Neverwinter Class Guides 11

The Complete Warlock Hellbringer DPS Build – Neverwinter Mod 16 Undermountain

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Welcome to our Warlock Hellbringer Guide, updated for mod 16: Undermountain and Level 80. In this guide, we will give you tips and info on how to play the Warlock class, previously called the Scourge Warlock.

The Warlock class was introduced in Tyranny of Dragons. They are a spellcasting class that uses their dark powers to damage their foes and can also heal themselves and their allies. 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.

Warlock Hellbringer Guide Index

Basic Warlock Hellbringer Info

Best Warlock Hellbringer Races

  1. Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn – 3% + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
  2. Dragonborn – 3% HP + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
  3. Tiefling – 5% + 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%
  4. Sun Elf – 2% Action Point Gain – +2 Int and Dex or Cha – 10% Control Resistance

Warlock Hellbringer Ability Score Priority

Put all your available Ability Scores into Intelligence and Dexterity.

Warlock Hellbringer Stat / Rating Priority

Offensive Stats:

Armor Penetration (Caps at 68k) > Critical Strike (Caps at 68k) > Accuracy (Caps at 68k) Combat Advantage (Caps at 118k) > Power (No Cap)

Defensive Stats:

Defense (Caps at 68k) > Deflection (Caps at 68k) > Critical Avoidance (Caps at 73k) > Awareness (Caps at 78k) > HP (No Cap)

Warlock Hellbringer Paragon Path Feats & Powers

Warlock hellbringer build

Warlock Hellbringer Combat Powers

At-Will Powers: Hellish Rebuke – Dark Spiral Aura

Encounter Powers: Hadar’s Grasp (ST) / Fiery Bolt (AoE) – Killing Flames (St) / Curse Bite (AoE) – Hellfire Ring

Daily Powers: Gates of Hell or Brood of Hadar (AoE) – Tyrannical Curse

Class Features: Dust to Dust – No Pity, No Mercy

Warlock Hellbringer Feats

  • Double Scorch
  • Parting Blasphemy
  • Risky Investment
  • Executioner’s Gift
  • Soul Spark Recovery

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 – 250 Power
  • Critical Strike – 250 Crit
  • Cultist Bulwark – 1000 HP

Tier 2 Boons

  • Squire’s Training – 250 Power
  • Armor Penetration – 250 Armor Penetration
  • Demonic Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Demonic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. demons.

Tier 3 Boons

  • Knight’s Training – 250 Power
  • Combat Advantage – 250 Combat Advantage
  • Dino Bulwark – 1000 HP

Tier 4 Boons

  • Captain’s Training – 250 Power
  • Accuracy – 250 Accuracy
  • Necrotic Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Necrotic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. undead.

Tier 5 Boons (Choose 2)

  • Focused Precision – 1% Crit Severity per rank
  • Call of Power – 1% Action Point gain per rank
  • Quick Turnaround – 1% Recovery Speed per rank.

Master Boons

  • Blood Lust 3/3

Guild Boons

  • Offense – Power
  • Defense – Hit Points

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.

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.

Head

Broken Cap of the Omnipotent (Best in Slot)

Armor

Robes of the Last Profit (Best in Slot)

Arms

Terrored Grips (Best in Slot)

Feet

Root Stompers – Hard Rock Kickers

Weapons

Burnished Set (Best in Slot) > Alabaster Set

Main Hand Modification:

Offhand Modifications:

Rings

Ebonized Rings (Best in Slot) – Silver-Gilt Rings

Neck & Waist

Orcus Set (Demogorgon’s Girdle of Might, Baphomet’s Infernal Talisman)

Shirt

Ebony Stained Shirt (Best in Slot)

Pants

Ebony Stained Pants (Best in Slot)

Warlock Hellbringer Artifacts

Primary Artifact

Wyvern-Venom Coated Knives (Best in Slot)

Secondary Artifacts

Choose secondary artifacts based on the stats you are lacking.

Arcturia’s Music Box – Staff of Flowers – Shard of Orcus’ Ward (For set)

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.

Offence Enchantments

Radiant Enchantment – Draconic Enchantment – Brutal Enchantment – Black Ice Enchantment – Cruel Enchantment – Viscious Enchantment – Savage Enchantment

Defence Enchantments

Dark Enchantment – Radiant Enchantment – Wicked Enchantment

Armor Enchantments

Barkshield Enchantment

Weapon Enchantments

Vorpal Enchantment

Overload Enchantments

Various Marks from Stronghold Vendor > Corrupt Black Ice / Lethal / Piercing > Black / Red Dragon Glyph

Armor Reinforcement Kits

Accuracy Kit – Armor Penetration Kit – Critical Strike Kit – Power Kit

Jewelry Reinforcement Kits

Combat Advantage Jewel

Warlock Hellbringer Consumables & Buffs

Consider to get 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.

Get one from each of the rows below:

  • Empowered Chain of Scales (Best in Slot) > Adorable Pocket Pet > Tymora’s Lucky Coin
  • Wild Storm Elixir > Elixir of Fate
  • Squash Soup > Watermelot Sorbet

Warlock Hellbringer Companions

Summoned Companion

Deepcrow Hatchling or Bulette Pup

Bolster

You will want to maximise your Bolster by having more of the same type of companion as your summoned companion, up to 15% Bolster.

Companion Powers

There is a lot of viable Companion powers to choose from. Generally choose powers for the stats you are neeeding. This section will be updated further.

Companion Equipment

Gear from Undermountain

Bold / Fierce / Heroic of the Companion

of Adorable Licks / Bites

Companion Runestones

Empowered – Recondite

Warlock Hellbringer Mounts

When choosing a Legendary Mount for the Mount Powers, look for a mount that has both a useful equip and combat power. The best choices for a first legendary mount as a Warlock Hellbringer is a Swarm or a Tenser’s Floating Disk.

What other mounts you use is not that important. What is important is to get the right insignia bonuses, and many different mounts can offer the various bonuses. To find out what mount has the bonus you want, check out our Insignia Bonus Guide.

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

Warlock Hellbringer Mount Insignia Bonuses

Assassin’s Covenant –Barbarian’s Revelry –  Artificer’s Persuasion – Gladiator’s Guile – Cavalry’s Warning

Insignia Type

Aggression – Brutality – Mastery – Dominance – Skill

Warlock Hellbringer Mount Powers

Mount Equip Power:

2000 or 4000 Power

Mount Combat Power:

Bat Swarm (Swarm) (Best in Slot) > Tenser’s Transformation

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 at The Neverwinter Reddit. More builds and further info can also be found at MMOMinds.

11 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather Nelson
    May 15, 2019

    Just curious on the Bis weapons and off hand for Hellbringer?

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    Heather Nelson
    Jun 16, 2019

    Saw that you updated this, thank you!

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    Neraju
    Jun 18, 2019

    nice build ty <3

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    Mabiki
    Jun 21, 2019

    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

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    Clayton Burns
    Jun 23, 2019

    If you have it the Fierce Predator equip power gives 5k power and arm pen 🙂

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    Michael19855685
    Jun 24, 2019

    Why would you want dex and not cha or something like that just wondering

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    WheresWaldo
    Jun 27, 2019

    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.

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    huntedjohan
    Jun 27, 2019

    why is the orcus set still so good? is it still better then new set’s?

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    huntedjohan
    Jun 30, 2019

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

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    Lor3nzini
    Jul 04, 2019

    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.

  • The 3% damage budd only stacks twice. So you could run two Ebonized Rings and be able to move on from Hags Rags.

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