black Dragon’s Insight) – 7.5% Critical Chance
  • Staldorf (Staldorf’s Presence) – 7.5% Combat Advantage
  • Razorwood (Twigblight’s Insight) – 3.8% Critical Severity & Accuracy
  • Hawk (Hawk’s Insight’s) – 3.8% Critical Severity & Critical Chance
  • Armored Orc Wolf (Orc Wolf’s Instincts) – 3.8% Critical Chance & Accuracy
  • Batiri (Batiri’s Wisdom) – 11% Damage Versus Bosses
  • Misc (The Bigger They Are) – More damage against big mobs (bosses)
  • Dancing Blade (Dancing Blade’s Insight) – 3.8% Critical Severity & Combat Advantage
  • Flame Sprite (Flamesprite’s Insight) – 3.8% Critical Chance & Accuracy
  • Golden Cat (Golden Cat’s Insight’s) – 7,5% Combat Advantage

Defense Powers

  • Phasespider (Phasespider’s Presence) – 3.8% Critical Chance & Combat Advantage
  • Fire Archon (Fire Archon’s Insight) – 10% on At-Will use to increase Combat Advantage for 10 seconds

Utility Powers

  • Alchemist Experimenter (Alchemist’s Discipline) – 3.8% Critical Chance & Combat Advantage
  • Book Imp (Bookimp’s Presence) – 3.8% Accuracy & 3.8% Combat Advantage
  • Golden Cat (Golden Cat’s Insight) – 7.5% Combat Advantage

Companion Equipment

Double offense slotted “Of the Companion” gear

Companion Enchantment

  • Companion Enchancement

Warlock Hellbringer Mounts

Bolster

When it comes to mounts, you should focus on getting them all to Mythic quality to increase Bolster.

Bolster Contribution depends on the quality of the mount, with Mythic mounts contributing 10% Bolster, this again increases the values of your Equip Power and Combat Power.

Mount Insignia Bonuses

All classes and specs should consider using Wanderer’s Fortune and or Traveler’s Treasures before you have refined all your gear and enchantments, for extra refinement every day.

Insignia bonuses are mostly down to preference. Some boost damage a bit, and some boost survivability, while others add utility.

DPS

  • Artificers Persuasion
  • Assassin’s Covenant
  • Warlord’s Inspiration
  • Calvary’s Warning
  • Gladiator’s Guile

Self Healing

  • Barbarian’s Revelry
  • Survivor’s Blessing
  • Survivor’s Gift
  • Knight’s Rebuke
  • Oppressor’s Reprieve

Utility

  • Wanderer’s Fortune
  • Traveler’s Treasures

Insignia Type

  • Insignia of Dominance
  • Insignia of Brutality
  • Insignia of Aggression
  • Insignia of Skill

Mount Collars

  • Sturdy Crescent Collar
  • Wayfaring Barbed Collar
  • Unified Crescent Collar
  • Supportive Crescent Collar

Warlock Hellbringer Mount Powers

Mount Equip Power:

  • Ferocious Predator (Power & Critical Severity)
  • Armor Breaker (Critical Severity)
  • Rapid Accuracy (Accuracy)
  • Precision (Critical Strike & Severity)
  • Ruthless Efficiency (Critical Strike
  • Dominant Force (Power)

Mount Combat Power:

  • Golden Touch (Golden Warhorse)
  • Divine Intervention (Celestial Wings)
  • Tunnel Vision (Several)
  • Cauldron Fumes (Hag’s Hexing Cauldron)
  • Giant Toad Tongue Lash (Giant Toad)

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Neverwinter Warlock Hellbringer guide, please leave a comment below!

More info about the Warlock class can be found in the Neverwinter Warlock Facebook group.

Rob

Wednesday 13th of April 2022

You keep mixing up wild hunt rider and fire archons abilities This has been happening in all mods that have been posted

Carla

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

Awesome Help!! But where can I find all this Gear?? I need everything! For example if I want the 1st recommendation for head? Armor? Feet? Where can I find them?? Plus the arms??? Thank you so much!!

Rael Vega

Friday 25th of February 2022

Hi, in your mod 22 build you put, as bis artifact, envenomed storyteller's journal and as second bis Halaster's blast scepter. But, isn't Mythallar fragment (that you put in secondary artifacts) best than Halaster's? Reading the stats, Mythallar is the same of Halaster's but deals more damage. Can you explain that? Thank you and keep up the great work.

Mike

Monday 15th of November 2021

I have a lot of mounts and I can only use a very small percentage of the mount powers why? Are there specific mounts that only work with specific races or ckasses?

Elsbeth

Sunday 7th of November 2021

Are you going to update this build with the new companions and the ones like xuna & CIW that have been nerfed so badly?