Warlock Hellbringer Build

The Complete Warlock Hellbringer DPS Build – Neverwinter Mod 27 Spelljammer

Welcome to our Warlock Hellbringer Guide, updated for Mod 27: Spelljammer

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.

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. Human1% Bonus to all stats – +3 To any Ability Score
  2. Wood Elf – 5% Critical Strike – +2 Dex and +2 Int or Wis – 20% Resistance to Slow
  3. Gith5% Combat Advantage – +2 Dex and +2 Str or Int – 5% Stamina Regen
  4. Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn Recieve 5% more healing – +2 to Any two Ability Score – 3% Critical Strike – 3% Power
  5. Dragonborn Recieve 5% more healing – +2 to Any Ability Score – 3% Critical Strike – 3% Power
  6. 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%
  7. Wood Elf – 5% Critical Strike – +2 Dex and +2 Int or Wis – 20% Resistance to Slow
  8. 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 (ST) – Fiery Bolt (AoE)
  • Blades of Vanquished Armies
  • Hellfire Ring

Daily Powers:

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

Class Features:

  • No Pity No Mercy
  • Dust to Dust

Warlock Hellbringer Feats

  • Power of the Nine Hells
  • Warlock’s Curse
  • Risky Investment
  • Creeping Death
  • Soul Spark Recovery

Warlock Hellbringer Rotation

Single Target Rotation:

Fiery Bolt > Blades of Vanquished Armies > Hellfire Ring > Soul Scorch > Fiery Bolt > Blades of Vanquished Armies > Hellfire Ring > Soul Scorch

AoE Rotation:

Killing Flames > Blades of Vanquished Armies > Hellfire Ring > Soul Scorch > Killing Flames > Blades of Vanquished Armies > Hellfire Ring > Soul Scorch

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.

Advanced Boons

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

Master Boons

  • Blood Lust 3/3
  • Life Lessons 3/3
  • Blesses Advantage 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.

  • Abyss Conqueror’s Healing Guard / Spellweaver’s Hood
  • The Dark Maiden Assault Hood
  • Serene Hood of the Dragon Hunter
  • Goristro’s Horns (Avernus Hunts)
  • Blessed Whisper’s Hood of Quiet (Avernus Hunts)


  • Abyss Conqueror’s Spellweaver Robe
  • Tactful Leathers of the Dragon Hunter
  • Mighty Cuirass of the Dragon Hunter
  • Blessed Bone Devil’s Ribcage (Avernus Hunts)


  • Abyss Conqueror’s Healing Mitts
  • Mighty Vambraces of the Dragon Hunter
  • Tactful Gloves of the Dragon Hunter
  • Wristguards of Precipitation
  • Spiked Defenders Vambrace


  • Starweave Slippers
  • Abyss Conqueror’s Mauler Greaves
  • The Dark Maiden Resolution Greaves (Temple of the Spider)
  • Wasteland Wanderers
  • Rusted Iron Leggings (Avernus Rare Monsters)


  • Demonweb Empowerment / Perfect Set
  • Dark Matter Set – Solarium Orb & Starcore Talisman
  • Stormforged Set (AOE)
  • Masterwork Set

Main Hand Modification:

  • Hellish Rebuke

Offhand Modifications:

  • Whatever stat you need.


  • Sapphire Abyssal Loop
  • Emerald Abyssal Loop
  • Platinum Abyssal Loop
  • Eilistraee’s Elegance + Elistraee’s Beauty (AOE)
  • Soothsayer’s Ring of Absolution
  • Waywatchers Ring of Precision
  • Waywatchers Ring of Punishment
  • Mightbreaker’s Ring of Elegance

Neck & Waist

  • Masterwork of Menzoberranzan Set (Scintillant Sash & Amulet)
  • Unstable Drive Set (Detector’s Pendant & Detector’s Sash)


  • Shimmering Flarefiber Shirt
  • Lolth’s Embrace
  • Mighty Dwarven Body Pattern
  • Shirt of the Dragon Cult


  • Luminous Flarefiber Pants
  • Lolth’s Embrace
  • Mighty Dwarven Limb Pattern
  • War-Worn Pants

Warlock Hellbringer Artifacts

Primary Artifact

  • Demogorgon’s Reach
  • Crystal of Soul’s Flight
  • Portable Spelljammer Device

Secondary Artifacts

Choose secondary artifacts based on the stats you are lacking.

  • Rod of Pain
  • Wand of Domination
  • Astral Seed Tendril
  • Portable Spelljammer Detector

Other Artifact Choices

  • Marilith Mask
  • Mystic Bolt
  • Eye of Odran
  • Assassin’s Dice

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

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

Defense Enchantments

  • Garnet Enchantment

Utility Enchantments

  • Garnet Enchantment

Bonus Enchantments

  • Recharge Bonus

Combat Enchantments

  • Lightning Flash

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 / Ratatouille / Squash Soup
  • Elixir: Wild Storm Elixir / Sunlord’s Gift Elixir
  • Potion: Superior Flask of Potency +1
  • Belt: Stone of Health / Dragonfire / Perfect Spider Totem

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. At the moment Active/Striker companions are usually better than augment companions.

Augment Companion Choices

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

  • Greenscale Bowman
  • Blaspheme Assassin
  • Pseudodragon
  • Honey Badger
  • Tomb Spider
  • Regis (AoE)
  • Elminster Simulacrum (AoE)
  • Shadar-kai Witch (AoE)
  • Xaryxian Defector (AoE)
  • Bobby the Barbarian (AoE)

Enchantment Power

  • Potency
  • Perfect Vision
  • 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

  • Dark Dealer (Dark Dealings) – 3.8% Accuracy & 3.8% Combat Advantage
  • 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

Warlock Hellbringer Mounts


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.


  • Tactician’s Precision
  • Warlord’s Inspiration
  • Warlord’s Motivation
  • Mender’s Covenant
  • Executioner’s Covenant
  • Artificers Persuasion
  • Assassin’s Covenant
  • Calvary’s Warning
  • Gladiator’s Guile

Self Healing

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


  • 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)
  • Opportunistic ( Combat Advantage)
  • Ferocity (Extra Damage)
  • Armor Breaker (Critical Severity)
  • Rapid Accuracy (Accuracy)
  • Precision (Critical Strike & Severity)
  • Ruthless Efficiency (Critical Strike
  • Dominant Force (Power)

Mount Combat Power:

  • Wicked Lich
  • Golden Touch (Golden Warhorse)
  • Bigby’s Crushing Hand
  • 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!

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  1. Any way you can rank your recommendations in a cost/benefit way for those who do not have unlimited AD and don’t spend cash on the game? And please also elaborate on “bolster,” as this seems to be something that is not so clear in game

  2. Robes of the Last Profit (Best in Slot)
    Not sure how this hears Hags rags… you gain 125power up to 2mins.. vs an flat 3% damg gain… Lomm bosses take longer than 2mins so youd lose this buff. Which in turn makes this armor pc useless.

  3. why is the orcus set still best? it seems not better then newer sets imo. can anyone explain it to me?

  4. From my understanding robes would better than rags because you can only use 2x gear perk. So ideally youd have 2 ebonized raid rings for snipers perk and in turn rendering the snipers perk from rags useless. The bis gear perk after that and once all other stats are capped would be power which I think is what the robes give you with gladiators might. The extra power for 2 minutes would be better than having a useless 3rd snipers perk equipped.

  5. I don’t understand having “Risky Investment” without having a skill that summons “Soul Puppet”…

    1. The At-Will info appears incorrect. It suggests Dark Spiral Aura but that was removed with M16. Can you update this guide please? What else is out of date?

      I just started to update my character and found it to be inaccurate. Now I’m in between updating the points and don’t know what to do next.

  6. This may sound stupid, but I am a nub to this game. I have a warlock, and what to to know which path is the best, and how the hell to switch to a differant path. Yeah, yeah, nub.


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

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!

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

  12. Any Fresh 20 type Guides? I had to start over with enchantments and now its a mood killing grind to get enough just for one thing.

    No body is killing “Rares” in Avernus were I go or not an organized group etc. Its like no one is anything less than current mod with your guides on what I should have etc. I have been trying with the Mirage set for the longest.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

  13. Hey. Maybe I didn’t see it, however: how should I do my points in states, example, str, con, dex, int, wis, & cha. I need to reset these and I’m not exactly sure how to put the points. Please help.

  14. For AoE I use the same rotation that you suggest, but on ST I do: Hellfire Ring>Hadar’s Grasp>Killing Flame>Hellish Rebuke to gain soul sparks>Soul Scorch to recharge faster.
    The second encounter is situational, on ancient dragons I use Vampiric Embrace and if there are a lot of ads I use BoVA.
    For the artifacts I use the three journals, Envenomed as primary in AoE. I use the Mythallar set and the Mythallar fragment as primary on ST.
    AS weapons, the Masterwork set if all the party use that, or Lionheart in AoE and Mirage on ST.
    My companions are: Paranoid Delusion on ST, Succubus in AoE, Festive Tiger on Ancient Dragons.
    As mounts, the Pegasus for AoE and the Toad for ST.
    My gear is almost everything from Dragon hunts, but the boots are from the dragon seals, with the +10k Crit Sev when in party.

  15. Heres what makes me laugh, through this guide the sentence “Use one that has the stats you need” makes me laugh because if you built this using the bis gear you claim is best then you would know which stats are needed. And yes not everyone will have the so called BiS gear but then if that’s the case they don’t need to be worried about min maxing. Just saying it would be much easier to see a screen shot of the stat page with the suggested bis gear you have listed and focus on 1 build because the stats are a delicate thing and mixing best in slot for 2nd or 3rd best I slot can turn a good toon to trash.

  16. Recent testing shows that Creeping Death STILL does not proc on weapons that are NOT artifact weapons (eg, Stormforged, Scalebreakers).

    If you feat into Creeping Death, and you’re using the newer weapons, you’re better off either switching to artifact weapons (Masterwork Weapons, Lionheart, Mirage), or changing your feat to Executioner’s Gift.

    This bug has been reported to Cryptic multiple times, however we are yet to see a fix.

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